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Fumbling Thru The Pieces New Episode, "They Killed Our Soap" Pays Homage to OLTL & AMC!

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In a hilarious and spoofy new episode of the hit web series, Fumbling Thru The Pieces starring Hillary B. Smith (Ex-Nora, OLTL), several of the key characters are heartbroken when Shara (Diane Delano) receives a disturbing text that One Life to Live has been canceled!

Next, Barb (Tara Chocol Joyce) and Jesse (Kelsey Robinson) commiserate with Shara over losing their beloved characters in particular, Bo and Nora (with Hillary B. Smith standing right there in the form of Ellie from “Fumbling”), Clint and Viki, and Dorian!  Even Ellie’s husband Vince (Robert Maffia) we learn has a deeply rooted connection and affection for One Life to Live.

As the gals feel the loss of One Life to Live they also reveal All My Children has been axed too! One of the funnier moments happens when Jesse says, “Just a tad”  and Shara says, “Tad! No more Tad Martin!”  All the while, Hillary as Ellie is the one character who could care less about the soaps!

Watch the new episode of Fumbling Thru The Pieces entitled, “They Killed Our Soap”  after the jump, and let us know what you think!

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janice
janice

what I notice most? to be real honest? Is that Hillary is so much more the professional actor than anyone else in the cast. She’s just natural. She makes it easy and believable. Good Lord I miss OLTL.

susan M.
susan M.

I miss OLTL also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lyn
lyn

i miss it every day! only gh replaces some of my sorry at the loss of oltl! i cannot watch anything on abc except GH !!!!!!!!!!

Jacinda R.
Jacinda R.

Must be a pretty talented cast since they came in 1ST and 2ND place this month for FAVORITE Web SERIES in the polls! Hillary came in 1st place for FAVORITE actress and Robert Maffia came in 2nd place for FAVORITE actor! Sounds pretty talented to me 😉 Kudos to the Fumbling CAST & CREW!!!

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

It would have been very, very funny anyway, but with Hillary B. Smith right there it’s just . . . hilarious.

“You know he does call me ‘Nora’ in bed sometimes.” Too much.

Nicole G.
Nicole G.

I think it was a GREAT tribute to OLTL, AMC & Knots Landing!

Kristen
Kristen

Hilarious! Some talents I would like to see more of.

Rodd
Rodd

Cute.

susan M.
susan M.

Makes me miss Nora & Bo & my favorite soap OLTL!!!

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I’ve watched a couple of these episodes and am really having trouble becoming interested in it. I see the humor the writers clearly were going for in this one. However, the dialogue and the acting aren’t very good.

If this is the type of quality that OLTL and AMC would have become if they had survived as internet soaps, their demise may have been a blessing in disguise.

I watched Guiding Light for years. The last 12 months of that show with the shakey, hand-camera filming and scenes like Reva sitting on a sofa in paneled room folding clothes were enough for me. At the time, I was sorry to see GL cancelled. Looking back on it, it would have been far kinder to have axed Reva and fans before resorting to that cheap filming.

Watching these episodes makes me wonder if OLTL and AMC were spared from being a show of this quality.

Nicole G.
Nicole G.

I think “Fumbling” has one of the most talented casts on the Web and the writing is brilliant! Fumbling is a show that NEEDS to be on TV. Can’t wait to see the next episode!

Robert
Robert

This was funny but I was distracted by the god awful hair extention they put on Hilary’s head. It looked like a squirrel crawled up and latched itself to her head!

Jacinda R.
Jacinda R.

Kudos to the Cast and Crew of “Fumbling Thru The Pieces! GREAAAT Show!!! LOVE SHARA!!!

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Cady McClain Remembers ‘All My Children’ On Its 50th Anniversary Sharing: “I Will Always Be Grateful For the Experience, and For The Lifelong Relationship With All The Fans”

The beloved All My Children first aired on January 5th, 1970 on ABC and ran on the network until it was canceled back in September of 2013.  The next year, the show received a short-lived reboot online via Prospect Park.

One of the actresses to appear in both the network and online version was Daytime Emmy winning actress Cady McClain, who became soap-famous for her role as Dixie Cooney Martin and together with Michael E. Knight, became one of soaps all-time popular duos as Tad and Dixie.

While so many miss All My Children every single day and the indelible characters created by the late, great Agnes Nixon, McClain took to her Instagram on Sunday to relate what the soap opera meant to her in her life.

Here is what Cady shared along with a cover of Soap Opera Digest featuring Michael Knight and herself as Tad and Dixie: “Today I am celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “All My Children”! I started on the show when I had just turned 19 in the fall of 1988. I worked as a contract player thru 1996. I was back in the fall of 1997 again under contract and worked through 2001. That’s roughly 13 years. Then I came back for a year in 2006, then for a couple months in 2012. Then I did the internet version for six weeks and then… the show was done.

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For many years this show and the people on it were like family to me. The makeup artists as much mom’s as my own mom to me at times. And thanks to the work I was able to afford some art school and college as well. I saw many great shows (both American and International) that came to NYC, which opened my eyes to what performance could be. It allowed me to do a lot of Off-Broadway theater and roles in five Indie films while working my day job.

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I was nominated three times and won my first Emmy. I made some lifelong friends like Michael E. Knight, James Patrick Stewart, Jill Larson, Penny Bergman, Julia Barr, Lonnie Quinn and many others both in front of and behind the scenes. And most importantly, I was able to take care of my wild but wonderful mother. ‘She who drove me nuts’ but impressed on me the importance of having art in ones life. Who read me poems and took me to museums. My child who died but who I so grateful to have known. Thank you ABC and all the producers and writers who supported me and my work. Because of your support my life was richer, broader, more interesting. I will always be grateful for the experience …. and for the lifelong relationship with all the fans! Massive shout out to the daytime fans who continue to support me in my projects. When I meet one of you on the street I am truly grateful for your time and that we got to share some really special moments together. . .”

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Cady McClain Remembers 'All My Children' On Its 50th Anniversary Sharing: "I Will Always Be Grateful For the Experience, and For The Lifelong Relationship With All The Fans"

So, share your remembrances of All My Children and your thoughts on Cady’s sentiments via the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Reveals How Her Son Chose NYU Due To The Consuelos Connection To Former Soap EP/ Director, Chris Goutman

Last week on an episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, the former star of All My Children, Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) told Ryan Seacrest how a chance meeting when her son, Michael was deciding where to go to college; between her, Michael, and Chris Goutman (Ex-Executive Producer As the World Turns and former director, All My Children) changed the course of Michael’s creative and academic path.

Turns out that Goutman is now working over at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts as an assistant professor and academic director.

During their banter on the talk show, Kelly revealed that Goutman directed the screen-test that landed Mark Consuelos the role of Mateo on All My Children, and thus how Ripa met her real-live enduring lovematch.

Ripa explained that Michael was waiting for a sign as to which college to go to as he liked most of the places he saw.  Then came the sign as Ripa explained to Seacrest: “We’re walking down the hallway and I hear a voice I know say, ‘Consuelos!’ “He turns around and I see Chris Goutman, who was our director at All My Children … I worked with him for 11 years.”

Ripa says Chris then expressed to Michael: “You have to come here, because I am the reason you literally exist.”

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Ripa is reportedly also working on a film for the class, as well.  Watch what Kelly shared below.

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Then let us know your thoughts on the story Kelly told via the comment section below.

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Y&R, AMC and GL Alum, Jeff Branson Featured In New AppleTV+ Drama, ‘For All Mankind’

Daytime Emmy winner, Jeff Branson is featured in a new drama coming your way on the new AppleTV+ platform.  Branson takes on the role of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong in For All Mankind.

At the epicenter of the story is NASA and the Soviet space program as they square off in the space race of the 1970s.  But this has a twist, America has lost the race and tensions boil over between the two nations.

The main focus in the series is the lives of the astronauts and the personal and professional relationships they encounter. For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams.

Branson is fondly remembered in soapland for his performances as Ronan Malloy on The Young and the Restless, Jonathan Randall on All My Children, and Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light.

For All Mankind is created by Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.

In addition to Branson the cast includes: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones and Jodi Balfour. General Hospital’s Jason David (Aiden Spencer) also appears in the series.

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The first season streams on on AppleTV+ beginning on November 1st, with the second season of the series “all systems go”.

Watch the teaser for the series and interviews with some of the cast including: what Branson had to share about playing Neil Armstrong below.

Then let us know, would you love to see Jeff back on the soaps? Will you be checking out the new streaming service featuring For All Mankind and check out Jeff’s performances? Comment below.

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