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HOLY S@!#! TOLN Eliminates All Swear Words In Upcoming Episodes of One Life to Live and All My Children!

Photo Credit: Chapman Baehler

Photo Credit: Chapman Baehler

Fans of the relaunch of One Life to Live have been vocal about their displeasure of the amount of swear words used in episodes of One Life to Live and All My Children, and today TOLN has announced that moving forward in upcoming episodes starting June 24th no swear words will be used throughout the shows!

To usher in the change, TOLN has released this very special sizzle reel in true One Life to Live style featuring all of your foul-mouth favorites in action!

Tonight, The Online Network’s CEO Jeff Kwatinetz will discuss the decision on the change on the launch of TOLN’s first live interactive audio broadcast, TOLN SOAPS Live with Michael Fairman, which will debut tonightvia BlogTalkRadio, the world’s largest social broadcasting platform.

Watch the Swear-word-a-pooloza video featuring the cast members of One Life to Live after the jump! Then let us know, what do you think about the news on the swear words being taken out of One Life to Live and All My Children?  Happy about it? Let us know and make sure to call-in tonight to talk to Jeff Kwatinetz on TOLN Soaps Live with Michael Fairman!

 

 

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Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

If it keeps people clicking in, do it. It was fun to hear Todd call Tea a “shitty mom”…but that could be in an outakes reel just the same.

Mike
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Mike

WOW… there needs to some it online… LOL

Bridgette
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Bridgette

Your comment makes no sense when reading it

Mike
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Mike

WOW… there needs to some! It’s online… LOL

jimh
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jimh

Why…is that a rule for online shows? lol

Dianne
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Dianne

That is dumbest thing I ever ever heard. People get their shows back now they complain about swearing in them. Should be thankful they have them back at all.

Bridgette
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Bridgette

FU Dianne – you must be a potty mouth too – I am one of those complainers. AMC and OLTL should be back the way it was with no swear words what so ever.

Bridgette
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Bridgette

I stopped watching because of that reason and seeing the teeny boppers all the time

Domino
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Domino

Oh the hypocrisy.

What has happened to this forum?!

Dianne
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Dianne

wow Bridgette! What are you 5?

Pam Smith
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Pam Smith

it downgrates the actors… makes people not have respect for them… and to see Jack cuss in front of Sam.. just wasnt right…

Annie
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Annie

Um Bridgette…really?

TRW
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TRW

you prudes are ruining our shows!

Kkate68
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Kkate68

It seemed gratuitous each and every time. Because we can, does nothing for the story. Certainly does not elevate the actors.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Lisa, so you are OFFENDED by a few cuss words and children can’t watch the show! HOWEVER it is OK with you that for generations kids have watched MURDER, RAPE, MOLESTATION, PROSTITUTES, ADULTERY, KIDNAPPING, but OMG they can not hear shit, Asshole or bullshit, ALL MIND LANGUAGE compared to what they see and hear in school and outside and I don’t care where you live your kids hear foul language and I’m sure use it might not in front of mom and dad but they do use them….. How many times have you seen a woman on a Soap moaning… Read more »

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Ian one of those complainers too! We do not like all of the cursing period! It does not move the story along and it’s offensive. There are still plenty of educated folks out here who do not lace their daily language with curse words.

Dianne
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Dianne

You complainers must all have a stick up your ass. wow! Can’t take a few curse words. I’m university educated & couldn’t care less if I hear them. I’m guessing you don’t like sex scenes either. Wow what an exciting life you must lead. LOL!

Pam Smith
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Pam Smith

Dianne, cuss words dont bother me that much but they do downgrate the actors and kids do stand by mommy to watch what going on… BTW check your ass because the stick isnt up mine

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Haha, I actually do have a very exciting life. Are you trying to say that curse words and sex scenes gives one an exciting life? That’s pretty shallow and very sad. I’m very accomplished and travel the world… No curse words needed. I just find it unnecessary to move the story along. Plus, here’s another point. For generations now, Mothers have let their children watch the soaps and thus, the next generation becomes a fan. It has been passed down for 3 generations. However, that legacy is in jeopardy when there are a lot of curse words and explicit sex… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

Even without the cursing, lets be happy the shows came back at all…a few didnt bother me but it was overused on these reboots…had it not happen so often both sides would be ok with it but lets be happy they are still around.

AJ
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AJ

Cursing just to curse is ridiculous, however in some instances it adds REALISM to the show.. which is the #1 reason soaps have a hard to grabbing younger viewers: lack of realism. Seems like they were down to one curse a show, which isn’t all that bad.. after a while I hardly noticed. People have a problem with cursing, but the killing, adultery, lying, cheating, kidnapping and raping is okay? If so, it’s quite an interesting commentary on what’s wrong with society. Somebody should also remind PP that the fans aren’t happy about going from 4 shows a week to… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

Lets just hope this will attract more viewers…the rapes and killings dont happen as much as the cussing…i could pass some but in some episodes it was overused and felt like more for shock value than being real. I dont know why but me who dont like cussing anymore found your last line funny…go figure me out…i cant!

Krysta
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Krysta

That’s my thoughts exactly. It’s a show for adults, some adults cuss at times. I’m educated and have a good vocabulary but can throw a good four letter word or to in when I feel the need. Who are these whiners that think everything must be white washed? It’s alright for their to be pre-marital sex, rape and drugs. Don’t you dare say a word not approved by these people. I see a lot of “We don’t like this” well what about those of us a little more evolved who do? what’s next for you to stomp your little foots… Read more »

Heath
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Heath

Here here, Krysta! Couldn’t have said it any better myself!

susan M.
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susan M.

I like when Viki & Dorian go at it! They are two really good actresses. The curse words aren’t necessary to give the stories more flavor. Yeah people curse but I really don’t want to hear them on the soaps. There are so many other words in that can be used and you don’t have to curse every other word. OLTL didn’t need cussing in the stories before,why start now!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Great post Krysta! Good not have said it better myself! Completely agree!!! 🙂

rebecca
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rebecca

S H * ! T *#*#*#* And I was just getting used to it! Actually, think it’s a great decision. It’s not about some people being “proper” and some like to curse…some being older and some being younger, who’s cool and who’s not…it was just so contrived, in your face and so obvious that it just became ridiculous. I’m sure there will be the viewers who now will sway the other way and think the shows will be less realistic. Please, we’ve had great TV for years now without everyone shi t ting all over the place. In they feel… Read more »

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Well said!

Johnny
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Johnny

You said a mouthful Rebecca – cursing just for the sake of cursing is absurd.
If a character is a low life kind of person, such as a Billy Clyde, then I wouldn’t be surprised if he said a little off color expression. But, from many of the upstanding characters, it isn’t necessary. I won’t miss it.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree .

jimh
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jimh

Nicely written…i think if they wouldnt have overused shelter(i dont mind some music on occasion) and wouldve been less with the cursing they might have been less complaints…especially from me…i just hope this brings in more viwers and we can enjoy our soaps for many more years to come…it is what we all want. P.S soaps were and always will be far from realistic the way character divorce and remarry, come back from the dead, and have forgotten they were pregnant for nine months until that long lost child shows up at the door…lol.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Well Rebecca the FANS were told by PP that AMC and OLTL would not be your Grandmothers AMC and OLTL so if they were looking for that they should have looked else where. They should not have changed anything just because some Mrs Cleaver Types don’t like the Few cuss words that were used……

John
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John

Well not all the fans were bothered by the swearing Om more worried that are shows are being censored

jimh
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jimh

I dont feel doing something in good taste is censorship…if it helps build a bigger audience im for it…maybe they should air two versions an edited version for us goody goody prudes and an unedited version for gutter fans who like tacky trashy shows, im just saying.

rebecca
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rebecca

@jimh…LOL!

emlons
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emlons

it looks like oltl has already been censoring themselves – i dont think it is bad what they have actually aired. for instance in the 2nd episode when Tea originally said I DONT WANT NO F’n WATER they edited it out, and by the looks of things they edited out quite a bit more. they should allow it if it is in the heat of the moment ie a fight

John
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John

@TOLN @prospectpk @allmychildren @onelifetolive
Well not all the fans were bothered by the swearing Om more worried that are shows are being censored.

I understand maybe toning it down but there is no need to erase it completely. It made the scenes seem more real.

Hopefully you weave it back in where its not even noticable

jimh
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jimh

Some when barely noticeable is ok…like its done on network soaps but the overuse of it online made these shows trashy and it turned a lot of people off.

susan M.
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susan M.

On the networks I have heard them say SOB or pain in the ass. They use these cuss words very far and not that often. Is cussing make a soap popular ?
I don’t think so, if you have good writers with good stories you don”t need to curse every other word. I think cursing every other word takes away from the story. I don’t mind once in a long while but not constantly .

cheryl
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cheryl

They have to be concerned about building an audience this early in the game. People won’t tune in just for the language but they will tune out because of it.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

The swear words are not necessary at all. The “b” word, that rhymes with witch, is acceptable now and then, but words similar to “manhole” and “duck” are not necessary even on online soap operas. I agree with Susan Lucci that her character “Erica Kane” has never had to resort to using curse words and it is not her character. This decision to eliminate cursing might help Lucci decide to return to All My Children, if she can work it out with her Devious Maids contract and SAG/AFTRA.

jimh
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jimh

I agree 100%…i used to swear a lot but since i rarely do anymore i feel less trashy and better about myself. Hope the same for these soaps.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Wtf. Soaps are not rated g. y r people complaining about cussing. its going to be no realism now. Whats next people going to complain about sex

rebecca
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rebecca

Soaps in and of themselves are not realistic! People coming back from the dead, aliens (long-ago GH SL), murderers adored, faces switched, babies switched…etc. My point is the reason a lot of people love soaps are because they get engrossed in the story, the fictional town, become attached to the characters…and get to escape to a town and a “family” that takes them away. Curse words don’t make a story. But the obvious throwing them in because now they can took away whatever “reality” there is… If the shows succeed and the words seem appropriate, maybe they’ll do a gradual… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Really Rebecca? Back from the Dead…..PPL that are in the Witness Protection most of them are presumed Dead……Babies switched at birth has happened in the past…. Soaps are supposed to be a fake town with residents that deal with REAL LIFE SITUATIONS…..Aids, Rape, Molestation, Murder, Kidnapping etc One of the reasons why soaps on network TV are fading out is because they are not REALISTIC enough…..When Jesse was in his car and Uri told him that he was not getting Cassandra back his reaction was real and why? Because he did not sit there and say NO YOU BUTTHEAD! That… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

Soaps where characters come back from the dead when you see them get killed and mothers who forgot they were pregnant for nine months until the now adult child shows up on their doorsteps will NEVER be real.

Dianne
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Dianne

I’m sure thats already happened Lawrence. No swearing or sex allowed in nothing on tv no more. RME. Anyone that complained about the cursing must not watch anything else on TV. More then one show on in the evenings has cursing in it.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

People don’t watch shows for the swearing, but a lot of people do skip shows because of it– so it makes business sense to remove the swear words so more people can enjoy your show. A lot of things in life are realistic but not very pleasant to be around, and swearing is one of those things— so good for them for understanding their audience and I guess time will tell which format people like more- the show with the swearing or the show without.

Domino
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Domino

You always have the most thought-out, intelligent things to say. Always the voice of reason and maturity. Thank you!

Dennis
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Dennis

I didn’t have a problem with it because its reality. That said, there was a bit too much. I swear, but not in every conversation.

su0000
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su0000

That will kill the realistic aspect that made the soaps touch reality..
Cussing is a big part of our society..
No cuss words used were actual profanity, just normal cuss and when a cuss word was used it was not often and to describe feelings..
Shame on PP for caving in to a bunch of witch hunting bloomer wearing old maids LOL ..:)

Domino
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Domino

“a bunch of witch hunting bloomer wearing old maids LOL ..:)” So that’s the demographic you believe complained? Try looking again as I am sure most of your “witch-hunting bloomer-wearing old maids” do not even get the internet. Yeah, I know that you were one of those who was in total disbelief that there are still places in the boonies that do not have high-speed internet. I know, for a fact, that there are people of all ages, sex, demographics that did not care for the cursing. I guess some people were just born with a little more class than… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

LMAO!!!

Lisa J.
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Lisa J.

Exactly Domino! I don’t wear bloomers, wasn’t on a witch hunt and I’m certainly not an old maid. Haha. I just have higher standards for myself. I don’t watch those evening soaps that have all of the cursing and sex because I choose not too. Nothing wrong with that and whomever wants to watch them may feel free to do so. But like me, many of the soap fans have enjoyed the shows for many years (32 for me) without all of that and we’d like to keep it that way. We are also entitled to our opinion. Keeping it… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

Soaps will always be far from being realistic anyway: people are shot dead in front of us and come back alive, characters divorce and marry dozens of times(which would be real if the soap was about hollywood actors…lol) women have long lost children they didnt know they gave birth to and characters like Victor pass himself off as Todd by explaining he had facial reconstruction but yet his voice, eyes and the rest of his body is completely different and yet they believe he is Todd then when the real Todd returned looking completely like himself his family didnt believe… Read more »

rebecca
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rebecca

your response was antagonistic, snotty and full of shit. there, feel better?

Dianne
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Dianne

LOL @ Su000! Couldn’t have said it better myself!

jimh
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jimh

maybe you two should hang out together…im sure you have alot ‘shit’ in common! lol

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Cussing is a big part of society– what part of society do you live in? In most of the world it is not acceptable behavior. If you swear at your children you can be charge with verbal abuse- does that sound like something that is harmless. I know popular music and media makes it appear everyone is going around cussing, but it is simply not true. Granted with every generation morals changed and what was unacceptable in one age can be fine in another, but most people find cussing unpleasant to listen to at any age. And if you had… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

Well said…

Annie
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Annie

Funniest video ever! Now they will bring OLTL back FOUR days a week if we keep asking! Then FIVE, love OLTL, but two days is not enough for me. The stories are getting so good!

su0000
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su0000

LOL the vid was great !!
Now, that is true emotional soap , the real life deal !
And Tea can deliver a true woman ”fu—k yah” wrapped in pink bow!!
I loved that!! haa!

Patricia
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Patricia

i DONT understand who PP surveyed to come to this stupid conclusion.The cursing didnt bother me AT ALL it added a bit of realism to the show. I dont understand these people these are the SAME people who dont mind watching people od’ing on drugs, open marriage, people drinking shots etc. There is no need to erase it completly whats next no kissing scenes just holding hands or maybe lets go back to sleeping in separate beds LOL

rebecca
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rebecca

if you really watched the shows…AND read a lot of viewers comments…the cursing was NOT realistic, it was NOT the way the characters that have been on the air for decades would speak…and the curses were used so much of the time they rang false.

If you need cursing for realism, I guess that knocks out 95% of the great shows…daytime and prime time…that have been on for years.

jimh
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jimh

Im with you Rebecca!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

And again Rebecca how do you know that when for years they have not been allowed to be REAL and talk like Real ppl not some 50’s TV show??? You don’t!!

jimh
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jimh

A lot of people complained about some of the other stuff…i know…i read them and was one of them. Danger of drug use has been done on soaps before and could send a positive message against drug use…if done right…to encourage people not to use drugs…i lost a cousin to drugs. But the cussing went far overboard here…a few i could ignore but it was way to much for a soaps…soaps were meant as fantasy and escapism…we dont need reality in everything…i get enough of that when i go outside.

su0000
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su0000

The words used, are common..
The 2 most commonly used swear words on the world, yes the world, are;
sheet and fu–k ..
The other words in the video-
bullshit is used on network tv
dick is used on network tv
azzhole is used on night time network tv
sonofbotch and bitch is used on network tv..
So actually the only 2 words, the most used words, world wide, are not on network tv, but on cable tv, and our soaps are now internet soaps, where no words are censored..
I truly am a hater censorship ..

jimh
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jimh

I just put a sheet on my bed, and now im learning its a cuss word…ill have to get rid of it!!! funny you hate cenorship but you kinda censored yourself in your own comments…lol…lol…lol! Thank you from the presidant of the prude brigade…lol…lol…lol!

rebecca
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rebecca

sheet Jim…that was funny!

heidi
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heidi

You said it right in your first line… they are common! They make anyone who uses them common and ignorant and lazy for not finding a classier and more intelligent way to express themselves! I happily embrace words and am educated and… enough said.

jimh
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jimh

Nice and simplely put…i liked that heidi

jimh
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jimh

I had no problem with some cussing but on these soaps it was often overused just because they could…my friend Kim will start watching again with her daughters if these shows return more to how they use to be. And so will some others…i feel its a good thing.

Christy
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Christy

boozing it up, swearing and smoking is not why I tuned into the new OLTL – .. glad they’ve knocked off at least one of these. Won’t even bother with the video, cuz there are no “foul-mouth favorites” for me.

jimh
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jimh

i feel the same…

Glen
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Glen

I haven’t watched AMC and OLTL for a few weeks, but, as someone who was not a fan of the tacky, puerile language, I’ll probably start to check out the shows again next week. Now, hopefully. the storylines will improve as well.

jimh
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jimh

same here

boes
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boes

Well Mercy Maud and My Stars and Garters!

Now they better to get to work and lower those hems and cover up them bosoms and – OH! My Aunt Fanny! – back away from those sex traffic storylines and get back to who stole the tatertots from the church social storylines.

And they better make sure that everybody keeps their legs closed, too, cuz the God-Fearin’ Soap fans have been fainting left and right, first from the naughty words and then from having the shows suggest that the characters might want , you know…..s…e…x!

WHAT a bunch of maroons.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I have never understood why when there is debate on any subject they are always a few individuals like yourself who feel the need to attack people’s character because their opinions on a topic differ from your own. Perhaps if spend your time telling PP rational, thought out and intellectual sound reasons about why a show is better with cursing in it, instead of attacking the character of those who find such language unpleasant, perhaps they would keep the foul language you want to hear so much. As for me, my opinion is people pick their noses, which is real… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

i always like your comments mary…

B.J.
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B.J.

Great response, Mary! I think this comment of yours [below] is what is missing most from these discussions with the people who think “anything goes”, anytime, anywhere:

“…. it is about manners and living in a civil society, where like it or not there are still rules of conduct for a reason.”

Thanks for expressing the views of so many soap fans here. 🙂

rebecca
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rebecca

I think the morons are the ones who enjoyed the shows as they were presented the first couple of weeks. The stories were weak, the characters were shallow, they didn’t interact with each other, they had no reaction to things most humans would like Victor coming back from the dead. They were boring, a mere shadow of what they were on the network…but, oh yeah, they said shit a lot. Wow! How kewl is that man???

Too funny. Do you wear sunglasses inside? That is just so cool!

jimh
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jimh

I like reading some of your comments as well…they are sometimes more interesting than the shows!

jimh
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jimh

No one steals tatortots from churches…they sell bakegoods at those social events! Also you spelled moron wrong…im a god fearin moron so i thought itll be ok if i told you…i love tatortots!

rebecca
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rebecca

@jimh…
thanks!

rebecca
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rebecca

oh and…hahahha…power to the tater tot!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

We have had this debate in our community theater, too. How much is too much and what is acceptable?

Yes, people today use swear words indiscriminatley and they are part of our everyday language. That behavior informs writers and contemporary literature in all guises. However, I wonder if use of proper speech is storytelling may inform our behavior and again there may be a little shame in use of colorful language all about.

Chicken and egg, folks, but to be honest… I prefer my soaps without the trashy talk. It elevates the form.

Edna Barefoot
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Edna Barefoot

I think it is great. I would not have stopped watching no matter what but I can enjoy it better. My favorite scenes were ones Viki was in cause no cursing from her & very little by others because of the respect for our great lady. I am so thankful OLTL & AMC are back. Keep up the good works all!!

Jenny
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Jenny

I loved that!! Glad that we’re not using “dirty” words anymore. Not that I let my kids watch with me – but I don’t want to make sure they can’t “hear” anything either 🙂 Thanks TOLN and OLTL!! (And, am I the only one that doesn’t remember the F bombs?)

B.J.
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B.J.

Thankfully, I missed those bombs too, Jenny, but it’s probably because I skipped lots of scenes where the foul language was used so frequently.

All I can say is, I am DELIGHTED they have decided to let the characters on these soaps remain as we “remember” them. People who could express anger or frustration without resorting to gutter language. I’ll feel free to recommend them to others now.

Thank you so much, TOLN!

su0000
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su0000

PP needs new viewers.. and the millions watching cable, internet shows, and movies, never watched daytime tv .. their grandmas watched soaps..
The generation PP needs is more than us, the old fans who are use censoring..

The soaps are very mellow with cussing and maybe twice there was the F word, no big deal..
The ones PP needs to bring in do not watch daytime censored anything..
They are use to cussing in their music, and in what they watch..
They will not be interested in what their grandmas watched, they need action and reality, no phony stuff, they need to relate..

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Bravo su0000! The Mr and Mrs Cleavers need to grow up! PP told them that AMC and OLTL were not going to be your “grandmothers AMC and OLTL” so if that is what they want then they should look elsewhere IMHO

Johnny
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Johnny

I wasn’t a fan of the swearing, didn’t feel it was necessary in a standard conversation, but could under it’s use in a hostile scene such as when Jesse Hubbard was frustrated with finding Cassandra.
But I will say that aside from the cursing, I hope the writers come up with some scripts that are more compelling than what has been aired thus far.

kathy
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kathy

to much cursing way to much I say a little is OK

su0000
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su0000

I think tje reality of ”real” people, talking like real people an especially the teens was a good move to bring the soaps into the real world.. They are internet soaps now and if people can not evolve they should maybe back out 🙂 The cussing was not overwhelming, not at all in reality there are cuss words used commenly, It was true to life.. I was very happy to see the soaps evolve into the 21st media by using some cussing and hopefully some sex that would be done tastefully. Sex is beautiful and god given to humans… sex… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

We old leave it to beaver prudes win this round…oh shoot! lol

rebecca
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rebecca

I’ve got to add one more thing. What bothered me most about the cursing was that it was out of character and used too often. I’m not one that is bothered by “words.” I could care less and use them myself. Maybe too much. But! I wanted to watch OLTL. And THOSE people never cursed. So, to throw them in at such record speed made the entire process so obvious that instead of it seeming realistic it did just the opposite. It’s not just between those who are offended and those who weren’t. For me, ti was just the plain… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

The old soap fans are use to censoring..
The new generation PP needs has never seen censored soaps, so to them, being in the internet uncensored world, a few cuss words would not even be noticed ..
PP needs to please 2 worlds and they need the new would-be users..
And for them to watch a ”phony” purity show will not interest them, they live in reality media and uncensored viewing, even in their gaming, video games, are not censored ..

Old soap fans have realize that with getting desperately needed new viewers, they are not us old-timers ..

rebecca
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rebecca

well once again it appears to me that you’re wrong. if you’ve kept up with the comments there have been people of both sexes and all ages that thought the cursing was dumb. the reason that the video above is so funny is because that’s what it was…funny. not more dramatic or more realistic. and, I wonder why you or anyone “new’ would even watch a soap if you’re so young and cool. why watch them at all? the people that campaigned to have the soaps come back…the people looking forward to their return were the die-hard fans who were… Read more »

jimh
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jimh

no one forced them to cut the cuss words out…pp did it on their own…thats not censorship!

su0000
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su0000

It is not the cuss words that would bring in the newer viewers, it is the reality, the way their world is, the real word, something they can relate to. too make an internet soap phony, not believable, and not resembling real life, they will not tune in.. soaps to them have always been grandmas show.., and PP was attempting to make the soaps realistic for the new viewers, they are not us the censored daytime viewers.. they watch cable, the internet and movies/shows on their PC’s etc more than they would ever sit in front of TV, and that… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Sorry if words are not in not order..
English is my 3rd language to read, write, speak..

heidi
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heidi

Excellent decision!!! They don’t need them!!! Does that mean they listened to us!!!

Craig
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Craig

I think they should have just cut down the swearing SOME but not completely. The only problem I had with the swearing was, it seemed like they were just doing it as much as possible just because they could. A well-placed swear word can have great dramatic effect. Being inundated with curse words just seems like overkill, and really, cutting ALL the swearing seems like taking it too far in the other direction. Have they never heard of moderation?

Rick
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Rick

I agree. I don’t mind swearing, but i don’t need swearing. I would prefer they write a really good show. If they did that, i wouldn’t notice the swearing. If they wrote a really good show, they probably wouldn’t need swearing.

ron
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ron

People expect the soap genre to stay EXACTLY the same. They need to realize in order to survive the shows have to be reinvinted. The people who work on the shows are artists and if they want to be bold and provacative they should be. I don’t think the language was gratuitous. Has anybody watched True Blood? The content on that show makes AMC and OLTL look like Seseme Street but nobody bitches about it and it’s a well recieved show. Some fans act like soaps are so kid friendly when that is SO NOT TRUE. Fans who won’t let… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Great post Ron!! I could not agree more!!!

boes
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boes

The swearing undoubtedly did bother some diehard fans – that I believe. So for them I hope this improves the show. For me and for many it was innocuous. But then there’s the “fans” who complained nonstop about the swearing and other aspects of the show, yet NEVER WATCHED. It wasn’t hard to figure out since many of them directly stated that they weren’t watching. Yet, the complained early and often about things they neither saw nor heard because they didn’t watch. This won’t change anything with them. All they’ll do is move on to some other aspect of the… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Thank you boes for realizing some true fans were having a difficult time with the excessive amount of cursing on the show that is was ruining their enjoyment of it. Yes, it is true some people like to complain for no reason except to do it, and no matter what you do, it will never be good enough or right for those folks. But most of us were objecting to the language, in the same way people object to second hand smoke. If a smoker wants to damage their bodies that is their right, but forcing me to breathe the… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Mary SF I usually agree with you but this is just way out there…..I had an Aunt that smoked her whole life and her husband didn’t and he never got Cancer, As far as the second hand smoke stuff MOST ppl complained because their clothes would smell like Cigarettes or they did not like the Smell of Cigarettes and again them PPL are saying that their rights are more important than Smokers rights! One groups rights should not supersede another groups rights……For you to think that Swear words are going to “harm you” Is just beyond me! Most of your… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Joliefan Fan– I did say some might think the idea the words we hear can affect us might sound silly– but I was going on experience. As I stated in another post, my father swore constantly, and being around that always made be feel tense, negative, and impacted me on lots of levels. I didn’t say it would harm me in physical way, I was merely suggesting I would not be surprise to find out if it did, because research in many areas have shown many things that used to be seen as harmless, aren’t so harmless. I know a… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

OK Mary so we should have to consider you and your feelings and ppl like you HOWEVER you and ppl like you don’t have to give us the same respect?? Especially when all you have to do is FF thru the language.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Joliefan– I do respect your right to make choices you want to make as to what you want to listen to or watch, and I thought I made that clear in all my posts on the topic. But as for FF it is difficult to do after the fact, because you don’t know exactly when or what word is going to be use. But as I stated life is about compromise, and I think what others have said about PP offering a G rated version and the uncut version of the shows seems reasonable– but don’t know how costly that… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Hi Mary,
I’m sure it would not be financially smart for them to do that.

dave steele
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dave steele

I liked the swearing it didn’t bother me ona side note hula released apromo for next Tuesdays episode but the scenes are all for july 2 episode the spoilers and preview scenes for next Tuesdays episode are completely diferent it seems like they dumped Tuesdays episode and replaced it with july 2 episode whats going on

Nora
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Nora

I think there can be a happy medium between words that nearly everyone says and words/phrases that are vulgar.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Nora how did you get a pic up there next to your name?

Kate
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Kate

Oh, Happy Days!!!! Thank you PP for listening.

Domino
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Domino

I said all a long that I would not watch the online shows because I do not like watching my TV on the computer and, I do not like Hulu because it messes up my Tivo every time I use. Yada, yada, yada. Anyway, I only watched the first two episodes of OLTL out of curiosity, but have read everything here and on other forums. It sounds to me like the profanity was too distracting and did not seem organic. If it were organic, then I doubt many would complain. Apparently there was enough complaining because they are doing away… Read more »

rebecca
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rebecca

@Domino…your two cents are worth a lot more. Excellent points; well written…just not sure if you got through to anyone other than the ones that already agree with you. But that’s the way it goes…

Domino
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Domino

I just noticed something that may be a problem in attracting viewers. If you do a Google search, Hulu is the THIRD response that comes up. It should be the first. You have to wade through Wikipedia and IMDb. Hulu comes in third and looks like one of those sketchy ads. For Bing and Yahoo, it is even further down.

Someone at Prospect Park should do whatever they need to promote these shows and move that link to the top.

Philip Chase
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Philip Chase

Jumping geewhillikers! Don’t those catfish lovers know that most furshlugginer youngsters of college aand work age in 2013 have a different attitude to cuss words than was held by church and state in 1960? Let’s get on with the stories and not be hornswaggled by the trashy words! LOL

su0000
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su0000

PP gave a video of the terrible words some uptight fans were freaking over.. A gave every word in our ears loud and clear.. It was done to show us as a sigh at how ridiculous some are being.. Think about the wording .. first a sarcastic Waring; The following contains strong Langue Viewer discretion is advised..etc.. then; ”you won’t hear this sh%t on OLTL any anymore… then PP threw every single cuss word ever said in the soaps loud and clear right in our ears.. Haa haa I bow to you PP, excellent!! didn’t take any shit from the… Read more »

Domino
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Domino

su0000, I think the “real” problem is that the writers are not as nuanced in the art of adding provocative language and profanity and making it sound organic as THEY think they are. Had it sounded natural and when used for effect, I do not think you would have that many complaining. I think that if they were better at adding these kinds of words to their dialogue they would not be making a public statement saying they are ending this. It just sounds immature all the way around. One place where I believe they went wrong was announcing, in… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I guess it is true what they say that once you start living in garbage you start enjoying the stink. And that is why for a long time society tried in vain to keep these disrespectful and demeaning words out of civilized conversation. But as society loosen the grip and started allowing foul language in the media, people got so accustomed to it they really don’t see how this language robs something from not only from the person saying it but for those have to listen to it. My father swore constantly and perhaps growing up and listening to it… Read more »

delainey
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delainey

I know that I complained I could not tell people, like my neighbor’s teen daughter, to watch because what my neighbor would think of me telling her daughter to tune into a show where curse words were thrown in for shock factor. Not because they actually were natural or fit in the scene and character. Simply because they dared to practically product place it like they did plugging the internet. I cannot and will not let my daughter watch with me, either. Or at least until after I watch it, and see if I think it’s appropriate and not too… Read more »

mgb357
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mgb357

Thank you to the producers for recognizing that cursing will not enhance the show.
Cursing just because you can is rude.

I personally do not curse and was appalled that our beloved Viki had to say that life ‘su..ed’. Niki would have said that, but never Viki.

Thanks again.

Isabella
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Isabella

I agree, but I guess it just shows how well Viki and Niki were “integrated”!! lol!

k/kay
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k/kay

I do not watch either one but it does amaze me that soapy fans are offended by cuss words but have no problem with accepting and loving a character like Todd who is a rapist baby snatcher just creep in general and is adored. Go figure?

Jovin
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Jovin

I know that people swear in real life. It is not pleasant, but it happens. And characters in movies curse a blue streak. I think why it is so jarring to hear on soaps is because we viewers are accustomed saying “frickin“, and “shoot“, and other interchangeable words. Its comfortable to us and suddenly seeing them using real swears just seemed out of place and character. I am not against an OCCASIONAL swear if it is a very heightened dramatic scene, but just doing it for the sake of doing it. The one time it fit, as it sort of… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Not all are overly offended, and we have a silent voice ..
People who are content have no complaints they do not complain to PP, they like what they are watching, so PP will not hear from them. All is well with them.

The complainers complain, and PP will hear from them, LOUDLY ..

So, not everybody is in the same basket..
And it well my be that many more are ok with the reality of cuss words then those who are not, because content people do not complain.. 🙂

kim
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kim

You must not be content because you do complain about about people who dislike the overuse of sex and cuss words on soaps…a few i could overlook but here it was only used because they could…it didnt sound real…it made some of the characters sound trashy…it is also overused in our society as well then some wonder why our society has gone downhill…no morals, no family values and now its all about self importance…soaps can be revelent, a few cuss words can be acceptal but lets also teach some morals and family values as well. I have nothing against you…i… Read more »

dave steele
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dave steele

this is loff topic but why are there differen t spoilers and pre view sces for next week on one life to live hulu released apromo for next Tuesday but the scenes were for Tuesday july2 all the other websites have different spoilers fornext week and the previews at the end of Thursdays and Fridays one life to live episodesare the same what is going on

Chaz
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Chaz

Always felt that i moderation it was more realistic. The previous writing team seemed more like kids free from their parent’s watching eye and used the swearing in every episode, sometimes multiple times. The swearing in itself never bothered me, just the usage of the word shit again & again & again.

But then again….if I have to hear Victor Newman say one more time on Y&R that Adam “took a bullet for me” I will scream. Oh, wait,,,,I already have…lol.

To me it is the same thing….repetitive dialog is just lazy writing….swearing or no swearing.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I get what you are saying about repetitive dialog, but you need to remember soaps need to be repetitive at times. Since it is daily, and not everyone watches daily, or even weekly, the writers have to weave in the background of what has happened in the past with what is on the screen now. This how people are able to catch up. For us who watch any soap on a regular basis it seems like the character is stating the obvious, but for someone just tuning in for the first time, or after year away, the information helps them… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

”my son took a bullet for me! he saved my life, I will never forget that ;; quote Victor a 100 times a week .. LOL the expression word shit has become more popular that fvck , and a favorite among the young generation, used frequently along with fvck, both every popular … so use of the word with the younger in AMC was right on true reality.. I went to India last year, and the word shit was a constant lol really, I heard it said there more there than here.. Seems its use is world wide and a… Read more »

Domino
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Domino

Yeah that is fine and dandy that they use English curse words in other countries, but do you actually feel like these people sound intelligent? Our schools are messed up enough as it is. Children are no longer being taught how to write cursive (or so I have heard as my children are not even in preschool yet). Plus you have the texting and the emoticons. If we take away writing like intelligent adults and replace our dialogue with emoticons and profanity what is left? I will tell you. It is laziness. Everyone is in such a hurry these days… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

People will tune in for the swearing. People tune to see heart-warming stories and the suspense stories…And so on…

susan M.
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susan M.

Correction people don’t tune just to hear all the swearing!

susan M.
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susan M.

Or if any swearing at all. People want good and interesting stories which don’t require to swear every other word .

su0000
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su0000

The stories are powerful, interesting, and very good..
I am intrigued by all the stories, they hold mystery and I can hardly wait to see how all will turn out..
cuss words do not interfere with the telling of the stories, they are great stories..
some people just can not put themselves into the reality that is occurring, and that the stories are new and openly real ..

susan M.
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susan M.

I think the cuss words do interfere with the story.. Why do they have to swear
every other word? Is it a requirement to swear every other word? Is a must you have to swear every other word! In my opinion NO! I think it lowers the standard
of the show. These shows are made up stories and aren’t reality. They are an escape (fantasy) for an half hour..So I am glad the swearing is cut out of these
two soaps. Good writing and good stories never needed swearing .

Jan
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Jan

Cuss words make people uncomfortable as I was one of them.
I just didn’t like it, it’s not the proper way to talk.
I’ve watching a scene with Bo in it and I swear he said the f word fast while interfering in Matthews life. Did I hear right? It was last week.

Jan
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Jan

Oh my god didn’t realize I missed some more f words after watching video..

susan M.
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susan M.

He did! Don’t like it either! Glad that we will not be hearing the swearing anymore . When they come back from their hitaus in Aug. It’s nasty in my opinion. Again glad the swearing is cut out!

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

It’s for the best. There was really no need for the cursing. All you need is good writing and good story. It doesn’t say much for the fans – or those they are trying to attract if they think that they need to curse to get viewers. Good choice!

Fran
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Fran

I was hoping to hear Viki tell dorian to F off ES can say it with class

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

LOL, That is funny, I Would have enjoyed seeing that to.

susan M.
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susan M.

No.. Viki is too classy for that! She is a lady & class act all the way.

G
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G

Swearing stinks and is low-class. I think less of people who resort to such crudeness.

k/kay
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k/kay

Well G how are you standing what is being printed on these threads I have never seen such talk to each other the last two days. Everyone should be ashamed of each other everyone says they love the soaps and you are calling people you do not even know crude names. Stop it please I hope Mr. Fairman pulls these threads!

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

Photo: JPI

No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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