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SNL Spoofs What Soap Operas Would Be Like In COVID-19-Themed ‘The Sands Of Modesto’


As the entire world is taking precautionary measures against the outbreak of the coronavirus, Saturday Night Live took the opportunity to ham it up and show what it would be like on your favorite daytime dramas with “alternative ways” for a bitch-slap, catfight, a kiss, a phone call and other soap staples that would need to be changed up in order to protect the cast. Even stock footage enters the satire, making it all the more amusing.

Watch what happens when SNL host, Daniel Craig, and the cast including: Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong and Chloe Fineman take on their soap roles in ‘The Sands of Modesto.    Check it out below.

Then let us know if you got a kick out of it, or not, via the comment section below, and while your prepping your thoughts, think of this actually happened on Y&R, DAYS, GH and B&B! Might it up the ratings? 

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  1. Michael

    March 8, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    The Californians was much better.

  2. Jimh

    March 8, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    But when he touches her with the fake hand it could have the virus on it couldnt it…anyway this shows an overly panic world…for example here one of the actors or crew member would have to have the virus…and you wouldnt be able to touch anything the way this goes!!!!…just like when you go into a supermarket now and wipe the shopping cart handle-we forget everything in the store has been touched and repeatedly on a daily basis so you really arent protected!!!!

  3. davlestev1

    March 8, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    It was hilarious.

  4. Momo

    March 9, 2020 at 5:50 am

    It was funny.

  5. aria

    March 9, 2020 at 7:15 am

    lol, it was funny and over the top, kudos, but in all seriousness, I think GH should do a storyline on the corona virus maybe not hit us over the head w/ it but mention it considering they are a hospital show and have a doctor who specializes in infectious disease ( paging Dr. Finn).

  6. shelly

    March 9, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Loved it!!!!

  7. Rodd

    March 9, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    IT was funny. I don’t think it disgraced soap operas. Anyone with half a brain knows our soaps are soooo much more than a spoof ~ and that’s exactly what this was, a spoof on the drama of what some people are calling for regarding this pandemic. While we need to educate ourselves and stay safe, this was some comic relief, in my opinion.

  8. Gloria

    March 9, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    I thought it was very lame. And I (& my mother) can gripe about/make fun/question the craziness of our shows & believe me, we do, BUT I hate when anyone else makes fun of them!

  9. DMRR

    March 10, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Hysterical. Did they mimic Ramsey’s “acting?”-the overly dramatic, whispering drivel that he spits out.

  10. Satan

    March 12, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    That’s the comedic take from NBC. Meanwhile, the non-comedy version of NBC throws Lester Holt in your face every damn day like clockwork at 1:00 PM to give you the daily fear report and cut into Days airtime (though never the Big Pharma commercials, of course), even though there’s very little actual news in what they’re reporting. And certainly nothing that couldn’t wait for the nightly news.

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Who Will Be B&B’s New Love Interest For Steffy Forrester?

The Bold and the Beautiful is back in production, the first soap to do so amidst the coronavirus pandemic, and there has been much speculation and talk for awhile now as to just what the future holds in story for one of its leading stars, Daytime Emmy-winner, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester).

It appears that instead of re-treading a romance for Steffy with Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) or his son, Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton), the series is about to bring in some new suitors into Steffy’s romantic life!

According to B&B’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, he has big plans for Jacqui in the months ahead, as he related to TV Insider.

When Bell was asked about the new love interest coming in to the show for Steffy,  he revealed: “We have a great story coming up for Jacqui. Steffy has been committed to her work, her daughter Kelly…but people have been wondering when a new man will enter her life. He’s coming. She’ll have a period of time where, in fact, quite a few men will be after her – as they should be. She’s spectacular and unique. I’m thrilled to say that this next chapter will be very much about Steffy. I always feel comfortable putting drama in the hands of Jacqui Wood.”

In addition, recently on  The Michael Fairman Channel’s recent Daytime-Emmy virtual chat with Wood, Scott Clifton and Heather Tom, the actress also alluded to a potential new love interest for Steffy, too.   You can watch that below.

So, who would you suggest to play opposite Jacqueline MacInnes Wood as her new love interest?  Share your casting thoughts via the comment section.

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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.


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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GH’s Mark Lawson Fuels At-Home Workout With Soap Opera Competition: “Dante, Dante, Dante, Dominic, Dominic, Dominic … But What About Dustin?”

As fans and colleagues of General Hospital and former One Life to Live star, Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH) know, he often posts on his Instagram account at-home workouts from his garage including: exercises with: kettlebells and free weights. In real-life, Lawson is a fitness guru, as well.

In one of his most recent posts over the holiday weekend, Mark used the constant chatter of a potential return of Dominic Zamprogna to GH to reprise his role of Dante Falconeri (which would pit Mark’s school teacher alter-ego Dustin at-odds with Dante, for the love of Lulu (Emme Rylan)) to charge up his workout routine! So what’s a guy to do?  Bicep curls!

Next, fueling his workout in a hilarious send-up, Lawson, as he is curling dumbbells remarks: “You want Dante back? Dante, Dante, Dante … Dominic,Dominic,Dominic … It’s all you talk about.  It’s all you care about, but what about Dustin?  What’s up with Dustin?  Where’s good guy Dustin? School teacher Dustin, who never shot nobody.  Never hurt anybody and all he wanted was a girlfriend.   All everybody talks about is Dante, Dante, Dante. Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.”

You can watch Mark’s IG post below!

Then let us know, if you hope there will be some healthy soap opera competition for the love of Lulu down the line between Dustin and Dante, if Dominic returns to the show.  If he does return, would you be Team Dustin or Team Dante? Share your thoughts via the comment section.


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Dante Dante Dante. #anactortrains #trainasif #healthycompetition #goodguydustin #dustinislosingit

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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