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Suzy F*cking Homemaker (AKA Cady McClain) Demonstrates How To Watch New Episodes Of All My Children!



Wanna know how you can now watch your favorite “stories”?  Suzy F*cking Homemaker, (in the guise of All My Children’s, Cady McClain!) takes you through some handy tips so you can watch new episodes of All My Children and One Life to Live on Hulu, and Hulu Plus starting on April 29th!

So many fans have raised the questions, how do I log on to Hulu?  How do I access Hulu Plus? Which is free? How much does everything cost?  Well, Suzy in her own delightful way, shows youm the viewer, the step by step the process.

So grab your Martini glass,  and take a look at Suzy’s very special tutorial made just for you! And for more with Suzy H. check out these video gems!

After the jump, watch Suzy F*cking Homemaker explain how to watch AMC and OLTL from wherever you are, whenever you want! And, let us know what you thought of Cady McClain’s hilarious demonstration as Suzy F. Homemaker!

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  1. IBelieveinLove

    April 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    She’s so funny, I’m so glad she’s back. now for the return of Tad.

  2. Tricia

    April 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Ms Cady “HU-LU, who knew” McClain! Absolutely hilarious. I love her! 🙂

  3. su0000

    April 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I can’t believe that there are people whom do not know how to use the internet in 2013..
    4yr olds can do it and do it, so can anyone..
    The ones that don’t how to even get to HuLu yet how use it, should have ask their children and grandchildren to teach them, it takes 5 mins to learn (or in some cases perhaps 5 months LOL ..
    Really not kidding, any kid over the age of 11 knows the internet very well these days, it is mandatory part of life now ..

    • Christy

      April 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      we had a guy today say he couldn’t get the “email machine” to workrk

      • Christy

        April 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

        workrk = work

        seem to be having some issues here too! ha!

  4. Jane

    April 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Love Dixie and All My Children but this video was an insult to homemakers. Really? She has no clue as to all the hard work homemakers do and they deserve much more credit than most people give them…

  5. Lucy

    April 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    The above video has to be one of the most DISGUSTING things I have seen online in my life. I did not find it one bit humorous or entertaining. My heart was racing the whole time because it made me so mad.

    “Suzy F*cking Homemaker” is an INSULT to those of us who stay at home parents/homemakers.

    Cady, I USED to be a fan of yours, but I am beyond offended. The cigarette was disgusting too. Good job on insulting people who stay at home AND Jews.

    Have a nice life.

    • Joshua

      April 17, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Meryl Streep has been doing this for years.

      Only difference is instead of being slammed by anonymous internet posters, she has been receiving Academy Awards.

      Double standards for Hollywood elite and soap opera actors.

      • kim

        April 17, 2013 at 6:38 pm

        There is a major difference here…Cady is making a mockery out of those homemakers these shows continue to depend on while movies Streeps in does not!

      • Domino

        April 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm

        What are you talking about with regard to Meryl Streep? Roles she plays or does she have a blog/YouTube account, what-have-you wherein she is pretending to be a so-called “housewife?”

        Seriously, I would like to know.

        If you are talking about paid acting jobs or a skit on television, that is completely different from what Ms. Self-Important Cady McClain is doing here. At least Meryl Streep is a wife and mother, two things Cady McClain is not.

      • C

        April 18, 2013 at 5:11 am

        I find it pretty gross that you’re implying that Cady is somehow deficient or less of a person because she’s not a wife or mother. Like the skit or not, but that’s not cool.

    • kim

      April 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      I agree with you. Joke or not its not funny at all. Im a homemaker and stay at home mom. Im not perfect and have swore but not used that word or would include it in my homemaker title. PP claim the cursing was not going to be overused but this nonsense makes it looke like just the opposite. I couldve ignored it during an arguement scene on the show and if not used often but this takes too far after they said they wouldnt. My friend lost his nephew to cancer from smoking and doesnt find the smoking funny. I was all excited by the reboots but now im not sure ill remain a fan…ill give it a chance first…my mother was looking forward to these shows but now she doesnt care to watch…she wanted to escape the real world and its disgusting turn downhill but now it appears our soaps will be going downhill and no longer the escapsim it used to and meant to be. Im 29, and dont feel this is the right kind of changes our serials need. Now watch…ill be called names just because i have morals, and old fashion values!

      • Troy Turner

        April 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm

        I won’t call you a hater, but you TOTALLY missed the point of what Cady was doing. This wasn’t PP’s doing, Cady has used Suzy as her internet alter-ego for years now in several vignettes (look them up) All she was trying to demonstrate was how easy it would be for the older (or the less internet-savvy) to watch AMC. She has taken it upon herself to attempt to educate people, even before this, on how easy watching AMC will be-and THIS is the thanks she gets? Quit looking for things to complain about, and be grateful that she gives a damn. The lack of intelligence on here sometimes never ceases to amaze me

      • Lucy

        April 17, 2013 at 9:51 pm

        Ha! Ha! That’s a good one. Be grateful that Cady gives a damn. Ms. Cady only wants to get her face on screens. She doesn’t care about us “housewives.” In fact, she does not have kids or a husband, so maybe she should find an aging 40-something with no husband or children to poke fun of.

        Moreover, Cady and the rest of those seem to think that watching online or over your phone is just a matter of learning how to do this or do that. She completely misses the point that, believe it or not, there are STILL people in this country who do not have fast enough internet speed to get this. I’m tired of hearing how certain people need to get with the times. It is not always as easy as that. Comments like these make me think I am dealing with a bunch of teens and 20-somethings that have not even begun to live, yet you seem to know everything and the rest of us are just old relics. Pitiful.

      • Lucy

        April 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm

        That’s right, Kim. Meryl is PAID to portray women of various professions and backgrounds whereas Cady wants nothing more than to get HER face in ours. It smacks of pathetic and someone needing constant attention.

        Comparing Meryl Streep to Cady McClain is like comparing pears with hand grenades.

    • Joliefan Forever

      April 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      LUCY, KNOCK IT OFF! GROW UP! OMG you are a stay at home mom?? So what? I am too and I thought it was funny!!
      Cady loves her show so much that she went on line to teach the Older set of fans how to see the shows they have loved for DECADES. For anyone to be offended is ridiculous! YOU should be thanking her and not bash this very talented actress for trying to make sure the shows are a hit and stay on for another 40+ years and that can only be done by the FANS that WATCH!!!

      • Joliefan Forever

        April 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

        BTW Lucy, I bet you found it funny and not offensive when Lucille Ball played the same type character on an episode on I love Lucy! Or was Lucy OFFENDING housewives back then???

  6. Sharon

    April 17, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Very cute infomercial but I wish she would have left the cigarette out.

  7. Lin

    April 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I object to that word whether it has a * not.I would have shared this with my friends, but most don’t use that word either and I am not sharing with hat word. It’s also an insulting and condescending.

    • Lin

      April 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      I also find the smoking gross.

      • Ces

        April 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

        triple that, I hate cigarettes but it’s just a mock so I’ll deal with it.

  8. Jeff

    April 17, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Please people get a life!!! It’s supposed to be a joke. I can’t stand all these “Politically Correct” people these days. Loosen up and enjoy life for a change and learn how to spot a joke for ****s sake:) Also, we are adults on here and should realize that people do smoke and if you don’t like it you don’t have to smoke.

    • Jane

      April 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      I do have a life! A great one actually but seriously insulting people is never something to joke about.

    • Scott

      April 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      You took the words right out of my mouth.

    • jimh

      April 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Yeah people smoke…and my nephew was one of them and died of cancer from it. Seven months later my aunt died from cancer caused by second hand smoke. Both died from the same cancer! This smoking shouldnt be shown as a joke or something cool! So I have reason not to find it funny!

      • C

        April 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm

        So every movie or television show that shows a character smoking is a personal affront to you? And if anything, this video didn’t make smoking look sexy or cool.

        Just…I don’t even know what to say.

    • Chris

      April 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Very well put Jeff

    • Domino

      April 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm


      I can take a joke when the subject is funny. This is an insult and an embarrassment to Cady’s acting ability.

      However, now that this comes to light and then the article a few months ago about sex or whatever she was going on about, it is seriously making me question Ms. McClain’s character. I have lost respect for her. She gives a good example of someone who needs attention with these blogs and videos of her. I think she is the one who needs a life instead of pretending she is some pathetic stereotype of a Jewish housewife. Besides, this bit has pretty much already been done by Mike Myers on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (minus the filthy mouth) and THE NANNY (again, minus the filthy mouth).

  9. Todd Bennett

    April 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Another suggestion for those of you without a Smart TV like myself and who want to watch on something larger than a 3″ to 16″ screen — is to spend $99 on the new Roku3. This will bring Internet to your TV. You can then access Hulu through the Roku system…and watch on your television. Of course, by using Hulu Plus, you will bypass the commercials!
    With Roku, there are several hundred options of programming as well.

  10. Kelly

    April 17, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    This is why these new reboots are doomed to fail. No one can take a joke and people get so easily offended. These shows are going to be racier and more cutting edge – they have to be in order to compete with what’s out there AND to survive. I’m not offended by any of the swearing, nudity, or sex scenes. I actually hope they incorporate a same-sex love story. Yes, it’s not your “mother’s AMC/OLTL” anymore. Get used to it and let those that want to be entertained by it have a chance to enjoy a more “adult” drama.

    • kim

      April 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      No ones trying to stop your chance from watching it and enjoying your programs…you have every right to watch whatever you like but i also have the right to express what i dislike so you should take your own advice and get used to it !

    • su0000

      April 17, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      The Bitch Whine & Moaners/BWM are pathetic and will complain and whine over everything, that is a given, they are downers and unpleasant.. No matter what ,nothing in the world is good nor right or the way they want it.
      And worse yet, instead of simply tuning our and shutting up, they bitch and complain just because they need to run their whiny mouths LOL ..
      People of that type of personalty do not belong on-line that is 100% uncensored and they should stick to the Disney movies because they will never ”’get it”’ … lol

      That video was done in fun and with no malice intended to hurt anyone’s tender feelings..
      It was comedy .. nothing more or less, just comedy.
      For the one who ”got it” we had a good laugh..
      For the ones who ”didn’t get it”, that’s sad.

      • Lucy

        April 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        No. Some of us just have class and actually know when something is funny.

        The way you respond to everyone that disagrees with you and how you include your little LOLs everywhere shows immaturity. Of course you would not get why those of us who find this video and the whole “persona” offensive. If you did, you would respect the feelings of others, but instead you call us whiners. To each his own. I was raised differently, I guess.

      • su0000

        April 18, 2013 at 1:24 am

        Note …
        I did not respond to anyone who disagreed with me. (as you aid)
        I made a statement, not agreeing or disagreeing with anyone..

        In the search engine put in; define a statement 🙂

      • kim

        April 18, 2013 at 6:45 am

        Whats sad is that we have to lower ourselves just to be entertained…lol… How ironic you mention Disney…Mickey Mouse isnt Squeeky clean…lol…they do produce movies with obscene language and nudity…lol…and they have interest in hulu which will air these shows…lol…you yourself bitch and whine over others you complain about doing the same thing…lol…Mary Hartman was a funny parady about housewives and had some adult language on free tv back in the 70s…lol…but cadys spoof makes all housewives look like airheads as if only us dont no how to use the internet…lol…maybe had she just spoof us without making only housewives look dumb…which weve often been claim to be for watching soaps…then she could be funny…lol…smoking is a deadly habit…lol…maybe if you were a smoking housewife diagnosed with cancer and made the sole buffoon of this youd get what we r trying to say…lol…now you and i both have a right to express our opinions…lol…we both have a right to dislike or like something…lol…if we disagree on something i dont believe in calling someone bitchy or whiney or hater or complainer…lol…i express why i dislike or like something…lol…and those who reply id like them to explain why they agree or disagree without the immature name calling…lol…had these two soaps continued on the networks there would be no discussion of its content, and we’d all be happy but just because its getting a second chance some suddenly think all it takes is to be r rated to succeed…lol…does everything need to be r rated to be successful…lol…Downtown Abbey on PBS is a huge success and free to watch, and its for intelligent adults who dont need only t&a or the f bomb to be entertained which some act is the only reason to watch shows…lol…like i said before a little cursing or brief sexual situations wouldnt turn me off as long as it doesnt go to far like PP claim they wouldnt but calling this spoof Suzy ffffffen homemaker proves they just did…lol…they should offer two versions of these soaps…lol…your tacky r rated version and an edited one for us more intelligent fans who have good taste and can enjoy a well written show without the unneccesary obscene gutter language and nudity controversy just to draw attention to these shows…lol…guess they dont have enough confidence in their stories just to draw in viewers…lol…ive have seen you write some agreeable comments and some i may disagree on but i would never before now call you whiney or whatever because of it…but as long as some of you do ill lower myself like everyone else if thats the only way some believe is the only way to reply if youd like…lol…maybe i can win a guest shot on OLTL as a nun, and my friend Jim can be Preacher who come to Llanview warning residents of their foul mouths and sinful ways is the reason why God is punishing all with global warming as a sign we are going to Hell for living without any morals whatsoever! LOL…LOL…LOL!!!!!

      • Joliefan Forever

        April 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

        the reason why God is punishing all with global warming

        I think this says it all about Kim!

  11. heidi

    April 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    not my cup of tea…

  12. Doug

    April 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    You guys seriously need to grown up. OMG! This is insulting? You see worse things like this on MTV. It’s a joke for heavens sake. This isn’t an insult to homemakers. And the smoking, people smoke. She isn’t advertising it. The one thing I HATE about having my soaps back is that I have to deal with you complainers complaining about everything. Ugh, go Cady.

  13. Tammy

    April 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it. Cannot wait to see everyone again.

  14. Elhu

    April 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I like Cady and found it funny!!!! While on the subject of Hulu / Hulul Plus. I want to watch AMC and OLTL on a TV screen, and yes you can do this via playstation or xbox, but I do not want to bother my kids for that, nor do I want to buy another one, so today my son and husband set up a way for me to get Hulu Plus on the tv screen. Michael, I am not affiliated in any way with this product and only heard about it today from my son, and am thrilled, and wanted to share the news with other AMC and OLTL fans. If this is not allowed, I apologize, and you can delete this post, if I can, then great…

    There is a little device called Roku ( that you can connect to your TV via wifi in your home, and through this you get many features, which you can see on the website I mentioned, but most importantly, you can get hulul plus through roku also. You still have to pay the $7.99 a month for hulu plus (through hulu), using roku, but you get to see it on your tv screen, which is much more convenient for me, as I am at a computer all day. There is a one time purchase fee for Roku that ranges from $49.99 to $99.99, but my husband and son picked it up for me at a local electronics store (for the same price as the website, but no shipping of course), and I am thrilled, because now all I have to do is wait for April 29, 2013 to enjoy my shows via hulu plus on my tv screen at my convenience. My husband set it up in 10 minutes, so it was easy to do. Again, I am in no way affiliated with this product, actually just heard about it today, and wanted to share the news with others, in the event this is convenient for them as well.

    • Johnny

      April 23, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      I too own a RoKu and it’s great – I have decided to subscribe to HULU PLUS mainly so I can watch the new ALL MY CHILDREN on a tv screen. I always enjoyed watching the show at night. Between RoKu and other devices, eventually broadcast TV will become a thing of the past – especially when people finally get tired of being bombarded with endless noisy commercials.

  15. brian

    April 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    So funny ! Hope there is no more confusion with “how to view” !

  16. west vorgina fan

    April 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Cady was terrific. I was a stay at home co-home maker/Dad up until my kids were in school (my wife and I were each home half the daytimes). Other than a few jerks that asked me if I was babysitting when raising my children, I was a proud home maker.
    I also remember my next door neighbor who had vodka in her coffee and was tipsy by lunch when I was a kid.
    You have to be incredibly insecure if your identity if you are insulted by someone having a little bit of fun with a variety of stereotypes. If you’ve got the energy to get excited about something like this, go volunteer and put that energy toward something that will save people’s lives. (another very fine homemaker tradition and the way my Mom role modeled a way of life that has led to the ways I spend my time with our without pay).

  17. su0000

    April 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    It is real pity that so few have a sense of humor and always see the world as offensive..
    That video is right up there with all the comedians and done with sarcastic humor..
    It would fit into Saturday Night Live..

    I think some people need to get into the 21st century and cable TV and movies past the year of 1970 ..
    No sense of humor people are ornery people and are awful to be around and they are always in group of pessimistic people.. (shiver ..

    I like the video and had a good chuckle..

    (and probably very true to people who do not know how to HuLu on the internet LOL)

  18. ricardo

    April 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Who knew cady mcclain was so funny. what a funny lady holding the ciggarette. why are so many people miserable. cady was promoting all my children. get a life if you don’t like her with the cigarette lol.

    • su0000

      April 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      The ones complaining seem to be overly sensitive and relating to the portrayal video, that usually happens when it hits home 🙂 and they feel they are being made fun of..

      It was lighthearted comedy and did not bother me a bit, I laughed and enjoyed it.

  19. moshane58

    April 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    You watch people having imaginary sex,people having affairs,taking drugs,Abuse and all the other stuff included in soaps and you think this is offensive.That soaps everyday and now we are raising hell over a infomercial.Your morals where that high you would never watch a soap.I’ve seen comercials on regular TV worse then this.Get a life people.They are just trying to get attention to get people to notice the soaps are coming back that don’t know it.They said they needed an attention getter infomercial to get people’s attention to watch to really see the soaps are coming back.If i felt like you all are posting I would never watch a soap.

  20. danicajolie

    April 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I thought it was funny. True “story watchers” know that they come in all ages, sexes, colors, shapes, sizes and professions. OLTL has always had a lot of comedy in it… at this point, whatever gets the viewers where they need to be and makes it a success I am okay with.

  21. The_HugoBoss

    April 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I made the mistake of reading the comments before watching the video. So the entire time I was on edge waiting for her to say or do something really offensive.
    Still waiting.
    I mean, I would get it if perhaps she called housewives pointless. Or maybe if she actually said something along the lines of ‘kids, smoking is cool for you’, lol, but CLEARLY the purpose was just to show everyone how to log into Hulu and how easy and simple it really is.
    God bless you if you found it inappropriate. You must be offended easily Everytime you turn on your television or go see a movie if THIS bothered you that much.
    To each his own I suppose.

    But, thanks Cady for taking the time to give helpful information in a not so standard way. At least SOME of us found it cute and entertaining. :-p

  22. jimh

    April 18, 2013 at 8:21 am

    With all the problems in the world, we have started a war with words over television shows we once enjoyed together as a whole…just because some found the piece offensive like myself doesnt mean others should get overly defensive about it. I wonder what would we would be discussing now if they hadnt been cancelled? By the way Kim is right…Disney, who owns abc also has interest in hulu…it was on Yahoo! Hulu is looking for a buyer and there was talk by some of an increase fee for huluplus and maybe hulu once sold! Meanwhile, If PP truly wants to attract all fans the best moneymaking and ratings move is to provide two different versions for everyone…one edited for those who want less sexual situations(and no nudity) and less cursing and the R rated version for those who feel the only way they can be entertained by soaps today is with more graphic sex, violence and obscene language. That way we all win!

  23. jimh

    April 18, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Some people on this message board act as if they never been offended by anything! YOU are soooo lucky!

    • jimh

      April 18, 2013 at 8:27 am

      Cady wouldve have been hilarious had she just spoofed her death by eating pancakes scene while trying to show how to get these soaps on line

    • Joshua

      April 18, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Some of these desperate housewives on this forum are CRAY-CRAY-CRAY!!!

      (or they’re deprived in certain elements of life!) :)~

  24. su0000

    April 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    lol the cigarette was a prop..
    Cady did not smoke /as so many are bellying-aching over saying she was smoking, it was a prop.

    ( the cigarette was smoking not Cady ..

    • jimh

      April 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Does it really matter what she used….

  25. AJ

    April 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I don’t know if it was funny or not, I didn’t think so.. but it was necessary.

    Alot of people who post online in chatrooms, facebook, etc STILL don’t know that AMC and OLTL are: 1)coming back 2)online 3)free to watch.. we need these dummies. PP/TOLN need to get the word out, this was an attempt to do so. I don’t know if they need to do so in this manner, but it’s definitely necessary.

    Hearing Cady McClain curse was kind of weird, and over the top.. but that’s where we are. Can’t wait to hear Erica Slezak drop the F-bomb.

  26. Jan

    April 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    why you gotta curse.

  27. Christy

    April 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I watched with the volume off… didn’t read if she mentioned that Hulu+ is $7.99/mo not free. just is free with your desktop computer… but aside from that, I figure the mockery, not a real housewife from CT, was intended. I remember a neighbor “lady” was smoking and drinking all the time… that was early 60s.

    glad I couldn’t hear her or smell the smoke.

    I think funnier things could have been done to show how easy it will be to watch.

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All My Children

‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’ Canceled by ABC; Show Aired In Timeslot That Once Housed ‘All My Children’

No matter a network tries to do, replacing All My Children, which ran for 41 years on ABC has remained as everyone that follows the world of daytime drama knows, problematic.  Now come word via Page Six that Strahan, Sara and Keke has been canceled.

The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer if you recall, replaced the foodie show, The Chew which ran for seven seasons and was the first show to air in the timeslot that belonged for over four decades to All My Children. 

Back in March of this year, Strahan, Sara and Keke took a break to make way for ABC’s News  Pandemic: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report anchored by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and sometimes TJ Holmes.

However, because the show did well in that two-week experimental run it morphed into GMA 3: What You Need to Know.  The new version of the show also talked about hot topics in the current news cycle, as well.

ABC’s Catherine McKenzie began producing the “GMA3” show four months ago and the network officially announced her as Executive Producer of the program on Thursday.

While ABC has yet to officially announce Strahan, Sara and Keke is over, a spokesperson told Page Six: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”

It appears that Strahan, Sara and Keke won’t be returning; the future as many of their staff have transitioned over to ‘GMA 3’ with producers from ABC News Live, (the streaming division), helmed by McKenzie.

As for the futures of Strahan, Haines and Palmer; Strahan will continues to host Good Morning America, and they are all actively under contract with the network.

So, what do you think of  ‘Strahan, Sara and Kek’e being replaced by ‘GMA 3: What You  Need to Know’?  How long do you think that show will last in the timeslot once taken up by residents of Pine Valley? Comment below.

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All My Children

Eva LaRue Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination, And Opens Up About The Loss Of John Callahan

For Eva LaRue, the past two months have been some of the most emotionally gut-wrenching and challenging of her life, following the passing of her ex-husband, father of her child, and dearest friend, John Callahan (Ex-Edmund, All My Children). The outpouring of support she has received not only from her former AMC cast mates, but the soap world in general illustrates just how dear Eva is to all of us, and how many people had special memories of their time with John.

While mourning the loss of Callahan along with their daughter, Kaya, there was some heartwarming and re-affirming news that any actress would love to hear. Eva was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her work as Celeste Rosales on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, and she is great company as her former AMC co-star Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad) is also nominated along with her for his work on General Hospital.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit our country and world hard, but through it All My Children virtual reunions emerged as fans were engaged by the content, transported to happier times that brought them back to familiar faces in Pine Valley in which Eva participated along with her good friends, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and so many more, thanks to the EW. com weeklong event which concluded on Friday.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Eva in this very candid, at times heartbreaking, and open conversation where she shares details into the final days of her beloved John, her last moments with him, and how she tried to plan a memorial in his honor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For so many of us, 2020 has certainly seen more lows then highs, but in the end for Eva, to receive a nomination now (an award she was last nominated for back in 1997 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Dr Maria Santos on All My Children) couldn’t have come at a better time. Here now is our conversation with Eva.

Photo: JPI

I’ve been thinking so much about you.  I’m glad we could do this, and in the midst of the tragedy of losing John Callahan, and then receiving a Daytime Emmy nomination.  What was your reaction when you learned you were nominated in a category with none other than your former AMC castmate and good friend, Michael E. Knight (Ex-Tad, AMC, now Martin, GH)?

EVA:  Oh, I know!  He’s the first person I texted!  I was like, “Congratulations, Michael!  Did you ever in a million years think that you and I would be in the same category of anything?”  Then I said, “And when you win this, can I just borrow it for the weekend just to dress it up and take pictures with it… just want to borrow it, just babysit the trophy for a weekend, please?” (Laughs)

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What did you end up submitting that landed you the nomination for your role as Celeste on Y&R?

EVA: I submitted a scene with Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I have been friends for 30 years, if not more, and in all that time we had never worked together.  I met him when I was married to John O’Hurley (Ex- Dr. James Grainger) because John was over at The Young and the Restless at the time.  I went to a Christmas party with John to Peter and Mariellen’s house, and do you know who else was there?  Lisa Rinna (Ex-Billie, Days), and it was before she had gotten Days of Our Lives. She was dating Peter Barton (Ex-Scott Grainger, Y&R) at the time. We both ended up on soaps at the same time.  So, I submitted a scene with Peter, who is amazing, warm and open and such a great actor. Then I submitted a scene with my on-screen daughter Sasha Calle (Lola, Y&R) – I love that girl, and another one with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) who has also been my great friend for a couple of decades. The other scene I put on my reel was with me and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, Y&R) who I also adore.  He is awesome and such a sweetheart.  I only had two months worth of material to draw upon.  So, I just submitted the scenes that I liked the best, and they all were within story, and all made sense.

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Where is Celeste supposed to be now?

EVA:  She went back to Florida, and that was that. I would never say never to anything, but it was always supposed to be a short stint, and it was great.

So not only is it you and Michael E. Knight, but Jeffery Vincent Parise, Chrishell Stause, and Elissa Kapneck. This Guest Performer category is loaded!

EVA:  I know! I know and love, Chrishell (Ex-Amanda) because we worked together on All My Children, too, right before I left, and she is a doll.  She just might be the sweetest, kindest, girl on the planet.  She literally might be the sweetest person who ever lived!  I don’t know the other two nominees personally.  So, I’m excited for them too.  It’s such a diverse category.  It’s just really fun to be nominated with all of them.

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You were nominated before, though, for your work as Maria on All My Chldren during the emotional baby switch storyline; working opposite Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica) for a lot in it.

EVA:  Yes.  I was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for All My Children, and I was nominated for Best Original Song.  I wrote a song when Maria came ‘back from the dead’ to All My Children, with a producer friend of mine from Miami Sound Machine.

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So, you’ve been doing all of these All My Children virtual reunions, which is so interesting that in this pandemic, people are looking for content, and they dip back into these beloved shows.  Was it fun doing the Santos Family reunion with everybody?

EVA:  Oh yeah, it was really, really fun.  I only saw in the big picture everybody else’s photo who was a part of it, and the people who I actually do hang out with the most, and see the most, and talk to the most, are Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley), Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo), and Sydney Penny (Ex-Julia).  I don’t see Sydney as much, but I do see her probably once every two years at least, but Sarah Michelle Geller (ExKendall) I see all the time and talk to all the time.  Kelly, Mark, and Sarah are the ones who walked me through that first week when John Callahan passed.  They literally were on the phone with me, the three of them, almost every day, but I got beautiful outreach, from what seemed like everyone.  This is when no matter how many years have passed since you have been in daytime, that the daytime family as a group – there used to be fifteen shows, now there are four – and people have bounced around and they are on other shows- – but the entire soap opera community reached out,   I cannot even tell you how much that meant to me.  It was overwhelming, and it was really, spectacularly beautiful.

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I hope it was some solace to you knowing how much people loved John, and also that they love and care so deeply for you.

EVA:  I mean, people who did not even work with John reached out.  Every soap was represented by getting a hold of me, sending a text or a phone call, or if they didn’t have my personal information, they tweeted, or whatever it was… literally from every reach of soapdom.  It was amazing.

And your relationship with John was amazing with all of the ups and downs you went through; that you remained such dear friends.

EVA:  We remained really great friends all the way.

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I so remember when the two of you first got together and it was this storybook real life soap couple romance.  John was always so sweet to me.  I was so, so sad, and you know, my heart just broke for you.

EVA:  I think it was just such a shock.  I don’t think anybody, and even Kaya were talking about it, because she graduated this week, and her dad is not here.  We’re not having a graduation, because of COVID-19, which sucks on top of it, but we were just kind of talking through the feelings of it.  She said, “You know what’s weird?  I guess I never pictured dad getting old, and I always wondered why, and now I know.”  When I would get on John about his heart or his health, he used to always say, ‘Oh, don’t worry Evala, (he always called me “Evala”).  I’m going to be here.  I’m going to be here a long time.  I’m fine.  I’m going to be here to walk Kaya down the aisle and see her kids and all that.  Stop worrying,” Every time he said it to me, something in my gut said, “I don’t think he is.  I don’t think he is,” but I always just dismissed that.  But never in my wildest dreams did I think John wouldn’t make it to her high school graduation.  He was only 66.

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I had heard you ended up running to Palm Springs to be near John.  I can’t even imagine what that must have been like.

EVA:  The only good thing about this pandemic is that we had been shut down for only two weeks at that point.  Kaya and I got in the car.  John had some heart procedures the day before, on a Thursday.  I called him in the morning before he went in for the procedure.  I said, “Call me as soon as you get out of there.  Call me as soon as you come-to again, and you’re good,” and he said, “Okay, I will.”  I said, “I’m going to send Kaya out to you on Friday for the weekend, just so you have somebody to hang out and watch you, and I might come out too,” And then, I said, “Maybe, I’ll come down too in case you are feeling weak, just to watch out for you for the weekend.”   So, he called me after the procedure.   I said, “I cannot believe they sent you home! You just had some major heart stuff done.”  He said, “Oh no, they said I’m fine.  It was just run-of-the-mill heart stuff, angiogram…”  I was like, “Are you sure?”  He said, “Yeah, I’m fine.  I’m just tired.  I’m going to go to sleep.”  I said, “Do you want me to send Kaya out tonight?” and he was like, “No, no, no.  Send her tomorrow.”  So, in the morning, I called him at 9:00am.  No answer.  I texted him.  He always texted me like Johnny on the spot, and then texts me immediately back.  So, I call him again at 10.  Nothing.  His best friend calls me about a half-hour later, “Hey, I talked to John at about 8:00 this morning.  He said he was feeling really, really shitty and was going to go back to the hospital, and then, I texted him again at like 8:30 to just tell him something, and he hasn’t texted me back, and he always texts me immediately back.”  I said, “Oh my, God, I’ve been trying to get a hold of him for two hours; he hasn’t texted me back,”   I said, “You know what, I’ll call you back.”  So, I called his friend who lives down the street from John, and I said, “Go to his house, please right this second, knock on the door, jump the fence, knock on his bedroom, he might be asleep, I don’t know.”  So, he gets there, nobody is answering.  I said, “Break into the house please.  So, he did, and John was collapsed in the bathroom.  They called the paramedics, and as soon as they called me back and said, “John is unresponsive in the bathroom,” Kaya and I threw everything in the car, and what usually takes us two and a half hours without traffic, we made it down there from Los Angeles in an hour and forty-five minutes.

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I don’t know how you made it down there in one piece. Thank, God!

EVA:  I drove so fast, like literally broke all land speed records and thank God because we got there just in time.  He was in emergency.  He hadn’t been put up in ICU yet, where we wouldn’t have been able to see him.  They weren’t going to let us in the hospital.  Thank God the person answering the door was an All My Children fan.  She was the one saying, “Sorry, no one is allowed in the hospital, no one can come in,” and I was like, “No, no, no, my ex-husband just came in.”  She said, “Was it Edmund?” and I said, “Yes, it was Edmund!”  She said, “Okay, follow me.”  Thank God for All My Children.  Thank God.  So, we followed this woman secretly, and we get to spend a half-hour with him in Emergency.  He was already on life-support, totally unresponsive, but we got to play John his favorite music, we got to just sit there and hold his hand and talk to him, and tell him how much we loved him.  Sarah Michelle Gellar called right when we were in the hospital in Emergency, and she said, “Put the phone by his ear,” so I put the phone by his ear, and she talked to John too, and she told him how much she loved him.  She used to always call him “GP”, which was short of grandpa, because she came on the show when she was 15, and she didn’t have a dad, and John acted like a dad to her – but she used to always call him “grandpa”, and he hated “grandpa”, so he was like, “You can call me “GP”, but not grandpa,” so she always called him GP.  I just put the phone by John’s ear, and what was crazy is that when she talked to him, his feet started twitching.  He started moving his feet.  Then, when Kaya was talking to him about Yankee season, he started moving his feet.  We were kind of hopeful that something was changing for the better.  We had about a half-hour with him, and then, they took him up to ICU, and then, we knew we couldn’t see him again.  They called us later that night that he had passed.

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I am just so thankful that you got to see John one last time.

EVA:  I thank God every day that we got to say goodbye, because if we hadn’t gotten there in time to say goodbye, I just don’t know.

It’s very rare that a couple after a divorce, who have a child, and went from romance to dear friends, end up maintaining that relationship so many years later in their lives.  I know so many people who were together at one point in their lives, for years, and they don’t even talk to each other now.

EVA:  Well, you know, like any divorce, the first four years afterwards were super contentious but then, by year five, we kind of had this major breakthrough, and from then on, he was one of my closest friends, and one of the things we always kept alive for each other was we loved to  dance together. We fell in love, I think, dancing because originally our characters on AMC met at this country-western bar, and we had to take country line dancing lessons on the show.  They hired a choreographer for us so that during those scenes where we were falling in love, we would actually be able to do a two-step! So, we went out and practiced at Denim and Diamonds, which was a big country-western place in New York City at the time.  We used to go out with a whole group of us.  It was me, and Teresa Blake (Ex-Gloria) and Kelly Ripa, and her boyfriend at the time, Winsor Harmon (Ex-Del), sometimes Walt Willey (Ex-Jack); we just had a whole crew of us who would go out country dancing.  John and I also loved singing together.  He had the most amazing gravely kind of rockstar voice, but his real talent was harmonizing.  He could harmonize to anything.  So, when he would come over, we would sit in the kitchen and sing, and sing, and sing until the late hours because that’s what we loved to do, and that’s what he loved to do.  That’s one of my favorite last memories of us.  He was just over the month before, and Kaya’s bedroom is near the kitchen, so she came out and was like, “Can you two shut up?”  It was like two in the morning and we were still singing in the kitchen. (Laughs)  John was my dear friend and my confidant.

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Were you able to have some kind of service during this stay-at-home pandemic we are all dealing with, in order to mourn the loss of John?

EVA:  It’s been so crazy.  We couldn’t even have a funeral.  That’s what made it all the more heartbreaking.  There were less than twenty of us, and we just got on a Zoom call and memorialized John.   I thought we were going to do a big Zoom memorial, but it seemed so overwhelming and so impersonal, it just was rubbing us wrong in every way.  Every way we were looking at it, we were like, “Oh my, God, we just can’t.”  We wanted to invite everybody he had ever worked with, and we were like, “No, we want to do that when everything can open back up again, and invite every person, and have a party” because John was always the life of every party.  Maybe we can do that in the fall or next year.  I kept trying to write something for the small memorial we did do for three days.  I kept coming back to this one song, because John was always the consummate bartender, too.  I sang a song that Bette Midler sang on the very last episode of Johnny Carson.  It was “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” and it’s about a bartender who has got a big personality and a lot to say.   I changed some of the words around a bit just to reflect who John was, and so, I ended up singing for it instead of speaking.  We always talked about that last episode of Carson; how stunningly emotional it was when Bette sang that song to kind of sing Johnny off for of all of his years on the air.  So, that’s what I did and because we loved to sing together, it just made sense.

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I do think you touched upon something, earlier, too.  I don’t think any other genre would have that kind of unbridled camaraderie.  It’s such a family, like you said.  I don’t think you would find that quite like this; certainly in show business. 

EVA:  I really don’t think you can. Even though there is always a good amount of competition in the soaps as well; between the soaps it’s like they are any sports team, but there is always a level of respect, love, and familial connection within the community.  I think that is why they have stood the test of time.  I really do think that is what hooks our audience, that is what keeps them there after all of these years, even though unfortunately the genre is antiquated looking, there is something about it that is nostalgic, familial, and comfortable for people.

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Every time I talk about All My Children, why do you think everybody go ga-ga for it, when it’s been off the air for several years now?

EVA:  It speaks to people’s childhoods.  It speaks to how we grew up.  You can’t undo nostalgia.  You can’t.  It’s in the way we grew up, the things we loved, the things that we scheduled our lives around, the people we fell in love with on the shows that we watched, who we cared about and loved their storylines. I grew up watching All My Children, General Hospital, and Days of Our Lives.

It must have been a spectacular moment for you when you realized you were actually in Pine Valley and a member of the cast of All My Children then?

EVA:  It was amazing.  I was a fan when I got the show.  I was a straight up fan.  I fangirled walking through that dressing room hallway for the first time! I was trying to keep it in check, but you know … (Laughs)

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So, in closing, you would say, “Thrilled to be nominated”?

EVA:  Yes.  So fun.  It has really been a rollercoaster of a couple of months here.  That nomination was literally the bright, shining spot in all of this.

So, happy to hear Eva is in the running for a Daytime Emmy? Were you moved by Eva’s sentiments she shared on her relationship with the late John Callahan? Do you miss Pine Valley’s Dr. Maria Santos? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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It’s a big finale of the weeklong virtual celebration of the iconic All My Children.  On tap today in EW’s series to benefit Feeding America during the COVID-19, some major names from the history of Pine Valley and who had story with each other participating in the chat, premiering at 10 a. m. EST.

Taking part in the walk down memory lane are none other than Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo), Ricky Paull Goldin (Ex-Jake), Chrishell Stause (Ex-Amanda), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenelee) and Melissa Claire Egan (Ex-Annie).

But that’s not all folks! Daytime Emmy winner, Debbi Morgan will participate in a live virtual chat with today beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 p. m. PST.  Now will be your chance to hear from the one and only Angie Hubbard from the beloved ABC daytime drama series.

Over the week, has posted other virtual conversations with notables from Pine Valley, you can check them out here.

So, will you be checking out today’s one-two punch of AMC favorites? Comment below.

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