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Take The CBS Soap Opera Quiz: Which Far-Fetched Storylines Actually Happened On Y&R and B&B?

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Some soap opera storylines are so far-fetched that on paper they sound like they will never work when the actors take them on and play the characters you love to love, or love to hate!

Now CBS.com has created a little ditty quiz for fans of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful where you answer true or false if these plot points occurred such as:  While at a fancy restaurant, someone threatens to sue the chef for serving him cold soup.   A woman engages in witchcraft to win over a potential love interest.  One character douses another in honey in the hopes she’ll be eaten by a bear.  A man wakes up to find a dead prostitute on the floor.  A character’s deceased lover is reincarnated as a puppy. One man has another man thrown out of a helicopter over the Persian Gulf.  Those are just a sampling in this fun quiz.

Now let us know what is the most far-fetched story point in your opinion that ever took place on your favorite soap? Comment below!

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CeeCee
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There are so many far-fetched storylines in every soap that, I am sure, are worth mentioning…if I could only think of them all!!!!…..perhaps later….
The doppelgängers always take precedence for me. The most memorable for me would be Sheila Carter having had plastic surgery to look like Phyllis and Sarah Smythe to look like Lauren.
Sarah held, Phyllis and Lauren prisoner for an interminable amount of time.
But, what is most imbecilic to me is the fact that friends and family did not have the smarts, the intuitiveness, the wherewithal to know the difference….that is far-fetched in itself.

Chris F,
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Chris F,

Sarah held Lauren and JANA prisoner not Phyllis

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You are absolutely right, Chris. My bad. It was Jana, Kevin’s wife. I always get the names mixed-up…such as calling Marco, Bruno. However, Sheila did ‘steal’ Phyllis ‘s face, that was my point. Thanks.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

“Eterna” anyone?

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Casey the alien (on GH) anyone?

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Freeze the world (on GH, by Mikos Cassidine) anyone?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

What about DOOL reproducing THE EXORCIST, as Marlena is possessed by the devil?….then morphs into a black panther? I was just a little girl, but I remember that!!!!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

That was some scary stuff, CeeCee. And yet they found a way to redeem Marlena! For the DOOL big 50th anniversary, they should make reference of that storyline — somehow.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I guess because I was only 9, I think, Marlena, with those eyes, really made a lasting, scary impression on me. I will never forget it. In retrospect, my grandmother didn’t even cover my eyes. She usually did…LOL.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Doll coming to life anyone?

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks, Ghlover! I forgot about that one!

Gina
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Gina

I do remember some of the above happening, oddly enough. Right now, I think they are ALL too far fetched to be real. What has happened to our soaps??? There is onr Bell writing and he’s doing a lousy job tit. I’d love to say more, but like I said, there are too many bad ones just to pick one. I will add one thing. Pratt has written all our women characters as either whiney, needy, crazy or mean. NOT the good kind of Phyllis mean either. He is killing our characters. It all started with JHP and her hiring… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

Someone being replaced with a double.

kelley
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kelley

when they get everything perfect the face the voice and how they know everything that the missing person knows like marco and jack Shelia and Phyllis.

Nanci
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Nanci

The doppelgangers!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t mind way out there stories as long as they written well and told in a creative way. For example, when Vivian buried Carly alive in the coffin– most likely that would never happen in real life, so it was far fetched, but it was interesting story, told well, so I was entertained. But something like that Lumia story on Another World that was just awful. But what really burns my cheese more that way out there stories are the unrealistic real stories they tell. Like Maxi on GH getting pregnant on the same night she miscarried– how can… Read more »

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Lumina was not all that bad! God how i miss Bay city, Amanda Cory, Lila, Cass, Vicky and Jake, rachel, Lorna….ahhh , thank you for mentioning the Lumina storyline, it brought back so many memories

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Actually next week June 25th, will mark the 16th anniversary of AW’s last episode. I still remember it, and come to think of it, every one singing to the gorilla to get her to release Cass was pretty far fetched– LOL. Yep– I too still miss that show, Linda Dano said at the Daytime Emmy Awards that year, if they can cancel AW they can cancel anything– and she was right, soon after we lost Guiding Light, then As the World Turns, All My Children, One Life to Live. But the saddest thing was Another World was cancelled to make… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Good thing you brought PASSIONS up, Mary. That soap, in itself, was completely the most far fetched everything, never mind storylines. Every scene was a convoluted, out-of-this-world, disaster….what lunacy!!!!!

mk
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mk

I think one of the craziest stories was Brad Bell having to come up with a way that Taylor Forrester could be alive after we saw her die in Ridge’s arms in the hospital and saw her body in an open casket at the funeral. Supposedly she just slipped into a coma and no one in the hospital noticed she was still alive. Prince Omar sent his men to smuggle her out of the hospital and back to Morocco where he found doctors who could repair Taylor’s heart. The body in the casket was a wax replica of Taylor that… Read more »

mk
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mk

Also Taylor and Nick using IVF for her to give him a child. Instead the hospital screwed up and fertilized Brooke’s egg and put it in Taylor. So Taylor gave birth to her enemy’s baby with Nick who had been married to Brooke before he married Taylor. Talk about far fetched.

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GH’s Charles Shaughnessy On Victor’s Villainy: “He’s Just Making Trouble for All of the Fan Favorites! He’s Just Making Their Lives Miserable”

In pretty short order, Victor Cassadine’s re-emergence in Port Charles, and now played by daytime vet, Charles Shaughnessy, has caused plenty of havoc on ABC’s General Hospital.  Shaughnessy, who was much beloved as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives, debuted on GH back in September of 2021.

You can look at the body count, or the people Victor has under his thumb, to know the impact he is making on the canvas.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstand now), Shaughnessy weighs-in on being the treacherous Cassadine.

 

Charles shared: “I mean, he’s just making trouble for all of the fan favorites! He’s just making their lives miserable.  He’s the guy who killed Luke Spencer.  He’s the guy who put Anna in jail and tried to break up her relationship with Valentin.  He’s just miserable to Holly. He’s just dreadful! But it’s such great fun, I mean, the more dreadful the better, really. He’s the villain you love to hate.”

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So, how and just when Victor will get his comeuppance is on everyone’s mind in the viewing audience as well as for characters such as: Laura (Genie Francis), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), Lucy (Lynn Herring), Holly (Emma Samms), Anna (Finola Hughes), Ava (Maura West), Selina (Lydia Look), and many more.

Victor’s evil deeds seemed to reach new heights during the Holly Sutton storyline. Now the question is, who will he go after next, given what would seem to be his quest for the necklace containing diamonds from the Ice Princess?  Stay tuned.

What do you think of Charles’ portrayal of Victor? Who do you hope takes down Victor? Comment below.

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Eric Kim Named Exec VP of Current Programs CBS Entertainment & CBS Studios; Will Oversee Daytime Programming

As the executive shuffle continues at CBS, and through many entertainment conglomerates in Hollywood, Eric Kim has been named executive vice president of current programs. In his new role, Eric will oversee current primetime and daytime programming for the CBS network and for the studio.

Kim replaces Amy Reisenbach, who was recently promoted to president of CBS Entertainment.  In a statement on Kim’s new position, Reisenbach shared: “I’ve worked closely with Eric for over a decade and have always been impressed with his incredible programming instincts, skill in working with showrunners on our biggest hit shows and strong relationships throughout the creative community. I’m very excited for him to take on this significant role. He is a proven, smart executive whose leadership and input will be vital to the success of our series.”

David Stapf, president of CBS Studios who Kim will also report to expressed: “Eric’s creative instincts and his ability to champion new writers and producers complement his strong relationships with established showrunners, making him an exceptional executive. His leadership has earned the trust and respect of both the industry and his colleagues at the Studio and Network. As Eric steps into this new role, I’m looking forward to seeing the impact he makes both within the creative community and on our series that are enjoyed by global audiences.”

Eric has been with CBS over the last 11 years, and has overseen all phases of production on both comedy and drama series including; Blue Bloods and CSI.

Prior to joining the network, Kim worked in live action series for Nickelodeon and Teen Nick from 2009-2011. He was also vice president of current programming at the CW from 2006-2009, and was part of the creative team that launched the new network when The WB and UPN networks merged and was also an executive at UPN from 2004-2006.

Soap fans, of course, are hoping that Eric will be a huge supporter of the soaps, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful as well as the entire CBS daytime line-up.

So, what do you think of the latest executive change at CBS? Hopeful that Eric Kim will continue to support in-full Y&R and B&B’s efforts? Comment below.

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Laurence Fishburne to Present Levar Burton with Lifetime Achievement Honors at ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that Laurence Fishburne (ex-Josh Hall, One Life to Live 1973-1976 ) will present Levar Burton with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Children’s & Family Emmys on December 11th from the Wilshire Ebell theatre in Los Angeles.

Fishburne, who collectively had won a Tony, NAACAP and Emmy Awards, will honor his longtime friend for the body of his work. Most notable among their many collaborations was when Burton served as executive producer for the 2016 remake of Roots, which starred Fishburne.

As many know, Levar Burton is an actor, director and educator who has taught generations of children about the joys of reading through his show Reading Rainbow. Throughout his career, Levar has been honored with 13 Emmy Awards, 3 NAACP Awards, a Grammy Award for Spoken Word Album, a Peabody Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, among other accolades.

Burton is the award-winning author of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, A Kids Book About Imagination, and his Grammy Nominated book, Aftermath. His podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, has been downloaded more than 25 million times. Recently, he launched the LeVar Burton Book Club via the Fable app.

The Children’s & Family Emmy ceremony will be hosted by former 30 Rock star, Jack McBrayer, and will be streamed live on NATAS’ dedicated viewing platform powered by Vimeo, available on the web at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku.

What do you think about Levar Burton receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming ‘Children’s & Family Emmy Awards’ and from Laurence Fishburne, no less? Comment below. 

 

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