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THE MIDDLE Interprets Knots Landing In Hilarious Spoof For Brick's Film Project!

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If you are a fans of the soaps, and a huge fan of the iconic Knots Landing, that you got a kick out of Wednesday night’s episode of the hit ABC comedy series, The Middle.

In one of the story arcs during the episode entitled “Film, Friends and Fruit Pies”, Brick Heck played by the hilarious Atticus Shaffer has to a film project for school, and he chooses to use scenes from the 1980’s part of the CBS soap opera, Knots Landing.

Brick goes to his parents, Frankie (Patricia Heaton) and Mike (Neil Flynn and says upon choosing between going with ‘Knots’ or a different options for his project:  “I binged watch all 14 seasons … I know what you’re thinking … but Knots Landing has that indefinable “it”.  Plus, it’s one of the few historical records we have of the 1980’s.”

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Later, Brick enlists his friends, Cindy and Troy, to renact a scene for his project portraying the roles of Abby Ewing (Donna Mills) and Gary Ewing (Ted Shackelford). As he directs them, Brick says,  “OK, Cindy in this scene you are Abby, a beautiful temptress who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.  And Troy, you’re Gary, a handsome, naïve, Texas transplant, who used to be married to Valene, but then Abby stole you, and now she’s trying to make you, Gary, feel better about cutting your best friend Kenny out of Ciji’s recording deal.”

Not happy with his friends performance, Brick yells “Troy, I’m seeing the acting all over the place. This is Knots Landing, let’s keep it real.  Didn’t you people watch the 14 years of episodes I gave you?”

After his friends bail on him for his overbearing and controlling directorial behavior, and with one key scene left to shoot Brick now enlists his parents to finish the last scene. ” I’m a director! It’s my job to bring Knots Landing to life, a writer wrote this,” he says.  Next when Frankie and Mike get in front of the camera it is their job to perform a scene between Karen (Michele Lee) and Mac (Kevin Dobson).  When Mike feels odd in the way he is sitting he says to Brick, “Who sits like this?” Brick replies, “Mac and Karen sit like this, OK?”  After Mike has had enough, Frankie is left with a last-minute Mac fill-in and hilarity ensues.

What did you think of The Middle interpreting Knots Landing for Brick’s film project? If you missed it watch the episode below, and then weigh-in!

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Mo
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Mo

Sounds funny.

Bart
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Bart

It was a very good episode – lots of laughs from all 3 of the episode’s story lines.

I watched KNOTS for all 14 seasons!!

William
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William

It was so funny. I love this show and Lnots so I was just thrilled. Only wish they would have gotten Michelle, Donna, or Joan to play his teacher in the episode.

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‘The View’s’ Sunny Hostin & Ana Navarro Test Positive for COVID-19; Asked to Leave Studio Ahead Of V.P. Kamala Harris Interview

This morning on The View, an awkward situation arose, when while on the air, co-hosts, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro, where asked to leave the panel desk and exit the studio.

All of this happened before a live interview was scheduled to happen with Vice President Kamala Harris.  It was revealed that Hostin and Navarro tested positive for Covid-19, and were ‘breakthrough” cases since they had been previously vaccinated.

Host, Joy Behar delivered the news to the audience at home so they knew what was going on with the bizarre moment playing out on live TV, sharing,  “Ana and Sunny, at the last minute we realized they have tested positive for COVID so they have been taken off of the show.”

Harris, who had planned to join the ladies at the table, instead was going to be interviewed remotely from a different place in the ABC TV studio in New York, while Joy Behar and Sara Haines remained on the set.

As for Kamala Harris, Behar added: “It’s very important we keep her healthy and safe. The Secret Service is doing things to make her feel safe.”

While the delay was announced, Behar and Haines took questions from the in-studio audience.

Watch Behar below explain what was going on.

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TONIGHT: 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS

Who will take home the gold at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards?  Well, from the looks of it .two heavy favorites going into it are Ted Lasso in the comedy categories, and The Crown in the dramatic categories, but as we have seen on previous Emmys there may be upsets afoot.

Other leading contenders through the night will include the series: The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, Lovecraft CountryThe Queen’s Gambit and Mare of Easttown.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the three-hour special on CBS beginning at 8 pm EST emanating from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.  Pandemic and all there will be a return to an opening number.

 

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The broadcast’s executive producer, Ian Stewart, confirmed an opening number, when he previously told Deadline, the number “is going to be a lot of people participating, singing, rapping.  It’s hopefully going to be a very impactful start, a ton of fun.”

The Primetime Emmys will have nominees in attendance, with a more limited amount virtually, and those who have tickets can stay in the venue through the whole show, unlike the Grammys or Oscars were those nominated were ushered in and out.  Look for the Emmys to take place outside the theatre under a tent.

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One Life to Live alum Renée  Elise Goldsberry (Ex-Evangeline) will be competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in Hamilton.  Another OLTL alum, Jonathan Groff (Ex-Henry), is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role in Hamilton, as well.

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In the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Sterling K. Brown tries to win another Emmy for his role as Randall Pearson on This Is Us.   To view all the nominees, head on over to the TV Academy’s website.

This past June, CBS also aired the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in a pre-packaged show for broadcast due to Covid-19 restrictions.

So, who are you rooting for to win the gold at the 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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