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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
Mo

Sounds funny.

Bart
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
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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AW and Y&R Alum Alicia Coppola To Recur On ‘Empire’

More exciting roles coming the way of Alicia Coppola! Casting news out today has that the former soap alum of both Another World (Ex-Lorna) and more recently, The Young and the Restless (Ex-Meredith) has landed a recurring role on Empire.

According to Deadline: “Coppola will play a smart, flamboyant attorney investigating Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and international money launderer Damon Cross (Wood Harris).  She’ll do almost anything for big target convictions because she believes they’ll take her to the Governor’s mansion and then the White House.”

In an Instagram post on Friday, Alicia posted: “What a way to start the Holidays, end 2018 and begin a wonderful 2019! Thank you is all I can say. To say I am Grateful is an understatement. @empirefox here I come!” Recently, Coppola also recurred on NCIS: Los Angeles.

On Thursday night’s Soap Nation Live radio broadcast, Linda Dano, who played Alicia’s on-screen mother on Another World, Felicia Gallant, had complimented Alicia during her guest segment, and she still keeps in touch with her.  You can listen to that here.

So, will you be checking out Alicia on Fox’s Empire?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Heading To Elvis Presley’s Graceland For Fan Celebration Weekend

Big news for GH fans! For the first time ever, Elvis Presley’s Graceland will host a special “General Hospital”- themed fan celebration. The event kicks off Friday, January. 18, and will include numerous exclusive events held in various locations throughout the Graceland Campus; including: Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex, and the AAA-rated Four Diamond luxury resort, The Guest House at Graceland.

Beginning today, Friday November 16th fans can log on to Graceland.com/GeneralHospital and purchase tickets several GH-themed parties, such as “The Live Nurses Ball” and the “Metro Court Hotel Lounge Party, ” as well as catch screenings of classic episodes, blooper reels and never-before-seen content.

Additionally, several stars of the series will appear including: Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos Jr.), Steve Burton (Jason Morgan), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan Ashford), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Wes Ramsey (Peter August), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine), Josh Swickard (Detective Harrison Chase), Donnell Turner (Curtis Ashford), Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos) and executive producer Frank Valentini.  The cast and EP will share their favorite memories from the show, answer questions from the audience, and participate in autograph signings and exclusive photo opportunities.

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Valentini said in a statement on the event: “I’m excited to meet with the fans and have them spend the weekend with the extremely talented cast of ‘General Hospital.’ It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a historic location.:

Various levels of packages are available for immediate purchase. For more information and details, please visit Graceland.com/GeneralHospital.

In addition to all the GH-themed events, attendees will have the opportunity to tour Graceland. Fans will be invited to visit the iconic mansion that Elvis called home; Elvis Presley’s Memphis – a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex filled with museum exhibits, shops and restaurants; and Elvis’ custom jets. Guests in attendance will also have the option to purchase exclusive General Hospital merchandise only available to attendees.

So will you be heading to Graceland in January to see the stars of GH and participate in this one-of-a-kind fan experience? Comment below. But first check out this just released promo for the event!

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Chris Harrison host and EP of the series, posted via Instagram: “It’s now officially official and I have the official exclusive poster to prove it. Colton’s dramatic season of #TheBachelor premieres Mon Jan 7th.”

The poster has the slogan: “What does he have to lose?” and one would assume its a nod to Colton’s noted and much discussed virginity.

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Viewers first met Colton in Becca Kufrin’s season 14 of The Bachelorette, where he came in as fourth runner-up.  He continued on the franchise on Bachelor In Paradise, and his controversial on and off again relationship with Tia Booth, Becca’s friend.

Just how will Colton handle kissing a bevy of ladies, the fantasy suites, and more?  Guess we will find out,and if his season will be a doozy compared to the lackluster season of Arie Luyendk Jr., until Arie dumped his choice for love Becca and went back on his word and fell back in love with the runner-up  – his now fiancee and expectant mother of his chid, Lauren Burnham.

So, what do you think of the poster art for the new season of The Bachelor? Will you be checking out Colton during his effort to find true love? Comment below.

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