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VIDEO: More Scoop on Y&R's Spoof "The Young and the Recyclable" Featuring The Late Jeanne Cooper!

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All the rage this Labor Day weekend in soapland has been  his video brought to the attention first by Daytime Confidential, that is probably the funniest thing we, or many soap fans have ever seen!

And what is even better is with video spoofs like the cast of Y&R’s “The Young and the Recyclable”, this week’s episode of  Michelle Stafford’s web series, The Stafford Project featuring Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R), and  All My Children’s Cady McClain  (Dixie) spoofing being an interviewer as Suzy F*cking Homemaker chatting with OLTL’s Melissa Archer (Natalie), those that are, or have been in the soap industry, are poking some serious fun at themselves.  And their faithful audience is having fun with it too, because when you break it down, soaps can be pretty outlandish!

Now “The Young and the Recyclable” features the late great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) in a video that tells the tale of what it would be like if Y&R recast the role of Katherine Chancellor!   On-Air On-Soaps spoke to an insider today to get some more details on where this video came from and more!  We learned that it was most likely shot in 2009 and shown at one of the Y&R anniversary parties for the cast and crew.  We also learned that Jeanne Cooper loved being part of it, and that since her passing, many of the cast members wanted to make sure they had a copy of this on DVD, as it was such a wonderful inside joke and treasure.  Finally, the scene where you see Jeanne Cooper getting into a war of words with Jess Walton (Jill), was completely ad-libbed, which is why you see Jess almost busting out laughing.  We have a feeling a lot of this was ab-libbed though!  And wait till the end of the video, where Eric Braeden (Victor) attempts to dress up as Jeanne Cooper/Katherine Chancellor.  Joshua Morrow also proves yet again, he is absolutely amazing at satire in one of our favorite moments!! And might we add, so is the late former Y&R co-executive producer, Paul Rauch who makes an appearance, and keep your eyes for Greg Rikaart (Kevin) throughout who is key to the entire story!

Below, watch “The Young and the Recyclable” and let us know what you thought of it? What were your favorite parts of it?  We thought how ever this got out on the Internet, it was a perfect way to also honor the humorous side of Jeanne, as we come to the heavy drama of Katherine’s memorial episodes  on Y&R next week on September 3rd and 4th on CBS.

 

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Cubsfan3
Cubsfan3

I thought this was wonderful – absolutely loved it. Really hilarious to see the cast poke fun at their characters.

David
David

That was hilarious!

Judy
Judy

Thought this was one of the funniest things I have seen. Also a reminder how Jeanne Cooper lived life to its fullest and loved every minute of it. Great reminder of the feisty dame she was! In all honesty though, Eric Braeden stole the show at the end. Nobody should be consuming a beverage when they see him lol.

Brenda
Brenda

I cannot believe you got a copy of this. It is absolutely hilarious. I laughed right out loud quite a few times.

Linda
Linda

This was the most stupid thing that I have ever watched! How dare you make fun of my favorite show” The Young and the Restless! It wasn’t funny at all. And I took it to be an insult. I love this show and all of the characters in it.

angie
angie

Linda you have no sence of humour. go take your meds. you will feel much better lol.

Patricia
Patricia

THANK YOU i totally agree go take your meds you may feel better after! This was absolutely hilarious. Very Tongue in cheek and shows that when a soap or any show can make fun of itself it is not going anywhere for a long time. By the way Young and the Restless made this THEMSELVES SO NO ONE WAS INSULTING THEM. They were taking a lighthearted few minutes to poke fun at themselves lighten up people its a joke by the cast and crew of young and restless GEESH

Becky Z
Becky Z

I can’t believe these people saying how funny it was. I had to stop watching ’cause it was so stupid. Really? A paper bag is funny?

Frankie
Frankie

I guess nothing pleases you.

George
George

It was quite funny actually! Your sense of humor must be off!

George
George

Clearly you don’t understand good humor!! They are making fun of themselves get a grip!

Mary SF
Mary SF

George you asked me if it requires more intelligence to appreciate certain forms of humor–I don’t know, but I do know it requires more intelligence to defend one’s viewpoint based on sound argument rather than just putting someone down on a personal level for theirs. Telling someone they don’t have a sense of humor just because they don’t find something you find funny is a lazy argument — satire isn’t everyone cup of tea, just like I personally find bathroom humor and slapstick boring. Seeing a man get hit in the family jewels on AFV simply has no appeal for me,but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a sense of humor.
I don’t know Linda. Maybe she has a PHD and she thought I was being condescending explaining satire but at least I attempted to explain the intention of the satire based on what it is, and not by putting her down for not understanding the motive behind it. I don’t expect her to like it, but hopefully my explanation helps her to take it less personally knowing the mocking was directed at the powers that be, and not fans of the show.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Linda– I know you are getting flack for saying you did not find this clip funny that you in fact thought it was insulting to the show and characters you love.

First off let me say to those who are putting Linda down for her thoughts, that humor is SUBJECTIVE and NOT FACTUAL, which means something is funny if you think it is. Just like everyone has different tastes in movies, literature, television shows, favorite foods, we can have different tastes in humor. If I find something funny and you don’t that doesn’t take away from my enjoyment, and likewise if you find something I don’t that doesn’t mean I don’t have a sense of humor, just one different than yours-so stop ragging on Linda and Becky Z simply because they didn’t find this clip funny.

Linda this clip is satire and satire is meant to be an exaggeration, to basically mock long held conventions and stereotypes as a way to point out the flaws in said system. In this case they were not mocking the show, or the characters, they were mocking how soaps have become about money and not the craft. They were basically saying they feel the powers that be think so little of the actors that eventually they could be replace with just paper bags instead of real people. It was made for and by those involved in making a soap, not for the fans.

Their intention was not to insult the show, or their characters or fans, but basically make fun of the business side of soaps, by using the exaggerate soap formula- to tell the tale. They played up the stereotypes of not their characters, but themselves, like with EB being all about getting his high salary back by trying to take Jeanne’s role. And this made before she passed away so no disrespect was intended. This is how satire works, but satire isn’t everyone’s cup of tea—so it is okay you didn’t like it, but I honestly believe the actors involve and those who made this clip– love their fans, the show and their characters- what they were putting down using satire was the business side of soap making. It is the business side the treats actors like they are a commodity instead of an artist, and that is what they were mocking — so I hope you will understand they weren’t trying to insult you as a fan, or the show.

George
George

The fact that you spent so much time explaining satire to an adult speaks volumes. Yes everyone in entitled to have different likes and dislikes(I think we all get that) but sometimes it takes and requires more intelligence to appreciate certain humor.

Debbie
Debbie

Now, now children. Play nice. Linda and Becky are entitled to their opinions. It WAS a little on the strange side. 😉

Kat
Kat

I think it was shot in 2010. Very funny! I love satirical humour!

Kim
Kim

If Jeanne liked it enough to do, who are we to say anything, except it was funny!

lisa
lisa

I loved it ,absolutely loved it !!
What fun !!
I wish more shows did “spoof” like this – they probably do ,but not for public consumption.
It was great !!

heidi
heidi

Very funny and very sad all in one!!!

H Parson
H Parson

Saw this on SOC & loved it.

RIP – Jeanne Cooper & Paul Rauch.

PatF
PatF

Linda and Becky…do you not see the humor in this? And Linda, THEY are making fun of themselves.

It’s HILARIOUS.

It was made when Rauch was being forced with budget cuts…it shows how ludicrous he felt the cuts were and how the big names of the show…Cooper and Braeden would really NEVER be let go.

All the players are here…I especially loved Greg…his voice over for K-Y. Even though it was short, I also loved Eileen and Melody’s bit.

It just goes to show you that the cast is talented, and can more than handle comedy AND poking fun at themselves and their show.

So well done!

Theresa
Theresa

That was hilarous!!! I love how the actors/crew were in on it and seemed liked they had a great time doing it.

Timmy
Timmy

I thought it was funny. A little strange but funny.

cyndi burger
cyndi burger

BEYOND FUNNY!!!!!!

Rodd
Rodd

THAT WAS GREAT!!!

Judith
Judith

Unfortunately, I only saw a small portion of this – It suddenly stopped, and I could not get it to progress further. Too bad, as what I did see was funny, and I loved seeing these wonderful Actors spoof themselves. And too, such a rare privilege seeing Jeanne Cooper doing Comedy. She is badly missed!!!

liquordiva
liquordiva

lmao, I loved it… the WHOLE THING WAS HILARIOUS!!! ESPECIALLY MRS K LISTENING TO BIGGY, THAT PART WAS AWESOME

Cheryl
Cheryl

Fabulous, hilarious. Every person involved was superb. Jeanne Cooper was brilliant. Loved hearing her voice again. Thank you to whomever made viewing this possible.

Annie
Annie

Funny!!!!! They were all very good. I Luv spoofs.

Mo
Mo

I thought it was funny.

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DRAMA SERIES
The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA 
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Ed Harris, Westworld
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

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LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Foy, The Crown
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Lena Heady, Game of Thrones
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Matt Smith, The Crown

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Diane Rigg, Game of Thrones
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Viola Davis, Scandal
Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Cameron Britton, Mindhunter
Matthew Goode, The Crown
Gerald McRaney, This Is Us
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Jimmi Simpson, Westworld

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COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta
Barry
black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
William H. Macy, Shameless

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Alex Borestein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Henry Winkler, Barry

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GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
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Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Tiffany Haddish, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Molly Shannon, Will & Grace

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Katt Williams, Atlanta
Sterling K. Brown, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Bryan Cranston, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lin-Manuael Miranda, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

TELVISION MOVIE 
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Farenheit 451
Flint
Paterno
The Tale

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LIMITED SERIES 
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The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons, Black Mirror, “USS Callister”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Adina Porter, American Horror Story: Cult
Letitia Wright, Black Mirror, “Black Museum”
Merrit Wever, Godless
Sara Bareilles, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE 
Jeff Daniels, Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Ricky Martin, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Michael Stuhlbag, The Looming Tower
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REALITY SHOW HOST 
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RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Ellen DeGeneres, Ellen’s Game of Games
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
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Drunk History
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

VARIETY TALK SERIES
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Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

VARIETY SPECIAL LIVE
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The 75th Annual Golden Globes
60th Annual Grammy Awards
The Oscars
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So, what do you think of this year’s Primetime Emmy nominations?  Who do you feel got in that deserved to be nominated? Who was snubbed? Who are you rooting for to win? Let us know via the comment section below.  And to see the complete nominations in all categories check out Emmys.com

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