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    A Ewingverse Oral History

    Up until now, I'd never considered that (the characters of, not the actors playing them) Cliff Barnes and Laura Avery are the same age, as are Abby and Bobby.
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    A Ewingverse Oral History

    I've said it before, but to see it all laid out, one next to the other -- Lilimae become a mother alongside Jock's wartime adventures -- it's just mind-boggling.
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    'Hollywood Wives' miniseries, 1985

    Wives and its sequel, Hollywood Husbands, have a mystery running alongside the glamour and relationship drama. It works (slightly) in print because your mental image evolves as the story goes on. In Wives the miniseries, the surprise is blown fairly quickly (one of the actors has a dual role)...
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    The Golden Girls Spin-Off Thread

    I can't remember the exact episode, either, but they were letting Blanche take care of some business in the living room. *Rose hasn't left, Dorothy calls to her* "Shady Pines, Rose." "(leaving) This really shouldn't work on me ..."
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    Was Dallas Always a Soap and IF NOT, when did it become one?

    Good point! The line has blurred so much over the last 40+ years.
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    Was Dallas Always a Soap and IF NOT, when did it become one?

    Nah, if anything, Dallas was chili. No, but seriously, you have to consider that serialized (soap) storytelling was pretty much non-existent for American primetime TV in 1978. The notable exception was miniseries, which Dallas started as. Dallas began its series run with standalone plot, but...
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    The Golden Girls Spin-Off Thread

    A few more points about that scene, which is one of my all time favorites. Production-wise, it's the first cheesecake chat, even if the episode it appeared in ("Job Hunting") aired late in Season One. I suspect it was delayed because the censors weren't too thrilled about the (now quaint, then...
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    The Golden Girls Spin-Off Thread

    One of the more interesting developments* of Golden Palace was that Shady Pines became a much more luxurious, well-staffed facility. During Bea Arthur's two-part guest appearance, Sophia ran away to the now upgraded SP. I've never seen Empty Nest's last two seasons: was Sophia still acting like...
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    Mama's Family

    Naomi cleans up rather nicely (even if it's jarring to see her in such a conservative outfit). Hopefully the clips of Heather Biblow (Pam Anderson) -- and later, Fran -- being bad/unfocused at soap acting will turn up. Not only do you have Dorothy Lyman playing (and being) the director, but...
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    It's a Living on Tubi

    How else does one get through a round of publicity photos?
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    A Ewingverse Oral History

    Oh, happy day -- this was something I've eagerly been awaiting!
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    It's a Living on Tubi

    I think one of the Nurses also had stories about her home.
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    Characters we've never actually seen

    Twiggy would have been brilliant, @Emelee .
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    Characters we've never actually seen

    If I remember correctly, Maris topped a mid-90s TV Guide poll of characters the audience most wanted to see. I recall the Frasier cast throwing out ideas of what she'd look like. Jane Leeves figured Maris looked like Frasier's ex-wife, Lilith. And David Hyde Pierce (jokingly?) wanted Roseanne. I...
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