Thanks. That's what I meant.
Posted Jan 24, 2014 @ 12:19 PM
You're welcome. I just wish that more English-speaking episodes were up, or at least in subtitles. I hate dubbing to begin with (it's always given me the creeps when a mouth is moving and the words coming out of it don't match - yes, I'm weird like that), and much prefer subtitles.
Posted Jan 26, 2014 @ 11:17 AM
Getting back to mid/late 1986, there was so much going on plot-wise that while viewers certainly missed RW/Kelly, it wasn't enough so that it ruined the show. Besides Eden and Cruz's messes with Kirk the Jerk and Santana, there was the Mason/Mary/Mark triangle that came to a head that summer and ended with the "C" sign falling on Mary, and phony evangelist Lily Light and her brainwashed followers who disapproved of the casino to be owned by Buzz that wound up with Amy Perkins Wallace killed in the explosion of Buzz's beach bar - which led to heartbreaking material for Richard Eden (Brick) to play. Then there was the reveal that Lily was really Gina's daughter.
The acting was strong, the stories were well-written and the direction was sharply executed. SB really was firing on all cylinders by this time - and the scenes still hold up 25+ years later. OK, except for the 80s hair and styles, but I digress...;-)
Edited by catlover79, Jan 26, 2014 @ 11:20 AM.
Posted Jan 26, 2014 @ 1:18 PM
Edited by ByaNose, Jan 26, 2014 @ 1:18 PM.
Posted Jan 26, 2014 @ 2:18 PM
Actually, that was in 1988 when Kimberly McArthur came on. RW left SB for the first time in 1986 so she could film The Princess Bride and then left for good in 1988.
RW's final appearance aired June 23, 1988 while KA's first scenes aired the very next day: http://santabarbara-...alendar1988.htm
Sad news to report. Everyone's favorite "Mama", as in Carmen Zapata (Carmen Castillo), passed away January 5 at the age of 86:
Making the news even more ironic and sad is that A's real life mother passed away just two days earlier on the third.
Posted Jan 26, 2014 @ 2:28 PM
Posted Jan 26, 2014 @ 5:05 PM
Who could forget Eden's first meeting with Mama Castillo on Cruz's houseboat that was an utter disaster? When was the last time any soap did a "meet the parents" scene?
Posted Jan 26, 2014 @ 9:21 PM
I agree, catlover. 1986 was pretty great. I've been watching some '85, too, and there is some great stuff that year. I've been watching some of the stuff on Cruz's houseboat. SB was just so good back then! Mason was such a character back at the beginning. It's fun to see how he mellowed out just a little over the years. I've also enjoyed watching all of the different CCs. The hairstyles were a bit crazy and there was an overabundance of shoulder pads, but SB had the best hair in Marcy and Robin!
This is totally random, but I caught a clip of Cruz and Eden's wedding. Why was Victoria there? It just seemed odd that she showed up and found herself a costume and then just stood around. Mason and Julia were together by then and Cruz didn't know Chip was his then. I know why Pearl wasn't there, but it just made the wedding seem off. Cain should never have been standing next to Cruz.
Posted Jan 27, 2014 @ 1:13 PM
No idea about the stuff going down about Victoria, but I liked Cain once he became normal. Though by the way Cain was introduced to Eden and Cruz, it did seem like a stretch that he'd be the best man at their wedding. It's a credit to Scott Jaeck's fine acting that he made both good Cain and evil Cain work. I wish that not only Pearl had been there, but that Brick had made a visit as well. He WAS Eden's half-brother and a good pal of Cruz's, after all.
Edited by catlover79, Jan 27, 2014 @ 1:13 PM.
Posted Jan 27, 2014 @ 5:45 PM
I didn't mind Cain, but I felt he was shoved down our throats. It wasn't long between him showing up in SB and then becoming best friends with everyone. He did help Cruz escape at Kelly and Jeffrey's wedding, but I guess I was such a huge Pearl fan that I never really got around to liking Cain.
Posted Jan 27, 2014 @ 7:25 PM
Speaking of Cain, and of C&E's glorious 1988 wedding at Pebble Creek, here is a terrific scene with Cruz and Mama Carmen having a heart-to-heart as she helps him get ready for the wedding. It is so sweet. Enjoy:
RIP Carmen Zapata!
Posted Feb 11, 2014 @ 2:13 AM
Richard Eden, our very own Brick Wallace, and his wife Shannon attended the Hollywood premiere of the latest Robocop movie earlier this evening. Some of you probably remember that Richard played Robocop in the 1994-95 syndicated TV show.
Anyway, the Getty Images site has been displaying photos of the stars at the premiere as fast as they can be uploaded!! For those of you who are wondering what "Brick" looks like today, look no further:
Richard - http://www.gettyimag...photo/468541097
Shannon - http://www.gettyimag...photo/468541149
Edited by catlover79, Feb 11, 2014 @ 2:14 AM.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 2:45 PM
Thank you for the update on Richard Eden.
Considering that harsh lighting he looks good, and still has a lot of charisma. Even when she had no idea who he was...
I was watching some old commercials on Youtube and in the midst of a 1988 primetime promo for NBC, Nancy Lee Grahn and Lane Davies have a fun spot with...Jay Leno.
It's at around twenty seconds.
Edited by PeteMartell, Feb 18, 2014 @ 3:06 PM.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 5:32 PM
OMG. I remember seeing that promo when it aired! Except it was a longer version and there were more SB cast members in it too!
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 7:31 PM
Isn't that the truth? NBC was THE network in the early 80s and all through the 90s. They were firing on all cylinders, both with their daytime AND nighttime programming. Those were the days, my friends!!!
Yes, I agree about Richard Eden. Brick was/is one of my favorite SB characters, as Amy/Brick were one of my favorite SB couples. Things weren't quite the same without him and Kerry Sherman (Amy).
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 11:27 PM
Is this it? I love Marcy Walker's hair flying around as she dances merrily.
Yes! Other than four hours of The Today Show, I can't imagine NBC having much daytime stuff to include in a current-day promo. Kinda sad.
Posted Feb 18, 2014 @ 11:42 PM
Definitely sad. Brandon Tartikoff must be spinning in his grave.
On the upside, I did enjoy how all-inclusive this promo was - daytime, primetime, late night, news and sports were all represented.
Not a reality show to be seen.
Those were the days, my friends!!!
Posted Mar 2, 2014 @ 3:54 PM
The YT poster "Santa Barbara NBC" has posted the two episodes leading up to the tragic demise of Amy Perkins Wallace from Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11, 1986. Best part - they are IN ENGLISH!!!!!!!
Posted Mar 2, 2014 @ 11:03 PM
catlover - Did you see they showed Carmen Zapata during the memorial segment at the Oscars? Very cool that she was included!
Posted Mar 3, 2014 @ 1:01 AM
I didn't watch the Oscars - but I'm so glad she got a mention. Thanks for passing along that tidbit!!
Posted Mar 3, 2014 @ 1:11 AM
I saw Carmen Zapata during the In Memoriam segment. A LOT seemed to have died over the past year. She was in Sister Act, so it's good the academy recognized her.
And Amy Perkins dying was 28 years ago this year? DAMN, I'm old. So she died on screen a week before my 14th (!) birthday. Jeez. Yep, old.
Posted Mar 3, 2014 @ 1:26 AM
Yup, I was just a week away from turning 7!!! LOL Happily, Amy's portrayer is still in Burbank working as a therapist.