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    Yowzers! That was a fun episode! 1990: Kay and Marge! (with Morey Amsterdam too!). “Cricket” and Danny. Michael Corbett. Early Peter Bergman as Jack. John and a much younger Victor. Doug Davidson. This was a great deal of fun to watch!

    I don’t remember Adrian and Cassandra? What was the name of the character Michael Corbett played? I have this strange memory of his character being crushed to death in a trash compactor?

    Looks like the whole week is devoted to Kay episodes!

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    Michael Corbett played David Kimble. If you watched the masquerade ball the other week (or whenever they re-aired it) David was dressed as a beast and shot Danny. Fun times down memory lane.

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    Yes, David Kimble! Am I right that his character was crushed to death in a trash compactor? He played Michael Pavel on Ryan;s Hope and Warren Carter on Search For Tomorrow too!

    Was Cassandra involved with Jack at one point? Vague memory of it…

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    I actually wasn’t watching the show back then, but yes, David died in a trash compactor.

    Not sure if Cassandra was involved with Jack or not. She was with Adrian and Paul. For some reason, Paul had to fake his own death to get back at Adrian (sorry, I don’t know the storyline).

    Yes, Y&R is doing themed weeks until they’re able to shoot new episodes. This week is Katherine Chancellor. Not sure about the following weeks. As much as I hate this virus and the negative impact it has, the silver lining is getting to watch watchable episodes of Y&R.

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    I loved Y&R in the 70s and 80s, so I really enjoyed Monday’s episode of Y&R. It was so great to see an episode featuring Lori Brooks as a central character. I wish the current team would re-introduce some of the characters from the Brooks, Prentiss, and Foster families, or perhaps some of their children or grandchildren.

    By the 1990s, I was not a huge Y&R fan, but it is fun revisiting the characters from that era. Y&R has done a much better job selecting encore episodes than either B&B or GH.

    I especially appreciate that they aired episodes pertaining to Katherine, although the selection of episodes was not that strong. It would have been interesting to agglomerate episodes in a way that really told a story, but I suppose that would be a rather complex undertaking.

    The one downside to airing vintage episodes is that it draws attention to the dismal state of Y&R in 2020. The episodes from the 90s are masterpieces when compared to recent episodes. Today, most Y&R characters have little complexity and little rooting value. They just come off as rude and entitled.

    At this point, I would be content if CBS just started re-airing the show from the beginning (1973) and continued to do so for years rather than subject their audience to the drivel they have been churning out for the last year.

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    I really enjoyed today’s vintage episode from 1998. I miss the days where you would watch Y&R just to see if your favorite character would appear. The Katherine/Jill fight was classic. I miss seeing all the sets, too. Victor having scenes at his office, then at Chris’s office, and finally at his home where nice to see. It was great seeing Casey for a brief moment today. Watching Michael in lawyer mode and having him share scenes with Dianne, then the priest/pastor, judge and other man were great, too.

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    I agree that yesterday’s classic episode of Y&R was excellent. The fight between Katherine and Jill was more than 20 years in the making and was so true to the show’s history. I was watching the day Katherine drove the car off the road in (I think) 1975; the recursive bitterness expressed by Jill rang so true. In addition to the excellent scenes between Jeanne Cooper and Jess Walton, the rest of the episode was strong as well and featured long-running characters such as Victor, Nikki, Nick, Sharon, and Michael. The writing was so deliberate and thoughtful. The relationships and motivations were consistent yet complex.

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    I really hope that the writers use the time off to re-think their storylines and make the show more enjoyable. I find myself bored to death when I watch the show and it’s been a long time since I felt compelled to watch. The only performer who has had me interested lately is Sharon Case, because her acting performances have been Emmy-worthy – and Camryn Grimes has been great too. I have been shocked by how poorly they have done with Michelle Stafford’s return, giving her nothing interesting to do. Once again we get Nick and Phyllis, which for me at least has never worked. I always feel that he is cheating on Sharon! The actors are always fine but the stories they are stuck in are sinking them big time in 2020.

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    I had mis-remembered David Kimble’s death: I thought the walls in the trash compactor room had started to close in on him and he was crushed to death; I hadn’t remembered his falling down the chute and getting crushed with the trash! Today’s 1991 episode was fun but oy the actress who played Flo over-acted to such an extent I was laughing at her outbursts! I had forgotten too that David Kimble disguised himself as “Jim” and married Nina’s mother Flo as part of his nefarious plan!

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    I wasn’t watching Y&R back then, so it was a nice treat to watch. I heard that David got killed in a trash compactor, but it was great to watch.

    I always thought it was weird that a show would have two different characters with the same name at the same time (John Silva and John Abbott).

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    This episode has the wrong date on it; it says 1993 but this is 2003 or so. When I saw Ashley my immediate thought was “but Judith Light was never on Y&R”. Eileen looks so much like Judith Light at that time it’s scary!

    Who is the Adam that Cassie is hanging out with? It is so wonderful seeing Cassie again!

    Why was Kevin so upset? Poor Colleen – she was always in peril all the way to her bitter end ):

    I’ve never liked Nikki’s animosity towards Sharon. I have always been on Team Sharon!

    Why is Phyllis with Jack? I think I wasn’t watching Y&R very much during this period. East coast soaps were still on the air.

    The show was certainly well produced, with tons of extras. Everything is under-produced nowadays!

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    I miss these Y&R days. As much fun as it is to rewatch these episodes, I wish they would be showing consecutive episodes.

    Kevin was a psycho when he first came on the show. Lily and Colleen were best friends and Colleen was worried that Lily was with Kevin. At some point Kevin and Lily slept together and Lily got an STD. However, Kevin had gone to the doctors and got medicine for it, so they couldn’t prove he did anything to her. He also cleaned out his hard drive on his computer, so the police couldn’t find any evidence of him being in teen chat rooms. His goal was to burn down Colleen, so she wouldn’t stand in the way of him being with Lily.

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    Back to the Arts gala eppy of Y&R. The following episode was even better. Kevin torches Gina’s. JT ends up saving her. Ashley (who was suffering from post pardon depression) shows up at the gala with her bathrobe and shows her “baby “ to everyone. Meanwhile, Michael had a huge crush on Victoria and saw her kissing Damon. This show used to be so good. I believe Y&R submitted these episodes for the emmys and won the Drama Series in 2004 for them.

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    I’m really enjoying these classic episodes of Y&R. It’s fun to see Cassie and Nate so young. It’s great to see Eva Longoria before her Desperate Housewives days. So many characters in one episode. Great background music, too.

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    Tricia Megan Ryan where did all of them go? Lol. 1998-1999 lot of younger characters that juts didn’t go anywhere

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