Transcript From the eDrive "Another World"
Holiday Chat on CompuServe - Official Tim Gibbs Page-AW 1996 Holiday Chat

Friday, December 13, 1996


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Tonia [eDrive]:
Good evening and Welcome to Entertainment Drive's Live Conference with cast members of "Another World" from eDrive's New York City CyberStudio! I'm Tonia Raebiger, your online host and moderator. Tonight, join us for a holiday celebration with some of your favorite AW stars: Amy Carlson (Josie), Timothy Gibbs (Gary), Dahlia Salem (Sofia), Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs), and Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris). Eric is here with us now, and we expect the rest of our friends just a little bit later.

Another World" debuted on May 6, 1964 on NBC. In January of 1975, AW became the first serial to expand to one hour. Starting in March of 1979, the show expanded to 90 minute format which lasted until March of 1980. "Another World" lets us in on the lives of the Corys, Carlinos, Frames and Hudson families, keeping up with the traditional aspects of life in Bay City while covering important social issues.
Now please welcome eDrive's Soap Maven Mary Ann Cooper along with Eric!

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
I'm Mary Ann Cooper, your host for this conference, also known as the "Soap Diva" of eDrive's website. Tonight join us for a holiday celebration with Amy, Tim, Dahlia, Dave and Eric. We're also joined online by eSoap's "Another World" section leaders Mack and Lisa.

Since we have you all to ourselves, Eric, waiting for the others to arrive, I've been wanting to ask you this for the longest time. You're almost like the Mary Tyler Moore of "Another World."

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
I am?! What does that mean exactly?

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
What it means is that Jake is off the wall crazy and you're always trying to bring him back down to earth. Not unlike Mary Tyler Moore who was sort of the stable influence in her sitcom and all the other characters were wild and crazy. Is there a lot of pressure to being that stabilizing influence to a character or characters?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
No, actually I think it's a lot of fun. It allows for Tom (Jake)to be able to go as far as he wants to go because he knows that I'm going to be there to level him off and especially in the beginning with him and Matt, they were constantly butting heads. It's one thing when you have two characters going at one another and there's nothing there to offset it. With somebody in the middle that you know is going to consistently be there, they can say, oh, great, then I can just go all off. Right now, what's happening is a lot of times there's a scene coming up, it might even be on now, where Tom is about to-- Jake is about to destroy a bar, and I have to stop him. And so as an actor, he knows, okay I can just go completely wild and Eric can actually physically stop me from doing this and it feels good when you can let go of something. The one we shot today, he and I argue, and I've never had so much fun actually arguing with somebody. We argue, argue, argue, and afterwards --we've done some sort of playish arguing, but this one was really heavy. We were seriously arguing. And afterwards we were like, yes! That was excellent! So I think it's allowing him to really go off and allowing me to find new ways to calm him down and bring him back down to earth.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Everybody says a soap day is grueling, let's glimpse behind curtain here and tell us what a typical soap day start to finish is like for you.

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
Hmm... Well, I live in Brooklyn, so I take the subway to get there. I mean a lot of people who live in Manhattan get a car to the studio. I live in Brooklyn, because I want to, and so I get up about quarter to 5:00 in the morning, get a shower, get dressed, then take the subway. Luckily, the subway's only two blocks from my house so it's not bad at all. Anyway, I take the subway to the studio and run in and get your keys, then you go up to your dressing room, throw your stuff down, grab your mail and then wait for your dry rehearsal to begin. That starts usually around 7:00. In dry rehearsal, you rehearse everything for the morning segment of the day. Afterwards, you run down to hair and makeup, in my case just makeup. After that, run down and get my clothes on. If you're lucky, you're in some of the first scenes in the beginning of the morning so you can just jump right into it. If not, then you try to find some way to keep yourself busy, either sometimes I'm learning lines, but I have a graphic memory so I can usually memorize my lines within the course of looking at them once. So it's not-- I go over them not so much because of memorization but just so I know what I'm going to do with them emotionally-wise. I actually spend a lot of time playing video games. I have a super Nintendo in my room. And I have a Sega at home and so sometimes I switch and bring the Sega in or whatever. All the kids on the show come in my room immediately and we play. When the kids aren't there, we also have video games in our green room and I have lost quite a bit of money doing that.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
How late in the day does it normally go?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
We've been being really good lately, been trying to get out between 6:00 and 7:00. That's the average day. There are days when we go late. Last night we taped New Year's Eve and whenever you have a party with all the cast members in the same place, it's like a group of children. The director is constantly telling us to shut up! We're all running around, just getting into everything because it's one of the only times that all of us get a chance to see each other. It's just rare that we're all in at the same time, so we get to see each other and we're cutting up. It goes a little longer so yesterday we went until 10:30 at night. So there can be days when it's from 7:00 until 10:30. There was the day when we taped Joe Carlino's bachelor party and we went until 1:30 in the morning, so I was there from 7:00 until 1:30 in the morning.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Getting back to New Year's Eve, who does Chris wind up with at the stroke of midnight?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
There was a young lady who's name is Jenkins, that is the name they gave her, Miss Jenkins, no first name. Chris and Miss Jenkins go out on this date on the beginning of New Year's Eve so we're at Carlino's, eating and whatever. The next day, the next real day, well we taped that episode on Wednesday, and on Thursday, supposedly still the same day in soap opera time, somehow there was a mistake and this woman was no longer with me. I asked the lady out on New Year's Eve, but she's not with me at the party. It's okay, what you're going to see, Chris actually has two dates for New Year's Eve, I have one for the beginning of New Year's Eve and another date who is an extra actually who did a scene with me at another time on another show as Tanya, she is the person that I end up with on New Year's Eve. Bet it will look like I'm a dog basically. [ Laughter ]

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
That's very funny. You're a reporter on the show. Did you do any special research into being a reporter to develop your nose for news before you took the part or since you've taken the part?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
I want to say, yes, I studied so hard, but no, I haven't, and the thing about it is, so little of it has been actually about reporting. So much of it has been about Jake and I, me getting Jake out of trouble, Jake and Vicky and everything else except for reporting. So I keep wondering is there going to be a time when I'm going to have to sit down and do something serious about reporting. I figure when that time comes in the script, I'll have to come up with some kind of lingo that I don't understand and I will have to do some serious studying and researching. From the beginning it seemed like everything was more about the other stuff. The reporting is something I obviously do with my job and every now and then you see me ask some questions, but for the most part there's usually something else going on.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Tell us about your audition. Tell us how you came to join the cast of "Another World." How did this come about?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
Sort of like a fairy tale, actually. I'd just gotten back from the Bahamas, where I proposed to my wife. It was around Thanksgiving. As soon as I got back, I got a call from my agent saying you have an audition for "Another World" for tomorrow, so pick up the script tonight. This is in L.A., and I went to NBC in L.A. to pick up my script and there weren't any. And so the next day I go to the audition, I don't have anything in my hands and Jimmy Bohr (AW Casting Director) says to me, okay, here you go, here's the script. I realize now this is the third callback for this. And so-- I didn't have a script. All the guys that are now auditioning for this, this is their third time, they're on tape and have it memorized and I have this thing for just a second. I figure, well, I'll do the best I can. I said I have a graphic memory which is nice, but it doesn't help you put a lot into it. When you're under this kind of pressure, you don't want to necessarily rely on that. So after he auditioned all the guys that were taping at that time, he sent everybody away including the girl who was reading with them, and he read me in the dressing room and after I read, he said, that was really nice. Hold on a second. Runs out the room and starts looking around for the guys with the camera and comes back to me and said I wantto put you on tape. So I go in, and I'm taping with the script in my hand and the furniture and I'm bumping on things, trying to read the script and look at the camera at the same time and doing this and basically feeling like crap and afterwards Jimmy says that was really nice. I said okay, thank you, I appreciate it. I thought I'll never hear from these people again. About a week later my agent called and said they want to screen test you. I thought they must have --they must have made a mistake. They apparently saw the wrong tape with the wrong name or something but, they want me to come to New York, fine. So I thought, okay, great, this is an opportunity for me to get a free trip to New York and make the best of it. I had nothing to lose. I come to the studio and I actually fell asleep before my screen test. It wasn't on purpose, I don't know if it was jet lag or what. When they came and got me, I woke up and I was teary-eyed and out of it. At this point, though, I did have it memorized. I felt much better about it and I was reading with Michelle Hurd who was playing Dana on the show at the time. I'm not sure what all the other guys did, but during my audition I kissed her. I don't know if that had a bearing on things or not. During my audition, I kissed her and I thought we got along really well. Again, I felt like I had nothing to lose. After it was over, I fly back to Los Angeles. I did not really expect to get the part because I'm thinking after the audition, they'd say, yeah, we made a mistake, he wasn't supposed to be here. My agent happened to be on a flight, he called me on Monday and says, so what happened? You didn't call here or say anything. I said I've been trying not to think about it. It was fun and all, I don't know what they were looking for. There were five guys there and they were all completely different. I just figured I'd leave it alone. He says, well, you know, they have seven days to let you know and they have to go through Proctor & Gamble and NBC and so it will probably be a while. I said great, I'll keep my mind on the episode of "Lois and Clark" I have to shoot tomorrow. He called me the next day and said you're flying to New York. At this point, it was in December and I had been living in L.A. for 4 1/2 years. So I was excited and then I thought, oh, my God, they're having one of the worst snowstorms in the history of the planet in New York right now. He's about to send me there and that the fact that I'm very happy, I'm calling up everybody and telling my family and we're all happy and I'm supposed to be shooting "Lois and Clark" that night. It was really hard to go to "Lois and Clark" after hearing this. I have to go do this now. That's pretty much it.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Is this your first soap role?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
Yes.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
It has to be a whole different world, no pun intended, from doing primetime and doing daytime. What are the primary differences?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
One thing, when you do primetime, you have an entire week to shoot one episode and it's in some ways it's a little more relaxing. With daytime, you obviously have to shoot a different episode every day. Sometimes you're shooting seven episodes in five days. In the course of a day you might be shooting two different episodes. You have two different scripts you're trying to memorize at the same time. Of course then there's just trying to make things different. It's-- I don't know, I think daytime's a lot more challenging because it makes you work.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
A fan has a question for you:

Christa asks: So, are you asking Santa for a Nintendo 64 for Christmas?!

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
No, actually I have asked Santa for a Sega Saturn for Christmas. I want to make sure that the Nintendo 64 will be around a while because there's nothing worse than picking up a system and a couple months later there's no games for it and you've paid a bunch of money for it and there's no games for it. After 64 has been around for a while, I'll work on that.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Here's a question from Kelly: Hi Eric! When will Chris get his own storyline, and stop being a listening post for Jake?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
Charlotte, the new executive producer pulled me aside yesterday and told me there is a girl that they're bringing onto the show, I don't know her name yet, apparently she's coming in with a storyline so hopefully that will start coming together somewhere within the next two to three months. As far as me being a listening post to Jake, Jake and I are having a lot of fun, so I hope that whatever the relationship he and I are having right now, is still around whenever this girl comes on.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
We talk about this new storyline. How difficult is it when a new person comes into a storyline, do you think for the actor who's acting opposite that person to adjust? Because many times they act like they have a whole history together and there's got to be this intimacy almost in an immediate fashion. How difficult is that?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
I think it's probably more difficult for people who are taking on a role that was already played by someone else because with a new character, obviously there's a new person, you can warm up to them. Fran Dorn, for instance, the woman who played my mom on the show, from the moment I came on the show, she-- the first day I met her, she ran to me and started kissing me and called me her son. Oh, my son! She started kissing me. It was really nice. We sat down in the dressing room and talked for a while before we even started talking about our relationship or anything like that, just talked. We just got a feeling of one another and it felt like, yeah, this woman could easily be my mom without a problem. And even now I call her up. She has three children of her own and they're all girls so when I call her up and say tell her that her son called. The first time I did it, they were like who?! Now they're like, oh, it's Eric. I think it's a lot easier when it's a new character.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
We've heard that there's a new Nick. How do you change gears when you're dealing now with a whole new person in a role that you've associated another person with?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
Kevin and I are friends, which, it's just-- it's tough to just switch up like this. Kevin and I were also roommates from the show and the new guy playing Nick, his name is Mark, so he's now my roommate as well. So there's a little bit of a feeling of loss, obviously, for the person that did play the role, a connection that you had. Professionally, of course, you have to figure out, well, this is a job, so what do I do to fix it, because the powers that be have made this person Nick now. I don't have any option but to make this person comfortable and if I'm going to continue to work with the person, I have to find a way that we can connect so it's not necessarily easy, but it's something that has to happen.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
What direction would you take the character in if you had the opportunity to write the script, besides having a love interest, let's say something else you might like to see the character do?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
I would like to see him have more of a struggle with what he decides to write about. And one of the things about-- I've noticed about reporters, they go at stories, just have to, as far as the job, they go at them, regardless of whether they like them or not. Right now, Chris has been very soft about his approach to what he's been writing, which has been very nice. I would like him to see him come to the one story that will put him on the line with just about everybody, the person that he's in love with, Jake or Matt, of course with Jake or Matt, one of them will obviously really like it because of the way those two characters are. One of them will probably like the story he writes, the other not so much. I would like to see that one story come across that's going to cause some major problems between just about all of the characters involved.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Dahlia and Dave just arrived!

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
How is everybody doing there?

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
So did you all bring a note from your producer telling us why you were late tonight?

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Do you have an answer, Dahlia?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
I don't have an answer.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
I think they're pleading the fifth on this one. We're getting very festive, got the champagne in here.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Can I ask a question? I'm a little naive to this whole thing. This is going out over their computer and we also see it here. As we speak, does it go over their computer?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
What's going on is this: you're hooked up and these microphones are going to a stenographer in Colorado.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
I might want to say to the stenographer in Colorado? How's the weather out there?

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Now that you guys have champagne and in a festive mood, we're first going to ask your New Year's resolution, okay? Let's start with Dave.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
To continue health and happiness and I guess achieve my goals of making Officer Tibbs the man that I think he's meant to be and to marry Felicia Gallant!

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
I think it's making us all a little weepy.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
That's my resolution! That's really Tibbs resolution.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Dahlia?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
My personal resolution is to keep in touch with old friends that I've sort of missed along the way and keep exercising and taking care of myself. I haven't done that for a while. I need to start running. And for Sofia: to keep strong and follow what she believes in...sort of.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Follow what she believes or follow her heart?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
I think that follow her heart right now and to know what's right for her rather than doing something that could be detrimental down the line, just to take care of herself and make better judgments.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
You have an embarrassment of riches because you're surrounded by all these gorgeous guys and it seems to me that it would be very difficult for this character to make up her mind in what direction she would want to go. What factors will Sofia, you think, use to determine which man she eventually wants to wind up with.

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
To find someone sincere and honest. That's what she's looking for right now, someone she can really trust and have an equal relationship. Rather than what she was dealing with Nick.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Let's talk about steamy love scenes. How do you make that look so real? Because people obviously are watching it, think that there's something going on and we know it's make-believe but it looks so real. How do they make it look so real?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
I really haven't had a steamy love scene yet but I've been sort of close. But you trust the person that you're with and sort of-- personally, I personalize my situation, you know, from past relationship or something. That's what I do. So, I'm in the moment and I don't think about anything around me and ignore everything that's going on and then it happens and then I watch it and I'm like, oh, my God!

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
What has been the--Dave, what has been the most difficult scene you've done?

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):

That's a good question. I think of anyone on the show, I have the most difficult scenes. I'm the biggest character on the show,that's no joke, no secret. I think all my scenes with Linda Dano are probably the hardest. They require a lot of concentration. The hardest scene I think I've done is with my brother because we have such a strong friendship that sometimes it takes everything I can possibly pull from myself to keep from breaking and the first time I did a scene with him, both of us broke. As we approached, he came into a room and I came into a room and he came out of a room, and we met and looked at each other and fell apart. That was probably the toughest to hold it together and make the scene work genuinely without letting brotherhood get in the way.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Do you guys pull jokes on each other on the set?

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
I try to do that. If I'm passing notes to someone like Amy Carlson, I try to put something on that. It might say telephone call, here's a message from Gary and I might write something that I might not want to say..... On the note. It's funny. That's about it.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
What do you want to see your character doing in 1997, Dave?

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
I would like to see Tibbs come out of the woodwork, obviously. He's stuck in the background, though having a good time. I love working with everyone on the set. They're great people, it's a lot of fun to be there. I would like to have a storyline, you know, it would be fun to hear anything other than "Tibbs, get in here." Anything with a background, you know, who is this guy? Where is he from? Does he have any family?

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
What do you think his background is if you had to make it up?

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
I think he probably comes from a family of police officers, I believe, you know, I thought that Tibbs probably comes from an area where his dad and his grandfather were on the force. I've always thought that Tibbs is-- may have been-- not that is readable, but may have been-- not pressured to be put in the police department, but because his family was in it, he felt that, you know, he was responsible for keeping that going. So he goes about things a little bit lighter than some-- I try to keep things a little lighter. I try to do that. Joke around a little bit. I'm having fun, not as serious as someone who's in there, to get out there jay-walking tickets.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Dahlia, now that show has cast a new Nick, how difficult is it to make that adjusment to an actor, when you've been used to doing scenes with someone that's been in the part for a while.

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
I haven't had a scene with the new Nick yet. From the screen test, it's very different because Kevin and I, of course, did have a history together and when I came on the show, he was the first one I worked with, so there's that comfort that you have with the otherr actor, but I'm looking forward to the new Nick, and he's going to be doing a lot of research. These things will happen for us so it's going to be very exciting to be going through this transition. I'm looking forward to it.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
We understand from Eric that you guys taped New Year's Eve yesterday, was it? Who will you wind up with, Dahlia, at the stroke of midnight?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
Matt Cory. At the stroke of 12, I'm with him.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Is it where you want to be?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
Definitely. Matt and Sofia, their relationship is just beginning and is developing very nicely. So she's definitely happy right now and she's moving on from Nick, getting over him slowly but surely. Of course she still has feelings for him.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Where is Tibbs going to be at the stroke of 12:00?

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
In the police department alone. He's witnessing Gary and Josie, they're togetherness in the police department at the stroke of 12:00. Kind of in the background. Which is really different for Tibbs because he's usually front and center. No, but he's in the police department, working alone, yeah, hanging out with the other cops.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Here's a question from Kristina S.: Hi, Happy Holidays......my question is: You're obviously involved in your own storylines but can't help to pick up on other people's storylines. The other storylines you're not involved in, which do you think are the most fun to watch and which ones are most intriguing for you to see unravel.

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
There's a storyline coming up for me involving Victoria Wyndham that I can't speak about, but it's going to be interesting.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
I don't know what's up for Tibbs. All I know, I hope he's working tomorrow or next week. The most fun is to watch honestly, I'm enjoying--I love to watch Eric and-- I think he's fantastic. I love to watch Eric and Tom Eplin-- just light comedy, these guys are both quick-witted. I love watching their scenes together.

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
I pay him well.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Bobby and Vicky. I don't know if you guys watch the show and tape it. We tape it, my brother and I. I stop when I get to those scenes with Vicki and Bobby and Jake. It's interesting for me to watch.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
That's a tribute to what's going on and Dahlia?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
I agree, definitely. I'm really intrigued with what Vicki's character has to go through deciding between Bobby Reno and Jake. It's wonderful. So I like watching the triangle.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Mack, one of the AW Section Leaders in eDrive's Soap Opera Forum has a question: What storyline surprises can we expect in'97? Were you all surprised that Robin Christopher (Lorna) & John Bolger (Gabe) are leaving? And thanks for dropping by tonight!

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
I guess if you want to be a little broader with your question, you can include that as part of your answer, but the kinds of changes perhaps since Mary Alice Dwyer Dobbin came aboard as the head of P&G Productions, have you seen any changes come to your show as a result of her coming in or in what you're doing or anything like that?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
It's hard for to us visualize who you're talking about. We don't get to actually see them.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
I think in a situation like that, it takes a significant amount of time to be able to see a different-- it's not something that you can tell right off the bat. I think it would take quite a bit of time to be. There's a little tension around.

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
There's obviously been changes. The question was originally about John Bolger and Robin Christopher. I think although we all know that it's possible at anytime, I think it's always a surprise when we find out that one of-- as Linda Dano calls it-- the family and I like to believe that, is no longer going to be with you and it's not something you can overlook or pretend, oh, well, no big deal or it didn't happen or we're going to be able to go on easily without them, you're going to miss those people, you're going to miss their contribution to the show, to the family, to whatever you want to call it and hope the best for them. And if you're lucky, hope that your paths will cross again at some point.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
How is it when an actor leaves, do you have a party? Don't know what to say? Do you wish them well? What's the support system like when an actor unexpectedly leaves?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
I think it depends on what they want. Some actors want to just go. Les Brandt wanted to go. He didn't want a lot of fuss, just wanted to go. So you respect whatever it is they want. Some people might actually want the farewell party or whatever you want to call it.

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
Like Kevin. He wanted everyone to get together. We all met at a restaurant and said our goodbyes and he was in good spirits despite the situation. But we were very close as a company, so we'll remain that way, we'll keep in touch.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Does he have any plans that you know of?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
I do know he's auditioning right now, so he's very optimistic.

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
I'm going to have to leave soon, so let me give you my New Year's resolution. As far as me personally, my New Year's resolution is to-- one of my primary goals is I'd like to be a producer, have my own production company, so I would like to stop sitting on my behind and talk about working towards that and actually start working towards it. And as far as the character is concerned, I think Chris would just like to have sex in '97. [Laughter ] I think he obviously wants to find someone in his life that he can just have a relationship with other than a man and...[ Laughter ] And I mean, just.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Do you think there's a chance that Chris and Jake could get together?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
I don't think it's been talked about but the way I see it, unless Chris and Jake are locked up for a very long time together... Not in the near future that I can see. eDrive, thank you very much for tonight!

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Thank you, Eric, for stopping by. I know everybody enjoyed speaking to you and seeing your face and hope you come back and visit us again. Any last comments you have for your fans?

Eric Morgan Stuart (Chris):
As far as the fans are concerned, I keep getting the same thing as far as questions about what's happening with me. Write to the powers that be, not me. I'm doing everything I can on my side. Thank you for your support so far

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Eric has to leave, but you don't need to worry because Tim has just arrived! Now Dahlia is in the wonderful position of having to sit between these two gorgeous brothers!

Christa:
It's the Fabulous Gibbs Boys!

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Tim, we need to get you in the holiday mood. You've got champagne now. Think New Year's Eve. Tell us what New Year's resolutions would you make for your character and yourself?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
For my character, to-----crack more jokes at the expense of Bobby Reno, have sex with the character of Vicki......A couple of times. What else do I want to do? Oh, boy. Beat the character of Rachel Cory at a game of international badminton. That's what I would do. As far as for me? Eat more red meat, drink more red wine and smoke more of everything. [ Laughter ]

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Your mind must be a very scary place! I understand they taped New Year's Eve. Who did you wind up with at the stroke of 12:00?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
With Josie. Gary wound up with Josie and Tim wound up with Amy. It was great. Two for one.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Okay! Right before you arrived, Tim, we were talking about the fact that it's very difficult when a new actor comes into a role and to adjust. There are a lot of changes going on at "Another World." How difficult is it to deal with all the changes going on the show?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
In relationship to me coming on my first time? I'll answer that in two parts. I think it's as hard as you make it. I didn't really know what to expect with Gary. I got very fortunate because they wrote a character that was rich in flaws and identifiable. So I got very lucky, it made my job easier. But I never tried to second-guess how long I would be there or-- you know, I didn't have the burden of recreating a character. I didn't have to re-establish any kind of relationship with the audience. That makes it a lot easier. So it was nice to come into a fresh character created from scratch to play Gary, you know, it was a pleasure and it was without much stress. Also, you must know that I never really got into acting to play the same character. So I'm not really a slave to my work. When this job is done, it's done, whether it be this Wednesday or Wednesday two years from now.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
I'm kind of partial to characters named Gary because my husband's named Gary. It occurs to me there's not too many Garys on soaps. There was Gary on "Knots Landing," and then there's you.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
The show "thirty-something" was sort opera-ish, didn't they have a Gary on that? The blond guy with the beard, wasn't he a Gary?

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
You're right! Peter Horton played a Gary also. That's the only other one you can think of.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
As far as the current situation there and comings and goings, doesn't have much of an effect on my overall objective when I go into work, which is just to do the best I can and have fun.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Tell us about those bathtub scenes, how difficult are they to stage?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
They're not hard to stage because you're not really going very far. You're in a tub. But I know what you mean. They're a dance. It's a choreographed dance that is really sort of painting by numbers and there's a bunch of grips standing around, scratching their asses and snorting and belching and it's just not a romantic scene at all, really, kind of pressure, but it's fun. Amy makes it fun. She's very professional and we have had a great time. I think the reason those things have worked so well and people have responded to them so well is because unlike most emotional and-- well, unlike most sexual intimacy that is portrayed on soaps, there's a great deal of fun involved. We're really light and-- with all that stuff because we're comfortable with each other. I don't think we feel a lot of discomfort or self-conscious.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Okay, here's a question from Lynda S. Franklin: Tim, how does it feel to be working with your brother? Who was interested in acting first? How long have you been acting and how did you get your start?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
It's a dream come true working with my brother. You know, it's-- it's funny, I mean, my brother's so funny. He's a funny guy, you know that.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):

You're funny too.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
You're funnier.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
No, I'm not. You've been very funny during this interview.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
As far as who was interested in acting first, he was. He's only a couple of years older. How old are you when you start to talk, like two? You figure at about 3, he started lying to my parents. And I was only 1 at that point, probably wasn't even talking so he started acting first. He got interested in it first.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
That's not true.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
I started acting when I was 11. Let's see, I'm 22 now. I've been acting 18 years, so I'm in 19th year and I got started when my football coach who was volunteering his time as a football coach, I was on a little league football team and I was so bad, I was horrible, but it was one of those deals where it's just for fun, apparently and all the kids have to play, which is such-- it's a joke, but I had to play and my coach knew that I was terrible at football but he thought perhaps I could be good and be decent in his commercial and it was for a chocolate chip cookie commercial. When he offered it to me, I'm 11 so I thought I could be like Rodney Allen Ripey, this huge child star eating in the Midwest for Jack in the Box. He was the huge star from eating hamburgers. I thought oh, great I can be like that guy, but of course it got me started.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Very interesting! Here's a question from Karen in Canada: Will Bobby & Gary work together to expose Grant's schemes?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Bobby and Gary don't work together because there's a taint factor. My brother and I invented this word called-- it means kind of a little bit too macho, little too tough. Explain it to them, Dave.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Well, the best way I could explain taint is everything that doesn't hurt, hurts. Like oh! I didn't do anything. Nothing happened. But I have to make it-- sensationalize everything and make it sound like I'm working at everything. I'll get up from the chair and show you. There you go!

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
That's kind of like an overly macho individual. And there's that at work between Bobby and Gary. Bobby's a taint character, really taint. He's so taint, I was in a scene with him the other day and I was like wow. I don't know if we'll crack anything. I don't think-- I don't think we'll get to the bottom of anything. I think we're just going to be macho, be taint toward one another.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
I'm getting the impression that you're going to have problems with Josie because of the Grant factor. She keeps trying to get you to leave the guy alone, right?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Yeah, she does because she has a good reason. Grant brings her mother hope and happiness and she needs it when she's in the wheelchair.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Do we see more trouble brewing between the two of you because of this 'factor'?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
I think it will escalate and apparently there's going to be an individual down the road that perhaps drives a wedge between Josie and Gary. So...there's trouble ahead. There's storm clouds a brewin' on the horizon.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
They say nothing is as boring as a happy couple on the soaps. We have a question from Christine Regbar: Bobby and Gary don't work together but I hear you guys ride to work together - what kind of car does RKK have?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
RKK has a Pacer. You remember those old Pacers? I don't even know, it's like a Plymouth or something. An old, old pacer.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
You're talking the '78 pacer?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
It's like a wide-body pinto. Like a fish bowl on wheels and it's old. It's old. There have been a couple of times when we were stuck in the Battery Tunnel in that thing. I'm never riding with him again. I told him to buy a truck.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Where would you like to see the character of Gary go in '97? Is there any special storyline you have in mind that you would love to try out if you were given the opportunity to write for yourself?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
I would write something ridiculous, to be honest with you. We're already in an area that's somewhat hard to grasp, why not just buy into that whole thing. For instance, Gary falls off the wagon one night, drinks himself to--into oblivion, sleeps with Vicky like I talked about earlier and joins NASA and takes a trip to the moon. It would be funny. He becomes an astronaut. I would do something zany, it would never work. I would never last as a writer. I've always wanted to play an astronaut and a cowboy so I would write some sort of crazy, maybe like----

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Can I ask you a question? What do you think the funniest thing about the cowboy is?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Probably the belt buckle and the hat.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Look what happened to Clint Black?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Clint Black passed out from laughter when he caught a glimpse of himself for the first time in a cowboy hat.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Did he walk by a department store?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
His doctor said it could have been worse, he could have also seen his belt buckle.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
We have a question from Lynda S. Franklin: What the hat for Tim? And Dahlia are you still there are you rolling in the aisles with laughter? How do you feel that your story line with Nick will be stopped. What in the future for your storyline?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
Of course I'm laughing. These guys are funny as hell! My storyline with Nick is temporarily at a halt right now. Sofia will be with Matt in the future, I think, for the next couple of months. Nick will still be in the shadows definitely, watching my every move. So that's not over.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
They want to know what's going on with the hat, Dave?

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Well, you, know, the question, I think, if you back it up a little bit was what's with the hat, Tim?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
I think they thought you were me.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
I think they're asking you what's with my hat?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
I tell you what's with it. First of all, show them... He's in front. Pull it all the way up. There it is. Right there. There he is! [ Laughter ]

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
My 'Cat in the Hat' hat, my good luck hat. I'm stylin' and profilin'.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
That's my brother, the gangster from Calabasas Park.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Speaking about villains, okay, what would you rather play, a villain or a hero and why?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
I would rather play a-- I would rather play an anti-hero. Sort of a heroic figure.......

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
A taint heroic figure like Sylvester Stallone.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
A hero with vulnerability.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
With some flaws, the kind of guy that can pull the gun but be afraid, that kind of guy.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Dahlia, would you like to be like a vixen?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
I was going to say a heroine that takes risks. I think Sofia, she's very careful, calculating with what she does right now, but would it be fun to play a villain.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
I would like to play a villain. I would love to play a villain if there could be some longevity. My brother didn't play a villain, he played a rapist on Santa Barbara, I guess it is. What had happened is, you paint yourself into a corner and before you know it, you're off the show or they paint you into a corner and you're off the show. If you can withstand all that, like Mark Pinter who is brilliant as Grant and got the longevity while he plays a villain and he's not going anywhere. I would love to play something like that if I knew I would still have a job after a year. That's my answer to that question.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
What actor has inspired you the most? It could be an actor you saw when you were growing up or one you see now on the big screen?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
Mercedes Ruehl. What I like about her, she was very in the moment and takes risks and the types of roles she just goes after inspired me and I had the chance to work with her last summer. Yeah, I was an understudy in the Broadway play, "The Rose Tattoo," and I got to go on. The person I was understudying got sick and I got to go on for a matinee. I just learned so much from being on stage with her. I didn't have to think about anything around me. She was so focused and concentrated and just incredible someone I looked up to for years I had the great opportunity to work with.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
What's it like on the Broadway stage because you have all the distraction of the people in the audience? I mean if you're working in television, you don't have an audience aside from the crew. That must like freak you out the first time you do it.

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
Actually it was a tough transition because I started in theater and love the fact that you have the audience behind you and hear their laughter or how they feel about something that you do, and when you're in front of the camera, you don't-- it was hard because it was so quiet around me that I felt like I wasn't doing anything. I needed-- you need more and you really don't, you just need that person in front of you and you don't have-- the camera really is your audience.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Amy Carlson has just arrived!! Welcome Amy! Let' throw the same question out to you. What actor inspires you, whether it be someone you saw growing up or someone on the show with you, someone in the movies, is there someone who when you saw that person and said that's what I want to do, that inspires me to be an actor?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Hi everyone! I would say that the first time I saw Vivian Leigh in "Gone With the Wind," I thought I'm getting that part, but then it took me a while to figure out that part had already been taken. After that, I love Jessica Lange, an amazing actress.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
She's hot, too. That's another character Gary should get to sleep with.

Amy Carlson (Josie):
She coming on the show?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
No, but if she did, Bobby Reno...

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Would snatch her up in my second!

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
We told them about taint

Amy Carlson (Josie):
David Forsyth was horrified when we first said that because he said that was a different southern expression.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Amy, has her champagne now....think New Year's Eve, we've asked everyone else this question and now it's your turn. Where are you going to wind up at the stroke of 12:00, who will you be with?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
This better be good or 6 best friends will be carrying you by the handles.

Amy Carlson (Josie):
They'll be carrying me by the handles? I don't get it.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Now listen to the question.

Amy Carlson (Josie):
I'm listening! Josie, who's she going to be with? She'll be with Gary at the stroke of midnight.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Will it be really passionate or one of those kind of, oh, happy New Year's kisses?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Let's just say there's a leap and a half twist involved.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
There is! I forget that part.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Now we want to know what your New Year's resolution is for your character and for yourself, first of all?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
You're just slamming me with the hard questions, aren't you? Let's start with Josie first. She's easier. Josie's New Year's resolution would be that-- I think to get the highest quota on the Bay City police force this entire year.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Highest quota in what?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Arrests, mysteries solved.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Highest quota in every category? That is so cocky! Oh, my God!

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Gary had no part of this resolution, did that concern you?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
I wasn't done yet.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
By the way, back to what I said earlier....that's an old Dean Martin thing, your friends will be carrying you by the handles. I can't sing "Luck be a Lady Tonight"

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Let Amy finish.

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Gary, let's see. Her resolution including Gary? I thought these things were personal. I think she is hoping to develop their partnership. Go back to solving crimes together.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
I was mentioning before that I think Josie is family-oriented and she wants to be such a good member of the Frame family. She seems to be pushing Gary around and little things. Don't go after Grant because it will break my mother's heart. Do you think at some point it will interfere with this relationship to the point where the relationship will go sour as a result of her preoccupation with being a good Frame daughter?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
I don't think she's necessarily preoccupied-- I guess she is preoccupied but she is-- I mean, Josie has a blind spot when it comes to mama. Whatever it takes to make mama happy and to be there for her. Just remember, they were the only two together growing up and they're a team, the two of them. I don't think-- I would hope that Gary wouldn't...

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Wouldn't what?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Try to interfere with that! Maybe it will. Maybe his bravado as a cop will get in the way.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
There's that taint thing coming.

Amy Carlson (Josie):
You're saying I'm taint?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
No, I am. Gary can be. Bobby Reno is.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Here we go. Taint again.

Amy Carlson (Josie):
I didn't get to say one thing earlier. Jennifer Jason Leigh is my favorite actress lately.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
We have a question from one of your fans! Here is Kelly P.'s question: Dahlia, who would you rather have Sofia with Nick or Matt?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
Oh, at this point... There's been a change. It's exciting to go with the new Nick, yeah. For different reasons. I think Sofia, she on adores Matt for different reasons. They're good friends, she trusts him, but Nick still gets to her.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
How old is Sofia?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
She's 21.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
21 and a virgin and she lives in Bay City? [Laughter]

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
She's a Catholic girl. She comes from a traditional Italian family.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
She's the one they did the poem about. "For 21 years, she kept her virginity, not a bad record for this vicinity."

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
We have a question from Kelly: Does it frustrate you that AW is constantly at the bottom of the ratings?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
No, it does not frustrate me because-- actually it's pretty low stress. When you're at the top of the ratings you're constantly going are we still on top or we dropped a point. With us, we pretty much know where we're at.

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Although we are kind of scared now because "The City" is out of the picture.

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
I got something to say. Update the damn rating system. Get with the program and tell Nielsen to get some kind of new system. Forget the '90s, just ask Nielsen to step into the '60s and get rid of the box and get digital about this and find out what people are watching. You can't rate a show based on Nielsen ratings, it's a joke.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
It should be noted also that you guys have a lot to celebrate since the show has been renewed until 1998. Is that right? So obviously the network has a great deal of confidence in you and the question is a little misleading because you're not at the bottom.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
No, actually we're like two or three from the bottom so we're-- to us, you know what? It's not about ratings. I guess that's a question for the producers because the actors-- most actors I know only sweat about ratings when they're paranoid about their jobs, but all the actors that I-- I mean, Amy and myself and my brother, we sweat about other things. You know, the ratings are not something that you control, which here's a perfect example. When "Another World" brought in my good friend, Robert Kelker Kelly and created the storyline with the idea it would save the show and boost the ratings. No actor, they could bring Jack Nicholson on the show, as soon as people tune in and see it a couple times they're back to old habits. It's about story, long-term story. It's about which way the wind is blowing, what pants Dan Rather put on today, there's so many variables, you can't solve it with one-- pilots call it chasing the needle. That means if the plane's headed too far left, you correct to the right but correct too far right so you're chasing back left again, chasing the need toll try to center it up. I think they do a lot of that on the show. I think the executives and the production staff, everybody else does a lot of chasing the needle and God bless them for it, it's a lot of hard work, but it's a lot of guesswork to try to bring a show up in the ratings.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
If you were an executive on a network, what kinds of things would you do, what do you think brings a show up?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
I might be completely wrong, but the way I understand the venue that we're in moves at such a rapid pace that the quality of the story and the consistency cannot be equated with that of even dramatic nighttime television, let alone film. But there has to be some kind of responsibility to good story-telling. You can see that held up consistently through people like Bill Bell and Ken Corday. If I look at both of those shows, Y&R and DAYS, I see two shows that drag their storylines out for an extended period of time and have a responsibility to the story's future and history as it relates to each character. So that those characters are richer because visit and people that tune in the show seasonally understand where they are because of it. They have a responsibility to good storytelling and because of it, their shows do well. That's not the only thing. It might be because "The Price is Right" is on somewhere near them. That's the first thing I would do, concentrate-- you have to understand, how many head writers "Another World" has had? We've had more headwriters........

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Than executive producers.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
So, Amy, what is the-- what do you think the most difficult scene you've had to do up to this point has been? What was the most challenging for you?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
One of the hardest things to play emotionally was the scene when Gary leaves Josie, it happened about a year ago and it was when he finds out that Blair is coming back to town and Gary breaks up with Josie. Through a combination of factors, it was painful for me because I was like breaking up with my boyfriend at the time. Sometimes these things go over and it's too much like life to deal with it. Physically, it was when I was in the police academy, it was the worst. I had to wrestle with Matt Crane and he gets really competitive with me sometimes. We were knocking each other around. I was bruised for a long time after that.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Why were you wrestling with Matt Crane?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Because he sees Josie as a sparring partner at the academy. He takes her out, she gets too talkative with him.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
We are going to open the floor so the fans can make some comments!

Christine Regber:
Hello Amy! Do you remember me? Here's a hint BELGIUM, and UCP! What would you like to see happen for Josie and what do you think of RKK?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Hi, Chris, how are you? She's an Olympic tricyclist.

Christine Regber:
Are you doing the telethon this year Amy?


Amy Carlson (Josie):
Are you coming? I will if you will.

Ronnie Rose:

Hi you guys! luv you all.

Kelly:
Hi Amy, Tim, Dahlia, Dave, and Mary Ann!

Karen-Canada:

Hi to all! What does everybody think about controversial storylines, e.g. interracial, older women, younger men etc.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Here you go. Here's controversial for you. Interracial older and younger is not controversial. Let's get into the '90s. That's life. Stop looking through colors now. What is controversial? I don't know--they should have a gay storyline on or they should have a lesbian storyline on. That shouldn't be controversial either.

Lorraine:
I don't have a question but I just want to say that I have been watching AW for 20 years and I have never cared about ratings. I think I've seen some of the best acting ever on AW and nothing can beat it in my books.

Karen-Canada

The writers seem to back away from those I asked about.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Would you like to ask your fans any questions?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Who do you want Vicky with? Jake or Bobby?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Remember Bobby's taint out there.

Karen-Canada:
Bobby!!

Amy Carlson (Josie):
All I have to say about taint is Kurt Russell in "Escape from L.A.

Christine Regber:
Explain what taint is!

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
It's extra testosterone.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
A hyper level of testosterone. If you think of taint, think of Kurt Russell in "Escape from L.A."

Amy Carlson (Josie):
It's about working real hard to make your way in this world. What do you guys think of Cindy?

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
Who would you prefer to see Sofia with, Matt or Nick?

Stephanie:
Nick

Kelly:
Matt

Karen-Canada:
Dahlia.... Not Matt! Try Tomas

Tonia:
NO WAY! Matt!

Lyn:
Matt

Deidre:
Neither, how about someone new - maybe Tibbs

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Thank you, I love you. Where are you from? Where is deidre from?

Deidre:
Ohio

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Deidre, I love you.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
We're in wrap-up mode let me just say that it's been terrific having all of you come and it was nice because you all came at different times so we got a chance to chat individually with you. That was kind of nice. Any last comments?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
It was a lot of fun.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Let me end with this question, what do you all think of this great technology with eDrive and being able to post the pictures and talk to people?

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
It's funny you ask. I was going to say the most important part of the eDrive to me is the bathroom. I mean that. Eric Stuart told me about it, I didn't believe it. I went in, there are signatures everywhere from Linda Dano to Tom Hanks on the bathroom wall. If anybody gives me a pen and allows me to do that, all I've got to say is good luck!

Amy Carlson (Josie):

I think it's cool. I think it's great for the fans to be able to see who they're talking to, the actors they like, to be able to interact, I think it's great. I got to say hi to my friend Chris. It is fun, it's nice to be able to interact with people that watch.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
It's instant feedback, which is nice.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Plus the fact you can do it with anybody anywhere, you don't actually have to be face-to-face, that's what the Internet is all about. You know, you can bring people together no matter where they are. It's nice.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Who would you like to see under the Christmas tree for you?

Dave Gibbs (Officer Tibbs):
Once again I've got to stick to this. I've got to say, Felicia Gallant. I believe that the chemistry between me and Linda Dano is incredible. Most of my scenes I've done have been with her. Of anyone on the show, I have the most front-burner storylines. Either that or if I had to go to an alternate, it would have to be Vicki Wyndham.

Dahlia Salem (Sofia):
My character? Matt and Nick.

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Now, that's controversial!

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Tim?

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
I would like under my tree, under Tim Gibbs' tree I would love to come down in the morning and find those two little M&M nuts that are on the commercial that are talking. I think that would be a ball to see if they melt in your hand.

Amy Carlson (Josie):
I want the little Elmo. Tim, what happens if you got hungry, oops! The wiggly Elmo! I thought that was his name, but apparently it's Tickle Me Elmo.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
Who is tickle me Elmo?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Oh, please! He's been living under a rock.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
Who does Josie want under the tree?

Amy Carlson (Josie):
Gary under the tree, of course! And a teddy bear.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):
And Tickle Me Elmo. I'll show you Tickle Me Elmo.

Mary Ann Cooper [Host]:
I want to thank you for coming tonight and sharing this festive holiday season with us. Brilliant stars from "Another World" with us tonight and I want to thank everyone for participating and come back again, guys.

Timothy Gibbs (Gary):

Thanks to all the fans.

Tonia [eDrive]:
Thanks everyone! This has been Entertainment Drive's Live "Another World" Holiday Conference! We would like to thank Amy Carlson, Timothy Gibbs, Dahlia Salem, Dave Gibbs and Eric Morgan Stuart for taking the time to be with us tonight! We hope to see you all again soon in cyberspace! *Great* thanks to Mindi Schulman. Thanks also to Barb Schroeder, Chris Cali, Lisa Klobucar, and Marie Fontenot. Special thanks to our on-site Entertainment Drive Crew: Megan Kline, Mary Ann Cooper, Stephanie Seplow, Tonia Raebiger, Rosaria Sinisi, Bill Kane, Chris Scott, Amanda Hass, Tessa Bertolasi, Steve Horowitz, and Erin Barbar. Many, many thanks and congrats to the eDrive Super Stars helping us out across the country: Christa Ryan, Kelly McGlynn, Lisa Kuehn and Mack. If you enjoyed this conference, you'll love The Soap Opera Forum (GO EOAPS)! Visit eSoaps to download glossy GIFs and chat live with other soap fans! There's more holiday magic happening on eDrive -- check out these great areas: To access the Entertainment Drive main menu, GOEDRIVE. GO EFORUM to visit the Entertainment Drive Forum and take part in the Secret Santa contest -- access Library 7, "Holiday Goodies" for all the details. To enter the Travelers Advantage/Entertainment Drive $15,000 Hollywood Sweepstakes, GO TRAVAD or GO EHOT. GO YDRIVE to find out how you can win a copy of the hot new Barbie CD-ROMs from Mattel Media: "Barbie Storymaker," "Fashion Designer," or "Print 'n Play." Get all the info in Message Section 22, "Barbie (tm) Contest."

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