Previous Updates - 2001
December 16, 2001
December 9, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (October 19 - November 8, 1976).
December 2, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (October 1-18, 1976).
November 25, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (September 15-30, 1976).
- Linda Dano played an airline clerk on September 29, 1976, trading lines with Jennifer Leak (Olive).
November 18, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (August 30 - September 14, 1976).
November 11, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (August 12-27, 1976).
November 4, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (July 27 - August 11, 1976).
October 28, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (July 7-26, 1976).
- Donna Wandrey played Angie on July 1, 9, and 14, 1976, and Pat Mauceri played her on July 19, 20, 21, and 22, 1976.
October 21, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (June 21 - July 6, 1976).
- Now available:
The Best of 1982: Volume Two
Lengthy extracts from the San Diego remote, including "the hairiest chase sequence since The French Connection."
Shea and Morgan family disharmony. Julia and Liz romance movie men. Quinn's sibling ties. The past comes back to haunt both
Blaine and Cecile. Ada meets the Winthrops. Cass runs the Matthews gauntlet to romance Sally. The double homicide of
Jason/Ilsa. Intro scenes: Maisie, Stacey, and Peter. Exit scenes: Vic and Christine. Guest starring Kelsey Grammer and
Theodore Bikel. ($15)
The Best of 1984
The first meeting of Cass and Kathleen, what may or may not be the first meeting of Felicia and Wallingford, and
the intro scene of Vince. Some of the most exciting pre-Majorca adventure sequences in one of the best of all
possible years. (T-130, $20)
October 14, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (June 3-18, 1976).
October 7, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (May 18 - June 2, 1976).
September 30, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (April 30 - May 17, 1976).
September 23, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (April 14-29, 1976).
- E! has plans to air an hour-long biography-type show on Anne Heche
in December. I sent them an AH-AW screener tape. They were particularly interested in her Emmy-winning Donna-slapping scene, since
they have a great bite of Anna Stuart talking about it.
September 16, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (March 26 - April 13, 1976).
September 9, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (March 9-25, 1976).
- Tracy DeWitt's maiden name was Aldrich. William
Darrow McMillan temped as Jamie on March 18, 1976 (he also temped as Dennis on March 11, 1977).
September 2, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (February 23 - March 8, 1976).
- The 1976 address of the Cory mansion was 21
Bayshore Drive. Neil Johnson had a younger brother named Ted. Gabrielle Carteris (90210) not only
played Tracy Julian in 1988, but a girl named Janice in 7/84.
- New photos: Ilsa shoots Jason, First Meeting: Cass and Kathleen.
- Two of the three source tapes arrived the first week of September. One "Best Of" tape might or might not
be ready next week; the other needs to wait for the rest of the material.
August 26, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (February 6-20, 1976).
August 19, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (January 21 - February 5, 1976).
- On Thom Racina's web site, he talks about writing for AW and hiring Brad Pitt in 1987.
August 12, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (August 9 - September 4, 1972).
August 5, 2001
July 29, 2001
- The original tagline was, "We do not live in this world alone but in a thousand worlds." This was changed to "other worlds" in the
twelfth episode, though the word "other" was pencilled in on the sheet for the fifth episode. Linda's father was
Ed Metcalf, who died in 1960. A Mary Rose (Mimi) Leahy who played a nurse on July 25 and 27, 1972, was probably
the same Mimi Leahy who was an AW writer from 1989-1998.
- New Daily Synopses (July 18 - August 8, 1972).
July 22, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (May 30 - June 19, 1968).
- Danny Fargo (Anthony Ponzini) wrote songs for his girlfriends. One of them,
"Under The Moon With You," hit the airwaves and was performed by Marcella
Martin (as girlfriend Flo Murray). It was a musical collaboration between
Agnes Nixon and organist Clarke Morgan (once a musical director). Morgan also
created a special "nagging" melody for Aunt Liz. Marie Masters (Susan, ATWT, 1968-present)
subbed for Carol Roux as Missy on June 10, 1968. An unknown actor played Vince McKinnon for
one day on November 22, 1985. Jennifer Lien auditioned for the role of Vicky/Marley. The
show liked her, so they decided to cast her as Hannah, a teen who would get in the way of
Jake and Paulina. William Grey Espy (Mitch) and Janice Lynde (Tracy) dated.
July 12, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (January 2-25, 1968).
June 25, 2001
- New Daily Synopses (December 15-29, 1967).
May 31, 2001
- The "1920's version" of the theme song was mistakenly left off the Audio File. That's been fixed.
- The Silver Age 3 is now available. Christmas 1983. Full Jake scenes from his first
two episodes. The evolution of Cass. New Year's Eve 1988.
Russ and Liz learn he fathered Josie. Frankie meets Lucas. Cass and Frankie do "Squeegee-Man." Christmas 1989. Donna/Jake full lovemaking scenes.
($10 U.S. / $13 Cdn)
- The Best of 1986 is now available.
Bachelor parties for Catlin and Cass. The wedding of Catlin and Sally. Mitch
and Matthew on location in NYC. Bridget's secret. Cheryl/Vicky catfight. Cass/Kathleen, Jake/Marley, Scott/Cheryl. ($15)
- The Best of 1991 is now available. The Return of the Master of Evil. The first meeting of Carl and Ryan. Nurse Vicky ministers to
shooting victim Ryan. The rise of D&M. Ryan welcomes Vicky back from Switzerland. Jake and Paulina take up residence in
the Cory mansion. Carl numbers Rachel's days. Dean shares his true feelings with Jenna. The original scene used as the Vicky/Ryan
clip in the opening sequence. Rachel poisons Carl. Kathleen the brave, Frankie the stoic, Lorna the moll. Plus lots more. ($15)
- The Best of 1982: Volume Two is 3/4 ready.
Remaining 1982 material, as well as the bulk of material for the Best of 1984, is due to arrive in July.
May 9, 2001
- New photos: TV Week: 1983, SPW: March 21, 1991,
SPW: August 20, 1996, Milo,
Ed, Susan, First
meeting: Peter and Sally. Minor characters: Henry Davenport,
Dr. Emily Cole, Joe Masterson (the same actor
who played Donald Tanner).
- Ada worked at the station as a police counselor for most of 1982. Julia was adopted when she was 10. Kelsey Grammer played a paramedic
in 3/82. Russ's last episode was November 11, 1992.
- New Daily Synopses.
May 4, 2001
- New photos: Alma Rudder, Loretta Shea,
Marianne Randolph, Harry Shea.
Minor characters: Ella Fitz, Bridget Shea,
- Maggie was named after Margaret, the woman Cecile believed was the mother who gave her up for
adoption to the DePoulignac's.
- The Best of 1982: Volume One is now available. Lengthy extracts from the
Wyoming remote. The birth of Maggie.
The Sheas grieve for Loretta while Larry and Bob catch her killer. The adventures of Vincent and
Hastings. The Cecile/Cass conspiracy. Susan's suitors. Alma vows vengeance. The exit scenes of Pat,
Rick, and Marianne. The intro scene of Julia. Plus the surprise dayplayer appearance of a major late
1980's actor as a student of Jamie's. ($15)
January 7, 2001
- New photos: TV Week (May 1965), ATV (October 1971),
TV Day Stars (October 1975), SOD (April 22, 1986),
Wedding: Iris and Alex, Miriam and Mac. The covers
in Publications have been removed from Geocities, so they are now accessible.
- Freeze frame endings began with
the December 25, 1981 episode. While the August 7, 1981 episode ended
with a freeze frame, that was an exception made necessary by the cliffhanger ending.
Quinn Harding first appeared on July 1, 1981. Since Linda Metcalf's last appearance appears to be at
Rick and Marianne's wedding on May 19, 1981, it's likely Quinn was brought on to replace her
as the token black character (much as Linda herself was in the summer of 1972, replacing Peggy Nolan).
- New Publications sub-file, Transcripts.
- According to FOX's Malcolm in the Middle web site, star Frankie Muniz appeared on AW.
- Recurrent movie/tv actor Mike Starr
(Sorry, I returned the tape without making a screen capture) appeared on
November 18 and 19, 1989, as Officer Muldoon. He also appeared in 1979
with his actor brother Beau as extras.
- NBC Online daily AW synopses added to Synopses. If anyone
can supply the missing days/weeks/months, please do.
- The Best of 1979: Volume One is
now available. The full 90-minute episode of March 6, 1979, the death
of John Randolph, featuring 21 characters, with commercials.
Plus, over an hour of new 1979 material. (T-160, $25)
- The Best of 1979: Volume Two is
now available. Twenty-five minutes of new Lemay material featuring Mac, Rachel,
Iris, and others. Plus 95 minutes of new 1979 material. ($20)
- The Best of 1980: Volume One is
now available. Half-an-hour of extracts from March 17, 1980, the death of Janice episode.
Plus, 90 minutes of new 1980 material. ($20)
- The Best of 1980: Volume Two is
now available. 80 minutes of new 1980 material. Plus 30 minutes from the
Rachel-shoots-Mitch episode. Plus the full episode of November 20, 1980,
featuring 18 characters: On trial for Mitch's murder, Rachel takes the stand
in her defense. (T-160, $25)
- The Best of 1981 is now available. The death of Tracy DeWitt.
The wedding of Rick and Marianne. Blaine
shoots Jordan. Sandy testifies at Blaine's trial.
Cecile drugs Jamie. Ed O'Neil (Married With Children) holds Jamie/Sandy/Cecile
hostage and shoots Mac. The intro scenes of Quinn and Cecile
(Nancy Frangione). The exit scenes of Joey, Kit, and Cecile (Susan Keith).
A frenzy of freeze frames. ($20)
- The Best of 1987 is now available. The wedding of Michael and Donna,
with accompanying outdoor scenes. Full Anne Heche scenes from her first two episodes (July 6 and 17).
Plus the Corys, the McKinnons, the Loves, the Hudsons, Cass, Felicia, Mitch, et al, and new outdoor
scenes with Amanda, Cass, and Nicole. ($15)
- The Best of 1988 is now available. Worthy scenes of Sam/Amanda, Jamie/Lisa,
Mac/Rachel, Cass/Nicole, Mitch/Felicia, Mary/Vince, Jake/Vicky, John/Sharlene, Matt/Josie,
Iris/Evan. Wallingford's last scenes, saying goodbye to Felicia. Michael sings
the Donna song. First night at the Pelican. Jake sets Vicky up on a date with
the resident cop. Mac explains how his first wife adopted Iris (Lemay). ($15)
- The Best of 1997 is now available. Covering the first half
of the year. Feature storylines: Lorna recovers from Cindy's attack;
Grant's murder plot; Rachel's pregnancy and tumor; hostage crisis at Carlino's;
Paulina's body-image concerns; Grant's mayoral bid; Jake meets Lila; and
the incomparable Lindsay Lohan. ($15)
- Texas: Volume One is available. The full episode from
November 20, 1980, featuring 11 characters: Iris exults on the morning of
her wedding to Alex. A full episode from February 1981, featuring Iris/Alex
and Dennis/Paige. The first half of a January 1982 episode. ($20)
- Texas: Volume Two is available. The full episode from August 26, 1982.
The final episode, December 31, 1982. ($15)
- Other Worlds 2000-2001 is also available. As the World Turns extracts
from March 2000 to April 2001 featuring Vicky, Donna, Marley, Cass, and Cindy.
Highlights from the Vicky's Ghost story. Plus scenes of interest from OLTL, AMC,
and DOOL. ($20)
- Branching out:
For the wrestling fan in the family, a World Wrestling Federation tape,
edited elsewhere, is now available.
- Scott and Cheryl's theme songs were "Natural Love"
by Sheena Easton, and "Step by Step" by J.D. Souther.