In this column, the Eye on Soaps staff shares with you the quips, quotes and emails that they found remarkable in some way. Sources may include interviews, scripted lines from the shows, message groups, message boards or our own conversations. If it made us think, laugh, cry or say, "Hmmmm," we'll share it with you!
August 30, 2006
Dixie to Tad: "Is there something we can help you with?"
Tad: "I doubt it. See, I was wondering what happened to the woman I fell in love with."
Adam: "Oh my God, we're gonna be here all night. Uh, waiter. Another chair, please."
Lulu to Sonny: You got someone pregnant on accident? Who?
Sonny: What are you gonna do about it Max?
Max: Check on the Masurati.
"You could live healthy for the next 30 years and go out that door and get hit by a bus. Or if you live in Port Charles, by a hail of bullets"
Patrick to Robin
Head Writer Megan McTavish regarding AMC, just before her rumored firing
Wally Kurth on his decision to actively seek out work other than on GH
Robert S. Woods (Bo - OLTL) on the return of Phil Carey (Asa) from medical leave
Nancy Lee Grahn's pet name for Patrick Drake
Eden Riegel about her move from LA to NY for her contract role on AMC
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis - GH) on her cancer storyline
Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis - GH)
Laura Wright (Carly - GH)
August 3, 2006
“The more I scream at her, the more I want to take her clothes off.”
Sonny to Lainey about Carly - GH
Vickers - OLTL
“I should have known better than to buy drugs from a dealer.”
Maxie to Lucky - GH [You're right, Maxie. Stealing them from the hospital is much, much smarter]
Dorian Lord having the class to quote Dorothy Parker - OLTL
Carly to Sonny about his mother not saving him from his stepfather's abuse - GH
"I told you you can go to hell now, Todd."
Todd and Spencer - OLTL
Roxy to Marcie about how she learned the sound of a vaccum would quiet a fussy baby - OLTL
"What the HELL does THAT mean?"
Carly (first line) and Sonny - GH
Carly to Ric - GH
Carly to Ric - GH
Jason to Ric - GH
Jason after Ric makes a huge, condescending speech to him - GH
"They weren't that good."
Robert Scorpio and Anna Devane - GH
"Viki, how is that you always
make me feel like I just got caught cutting class?"
David to Viki - OLTL
Josh to Erica - AMC
"I'll take that as a compliment."
"Of course you will."
Jeff Martin (first line) to Erica - AMC
Maurice Benard describing to Carolyn from SOW what the crying was like in his recent GH scenes.
Maurice Benard with Carolyn again, speculating on what the fans might be thinking of Sonny
Tristan Rogers on the return of Robert Scorpio to GH after 14 years
Tristan Rogers on the possibility that Robert actually fathered Sam.
John Ingle to Soap Opera Weekly
John Ingle on his first day back as Edward Quartermaine on GH [If they thought that, I concur]
John Ingle on watching GH while he was working on DOOL.
Phil Carey (Asa, OLTL) to SOW
What Phil Carey thinks his
epitaph should read
"I don't see how a heterosexual man and a woman who looks like that could not become romantic."
Trevor St John on Todd and Evangeline to ABCSID - OLTL
Greg Vaughan (Lucky, GH) on Aaron Spelling, who worked with him on "Malibu Shores."
Robert LaSardo on the demise of his GH character, Manny Ruiz
Greg Vaughan on Fabio, who he replaced out as The Butter King for "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter."
Laura Wright on Sonny Corinthos (GH)
Chrishell Stause (Amanda, AMC) on having avid fans
Trevor St John on his chilling portrayal of Todd during the execution scenes - OLTL
Trevor St John on Blair and Spencer - OLTL
Paul Satterfield (Spencer, OLTL) regarding the time he and his friends got a pig's head from a butcher and put it in the toilet of a girls' dormitory at Whitman College
Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) on how to play drunk
Jason Thompson (Patrick, GH)
Jeff Branson (Jonathan, AMC) on the experience he had at Super Soap Weekend 2005 when an avid fan tongued him during "Who Wants To Be A Soapstar Live."
Bree Williamson on whether she'd like her character to end up with Nash or Antonio
Catherine Hickland (Lindsay, OLTL) on hosting "Soap Talk" with Ty Treadway [Pfft, yeah!]
Laura Wright to ABCSID on Carly's predicament between her two loves - GH
Laura Wright on how Carly should react when Jax returns
Laura Wright's text messages to Ingo Rademacher during his contract negotiations
Anthony Geary (Luke) on the re-casting of LuLu
Steve Burton to ABCSID regarding Natalia Livingston
Paul Satterfield (Spencer, OLTL) on his favorite animated movie
John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex, OLTL) to SOD
Forbes March (Nash, OLTL)
Hunger Tylo (Taylor, B&B)
Michael Saucedo (ex-Juan, GH and husband to Rebecca Herbst, Elizabeth, GH) when asked by a fan what he's been doing in regard to his acting career
Tina, An EOS Reader
July 11, 2006
“Do you want me to give you a penance? Say twenty ‘Hail Todds’ and all is forgiven.”
Todd to Blair, OLTL
Robin to Patrick, GH
Robin to Patrick after he flirts in front of her, GH
Patrick to Lucky after finding him kissing Maxie (GH)
An AMC Cast Member
Rick Hearst (Ric) on Ric's manipulations of Sonny, GH
Tristan Rogers (Robert, GH) on being the "voice" for Outback Steakhouse.
Tristan Rogers on ad libbing and changing lines.
Ted King (Alcazar) on Lorenzo's readiness to be a father.
Stephen Nichol's (ex-Stefan, GH) when asked about his first kiss.
GH Head Writer, Bob Guza
[Note to Bob from Katrina, EOS Webmaster: 1) I'm already saying that and 2) Please take a grammar class immediately, you're killing me.]
A GH spokesperson to ABC Soaps In Depth, July 18
[Another smart assed remark from Katrina: Then I wonder who Genie Francis will plan when she comes back. Hmmmm.]
John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex, OLTL) on why he was unimpressed with street magician, David Blaine
Robin Strasser on continuing her role as Dorian on OLTL
Dianna ("Dianna's Dimensions") on GH's Anna and Robert
Emeraldax ("A Toast to the Soaps") on AMC
Carolyn ("Carolyn's World")
Sherry on the Prime Time Emmy Award nominations
The Media Ho about Dr David Hayward (AMC)
June 30, 2006
"I'll just have to do this myself... like everything else."
Mimi Torchin, SOW, June 27
AMC Head Writer, Megan McTavish
Paul Satterfield (Spencer Truman, OLTL) on meeting Christopher Reeve
John-Paul Lavoisier on what he learned from his parents.
“I dunno, it’s one of life’s cruel mysteries.”
Katrina and Dianna (EOS) on AOL Instant Messenger
"That said, I will leave God to judge those who have wronged me. And I do forgive them, in hopes that someday they will understand what they have done."
New Superman, Brandon Routh in 2002, invoking the wrath of God on the powers that be at OLTL for firing him from the role of Seth Anderson.
Emeraldax in "Nights At The Round Table"
Dianna in "Dianna's Dimensions"
"This week’s “Best Use of a Hand Prop” award goes to JR Chandler."
Kate Brown in this week's "AMC Spoiler Commentary"
JenJen in "Channel Surfin"
Carly to Patrick, GH
Jason to Emily, GH
June 12, 2006
"A man was executed here tonight for killing you. If he dies, it's going to change a lot of lives"
Hugh Hughes to Margaret Cochran (OLTL)
Tracy Quartermaine to Robert Scorpio (GH)
Sonny Corinthos to Emily Quartermaine (GH)
“I just desecrated two graves. If you find any of that peace, let me know.”
Kelly Cramer and Hugh Hughes (OLTL)
David Hayward to Julia Santos Keifer regarding their very brief tryst (AMC)
David Vickers to Margaret Cochran
Thorsten Kaye (Zach, AMC) to Eva La Rue regarding her dismay over Maria (AMC) not being given a worthy send off when she left the show. (SOD)
John Paul Lavoisier (Rex) on any awkwardness around David Fumero (Cris), who is dating Melissa Gallo ( Adrianna) (OLTL) (SID)
Kristen Alderson (Starr) regarding Erika Slezak (SOW)
Thorsten Kaye (Zach, AMC) on some of the story
"potholes" on AMC (SOW).
"Ric's being cruel to be kind. For years, Sonny has gone through this and never gotten help. Ric knows Sonny as to hit bottom before he seeks help. Everyone will think Ric has ulterior motives, but this is the only way to save his brother and Ric wants to be the safety net that Sonny falls into when he finally does crash."
Rick Hearst (Ric - GH) on Ric's true motives in regard to Sonny's manic-depression. (SOW)
Lindze Letherman on her character of Georgie (GH) (SOW)
Trevor St John (Todd, OLTL) on taping Todd's execution (SOW)
Kassie DePaiva (Blair, OLTL) on taping Todd's execution (SOW)
Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) (SOW)
Kassie DePaiva on the idea of Blair having a romance with Clint (Jerry VerDorn) (SOW)
Mimi Torchin in "Speaking My Mind" (SOW)
Sage Bourland's presentation of a GH spoilers from last week's Sage's News and Gossip (EOS)
Kate Roach Brown, "A Cynic Soaps
"Sam wonders if there are snakes in the grass outside the patio not realizing that the snake might be sitting inside on the couch with her mother."
Kathy Hardeman from "On the Soap Box" about the "Sam looking out the window while Ric leers" scene (EOS)
May 26, 2006
"The daytime medium becomes more and more youth oriented. I think it was Sir Laurence Olivier who said that the great tragedy of acting is that by the time an actor is old enough to understand the part of Romeo, you're too old to play him. I've certainly found that to be true."
Anthony Geary upon winning the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor
"We can't keep picking the scabs of the past... There's really no resolution unless Genie decides to come back... I'd always welcome her return."
Anthony Geary when Soaps In Depth asked about the story of Luke and Laura.
"Right now, he wants out."
A Soaps In Depth AMC source regarding Thorsten Kaye's frustration over Zach being played as a father figure.
"Kelly's planning to leave."
A GH set source to Soaps In Depth regarding the September expiration of Kelly Monaco's contract.
"He's gone for sure. He wants to leave and his contract is up. They are definitely recasting."
A GH set source to Soaps In Depth regarding Ingo Rademacher's rumored departure (June 6th issue)
"The actor has agreed to stick around P.C. for some additional time."
Soap Opera Digest regarding Ingo Rademacher's rumored departure. (June 6th issue) :)
"Bob Guza did a ridiculously outstanding job. I've had a great time."
Finola Hughes regarding her brief return to GH.
"I think that of the crew, perhaps almost 50 percent were the same people I worked with when I was on the show the first time around [1982-85]. I was shocked and thrilled and ecstatically happy because these people were so lovely to me, and continued to be lovely to me. To see those wonderful, warm, welcoming faces was an absolute joy. They work so hard. I would love to see them get the rewards that they deserve. I was so thrilled when GH won the Emmy for Best Show. They worked very hard for it."
Emma Samms regarding her brief return to GH.
"If you don't follow those instructions, you will be put into a coma following May Sweeps."
Brian Frons' threat to Daytime Emmy Award winners regarding the absolute 90 second time limit on acceptance speeches.
"I don't watch American Idol. I protest that show with every fiber of my snobby, elitist, song-writer being."
"I see Roxys all over the place. She's kind of an homage to a lot of the girls I've seen in bars over the years."
"She would love to get her hands on this baby." "I think that Helena may feel differently for Sam than Alexis and if she does, God help Alexis."
Constance Towers to Soap Opera Digest about Helena's possible motives in returning to Port Charles.
"Todd's story doesn't end with his execution."
Soap Opera Digest on OLTL, June 6th edition.
"There are some [AMC] episodes I'd like to leave off my resume."
Vincent Irizarry to Soap Opera Digest
"I was seriously wondering what the deal was, thinking, like, 'Is he running a brothel out of his dressing room?'"
Colin Egglesfield regarding the sounds he heard coming from Cameron Mathison's next door dressing room, before he knew that CM had a full weight set that he uses regularly.
"I felt connected to someone else for the first time in my life. Deeply connected. Robert felt like roots to me. Like home, and I would have to say that no other man has ever really affected me quite the same way - I would have to say that. But you know I take great pride in my independence, and Robert is the only man I've ever allowed to rescue me. He's the only man I ever needed."
GH - Anna to Robin about her feelings for Robert
"Soaps go wrong when they start focusing on the couple only, and every little move *they* make, instead of focusing on the relationship and how it touches everyone around it. Giving one or both of the super couple Teflon armor and enough ammo to take out everyone else in town means you’re setting your viewers up for disappointment. Viewers expect change, cause and effect. There’s the couple, on a little pedestal, with some little people in the background. Things get shaken up on occasion but look away and then look back and things will have fallen back to basically the same place they were – and there’s your pretty couple still standing in the middle of it all wearing the exact same expression on their face and all the little people are still behind them somewhere, seemingly unchanged as well. That’s not drama, that’s a snow globe."
Sherry Mercurio on super couples in this month's "Nights At the Round Table" column
"If I have to hear “ taking the baby way too early” one more time, I am going to run over someone with an ultrasound machine. Are viewers the only ones who remember Kendall got pregnant on September 20th?"
Kate Brown in this week's "A Cynic Soaps Up."
"One Life to Live is just my little engine that could. It keeps trudging a long and I find myself cheering, “you can do it!"
Dianna in her recent "Dianna's Dimensions" column
"So, I'm sitting here, cat on my lap, as Sonny's trying to explain his "temper" to Emily, and I'm yelling, "Break some crystal! You know you want to! Come ON!" My cat, naturally, thinks I need meds."
The Media Ho in this week's "Confessions of a Media Ho"
"Robert, Robin, Mac and the Jones girls sitting together at Kelly's brought a smile to my face and a good feeling that I haven't had for a long time. Luke getting a head massage from Big Alice, Robert getting a head massage from Big Alice -priceless! Ric seems to be growing a mustache and goatee and looks so handsome. Anna is coming back for the summer! And best of all - no Emily and Sonny yesterday. All you have to do is ffwd Soily and the rest is really good now."
Poster "Linda" on a recent message board
May 15, 2006
Ok, I want to SCREAM at the TV and in my need to rant and having no GH friends of my own, you get to hear my complaint. Alexis has NO legal right to Sam in any form or fashion. Once Sam was adopted, all legal rights were severed. There isn’t even a legal document in existence in this particular case that even says Alexis is her mother. Just saying “I’m her mother” won’t work in a court of law. I must admit, I am a child of adoption in contact with my biological mother and so it is a little personal for me but still, I think they are abusing this relationship a bit too far even for GH land. A good story could have been for Alexis to rant and rave over how she has no legal right to help Sam even though she is her mother. Just a hint of research into adoption law could have done a lot for the writers in this case.
Thank you for letting me vent!
Always your fan,
Just for fun, let’s pretend we’re each in a coma. We get to pick not only who is reading the spoilers but in which language. For example, my choice is Antonio Banderas reading the spoilers in Spanish while naked. Wow, suddenly these are the best spoilers ever.
Kate Brown in this week's AMC Spoiler Commentary
"I look in my yearbook and I'm like, 'I would have kicked my ass, too.'"
Justin Bruening (Jamie, AMC - from SOW)
"If SECRETS becomes a series, I'm leaving GH not only because I want to do the show, but because I have to. If you choose to do a pilot and it gets picked up, you can't say no. It's illegal."
Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH - from SID)
"He doesn't know when -- or if -- he will be returning."
A OLTL setside source regarding Phil Carey's undisclosed illness (SID)
"He already gave notice that he won't be re-signing."
A Soaps In Depth source regarding Michael Easton's contract, which expires in August.
"Maxie found the latest paternity test done on Little John and knows that, genetically, he prefers gyros to kangaroo burgers."
The Media Ho in her most recent column
"What really struck me is that as Laura Wright thundered and shone as Carly on my screen I watched Maurice Benard shrink. It was odd. "
Dianna in her most recent column