Confessions of Brenda Bot



The prosecution rests our case, Spam McCall you are guilty of being a Brenda Bot! Go on Carly-Tams, roll that neck! I swear that girl was a sistah in another life! By the way,  BEST CARLY EVER!

"Although Brenda’s was more stylish!" BWAAAAAA ! Thanks Riatson for the video!

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  1. Profile photo of doodleynoodle
    doodleynoodle

    After I got over SB leaving the role…I loved Tams Carly…I like Laura Wright but she’s not Carly for me.

    That clip makes me wanna cry…GH was still worth watching back then except for an interloper here and there… :cry:

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    THEBEST

    TB was indeed the best Carly ever. No shade to LW, but this was the height of my love for this character. God, this was 5 years ago. If GH could at least get as good now as it was then, I would be set.

    The Sam fans will be in here with their delsuions in 5,4,3,2…

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Can we get a Kelly Monaco tag on this. At least if she is going to get slammed she should get the clicks.

    Oh and I would rather be a Brenda look-a-like (VM being one of the prettiest women ever on daytime) than to be the Easy Bake Oven of PC>

    Best quote of the day –

    “But thats you. I am Elizabeth Webber, self-righteous paragon of virtue with feet of clay.” Elizabeth Webber to Patrick Drake

    Well for once, I actually agree with Hosabeth.

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    pecola

    I’m glad I’m not alone in thinking that Tamara Braun was the best Carly ever on GH–with all due respect to Sarah Brown and Laura Wright, neither of them managed to capture Carly’s propensity for scheming and her talent for getting herself in over her head quite like TB.

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    THEBEST

    Nobody is slamming Kelly, just the character of Sam. I love them both, but I don’t turn a blind eye to the fact that Sam is the most popular Brenda Bot to come along. The character has done some heinous things, so I’m not going to put her up on a pedastal just because I like the actress and character.

    PS-She’s a hell of a lot better when she’s not with Jason…

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    sueboo54321

    “Oh and I would rather be a Brenda look-a-like (VM being one of the prettiest women ever on daytime) than to be the Easy Bake Oven of PC>”

    You would rather the man you are with only be with you because he thinks you look like the woman he really loves more than be able to have children? Huh? To each their own?

    By the way, Jamey isn’t slamming Kelly. He is settling whether Sam was a Brenda replacement. She was.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    I can see where I created confusion. I wasnt saying he is slamming Kelly. Articles get tagged with who they are about. Seems to me that this thread is at least as much about Sam as it is Carly, so if TB is tagged, then so to should Kelly. That at least if Sam is going to get trashed, Kelly should get the clicks.

    And I love Carly, but if we are going to by everything that she says as being spot on, lets not forget the things she has said about Hosabeth..

    Like this great clip

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-iVg4P0nBI&feature=related

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    THEBEST

    Why bring Elizabeth into this? The Sam fans always wanna bash Liz when their girl gets slammed. As you saw today, Liz knows what she is. Sam is the same person who thought that tricking men into marrying her for money was going to help her disabled brother instead of getting a real job.

    Elizabeth married men because she loved them, not to make a quick buck. Sam hasn’t once admitted to being the slut that she is…

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Jamey is making the case that Sam is a brenda bot because Carly says she is. I love Carly. I have been a huge fan of all 3 major version. But Carly likes to talk smack and not all of it is true, and one of her favorite tell it like it is targets is Lizard. If Sam is a brenda bot because Carly says she is, then you best not watch the clip and hear what she calls Lizard.

    Just saying. If Carly’s word is gospel, its gospel.

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    lel

    Carly-Tams was my hands down favorite Carly. Her version actually made me like the character and I always hated Carly. Carly-LW is an interesting character, but she’s just not Carly to me.

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    petitejolie

    Sarah Brown’s Carly was a character you just loved to hate. I always thought Tamara’s version softened Carly a little, but I still liked her portrayal. Minus Jennifer Bransford, GH has casted the character very well because it’s hard for me to imagine anyone besides Laura Wright in the role.

    Enough with the Sam vs. Elizabeth fights already. I’m tired of these threads. I’m sure we can have this debate go on forever, but both sides need to calm down.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Jamey is making the case that Sam is a brenda bot because Carly says she is.
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    No, actually I am making the case, becaue the writers obviously were going in that route. Despite all the protests that Sam wasn’t conceived as a Brenda Bot, it’s kind of a mute point when they wrote it into the dialogue don’t you think? Kelly was already a hit on PC, but even then I remember ABC execs and soap critics making comparisons to VM and Brenda in the press. Do you seriously think her near-strking resemblance to VM wasn’t even a factor when they brought her on to General Hospital??? I mean, as far as "conspiracy theories" this is pretty head on. It’s not like I’m saying the govt. engineered the sniffles so that Kleenex could make a killing. In my opinion, this clip proves it. The writers have spoken through Carly.

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    Frons-n-GuzaSuck

    I agree with you Jamey, I don’t see why its such a terrible thing to admit that they brought Sam on to be the meat in a Sonny/Jax Sandwich. A lot of times TPTB try to recapture magic by doing the same storyline again. Vanessa left so they figured because KM looked like her that it would be great like before, but they are 2 different actresses and it failed. Jax/Sam and Sonny/Sam both had no chemistry and tptb were scrambling so they decided to throw her in Jasons orbit.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Not just JaxSam and SonnySam, JASAM is a direct result of Brenda’s storyline! Except for the baby in Sam’s "not so easy bake" oven, the storyline that placed Sam in Jason’s life was near identical to Brenda’s last big storyline, where she and Jason bonded after he was forced to take care of her to keep Carly happy. SAME EXACT STORYLINE. Greatest love story ever told me thinks not…

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    Frons-n-GuzaSuck

    Not just JaxSam and SonnySam, JASAM is a direct result of Brenda’s storyline! Except for the baby in Sam’s “not so easy bake” oven, the storyline that placed Sam in Jason’s life was near identical to Brenda’s last big storyline, where she and Jason bonded after he was forced to take care of her to keep Carly happy. SAME EXACT STORYLINE. Greatest love story ever told me thinks not…
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    I actually forgot about that, it really was the same as the Jason/Brenda story now that I think about it. It actually started off identical except for the Sonny/Sam baby.
    I would love it if TB came back as Carly, but only as Carly not some other character. Claudia and Rebecca are bad enough.

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    mr.sam mccall1

    UM WHY DOES THIS MATTER. THIS WAS 5 or more years ago she still on the show has many fans for her own character not because of somebody who isn’t. AND lastly this thing with you talk about with Jason. Sam and Jason had there own magic thanks to Steve and Kelly from there chem. and the talent. They did a amazing job with there s/l.

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    Ravennite613

    Thanks again Jamey.

    I for one was always a SB fan and because I was devout I never took to Tamara, though I do commend her as an actress not until Laura came into the did I start caring about Carly again. As for Brenda Bot issue, I mean really how can any think that wasn’t the issue with bringing KeMo on board. Once VM left they led Sam down the same path as Brenda.

    I for one think Brenda and Jason could and would have been awesome, and I was happy when Sam was pawned off on Jason because she filled my Brenda need, and yes they had good chem, not so much now.

    MrSam – I think it was obvious where the writers were taking Brenda/Jason I mean they got married it was only a matter of time before they were more. So they gave Kemo her s/l, and matched it almost note for note..with preganancy instead of marriage

    I also must confess that this is getting out of hand with the need to always go after Liz when a Sam issue is brought up.

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    mayjadjor

    I like TB’s Carly for some reasons and LW’s Carly for others. For example, I liked TB’s Carly with Sonny (Not as much as I liked Brenda with Sonny, but that’s a different story.) But I like LW’s Carly with Jax. Regarding Sam, I think us Jasam lovers should stop trying to get under the skin of all the Liarson fans in cyber space. We should know you are all a little irritated that our supercouple is finally back and you now have to accept yet another LL2 reunion.

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    season1217

    The only Carly was Sarah Brown. I’ve always hated the character of Carly but I loved hating Sarah Brown’s version more. The direction they took that character is all kinds of wrong.

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    shawas001

    The reason they always bash Liz is because Sam has never really had any competition. For the years of JaSam they kept everyone out of Jason’s orbit and even when they brought Robin back Sam had no competition until Liz and she freaked out and had a meltdown.

    Think about it who threatened Sam for Jason’s heart during their romantic years. No man even wanted Sam.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Sarah Brown was to Carly, what Robin Strasser was to Rachel Davis on AW. She created a great "love to hate" bitch. But just like Victoria Wyndham to the heights of popularity by transforming Rachel into a scrappy-yet-beloved heroine, Tams did the same with Carly. Brown’s Carly was amazing for the purpose she served. She was a great villainess, but Tam made her an unforgettable tragic heroine. That’s the Carly I adored. Laura has traits of all three, but she’s so ‘bull in a China shop" that it tends to be a bit overwhelming. Especially with Sarah back matching her snarl for snarl.

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    season1217

    That’s my issue. Carly’s not supposed to be a tragic heroine, in my opinion. It’s like the issue I have with the character of Kendall on AMC.

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    Jamey Giddens

    That’s my issue. Carly’s not supposed to be a tragic heroine, in my opinion. It’s like the issue I have with the character of Kendall on AMC.

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    On a soap like DAYS or B&B, I agree, characters shouldn’t grow or change, they should stay in their Harlequin archetype, but on better written soaps people want to see characters grow a bit and evolve, while still keeping what makes them tick at their core. With Rachel, Vicky Hudson and Carly they all matured in a realistic manner in my opinion. They became wives and mothers—sometimes not in that order—so it made sense for them to not continue being the one-note, evil vixens. Sarah’s Carly was never a mother to me. She was always that same selfish, needy shrew who screwed her mother’s husband, destroyed AJ and broke up Jason and Robin. Tam’s Carly had a heart, but could still be a bitch, as she proved in the above clip. She was much more believable as a romantic leading lady. I look at Sarah and it takes me all the way back there. They don’t know how to write this woman other than a needy, volatile, overly emotive mess. Those characters work on daytime, but seldomnly in romances, yet they want to make her the lead on a show that should be primarily about love in the afternoo.

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    n69n

    oh Tams def has some sister in her!!!!

    she really *IS* a quality actress, & i ****truly**** expect to see her standing victorious over the played-out carcasses of Pratt & Frons.

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    season1217

    I’m all for change and growth in a character no matter what the soap. I don’t need to see Brooke Logan still screwing her way through the same family when she’s 65. I think the issue for me is more with the way the character of Carly has been written than the actresses that have portrayed her. I like when soaps deal more with the psychology of a character and who better to show that with then with the issues laden Carly.

    If they wanted to make her a tragic heroine (I still don’t see where they have ever really done that, at least, not successfully) then show her grow and develop and deal with her issues. I don’t ever remember seeing that. I never saw any heart to Tam’s Carly. All I saw was self-righteousness.

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    season1217

    I think it was obvious where the writers were taking Brenda/Jason I mean they got married it was only a matter of time before they were more. So they gave Kemo her s/l, and matched it almost note for note..with preganancy instead of marriage.

    I don’t think that’s where the writers were taking Brenda/Jason. They were going to pair Jason and Courtney up regardless, if only, because Jason had to win out over AJ. Also, I don’t think Guza was or ever will give up on the Sonny/Brenda/Jax triangle.

    Brenda and Jason being together seemed more like just comic relief and a way to keep Brenda in Sonny’s orbit since he was married to Carly.

    I also must confess that this is getting out of hand with the need to always go after Liz when a Sam issue is brought up.

    It gets out of hand either way. There can’t be a post about Liason that doesn’t bash Liz and vice versa. Both sides complain about it but neither side stops doing it themselves. As for me, I bask in it.:P

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    Luke Kerr

    Good for you season, enjoy the basking. As for this clip it’s awsome. Tamara Braun was never my favorite Carly, I like Sarah Brown and Laura Wright better, but there is no denying back then Carly had a lot more spunk and edge and was willing to cut to the quick. Now Carly’s been declawed. IMO.

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    Jamey Giddens

     but there is no denying back then Carly had a lot more spunk and edge and was willing to cut to the quick.
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    :p I may actually spend five dollars instead of four on your Birthday gift certificate to Dave and Busters gramps!

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    Jamey Giddens

    I don’t see Kemo as a talking head. She needs a big, splashy primetime soap opera role, and I am totally being serious. I see her in some Fallon Carrington (the good one, Pamela Sue Martin) type role. I really do think she could break out. I am still scratching my head as to why she didn’t leave GH for at least a year after her Dancing fame to see what was out there. Eva Longoria couldn’t act to save her life on Y&R and she’s in a monster hit on primetime. Kemo can act, and has the look, I wonder why she doesn’t venture out? 

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    Jamey Giddens

    SB was THE Carly
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    And apparently that’s the only acting style in her bag of tricks, because she’s playing her again as we type, just with black hair!  Ha

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    Regan Cellura

    I loved Tams as Carly. Laura has grown on me simply because I like her version with Jax… but Tams would work with Jax too. Remember when they owned the club together? I really liked Sarah as Carly as well but this Claudia character is Carly allowed in the mob more with the same stupid plans that never work.

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    siomonstuart2003

    GH was good back then, even though it was the quad overload, but the s/ls was good, but now I understand why the veteran actors and fans was upset about the quad taking over the show and not spreading the s/l wealth and I do agree that it was the end of GH’s balance storytelling and the going to the death of it.

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    GossipGirl

    I’m here for you Jamey! Tamara was MY Carly and always will be! While I will always say that TB is my favorite Carly, it isn’t really fair to compare them because the character changed quite a bit with each recast. SB’s Carly and TB’s Carly were almost like two different characters. I usually don’t like it when the “love to hate” characters are given a little growth, but with Carly I liked it. IMO, Tamara brought more layers to Carly.

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    Luke Kerr

    I don’t see Kemo as a talking head. She needs a big, splashy primetime soap opera role, and I am totally being serious. I see her in some Fallon Carrington (the good one, Pamela Sue Martin) type role. I really do think she could break out. I am still scratching my head as to why she didn’t leave GH for at least a year after her Dancing fame to see what was out there. Eva Longoria couldn’t act to save her life on Y&R and she’s in a monster hit on primetime. Kemo can act, and has the look, I wonder why she doesn’t venture out?

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    Well she had been set to appear in the remake of Footballer Wives, a remake of the hit BBC series. When I heard it I wasn’t enthused, but depending on the role it could have been good for her. I loved the BBC series so I was worried about the adaptation no matter if Kelly was in it or not.

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    liason4real

    That’s the Carly I adored. Laura has traits of all three, but she’s so ‘bull in a China shop” that it tends to be a bit overwhelming.
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    Jamey…That’s it exactly! A bull! This is why I don’t care for this version of Carly, it’s way, way too much! Whenever Carly has scenes with Jason I keep thinking she’s going to put him in a head lock! Now, I do like CarJax, Carly and Jax have great chemistry.

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    melliebabi

    i agree! loved Tamara as Carly! …from the beginning! people were so dam hateful to her for so long! Miss Tamara carried Maurice for 4 long years! Consistently day in day out, carried that man! and YES! No one rolls their neck like Tams!

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    Jillian Bowe

    Again it was a joke and Jamey knows it. YOU are the one making it some division. Not for nothing but you don’t know me so you can’t say I’m creating some "division."

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    terrifictam

    WORD FOR WORD what GossipGirl said: “Tamara was MY Carly and always will be! While I will always say that TB is my favorite Carly” —AGREE 100%

    Tamara = Carly

    To me Lw’s Carly is another character.

    Jamey I love love love love YOU and YOUR LOVE for Tams! Keep making me smile!!

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    timepass

    Why bring Elizabeth into this?
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    Because it is the ONLY argument most fan have on Sam’s behalf, the only one!

    Tamara was the greatest! She is miss!

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    mr.sam mccall1

    Not just JaxSam and SonnySam, JASAM is a direct result of Brenda’s storyline! Except for the baby in Sam’s “not so easy bake” oven, the storyline that placed Sam in Jason’s life was near identical to Brenda’s last big storyline, where she and Jason bonded after he was forced to take care of her to keep Carly happy. SAME EXACT STORYLINE. Greatest love story ever told me thinks not…
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    So you keep saying this biut what happened to tis Jason and Brenad s/l nothing they didn’t get together nothing happened so how do you know they were going to get togeher. You have no proof of it going down that road so whats the deal. And it’s no the same exact s/l because um one happened the other didn’t and JaSam gained a big following which many ppl loved so WHATS THE PROBLEM.

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    mr.sam mccall1

    Because it is the ONLY argument most fan have on Sam’s behalf, the only one!
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    Um no thts wrong but if you feel that way we can say the same about Liz too. When she does something oh it’s not as bad as what Carly,Maxie or anybody eles has did but she is wrong her damn self. And why do we need to defend Sam on this point becasue she has done nothing wrong. This is just more nit picking at one chacter for no reason.

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    mr.sam mccall1

    I think it was obvious where the writers were taking Brenda/Jason I mean they got married it was only a matter of time before they were more. So they gave Kemo her s/l, and matched it almost note for note..with preganancy instead of marriage

    I also must confess that this is getting out of hand with the need to always go after Liz when a Sam issue is brought up.
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    Ok I have no problem with hem giving Kelly that s/l. It’s not like she didn’ make it her own with SB. It’s not like Sam hasn’t found her own fan base and move on with as a chacater. All I saying is it’s been 5 years what is the nned for it. Sam is doing her own thing and found her own place on the show. Hell ppl see her as Jason’s main lady not oh what about Breanda. So she got her s/l why does it matter anymore.

    I feel the same way I didn’t come after Liz I was talking about how “we Sam fans can only defend her” by bring up Liz. No we don’t and I was stating that Liz fans can be called on the samething to.

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    pspencer618

    I agree with Raven. I too was always a SB fan (not when she was wheeling and dealing AJ) so I never really took to TB. I was actually glad when she left (though I have enjoyed her in her many appearances on other shows). I did not start liking the character of Carly again until LW took over the role and made it her own.

    I was rooting for Jason and Brenda to finally get a relationship. I remember when before he had the head injury he had a crush on Brenda and took her to the prom. Then to see them maybe start a new, adult relationship would have been awesome.

    Saying that, I fully have enjoyed KM’s Sam. I loved her with Jason, but hated the ending of the relationship and the destroying of her character to build up Liason. I think that they should bring in someone for her that is in no way romantically linked to anyone on the canvas right now and see how that goes.

    Let the Liason fans have their wish and have Jason and Liz get back together. Let’s see how long that will work….

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    melliebabi

    Jillian, why try to create division? “on Us’?

    I never understand this type of talk…..

    Quote: She wasn’t no sista in a past life! *LOL* Don’t be trying to pawn that girl off on us. I’ll let that best Carly thing slide…

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