HomeTVAll My ChildrenTHIS is why SOAPnet Should Do a Santa Barbara TV Movie! (VIDEO) Jamey Giddens June 30, 2009 22 Comments I got so excited reminiscing about Santa Barbara, television’s best soap opera EVER, on Twitter that I decided to share these soaptastic clips here on DC. They are from SB’s infamous Aqua Land remote, where the dastardly Kirk Cranston (Robert Newman) planned to finally do away with our starcrossed lovers Cruz Castillo (A Martinez) and Eden Capwell (Marcy Walker) once and for all! For fans who have only seen Newman as the heroic, straight-laced Josh Lewis on Guiding Light, seeing him as Eden’s psychotic ex might be a bit of a shock. I say it’s high time SOAPnet assembled 10-15 of Santa Barbara‘s key players, and produced a splashy two-part miniseries! Thanks Katieeee9999 for the MVIDs. 22 Responses Jillian Bowe June 30, 2009 Rescue Marcy Walker! Anyone that can hop a gate like she does in heels and a Valentino pants suit needs to be on a soap honey! Log in to Reply SashaQ June 30, 2009 Jamey, I loved this so much, I ran home after school to watch it and taped GH which was on at the same time. Log in to Reply goyankees June 30, 2009 I’m not trying to be funny, but Soapnot really doesn’t do things revolving around soaps anymore. Movies from 1991?? YES. “Original Reality Shows” who’s idea was stolen from Bravo?? YES. Showcasing TV shows that were cancelled 8-10 years ago in Prime Time Slots while current shows air at three in the morning?? YOUUUUU Betchya!!! Any of the following networks are more apt to run a “Santa Barbara Movie” (GREAT idea by the way!) VH1, WE TV, BET, CNN, The Food Network, Lifetime, The Learning Channel, MTV, QVC, Oxygen, A&E, TV Land, PBS and Nikalodean. Seriously… How can “My Girl” be shown on Sunday Nights when OLTL can’t? Brian Fronz has ruined ABC Daytime/Soapnot. Log in to Reply josser June 30, 2009 I read that Cruz married Kelly (Eileen Davidson; Eden (Marcy Walker) developed a split personality and then ran away. Log in to Reply TV Gord June 30, 2009 Wow! I didn’t even need to look at that first scene, I remember it so well (but I did anyway)! So great to hear Robin Mattson’s voice! I heart her most of all. Didn’t Santa Barbara make great use of its incidental music! They knew how to ramp up the tension. Is there a soap on the air today that comes close? I don’t think so. After this show was cancelled, I continued to watch reruns in French up here in Canuckistan, so all I can think to say is, “Ah, Santa Barbara…je t’aime!” Log in to Reply Ravennite613 June 30, 2009 Gosh I still remember the first scene that Santa Barbara ever aired, and how my love for Louise Sorel has never faded Log in to Reply josser June 30, 2009 SoapNet? Given its lack of interest in soaps, it will probably get a new name soon. Log in to Reply jeannelw June 30, 2009 SB was the reason i got my first vcr in 84 when it premeired the LA olympics were on and other soaps were pre empted SB was only thing on i got hooked in those 2 weeks loved cruz eden the whole show was awesome Log in to Reply TV Gord June 30, 2009 SoapNet? Given its lack of interest in soaps, it will probably get a new name soon. —- SoapNot? Log in to Reply TV Gord June 30, 2009 Sorry. That’s probably been said a million times. :-/ Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 July 1, 2009 Apparently SoapNet is to busy adding new reality shows to their list…sigh Log in to Reply trubluetim July 1, 2009 LOL. Wow, back when a soap had stunt people. lol U know Marcy and Robert did not jump that gate. lol And how soap is that? Ur on the run. . . go to the abandoned park. lol I loved ‘santa barbara’. I hated the last few years though, but I loved Marcy and A. Oh, how I cried w/ them. lol Yes, that was a soap!!! hear my podcasts at :http://tvtimepodcast.com. Log in to Reply trubluetim July 1, 2009 okay, that was too good. Robin Matson vs. Robert Newman vs. a bush. lol Love it! I think that bush won. lol U noticed when they cut back to her, Robin had moved off the bush. lol Oh, how I miss ‘sb.’ ahh. like an old lover i forgot i had. lol -) Log in to Reply sodsince16 July 1, 2009 AND unlike B&B and this week’s Fauxawii vacation they really went on location and unlike in Peapack everyone looked good. Log in to Reply n69n July 1, 2009 DANG, Marcy Walker lookin’ all gorgeous & action-y! Log in to Reply Jack661 July 1, 2009 Robert Newman was good here, but I liked Joseph Bottoms in the role of Kirk. Robert Newman was sure busy during his 3 yr break from GL … playing Prescott Harrell in 1985 on GH and then Kirk in 1986 Log in to Reply wildwoman July 1, 2009 i was just a kid watching this show, but its the only soap i’ve ever had to mourn (until Sept. when they will pry GL from my fingers). i loved eden/cruz. Log in to Reply Chrystie-Delancey July 1, 2009 Jamey, you did it again! Santa Barbara was my first love. I remember when these scenes aired. My grades were suffering in school and my Dad decided I couldn’t watch my Santa Barbara after school. He put a parental code on the TV, but I was able to sneak to the garage and watch it on the tiny black and white TV until I persuaded my parents to let me watch again. Don’t bother with SoapNet, though. What you really need to do is write to my employer, Sony, and get them to put the series on DVD!!!! They own the rights and I don’t know why they are sitting on this one. Log in to Reply marknsprmo July 1, 2009 CRUZ and Eden for me are the best couple that daytime ever produced. When they were gone, the show died. I agree that Joseph Bottoms was a better Kirk as well. But there were many many characters on SB that were very special. Robert Barr, Mason and Julia, Kelly and Joe, CC, Bunny, Gina and Keith (loved Keith and Cruz when they argued!!!!) Lionel and Augusta to name a few. I think a mini series would be better than a movie. Maybe re do the Channing murder mystery. They could give it a different ending perhaps. Say maybe Channing faked his own death to run off with his boyfriend! I would love to relive the Cruz and Eden story too! But would hate to see someone else playing the characters. Log in to Reply Dariclone July 2, 2009 Wow, Marcy Walker looked so young there! And I remember her as Liza from the late ’80′s-early 90′s. Santa Barbra looks like it was a great soap, definitly something I would enjoy watching. Log in to Reply parrotfan July 2, 2009 I SO agree! Santa Barbara will always be my favorite soap. I miss it still. I wish Soapnet would show it from the beginning all the way through. They showed Another World, & Ryan’s Hope, WHY can’t they show SB?! Log in to Reply Mad Bat July 5, 2009 I bought myself a VCR for my 16th birthday so I could watch this show. Best soap ever. Mason and Mary are what hooked me completely, but I also liked Cruz & Eden, Mason & Julia and Gina & Keith, whether the couples were together or apart. You can find more clips at Lane Davies’ site, lane-davies.com. They are Mason clips, but other characters are involved, too. They post a new one every weekday morning, and a full week’s worth from some of the later stuff. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.