Patrick Mulcahey Remembers Santa Barbara




In Part I of his interview with Patrick Mulcahey for the 25th anniversary of daytime’s greatest soap opera Santa Barbara, TV Guide Canada‘s Nelson Branco finds out which SB storyline the talented scribe,who currently pens scripts for The Bold and the Beautiful, loved most.

TVG: What was your favourite storyline on Santa Barbara?

PM: Eden and Cruz’s first romance when Eden believed it was she who had pulled the plug on her father’s life support — but it was actually Gina! And Eden marrying Kirk, the preppy villain, because he pretended he knew her “secret.” Marcy and A Martinez [Cruz] always knocked our socks off. The first leg of their romance was very magical, even though they stayed together for most of the show’s run. Eden and Cruz’s epic romance was the best thing about the show. Oh, and Carrington Garland as Kelly was fun to write for as well.

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    cokeyloveshersoaps

    I want to cry i still miss them and the show very much Santa Barbara, Another World and Days were must see tv for me back in the day they were my top three favs. Those shows knew how to write Supercouples it was beautiful now my top three favs today are YNR,Days and OLTL even though they do not have any couples that i like but neither does any of the other soaps.

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    SoapOperaFanatic

    SB is and always will be the best soap of all time. All of the other shows had/have their shining moments but SB was just amazing. When they were not on the ball they were still head and shoulders above the rest. As one of the replies states that photos brings lots of memories. I grew up on Eden and Cruz and Marcy ended up becoming a friend of mine after SB. Just a fantastic show!

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    marion216

    it was THE SOAP!!!!
    I grew up watching it and it’s difficult to chose one storyline so here it goes:
    1)Mary Mckormick,it was a huge mistake to write her out,I think she was one of the most beloved characters of all time,I couldn’t stop crying when she died and I still have those episodes!
    2)the whole Elena Nicholas story a pre-sheila villain that could be her sister!
    3)Cruz and Eden’s romance was magical!
    4)Linda Gibboney as Gina,even though Robin Mattson made the part her own and really loved her!
    5)The death of Andrea Bedford!

    I’m sure I’ve missed much but those were my favourites not to start mentining Kelly…

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    marion216

    it was THE SOAP!!!!
    I grew up watching it and it’s difficult to chose one storyline so here it goes:
    1)Mary Mckormick,it was a huge mistake to write her out,I think she was one of the most beloved characters of all time,I couldn’t stop crying when she died and I still have those episodes!
    2)the whole Elena Nicholas story a pre-sheila villain that could be her sister!
    3)Cruz and Eden’s romance was magical!
    4)Linda Gibboney as Gina,even though Robin Mattson made the part her own and really loved her!
    5)The death of Andrea Bedford!

    I’m sure I’ve missed much but those were my favourites not to start mentining Kelly…

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    DaytimeLuv

    I wish the Bell’s would hire Patrick Mulcahey to Head Write Y&R, maybe with a Co-Head writer of his choosing. I think he could really ship that show back into shape.

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