HomeTVAll My ChildrenProcter and Gamble Actors Strike Back in Steamboat! Jamey Giddens February 26, 2010 20 Comments Anyone who has thought we at Daytime Confidential.com have been mean for making fun of the dismal production values at the Procter and Gamble soaps in recent years need only watch the first episode of Steamboat to see the actors obviously feel the same way we do! From the hilarious minds of Michael O’Leary (ex-Rick, Guiding Light) and Scott Bryce (ex-Craig, As The World Turns), Steamboat tells the story of a dead last sudser, desperately trying to stay on the air amid budget cuts so severe they have to move into a rundown theater to tape the series in Peapack, New Jersey. I wonder who Kim Zimmer is channeling for her performance as the soap’s control freak show runner? I’ll bet you a New York magazine cover I know the muse! Me likes. Hell, if you can’t laugh, you’ll cry. See the Steamboat Season One teaser below. 20 Responses troymcclure February 26, 2010 I was waiting for DC to write something about the teaser and first episode. It is darn hilarious, every soap fan NEEDS to see this. Jamey, are you implying that KZ is channeling Ellen Wheeler or Barbara Bloom? If you mean Ellen Wheeler I think you are dead wrong since, by most accounts, Ellen Wheeler had no balls whatsoever and repeatedly had crying fits all over the sets and ran around like a chicken with her head cut off. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens February 26, 2010 Oh Troy, she’s an Emmy-award winning actress. Do you really think it was hard for her to cry on cue? She ruled that pasture set with an iron agenda. Log in to Reply Renville68 February 26, 2010 Episode 1 is indeed hilarious…looking forward to seeing where they go with this. And it is so great to see so many ex GL actors working together again….I’ve missed them. Log in to Reply monica186 February 26, 2010 Is this series going to continue on You Tube, or is there a website I can bookmark? It’s too fun to miss! Log in to Reply Silver44 February 26, 2010 I don’t usually watch web shows, but that was pretty funny. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 February 26, 2010 Yeah, it’s a SMALL consolation prize for the many people who STILL miss GL, but it’s KINDA’ short!!! I agree, however, that Kim Zimmer (even in small doses!!) is too much to resist, and who knew that Beth Chamberlain had a FUNNY bone??? All I ever saw her character do on GL was CRY, SCREAM, BREAKDOWN and repeat!! Log in to Reply blake3b February 26, 2010 That’s awesome! Love how it says its a mix between The Office and All My Children and how it’s a dying soap lol. But it’s great seeing the Guiding Light actors on there, glad to see them working again! Miss them on my tv. And thrown in the guys from ATWT also. Log in to Reply troymcclure February 26, 2010 [quote=Jamey Giddens]Oh Troy, she’s an Emmy-award winning actress. Do you really think it was hard for her to cry on cue? She ruled that pasture set with an iron agenda. [/quote] Ok, Jamey, i’ll take your word for it, your the expert:) One of my many problems with EW was that she just seemed like such a wimp, wanting people to hold hands and sing kumbaya while she cried a lot to express her emotion, bohoo hoo. *roll eyes* Anyways, thanks for the steamboat article, like I said, I absolutely loved it. Log in to Reply kmk137 February 26, 2010 I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I can’t wait for the next one. They must have had so much fun on set and writing this. I loved the part with them on a "bed" in the middle of the cow pasture lol I bet The Guiding Light cast had to do that a bunch of times that last year! Log in to Reply naughtytomato February 26, 2010 Very funny! Will watch episode 2. Seeing the actors make fun of what happened to their shows and skewer TPTB…..LOL! Log in to Reply dkp February 26, 2010 OMG, I loved this! I’m instantly hooked. So freaking funny! Log in to Reply sunnydays25 February 26, 2010 Loved it! With Michael O’Leary writing it, it’s gotta be funny Log in to Reply Jordan Hudson February 26, 2010 I think this could so be developed into a network series. I loved it. With Kim and Beth on it, I will be watching. MORE STEAMBOAT!!!!! Log in to Reply Smitty February 26, 2010 I have my father’s balls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply AlteredStates February 26, 2010 Seriously funny. Can’t wait for more! Log in to Reply kaharman February 26, 2010 Now THIS is a Jack Snyder I can get behind!!!!! Holy crap was he funny! I mean, yes, the entire episode was beyond awesome, but watching trying to karate-chop was priceless. Defintely looking forward to more episodes. Log in to Reply Dariclone February 26, 2010 That was great, but I have to admit seeing Kim Zimmer as the Ellen Wheerler type exec was pretty scarey Log in to Reply Miry February 27, 2010 Haha, that was AMAZING!! Thanks for keepin me in the loop DC! Log in to Reply Sharon88 February 27, 2010 Their website is at http://www.steamboatseries.com and episode 2 went up a day early!! It’s just as funny!!! Log in to Reply monica186 February 27, 2010 Sharon88, thanks for the website. I don’t know why I had trouble finding it. Episode 2 was hilarious! I can’t wait for more! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.