ATWT's Don Hastings:"Internet Crowd Wants To See More of Kim And Bob"



TV Guide Magazine chatted with As The World Turns stars, Don Hastings (Bob) and Kathryn Hays (Kim) about their alter-egos' love affair in conjunction with their upcoming 25th wedding anniversary . The actors also discussed  the lack of screentime the duo has endured for the past view years and the fan response online. Says Hastings,

“They should never have been excluded,” states Hastings. “[ATWT creator] Irna Phillips built this show on all the generations and our best writers over the years, like Douglas Marland, continued that tradition. I don’t have a computer but the young people on our show are always telling me that the internet crowd wants to see more of Kim and Bob. The people who have the power [at ATWT] may not realize that, or care about that, but I do believe it’s true.”


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Joan76's picture
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9 September 2009
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Hell yes like to see the ones that started it all Bob, Kim, Lisa, Nancy and bring back Penny. I don't think Irna Phillips wouldn't be happy the way it is now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xf74BH0nvc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_FiLwNfhR8&feature=related

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Yes we do!

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 It's a shame that ATWT doesn't value it's senior citizen characters---with the mild exception of Lucinda (SOMETIMES!). It's like Carolyn Hinsey (of "Soap Opera Digest") said-------Four 20-year olds do NOT equal one 80-- year old, in terms of class, talent or experience. I'd much rather see scenes centered around Lisa, Kim, Bob and Lucinda than Allison (cringe!!), Casey, Liberty and Parker!!! Summer time is over, so they can't use the whole "trying to get teenagers to watch the show" rationale to explain why they give so much airtime to the younger characters. It just comes down to the powers-that-be not having a CLUE what kind of talent they have on that show, and how to properly use it!!!!!

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Dr. Bob is telling the truth !  The show lacks balance without the veteran actors, especially the Hughes family.  I added ATWT to my dvr last fall, only to remove it not long after.   I had fast forwarded so much of the show I decided it wasn't worth recording.  No vets.   Thank you Bob Hastings for speaking out...........

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6 December 2009
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Thank you Joan76, for your postings to YouTube my  (girl) friends, was having martini's last night and watched for hours old but EXCELLENT ATWT clips from your clip and then watched Ms. Colleen back from 1978 when she debuted as Barbara, and don't you just love John Dixon...BRING HIM HOME.  At Dee's trial, induction to Lucinda, Martha as Lily and first time she met Holden!!!   JM as frannie and the stalker storyline CLASSIC, Chris & Nancy, Chris retiring and so heart felf and homey, what ATWT's does best.   It was so soapy and traditional and what genre of soaps do BEST.  We had a blast and enjoyed it so much, thank you for the clip.   Next week we are doing GL!!
 

YES WE WANT MORE BOB & KIM, LET KIM AND SUSAN DUKE IT OUT AGAIN, THOSE DIVAS KNOW HOW TO RUMBLE......"KIDDO"  AS KIM WOULD SAY