DC #594: Dishing it on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast the DC/PC gang return to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick on Sirius XM. During the laugh filled chat the gang discusses the recent renewals of The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful. Jamey comments on Ken Corday’s handling of Days of our Lives and Julie Hanan Carruthers’ management of All My Children. Larry asks about the death of All My Children’s Zach Slater and comments on Alicia Minshew’s performance as Kendall. When a listener calls in, the group dives into the state of General Hospital. Of course, they had to discuss Sonny and Brenda’s reunion.

In the second hour the crew weighs in on Miley Cyrus’ recent bong incident. Is Miley doing this on purpose to change her image? Jamey sings the song he believes Taylor Swift will croon after she breaks up with Jake Gyllenhaal. Does Denzel Washington still have it? Larry doesn’t think so. Could Denzel save the black family drama from Tyler Perry? They also discuss the latest movies in theatres. Larry calls Luke and Jamey out for their Blair vs. Serena Gossip Girl argument. Jamey and Larry debate the merits of Robin Wright. Tori Spelling’s “wonky titty” become a hot topic as Larry tries to get Luke to say “titty.” Larry dashes Jamey’s dreams of seeing Katy Perry perform live. With the holiday season is upon us, Larry asks what the DC/PC gang is looking forward to this season.

All this and much more on today’s show!

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17 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Restless Vixen
    Restless Vixen

    The DC/PC podcasts on Larry Flick’s Morning Jolt are such a treat. I have really gotta figure out how to avoid bursting out in laughter while listening at work. Larry just knows how to bring out everyone’s inner raunch. He’s just gotta figure out a way to get Luke to say “titties”. C’mon Larry, you can do it!

    It’s great to hear people speak intelligently about soaps and pop culture without taking themselves too seriously. Smart and fun – gotta love it!

    Happy holidays to all of you and thanks for doing what you do :-)

  2. Profile photo of baycity

    I criticized Larry a lot when you guys went there the last time. I take it all back. The guy is funny as all getout, and you guys actually do react as though you’re clutching your pearls, especially Mamie Bivens. :)

    I’m really looking forward to that end-of-year broadcast.

  3. Profile photo of TomZulawski

    Well, I was your caller about how bad General Hospital is. I was disconnected and wanted to continue with discussion about Gh. From what I have been told from friends who work at ABC daytime in NYC, TPTB are not happy at all with the state of the show and are looking at new options with the people running the show. The ratings are so low and continue to go down at an alarming rate. I wondered if anyone has heard any rumblings about a change in scenery in the producing/writing departments at GH as I have.

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    Guza is not going anywhere as long as Frons is in charge.

    And the ratings are fine. They are still in the top 3 in demos. Plus IMO that ratings system is outdated and completely false.

  5. Profile photo of TomZulawski

    Then someone should alert Procter and Gamble that the ratings system is false and that they cancelled their soaps for no reason. As far as the rest of the soaps go, someone should alert the networks that these low numbers are just imaginary and they should renew their shows for longer periods of time. Someone should also let these producers know that their signs of relief after they are picked up for three more years are needless since the ratings don’t really means anything.
    I’m happy to see that the states of soaps are in great shape and that these ratings numbers don’t mean anything. I will send out a mass emailing and let all the media publications know that it was all just a false alarm and their articles claiming the age of the soap operas being over isn’t true.

  6. Profile photo of jlafferty23

    I didn’t say they were imaginary. I said that the ratings system is outdated, and it is. I personally think that all the soaps are being watched by more people than they show in the ratings. The ratings system doesn’t count a person watching it on their DVR inless you watch it and delete it in the same day. I know I dont have time to watch it live everyday. I have to work…

    No need to become a smartass abut it.

  7. Profile photo of TomZulawski

    Sorry, didnt mean to be a smartass. I used to work for ABC daytime prior to Brian Frons, Its disheartening to see what is happening to the genre. I think there are people in charge that are very disconnected to the audience and the shows themselves. I see what is coming in the next few years, and if things keep going the way they are, I do not see a future for daytime serials. That will affect so many people including young actors starting out, and the people who count on these show each day as an old friend. Bob Guza has isolated the core audience that have tuned in to GH for decades, these are the people who bring their children into watching the show as well. Once the longtime viewer turns the show off because they no longer see the characters they have bonded with over decades, they no longer are the people introducing new viewers to the show. The emotional bond is being broken between the viewer and the audience. While you state that the ratings system is non representative of the true viewing audience and I absolutely agree with you, its the only system that advertisers are looking at by way of pumping money into daytime and keeping these shows on the air. During the days of Luke and Laura, General Hospital was the number one money making show for ABC (in daytime and nighttime) I think that is because Gloria Monty and Doug Marland created characters, families, relationships that the audience had an emotional connection to. I do not see that happening any longer in todays world and with all things considered with DVR’s and such, I think the ratings are accurate in showing the emotional detachment from the audience from the show they would have never missed. All I am saying is that the show has become mediocre in its approach, it has broken its bond with its longtime core audience, and while saying even at its worst General Hospital is still the best daytime show on, that just isnt good enough. This was a ground breaking show at one time and deserves better than Its current writer and producer, IMO.

  8. Profile photo of jlafferty23

    It’s all good.

    I do agree that some of these higher ups don’t know what their audience wants.

    I have been watching GH for a very long time, and I understand alot of people’s frustrations. I feel frustrated sometimes too, but I watch 5/6 soaps. And I compare GH with the others that I watch and I feel like its always consistently better.

    Sonny/Carly/Jason are vets too, you know. Do I think GH needs more balance? Yes I do. I do think Sonny/Carly/Jason should take a backseat and play supporting to someone else’s story.. But that being said. I love seeing Robin and the Hospital as a leading story. I think Guza is capable of writing a good story. He just has to start writing stories for the whole canvas.

    But like I said, I’m enjoying GH right now. Is it what it used to be? Of coarse it’s not. The 80’s and 90’s were just something else! Prime time isn’t even as good as it was in the 80’s and 90’s. Music is not even as good as it was in the 80’s and 90’s. Hollywood is filled with some uncreative, unimaginative people now. It sucks, but its fact.

  9. Profile photo of maxsmom

    jlaff-i was following along not in perfect harmony but I understood your argument until you brought up tv and music, I would put Fringe, Modern Family, The Good Wife on at any time in television history and they would hold their own. Music is too subjective but there are always great songs that I for one love.

    TomZ-well said.

  10. Profile photo of siomonstuart2003

    GH still sucks to me. Too much focus on characters that people use to love, but I am so sick of Carly, Sonny, Jason, Dante and the mob has eaten up PC that it aint even funny anymore. I just think that Guza just write what he wants to write for, and not for the fans of the show.

  11. Profile photo of maxsmom

    jlaff-do you mean back when you had to walk to school five miles each way uphill in the snow with bottomless shoes? were you annoyed by those damn kids and their rock and roll? :)

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