DC #600: Top 5 Soap Stunt Casts With The Morning Jolt’s Larry Flick


On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke, Jamey and Jillian are joined by special guest Larry Flick from Sirius OutQ’s The Morning Jolt.

A long time soap viewer, Flick brings his hilarious commentary and a Top 5 list that has Jillian and Luke wondering if they should re-work their lists. During the laugh-filled 600th episode, the DC gang and The Morning Jolt’s Larry Flick cover the genre’s best stunt casts, from The Secret Storm to Sunset Beach and General Hospital.

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20 Responses

  1. Profile photo of watchingallday
    watchingallday

    I enjoyed the podcast and I think Larry is a welcome addition. However, I have to respectfully disagree about the Franco stuff. I see absolutely nothing positive that has come from his association with GH. First of all, his acting was horrible. His character and the whole premise were silly. He was the ruination of Spixie. He cannibalized the show, and stopped what could have been actually good stories, i.e. Valentine, and a year and a half later, there is still no picture of that story in sight. All of which I would have held my tongue for if there had been even a slight ratings bump. There was none! The first time, ratings went down, and the second there was no appreciable gain. I would put the blame on the whole thing being so stupid. People did not want to waste their time on a dumb story, annoying character, and horrible acting just because an alleged big name star was deigning to do daytime. (He’s not that big of a star. He’s not exactly getting $100 million budget movies greenlight on his own name. James Franco doing GH brought more press to James Franco than it did GH.)
    As for all the vaunted “press” and mainstream attention he brought, there are two problems with that. The first and most important is the afore mentioned no ratings. What is the point of GH being mentioned in People if it doesn’t bring in new or lapsed viewers? He not only brought no new viewers, the whole thing pissed of a lot of the remaining fans.
    Second, as far as his being a champion for the plight of the under appreciated soap actor and genre in general, I see no evidence of that happening. While JF himself may have a new found respect for the hard work that goes into soaps, there has been no outpouring of appreciation for the genre. Every interview is focused on how odd it is that he is doing a “soap”. Even if he says “its hard work”, no one who doesn’t already respect soaps cares or believes him.

    So to hear JFP say a few weeks ago that JF can come back and do whatever he wants whenever he wants makes me angry. I feel like gh is a teenage girl with low self esteem, and JF is a popular guy who pays attention to them, so they give up their V card and let him walk all over her. I think everything about JF on GH has been horrible, and I have no intention of watching a third AND fourth go around with this crap.

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    david46208

    My top 3 list.

    3. Usher Raymond, Raymond, B&B.
    2. Richard Roundtree, Oliver Travers, ATWT. He played Marhsall’s Disapproving father when he discovered his son had taken up with the likes of the evil James Stenbeck.
    1. Marla Gibbs, Aunt Irma, Passions. She played the one member of Eve’s family who exposed eve’s past. Always calling her a whore. Obviously Liz brought her to the Russell home as a last ditch effort to destroy eve’s life. Her is a sample of her infamous speech when she revealed all to Eve’s husband TC:

    Aunt Irma: “Thankless little slut. Thought she knew it all. Broke her mother’s heart and my heart too. Spit on everything we taught her. Spit on the Lords path… umph! Went from singing in a church to singing in a road house. Only 18, and she had to go up north to become a GREAT singer. Ump! Ended up singing in some dirty night clubs. HIGH on booze and drugs. Gettin’ men to pay her for sex to supply her nasty habits. Oh I reached out the blessed hand of forgiveness. But YOU threw it away…”

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    alstonboy4315

    I just watched some scenes of Marla Gibbs when she was on Passions……..HILARIOUS!!

    I wasn’t a Passions fan, but that was definitely some good stuff!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love:

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    luverica

    siomonstuart2003, to this day my best friend and I make fun of Elizabeth Taylor and her “Curses” on the Spencers. It was just something about the way she said it that was HILARIOUS. LOL!!!

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    Jillian Bowe

    Alstonboy: Had her.. David: That damn Aunt Irma was a no good heifer! *LOL* Now back to Alstonboy, thought about Joan but wasn’t moved by her performance. That’s just moi.

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    alstonboy4315

    That’s okay, Jillian. We all have our preferences. I just enjoyed watching Joan Collins on my screen. I will be the first to admit that she couldn’t hold a candle to Marj or Beverley, but I am a big Joan fan, so I enjoyed her stint!!!!!

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    jetty

    What, no Brooke Shields as Elizabeth Harrington on “The Doctors”?

    I also liked Joan Collins on GL; really, she basically played Alexandra as Alexis, but she does it damn good. The scenes where she took over Spaulding from Alan and Philip were fun, especially her comedic interaction with Krista Tesreau as Mindy.

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    marknsprmo

    The most successful stunt casting ever! MacDonald Carey as Tom Horton (Days) people now days don’t know this but Macdonald Carey was a major player in the 1940s and 50s westerns and dramatic movies. When the well dried up because of tv and changes in viewers taste, he came to tv and specifically to Days of our Lives.

    Long term ramifications Crystal Gayle came on the show to introduce the new theme song and opening.

    Hugh Marlow playing the recasted role of Jim Matthews. Marlow, like Carey made a ton of movies. Most famously All about Eve (the most soaptastic movie ever).

    Liberache. He and Linda Dano tore it up on Another World. That was glamour unparalled.

    Rose Marie and Morrie Ansterdam from the Dick Van Dyke show as Mrs Chandlers kidnappers on Y&R. There simply has not been anything funnier or better done on soaps

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    capwell

    Is it stuntcasting when someone comes on a show as him or herself? Isn’t that called a cameo?

    I don’t mean to nitpick, but there seems to be a big difference between Elizabeth Taylor or Usher playing a character and Snoop Dogg coming on as Snoop Dogg.

    Sidebar: Larry is probably the only person in the world that can leave both Jamey and Jillian speechless. :)

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    AHeart4Fiction

    Man you guys adding the ‘Bye, Bye miss American Becky’ almost made me cry. Sources said she broke down on set…ahh man I’m through with GH. They did her so dirty.

    The other podcast were funny though.

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    Dariclone

    I really loved this podcast. Thanks to Jamey for mentioning Rosie O’Donnell and Larry for mentiong Joan Crwford- gotta go Youtube her soon!
    I’m also glad you guys are giving James Franco another chance. I really liked him bot times on GH and will probably tune back into GH in March just to see him.

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    luverica

    I was trying to find some original Joan Crawford/Secret Storm clips on YouTube and the web in general but no luck. All I could get, if anything, was the reenactments of said scenes from MOMMIE DEAREST.

    If anyone finds them, can they please post them on YouTube?

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    Daniel St. John

    [quote=alstonboy4315]That’s okay, Jillian. We all have our preferences. I just enjoyed watching Joan Collins on my screen. I will be the first to admit that she couldn’t hold a candle to Marj or Beverley, but I am a big Joan fan, so I enjoyed her stint!!!!![/quote]

    I was disappointed no one mentioned Joan Collins’ stint as Alexandra on GL. I know she was playing a variation of Alexis Colby but I still loved it for no other reason than the fact that with JC in the role they actually wrote Alexandra as the powerhouse she is supposed to be and that side of the character hadn’t been played up on GL since the fight between Alex and Roger on the Country Club steps during Nick and Mindy’s engagement party.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Usher was a very popular R&B star by the time he did B&B. He hadn’t crossed over yet, but he was definitely famous with urban audiences and had been for years. You don’t have to wait for People magazine to recognize you to be famous, Essence works just fine. ;-)

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    sodsince16

    I loved the Crystal Gayle mention because that was the perfect use of stunt casting, She came at the denouemont of the story, ramped up the excitement about the stalker storyline, and then left – perfect.

    I also really loved the shout out to Terry Brock (the pre-Carly) – fans today would never tolerate the Laureltown story – it went on for 12 months, the murderer and the victim were inconsequential and there was an entire red herring about the Laureltown water and how it made people high – at one point Terry while high on Laureltown water sang through the night and cured Tony Jones’s impotency….. It was odd, but fans at the time trusted that there was a plan to the story (unlike today’s rambling stories with no direction). Plus, we got Anna and Duke and other love stories being played out instead of the current trend of either telling a love story or plot and never advancing both at the same time – but I digress….

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