10 Soap Opera Retailers Who'd Get Our Black Friday Business!



No. 10: Berrenger's Department Store, Berrenger's

In 1985, NBC debuted Berrenger's, a splashy, primetime serial about a glamorous, New York City department store dynasty. The soap opera from Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick was meant to be a competitor for ABC's Dynasty and CBS primetime sudsers Dallas, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing among others.

Unfortunately, suds lovers were only able to follow the antics of the Berrenger family, friends and foes for 13 short episodes. A pre-Generations Jonelle Allen and future Dallas and All My Children hunk Jack Scalia both appeared. Watch an NBC promo for the premiere of Berrenger's (at the 24 second mark) below!

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Enjoyed the list Jamey! You seriously come up with the most creative top 10's. Only wish I could have watched some of the shows but wasn't born then.

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I'm stunned Jamey! No "Gina's Jeans" or "Mrs. Capwell's Cookies" (Santa Barbara)!? HAHAHA!

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I'm stunned Jamey! No "Gina's Jeans" or "Mrs. Capwell's Cookies" (Santa Barbara)!? HAHAHA!
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LOL I have to make a decided effort to think of list items from other soaps than SB and AW. I am sure many readers have started a drinking game!

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I Really Enjoyed Berrenger's--Sigh!

Brian Beer Beer

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I'm stunned Jamey! No "Gina's Jeans" or "Mrs. Capwell's Cookies" (Santa Barbara)!? HAHAHA!
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LOL I have to make a decided effort to think of list items from other soaps than SB and AW. I am sure many readers have started a drinking game!

You mean you don't write this column just for me. LOL. It's okay, you'll always be my Santa Barbara brother from another mother.

GaryJr's picture
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30 March 2009
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I'm stunned Jamey! No "Gina's Jeans" or "Mrs. Capwell's Cookies" (Santa Barbara)!? HAHAHA!
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LOL I have to make a decided effort to think of list items from other soaps than SB and AW. I am sure many readers have started a drinking game!

You mean you don't write this column just for me. LOL. It's okay, you'll always be my Santa Barbara brother from another mother.

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Thanks for a great list! Awesome idea. I avoid black Friday (in person) sales, but love reminiscing about the soap stores. So few shows left. I find myself listening to lots of your old podcasts to laugh during 2008/9 when we still had enough soaps on for DC to have multiple weekly podcast episodes. Those were the days.