HomeTVCBSThe Talk Pays Tribute to Y&R’s Jeanne Cooper (VIDEO) Jillian Bowe May 9, 2013 14 Comments Before signing off on Wednesday, the women of The Talk paid tribute to deceased CBS Daytime colleague Jeanne Cooper. Co-host Julie Chen recalled some of The Young and the Restless star’s accomplishments, as Sheryl Underwood attempted to fight back tears. Watch the emotional clip after the jump. 14 Responses Katiebug9624 May 9, 2013 I’ll be the first to admit I don’t watch the Talk but Sheryl Underwood almost made me tear up again. Log in to Reply ChristianDavis148 May 9, 2013 What a beautiful tribute. Log in to Reply stoney07 May 9, 2013 I gotta say…I love The Talk. IDK what it is about it, but it’s winning me over these days a lot more than The View. #shrug Oh, and I love Sheryl Underwood…she almost made me cry…if I weren’t a robot, I would’ve. Log in to Reply MysteryStory May 9, 2013 People can say what they want to say about Sheryl Underwood, but she’s a true soap fan! Log in to Reply hey mon May 9, 2013 Thanks for downloading, Jillian. I miss Katherine Chancellor! I may even not work out tonight, and instead watch some tribute clips to Jeanne Cooper. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman May 9, 2013 People fail to understand that sometimes soap characters (and the actors that portray them) can become like friends or family…even if you don’t know them. The impact that these shows have on individuals’ lives is pretty profound, and non fans won’t ever understand this. When AMC and OLTL were canceled, I actually became mildly depressed. When they came back, I actually cried. I cried when I saw All My Children 2.0 new credits. yesterday I was watching the Jill/Kay fight scene and was brought to tears when I thought about just how many wonderful experiences the show gave me growing up. Jeanne Cooper’s stellar art was a big part of this. She will really be missed! Log in to Reply SoapyBitch May 10, 2013 Sheryl is the unsung hero of The Talk. Whenever I catch a clip, I am always “I like her”. The honesty of her emotion made me tear up. I’d probably be more like Sara Gilbert in real life though. She looked so uncomfortable and when she did the side turn to Sheryl and quickly turned back to the camera it was like, abort! I’ve never watched Y&R, but I was an avid Soap Opera Weekly reader and so I have fond memories of those Jill vs. Katherine covers and interviews. The voice I had in my head was actually Jillian’s impression from the podcast. At least up until yesterday. Dlisted put up a nice tribute and in addition to finding out what she truly sounded like, I was like wow – they used to have really long scenes back then: http://www.dlisted.com/2013/05/08/duchess-young-and-restless-has-died Log in to Reply kbirdusa May 10, 2013 If you are letting a TV soap opera have “a pretty profound” impact on your life, if you consider the characters like “friends or family”, and you’re crying when you see the opening credits, then I strongly urge you to turn off the TV and develop some other aspects of your life beyond the make-believe world of these shows. Your comments are not healthy. At all. Log in to Reply pferrando May 10, 2013 Gimmee a break…It’s just sentiment. Everyone reacts differently, and who are we to tell anyone to turn off the TV or that their comments are unhealthy. I don’t see anything wrong with someone getting emotional at all. Log in to Reply hey mon May 10, 2013 kbirdusa, what are you talking about. You don’t have great feelings for people that you have watched EVERY day for 34 years. I have. Every time Ashley leaves it is really sad for me. Only Brenda Epperson could fill the void in 1988, and BTW, she did a great job. Shari Shattuck was a joke. Glad Ash came back in 2000, glad she popped up on B&B when LML went Abbott-axe crazy in 2006. Glad again in 2008, sad in 2012; Kristen rocks on DAYS, and she and Brady are a great couple. So yes, I am going to get mad when Katherine dies. She outlasted all of the Jills. Brenda 1st take on Jill, in which Jill was the semi-heroine. Kay, as the villain, when she was badgering Deborah Adair’s Jill. Brenda’s 2nd term, with Jill as an over-the-top villainess; and now, Jess Walton. Log in to Reply GHteenybopper May 10, 2013 Kbird–some people grow up watching these people on their screens, and use that hour to escape from what could be a harsh reality for some of them, who in the entire hell are you to be judging people? Especially in the soap genre where there are no hiatuses like primetime tv, you get really use to seeing these characters nearly everyday and I think it would be natural for people to become attached to characters and referring to them as a friend. Maybe you’re the unhealthy one. Log in to Reply harlee490 May 10, 2013 kbirdusa..I have one question: Why are you on a soap site if you have such disdain for soaps? This is what soaps are about is the loyalty of the audience attaching to characters you love, love to hate, or hate to love…who says we don’t have lives…there is DVRs, online viewing and several other ways to watch…because you can’t relate doesn’t give you the right to spew your righteousness as “Holier-than-thou” attitude. It shows all the other posters here at DC what kind a person you truly are nothing but an unhappy in life troublemaker looking for attention…..geez whiz…it’s entertainment |( Log in to Reply fmat55 May 10, 2013 [quote=kbirdusa]If you are letting a TV soap opera have “a pretty profound” impact on your life, if you consider the characters like “friends or family”, and you’re crying when you see the opening credits, then I strongly urge you to turn off the TV and develop some other aspects of your life beyond the make-believe world of these shows. Your comments are not healthy. At all.[/quote] Seriously? You’re probably one of the few people who didn’t bat an eye when at the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Your comments are not welcomed and should be ignored. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman May 10, 2013 As I said before, people underestimate the impact that any form of consumable media on a person’s life. It’s not just soaps, it can be music, or books, etc. Who are we to say what gives a person’s existence meaning? Who are we to judge the little things that help people get through their week? For me it happens to be two wealthy women in evening gowns and furs fighting like brawlers in an attic, or by a pool, lol. kbirdusa, If that makes me ‘unhealthy’, then as Jamey says…”OH TO THE WELL!” see you in the psych ward bizotch! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.