Should The Young and the Restless Revive Lauren vs. Traci With Michael in The Middle? (POLL)


During our most recent podcast, Jamey Giddens suggested The Young and the Restless should reignite Lauren (Tracey Bregman) and Traci's (Beth Maitland) feud, by having Michael (Christian LeBlanc) turn to Lauren's girlhood rival for friendship and support, post Lauren's tryst with Carmine (Marco Dapper). What do you guys think?
 
Would you like to see Lauren and Traci’s rivalry revived over Michael?

Should The Young and the Restless Revive Lauren vs. Traci With Michael in The Middle? (POLL)

  • Yes! It could be an epic quadrangle. (67%, 586 Votes)
  • No! It would be a terrible development. (33%, 284 Votes)

Total Voters: 870

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57 Responses

  1. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    No. Traci and Michael is not a romantic combination.

    However, Lauren and Traci should fight. Lauren could bang Jack or Kyle and have Traci find out about it and slap her ass or throw a pitcher of water on her, like in the epic fight in 1994. Hee hee :D

  2. Avatar of MsAgentProvocateur1
    MsAgentProvocateur1

    I could imagine Traci being kind to Michael and Michael being open to a friendship with Lauren taking exception.
    Michael is sort of vulnerable due to his hurt feelings. It wouldn’t even have to be a romantic thing, Traci, having raised a once rebellious teenager (remember Colleen and her drug phase?) herself could become a sounding board for Michael perhaps after a chance encounter somewhere.
    Just Michael and Traci interacting at all on friendly terms could make Lauren uncomfortable and set some tension there.
    It’s a bit of a stretch but the actors involved can all sell it easily, if it’s written properly.

  3. Avatar of hey mon
    hey mon

    #ell no. I am not a Beth Maitland then, nor now. To me, why is she on the Show, Colleen is no longer alive? Brad is gone, Danny is gone, so all of the men are gone, why bother?

  4. Avatar of MsAgentProvocateur1
    MsAgentProvocateur1

    I don’t think it has anything to do with weight, in fact, I don’t think Michael is Traci’s type. I could see Michael seeing her as kind and warm and gravitating toward her kindness and this bothering Lauren.

  5. Avatar of noway
    noway

    We all know that weight has been an issue for Tracey as a character and BM. One of her first storylines addressed the issue. Her weight issues were an inspiration to a lot of girls back in that time period.

  6. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    I’m seeing way too much of Lauren lately, and I’ve never cared for her. So I voted NO. I’d rather they give Jess Walton a reason to work more. Give her something to do besides prop up that con artist Cane.

  7. Avatar of
    Sweet_Thing2

    It might be kind of nice if he would go for Traci to show some diversity in another way, kind of like on Days with Greg and Nancy.

  8. Avatar of TraceyAbbot101
    TraceyAbbot101

    SCREW you people who are judging Beth Maitland / Traci on a weight issue.
    That is what is wrong with America today, especially in the GAY community. Everyone wants a “centerfold” – and personally, some of the “beautiful people” in my circle are either the dumbest or the cruelest people I have ever had the displeasure of knowing.

    I am not “centerfold” material, and thank God for that. I have a lot of inner beauty and it shows through. I do a lot of volunteer work for disadvantaged/abused children and other charities.

    So the phrase “Traci is bigger” is a slap in the face to a majority of Americans these days. Lest we forget, America is “the fattest country” in the world.

  9. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    I CANNOT believe someone would post that Beth has “packed on the pounds”.

    What the hell type of person would say such a thing?

    Beth is a fantastic actress who has always been a wonder on the screen going back to when she was young. She actually shared her weight loss with the viewers on the screen over the years. Truly a warm, wonderful, character and actress.

    I for one would love to see Traci become Michael’s confidant. It’d be a great story.

    The people on here need to be a little more diplomatic sometimes.

    It’s not always “cute” to cut on people.

    EDIT. You don’t have to post every stupid thought that comes out of your not so developed brain.

  10. Avatar of MsAgentProvocateur1
    MsAgentProvocateur1

    People are rude, so unfortunately I believe someone would post something so superficial.

    Beth Maitland is and always has been a talented actress and yes, I could see Michael becoming fixated on Traci but I don’t think Michael would be Traci’s type. Traci and Nina are some of my favorite female characters.

    The thing I don’t get about soaps and some soap fans is that they think everyone has to fit a cookie cutter mold. What’s wrong with people of different sizes, shapes and ethnicities/skin tones? Like someone said, it’s reflective of American society.
    Perhaps if there was a balance of types mixed with talent and great storytelling, there would be higher numbers of viewers.

    Beth Maitland is a vet and a talented one and Traci has earned her place on the canvas.

  11. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Beth Maitland is a wonderful actress, and above that…she’s a beautiful woman. Her personality shines through and makes her all the more appealing.

    I used to model a little back in the day (haha a few years ago) and what I always told some of the asswipes I use to work with was…you can LOSE weight for FREE< but you gotta pay to lose UGLY. And ugly insides can’t be fixed at all.

    So I’d rather be in Beth Maitland’s position than someone who is the typical beauty that has an ugly and cold heart. Because at the end of the day, beauty fades…and when you’re old, alone, and wrinkled, you’re going to wish you were nicer to everyone in the long run. At least that’s how I was raised….but maybe I’m crazy.

    OH and for the record…I say this all the time. Traci may be big, but if she’s confident enough, she could get anyone she wanted…including Carmine, Michael, Dylan, Nick, Tyler, Adam, etc…it’s not how you look. its how you carry yourself. #swagteacher that is why my students call me Mr. Swag…because I take the time to talk to those who get picked on because of their looks. If you have confidence in YOURSELF…people will pick up on that and it will attract them

    Because lets face it, at the end of the day, this is a world full of insecure people. From the beautiful to the ugly…

  12. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Great message stoney. Thanks and it’s good to know that your students have a great (and former model) role model. :-)

    Y and R has been pretty good with the real people. Think Jack’s secretary back in the day…Traci…Nina…all were wonderful to have on the screen.

    None may have been a size zero or two, but they could act circles around a lot of their peers.

  13. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    ^^^except Ole’ Sofia. She wasn’t the best actress….lol. But she was a beautiful woman. lolol.

    I guess she tainted the pool of beautiful plus sized incredible actresses on Y&R. SMH

  14. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Yeah, okay, I agree. I kinda liked her, but AS USUAL the way she was brought on with that not so good Malcolm recast was such a waste.

    And I never bought her with Neil. Too bad.

  15. Avatar of
    Sweet_Thing2

    I don’t know Beth Maitland personally so I can’t speak for her being a nice or warm person. I’ve never met her or sat down and conversed with her. I stated I don’t know if Michael would be interested in her because he may not like bigger women since Lauren has never been big. Traci may not be his type. Days had a man that liked a bigger lady on there for awhile, her name was Nancy and her husband was not big.

    You guys really get bent out of shape over the smallest things on this forum. Especially when you try to act so righteous but then are probably talking crap behind your friends backs.

    Nobody’s “cutting” on anyone. If you’re gonna put yourself out there on TV you had better be prepared.

  16. Avatar of
    Sweet_Thing2

    [quote=pferrando]I CANNOT believe someone would post that Beth has “packed on the pounds”.

    What the hell type of person would say such a thing?

    The people on here need to be a little more diplomatic sometimes.

    It’s not always “cute” to cut on people.

    EDIT. You don’t have to post every stupid thought that comes out of your not so developed brain.[/quote]

    The same type of person you are judging others. And you’re not cute at all. If you don’t like a post move on, cuz I don’t like you or yours.

  17. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Learn how to edit yourself.

    Why you feel the need to bash others is beyond me.

    Others have called you out too, so maybe you need to start thinking before you type.

    And maybe you should change your screen name because it does not apply to you and your sour countenance.

  18. Avatar of
    Sweet_Thing2

    [quote=pferrando]Learn how to edit yourself.

    Why you feel the need to bash others is beyond me.

    Others have called you out too, so maybe you need to start thinking before you type.

    And maybe you should change your screen name because it does not apply to you and your sour countenance.[/quote]

    Eat me then you can look like Traci.

  19. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    TraceyAbbot101, judging by some of Sweet_Thing’s previous comments in some of the GH threads, he/she is about as far from being a member of the gay community as a person can get.

    And if she is, we’re disowning her.:|

  20. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Sweet_Thing are you married?

    You seem like you’re in desperate need of a good lay. I mean like hair pulling, smacking, sweaty, intense, rough…

    You seem to have a lot of aggression. Not picking…I’m just making an observation.

  21. Avatar of
    Sweet_Thing2

    @TraceyAbbot101 – If gay people are not being nice to you then you should stop hanging out with them! Not all of them are mean. I’m pretty sure that the gal who play Tracy is not gay either so if that’s what you are implying then you may be surprised to know that she is indeed married.

    @stoney07 – I don’t have or like that type of lovemaking that you are referring to and if that’s what you think a person needs then you are the one with the aggression. I can hardly imagine that you ever modeled for anything legitimate. Not picking….I’m just making an observation.

    I’m not the one that got all bent out of shape over Beth Maitland’s weight. I just remarked that she’d packed on some pounds and everyone went bananas over it.

  22. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Actually Sweet_Thing you’re correct. I HAVEN’T modeled for anything legitimate. I was a teenager. And I’m 23 years old now with a career, so your observation was correct, yet irrelevant.

    As for your type of lovemaking, I’m pretty sure the only thing that makes love to you are your fingers. That could quite possibly be the reason you’re so hateful, rude, ignorant, offensive, and just all around obnoxious. Now I suggest you take a break from this, because you won’t win in a round with me.

    Take care. :)

  23. Avatar of Kristismom
    Kristismom

    I actually find Stoney’s picture to be that of an attractive man.I believe he modeled. Not sure why “Sweet thing” is trolling. Even more confused why people are falling for “her” sh*t. Beth Maitland is beautiful and talented, and Bill Bell saw those qualities in her and cast her many years ago. I don’t believe Sweet thing has been cast in anything or has modeled like Stoney. Hell, I went to modeling school as a teen in the 1990s and now in 2013 I’m 5’2″ and 180 lbs. I am still the same person. WTH?

    Also who cares if the actress is gay or not? Why does it matter? “Sweet” my a*s.

  24. Avatar of TraceyAbbot101
    TraceyAbbot101

    I am just saying the “gay” community is known to be mean to some others; was not refering to them being mean to me as I am a proud member of that community.

    I know Beth Maitland, not bestie friends know, but as a follower on FB and her Etsy store and the products she sells. Yes she is married.

  25. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    [quote=TraceyAbbot101]Sweet Thing? Wow that’s certainly a wrong description :)[/quote]

    Haha, ya think? “Sweet Thing” might need to take his/hers/it’s trolling ass to another thread.

    Love you Beth Maitland!

  26. Avatar of
    Sweet_Thing2

    I found stoney’s remark about the fingers offensive and I am not going to respond to that kind of talk and the same goes for you too pferrando. I wouldn’t let you near me even if you were trying to rape me you big dummy.

  27. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Don’t make the comments if you can’t stand behind them.

    Just as I thought….

    And I’m sure I’m not the only one to say…no go back to your GH boards.

  28. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Sweet_Thing I didn’t think you wanted to go there with me.

    Sweet dreams, Sweet Thing

    now back to the discussion at hand…I’m all for Traci getting a little loving…ON SCREEN lol

  29. Avatar of bishbay
    bishbay

    Sweet Thing’s point–that Traci is different, physically, from Christine and Lauren–isn’t a bad one. Everything beyond that is cuckoo, however.

    Anything that pits Lauren against Traci is a good thing, so I say bring on the Michael/Lauren interaction. Let them chem test–who knows, it might spark.

  30. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    I agree with everything Stoney07′s cute self said. Traci may be plus size, but there a LOT of fine ass men that like a little cushion for the pushin’. Take DAYS for instance. Chloe’s parents, Craig & Nancy were fan favorites because they were schemers and the physical aspect of their relationship was real. Craig was this sexy, dashing, dastardly doctor on the come-up, & Nancy was was his juicy, scheming wife whom he LOVED with a passion.

    Back to the topic at hand, I would LOVE a Lauren/Michael/Traci triangle. Just think of the oodles of flashbacks we’d get! Josh Griffith needs to start tapping into the rich 40yr history of this show instead all of these new characters.

  31. Avatar of luverica
    luverica

    Need I remind those narrow-minded ones who think big girls can’t have fun that Traci Abbott has always been a full-figured and, in my opinion, beautiful girl and she has snagged three of the finest men to grace Genoa City. They are Danny Romalotti, BRAD CARLTON (I mean Don Diamont is still fine and hasn’t seem to age a day), and Steve Connolly. Michael Baldwin sniffing after her wouldn’t be a stretch. At the very least I hope they become really close friends and give Lauren a fit.

  32. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    LOL @ “The Thing” for keeping on coming back for more!

    Do we really have to wait until the THIRD edition of this “Sweetness”? :D

  33. Avatar of CHRISTOPHER
    CHRISTOPHER

    The Emmy Award winning…Beth Maitland….is what she’s known for! She is indeed a powerhouse actress from th80 and 90s……she now a matriarch of the abbotts…since ashley ran off to ny….her scenes with jack is amazing…..tracy speaks from the heart…she speaks her rights…she speaks what she doesn’t like….and that is phyllis! Her relationship is like the classic brother/sister relationship like Guiding Light with alexandra spaulding to her brother alan…….indeed tracy reminded me of a young alexandra………also beth maitland…is a fine beautiful woman of her age…..she is amazing voice…singerr and she glows……beth maitland won the emmys the same nightas tracy bregman…storylines that won an emmy was tracy and lauren classic rivals…..it would great to see that rival returns with michael baldwin…..tracy and lauren can redo the catfights….lots of flashbacks and yes….still hating each other all these years….let the real drama begins…a catfight and bitter war! Lauren and tracy rematch!

  34. Avatar of CHRISTOPHER
    CHRISTOPHER

    The Emmy Award winning…Beth Maitland….is what she’s known for! She is indeed a powerhouse actress from th80 and 90s……she now a matriarch of the abbotts…since ashley ran off to ny….her scenes with jack is amazing…..tracy speaks from the heart…she speaks her rights…she speaks what she doesn’t like….and that is phyllis! Her relationship is like the classic brother/sister relationship like Guiding Light with alexandra spaulding to her brother alan…….indeed tracy reminded me of a young alexandra………also beth maitland…is a fine beautiful woman of her age…..she is amazing voice…singerr and she glows……beth maitland won the emmys the same nightas tracy bregman…storylines that won an emmy was tracy and lauren classic rivals…..it would great to see that rival returns with michael baldwin…..tracy and lauren can redo the catfights….lots of flashbacks and yes….still hating each other all these years….let the real drama begins…a catfight and bitter war! Lauren and tracy rematch!

  35. Avatar of LaDivaYR
    LaDivaYR

    EMMY winner Beth Maitland can act circles around the anorexic, talentless hair models that trolls like “Sweet Trash” idolize… The whole bunch of new pets that Jill Farren Phelps has hired might look “good” but they can’t act shit! Tyler is a monotone disaster, Shaggy-lookalike nuKyle needs to go find Scooby-Doo, nuAbby is boring and stupid, Carmine thinks grinning is “acting”, etc. etc.

    I’d love to see Tracy, Michael and Lauren involved in a storyline worthy of their TALENTS. These three ACTORS always bring it 100%, that’s why they’ve been successful all these years. Looks fade but talent blossoms with age.

    Look in the mirror next time you feel like trashing Beth Maitland for her figure. She’s a wonderful, accomplished, talented, intelligent and BEAUTIFUL human being… you? Not so much.

  36. Avatar of luverica
    luverica

    [quote=Coffee_Junkie]Beth Maitland was the first actor on Y&R to win an Emmy in the acting category.[/quote]

    Coffee_Junkie, I didn’t know that. That’s awesome! :-)

  37. Avatar of
    Sweet_Thing2

    Thanks everybody for your help. I’m actually writing a research paper regarding “digital shaming”. Sweet Thing is actually 2 people, a straight man and a gay woman. Many of the posts blurbs were to examine the types of shaming which is done in digital media under the precepts of racism, sexism and homophobia.

    Your reactions and participation have been invaluable to my work. Thank you very much.

  38. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Be sure to include all of your comments and our responses.

    You shamed an accomplished actress, and we all rallied around her like moral, good, honest people would.

    Goes to show you that digital shaming as you call it doesn’t always get the result that bullies and idiots crave.

    But it’s also good to know we don’t have to read any of your hurtful, hateful comments any more, regardless if it is for your “work” or for your small minded existence.

    And there’s no paper. You’ve only posted negative comments about Y and R or B and B. You love your ABC shows. You were caught being insensitive and you were embarrassed when you were called out on it.

    Go back and check your own posts. Your blurbs have nothing about racism or homophobia.

  39. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    Classless and trashy to talk shit about a person’s body from behind a computer.Beth is beautiful and a wonderful actress. I will also say when I met Beth at the Y&R fan event she was the only cast member who asked about me. Where I was from. What I did for a job. It was very refreshing and down to earth. No one else did that and she had a line of people waiting just like everyone else.

    There is someone on daytime (used to be two) who I can’t believe the producers let go on because the baggage under the eyes is so severe. Who? I’ll never tell. I keep it to myself.

  40. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Sweet_Thing (the sequel)

    U still at it huh???? Good luck with this paper. Perhaps if its a success, you could possibly make a quarter of the amount of money “Big Bodied Beth” makes per episode. :D

  41. Avatar of Kristismom
    Kristismom

    [quote=stoney07]Sweet_Thing (the sequel)

    U still at it huh???? Good luck with this paper. Perhaps if its a success, you could possibly make a quarter of the amount of money “Big Bodied Beth” makes per episode. :D[/quote]

    Or maybe just a quarter (if that).

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