Eric Braeden on The Young and the Restless' Head Writer Shake Up: "I'm Very Pissed Off!!!"




The Young and the Restless’ outspoken veteran Eric Braeden didn’t mince words on his thoughts regarding head writer Josh Griffith quitting the soap. 

Word broke earlier today, Griffith decided to leave the No. 1 daytime drama on his own accord, reportedly due to “creative differences” with executive producer Jill Farren Phelps. When asked by a fan on Twitter about his opinion surrounding the backstage controversy, Braden replied:


 


 
 


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I am expecting Steve (DYLAN) Burton to do the sermon at Kay's funeral, as he seems to be involved in every other aspect of the show. Friday's show was done very poorly and the only good thing about it, we had no DYLAN.

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I forgot abt Mac and amber!! Add them to my list of required attendees at funeral.

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Amber can stay away but Mac, Gina, Danny, Nina, Chance, and Phillip need to be there

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wiggum wrote:
Amber can stay away but Mac, Gina, Danny, Nina, Chance, and Phillip need to be there

YES.

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Okay, so I now watched the Mon USA episode (don't read further if you don't want to be spoiled, btw), and my thoughts were these: I agree that Murphy was just a tad bit too cheerful when he walked in and told them about Katherine's trips. Now I'm sure that's the way Katherine would have instructed it, but there still needs to be a certain level of distinguishment for such a thing. Also, the presence and lines of Kevin irritated me a bit, I don't think he should have been there. He was never that special to Katherine or vice-versa. Devon just fell flat for me. It would have been better if Neil had been there, too, he should have been, but thankfully they at least explained it that he was out of town on a business trip.

Otherwise, I thought it wasn't bad. Jess Walton is just such a superb actress, she played true to form and took the stance of being offended as a classic Jill move. JW can truly salvage anything. At first I was a little taken aback by Katherine knowing she was going to die all the way from the surgery, but then to think about it, it would be exactly what Katherine would do. She wouldn't want for anyone to know. And this solidifies the poignant moment at the stairs when she said goodbye to Jill, it now makes sense because she really did know she was dying. I liked the remembrance scenes (especially Esther remembering back to when she gave birth) but the music was cheesy. All in all it wasn't horrible. But surely there is more to come (right?)

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Supposedly the main story lasts for three weeks, but long term this should be a permanent driving force for this show.

(And Lauren and Kay JUST shared a touching scene at the coffee house. )

Just read Nelson B.'s rag who stated Jill P F-up wants to take the show further from its roots.

Griffith leaving is not good.

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pferrando wrote:
..Just read Nelson B.'s rag who stated Jill P F-up wants to take the show further from its roots....

Heaven help us!

What else can this woman do to wreck Y&R?

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If Dylan is made to be Nikki's son that would make three of MTS's tv children who can barely act well except for JM in some scenes.

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[quote=sanka9]If Dylan is made to be Nikki's son that would make three of MTS's tv children who can barely act well except for JM in some scenes.

I hadn't heard any of this, but if so Niki would have been 14 when Dildo was born.

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No, MTS wont be Dylan's mommy. There is no way that Melody will work for less per scene than she is, and JillPhil would never cut into the profitability of The Show like that.

JillPhil takes a newbie, throws him or her against the wall, and see what sticks. They work for almost free so it doesnt really matter to her. Adriana didnt work, so she was gone. Lantern-Jaw and GigglAbby seem to be working, so they will stay.

Next to go will be Eric B. Tantrums aint gonna cut it this time, big guy. You work for $150k like everybody else, or there's the door.

Hey, is Tracey Abbott ever gonna come down out of that Kitchen door that she took Jack's birthday cake through, or not?

Glad that JillPhil has decided to keep Sharon around, by making her a cra-cra mo-fo. It is with great pleasure that I watch Sharon make the transverse over to psycho-bi+ch. Her bugged-eyed talking to "Cassie" is top notch, and believable. Really makes the Show watchable.

Im thinking of some fireworks between Avery and Jack. Javery would be a welcome addition, as Pet B makes any actress better (Too bad he cant make Lantern-Jaw any more palatable).

AA+ for Summer. She and Jack are single-handedly pulling her own Paternity s/l through the muck and the mire that it has become.

Shiggety - Dylan and Chelsea. The Rose. Billy framing Adam for rape to win back his wife?

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Dear Sweet Baby Jesus, please don't let it be true.

We will never get rid of Phelps or Burton, TIME TO GO.

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yojoromo4469, hey mon, et al ...

I don't get where Dylan being Nikki's son comes from either and I don't feel like going back to read it all over again to find out. I sure hope it is not true because I'm really starting to detest how the pasts of major characters are suddenly now being rewritten. However, don't forget how old most of these parents would have been or how ancient they all should be now had their darling kids not aged the way they have over the past couple of years.

There were a few missing characters (already mentioned) at the postcard summoning but if anyone should have been told NOT to attend I still maintain that it should have been Victor for the way he's treated most of everyone Katherine purportedly loved.

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Thom Bierdz/PCIII will not be around for the funeral.

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they stopped to see Tucker in Hong Kong, BUT she didn't stop to see her beloved FIRST SON BROCK, or Mac, WTF?

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Omg.............I just heard the news/rumor............................

And Angelica already defended this storyline already on Twitter, so I most definitely think that's where this is going.

Major-UGH. Times a hundred.

This nobody character is going to be the son of iconic Nikki Newman. I cannot even.

I cannot even believe this is happening. Not only is it like spitting into the face of the audience and saying "Bahahahaa, you're NEVER getting rid of meeee!", it's also almost like they're all saying we're right. They're VALIDATING what everyone has been talking about this show with this.

Out of all the people in the world. And how DARE they tarnish the iconic legacy of the character Nikki.......?

This is gross.

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Ill believe the chatter about Dylan being Nikki's when I see it. If it does ring true it will be the lost ridiculous rewrite in history just like Nikki's long ago childhood friend being found in the walls of the homeless shelter and Nikki forgetting all about it.

CBS and Sony should stop this ridiculous move and all these STUPID PATERNITY storylines now. Honestly, every year there is another DNA test to be had. At this rate Newman is going to come out with their own line of DNA tests called BRASH N SASSY AND DON'T KNOW THE DADDY HOME DNA KIT.

So I doubt it's not true.

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So that's the big story MTS is so happy and tweeting up a storm about.

I guess she's just grateful to be acknowledged. Wink

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CBS has no say on what goes on in YR so long as the ratings are high they are happy

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Oh no, please no to Dylan and my Nicki. I liked Friday's episode and the mystery. As a superficial aside,I loved Nicole's hair! Mac(please not Clementine), Nina, Phillip, Chance and Brock must return and stay. JT as fine as he is) can get lost. Again, I like Villy: flawed but real.

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Again a ridiculous story to come out of no where after we've seen summer being jack's daughter and it turning out to be false.

There has to be a lot more BETTER STORY TO TELL THEN THIS STORY IF TRUE.

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Days Of Our Lives.........Weekdays............NBC....Salem Sizzles

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Gato, I think you may be on to something!!

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I did like Friday's episode with the storm and forboding atmosphere and mystery feeling. How sad when they all hear Mrs. C is dead. I'll cry along with them.
Y&R has nothing to worry about. They are the #1 soap. I am not a fan of JPF, but hopefully the show will improve and she'll stop forcing Dylan, Mr. Perfect, on us and give the vets more to do.

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Give me a break...I'll believe that when I see it.

#aintgonnahappen

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How old is Phelps?

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pferrando wrote:
How old is Phelps?

Whatever her age, she should have retired, LONG BEFORE Y AND R got stuck with her.

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pferrando wrote:
How old is Phelps?

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Ye old crone is in her early 60's, I believe able to collect ss by now.

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Dylan is Nikki and Jack's son!

I, for one, am happy about the whole damn thing. At least Dylan has a connection to Genoa City. To two of the most iconic people on the Show. Maybe Keemo will show up with his older brother, as well.

Something about Nikki didnt really miscarry back in 1989, and Victor had the baby stolen away, and hidden with the McAlroy's.

Actually its perfect, and fixes a big hole in the Show. Cause Dylan aint going anywhere, and he may as well be related to Nikki, so she can be on the Show once in a while.

And for those of us who like NikJak, it is very welcome news. Im still hoping that Summer is Jack's, because Jack is a very fertile man.

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Poor Traci - she saw what was coming and snuck out the backdoor and got a job over at ABC TV in the production booth!

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hey mon wrote:
Dylan is Nikki and Jack's son....

The day this is revealed is the day I stop regarding Y&R as a dramatic serial and begin thinking of it as a soap parody. Stare

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I liked NicJac but I hate this crap about Dylan. Disrespectful to their legacy. Don't want Summer to be Jack's. She loves Nick and he adores her.