Peter Bergman on Kay’s Y&R Tribute: “These Episodes Are Definitely For The Longtime Viewers”


It's always nice to see a see a soap star from one network promoting their suds on another channel. The Young and the Restless' Peter Bergman spoke with Today.com about the memorial for Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) and how it will impact viewers.

“These episodes are definitely for the longtime viewers,” Peter Bergman, who plays Jack Abbott, told TODAY.com. “Nothing’s more real than watching Jess Walton — who plays Kay's longtime nemesis, Jill — at Katherine’s funeral. It’s palpable. You can feel the emotion in the air when she steps to the podium.”

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39 Responses

  1. Avatar of cgoff
    cgoff

    these shitty writers do not know the history or the time line of this show

    so John has been gone for 7 years?

    Phyllis was pregnant with Summer when John died, isn’t Summer 18 years old?

  2. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    Mr. Mom was on tv last night and of course I watched it yet again as it is a favorite.
    Of course, I relished the Victor/Nikki/Kevin scenes that are used.

    “Please kiss me once more. I want to feel life again.” – Nikki :beer:

    There’s a part where they show the Y&R closing credits (this was 1983).
    On the left the credits rolled. On the right were 5 faces with Kay in the center. I almost lost it. Miss that woman.

  3. Avatar of DaytimeFan0001
    DaytimeFan0001

    [quote=Ryan-Scott]Mr. Mom was on tv last night and of course I watched it yet again as it is a favorite.
    Of course, I relished the Victor/Nikki/Kevin scenes that are used.

    “Please kiss me once more. I want to feel life again.” – Nikki :beer:

    There’s a part where they show the Y&R closing credits (this was 1983).
    On the left the credits rolled. On the right were 5 faces with Kay in the center. I almost lost it. Miss that woman.[/quote]

    I remember watching Mr. Mom with Y&R on and that is what put soaps on the map for me! I didn’t realize as a kid that is was a housewife sterotype, I just loved someone watching a tv show that I watched in a movie. lol

  4. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    I’m just not even invested in this. Sorry, Kay Chancellor was a wonderful woman, and deserves to be remembered and respected, but I just don’t trust these people, who obviously don’t understand anything about this show and/or it’s history, to do this memoriam.

  5. Avatar of cgoff
    cgoff

    [quote=richalan67]Yes it has been 7 years as of September. They did not make a mistake.[/quote]

    I know its only been 7 years in the real world, but on the day that John died, Phyllis and Nick found out that the baby she was carrying (Summer) was a girl, Summer was born in December and Summer is now 18 years old, not 7 years old.

  6. Avatar of TraceyAbbot101
    TraceyAbbot101

    how can the episodes be for “the long time fans”??

    Front row will be : Cane, Lily, Cupcake, Dildo, and the extras from the GCAC set.

    Nikki and the Newmans will be sitting somewhere off in the back, and the Abbotts will be even further back.

    Gotta wonder if John Abbott will make an appearance???

  7. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Maybe Peter, in his own way, is slamming Phelps by saying long time fans will enjoy seeing a lot of the vet characters together in a story.

    He knows Phelps’ agenda, I’m sure.

    I hope it was his way of getting in a dig.

    And regardless who is there, and we ARE getting a LOT of old characters back for this, I will enjoy it. Jeanne’s tribute show back in May was probably the best hour of Daytime this year. If Josh wrote this, which I’m sure he did, and we have Sally McDonald directing it, it’ll be very fitting and touching.

  8. Avatar of marknsprmo
    marknsprmo

    [quote=cgoff]these shitty writers do not know the history or the time line of this show so John has been gone for 7 years? Phyllis was pregnant with Summer when John died, isn’t Summer 18 years old?[/quote]

    Once one is an adult on a soap, time can stand still or go backwards or move at normal speed. As a child on a soap, however, life only goes fast forward. Then once the child turns 18 or so, I fast forward their first year or so on the screen. Then in 10 or so years it will be time for them to be a grand parent. Not, however because they are older but just because their off spring do. This is the law of relativity on soaps. C = SORAS squared.

  9. Avatar of tedew
    tedew

    The first Tribute episode was actually very classy from opening titles to finish. I think most will enjoy and agree.

    Except of course for the increasingly omnipresent annoying Cane considering which other characters were around who could have offered support.

  10. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    I don’t understand it. Have the episodes aired???

    No?

    Well then, I don’t understand how we all hate them already….

    And actually, I gotta admit, I think they are doing a good job with dealing with people’s reactions. We finally got some Billy and Jill scenes. Jill is being JILL in all of this. And it clearly hasn’t been rushed. They didn’t tell us she died and then ignore it until the memorial. We’ve seen Jill/Nikki/Esther deal with this almost every day since they learned of her death…in some way or another.

  11. Avatar of yojoromo4469
    yojoromo4469

    There was some Nadia’s Theme, but not enough. Others that have seen it, are our Canadian neighbors that are a day ahead of us. There were a couple of characters that could have been left out. Thankfully no DylDumbo, and am surprised that he didn’t know her in another life or some other stupid way.

  12. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    lol. Nadia’s theme was played for like the entire last few minutes of the show??? Did yall want it for the entire hour? lol

    Personally, and this will be no surprise to anyone, but I thought the episode was really well done and i’m not going to stretch my mind to try to think of something they should’ve done better. Because in reality, I expected A LOT worse

  13. Avatar of TraceyAbbot101
    TraceyAbbot101

    My thoughts:

    (a) Amber didn’t mention or show pictures of her daughter from B&B?

    (b) I wish Billy and Jack would have both seen John, not just Jack, esp simce they discussed it earlier in the episode.

    (c) loved revisiting the old scenes, esp Nikki in Mexico.

    (d) NO mention of Phillip II?

    (e) we see Cricket for the first time in months, and she doesn’t ask Paul how Phyllis is ( am sure she heard ) and she walks in on a tender moment between Paul and Nina and gets all pissy about it??

  14. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    [quote=tedew]Except of course for the increasingly omnipresent annoying Cane considering which other characters were around who could have offered support.[/quote]

    This was the one, truly false note in Tuesday’s episode–Jill breaks down at the end and she’s comforted….by Cane. Her ACTUAL SON Billy was barely 15 feet away and once again rather than have him step up to the podium we have fucking Cane being inserted yet again into a scenario in which he doesn’t belong. I will NEVER understand the last two regimes’ complete and utter devotion to this character; it’s totally mindboggling to me.

  15. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    Jill + Cane is just ridiculous. Faux people cannot make up for real ones.

    But I will say that was basically the only thing that was off for me at the scenes. I think this memorial was beautiful and quite well done. Loved all the people they got back. Amber, Nina, Gina, Chris, all looked great and it was very nice and important they were there.

    Jess Walton as Jill is incomparable. Kudos.

    Amber looked lovely and loved her brief speech. Very heartfelt.

    Love seeing Chris & Paul together again, just like the good times.

    I feel nothing for Devon. To me, he is and always will be a Winters at best. I feel Neil more close to Katherine than Devon.

    Sharon should have been there. She earned the right, and Katherine gave her advice on multiple occasions throughout the years. Just speaks more of how they are turning her into a total villain and cutting her off from the rest of the people in Genoa City.

    Nick and Avery discussing their marriage plans had no place in a memorial for Katherine Chancellor.

    I’m not upset about Mac not being there, since the only person that is the true Mac is Ashley Bashioum and I would have hated seeing any other Mac there. However, they didn’t need to say she has “personal issues”. That sounded kind of weird. When your grandmother has passed away, you don’t *have* personal issues at that point, surely nothing more important than that.

    The Tucker thing on the other hand was so ridiculous to begin with, that I don’t mind him being there.

    Edited.

  16. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    Yes, I was crying, yesterday’s show was good, (not great) but I loved how it all culminated in the end with Jill’s emotional state hitting her but than Cane REALLY? It should had been Billy or Brock…

    It just seems kinda cheap to me by not having Phillip or Mac present…again really? Giving how close Mac & Katherine got over the years…it seems somewhat disturbing Sony not even dropping a few dimes on few comebacks to pay tribute. :( :O |( They brought back Gina, Amber, Danny but not a grandchild Katherine was over the moon for or a faux-part-son in Phillip which she helped raised…shameful CBS, AngMcd, JFP & Sony…you telling me Gina, Danny or Amber was closer to Mrs. Chancellor than her OWN granddaughter…I think not… |(

    I loved Nikki & Jill’s interaction and the timing was perfect when both said “did she tell you something”… :love:

    It really shows the mindset of all on YR right now…was the the episode good with who they had…YES because of the vets…once again…could it this been spectacular in both episodes…absolutely but a missed opportunity, I feel. :tired: :O

  17. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Cane’s not going anywhere unfortunately. I don’t like him either, but he is “popular” and I don’t think the execs want to risk diminishing his role back to what it was, or getting rid of him altogether.

    Bleh…

  18. Avatar of tedew
    tedew

    ChrisGa …I agree with you about Cane and Billy. Not really sure just why Billy seemed relegated to the background with a weird silent expression on his face throughout both episodes.

    Yoryla … just wait till you see the second episode. I wonder what the fan reaction will be to what transpires.

    (Nadia’s Theme? I remember hearing it quite a bit.)

  19. Avatar of noway
    noway

    There was no theme at the opening just that very loud song, I got bored with it and cut out before the end.
    Haven’t bothered to watch today based on the update, will go check on tomorrow. But I don’t expect much, the 08 was much better. The acting from the vets was great but why the eff was cupcake there who gives a crap about her. Did she ever have a scene with her?

    At funerals most people don’t air dirty laundry and Jill and Nina both did that which is pretty tactless, but whatever. Jill was rude to Esther during her speech. It just wasn’t necessary.

    I watched out of respect for Jeanne and Corbin. This is it for me I am bored and depressed with this show.

  20. Avatar of tedew
    tedew

    noway … the show may currently be boring for you right now (I’m not sure it is) but it’s hardly not worth getting depressed about in any case.

    I didn’t have a problem with Avery being at the event because she is after all engaged to Saint Nick.

  21. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Since this was a “special” two part episode I LOVED the intro on Tuesday with Damian singing. I thought the words (if anyone was listening and paying attention) were PERFECT for Kay. And then to end the last ENTIRE scene with the classic YR theme was good.

    Also loved that Kay/Jeanne was only featured in the two opening sequences.

    I hope that someone thinks to maybe retain a small shot of Kay in one of the many openings they have. To honor her…permanently and her impact to the show over 40 years.

  22. Avatar of noway
    noway

    If I remember correctly that song played by MD at the beginning of part one was played during the May memorial, and it was so loud but then I watched on the computer so maybe that’s why it’s so annoying.

    Personally I don’t Appreciate taking crap from someone who was barely in kindergarten when Bill Bell quit writing for this show. It just should have been better. It felt cheap for the character and portrayer. But then the show is a cheap imitation of its glory days. The only TV shows i watch besides sports at all is YR and BB and its supposed to be an escape from dealing with life. There is nothing of interest here. Nikki’s ms is being shelved to cement Stevie b in GC oh yea. On other sites there were barely 40 comments per day for these episodes, so that can’t be good. So now I will be signing off because it will just free up more time for me to find ways to make the days brighter of a 13 y o boy with limited time.Labor Day weekend telethon most assuredly added to my depressed state of mind. But that’s just life round here.

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