First Impressions: The Young and the Restless Remembers Katherine Chancellor (PHOTOS)



Genoa City citizens were joined by returning The Young and the Restless favorites in celebrating the life of Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper). What were your First Impressions of Kay's tribute episode?


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Back to the Dullen show tomorrow you all enjoy I'm done.

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New soap mags are indicating that the *big storyline* to come from Katherine's death will be for NIKKI and (presumably) DYLAN. WTF?? What about JILL???

And, no--Jess Walton hasn't *retired*. It's not true.

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I would like to add the missing characters that should have been there:

Dina Abbott - she was at funeral of "Kay" in 2008.

Mamie Johnson - she lived with Kay until she want on a cruise.

Traci Abbott - Kay was friends with all Abbott girls.
Ashley Abbott

Brittany Hodges - Was a friend of Kay's and stayed at here home.

Chance- was like a grandson to her.

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I don't understand the negativity. I expected it ,but I don't get it.

what the hell more could Y&R have done with what they had? Behind the scenes stuff aside, from what we saw onscreen, what else could they do?

They didn't bring Phillip back, or Mac, or Traci. But with the cast that they had, there was nothing else really they could do. NO OTHER stories were really being featured today, so what kind of plot device was this?

Give me a break. I am convinced more now than ever that people just don't want to like Y&R and that's that. And Im thru.

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I read so many posts here before I got to watch Tuesday's episode and was expecting to be let down. Well I wasn't. It was a beautiful tribute. I'm sure they couldn't get everyone to come back. I enjoyed the old clips, seeing Brock and her real life son, and listening to the stories of those who spoke. This just goes to show me not to listen to all of the negative nancies who love to post here. I loved it and have been a fan since 1975.

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^^^exactly my point!! Same thing happened to my roommate. When he got here and looked at my laptop he saw this and decided not to watch the show. Then when I talked to him and told him I enjoyed it, he gave it a chance and was confused as to what show everyone that was complaining was watching.

My response to him....for some people, Y&R does nothing right.

Not ALL...but some people.

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wonder what D Goddard's press agents think of this controversial tweet?:

Daniel Goddard

Woke up this morning to the fantastic news that that dirt bag who kidnapped and tortured those 3 ladies in Ohio for ten years is no longer walking the planet! Burn in hell A-hole!

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^^ what's so controversial about that tweet?

stoney, i don't really pay much attention to the negative nancies either. i did like the episodes, especially today because Jill was front and center. i dont mind at all about the missing people.. though at least sharon should have been there.. i loved the cgi of katherine at the end..that was a Sexy( moment..

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Why the f*ck should Mac be there? That character has been a hot mess for years. I wish to forget about her. Who cares about Philip? He can't act for shit.

IMO, the episode was not bad. A lot of overreaction about little things (Cane hugging Jill when that IS in character. Cane has always been up Jill's ass for years now).

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Hi All....though I was disappointed in a few things, I enjoyed the last two days and felt it was, at the very least, a solid send off for Katherine and Jeanne both.

Good
*Nikki and Jill's bonding, but I would have liked a mention of Nikki's marriage to Greg ("you were married to my brother....") or even Jill's tryst with Victor ("we've both rode the tilt-a-whirl at Mustache Island")
*Gina Roma! Why can't JFP set fire to the Athletic Club (she loves her a fire...) and have Gina come back to run a reopened Colonnade Room???
*The flashbacks. I will have to agree that there should have been more from prior to the last 5 years, but there were older ones in there as well though many here are claiming there weren't.
*Corbin Bernsen, goes without saying...
*Seeing alot of people together, though many favorites were missing at least her funeral had a set full of people rather than looking like just a crowd of 5
*Tuesday when it showed the faces of the characters as they remembered Katherine.
*Weds as each stopped and said a final goodbye.
*When Lauren (I believe) said "Kay". Hardly anyone refers to her as Kay anymore and I love it when someone does.
*The new park set. Nice big set and a great tribute. However, it's just odd that her fifth and current husband (Murphy) revealed that the park was named in honor of the name Katherine's second husband gave her. We all knew her as Mrs. Chancellor of course, but perhaps the plaque could have said "Katherine Chancellor Park" and "In Memory of Katherine Shepherd Chancellor Murphy". Small quibble though...

Not so good
*No Mac. I don't understand why soaps don't at least try to pretend missing characters are there. They could have Victoria and JT's son there and Victoria leading him by hand saying "lets go find your daddy and Mac.." and also have Brock give a throw away line to Jill like "I'll see you at the house after I drop JT and Mac off at the airport". Mac SHOULD have been there but frankly we didn't need to see her there (unless Ashley B was playing her) as long as we knew she overcame her "personal problems", slapped on some of those feminine hygiene products during a commercial break and headed to her grandmother's funeral.
*No Phillip. Inexcusable that he was not mentioned nor was he even in flashbacks!!! At the very least, a frantic set of phone calls to Jill where he can't get out of Australia or his plane was diverted elsewhere.
*Spirit Katherine. I don't mind Ghost John since he's basically just Jack's conscience. However, I just can't stand the "do you see what I see" stuff like they did with Nikki and Jill. Now, if Nikki was standing with Jack and Jill and Jack mentions John and they all remark how they are both together again, I would be perfectly fine with all 3 silently looking out over the park and seeing Katherine and John walking off into the distance (without the "do you see what i see" remarks). However, the hokey way they did Spirit Katherine was a let down for me.
*Why were people standing during the ceremony? Why were there hecklers in the crowd during a memorial/funeral? Why was a big deal made about Victor not wearing a tie but pretty much ever other male did? Odd odd odd.
*The invitations. I know, I know...little Delia did them and at least it was Billy's child and not Cane's rugrats. However, the rich, socialite Duchess deserved gold embossing not crayons. I can't stand how they softened Katherine way too much over the past 10+ years and this is a small example.

Having said all that, I can't wait to see the story this creates for Jill and Nikki. I only hope the Dylan rumors are not true.

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I actually liked these episodes. They were much better done than what I had anticipated.

However, they should have *really* cut the next day's preview from the end, it was a real downer and broke the magic.

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Stoney, Fmat55 and whoever else.... Ok what is it with some of you who seem to think you can't like Y&R? You all get mad when some of us don't like the show. We are all entitled to our own opinions. I don't apologize for holding Y&R to a tough standard. I was brought up on Y&R during the glory days of Bill Bell. I expect more! I judged this "memorial" based on the 2008 "funeral" and the 2008 funeral was hands down MUCH BETTER! Yes there were some highs but the lows in my opinion outweighed those. Brock who has many ONSCREEN memories with the Dutchess was truly just an afterthought at his own mother's "memorial". Yes I enjoyed the Kay/Jill flashbacks but there was so much more to Kay. Her almost 4 decades on the show. We just got focus on the last five years with most flashbacks. I mean come on. I believe Jamey pointed out on twitter that you wouldn't even know that Danny and Gina were her former stepchildren if you just watched the last two days. Kay was much more than just a sounding board to the younger generation. I'm sorry I refuse to watch this show with blinders. The memeorial wasn't that good in my opinion. So many glaring absences and then they had PAUL AND CRICKET GET MARRIED AT THE DAMN MEMORIAL! What in the entire hell was that. Cricket ain't been onscreen in months and then she shows up and they marry her and Paul. Just dumb!

Bill Bell made Y&R the GOLD STANDARD and I will continue to expect that from Y&R. If JFP can't deliver it then she has to go! Which she has certainly proved she can't!

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I don't recall Nikki ever finding out that Victor and Jill had an affair. I remember waiting for the big revelation, and it never happened. You'd think Katherine would have mentioned it to her.

And as much as I DID like the tribute episodes I stand by my criticisms of it. I thought the Bug/Paul wedding was dumb. And the MISSING characters were far to critical to this show's (and Katherine's) history, and they should have been there. Mac missing not ONE Katherine funeral but BOTH of them? It was totally out of character for what she would have ever done.

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I thought the eps were very well done, unlike those stupid scenes at the mansion when they found out Kay was dead.

I think Mac should have been there, too, to support her father. That whole "personal business" was stupid. Not unlike, "It's an emergency! JT wants me to take our son" and then we heard..............nothing, except the sound of the story line being dropped.

I'm wondering if it was more about them not being able to get any of the actresses that have played Mac over the years?

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They had me until it turned into a wedding for Paul and Cricket. Jess Walton did not disappoint - as if there was any doubt of that.

Special thank you to Corbin Bernsen.

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Remind me please - didn't Chloe and Kevin steal $ from Kay, not get caught, and never returned it?
Isn't that right? Or did I miss an episode?

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Smitty...I didn't even see you say anything in this thread so I wasn't even talking about you.

As for me thinking everyone should like Y&R...clearly I said in my post that not ALL people, but SOME people are just negative all the time.

Sorry you felt as if that was a step on your own toe when it really wasn't.

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I agree with you Stoney...some people on here are only negative.

I get the occasional criticism, but for these episodes, I feel they were pretty much as inclusive as possible.

I hold YR to a higher standard as well...the problem is...look who we have left in charge. So we AREN'T gonna get a higher standard...at least not now.

But I DO appreciate that Josh seemed to get a lot right with the history of Kay and the show. I love Jill's "recap" of their history, and a lot of the clips they used were good.

I look forward to what, if anything, we get of Jill and Nikki in the upcoming months. They really need to continue to be the centerpieces of the show.

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I'm not sure if there is any truth to this as I just saw it on a message board. I read that Kelly Kruger is reprising her role as MAC and returning to Y&R soon. Apparently her boyfriend works on B&B and he mentioned it in a new interview in Soaps in Depth.

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PFERRANDO, it would be really nice to see Jill and Nikki be the center piece of the show, but U know it is time for Dipshit Dylan to be back at center stage. He has been gone, waaaaaaay too long.

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yojoromo4469 wrote:
PFERRANDO, it would be really nice to see Jill and Nikki be the center piece of the show, but U know it is time for Dipshit Dylan to be back at center stage. He has been gone, waaaaaaay too long.

Fall previews indicate that the big winners to get a storyline from Katherine's Chancellor's death are DYLAN and (to a lesser extent) Nikki. Jill isn't mentioned at all.

If anybody should get a BOUNCE in episodes from the death of Katherine Chancellor it should be Jess Walton--not Steve Burton. But whatever. I don't write this shit. What do I know???

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Of course everyone is entitled to his/her opinion of the show. DUH!! My point was that there was so much negativity posted and then when I actually watched the Tuesday episode, it seemed to me (MY OPINION) that the negativity was such nit-picky nonsense (MY OPINION). I loved it. I agree MAC should have been there but I'm sure that if the actress who played MAC was unavailable and they got a recast, folks would have been up in arms.

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Exactly.

People say what they want about me on this site...lol. Call me a Y&R apologist or creepy or whatever. But in reality, if I don't like something, I SAY it. Their problem with me is, I'm not 100% bitch 100% of the time.

To me, there's usually good AND bad in every episode. Sometimes the bad outweighs the good, and I comment on it. But when I see that the show has actually TRIED to give a damn about this woman's memorial...then I applaud them for the effort.

Jill had a damn near 20 minute long monologue ALL TO HERSELF. The flashbacks, some were recent, some were not. There was no Dylan, who people feel like is eating the show..and I personally thought the episodes were good.

I don't feel everyone has to like the show. I don't get mad when people express what they didn't like. But now it has changed to people ONLY expressing the bad and not mentioning the good AT ALL. It's annoying and ain't nobody got time for all negativity. LOL

I guess I'm a glass half full type of guy. *shrug*

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Y&R had the opportunity to make the funeral of Katherine Shepherd Reynolds Chancellor Thurston Sterling Murphy EPIC. It could have been the funeral to end all funerals, the golden standard on how to honor a beloved vet. This character has been on the show since six months into its conception. Then portrayed by the same actress none the less. This one character embodied the show whole history, pretty much everyone could be traced back to her in one way or another. I would have prefer the brass at Y&R wait until they could really do her character justice, they should have been saving pennies so they could have brought more people back like Dina Mergeron, Phillip Chancellor III, Phillip Chancellor IV, Britney Hodges, Mamie Johnson, Mackenzie Browning, Traci Abbott Connelly, Ashley Abbott just to name a few. I enjoy seeing Gina Roma, Danny Romalotti, Brock Reynolds, Amber Moore, but they were just used as sit fillers. You wouldn't even know how Katherine was tied to Danny or Gina no mention of their history. I felt like Y&R should have took a page out of DAYS book when they killed off Alice Horton, they should have brought these people back two three days before the funeral to interact with family so viewers could have caught on their lives. Then let all the other relationships drama between the returning characters spill out at the funeral. I felt like the funeral should have really been shown over a week. Start the beginning of the week with people arriving in town, and then at the funeral we see tons of flashbacks. Y&R really miss the chance to really utilize 40 years of history to give the GRANDE DAME of Genoa City a fitting sendoff.

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Thom Bierdz II

to the dozens of people private messaging me: no, Y&R did not invite my character back for Kay's funeral. They probably want to focus on the current storylines, but I sure do wish they'd do a gay storyline. My hope is in a couple months Phillip appears and the entire Chancellor estate is somehow really his because he is the only son to Phillip Chancellor II. Then Phillip has a love triangle with Victor and Deacon. [In real life though, Jeanne was a dear dear soul who touched so many. I was able to share my feelings in Soap Opera Digest last week. I loved her deeply.]

Thom Bierdz (Phillip) was not invited back.

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STONEY 07, sorry to hear you have cancer. My wife had breast cancer and am quite familiar with how bad, it can be. I realize there is a lot of negativity on this site. I am probably one of the worse offenders. I thought Jill did a fantastic job on the 2 day show. There were things left out, that I would have enjoyed and a lot that I did detest, example would be Cane instead of Billy approaching Jill and I though Phillip and Mac should have been there and also Tracey Abbott. I am just sad to see this once wonderful show, on its way to nowhere with giving Dylan all the time. It is too bad our EP doesn't know us old timers don't wish to see him daily.

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@stoney07, sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis. We don't know each other but I'm longtime DC fan but rarely comment on the message boards. Having lost my grandfather to cancer 14 years ago, I would be remiss not to offer words of support. We all have been touched by cancer in our lives in one way or another. I wish you the best of luck in your battle.

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Mackenzie refusing to attend because of "personal issues" was LAME! The whole explanation sounded SHADY as hell. Major side-eye. They keep hinting at Mac & JT being in a bad place. Are they divorcing or what?

Danny looked like he had Hemorrhoids during Paul & Christines's tacky ghetto azz wedding. Who the hell hijacks a FUNERAL to get married? Danny's face was killing me! He wanted to hurl. The whole thing was an FU to Nina & Danny. They were cringing!

Phillip, Chance, and Mac should have been there instead of Amber.

Josh Griffith recycled most of MAB's greatest hits in his flashbacks.

I laughed my ass off when Jill & Nikki "saw" that ridiculous CGI apparition of Kay. Those special effects were awful.

Jess Walton was the saving grace of that entire Memorial. She carried these episodes.

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Coffee...As long as the last Mac doesn't come back, I'd be okay with seeing her again.

I wondered if we'd eventually be seeing Mac and or JT because there have been a few references now.

Kruger was okay. Still not as good as Ashley, but MUCH more of a Mac than Ford was.

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Thank you yojo. I appreciate it. I'm doing well though...it's been almost 7 years and I'm still alive!!!!!

As for Kelly Kruger coming back as Mac....I don't think it can get as bad as Clementine Ford was. I really don't. KK's Mac wasn't anywhere as good as AB's Mac, but if AB can't come back, I wouldn't mind. I just-...idk. I would rather have Nina back full time as opposed to Mac. I mean, what really will she have to do except possibly bust up Villy...or hook up with Kevin, who they need to go ahead and make gay.