All My Children is ripping off Jane Fonda's They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, according to TV Guide Magazine. The idea for the danceathon came about after budgetary constraints required the show to use a single set for two weeks. Here is a preview of what AMC fans can expect.
“We’ve got characters making time for a five-minute quickie, there are fights in the ladies room, a little stalking, a possible murder. It’s fun!” says exec producer Julie Hanan Carruthers. Things also get a little goofy. “I promise you a chicken dance with full cast participation,” Carruthers says. “You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Thorsten Kaye [Zach] doing the finger snap.”
I enjoy big events that use the entire cast, such as the dearly missed Nurses' Ball on General Hospital or my favorite "recent" All My Children event, Erica's Mardi Gras Ball. I'm looking forward to GH's upcoming carnival and this danceathon could be good too. Even if they bomb, it will be nice to see so much cast integration.
Thanks to Rockie345 for the tip!
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