One of his very first days on the show lingers in his memory. McCook explained:
I loved the first scenes, which were backstage at a fashion show, with Ridge [then-Ronn Moss], Thorne then-Clayton Norcross], Eric and a bunch of models. The most exciting thing though, was walking through a stage that, the last time I had seen it, had been completely empty. I walked onto Stage 31, and I saw the Forrester living room set for the first time. It was big and gorgeous and exciting. I said to myself, 'That's my house. Let's get going.'
He also finds himself feeling protective of Eric, dishing:
Eric is like my friend. I worry about him. I've worried about him every day.
McCook admits he's had his fill of one classic B&B trope: the wedding! Channel 24 calculated that the show has had 90 weddings to date. McCook shared:
I'm pretty wedding-ed out. Plus they are a pain to shoot. They are very laborious shows technically, and they entail a lot of sitting around waiting and a lot of patience. A couple of years ago, my daughter, Molly, actually got married in real life, and it was a beautiful wedding. Now that was the time of my life.