All My Children: Episode Aired January 5, 2010  » TV  »
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  • As Haley, Ripa then produces a TV special because Pine Valley as been named the best town in America
  • I think Susan Lucci's talk about Erica's mother, Mona, and dear friend, Myrtle, was the standout
  • I really enjoyed this look back and the way it was done

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      The soap opera All My Children aired an episode on January 5, 2000 to celebrate its fortieth year on television. They did this by bringing back Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos as the Santos family. As Haley, Ripa then produces a TV special because Pine Valley as been named the best town in America. The set up was done on January 4th, but then the 5th was the special Haley produced. It was an ingenious idea, and a great way

      to look back at the series in its entirety.

      There were so many wonderful clips done from stars of yesterday. I was surprised at some of them. Julia Barr, Eva LaRue, and Taylor Miller were three of the returnees, who appear in character talking about Pine Valley and their lives there. It was so fun to see them, and it was so believable.

      Ripa, who looked super thin to me, almost alarmingly so, was the hostess of the special and divided it into ...


      • several sections where they talked about love, marriage, death, etc. They saluted many of those who are no longer living. I think Susan Lucci’s talk about Erica’s mother, Mona, and dear friend, Myrtle, was the standout.

        There was an hysterical bit with Adam Chandler (David Canary) trying to name all of his wives, in order of marriage, while Erica Kane (Lucci) successfully did her full name, in marriage order.

        I really enjoyed this look back and the way it was done. It was

        even better when it exited with a simple reading of the poem that is the basis for the title. It ended with a clip of creator Agnes Nixon reading the stanza that ends with us all being, “All My Children.” Probably the only thing missing was a cameo by Karen Gorney and Richard Hatch, who invited the Tara and Phil characters. Since both have been interested in coming back, it’s too bad that wasn’t arranged. Otherwise, it’s a job well done.




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