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Luke & Laura ~ November 16, 1981

Luke & Laura married on November 16, 1981.  The event was watched by 30 million viewers and remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history.

I’m reading a book called Dr. Knowledge Presents – Strange & Fascinating Facts About Famous Brands.
An entry caught my attention:

Why They’re Called Soap Operas

Oxydol laundry soap started something new in 1933.  They began sponsoring a daily fifteen-minute afternoon drama on network radio.  Their program was called Ma Perkins.

It was popular, and soon other soap brands decided to sponsor the same kind of show.  The airwaves because full of afternoon dramas aimed at a predominately female audience.  The phrase “soap operas” entered the language to describe these soap-sponsored programs.

Some long-running soap operas of that era included Stella Dallas, Portia Faces Life, Just Plain Bill, Life Can Be Beautiful, The Guiding Light, Our Gal Sunday, and Backstage Wife.

(Incredibly, Virginia Payne, who played Ma on Ma Perkins, held that role for the entire twenty-seven-year run of the program – never missing any of its 7,065 broadcasts.)

While we’re on the topic, if you watch General Hospital answer this….

Luke & Laura ~ November 16, 2006

A couple of years ago when Laura came out of her coma she and Luke got remarried.  Everyone thought it was a farce because Luke was married to Tracy Quartermaine.  Now that it’s come out that Luke & Tracy were not really married, it makes me think – he is really married to Laura now isn’t he?  He can’t marry Tracy without getting a divorce from Laura.  Am I remembering things correctly?

Do you watch soap operas?  If so, which one?

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OLTL‘s Melissa Archer (Natalie) loves to wear red (which looks great on her!). Which dress is your favorite?

Dress 1 - Photo by Bergman

Dress 2 Photo by Bergman

Dress 3 - Photo by Bergman

Soap Opera Digest has a poll at  www.soapoperadigest.com/stylepoll/insider but I still want to know what you think of them.  I think I’d look good in 2 and 3, but the color of 2 is a little two orangy for my taste….  I love the style though!!

I totally ripped this off of soapoperadigest.com but I wanted to know what you guys think!!
So tell me – which is your favorite?

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I’m writing this as if it were Friday because that’s when I normally post it….

The Weekly Read: All a twitter : a personal and professional guide to social networking with Twitter Interesting, but I didn’t really learn anything new….
Soap Opera Digest Don’t judge, I like General Hospital

The Weekly Movie: The Notebook I think just about every girl loves this movie!!

The Weekley Goodbye: Shane Anthony Leone

The Weekly Downer: I’m getting bloggers block….

The Weekly Schadenfreude: NYS Governor David Patterson thinks people are setting him up? Yeah…  okay….

The Weekly Beverage: Lipton Iced Tea

The Weekly Food: Turkey Sandwiches with American Cheese, tomato, Avocado with salt, pepper & mayo

The Weekly Amazing Fact: More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

Weekly Grand Totals: How many times I’ve left the house this week: 2

The Weekly Hypothetical: Where do you draw the “disrespect line” in a relationship?

The Weekly Not-So-Hypothetical: Does anyone have any good socialization tips for Miss Isabella?

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