History Series / AllMyChildren

18th May '17 12:15:53 AM DrOO7
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Will Cortlandt turned into an absolute bastard during his last year on the show, but every single suspicion he had about Dixie's husband Craig--that he was an adulterous con artist--was correct.
8th Mar '17 8:39:24 PM Nintendoman01
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* ContrivedCoincidence: When Kendall's son Spike goes deaf, it's initially assumed that Greenlee was responsible, since she attempted to kidnap Spike and ended up getting in a car accident with him in the process. When Spike gets cochlear implant surgery, it's discovered that Spike's hearing loss was actually caused by a chromosomal abnormality and nothing could have stopped him from going deaf; it was pure coincidence that he lost his hearing after the car accident.
8th Mar '17 6:18:44 PM Nintendoman01
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* AssholeVictim: Michael Cambias, hands down. After his rape of Bianca and subsequent murder, literally ''everyone'' in Pine Valley shows up at his funeral just to [[LastDisrespects express how much they hate him and are glad he's dead]], and when Bianca turns out to be the one who killed him, in legitimate self-defense, the judge all but gave her a pat on the back.



* EasilyForgiven: Kendall reconciles with Greenlee once she discovers that she wasn't responsible for Spike's deafness, perfectly willing to overlook the fact that even if Greenlee didn't cause said deafness, she still tried to kidnap Spike and got him in a car accident in the first place; both Erica and Annie even lampshade it.



* EvilGloating: After he is acquitted of raping Bianca, Michael Cambias proceeds to gloat to everyone in the courtroom that he "owns Pine Valley and everyone in it," which pisses everyone off so badly that Michael's attorney is warned to get him out of the building before the crowd decides to become a lynch mob.

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* EvilGloating: After he is acquitted of raping Bianca, Michael Cambias proceeds to gloat to everyone in the courtroom that he "owns "[[IOwnThisTown owns Pine Valley and everyone in it," it]]," which pisses everyone off so badly that Michael's attorney is warned to get him out of the building before the crowd decides to become a lynch mob.mob. This ultimately proves to be the last time anyone in Pine Valley sees Michael alive.
1st Mar '17 8:49:48 AM Nintendoman01
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: When Michael Cambias is found dead after being acquitted for his rape of Bianca, Kendall, having been married to him, subsequently claims that she's pregnant with his child after marrying him (actually marrying Enchantment's chemist, Boyd Larraby, who masqueraded under Michael's identity to help make it seem like Kendall married Michael) before his death, in order to protect Bianca, who really was carrying Michael's ChildByRape. Greenlee, due to being LockedOutOfTheLoop, believes that Kendall is just trying to steal the Cambias fortune and full control over Fusion Cosmetics, and when Kendall is put on trial for Michael's murder, she goes so far as to expose Kendall's FakePregnancy in open court by ripping her dress off in a fit of rage. Soon afterwards, she gets a serious WhatTheHellHero from Ryan and Jack, who inform her that due to her actions, she's ensured that Kendall is the prime suspect in Michael's murder and may very well go to prison or worse for it, something Greenlee never considered would happen and certainly didn't want; she quickly suffers a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment.


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* LastDisrespects: After Michael Cambias rapes Bianca and is subsequently found dead, literally ''everyone'' in Pine Valley showed up at his funeral just to give eulogies on how much they hate him for what he did to Bianca, with Bianca's then-lover Lena going so far as to spit on his grave. On another note, his coffin was actually empty; before the funeral, Tad Martin, Aidan Devane, and Boyd Larraby broke into the funeral home and stole Michael's body just to they could bury it in the garbage dump.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
** After exposing Kendall's FakePregnancy right in the middle of her trial for Michael's murder, Greenlee experiences this when she's informed that Kendall's lies were all meant to protect Bianca, who had been impregnated when Michael raped her. She gets a double dose of this when she finds out that due to her actions, Kendall has become the prime suspect for Michael's murder and may very well be imprisoned or even executed.
** Kendall later enacts a months-long revenge plot against Greenlee after the latter attempts to kidnap Spike and subsequently gets in a car accident that apparently renders him deaf, pretending to befriend her while planting false evidence to make it appear that Greenlee was planning to kidnap Spike again before leaving Spike with her and having her arrested. She gets hit by this when Spike undergoes cochlear implant surgery and discovers from Dr. Joe Martin that Spike ''actually'' lost his hearing due to a spontaneous chromosomal mutation, and nothing could have stopped him from going deaf.
8th Feb '17 10:39:01 PM ajitter89
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The show was considered groundbreaking on many levels. It was the first daytime drama to feature a larger working class cast of characters, as well as the first major African American and Hispanic families in the cast, and touched upon many topics that were taboo, including the first legal abortion in television, protest of Vietnam, and one of the characters contracting [=AIDs=]. As well as social issues, the show was the first Soap in History to shoot outside the studio and on location in New York City, which sister series ''Series/GeneralHospital'' would soon follow suit.

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The show was considered groundbreaking on many levels. It was the first daytime drama to feature a larger working class cast of characters, as well as the first major African American and Hispanic families in the cast, and touched upon many topics that were taboo, including the first legal abortion in television, protest of Vietnam, and one of the characters contracting [=AIDs=]. As well as social issues, the show broke ground on technical levels and was the first Soap in History to shoot outside the studio and on location location, with Erica and Tom Cudahay's honeymoon in New York City, St. Croix, which sister series ''Series/GeneralHospital'' would soon follow suit.
20th Jan '17 11:06:43 PM ajitter89
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* BackForTheDead: Di Cooney, Zac Slater.

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* BackForTheDead: Di Dixie Cooney, Zac Slater.Zach Slater, Maria Santos.


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* BigBad: Hard to point out just one, Evil Pimp Billy Clyde Tuggle, Brutal Rapist Michael Cambias, Devious Businessmen Adam Chandler and Palmer Cortland, David Hayward, Janet Dylan, Vanessa Cortland, hell even Erica has frequented lists of the greatest TV villains.
* BigGood: Had quite a few examples, with Kind Hearted Stuart, Town Matriarch Myrtle and Chief Doctor Joe coming to mind.
20th Jan '17 8:22:21 PM ajitter89
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The show was considered groundbreaking on many levels. It was the first daytime drama to feature a larger working class cast of characters, as well as the first major African American and Hispanic families in the cast, and touched upon many topics that were taboo, including the first legal abortion in television, protest of Vietnam, and one of the characters contracting [=AIDs=]. As well as social issues, the show was the first Soap in History to shoot outside the studio and on location in New York City, which sister series ''Series/GeneralHospital'' would soon follow suit.
28th Dec '16 4:16:11 PM LarryMullen
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* HideYourPregnancy: both with actresses and ''within the show'', as Bianca concealed her pregnancy with Miranda



* YouLookFamiliar: Jesse [=McCartney's=] appearance as himself after leaving the show.
** Walt Willey (Jackson) had multiple guest spots before landing his contract role.
27th Oct '16 10:11:55 PM nombretomado
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* AffectionateParody: Greenlee's ''GilligansIsland'' dream; the Martin family's ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'' dream.

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* AffectionateParody: Greenlee's ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' dream; the Martin family's ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'' dream.
14th Oct '16 7:30:53 PM goldenroad
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* {{Transsexual}}: Lesbian Bianca falls for "lesbian trapped in man's body" Zarf (hence, [[PortmanteauCoupleName "Barf"]]).

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: Lesbian Bianca falls for "lesbian trapped in man's body" Zarf (hence, [[PortmanteauCoupleName "Barf"]]).
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