History Series / AllMyChildren

23rd Oct '15 8:32:49 AM Morgenthaler
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Misuse. It's Genre Savvy, not just "savvy".
* GenreSavvy: Opal, of all people.
19th May '15 12:46:27 AM tenryufan
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* WagTheDirector: The [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness surprising revelation]] that Palmer was an outspoken proponent of gay rights came courtesy of James Mitchell refusing to play the storyline as originally written, in which Palmer would have been an equally outspoken homophobe.

* WrittenInInfirmity: Several times, most famously with Frances Heflin's lung cancer. ** When Jill Larson injured her hand during a fight scene, the writers turned it into an automobile accident. Coincidentally... ** ...James Mitchell suffered a hairline pelvic fracture at the same time, so the writers explained away the wheelchair by the same automobile accident.
26th Mar '15 10:18:17 PM ajitter89
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fixed Brother Sister Incest storyline
*** Later in the series Kendall becomes increasingly close to Josh Madden, the son of Kendall's OB-GYN. Turns out Josh was Kendall's twin, whom Erica thought had died at birth. His dad? The doctor who had told Erica the baby was dead.
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*** Later in the series Kendall becomes increasingly close to Josh Madden, the son of Kendall's OB-GYN. Turns out Josh was Kendall's twin, younger half-brother, whom Erica thought had died at birth.aborted, (which led to the infamous un-aborted embryo storyline). His dad? The doctor who had told Erica the baby was dead.
18th Feb '15 5:06:45 PM ajitter89
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Added DiffLines:
** Greenlee and Kendall, before becoming best friends ** And of course the Original, Erica and Tara
8th Feb '15 6:03:30 AM TheUnsquished
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* WhoMurderedTheAsshole: ** In 1992, Will Cortlandt was bludgeoned to death with a crowbar and had become such a pariah that there were no less than 15 suspects, including his own SISTER. ** Later, in 2004, after Michael Cambias raped Bianca, he earned the hatred of everyone in Pine Valley, especially after he gets OffOnATechnicality because Bianca destroyed the physical evidence. After he shows up dead shortly after, all of Bianca's loved ones and friends attend his funeral just to give eulogies on how much they hate him, with Tad Martin himself stealing his body from the morgue and burying it in the city dump. When it is revealed that Bianca herself confronted Michael and shot him dead in self-defense when he tried to rape her again, the judge, who was sympathetic to Bianca and believed her from the start, leaned hard on the prosecution not to press any charges on Bianca.
24th Jul '14 6:41:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Moved to trivia.
* ActingForTwo and DoubleVision: an unusually high population of twins: Alex/Anna,... ** BackupTwin: Frankie/Maggie, Cindy/Karen, Kitty/Kelly ** EvilTwin - Adam/Stuart, Cindy/Karen *** Adam/Stuart is a case of an evil twinship reversing: Stuart was evil before being [[RetCon retconned]] into the good twin. ** IdenticalStranger: Tad/Ted ** UncannyFamilyResemblance: Lily/Ava, Janet/Natalie, Joy/Camille * ActorAllusion: At the yacht party during the (in)famous Libidozone storyline, one character compliments Palmer on his terrific dance skills--a ShoutOut to the actor, James Mitchell, who had been a well-known Broadway dancer. ** Not to mention any time Zach brings up ice hockey and/or the Detroit Red Wings, thanks to the actor's schooling connections and tenure in the city. ** See Creator/ElizabethTaylor's [[TheCameo cameo]] below.

* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Mona, Phoebe, Myrtle, and Palmer all died along with the performers who portrayed them. In Mona's case, the writers inserted Frances Heflin's cancer diagnosis into the storyline.

* {{Defictionalization}}: Enchantment products, jewelry tie-ins, books "written" by Erica and Kendall.

* TheOtherDarrin: A good chunk of the cast, often more than once: Ruth, Benny, Jake, Greenlee, Dixie, Nina, Colby, Will, Skye, Janet, Bianca[[note]]Yes, Creator/EdenRiegel left for good after a debacle of a storyline penned by a writer who wanted Bianca, an out and proud lesbian, to sleep with Ryan as a result of her wife kissing Zach (long story). Eden protested, he publicly blamed her for the problems, she said ScrewThisImOuttaHere, with her final appearance being the [[MilestoneCelebration 40th Anniversary]] show.[[/note]]...

* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: Brooke English, Gloria Marsh * RealLifeRelative: Husband-and-wife Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa as husband-and-wife Mateo and Hayley. ** David Canary's brother, John Canary, cropped up as the evil Dr. Voigt. ** Real-life lovers Eva LaRue and John Callahan married shortly after their characters Maria and Edmund did... and their real-life marriage fell apart shortly after their onscreen one did.
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* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: Brooke English, Gloria Marsh * RealLifeRelative: Husband-and-wife Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa as husband-and-wife Mateo and Hayley. ** David Canary's brother, John Canary, cropped up as the evil Dr. Voigt. ** Real-life lovers Eva LaRue and John Callahan married shortly after their characters Maria and Edmund did... and their real-life marriage fell apart shortly after their onscreen one did. Marsh

* TooSoon: Janet's plan to bomb Trevor's wedding was aborted due to the Oklahoma City bombing.
27th Jun '14 7:50:39 PM azul120
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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: Opal calls Warren Buffet "Warren Buf-FAY".
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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Opal calls Warren Buffet "Warren Buf-FAY".
11th Jun '14 1:29:07 PM VPhantom
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* TheOtherDarrin: A good chunk of the cast, often more than once: Ruth, Benny, Jake, Greenlee, Dixie, Nina, Colby, Will, Skye, Janet, Bianca[[note]]Yes, EdenRiegel left for good after a debacle of a storyline penned by a writer who wanted Bianca, an out and proud lesbian, to sleep with Ryan as a result of her wife kissing Zach (long story). Eden protested, he publicly blamed her for the problems, she said ScrewThisImOuttaHere, with her final appearance being the [[MilestoneCelebration 40th Anniversary]] show.[[/note]]...
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* TheOtherDarrin: A good chunk of the cast, often more than once: Ruth, Benny, Jake, Greenlee, Dixie, Nina, Colby, Will, Skye, Janet, Bianca[[note]]Yes, EdenRiegel Creator/EdenRiegel left for good after a debacle of a storyline penned by a writer who wanted Bianca, an out and proud lesbian, to sleep with Ryan as a result of her wife kissing Zach (long story). Eden protested, he publicly blamed her for the problems, she said ScrewThisImOuttaHere, with her final appearance being the [[MilestoneCelebration 40th Anniversary]] show.[[/note]]...
2nd Jun '14 5:56:56 AM Nintendoman01
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: More than one example: ** Michael Cambias earned this when he [[RapeAsDrama raped Bianca]]. At his funeral, literally ''everyone'' in Pine Valley attended said funeral simply to give eulogies on how much they hate him for what he did, with Bianca's then-lover Lena literally ''[[SpitefulSpit spitting]]'' [[SpitefulSpit on his grave]]. ** When Will Cortlandt was beaten to death with a crowbar, his approval rating was so abysmal that there were no less than fifteen suspects, including his own ''sister''. ** After David Hayward's apparent death, only Greenlee, Marissa, and Krystal attended his funeral; he had become such a pariah by that time that everyone else in town celebrated his demise at [=ConFusion=].
15th May '14 8:50:54 PM AnoBakaDesu
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Now has a [[Characters/AllMyChildren character page]] that NeedsMoreLove.
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Now has a [[Characters/AllMyChildren character page]] that NeedsMoreLove.page]].
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