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Trivia: As the World Turns
  • The Character Died with Him: Chris Hughes(Sr.), Nancy Hughes (Helen Wagner died months before the final episodes in 2010), Hal Munson (after Benjamin Hendrickson died from self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head in 2006).
  • Defictionalization: The Man From Oakdale, which credits Henry as co-author.
  • Dramatic Half-Hour: The first example in the daytime soap opera genre, premiering the same day as the second half hour soap (The Edge of Night). Before its premiere in 1956, soaps aired (as they had on radio) for 15 minutes each day. Most of the 15 minute soaps expanded to a half hour within 5 years of ATWT's premiere, with the last two (Guiding Light and Search For Tomorrow) expanding in 1968.
  • Fake Nationality: Vienna is Swedish, but played by a Norwegian actress.
  • Hey, It's That Guy! - Voice actor David Matranga has a cameo as a desk clerk 17 minutes into this episode.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Dr. Hendricks is Otacon.
  • I Knew It: Many suspected Reid was going to be gay and a possible love interest for Luke long before it was revealed.
    • When news of Reid's death was leaked and Chris was revealed to have a heart condition, many speculated that his heart would be donated to Chris, which is exactly what happened.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The episodes have no official release (and some episodes are missing), but many of them can be found on YouTube, especially those that aired during the last 5 years of the series.
  • McLeaned: Brad was killed off when the last actor playing his was released from his contract.
  • Missing Episode: Many of the early episodes don't exist because were destroyed in a fire.
  • The Other Darrin: Many characters had more than one actor playing them. In his last appearance, Adam's excuse was having had Magic Plastic Surgery.
    • Special attention must be drawn to the fact that from about 2002 to the end of the run, the bulk of the recasts were ex-ABC stars.
  • Romance on the Set: Teri Conn (Katie) and Austin Peck (Brad).
  • Type Casting: Averted in a strange way by former co-star Brian Bloom—he does not list the Daytime Emmy he won for this show to avoid being typecast as a soap star.
    • Many of the actors previously acted in other soaps and/or went onto others after leaving ATWT.
  • What Could Have Been: The very first line of the very first episode of the show was spoken by Helen Wagner (Nancy) to her husband: "Good morning, dear." If she had not died just before filming the final episodes, the intention had been for her to get the last line of the last episode: "Good night, dear."

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