In case you missed yesterday’s Knots Landing 35th reunion on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, there were some very fun segments that any Knots afficanado will love!
For starters, hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare welcomed the audience at home to the show with a salute to the opening theme , and its unmistakable cul-de-sac. with a special opening for this episode! (You can see it after the jump)
Later when series stars: Michele Lee (Ex-Karen), Donna Mills (Ex-Abby), Joan Van Ark (Ex-Val), Ted Shackelford (Ex-Gary) and Kevin Dobson (Ex-Mac) sat down to reminisce, they got a very big surprise when none other than Alec Baldwin joined then via Skpye! “Knots” fans know that Alec played Valene’s brother, preacher Joshua Rush, for 40 episodes. The show aired on CBS from 1979 to 1993.
Baldwin recalled, “I remember (cinematographer) Hugh Gagnier saying that the show takes 3 hours to shoot and it was 9 hours of makeup and mirrors!” To which the ladies all chimed in as the phrase “mirrors down” was often uttered from the set, since the gals of “Knots” would primp so much before each scene. Joan and Alec payed homage to their late on-screen mother, Julie Harris who played Lillimae Clements on the series and more in this cute segment.
Also in the episode, Michele Lee sang Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. The gents: Kevin Dobson and Ted Shackelford make a fluffy angel food cake, and Joan Van Ark shared some holiday crafts.
Watch the fun opening to the Knots Landing 35th anniversary reunion, and the clip with Alec Baldwin crashing the “Knots” party in the best of ways!