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8 December 12th, 2014 Alec Baldwin Surprises Former Castmates On Knots Landing Reunion On Home & Family!


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!

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  1. Mark Schreier says:

    LOVE IT! Such a great group of talented people with NO EGOS. Such a gift!!!!


  2. richard says:

    Ugghh, I know Alec Baldwin is no angel, but good GOD, that man is gorgeous!!! He gets better with age!!!!


    Patrick replied

    “oh, wow”

    he’s been my dream man… since knots

    and then some



    richard replied

    AGREED!!!!! So HOT!!!!!!

  3. Michael says:

    I live 5 minutes from the cup de sac in Granada Hills.


  4. Charday says:

    Looks like a fun episode. Does it rerun?


  5. Patrick says:

    as Alec Baldwin, himself, states :

    Knots Landing was thee shakespearean royale of nighttime and beyond




    through the roof pull

    no other, like it


  6. A Baptiste says:

    This is a priceless get-together of prideful pros who worked hard and loved it. The warmth and pure class in the room, and with the addition of Alec, was evident. Thanks for sharing here.


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