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30 January 18th, 2012 TODAY’s Venice Webisode 9 – Brilliant, Wickedly Funny & Poignant!

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Those who subscribe to Venice the Series were in for a real treat when they watched today’s new webisode, the 9th installment of the third season of the Daytime Emmy winning series starring, produced, and written by Crystal Chappell!

The set-up: the funeral of Amber the hooker who died at The Colonel’s (Jordan Clarke), and whose body was disposed of thanks to Gina (Crystal Chappell) with a major assist from best friend, Jamie (Harrison White). With Guya (Hillary B. Smith) trying to help her sister, Katie, (Liz Keifer) pass-over to the afterlife, Owen (Galen Gering) along for the ride at the funeral (to keep sister, Gina and stick it to his pop, the Colonel) the hilarity ensues.  DAYS fave, Susan Seaforth Hayes appears in the episode as a man-crazy mother of the deceased, too.  How funny this woman is!

But, what most people will remember from this installment was Harrison White’s musical funeral rendition of  ” Paid to Get Laid” which had us bursting out into laughter, as well as watching Chappell and Gering’s priceless reactions! Finally,  kudos must also be given to the wonderful Hillary B. Smith who somehow manages to be just as masterful and adept at comic brilliance as she is with poignant moments.

This was a Venice classic! And we won’t tell you more … but if you haven’t subscribed to this season …you can still do it now and catch up and see the first nine episodes of this season by clicking here.

If you saw the new funeral webisode, let us know what you thought of it!

 

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  1. Mel says:

    This was the best episode Venice yet! I laughed so hard. The song was so awesome. Then the fantastic emotional scene with Hillary and Liz was a great way to finish the episode.

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  2. Anne-Marie says:

    I couldn’t agree more….

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  3. tricia says:

    This show gets better and better! Not only was Paid To Get Laid hysterical but it was beutifully sung by Harrison White.Also, when everyone started clapping along with the music, I was LMAO.Susan Seaforth Hayes had me cracking up with the line to Peter Reckell, “Your friends are odd”! Hillary B. Smith and Liz Keifer had me laughing then crying at the end. Crystal Chappell really knows how to bring the right people together! Brava!

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  4. Candy says:

    It was brillance at it best Hillary(Guya) had me laughing then crying at the end.

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  5. BrookeL says:

    Laughed and cried. Happy and sad. This epi was everything a good soap should be. Crystal is truly a fantastic storyteller. Although I miss seeing her on my tv daily, I’m so glad we have Venice to look forward to every week. Such a treat to see this much talent in one place. Hilary Smith was BRILLIANT in today’s epi. Loved seeing Susan Seaforth Hayes!! What a treat. I hope they find a way to keep Liz Keifer around. Her and HBS are awesome together. Harrison White killed it today! So happy for him.

    Though my Bo & Carly heart can’t let go of the delusion, I AM LOVING PETER RECKELL on Venice. LOVE him ALWAYS! So happy to see him work with Crystal again and SO EXCITED about what’s to come :-)

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  6. Natalie says:

    This was an awesome Venice Epi! Paid To Get Laid was hysterical! Brilliant performance by Harrison White and some cracking reactions from Crystal Chappell and Galen Gering . Susan Seaforth Hayes cracked me up with the line to Peter Reckell, “Your friends are odd”! Hillary B Smith is just brilliant at the comedic stuff and so moving at the end! Loved it!

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  7. A fan says:

    It was boring, not funny at all, the forced laughing was a bit much for me. A merciful end to a pitiful storyline.

    Let’s hope that Venice comes back to some actual exciting stories in the last 3 episodes.

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  8. Michele S says:

    This shows continues to amaze me! Brilliant once again. Harrison white did a fantastic job with that song! Love Susan Seaforth Hayes and Hillary B Smith! perfect cast, priceless performances,Crystal Chappell shows clearly why she and Venice are Emmy winners!

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  9. cyrstal says:

    This was the worst episode ever. Terrible acting and terrible writing.

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  10. Appleridge says:

    Best Episode Ever Of Venice. The Funeral Song Was The Best

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  11. liz says:

    LOL Venice was awesome today. CC sure knows how to cast the right people, and write an awesome story. The funeral/memorial was amazing. just the right amount of awkward mixed with hilarious. I didn’t know whether to burst out laughing or just cringe at some points. That song was genius, and everyone’s reactions were priceless. Susan Seaforth Hayes’ “Your friends are odd” line had me on the floor laughing. I also love that in the midst of this chaos they still managed to add a little mystery to the Gina/Richard storyline. GO CC. Venice is amazing this season, and only keeps getting better.

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  12. Eire says:

    I actually felt that this was the WORST episode of Venice that I have ever seen. I was bored silly and found nothing funny or worth watching. Way too much alcohol consumption. Apparently Lara is not the only alcoholic on Venice. Everyone but Ani needs AA. The acting was either flat or over the top. The stories were a total bore. It was a bust. Easily the worst episode of Venice. Its a crying shame that with only 12 episodes of Venice a year we have to endure episodes like Ep.9 that are nothing but long winded boring filler episodes. At this rate I seriously doubt I will be back for Venice 4 if it ever happens. Its not worth it. Fairman should have written reviews of V3 episodes 3, 6, 7, and 8 as those were easily the best episodes that this very lackluster season of Venice has had to offer.

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  13. Susanna says:

    I just keep thinking “Am I missing something” cause that was, in my honest opinion, the worst episode ever and I was cringing through it. The laughter was really forced and not believable and whilst Harrison has a great voice, the song was terrible and not funny, just lame. It was stupid. Susan Seaforth Hayes was brilliant but not enough so to save the episode. I don’t know, I honestly do sit here and think “huh” cause I don’t see the brilliance that everyone else is seeing, I didn’t find it funny in the slightest.

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  14. Dani Austin says:

    Thanks Michael for highlighting this episode. After the setup last week, I was anxiously anticipating the payoff with the funeral. They did not disappoint. What can you say about a song titled “Paid to Get Laid” at a funeral for a hooker? Priceless! Harrison did a fantastic job. I have missed Gina and Owen scenes so much and their reactions to the song further highlighted the amazing chemistry between Crystal and Galen. Hillary B. Smith and Liz Kiefer were fantastic and that final scene had me teary eyed. Jordan was fantastic with his quiet, brilliance as always. Was never a fan of Daniel on DOOL but I dig this witty, foul mouthed cop Shawn C. is playing and I think he and HBS have good chemistry. But the surprise of the episode was Susan Seaforth Hayes. Man they gave her great lines and she delivered. The making a drunken play for Richard (Peter) was priceless. I loved Richard’s reaction. Comments about the attendees were great zingers. But my favorite line of Susan’s and the ep was when talking to Guya about her connection to daughter Amber she asks “are you a colleague of hers… or a client.” LOL! HBS’ reaction was priceless too. Great job to CC and Jill Lorie Hurst for the writing and as Crystal tweeted Susan Flannery was one of the directors. And to the cast in this episode, all were fantastic. Best episode this season and there have been some great episodes this year so that is saying alot.

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  15. Ellen says:

    I thought it was boring, boring, boring. Really forced humor. The only good thing was that the dead hooker story ended.

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  16. Faith says:

    Wow is all I can say about this episode. I’m a Carbo fan and I was amazed with CC/PR storyline. I smell a sibling coming on and Richard is on the case. Left for a year; stayed away until she missed the family; Guya and Owen already know. So many clues. Does this have anything to do with Molly Burnett’s character? I think one of these episodes that hasn’t aired will be her emmy win for this year. Gina will have to come face to face with her secret and Richard. This is must see tv.

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  17. Andrea says:

    Best episode of Venice ever IMO. I have watched all three seasons. Season 3 is by far the best. Hillary B Smith was brilliant as always and I adore her with Liz K. I also loved the Susan Hayes scenes and Harrison White is always a treat. I even watched twice.

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  18. Steph says:

    This was the best episode yet of the show. HBS was outstanding, she is completely stole the whole show. Hillary was at the top of her game in this episode.
    That song was too much they really need to make that available to all of us. I was LMAO for the whole show and the end was so touching. I just love how well HBS and Liz Kiefer work together.

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  19. Leigh A says:

    Loved this episode!! I thought the cast did a fabulous job. Hillary had me cracking up then emotional at the end with Liz Keifer. I’m actually loving the Colonel this season too. He seems to be softening a bit!! Great episode!

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  20. Sharon says:

    In my opinion this was the best episode. Hillary B Smith is simply brilliant. She had me laughing so hard I cried. And I adore her with Liz Keifer and Shawn Cristian. This cast is wonderful and this episode proved they can do comedy as well as drama. Hats off to the team of Venice.

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  21. thankfulmom says:

    Hillary stold the show! She’s soooo good!

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  22. Lowynjean says:

    I’m in between about this episode. It had some great moments with Hillary and LIz. I also thought some of the scenes with Gina and Owen and Jamie were funny. Also, the stuff with the Colonel and Stella was sweet. However, there was something about the episode as a whole that seemed just a little off to me. To me the song just didn’t feel right in that scene. Maybe if I know more about Amber’s character, it would have been funnier to me, since then I would see how the song fit in with her funeral. It’s kind of like watching a scene in a movie when someone slips on a banana peel. If you know the person falling is pompous or did something foolish, etc., to cause the slip, then it’s funny. If not, then it’s just a bad accident.

    Anyway, I am still enjoying this series. It has improved each season. Not everything is perfect, but CC seems like she is learning more and more as she goes along. I certainly feel that I have been getting my $10 worth in entertainment.

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  23. nat says:

    i didnt like the episode either. i was skipped the song, didnt like his voice. there were some very amusing parts on it but all together it was the worst epi ever. it was laking so much. the story was unbelievably long. at the end i was feeling like i missed something and that its all been a waste of time. i wanna see lani again and their problems. gaya was great but come on. 38 mins for a memorial WTH?!

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    Kate replied

    The episode was actually 26 min not 38. I would like to point out that some fans watch for reasons other than the triangle of Gina, Laura, Ani. I am one of them. All soaps should show a balanced cast to have broad appeal to viewers. Personally I am ambivalent toward Laura and Ani. Just like some are ambivalent about the dead hooker storyline. But there needs to be balance for the show to be successful. I think Venice is achieving this balance because overall I have really enjoyed season 3.

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    Dani Austin replied

    I agree Kate. I would be so bored and uninterested if this show focused on only one storyline. It wouldn’t be a soap opera which is what it was always intended to be. This ep featured the characters it needed to and did a fantastic job of it. I am glad we got a break with this episode from that tragic romance. I think we needed it storywise.

    Candace replied

    I like drama, angst, heartache. I am not a fan of over the top comedy. So this episode and all the family drinking scenes with Gina, Guya, and Owen are not for me. And in case anyone wants to reply to my post and condescendingly point out that some fans watch for whatever other reason – I don’t really need to be told that but thank you!!

    Nelson replied

    Exactly, balance, this episode was boring because it was static. They should have had some drunk Laura in there for fans of romance and drama, not unfunny comedy.

  24. nat says:

    oh dont get me wrong i dont just watch cuz of the lani or giani triangle. i watch cuz i like it, it was just my opinion that this episode didnt do anything for me. it they had put something else in it too, it might have. they focused just way to much on the memorial for my taste. i love the interaction between gaya, owen and gina..always makes me smile.
    on the other hand there are other ‘couples’ that dont do anything for me. its just like that.
    as u have ur opinion that it was a great show, it wasnt for me..i just pointed it out and didnt diss CC’s hard work for us.

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  25. Nelson says:

    Worst episode ever. Boring and not funny. Forced laughter and the song was tacky. Thank god this is over. Worse storyline in Venice.

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  26. Chrissie says:

    I thought this episode had some good spots: Guya saying goodbye to Katie/Amber, Jamie and his scene with Drew, and the Colonel/Stella friendship. Otherwise, I thought this was overall a boring, filler episode. Most of the scenes ran too long, with no real drama or point, imo. Most of the humorous scenes were not funny at all. I feel like it could have gotten a lot of the storyline moved along in half the time. I just hope that the last few episodes focus on Gina/Ani/Lara, some more on Stella/Colonel, Van, and Sami.

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