All the rage this Labor Day weekend in soapland has been his video brought to the attention first by Daytime Confidential, that is probably the funniest thing we, or many soap fans have ever seen!
And what is even better is with video spoofs like the cast of Y&R’s “The Young and the Recyclable”, this week’s episode of Michelle Stafford’s web series, The Stafford Project featuring Joshua Morrow (Nick, Y&R), and All My Children’s Cady McClain (Dixie) spoofing being an interviewer as Suzy F*cking Homemaker chatting with OLTL’s Melissa Archer (Natalie), those that are, or have been in the soap industry, are poking some serious fun at themselves. And their faithful audience is having fun with it too, because when you break it down, soaps can be pretty outlandish!
Now “The Young and the Recyclable” features the late great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) in a video that tells the tale of what it would be like if Y&R recast the role of Katherine Chancellor! On-Air On-Soaps spoke to an insider today to get some more details on where this video came from and more! We learned that it was most likely shot in 2009 and shown at one of the Y&R anniversary parties for the cast and crew. We also learned that Jeanne Cooper loved being part of it, and that since her passing, many of the cast members wanted to make sure they had a copy of this on DVD, as it was such a wonderful inside joke and treasure. Finally, the scene where you see Jeanne Cooper getting into a war of words with Jess Walton (Jill), was completely ad-libbed, which is why you see Jess almost busting out laughing. We have a feeling a lot of this was ab-libbed though! And wait till the end of the video, where Eric Braeden (Victor) attempts to dress up as Jeanne Cooper/Katherine Chancellor. Joshua Morrow also proves yet again, he is absolutely amazing at satire in one of our favorite moments!! And might we add, so is the late former Y&R co-executive producer, Paul Rauch who makes an appearance, and keep your eyes for Greg Rikaart (Kevin) throughout who is key to the entire story!
Below, watch “The Young and the Recyclable” and let us know what you thought of it? What were your favorite parts of it? We thought how ever this got out on the Internet, it was a perfect way to also honor the humorous side of Jeanne, as we come to the heavy drama of Katherine’s memorial episodes on Y&R next week on September 3rd and 4th on CBS.