I'll admit I haven't watched All My Children everyday for a very long time. As a matter of fact, I probably haven't known who is who (who is doing who) and what everyone is doing since flipping between this and the O.J. trial. I'm quite sure I'm several Erica husbands behind, but I honestly feel sad saying goodbye today. All My Children is as old as me. The show first aired in January 1970. I was born in April 1970. My mother was a loyal fan. I'm pretty sure I became a fan inutero. No matter how busy she ever became, and how many episodes she might miss, my mom always knew what was happening in Pine Valley. That's the thing, even though I haven't watched the show in years, knowing that I could tune in and see Erica, has been comforting. Now, the show is no more. No more weddings, deaths, avalanches, fires, births, secret children, secret siblings, etc. No more Erica Kane. The irony that I will now be home in the afternoons to watch the show, is not lost here.
I've written about playing Charlie's Angels, Sonny and Cher, and Little House on Prairie as a kid in previous posts, but I can also remember many occasions channeling Erica Kane during script readings with my sister....she was in all our high school dramas. Of course, she and I always made reference to Erica's lipstick, too! You know what I mean! By the way, Susan Lucci, the actress who plays Erica, is actually 64 years old! Man, she looks fabulous!
|Erica Kane 1970|
|Susan Lucci (Erica Kane) Present|
Characters have come and gone. We've said goodbye to many over the years, including Phoebe, Palmer, and Myrtle. Now I say goodbye Erica, Tad, Dixie, Angie, Adam, Stuart, Ruth, Joe, and Brooke. Goodbye Pine Valley.