SoapLand - The Battle Of The Impostors: The Result

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  1. Willie Oleson

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    The theme I had planned for this battle will be postponed, because yesterday (when we were still hanging on the cliff of the courtroom battle) I stumbled upon the Impostor Award. And because I like to be spontaneous, I decided to do this one first.

    This is about all those fabulous deceivers, fakers and great pretenders.
    Those characters who hid their true identities behind a mask, for whatever reason.

    But only you, the SoapLand Prestige Committee, can decide whose masquerade was the best.

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  2. Toni

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    One first question: Is Donna Reed´s Miss Ellie eligible as the biggest impostor ever? And, how many times could we vote for her?

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    Oh yeah we do. Since the very moment you got off that plane...​
     
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  3. Willie Oleson

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    No Toni, absolutely not. It has to be a character, not an actor.
    Btw, if you think she was an impostor then she must have been really good! Ha-ha!
     
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    Rita has to win this.
     
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    1. Loretta Robeson (trashy con-woman) claiming to be her sister Mary Robeson (Laura's natural mother) on Knots Landing.

    2. Rita claiming to be Krystle, Dynasty.

    3. Kit Marlowe claiming to be Skylar Kimball, Falcon Crest.

    4. Samantha Ross masquerading as Melissa Agretti, FC

    (#5 to be announced later--I'm having a mental block...)
     
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  7. Willie Oleson

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    1. Actor Tyler Watson posing (and acting!) as dangerous criminal Vincent Donnely (Knots Landing)
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    My favourite storyline of season 10.

    2. Congressman Neal McVane disguising himself as Alexis, in order to frame her for murder (Dynasty)
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    Usually a story people laugh at, but at the time I thought there was something eerie about it.

    3. Loretta Robeson (Knots Landing)
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    Horrible, horrible woman.

    4. Kit Marlowe aka Skylar Kimball (Falcon Crest)
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    I always hoped they never found out!

    5. A reporter pretends to be a friendly nurse (Dynasty)
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    I loved that scene, there was something very vicious about her.
     
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  8. Toni

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    I´m sure there was. She probably was some friend of Madame la Shapiro, no wonder she looks vicious...By the way, I love all the nominees posted so far, I´ll try to be original!!

    I guess that my former identity as Pam´s Twin Sister isn´t valid here either, is it?

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  9. Willie Oleson

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    Hmm...tricky question!:think:
     
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    Does Karen Pasta work?

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    I thought she had retired?

    Lots of tricky questions this time! Do I look like Einstein?
     
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    Here are my choices:

    1- Katherine posing as "Driver in a blond wig" on "Dallas"

    2- Julia Cumson in a nun´s habit about to shoot Mommie Dearest before she can marry Erickson on "Falcon Crest"

    3- Sue Ellen disguising her identity as Valentine Lingerie owner to get rid of Mandy Trampy on "Dallas"

    4- PamBecca Barnes pretending to be Rebecca Sutter to con the Ewings in cahoots with Daddy Cliffie on TNT Dallas

    5- Crazy femme fatale Verónica posing as Marta del Sol to buy Southfork and sleep with JRIII too, on TNT Dallas.

    Now that I think, half of the characters on TNT Dallas were impostors, nobody was who seemed to be...

    :tv1:
     
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    Only if you are prentending to be him and are his imposter ;)
     
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    You've got the hairstyle and wardrobe down, but you still need to work on the crow's feet and pale complexion.

    ...Well, you asked! :re:

    #5 from my list (now that I've had some time to think): Peter Hollister as the illegitimate son of Paul Galveston, KL. Sylvia Lean led us to believe she was pregnant but miscarried the baby, so Peter was actually impersonating a real person (even if the baby never lived to term).
     
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    The Einstein in me says, so was Rita. And Kit and Samantha too.
    Unless you mean a real person instead of a fictional character. But I don't think it's possible to be conceived on a soap and then become a person in the real world.
     
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    1: Rita / Krystle on Dynasty: for it's sheer audacity. It was balls to the wall crazy for a show that was riding comfortably high in the ratings to run a doppelganger plot as ridiculous as this, concurrently with an equally OTT massacre. It may have dragged on a bit but it did eventually give us the classic scene of Linda Evans catfighting herself.

    2: Kit / Skylar on Falcon Crest: not a show that I'm hugely familiar with but I do recall the Kit / Skylar intro scenes vividly, particularly the ultra violent shooting scene where one of her dinner companions is shot through the head and then Kim Novak sitting in front of the mirror, cutting her hair to take her friends place. Also, Kim Novak is a joy to watch, particularly her scenes with Jane Wyman.

    3: Neal Mc Vane / Alexis on Dynasty: you'd think Steven would know a drag queen when he saw one but McVane's get up was so good that it almost got Alexis locked up for life.

    4: Wes Parmalee / Jock on Dallas: mainly because it was one of the producer's more interesting vagaries. From what I've read, they were testing the waters to see if viewers would buy a resurrected Jock. They weren't biting so the plot was resolved and Parmalee left town. Am I right in thinking that Parmalee was the only carry over from the dream season to the following year when Bobby was back? Like FC, my Dallas viewing is a bit patchy.

    5: Beryl / Ruby on Sons and Daughters: I know that this doesn't count but I can't think of a fifth one that I like from a US show. Essentially, producers had run out of things to do with boring Beryl, so they gave the actress a dual role playing Beryl's prostitute doppelganger Ruby. After Ruby is murdered, her long lost son Craig convinces Beryl (who he'd mistaken for his mother) to dress up as his dead mother and extract a confession from her killer, who believed that the tarted up Beryl was in fact Ruby's ghost. Another honourable and more long running mention from S&D is Alison Carr, who was really the secretly returned with plastic surgery superbitch Patricia "Pat the Rat" Dunne Hamilton Morrell Palmer. However, Beryl gets my vote for her sterling work in the scene below from 21m35s

     
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    Not even the Colbys impostors? Although...they both pretended not to be a Colby, I guess that borders on blasphemy.:D
     
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    How could I have forgotten Hoyt Parker?? OK, he actually gets my number three vote - pushing Nealexis to four and Parmalee to five. I know his stint was brief but I really liked Michael Parks plus Hoyt's entrance facilitated that fun Bianca Jagger appearance as Maya Kumara aka Queen of the Vampires.

    My love for all the Sons and Daughters impostors still stands though, given how they averaged roughly one impostor a season.
     
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    Some of the impostors cited in these lists are not "X pretending to be Y" (with X and Y being established characters). "Jane dressing up like a bag lady" or "Fred pretends to be a statue in the park" is not the same thing as a character we know (like Rita) pretending to be another established character (like Krystle). The two examples I offer would be called a masquerade, not an impostor situation.

    But it's your thread, your rules, so carry on....
     
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    I will do that....after I've put some band-aid on the scratches.

    Though I have to ask myself, what's the significant difference between the brother-we-hadn't-seen-before (X) and the fake-brother-we-hadn't-seen-before (Y).
    X and Y are completely different, but soap-wise it makes no difference.
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    It's a logic that only exists in SoapLand.
     
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