SoapLand - The Battle Of The Kids: The Result

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  1. Willie Oleson

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    This is about any character who was a minor at the time they filmed an episode, it doesn't matter if they stayed long enough to become an adult character.
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    Who was the cutest, the smartest or do you prefer a SoapKid from hell?
     
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    1. John Ross Ewing III
    2. Little Blake "LB" Carrington
    3. Christopher Ewing
    4. Margaret Krebbs
    5. Betsy Ewing
     
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  3. Willie Oleson

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    1. Daniel Avery (Knots Landing)
    Because he was so cheerful and he just loved to play with his toys. If he had come back as an adult then I think he would have been an artist or designer or architect (houses or gardens).
    To quote Greg Sumner: "what a guy, what a guy!"

    2. Diana Fairgate (Knots Landing)
    Because some daughters (and sisters) are supposed to be difficult and irritating. I've seen quite a few "Dianas" in real life.
    Hats off to Knots Landing for writing an un-glamorous and unpopular character, although her moments of vulnerability always rang true - especially the post-Chip episodes.

    3. Lindsay Blaisdel (Dynasty)
    She was a magnet to drama, very very emotional and her mother's fragile state of mind only made things worse. "Walking on eggshells" doesn't even begin to describe it.
    I thought she was a very entertaining character.

    4. Eric Fairgate (Knots Landing)
    Eventhough his little brother got the meatiest storylines, I found him a true example of a boy that is becoming a man and he had those typical 1970s qualities that I like.

    5. Scott Cassidy (The Colbys)
    The The Colbys equivalent of L.B. Colby and Danny Carrington, except that Scott acted like a little human being instead of just being cutesy.


    Special mention for this mini-Al Capone from The Yellow Rose (forgot his name):
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    I´m all for the special babies! Here´s the proof!

    1- Ugly Christopher Ewing (Dallas)

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    "Daddy´s a mean old drunk! I want eggs and toast, b*tch!"​

    2- Kwythtina Karrington (Dienasty)

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    This is for REAL!!!​

    3- Betsy Ewing (KL)

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    "We´re baaad and we know it!"​

    4- Fake LB/Lindsay doll (Dienasty)

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    "Broken Lindsay..."​

    5- Mutant Jason Avery (KL)

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    One of the 4 Darrins, I mean Jasons...
    6- Baby Piggy The Cutest Baby of All...!!

     
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    I was feeling guilty about voting for my nom de plume, but Willie, as usual, makes it okay for the rest of us to say what we were afraid to. :ty:

    1. Olivia Cunningham, KL. It certainly helped that they hired a very good actress for the part, because she could handle everything they threw at her. Too often, the point of view/opinions of the children are overlooked when their parents misbehave or screw up, but we got to see (through Olivia much more than Brian) how Abby's misdeeds caused her children pain. She even had a decent "cry on cue" ability, which I've seen adult actors unable to do.

    2. Daniel Avery, KL. He was entertainingly at ease in his scenes, since unlike the other toddler/infant actors, he spent the day on set with his mother and the place felt like a home away from home. He didn't have to "act," per se, though he had the best pedigree of any child actor on KL (both his mother and father had appeared on KL, though his father was only a one-episode guest star).

    3. Eric Fairgate, KL. Unlike 'Olivia,' Eric kept a lot of his emotions bottled up and seemed able to say more by saying less. Whether his quietness was a bug or a feature, it worked for the situation, since he was so much like his sensitive, quiet father. The contrast between the three Fairgate kids made the stories write themselves much easier.

    4. Diana Fairgate, KL. I would have scored her higher if she had not been so predictably contrary in her early years. The whole "woe is me, my life is so horrible" of the teen years rang hollow, since she had a pretty good set-up from my point of view. Granted, her mother was a yenta, but Karen got much, much more insufferable in later seasons, when Diana would have had legitimate reason to want to whine and bitch all the time.

    5. Betsy Ewing, KL. I think they were planting the seeds for her to be a good judge of people and wise-beyond-her years like her grandmothers of KL and Dallas. She openly called Danny Waleska "yucky" to his face when everyone else thought he was just wonderful. That alone made me a fan.
     
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    :lol:
    There shall be no taboos in the SoapLand battles.
    I don't think a good home or nice parents have anything to do with it. They feel miserable and misunderstood just because.
     
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    1. John Ross III - DALLAS - The cutest kid and a great little actor.
    2. Joseph Gioberti - FALCON CREST - Because I love this scene when Melissa gives him up.

    3. Olivia Cunningham - KNOTS LANDING - Because for such a young character, she had some really meaty storylines.
    4. Christopher Ewing - DALLAS - Because someone has to show him some love because he blamed everything on being adopted.
    5. Michael Channing - FALCON CREST
     
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    1. John Ross Ewing
    2. Kristina Carrington
    3. Christopher Ewing
    4. Joseph Gioberti
    5. LB Colby
     
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    1. Christopher Ewing I. Especially near the end he was very sweet
    2. Tony (Ray and Donna’s son who should have remained REAL and not lost in a stupid dream!)
    3. LB sweet
    4. John Ross
    5. Krystina

    The winner at the other end for most obnoxious child in soap history - Charlie Wade ;-)
     
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    1. Olivia Cunningham - Knots Landing
    2. Diana Fairgate - Knots Landing
    3. Betsy Ewing - Knots Landing
    4. Bobby Ewing - Knots Landing
    5. Joseph Gioberti - Falcon Crest
     
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    Is that LB Colby or was there a Sweet Family (I have to know for sure when I do the tally up, thanks :))
     
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    1. Charlie Wade (Dallas)
    I was an 11 year old girl when I first began watching the show. So it was natural for me to look up to the girl who was like 14 or 15 at the time.

    2. John Ross Ewing III (Dallas)
    I used to think he was sort of cute. He was about my age on the season I watched. I remember the plot when he went hunting and he was torn between making his father proud and not wanting to kill the animal.

    3. Christopher (Dallas)
    I felt sorry for him when his mother left. He was a sweet boy.

    4. Olivia Cunningham (Knots Landing)

    I think out of all the Knots Landing kids she is the one who is getting most involved in the storylines. Except for the Fairgate boys of course but I can't really pick between them.

    5. Krystina (Dynasty)
    My first memory of this show is Krystina on that rocking horse. It was terrifying seeing her collapsing like that.
     
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    Lol a Sweet Family. That would be Pam, Mark and Christopher. No I was referring to Little Blake Clodby :)
     
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    1) John Ross Ewing III ‘John Ross’ – DALLAS.
    2) Christopher Ewing – DALLAS.
    3) Joseph Gioberti – FALCON CREST.
    4) Michael Channing – FALCON CREST.
    5) Krystina Carrington – DYNASTY.


    Richard brings Kevin and Michael to Maggie’s Tuscany Herald office. Maggie and Richard’s marriage is going the down the tubes. The grape vine is at forty to the dozen that Maggie has started seeing Pilar’s brother Tommy Ortega, (a scene from season 8, 1988 – ’89):

    Richard: “Right boys daddy has to go. I’ll see you this evening.”

    Richard holds Michael in his arms. Kevin is standing beside Maggie.

    Michael: “Bye daddy!”

    Richard: “Bye son!”

    Michael asks a shocking question: “Mummy are you going to marry Tommy Ortega?”

    Maggie is taken aback: “Where did that question come from?”

    Michael: “The kids at school said you’re going to marry him. Is it true?”

    Maggie: “No I’m not going to marry Tommy. He is just a friend, that’s all.”

    Maggie seems to have reassured Michael for now.
     
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    1. John Ross Ewing -- the cutest, funniest and most natural of all the kids. "I think Mama has a headack." Also, he's Future Josh.

    2. Diana Fairgate -- I don't think of her as a kid really, she was always a more substantial character than that, but she was easily the most "real" of all the Soap Land teens. In fact, she was one of the most real characters full stop.

    3. Eric Fairgate -- like Daniel says, his quiet nature was probably a plot convenience as much as anything -- Knots was never really that interested in him -- but it worked for the character. You just believed in him.

    4. Michael Fairgate -- Knots was more interested in him than in Eric when he became eligible for pin-up status but didn't always know how best to write for teenage boys. But the actor was always very good and likeable. His telekinesis episode (or whatever it was) was very touching and later on, when he was teamed with Linda, Bob and Mort at the Sumner Group, he reminded me of Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate -- very funny in a deadpan sort of way

    5. Lindsay Blaisdel -- poor Lindsay.

    I really liked Olivia when she was living on the cul-de-sac and later on during her Harold Dyer period, but I never bought her as a tormented teen dealing with drugs and Peter Hollister.
     
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    I'm not quite sure of the criteria here, but..

    Joseph Gioberti, the cutest soap child ever
    Kwytstheeena Carrington, also a very cute little girl
    Fat Baby Christopher Ewing, adorable even when spitting up
    Diana Fairgate, a believable, screaming teenager with her own issues which included being exhausted dealing her narcissistic mother and her shit stepfather who doesn't acknowledge proper boundaries
    John Ross#2 (Omri, specifically) a good little actor

    Let's face it: any of the KNOTS kids were better fleshed out by the writers than even most of the adult leads on the other shows.
     
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    Young Harris Ryland, when he was still playing with his easy-bake oven
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    The title "Who's The Boss" seems to suggest that there was already some kind of power struggle going on, but I guess everything was relatively OK before those awful Ewings disrupted their lives.
     
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    1. Olivia Cunningham
    2. John Ross Ewing
    3. Michael Fairgate
    4. Joseph Gioberti
    5. LB Colby
     
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    Soapchat has decided, and here's how it looks...

    1. John Ross Ewing - 36 points
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    2. Christopher Ewing - 28 points
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    3. Olivia Cunningham - 20 points
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    4. Joseph Gioberti - 17 points
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    5. Diana Fairgate - 16 points
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    Congratulations, DALLAS! [​IMG]
     
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