Didn't realize this turned out so long:
Jerry & Liz call in just before the 7:00 minute mark, and the echo is still there but doesn't sound as bad as the original podcast. (They were echoing in the original podcast because they were listening to it at the same time as calling in.)
I think it's been said before, but Jerry explained that they do studio tours on Friday because the View doesn't tape that day, so they're not hassled by security and they can go anywhere in the building. And the tours are scheduled for the show's lunch break - although I would think the cast & crew would take lunch in shifts so they can be taping as much as possible.
About the 9:00 minute mark, Jerry was asked about the Prospect Park deal.Jerry:
Well, somebody called me and said there was much twittering going on. I'm not on Twitter. I don't see Twitter. I won't participate in Twitter. And so they had to call me on the telephone and tell me. Something's going on where it's going to be online and it's going to be on cable. And ____ going to be made pretty soon. We shall see, but in the meantime the ratings continue to go up, so I can see why they're excited about selling it.
Destini commented that she thinks the show is good and the writing is amazing.Jerry:
Yeah, they're in a good spot. They've got some veterans who have come back, and they had some good story going before they even showed up. Shows go in cycles and we happen to be in an up-cycle, and it's a good time to be in an up-cycle.
Destini asked both Jerry and Liz if they think soaps going from TV to online was like soaps going from radio to TV.Liz:
Well, I'm certainly hoping for that. I think it's fantastic. A brand new medium and a brand new landscape.Jerry:
The thing of it is, in 2 years you will not be able to purchase a television set that is not ready to go online. It's just like hi-def and everything else sneaked up on us. The way to watch television will change drastically in the next... well not even a decade. Where we'll be at is the real question. What is watching television? Because a lot of people once they get to Prospect Park will be watching it on iPads, their webphones, their PC's, whatever they're doing. They might just hook it up to the television to have a bigger picture. So it's going to be very, very different. And another good thing for One Life and AMC is that we were only shown in America and Canada and now of course with being on the net and being on whatever cable we're going to go to, we'll be world-wide, so that changes everything too.
Since Liz has already done a websoap, she said it's a different world than corporate network television.Jerry:
Well it's exciting in that this company of Prospect Park, 3 weeks ago they came to New York and they bought all our sets and all our wardrobe and all our props and all our stuff. So they're in it for a long term, and they signed a 10 year deal with Disney to do this. They're going to explore every outlet to have a set of eyes get on it some way. And our executive producer met with the leaders of Prospect and was very impressed. So looks like it's good to go come January.
About the 26:30 mark, Wendy explained that the cancellation news earlier this year signaled this DSS might be the last one, but when the PP deal was announced, Jerry called her and said maybe this won't be the last year.
About the 27:20 mark, Liz tells what she's been up to - directing a play called Fairy Tale Theater for 3rd graders, which they're also writing and putting it on end of next week in her local area. It's not a traditional fairy tale because there's 10 girls in the class and Liz didn't want them fighting over who gets to be the princess. It's based on a Native American fable of two wolves - a grandfather is telling his grandson the story about the wolves fighting; one wolf is positive filled with love, peace, joy, happiness, compassion, generosity, friendship (you get the idea) and the bad, unhappy, negative wolf has self-doubt, fear jealousy, etc. The grandson wants to know which wolf wins and the grandfather says whichever wolf you choose to be. So the class has embellished on this fable - good and bad troops of circus performers (or something like that) and other added elements.
Liz is also still teaching and she's getting ready to go to LA to shoot more for Venice (working with HBS). Wendy asked if Liz could grab something from the Venice set for the bowling auction and she said she'd try but they keep tight control of those things.
[HBS is on Indie-Intertube's regular show this coming Wednesday for her other webseries, Fumbling Through The Pieces.]
Liz has a new smart phone (apparently she used it for this podcast) but doesn't sound like she's any more "techno-unsavvy" than Jerry because she spent the 45 minutes or so before calling the podcast trying to hook up her phone. She even had trouble trying to figure out how to turn it on. [She had a recent tweet where she said her son (Keifer) had to help her figure out how to do Twitter from her new phone.] She hopes to do more tweeting etc, because her phone is smart now.
Destini asked if RH will be there, and Wendy and Jerry said they'd try. Wendy explained that all the actors get invited and it's really up to them individually to decide if they're coming or not.
Shortly after 34:00, Jerry was asked what's it like working with the returning actors on OLTL:Jerry:
It's been wonderful, and they've been returning ever since I've been on the show. And the latest one was Wendy Moniz - Wendy played my daughter on Guiding Light, and now she's mayor of the town [on OLTL]. (laughs) But it was awfully good to see her face. And for the ending of the show on ABC, which will end on a Friday and will resume on Monday wherever we are, there's a lot of people coming back. A lot of Clint's sons, a lot of Clint's friends, (laughs) a lot of Clint's ex-lovers. He's got a whole attic full of people who are coming back, so I look forward to that. It's been awfully good fun to have new people and old people returning and getting into the Viki/Clint solar system.Destini:
Because everybody ends up in that solar system eventually.Jerry:
Well, since she's been on for so long, and the character of Clint has been on almost as long that there's a lot of history. If they want to take somebody from the 80s or the 90s and bring them back for the final show on ABC then that's what they're going to do. But we haven't heard definitively, but I have heard through other back panels that there's a lot of people.
Destini was talking about who the fans want to see again - NF's Joey, RH who has returned, like "Vickerman" - to which Wendy remembered to ask Jerry to try and get some of the Vickerman movie posters. Jerry has already asked for one and he expects to get it if the prop posters aren't needed for production anymore. Wendy also wondered about the "other" movie (the diploma one
) and Jerry said not to worry that he has the prop department on speed dial. (laughs)
Destini said they need to get Liz on the new OLTL and Jerry says they keep asking. Jerry said Wendy's there (I'm assuming WM) and he said "bring back Wendy's mom" (Maeve Kinkead?) (Destini: That would be so strange but fun.) Jerry thinks it would help bring in the displaced CBS [probably means the P&G] soap fans. Liz could join other former CBS soap stars to bring in former CBS soap viewers who could then get hooked on the show. Jerry says it's a fact that Liz needs to be on the show. He and apparently ES keep telling their bosses this, but the bosses have "a few things on their plate" right now because they don't have a new studio confirmed yet and oddly they might go back to the original GL studio on 26th Street. The only things they know is that they will be moving to a new studio and it will be on the East Coast.Jerry:
It's exciting the way it must have been exciting in 1952 [a little garbled, sounded like 1962 but that's rather late, and Jerry would know 1952 as the year GL premiered on TV] when it went from radio to television, and now it's bridging another thing. We're going to go from one electronic thing to another electronic thing and see what happens. But I do know that what happens is going to leave what everybody thinks normally as network television in the dust. They just can't survive in their current mode.
Jerry further commented that it's [online shows] no longer a fad and that this isn't a time when everyone will eventually come back to "legitimate" television. It's being re-invented as things go along.
At 43:00 mark, Destini asks Jerry for spoilers coming up for Clint:Jerry:
My 20 year old paramour comes back to town. [someone [I'm guessing Destini] said: Oh no!]
OMG yes, and embarrasses me even more. But believe me, it's a good embarrassment. (laughs) I don't mind it at all.
Destini thinks the storyline (Clint/Kim) is fun even though you could see it coming a mile away.Jerry:
Well, I'm glad you feel that way - a lot of people do, but it's certainly very strange but it happens in life of course. And she's a very good actress. Unfortunately they only have her for a limited amount of weeks, so we're shooting a gazillion shows. [That sounds like she's still working, having started at least by June 13 - 8 weeks by the time of this podcast.]
The way they shoot these things now, they should be shot, but last week I did 3 entire episodes in one day, so I had like 90 pages or something like that. That's almost beyond doing. (laughs)Liz:
We've done that before. [on GL?]Jerry:
Yeah, it becomes like a giant acting pit that people just keep jumping into, (laughs) and we hope we have the lines and everything. It's a lot of work, but it's very rewarding what we've done, and she's not afraid of the quick pace so it's a good thing that she returned(?)... [the end of his comment got talked over]
Destini asked if Jerry likes playing Clint now that Clint's not a nice guy all the time anymore and his motives aren't always pure.Jerry:
Well, I'm glad they turned me into Phil Carey, which is essentially what they did because I based my entire approach to the character not on what Clint Ritchie did before (and I knew CR), but I based it on what Phil Carey did because I believe that men usually turn into their fathers in some way, physically or emotionally. And Clint certainly has. I think it was good for the show because it involved so many more people when Clint was not so good. [sort of garbled]
Destini thought Jerry didn't get to play this character-type with Ross like he has with Clint, but Jerry reminded her that he did "100 years ago" as Ross, in 1979 and 1980, but he doesn't remember it too well. Liz interjected that he wasn't bad, she remembers because she was watching - Jerry laughed out an "okay". But he thinks Clint's change was good for Clint, good for the surrounding characters and good for the show in general. He likes working with HBS and ES and RSW and "little" EA - "rapidly corrupting him" (laughs).
Around the 50:00 mark, Destini complimented the young part of OLTL's cast, and Jerry said they're led by KA. She's pivotal in talking the younger actors into coming to the DSS event. Destini put in that she's disturbed how much older Jack looks over Starr now, which made Jerry laugh. He says KA and EA will be there at DSS this year.
Destini wondered if both Todds would be there, but Wendy and Jerry weren't sure where TSJ is going to be. They think he might be in California.