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Saturday, April 3, 2010
13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, The (1986) (TV)
This is from the days when the show was only a taped half-hour daytime broadcast that preempted the normal "Santa Barbara" time slot. So, you have a young Jackee playing an (uncredited) switchboard operator taking calls from "Santa Barbara" fans caught unawares. Sounds like this; "Santa Barbara isn't on"! "I know Santa Barbara isn't on". "It's your favorite show"? "It's my favorite show too"! It's actually funnier than it sounds and who doesn't LOVE Jackee? At the end of the show, same thing but funnier. Coming back from the commercial break you see an "exploded" switchboard (with smoke and obvious destruction) and Ms. J. with her hair faux-fried and black powder on her face. The implication is the heavy volume of calls re: SB blew up the whole thing! Honestly, it's pretty funny, maybe funnier than I can describe fully. Brisk 30 minute weekday afternoon show with all the glitz and glamour of the most elaborate evening Black Tie event. Great television even for non-soapers.