The Young and the Restless

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  • The Young and the Restless revolves around the rivalries, romances, hopes and fears of the residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City. The lives and loves of a wide variety of characters mingle through the generations, dominated by the Newman, Abbott and Winters families. When the show premiered in 1973, it revolutionized the daytime drama. It continues to set the standard with strong characters, socially conscious storylines, romance and sensuality. The Young and the Restless premiered on March 26, 1973, and was originally a 30 minute show. It was not until January 1980 that the show had become a one hour show like it is today. The show has ran for years at 12:30 PM on the east coast, and at 11:00 AM on the west coast. Over the years, many things have happened, and there have been many twisted story lines, many stolen husbands, and many people dead. It has also featured character cross-overs with another CBS soap, The Bold and the Beautiful. These include the psychotic Sheila Carter, who began on The Young and the Restless and shown her more psychotic side on The Bold and the Beautiful. The same goes for Lauren Fenmore, who also can be seen on The Bold and the Beautiful occasionally. The Young and the Restless is not like other soaps which convey a surreal way of life. This show, however, is based on the lives of people in a small town called Genoa City, Wisconsin, where the money is plentiful and so are the women. Many times, we wish that we could live in that small, mid-western town, just to see how life would really be like. Sometimes, we put our own problems aside and worry about what will happen next on the show. However, we're very fortunate not to have a world like they do on any soap! The theme song was written by Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, and originally entitled Cotton's Theme from the film Bless the Beasts, but later became known as Nadia's Theme.moreless

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  • Cast & Crew
  • Doug Davidson (I)

    Paul Williams (1978-)

  • Melody Thomas Scott

    Nikki Reed Newman [2] (1979-)

  • Eric Braeden

    Victor Newman (1980-)

  • Kate Linder

    Esther Valentine (recurring 1982-1985, contract 1986-)

  • Tracey E. Bregman

    Lauren Fenmore Baldwin (contract 1983-1995, 2013-, recurring 2000-2013) / Sara Smythe (2010)

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  • Quotes (1315)

    • Gloria: Sparkly huh? John thought the ring was a little over the top but I thought it was just right! Ashley: I'm sure you did...

    • Nikki: Have you noticed how much makeup Cassie is wearing lately? Have you paid any attention to the things she's wearing? Sharon: Look, Nikki, I know what you're insinuating, and I don't disagree. But if you had spent one day at her school- Nikki: No, no, no. I don't care. I don't care what the other kids are wearing. She's acting out. Sharon: Well, you're entitled to your opinion, I suppose. But I think she's just acting like a normal teenager. You know, she's following the crowd. Nikki: You know what, Sharon? It's time for you to be a responsible parent. It would behoove you to be a little more involved in your daughter's life.

    • Ashley: Don't do that. Don't you dare try to blame me for this! It's your lies that are gonna break my father's heart. But in answer to your question, no, I don't intend to tell him that Michael and Kevin are your sons. Gloria: You don't? Ashley: Because the only thing that's worse than finding out this news is hearing about it from somebody other than you. Gloria: Oh, God. Ashley: This is what you're gonna have to do, Gloria. You're gonna have to find my father, and you're gonna tell him the truth. You're gonna tell him all of it, every last detail, and you're gonna do it by tonight. Because if you don't, then I will, first thing tomorrow morning. Gloria: Oh, God.

    • Sharon: I'm not sure I believe you. I never thought the day would come when I would have to say that, but that's how I feel. I'm gonna talk to your father about this. In the meantime, why don't you go finish your homework? But one thing is certain, you have way too much freedom young lady, and that is about to change.

    • Cassie: Mom, what are you doing going through my purse? Sharon: I needed some singles to give to a delivery man, and I didn't have my purse with me. So imagine my surprise when I went into your purse and found what I did. Now I'm gonna ask you one more time. What are you doing with a condom in your purse? Cassie: They were passing them out in health class, ok? Sharon: Oh, really? Oh, they were giving those out at Walnut Grove?

    • Gloria: My dear sweet John, six months together. It's flown by, hasn't it? But I've loved and treasured every single moment because of how special you make me feel. You've brought more happiness to my life than I ever dreamed possible. I never really had dreams until I met you, and now I know anything is possible when you love someone, and I love you, my darling, more than I can say. Happy anniversary. Love always, Gloria.

    • Nick: I keep hearing Cassie’s last words to me. Victor: What were they? Nick: She didn't want me to blame Daniel. She begged me to forgive this kid who killed her. And the whole time I was looking for him that is all I could think about. Victor: Wow. I had no idea. Well, what do you think about doing what she asked you to? Nick: How do I do that? How do I honor my dying daughter's last wish? Victor: I know. What if you think about the fact that Daniel Romalotti was or is a teenager himself? Just a teenager, you know, who made a dreadful mistake with deadly consequences? I think once you think about him in those terms, then perhaps you can forgive him. And that would lead to you forgiving yourself.

    • Lily: You have no clue who Daniel is. You know he has horrible nightmares about what happened to Cassie? He feels so much pain and guilt. Dru: Well, hallelujah. It's good to know that he's not completely desensitized.

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    Notes (224)

    • This is the 7000th episode of the series, which is in its 27th season, and still running daily and on top of the ratings.

    • This is the final airdate of Greg Vaughne's Diego Guittierez.

    • At one time, half-siblings Jill and Brock were also married, but their marriage was later declared invalid. It was never consummated.

    • you can download the song that J.T sings in the hideaway at:

    • I know as the editor I'm not supposed to put in my opinion but this was the most awesome episode i've seen on The Young and the Restless, next to the episode when Isabella showed up in Chris' bathroom and is about to kill Chris. I don't think I've ever been so emotional watching Y&R. I love J.T and Colleen!!!

    • This episode marks the return of Phyllis' son, Daniel.

    • Ashley Bashioum rejoins the series as Kay's granddaughter Mac.

    • This episode marks to return of Mackenzie

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    Trivia (23)

    • Nitpick: If refrigerators lock, then it would lock both ways, if Colleen couldn't get out, then J.T couldn't get in...

    • The character of Dean LaMont was named after Y&R's episode director, Dean LaMont.

    • Tonya Lee Williams returns for two-episode guest appearance as Olivia Winters. This is her first appearance since she left the cast in September of 2005.

    • When Lauren goes to light the candles in the apartment, she misses the first one, but doesn't light it again.

    • This is the first appearance of April Stevens since 1994 (now played by Rebecca Staab). She was previously played briefly by Janet Wood and most notably by Cynthia Eilbacher.

    • Iris Almario previously played Attorney Jessica Sinclair, but her character is now called Theresa.

    • David Shaughnessy directs his first episode since the last time he directed back in 2004. Shaughnessy directed the episodes of the show for a long period of time from 1992 to 2004, he produced episodes from 1992 to 2001, and served as the executive producer from 2001 to 2004.

    • We learn the name of David's mystery "friend," Walter Palin.

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    Allusions (10)

    • Daniel: Almost like Double Jeopardy? Double Jeopardy is the name of a 1999 movie that featured Michelle Stafford alongside Ashley Judd.

    • Suspicion (1941) The movie that Gloria mentioned starred Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant, and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In the movie, Fontaine played a woman who married an English gentleman, and then started suspecting that he wanted to kill her.

    • Paul: Well, I'm not exactly Sam Spade, but I'm damn good investigator. Sam Spade is a fictional character (a P.I.) who is the protagonist of Dashiell Hammett's novel The Maltese Falcon from 1930.

    • Phyllis: You know, Sharon and I have to scout the globe for talented new stars and designers and products. Nick: Oh, yeah. Like you said, the next Stella McCartney. Phyllis: Do you even know who that is? Nick: No. Stella McCartney is the daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney. She is a famous fashion designer.

    • Daniel: You wanna find a position for me? How about star photographer? Phyllis: I think you should slow down, Annie Leibovitz. Annie Leibovitz is a famous American portrait photographer.

    • Katherine (To Amber): Write everything down. I don't wanna be a James Frey. I want everything that I'm saying to be honest. James Frey is a popular American writer. He allegedly fabricated large parts of his memoirs, including details about his criminal record.

    • Nick: It's a little... Sopranos, right? The Sopranos was a very popular drama series about a mob boss.

    • Cane: (to Chloe) I don't give a damn if Ansel Adams was coming back from the dead today just to take Lily's picture. Ansel Adams (b. 1902 – d. 1984) was an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West.

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