Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy 40th Birthday AMC!!!!!


Today is the day, AMC's 40th Anniversary!!!! I think I've been watching 31 of those years, give or take from the days before VCR's. I hold this show dear, even when it's not it's best, it's still special. The rich history of the show, my own rich history with the show. I was 13 years old when I started watching AMC in 1979, drawn in by the love story of Jenny and Greg, the friendship of Jenny and Jesse, the love story of Angie and Jesse. And through the years, as my favorites came and went, there was always a constant, that history. When a favorite left, a new favorite took their place. And AMC always instilled a level of humor in their storytelling, which I also love. The show tackles issues that are important and relatable. At times it's lost its way, but my faith that it will come back, bigger and better has never been stronger than it is now. Happy Anniversary AMC!!! Here's to 40 more years!!!!

11 comments:

Thom said...

I started watching AMC right around when you did. I remember that well. I was very disappointed at yesterdays episode. I wanted all the people coming back to have like a party or something. It was just all Haley, with Mateo hanging on her side really. I dunno...for a two day celebration, those coming back for the 40th should have been featured both days.

krista said...

The very first thing I remember seeing was Jenny dying. I think I was 7 at the time. My mom used to watch and I started watching it with her. We did not have a vcr for the longest time so I used to fake sick on important days so I coudl stay home from school and watch. 25 years later I still watch every day. My oldest is 7 and she can tell you who a majority of the people are on the show. As annoyed as I get with the storylines I know I could never walk away from All My Children.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I've been watching since day one. It was 1/2 hour show then. I remember watching Dialing For Dollars, then was it Ryan's Hope and then AMC or the other way around?

I enjoyed today's show every much although I would have loved to have seen clips of Janet and Uncle Pork Chop . . .

Anonymous said...

You got an awesome shout-out from on the 40th anniversary show. Maria Santos says she reads the Pine Valley Bulletin online, and you and I both know there’s only one of those, so many congratulations, dear!

Kathy said...

Wasn't that awesome!! Loved it, thanks Maria! LOL

AMCHistory said...

I LOVED the shout-out Kathy, it was awesome. We need to record that somewhere for posterity.

A highlight for me was when Maria was remember Julia... and Eva proved once again that she is bar none the best crier on Daytime. Man, she is missed.

I wonder if Eden and Eva shot their interviews in their real life homes, like James Mitchell did. It looks like it.

Kathy said...

I started watching AMC in 1971, missing the first year because I was still in high school. I can still remember the black and white episodes as if it were yesterday. My fondest memories are the earlier shows and especially the episodes with Erica having discussions with her mother, Mona, telling her that she was going to be a model and make it big someday. I even got my mother interested in it in 1972 when I had to work and asked her to watch it for me and tell me what happened. I'm so glad that I'm still watching after all of these years, and although I'm not too interested in the newer story lines and the younger generation of characters and actors, I'm glad to see some of the old timers are still around, like Joe Martin, and of course Erica. The 40th Anniversary Celebration was so cool to watch. I taped it and will keep it for always.
Happy 40th Anniversary Pine Valley, and here's to another great decade of wonderful stories and special friends!

Buzz said...

I've been a fan since 1970, before my real family died -- so Pine Valley and it's residents became my serogate family. I've grown up with all the characters. I'm the same age as Tad and Erica and Liza. Wish there was more on Brooke, I miss her so much. More older scenes should have been included for us older fans; more focus on those memories, rather than the newbies on the show now, whom we don't have a bond with as of yet. Showing Greg Nelson was nice, but where was Tara? Would have made the hype of a 2-day celebration much better than the reality of it only being a one day experience quick synopsis. Still, we have to settle for what I can get.

Tuck Miller said...

Did anyone else catch the "slip up" that Erica made on Tuesday's show? They were all in the Chandler mansion and at one time, Erica called Hayley...Kelly!! I re-wound it 2 or 3 times, and can swear I heard it like that.....

Tuck Miller said...

Sorry, it was actually on Monday's show.....watched it on Tuesday....

Charlotte said...

I just watched the anniversary episode and noticed the shout out, too! Very cool.

I thought it was pretty good... not the best it could be, but better than a lot of soaps these days would have done (sadly).