As you've no doubt read in Julie's blog, the morning theater session on the Soap Cruise was a not so quiet riot!
To be honest, there may have been one or two uncomfortable fans in the crowd, but this is one fan who didn't mind the ruckus or the R-rating. All the laughter and mayhem was a great way to start our day, and the fun only continued later with Don Diamont (ex-Brad Carlton, Yound the Restless) calling the bingo shots.
In fact, the big reveal of the Soap Cruise was that class clown Don should consider a turn to comedy now that Brad has taken his "final" dip on Y&R. From impersonations to a faux suicide attempt and various jokes at his own expense, he was a hoot!
But I digress. It's the scene I'm here to recap, not the Don D Bingo Bonanza, and here I've tried to present a few runs as they came out, so that you can truly see just how senseless and silly things got. Hopefully, you'll also see why the audience was clutching their guts throughout.
Things kicked off with Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin, The Young and the
Restless) taking the stage to introduce the newly arrived Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin, All My Children). Ricky had to work Friday, so joined the cruise after the stop in Key West. There'd been a short meet and greet for him the night before, but he's miss the countless Q&As and such, so this was his first time really taking the stage in front of the fans.
"Don't be scared. They won't biteâ€¦ much," Christian teased.
Ricky, who was moving slow at the early hour, then called the entire cast of actors down to the stage and handed the mike off to Cameron Matheson (Ryan Lavery, All My Children). Thus the games began.
In the first number, fan Jessica's "Emergency Room Antics", Christian played "Aaron," a patient with a stomach ache and tourettes syndrome who made the unfortunate mistake of hitting the hospital when a drunken Dr. Bradford Anderson (Spinelli, GH) was on call.
I only know this was the plot because we were told as much before it started: Aaron never made it to the hospital, as the pain pulled him to the floorâ€¦ and then pulled writer/costar Jessica down after him. The doctor was soon pulled into twirling jumble as well, where he ultimately did find a moment to check Aaron's TOES to figure out why his stomach hurt. "We call this physical improve," Bradford cracked from the dog pile on the floor. "It's very high tech."