Drink, Drank… Very Drunk: Chug Every Time Any of These Things Happen on Your Soap
Ready to play the soap opera drinking game?
Here at Soaps, we believe one thing above all else: Watching your favorite show should be fun. That’s why even when the unfolding storylines might be… let’s go with lackluster, we do our darndest to have a good time. And if you follow our discussions on Twitter (@soapsdotcom), you know that one way in which we do that is to play an imaginary drinking game.
Unsure of the rules? Don’t worry, they’re pretty simple. In essence, whenever something mock-worthy happens repeatedly, do a cybershot. For example, every time a character like Days of Our Lives‘ Xander or The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Carter wanders around shirtless, chug. (If they’re doing so for no reason, even better.)
New drinking game: Every time Brooke talks about a dark force working against her and Ridge, chug. #BoldAndBeautiful
— SheKnows’ Soaps (@soapsdotcom) March 30, 2022
Similarly, key lines of dialogue can trigger a thirst trap. Many viewers suggest the twitterverse drink whenever General Hospital‘s Nina declares she’s Wiley’s grandmother, let alone when she feels the need to tell that to people who obviously know their shared connection. We also suggest imbibing when a much-missed character like Young & Restless’ Paul is mentioned, but not seen.
Again, it’s important to note that we’re pretending to drink… doing so for real would leave us all wandering around sounding like Bold & Beautiful‘s Brooke, wondering why we did that!
For more examples, including a General Hospital throwback that’s had us chugging for years and a single Bold & Beautiful scene containing so many soap tropes that it could cause you to drain a bottle of tequila, check out the gallery below!
<p>We’re not ones to advocate violence, but there’s something downright satisfying about one character — in this case, <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Nicole — hauling off and slapping another… especially when said slug is well-deserved. As is <em>usually</em> the case with Sami! </p>
<p>Frankly, <em>Bold & Beautiful </em>bride Steffy should have known Sheila was going to show up on her big day. After all, it ain’t a soap wedding until at least one person not on the guest list — usually someone guaranteed to cause a stir — walks through the door. </p>
<p>That’s right, we’re pointing at you, Diane! Although we’re not sure why <em>Young & Restless</em>’ Jack was so surprised by his ex’s<em> </em>return. He’s attended at least three memorial services for Victor (if only to dance on his proverbial grave).</p>
<p>There are an awful lot of reasons that people hate on <em>General Hospital </em>villainess Esme. And while refusing to use her boyfriend’s given name may rank low on the list, we can’t help reacting the same way to her nickname for him that we do to nails on a chalkboard! </p>
<p>To be fair, you probably won’t even catch half a buzz via this rule. Heck, <em>Days of Our Lives </em>shows Chad’s children so infrequently that we’re not even sure these are them! Consider this one our gift to the lightweights out there. </p>
<p>Look, we appreciate a little eye candy as much as anyone else. But it’s just weird when someone like, say, Thomas on <em>Bold & Beautiful </em>not only greets you shirtless, but then invites you in, chats you up, maybe even cooks dinner without bothering to slip into something a little less comfortable! Of course, that’s nothing compared to when… </p>
<p>Guys on <em>Bold & Beautiful </em>routinely get undressed in unlocked offices, usually changing to go to the gym. But you’d think that a building that has both a workout area and a sauna might also have a locker room! </p>
<p>We’ll say this for <em>Young & Restless</em>’ Black Knight: He can make the most innocuous of nicknames sound almost obscene. We’re kinda surprised the rest of Genoa City hasn’t started calling Jack’s brother “Billy Boy,” because it really does roll trippingly off the tongue! </p>
<p>This one’s a classic. In fact, General<em> Hospital </em>doc Monica declaring that the Quartermaine mansion is hers because late husband Alan gave it to her <em>might </em>be where the soap-opera drinking game originated. </p>
<p>When you see the Kiriakis patriarch on <em>Days of Our Lives</em>, you can assume someone is about to get a tongue-lashing. The man doesn’t suffer fools gladly, yet in his estimation, he is surrounded by nothing but. Pretty much every word out of his mouth is as sarcastic as it is quotable. </p>
<p>It was a shock when <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> nearly sent Taylor flying off the hospital roof… but it probably shouldn’t have been. This show loves to push, shove, hurl and throw Los Angeles residents off of stuff. (They only thing they’ve never managed to do? Knock Ridge off his high horse!) </p>
<p>People on <em>Young & Restless </em>are more likely to be appointed CEO of a company than they are to make out with someone… and that’s a real problem on a soap opera! Adam, Nate, Victor, Victoria, Ashland, Lily, Billy and Sally have all gotten new power positions in the first part of 2022. Heck, we’re just waiting for someone to name Esther CCO (Chief Cleaning Officer) of Chancellor!</p>
<p>Seeing Ava without a cocktail in her hands is just sad. Of course, if we actually had one every time she does, we’d probably wind up in <em>General Hospital</em> with a bad case of alcohol poisoning! </p>
<p>Whether residing within <em>Days of Our Lives’ </em>Doug, Marlena, Johnny or Allie, one thing remains true: Satan hates when people mention his rival. The guy makes God jokes the way most men crack dad jokes… and it gets old just as quickly. </p>
<p>If <em>Bold & Beautiful</em>’s Thomas doesn’t seem to recognize son Douglas, it’s probably because he rarely sees the kid. Liam and Hope might struggle with that one, too, given that Douglas and Beth spend most of their time hanging out with Donna… somewhere off screen. </p>
<p>Sharon should be living high off the proverbial hog, and not just because the <em>Young & Restless </em>beauty has married (and divorced) some of the richest guys in town. But while her coffee shop is <em>the</em> place to be, that’s probably because nobody ever pays for what they ordered! </p>
<p>Look, if we were as smokin’ as this <em>Days of Our Lives</em> couple, we’d be making sweet, sweet love all the time, too. We’d tell the Westons to get a room, but they rarely actually leave their apartment! </p>
<p>For people who never lock their front door and have kids who could wander in at any moment, <em>Bold & Beautiful </em>marrieds Liam and Hope spend a lot of time making love in the living room, whether on the couch or in front of the fireplace. That said, do <em>two </em>shots if… </p>
<p>Note to self: Do not touch <em>anything</em> in Adam’s office, because the <em>Young & Restless </em>hunk and girlfriend Sally have had sex pretty much <em>everywhere</em>. The couch? Check. The desk? Check. The floor? We’re just gonna assume that’s a yes. </p>
<p>Having been married to the <em>Young & Restless</em> Machiavelli long (and often) enough to know him better than anyone else, Mrs. Newman often scoffs at her hubby’s declarations… usually right to his face! </p>
<p>We may not often see the <em>General Hospital </em>tot, but boy, does he get talked about… a lot. Since his birth, he’s had more claims staked on him than the state of California during the gold rush. </p>
<p>If someone in Salem walks up and says, “Guess who?” think twice before answering. Why? Because on <em>Days</em><em> of Our Lives</em>, it might be someone wearing a magic mask that changes everything from the wearer’s voice to their height.</p>
<p>If people on soaps weren’t constantly having private conversations without closing the door or checking behind the potted plants, plots might never move forward. Heck, <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> scheme queen Quinn has been both the eavesdropper and the eavesdroppee on more than one occasion! </p>
<p>Anybody remember the last time Lily’s <em>Young & Restless </em>beau was actually happy for an extended period? If the poor little rich boy had a drink named after him, it would be called a Man Pain. </p>
<p>Why does anyone in Port Charles ever go down to the docks… especially at night? It would be impossible to list the number of awful things that have happened to <em>General Hospital </em>characters in that crime-ridden area, yet residents are drawn there like teens to a 7-11 parking lot!</p>
<p>Given that the last time <em>Bold & Beautiful </em>alcoholic Brooke fell off the wagon, we heard about it endlessly for months, do her a favor. Get rid of all that liquor so she’s no longer tempted. One week’s worth of episodes should help you deplete the supply. </p>
<p>All fans of <em>Young & Restless</em>’ Mariah and Tessa want is for the women to have a wonderful wedding… and for it to be totally Noah-free. Yet every time they turn around, there he is! </p>
<p>It seems certain characters — usually villains — must always be referred to by first and last name. <em>General Hospital </em>bad guys Cyrus Renault and Peter August, for example, or <em>Days of Our Lives’ </em>gone-but-never-forgotten Stefano DiMera. </p>
<p>Rarely has so small a creature been the center of so many plot points that are so despised by so many. From kidnappings to medical emergencies, custody battles to literal daddy issues, this kid’s had as many <em>Young & Restless</em> storylines as last names. </p>
<p>Get ready, folks, because this Bold & Beautiful entry has everything. Chug once for a wedding in the Forrester living room. Again because Carter is the officiant. A shot for the ceremony being interrupted and a fourth for a secret coming to light at the worst possible time. If you’re still standing, pat yourself on the back… and drink some water. Hydration is key to surviving the soap-opera drinking game!</p>
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