Nikki and Victor Newman. Inset: Y&R superfan Marie Dutter.

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By Marie Tierney Dutter

How long I have loved soaps? Well, I will be 90 next year and will continue to follow The Young and the Restless as long as it (and I) continue. A little background: My Austrian-immigrant mom—while raising three children and running a candy store in Brooklyn with my father—was devoted to the radio soaps of the 1930s and '40s. I grew up listening to them with her. By 1962, I was a stay-at-home wife and mother. I often joked that soap operas kept me sane during long afternoons of washing and folding cloth diapers while my son napped. I love this daily interlude with the people in Genoa City.

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How has the way you watch Y&R changed?

Jeanne Cooper dressed in her diner waitress uniform as Marge and dressed as wealthy Katherine Chancellor

Jeanne Cooper in the dual role as Marge the waitress and Katherine.

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In 1977, I got a part-time job, so watching soaps became spotty. Fortunately the video cassette recorder came along. I remember buying our first one for my husband at Christmas for $800! He was a rabid movie fan and the thought that he could collect films was an irresistible lure.

"Thank God for VCRs"

Shemar Moore as Malcolm Winters touches a photo of Neil during the funeral

Malcolm Winters (Shemar Moore) retuns home to attend Neil's funeral.

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I can honestly say I don't recall ever missing an important event in order to watch Y&R. Thank God for VCRs, CD cassettes, DVRs, and now, streaming and my iPad and iPhone.

Most Deserving of a 2021 Daytime Emmy

Marla Adams [nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama]. Bringing back John Abbott's ex-wife, a now successful global businesswoman, was a good move because new fans missed the backstory of the Abbotts. As Dina tried to reach out to her adult children, there were many roadblocks. The discovery that their mother was slipping away due to Alzheimer's and the subsequent storyline was beautifully handled and educational for families in similar circumstances.

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Favorite Wedding

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Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott as Victor and Nikki Newman

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My goodness, there have been so many. Genoa City residents get married multiple times. I remember one wedding that ended with Katherine and Jill (Jess Walton) throwing wedding cake at each other! I always enjoy seeing the wedding gowns and home decorations and the fashions as they've changed and evolved over the years. Perhaps the most beautiful bride was Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) when she wed Victor (Eric Braeden) for the first time. That wedding dress—opulent says it all!

Most Heartbreaking Death

The death of Cassie Newman (Camryn Grimes) was a classic soap tearjerker. I raised four children in the '70s and '80s and understand the difficulties parents face trying to keep their children safe. Most soap fans, IRL, understand parents' fears about trying to keep their teenagers out of harm's way. When drugs, alcohol, or cars are involved, bad things happen—too frequently. So, perhaps Cassie's death serves as a catharsis for soap fans who have lost, or fear losing, children or grandchildren to violence. Cassie grew up on our television screens—we "knew" her and loved her.

Favorite Hero

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Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott

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Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) gets my vote! If Tara proves to be a nice person—and not a schemer—Jack could take up with the mother of his own grandson! He's not immune from marrying badly and often, but Smiling Jack is always a gentleman!

Most Vile Villain

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Kimberlin Brown as Sheila Carter

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Y&R has a penchant for complex villains, so maybe Sheila Carter or Adam Newman. As a fan, I also love to hate Victor. But Victor does it all for his family! While his wife knows him to take illegal and deadly actions, she loves him anyway. His kids all have daddy issues, but always go home to the ranch.

Team Newman or Team Abbott?

The Abbott siblings

Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott), Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), and Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott).

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Team Abbott! I am a very conventional old lady who cheers for the good guys, so I am an Abbott fan. Of course, even they have trouble avoiding questionable actions on occasion.

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Max Greenfield (Dave Johnson).

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By Nate Millado

When does a joke become a dad joke? When it becomes apparent. (Cue the groans.) Sure, dad jokes are traditionally corny and, well, not so funny. But in honor of Father's Day, Watch rounds up some of the best wisecracks from sitcom patriarchs, including Dave (Max Greenfield) and Calvin (Cedric the Entertainer) from The Neighborhood, George Sr. (Lance Barber) from Young Sheldon, Art (Dean Norris) from United States of Al, Ben (Omar Miller) and Forrest (Rob Corddry) from The Unicorn, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) from Schitt's Creek, and Julius (Terry Crews) from Everybody Hates Chris.

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It's punny 'cause it's true...

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Max Greenfield as Dave in The Neighborhood.

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Sandy B ain't Calvin's speed

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Cedric the Entertainer is Calvin.

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George Sr. has us in stitches

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Young Sheldon's dad, George Sr.

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"Tweet us on Facebook!"

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Johnny Rose shows his lack of "social" skills.

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Haters gon' hate

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Max Greenfield as Dave

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Seeings the Forrest for the trees

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Rob Corddry as Forrest in The Unicorn

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Calvin gets the last laugh

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Cedric the Entertainer is Calvin.

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Sarcasm is an Art form

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Dean Norris plays Riley's dad, Art, on United States of Al.

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Well...is it?

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Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose

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He's got game...

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Omar Miller in The Unicorn

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Crying over spilled milk

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Terry Crews as Julius in Everybody Hates Chris

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The '90s called...

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Max Greenfield as Dave

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Johnny's a scream

Eugene Levy in the local diner

Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose in Schitt's Creek

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By Nate Millado

It's a family affair on April 10! On National Siblings Day, we celebrate those who may share our genes (and sometimes steal our jeans), those who keep us grounded (and got us grounded growing up), and those who've lent their shoulders to cry on and always had our backs.

Watch rounds up some of our favorite brothers and sisters on CBS, Pop TV, SHOWTIME, and Paramount+!

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