What’s Your Classic Soap Opera IQ?
Before the catfighting starts, let’s toss you an easy one: In what fictional town is “Young and the Restless” set?
- Star’s Hollow
- Genoa City
- Port Charles
In 1981, this event drew more viewers – 30 million – than any soap opera episode in history.
- The marriage of Luke and Laura on "General Hospital"
- Karen admitting she was a prostitute on "One Life to Live"
- The marriage of Cliff and Nina on "All My Children"
- Katherine Chancellor’s real-life facelift on "Young & The Restless"
In 1973, "All My Children" broke new – and controversial – ground when Erica Kane became the first American television character to do this.
- Come out as gay
- Have an abortion
- Use a sex surrogate
- Have an interracial relationship
In a classic soap opera move, which "Guiding Light" character (and not her clone) stripped off her clothes and baptized herself “The Slut of Springfield”?
- Lizzie Spaulding
- Holly Norris
- Olivia Spencer
- Reva Shayne
If you did some investigating you’d know that this actress got her start in 1983 as Siobhan Ryan on "Ryan’s Hope".
- Marg Helgenberger
- Michelle Pheiffer
- Rene Russo
- Demi Moore
In 1995, "Days of Our Lives" got huge ratings (and some unintended laughs) when they got weird and this happened to Marlena.
- She turned into a ghost
- She went to heaven
- She turned into a vampire
- She was possessed by the devil
Speaking of weird, on "One Life to Live", in what strange place did show writers trap Tina, Cord, Viki, and others?
- Outer space
- The lost city of Eterna
- New Jersey
During series finale week of "All My Children", this actress made a return visit to the show in a cameo role as a mental patient who claims she’s Erica Kane’s daughter and has been seeing vampires since “before they were trendy.”
- Emma Caulfield
- Anna Paquin
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
- Alyson Hannigan
This popular – but short-lived – soap opera aired from 1966 to 1971 and featured storylines about vampires, zombies, werewolves, and ghosts. It was even made into a movie in 2012.
- "The Phantom"
- "Dark Shadows"
- "The Edge of Night"
- "As the Werewolf Turns"
Talk about nine lives, this "Days of Our Lives" character has come back from the dead after being shot, a car crash, drowning, a stroke, a tunnel collapse, a stabbing, a fire, and three separate explosions.
- Hope Brady
- Jack Deveraux
- Steve “Patch” Johnson
- Stefano DiMera