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"All My Children" says goodbye — and we say thanks

22 September 2011 3:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Friday is a day that All My Children fans are dreading: The end of daytime as we know it. Tomorrow, after 41 years, the ABC run of the classic soap is over.

We may have a recap or two left, depending on what happens with Bianca and Marissa on the last two episodes, but we want to take the opportunity to thank the show for what it did – or at least tried to do – for les/bi women.

Bianca Montgomery is All My Children's best-known lesbian, but she wasn't the first. In 1983, psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Carson (Donna Pescow) revealed her sexual orientation — and became the first Lgbt person on an American soap.

Lynn wasn’t a main character and had no love interests that we saw, but her brief storyline was historic nonetheless.

The longest running storyline, featuring our beloved Binx, started in 2000 when Eden Riegel took the role of Bianca, »

- the linster

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"Toy Story 3" Director Rocks "Win, Lose, Or Draw"

18 May 2011 5:41 PM, PDT | | See recent IFC news »

"Toy Story 3" director Lee Unkrich must have lost a bet. That's was my first thought when I saw this tweet yesterday afternoon:

"Video facts: 1) I was 20 years old 2) I was plump 3) I was coerced into buying that sweater by the show's producers"

The link takes you to this video: college student Unkrich appearing on the classic early '90s game show "Win, Lose or Draw:"

It's a strong episode, with celebrity guests Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, Donna Pescow and Edie McClurg, who later went on two appear in two Pixar films that Unkrich helped edit, "A Bug's Life" and "Cars." Unkrich also tweeted that he's told McClurg about their shared history but that she doesn't really remember it.

Unkrich did lose a bet, in a matter of speaking. Or maybe he won it. Oh, let's call it a draw. He'd vowed to post "an »

- Matt Singer

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