As the World Turns (1956–2010)
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Episode dated 22 February 1966 

Tom inadvertently reveals to Grandpa Hughes that he read his mother's letter to his father, Bob, and Grandpa makes him tell Bob the truth. Later, Sara gets Bob to make a house call, but it proves to be a mere pretense to see him.


(head writer), (as William Bell)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Hughes
Rosemary Prinz ...
Penny Wade (credit only)
Nat Polen ...
Doug Cassen (credit only)
Don Hastings ...
Patricia Bruder ...
Ellen Cole (credit only)
Henderson Forsythe ...
David Stewart (credit only)
Santos Ortega ...
Will Hughes
Michael Lipton ...
Neil Wade (credit only)
Barbara Berjer ...
Claire Cassen (credit only)
Alice Whipple
Peter Brandon ...
Don Hughes (credit only)
Deborah Steinberg ...
Amanda Holmes (credit only)
Sibyl Collier ...
Judy English (credit only)
Frankie Michaels ...
Tom Hughes


Nancy lectures her son, Bob, on his going out for dinner so often when he has a son to spend time with. Bob delivers the news to her and his father that Sylvia and Al are getting married. He also says that Lisa is in town and wants to see their son, Tom. Down in the basement, Tom tells Grandpa Hughes about the letter he got from his mother. But Grandpa gets the truth from him: he was searching for loose change in father's pocket and found the letter, which was sent to Bob, not him. Grandpa makes him tell Bob what he did. Bob is angry, rejects Tom's excuse that he doesn't get enough allowance and threatens him with punishments if he does anything like that again. He also promises to talk to his mother about her habit of sending the boy money. Later, Bob makes a house call to Sara, but learns it was just a pretense for getting him to visit. Written by J. Spurlin

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Drama | Romance



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22 February 1966 (USA)  »

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This episode survives and has turned up on video-sharing sites along with its commercials for Spic and Span cleaner, Bayer aspirin, Haley's M-O laxative and Cheer laundry detergent. See more »


[first lines]
Nancy Hughes: It's just that, Bob - I don't - I'm only trying to say that I don't think you should be out for dinner as often as you are. After all, dear, you do have a son.
Bob Hughes: Mom, you know you have been making this same point for the past five minutes, and you haven't given me an opportunity to say a word.
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