Susan Lucci Gives Poorly Timed "Erica Kane Makeovers"


The Gods of Daytime Syndication must have been laughing yesterday when a pre-taped segment on the Nate Berkus Show giving makeovers to the All My Children-obsessed aired just hours after news of the show’s cancellation broke.

Watch the clip and you’ll manage to feel badly for everyone involved: for Susan Lucci’s not-yet-won Daytime Emmy awards, for All My Children’s now-unemployed costume designer, for the ladies who idolized Erica Kane, and for Nate Berkus — who likely gave himself the ol’ face-palm when he realized one of his small talk-show’s “bigger” episodes was going to air on a very bad day.

On less cringe-y notes, Kelly Ripa took a moment on Live! this morning to discuss her own disdain about the show being canceled. She started her run on the soap at the tender age of 19, essentially growing up on set. She met her husband on the show (who she married both on and off screen) and only left the show once she was offered Kathie Lee’s old chair next to Regis. At least Kelly made a career out of it — the rest of us are left with a void in the 1pm timeslot of our hearts.

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