On it's last day of airing on the ABC television network daytime line up, One Life to Live, the 44 year old soap opera that launched the careers of Judith Light, Nathan Fillion, Laurence Fishburne and Tommy Lee Jones, the twitterverse was buzzing.
Actors, journalists and fans were all tweeting their #oltl thoughts, feelings and memories. #olt trended worldwide for 25 minutes during the eastcoast broadcast of the show, and again in LA during the westcoast airing.
Here's some of what everyone was saying...
Cady McClain (Dixie, All My Children): " Isn't it great to see Roger Howarth on TV again? I'd watch him read the phone book. @OLTL." And "Thank you #OLTL for all these happy endings." And "Goodbye OLTL. It was great to know you."
Chrishell Strause (Amanda, All My Children): "All my love to the fans & actors of #OLTL Today will be a tough day. Thank u #AgnesNixon for all you've given us!”
Melissa Claire Egan (ex Annie, All My Children) to Chrishell Strause: "Well said!"
Robin Strasser (Dorian, One Life to Live) "So GRATEFUL to have been part of a show I loved, worked with people I loved, and especially grateful for the love our fan/friends gave us."
Jamey Giddens: "Last scene of #OLTL should be Jerry VerDorn waking up in bed with Elizabeth Kiefer. "Ross, what on Earth were u dreaming about?"
We Love Soaps TV: "If ABC shows commercials for those awful replacement shows, don't type their names so they won't trend #oltl"
Shenell Edmonds (Destiny, One Life to Live): "#OLTL watching the final epi with cast and crew! We just erupted at Sean Ringgold (Shaun, One Life to Live) Nexium commercial." And "Final episode of #OLTL. So grateful to have been part of this for nearly 3 years. Todays's scene was something totally new for me."
Kristen Alderson (Starr, One Life to Live): "Cannot believe today, LAST EPISODE of #OLTL ! It was more than where I worked,it was home...with an amazing family.Thank u Llanview & fans."
Christian Le Blanc (Michael, The Young and the Restless): "JOB WELL DONE!! THANK YOU "ONE LIFE TO LIVE"!!!! What a glorious cast and crew!! Many, many thanks!
Kassie DePaiva (Blair, One Life to Live): "We live on in Port Charles. Goodbye Llanview!!! #OLTL"
Michele Val Jean: (writer, Bold and the Beautiful, GH) "Horrible day for soap lovers as we say goodbye to #OLTL. Still can't believe it's happening."
SpinsVixenella to Michele ValJean: "I can't process it, either."
Aiden Turner (ex Aidan, All My Children): "I agree," to Chrishell Strause's "All my love to the fans & actors of #OLTL Today will be a tough day. Thank u #AgnesNixon for all you've given us!"
gmgst16 Greg: "RT @b_dawg60: Cancelling #OLTL was one of the worst mistakes EVER in the history of Daytime television."
General Hospital Wub: "IF @ABC payed ANY ATTENTION to this SOAP like this DURING IT'S RUN it would still be on!! WTF! WHy weren't they on #theview sooner? #OLTL"
Nelson Branco: "#OLTL has never been no.1 in the ratings, and if it could finally achieve that today, it would be poetic justice!"
Tika Sumpter (Layla, One Life to Live): "Morning love bugs. Today is the last episode of #OLTL. Glad I was a part of of it. #laylawilliamson (my first contract role). Grateful."
TheLipstickContessa: "Viki's Speech - #OLTL: youtu.be/CcuT2iHGemk
boldinsider: "#OneLifetoLive… You will be SINCERELY missed!"
Kris: "After 43 years, today we bid farewell and give a hearty THANKS to One Life To Live.:( Good luck to the cast and crew!U'll b missed! #OLTL"
James Reynolds: (Abe, Days of our Lives) "One Life To Live we will miss you. You make us proud to share the world of daytime drama with you."
ScottyB: "One Life to Live" trended WORLDWIDE for 25 minutes today! bit.ly/iPAiZ3 #OLTL"
Mattie Avis: "SICK of ads during #OLTL promoting Revol. It's like praising a murderer at the funeral of victim."
TeamGeneralHospital: "Still trying to process that One Life To Live is over! In tears! #OLTL"
Matt Mitovich to Bree Williamson (Jessica) and Melissa Archer (Natalie): "Damn, ladies. You're killing me here."
Jamey Giddens: "Now THAT was a f____g finale! Brava, Frank, Ron, cast and crew of daytime's BEST soap! #OLTL"
...and yours truly, Linda Marshall-Smith (Soapdom.com): " #oltl. So long old friend. Till we meet again."
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