Ask 100 fans of the long-running soap ALL MY CHILDREN — which airs its final episode on ABC this afternoon before relocating to the Internet in January 2012 — to name their favorite moment, and you’re likely to get at least 97 different responses. But here are our five favorite storylines, in no particular order. Check ’em out, then go to the comment section and tell us yours!
Phoebe Tyler pretends to be paralyzed in order to prevent hubby Charles from leaving her for Mona Kane, the mother of the infamous Erica Kane.
A jealous suitor’s attempt to steal Jenny Gardner away from her true love, Greg Nelson, takes a tragic turn when the brunette beauty (played by ARMY WIVES’ Kim Delaney) dies on a rigged-to-blow jet ski!
Palmer Cortlandt does everything in his power to keep naïve daughter Nina from being with dashing Dr. Cliff Warner. A highlight? The revelation that her gal pal “Monique” is actually her not-as-dead-as-believed mom, Daisy… and Palmer’s maid, Myra, is Nina’s grandma!
Tad Martin earns his nickname “Tad the Cad” by sleeping with vixen Liza Colby… and her mom, Marian, who was a cougar long before cougars were cool!
In a stunningly complex story spanning both AMC and ONE LIFE TO LIVE, gal pals Babe and Bianca go into labor at the same time and are the victims of a double baby switch. Babe’s child is given to OLTL’s Kelly (whose own newborn had died), while Bianca is left to believe that her own child (now being raised by an oblivious-at-first Babe) is dead. The story became controversial after Babe, realizing the truth, opted to allow Bianca to believe her child dead for many months.