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BEST FANTASY


MASON GOES TO HEAVEN, SANTA BARBARA
After being shot, Mason Capwell was on the operating table and dreamed that he went to heaven. Joan Crawford was God's receptionist and she was Mason's personal Cloud Nine tour guide. Mason recalled Crawford's face from a movie he'd seen... was it Mommie Dearest? "That was Faye Dunaway," snorted Joan derisively. This fantasy sequence had all the elements that has distinguished this soap as the one willing to try anything once: a wild concept, pricless dialogue and witty performances (especially by the brazen Joe Marinelli as Joan and NBC programming executive Brian Frons as God). Topped off with SB's usual luscious set design (everything in God's antechamber was white and Cloud Nine was appropriately wispy), Mason's trip to the Beyond made for one of the more memorable fantasy sequences seen on daytime.
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