Happy birthday today to Mr. Brian Mattocks. No, he didn’t have a bit part as a Sunny, nor was he a grip behind the scenes on Soap. No, Brian was the very first person to join the Soap book’s Facebook page back in the day. For weeks on end it was just me, my then-fiance Pamela, and Brian hanging out online, occasionally wondering if it would always be the three of us.
Brian is also famous here at Soap Nostalgia Central for frequently trying to will Season 5 of Soap into existence, no matter how many times he’s reminded that Susan Harris and Co. have said on multiple occasions they had no idea how Jessica was going to escape that firing squad. For his steadfast optimism in the face of the facts and his been-there-from-the-beginning loyalty to this project, we say happy birthday Brian!