Happy 212th Birthday, Salem!

Everyone caught this very subtle moment at the end of the other day’s episode, yeah?

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As astute friend-of-the-blog RealWillMoore pointed out, maybe someone should let Kayla know — before she gets too deep into her planning for this grand event — that Salem already celebrated this event… 12 years ago.


Look at that sign in the background! “SALEM 200,” it says! And this was before that weird period where everyone in Salem was obsessed with race cars, so it actually does refer to a celebration of the town’s 200th birthday. Those blurry figures are Rex and Mimi, who got together in 2003, and this predates the Salem Serial Killer story, meaning that Dena Higley — the incoming co-head writer who is using this event as the centerpiece of the show’s 50th anniversary festivities — already wrote this event during her first tenure as head writer.

I’ll give Kayla a bit of a pass, since she wasn’t in Salem at the time, but you’d think Hope’s dumb ass would remember that she already attended this very event. Then again, she was very occupied at the time with selling her and her husband’s boat so they could buy an SUV and become bounty hunters, sooooo… maybe not.

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23 Comments on “Happy 212th Birthday, Salem!”

  1. Gavin Says:

    Wow, that really is sloppy. Those 2003 episodes were part of the show that was skipped over in Australia in an effort to catch up, so I would never have known – but that’s really not good enough.

  2. marypickford Says:

    Whoa, that is … really dumb. I heard the bicentennial was Ken Corday’s idea.

    I guess all the SORASing messes with the Salemites ability to do math!

  3. fluffysmom Says:

    Good grief! I had forgotten all about that. Maybe they could have gone with 225 years then. At least it wouldn’t have been going backwards.

  4. rustyspigot Says:

    Oy.They cab just blame it on the sewer gas for forgetting.

  5. Tony Says:

    I was like “o poop that’s gong to be the day they celebrate the 50th right ” but the fact they already did this is funny

  6. underyourwing Says:

    remind me not to waste my time watching all the flashbacks and hooey that day k?

  7. fluffysmom Says:

    I’d rather watch flashbacks than much of what’s currently onscreen.

  8. underyourwing Says:

    if someone would make a huge batch of pot donuts again i know the festivities will be a LOT more fun….

    • otherweb1 Says:

      Totally! I can’t remember if the pot donuts were pre or post Scott/Sweeny departure. But if they were post, then I’d say the donuts, along with Midol, have been the most compelling scenes since EJ and Sammy left!

  9. underyourwing Says:

    we’re fucked.

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