10 Things Only The Biggest Y&R Fan Would Know

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The Young and the Restless (Y&R) has been delighting daytime drama fans for over four decades now. There is the occasional viewer that may catch the show weekly or monthly, and then those die-hard fans who watch daily. Think you may be one of the biggest fans of the show? Put your knowledge to the test! Below are 10 things that only the biggest Y&R fan would know about the soap opera.

10. The Original Working Title

Most soap opera fans know that the Y&R title was created by William and Lee Bell, but what only the most avid viewers of the show aren’t aware of, is that the working title of the daytime drama was originally ‘The Innocent Years.’ The title was eventually changed to reflect the true mood and youth of the generation it was launched in. It’s a good thing because, over forty years later, not sure if ‘The Innocent Years’ would fly as a title to describe the residents of Genoa City.



9. Where Does Genoa City Come From?

When it comes to the Y&R, the world revolves around the fictional town of Genoa City. The Bells named the area after a real town called Genoa City in Wisconsin; however, the real one doesn’t hold a candle to the fictional setting. The Bells used the name after driving by it to reach their summer home in Lake Geneva from their then-home located in Chicago. It’s important to note that Genoa City is located in the state of Wisconsin, but does not mirror the real Genoa City that exists.

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