There is not a Young and the Restless (Y&R) fan out there that doesn’t get excited when they hear that sad piano tune-intro blare out of their television set. It sparks a certain feeling for audiences of the show, as they know they’re about to experience an entertaining and drama-filled hour. While every Y&R episode can’t be epic, there have been some pretty memorable moments over the 40-plus years that the show has been on the air. Below are some of the Y&R’s most iconic moments.
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13. Katherine’s Facelift
Katherine’s facelift storyline was a very controversial one for its time, as it detailed the real-life journey that actress Jeanne Cooper was going through. While everyone has their own opinion on arc (and whether or not the show should’ve covered it), the moment in 1984 when Katherine eyes herself, post-surgery, in a hospital bed through a handheld mirror is simply iconic.