Is there anyone who hasn't clamored for the opportunity to appear on The Bold and the Beautiful? Judging from the list of celebrities who have made special guest appearances on the CBS soap opera, we'd say the answer is a big fat no! With so many beloved stars popping in for a little B&B playtime, the show has decided to dedicate its next theme week to episodes featuring some of the soap's most memorable special guest stars.
Get ready to relive some fantastic moments with Bob Barker, Betty White (ex-Ann Forrester), Gina Rodriguez (ex-Beverly), Usher, and the Los Angeles Dodgers' Kiké Hernandez -- episode descriptions below -- and don't forget to let us know what you think in the Comments section at the end of the article.
Monday, May 25
Rick (Jacob Young) rallies an influential friend, Los Angeles Dodger Kiké Hernandez, to assist him in making one of his wife Maya's (Karla Mosley) life-long dreams come true. Shot on location at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, when Karla Mosley actually performed as Maya, singing the national anthem before a game. The episode originally aired September 12, 2016.
Tuesday, May 26
C.J. (Mick Cain) becomes jealous when Amber (Adrienne Frantz) invites her new friend, Raymond (Grammy Award winner Usher), to perform an original song at Insomnia. Though Amber is pleased, C.J. is chagrined when Raymond dedicates his song to her. Meanwhile, Lauren (Tracey Bregman) gleefully tells Sally (Darlene Conley) that Eric (original cast member John McCook) and Stephanie (Susan Flannery) are history. The episode originally aired June 11, 1998.
Wednesday, May 27
Stephanie (Flannery) is angry with Ann (Betty White) when she finds out Ann isn't looking for her own house. Ann admits she wants to stay in the Forrester guesthouse because she wants to be a part of the family. Stephanie is upset and wants to send her back to Chicago, but Eric (McCook) refuses. Pam (Alley Mills) gives Eric the comfort that Stephanie denies him, leading Ann to believe that Eric's relationship with Pam is the reason he wants them to stay in Los Angeles. The episode originally aired February 27, 2007.
Thursday, May 28
Intern and aspiring fashion designer Beverly (played by Gina Rodriguez in her first role) stands her ground when Forrester Creations designer Amber (Frantz) issues her a "friendly warning" to stay away from Rick (Jacob Young). In Cabo, Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) urges Thomas (then played by Adam Gregory) to commit to Hope (then played by Kim Matula) while trying to keep Liam (Scott Clifton) from finding out that Hope is staying at the same resort. The episode originally aired December 28, 2011.
Friday, May 29
After his meeting with Bob Barker (Barker, playing himself), Liam (Clifton) interrupts a contentious exchange with his brother, Wyatt (Darin Brooks). Wyatt follows Liam, determined to continue their argument, and makes a negative first impression on Barker. In return, Barker leaves a lasting impression on Wyatt when, in an homage to his role in Happy Gilmore, he punches Wyatt as Liam watches in amusement. Just shy of his 90th birthday, Barker did not use a stunt double. The episode originally aired August 28, 2014.
As Soap Central previously reported, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful have been airing classic episodes due to the coronavirus pandemic. With both shows having aired the last of their new, pre-COVID-19-filmed episodes, they've been bringing fans theme weeks filled with throwback episodes featuring long-lost cherished characters, epic adventures, and classic moments.
B&B's first theme week began on Monday, April 27, and was dedicated to some of the soap's most luxurious location shoots. Its second theme week kicked off on Monday, May 4, and celebrated some of its most epic weddings. It's third week began on Monday, May 11, and celebrated some of the show's best fashion moments, while its fourth week started on May 18 and was dedicated to original character Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang).
Soap Central will be providing recaps for all of the classic episodes that aired before the Internet Age, and you can read them in our Daily Recaps Archives. That's also the place to check out recaps for any soap opera episode that has aired between 1991 and the present day.
What do you think about B&B airing a week of celebrity guest star episodes? Which episode are you most looking forward to watching? What themes would you like to see the soap opera air in the future? We want to hear from you -- and there are many ways you can share your thoughts.