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What kind of businees is The Sumner Group? First greg was working for Galveston Industries, then suddenly we started to hear about a major corporation called the Sumner Group, what kind of corporation was it?
I think he bought and resold businesses making a profit in the process. Thats what I understand
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You're probably right. They used to talk about dealing with mergers and acquisitions but that never conveyed to me what they actually did.
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That's par for the course in soap-opera companies. Dallas was an exception to the rule as far as "what makes soap characters rich," since we knew they ran an oil company. Companies like The Sumner Group are purposely left indecipherable because it allows writers more leeway with storylines. Let's say you are hired to write an episode of "Falcon Crest" but don't know the wine business. It limits your ability to tell stories. When Greg runs some non-descript company with "The Richfield account" being talked about, no one knows what Richfield does or is, but it doesn't matter if you tell the story correctly.
One such company was "The Hudson Group" on "Another World". Michael Hudson was this rich guy who owned this off-screen mega-conglomerate, and yet never was seen at work, nor were we privy to what his company did...and it didn't really matter. The Hudson Group was a running joke among the show's fans; we used to write silly fan fiction about the Hudson Group being a front for everything from a national chain of bordellos to a sweatshop full of kids sewing cheap shoes.
Daniel, your post made me extremely happy! During all those years I thought I was just too stupid to understand what the Sumner Group is doing! LOL!
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