The soap opera Generations is a little before my time, but we need more shows like this on television now. Imagine how great the new Melrose Place could be if the actors committed like this!
The famous catfight between Doreen Jackson (Jonelle Allen) and Maya Reubens (Vivica A. Fox) on the soap opera Generations. This clip also features Kristoff St. John as Adam Marshall.
(Thanks to veg for the tip!)