Fingerhut does Soaps

February 8, 2016

One of the things I like to keep track of is soap parodies. Recently Fingerhut has launched a series of commercials based on a soap opera, most closely they track with General Hospital, but the leading man’s eye lift  in “You Deserve More Than This” reminds us of “John Black” of Days of Our Lives.

She Needs a New Coffeemaker STAT! – A nurse and patient go over a patient’s casefile and discover she has “INeedANewOne-itis.”

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/AOTW/fingerhut-com-she-needs-a-new-coffee-maker

Breathless Hospital – A handsome surgeon breaks the news that the patient has “INeedANewOne-itis.”

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/AOfZ/fingerhut-com-breathless-hospital

You Deserve More Than This – A gorgeous couple discuss what they need while an eavesdropper listens. “It’s like I just woke from a bad dream.” – “No dear, that was the last episode.”

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/AO1R/fingerhut-com-you-deserve-much-more-than-this

 

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Set Visit 1977

February 7, 2016

Revisit the Guiding Light set back in 1977.

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Join us for a visit to the Guiding Light set courtesy of the January 1977 issue of Soap Opera Digest:

http://fnaf.net/classicsod/?p=1831

Find photos of Stephen Yates (Ben McFerron, Hope’s sometime fiance who ends up in a huge legal mess), Robin Mattson (Hope Bauer, Mike’s daughter, Ed’s niece, Michelle’s cousin), Millette Alexander (Dr. Sarah Werner- who I still don’t really remember although I’m learning a lot of her story), Don Stewart (Mike “Awesome Sauce” Bauer – who needs no introduction), Fran Myers (Peggy Fletcher Thorpe), Stefan Schnabel (Dr. Stephen Jackson, Rick’s grandfather, Ed’s mentor), Tony Call (Dr. Joe Werner, Sarah Werner’s husband), Jordan Clarke (Dr. Tim Ryan, his character before Billy Lewis who romanced Rita Stapleton’s little sister), Thomas O’Rourke (Dr. Justin Marler, acting nothing like the Justin I loved later), Jane Grey (Evie Stapleton, Rita’s little sister), and Michael Zaslow (Roger Thorpe).

Find more Guiding Light from Soap Opera…

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Lighthouse Barn Quilts

February 4, 2016

I haven’t done many of these lately, but I created WSPR news reports both flashing back and reporting what may be going on now. This is one of the favorite ones I completely. Check it out!

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Another current report from Springfield coming from Sharon Scott of WSPR. This time Blake Marler, still involved with Frank and managing Company, has come up with a new idea to promote Springfield. Blake and Frank, along with Jason, Kevin, and Clarissa (who didn’t evaporate after all) went on an antiquing jaunt over to Iowa. There they ran into a bunch of barn quilt projects (which while the exist all across the country are particularly common in Iowa) and found a lighthouse quilt (which actually popped up in my image search when I was looking for lighthouses and I totally love it – clearly it’s an art quilt & not an antique one, but what would Blake know about quilts anyway?). She organized a community wide barn quilt program with quilt squares being put up all around Springfield with a lighthouse theme in the hope that tourists will follow the “lighthouse…

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Rebecca Budig Gives Peter Simon a Shout Out

February 3, 2016

Today Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3, part of the Messe pairing) gave a shout out to her TV dad Peter Simon (Dr. Ed Bauer)

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Glad to see she remembers the Bauers. ♥

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Laura Wright Talks Paul Anthony Stewart

February 1, 2016

Early DannyIn the December 14, 2015 issue of Soap Opera Digest they examine how co-stars who stay with the show deal with castmates leaving “All By Myself: How Actors Deal With Co-Star Exits.” One of the people they talk to is Laura Wright (Cassie Layne #1, Reva’s long lost sister). She talks about two Guiding Light instances of when a castmate left, Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) who left her on Loving and Bradley Cole (Prince Richard Winslow) who left her on Guiding Light.

Laura Wright has had to mourn a co-star loss on each of the three soaps she’s been on. “When I first had to deal with it was when Paul Anthony Stewart left Loving [as Casey to her Ally],” she says, “I lost 10 pounds. I felt like someone had really died. That was REALLY hard for me. I didn’t know anything about those feelings at the time, you know? I was a child and I was so close to him and then he was gone. And they killed him off, so I played all the death stuff, and I had a really hard time with that. And I had my first real struggle with losing a daily partner when Bradley Cole left Guiding Light [he played Richard; she played Cassie]. Like two days after he left, they called us to set to do something and I was like, “Where’s my partner? Where’s the person I go to the set with and do things with?” That one was really hard. When they write these death scenes and funeral scenes so realistically it’s like, ‘Jeez.’ It kills me. Your body doesn’t not know the difference. You put yourself through a trauma…..It’s a weird thing you know? They’re not really your husband, but you work in this distended reality and so you really have to keep yourself in check.” 

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Danny’s Demons By Amy

February 1, 2016

Archived Links

“Danny’s Demons” – Danny cries out in frustration while he is trying to find his mother’s killer.
http://web.archive.org/web/20020317222838/http://www.geocities.com/manny_fan_fiction/Amy/standalones/amydemon.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20000307070516/www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Set/5647

Full Text

Republisher’s Note: A nice introspective one off.

Author’s Note: Disclaimer: Wish I owned these characters, but I don’t.

This story takes place as Danny walks along the beach. He ends up at the place where Mick died, and where he almost killed Michelle. It is written from Danny’s point of view. He has just been to see Michelle at the Bauer house, and again promised her that once he finds the person who tried to hurt his mother, he’ll be back by her side.

Danny’s Demons By Amy

Who do I think I am? What right do I have to expect anything from her? Much less to expect that she’ll wait around for me while I take care of my family’s dirty business. She is pure and clean – everything I’ve ever wanted to be. Everything I’ll never be. I’ll never be worthy of her. I should just cut her loose, let her go. But how can I? I tried that, twice before, and she came back to me. God she is so stubborn, and I love that about her. Hell, I love everything about her. What is it that she loves about me?

Looking at her today almost killed me. There she was, this perfect creature, giving me a love that I will never deserve, saying she’ll be there when my business is finished. I hate putting her through this. I hate dragging her through the ugly mess of my life and my family. She has had nothing but hurt and disappointment from my family. First there was Mick. Mick, my big brother. I know what a jerk he could be. I know how violent he was. And he tried to hurt her, to rape her. Damn it Mick, if you were still around I’d strangle you myself. Then there’s me, nosing around in her life, stirring up trouble, ruining everything she had. And Mama, could she do anything more to make Michelle miserable? Don’t even think that – I know what she’s capable of, too.

There it is – the place it all started.  I couldn’t do it, though, because even then I loved her. But I never imagined that she’d ever feel anything thing but disgust for me, even after I spared her life. My life has spun out of control since that moment, when I decided I could not take her life. If I could go back, would I change things? Hell no! Even if I never lay eyes on her again, I have known real love. I have felt love for another human being – a love for which I want nothing in return. And she has loved me. My life will never be the same.

But that’s not all that happened here. Mick tried to rape her here, and he almost succeeded. The thought of his hands on her body makes me sick. Do I really think I’m any better? Trying to manipulate her into my bed the way I did during our marriage? I couldn’t help myself, I loved her so much. Thank God she never gave in to me. I would never be able to forgive myself if I’d made love to her, knowing her heart wasn’t in it. I don’t want to be my brother.

(He was talking out loud now) “God, if You’re listening to me, please find a way to bring us together. I know I have no right to ask you for anything, considering my life. But I want to change. Michelle’s love has proven to me that there is good in me. I want to make up for the pain my family and I have caused her. But I don’t know how to untangle this nasty web. I just know that I love her.”

“Make me worthy of her.”

(Louder) “Make me worthy of her!”

(Yelling now) “I don’t want to be my brother! I don’t want to be like Mick!”

“I will not be my brother! I will not be like Mick!”

(At the top of his voice) “I WILL be the man you deserve, Michelle!”

With that, Danny collapsed on the sand. He hadn’t seen Michelle standing there, out of site, while he gave his lonely soliloquy.

He was only aware of her presence when she touched his hair. He looked up and saw her standing there. He couldn’t breathe.

She dropped to her knees in the sand, to face him, and whispered to him, “You already are, Danny. You already are.”

Salerno Before and After

January 31, 2016

Revisiting a classic post from my series of Before and After where an actor was on the show in a bit part and returned in a larger one.

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Often Guiding Light would try out an actor in a small part and then bringing him or her back in a larger part some time later. I’m going to start a few posts showing clips of these actors before and after.

My second entry is the man who played mob boss Vinnie Salerno. Salerno was played by John Fiore, best known today for a supporting role in Meet the Parents.  Back in 1997, Fiore played the prison guard who tried to coerce Abby Blume Bauer (then wrongly imprisoned for the murder of Roy Meecham) into sleeping with him and generally was abusive and corrupt.  Abby and Salena Davis organized the women inmates to make a stand against him which lead to his exposure. Fiore returned to Guiding Light in 2003 as Vinnie Salerno. (See the character description below.)

Find out about Fiore‘s other roles here:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0278468

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Reconnecting by Leslie

January 30, 2016

To make it easier to direct people to this story I put all the chapter links in a single post. This is a fic that I rescued and have republished. It’s from the Continued Storyline section, but is another one that possibly should be under making love. The author declares in NC-14.

Manny go down on bed

Reconnecting by Leslie

“Reconnecting” – Theresa’s taunts about Danny rattled Michelle more than she let on, so she goes out of her way to make sure he’s satisfied in their marriage. ;-)

Chapters

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/reconnecting-by-leslie-chapter-1 (Chapter 1)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/reconnecting-by-leslie-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/reconnecting-by-leslie-chapter-3 (Chapter 3)

Archived Links Version

http://web.archive.org/web/20021012162259/www.geocities.com/mannyfictionaddiction Click on Titles
http://stenzmania.yuku.com/topic/1023/t/Leslie-Reconnecting-NC-17.html

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

ATWT DVD Directory Update 2

January 28, 2016

I’m so sorry Soap Classics is no longer making these DVDs, but you can still find them on Ebay. Here’s the episode list.

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Updating the directory since the new release, here is a directory of the episodes offered on the Soap Classics As the World Turns DVD sets (the more we buy, the more they offer), I’ve constructed a chart of the episodes available for purchase so far in date order. I’ve also added the day of the week the episode originally aired to help set it up better.

  • Set 1 is the original sampler set.
  • Set 2 is Christmas in Oakdale.
  • Set 3 is the CarJack Collection.
  • Set 4 is Linden Collection.
  • Set 5 is Farewell to Oakdale (last 10 episodes), available with copy of shooting script.
  • Set 6 is The James Stenbeck Story.
  • Set 7 is The Wedding of Bob and Kim.

The  number I’m giving to help you on the chart is to find each episode is by set, by disc number within set, and episode on disc, plus the…

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Escondido by Not Sew

January 28, 2016

To make it easier to direct people to this story I put all the chapter links in a single post. This is a fic that I rescued and have republished. It’s from the College section, but could easily go in Making Love division.

Michelle and Danny on I am a Man speech

Escondido by Not Sew

“Escondido” – Michelle can’t keep her mind off Prof. Danny and when he invites her up to his office she thinks it’s a fantasy come true. ;-)

Chapters

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/escondido-by-not-sew-chapter-1 (Chapter 1)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/escondido-by-not-sew-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/escondido-by-not-sew-chapter-3 (Chapter 3)

Archived Links

http://stenzmania.yuku.com/topic/1024/t/Not-Sew-Escondido-R.html

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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