Need a Smile?

July 27, 2016

Sometimes you just need a smile. Spauldingfield shares a collection of happy and funny clips through the years. Be sure to watch all the way through and see Alexandra Spaulding in full evening gown regalia bowling. Take a break and relax in Springfield.

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.

Did Carmen Cheat Death Again Aug 3 6 2001

July 26, 2016

Fri., August 3, 2001 – At Company: Rick, Michelle and Danny are about to go in when Danny tells them that he has lost his appetite. They are all upset about the judge not declaring a mistrial but Rick thinks it may be best; the jury has to have serious doubts with all the tainted evidence in the case. Danny reminds Rick that he did admit to killing his mother on the stand. Michelle tells Danny that she has been thinking about it and the more she thinks the more she comes to the same conclusion. Michelle thinks they need one more break like realizing the body was a fake. A bell goes off in Michelle’s head as she thinks about faking the body. She points out the body that was pulled out of the water was weighted down with chains, just like his mother’s body. Only someone who was there that night would know that detail. How could Gus have found out? Danny thinks someone saw them. Michelle thinks there might be more to it. The only reason she can think of for someone to go to all the trouble of creating that fake body is if the real body wasn’t there. The only person with any reason to set this up is Carmen herself. Maybe Carmen is behind all of this? Danny says Carmen is dead. Her body was cold when he put it into the water. He tells her that they are both just stressed but his mother cannot hurt them anymore. Danny tells Michelle that he has to swing by the courthouse for some papers and asks if she wants to go along. She tells her that she needs to get back to relieve Meta from babysitting. Danny leaves and Michele calls and asks Meta if she can sit with Robbie a bit longer. Rick is sitting at a table still in thought when Danny comes in. He asks if Rick has seen Michelle. She had told him that she was going home to relieve Meta of babysitting but when he called Meta told him that Michelle called to extend her time. Now, Michelle isn’t answering her cell phone. At the Docks: Michelle gets to the docks and looks around. She sits down rethinking through the night and looking for clues. She wonders if Carmen is in the lake somewhere or not. She thinks she may be overreacting and gets up to leave. When she turns, she runs into someone who had been watching her.

Mon., Aug. 6, 2001 – At the Docks: The man that came upon Michelle tells her that he is a fisherman named Pete and he is there everyday and every night. She asks him about the day last year and he tells her he remembers it because something strange happened that night. He tells her he heard a shot and when he finally made his way over in his row boat he saw something floating over to the shore and then two men dressed in black drug it out of the lake and placed it in the back of their car, then they left like nothing ever happened. Michelle believes the men pulled Carmen out of the lake. Ross tells Danny that he could very well be sent to prison and he thinks he should at least entertain the thought of a plea bargain, ten to twelve for manslaughter. Danny can’t think of that without talking it over with Michelle. He cannot imagine losing that much time with his son. Ross tells him that if he doesn’t take the deal, he may never get to see Robbie again. Ross reminds him that he has two things going against him. He killed his mother and he is a Santos. Juries are strange and those two things may be all they need. Danny tells him he will discuss it with his wife. Ross asks if he has heard from Gus and Danny tells him he hasn’t. Ross says he may come by to get even, he showed up at Ross’ house that morning trying to cause trouble. He still isn’t quite sure why Gus hasn’t admitted to faking the body and dental records when he has admitted to everything else. Danny thinks about what Michelle told him about Carmen possibly being behind everything. Ross leaves and Danny can’t believe she may be right. He goes to Rick and tells him he has to talk to him. He tells him about Michelle’s theory and why he thinks it is possible but he doesn’t want to encourage or scare Michelle just yet. Meanwhile, outside Company, Michelle tells Frank her thoughts and why she doesn’t want to tell Danny just yet. They both are thinking the same thing and both not telling each other because they want to protect the other. Meanwhile, Frank and Rick both think it is impossible. Michelle leaves to go see Claire and Danny calls Tony and asks him for his help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2w9fVgBPlk (Part 1) (Part 2 below)

My Comments: I love this look on Danny when he’s standing outside Company. The sunglasses are amazing. Michelle’s outfit is truly cute too. And here we are a sticky point when Michelle brings up Carmen. This is all too sensitive a subject for Danny. Of course he doesn’t want to have killed his mother. He doesn’t want to think about what happened, but the LAST time Michelle said Carmen was behind something she was AND the time before that AND the time before that AND the time before that. You’d think Danny would have learned to say OK, it’s probably Carmen let’s see. This is one of the problems that Manny have to work through this keeping things from each other even to protect each other it never goes well. Whenever they don’t tell each other everything, even something that they think is protecting the other, bad things happen. I had recently given the writers a round of applause for the excellent red herring work on Gus Aitoro’s real identity. This is another excellent series of red herrings. It’s great writing.

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.

Peek at Baby Michelle

July 25, 2016

Michelle’s babyhood was contentious. She was the product of grief sex between Claire Ramsey and Ed Bauer when they thought Fletcher Reade and Maureen Bauer had been killed in a terrorist attack. Luckily they were wrong, but they covered up their mistake for the sake of their relationships. Eventually everyone figured out what happened. Fletcher dumped Claire and broke Claire and my heart. Maureen was hurt, but stood with Ed and took on a lot of the childcare of Michelle right from the beginning.

I had adored Claire when she was with Fletcher, but honestly she was broken and frankly Michelle was not safe in her care. That said this particular clip shows a nice bit when Claire is taking care of Michelle on her own. Michelle is a happy baby on a rocking horse and I thought everyone here would enjoy it.

The scene takes place in the garage apartment at the Bauer House. Claire lived there at the time and had moved in again in 2001 until she moved in with Alan.

I was a Michelle fan from the very beginning so I was delighted to find this happy little peek at Baby Michelle.

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.

David Grant

July 24, 2016

Revisiting David Grant.

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David Grant – During David Grant’s initial run from 1992-1996, he was the black sheep of the Grant family, determined to clear his name and make his father proud of him. His sister was TV reporter Gilly Grant. His father was Dr. Charles Grant who eventually became chief administrator at Cedars. His mother was social climber Vivian Grant. During his first residency in Springfield, he’d served time for a crime he committed and was tried for a murder he did not commit. He was well liked in the community and was especially close to Bridget Reardon, Lucy Cooper Spaulding, and Buzz Cooper. His best known storyline during this time was his star crossed romance with Kat Speakes which brought him in conflict with her father Hampton Speakes, Billy Lewis’s best friend during his football heyday, who also married David’s sister Gilly.

David returned in 1998, but never really found a…

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Will There Be a Mistrial August 2 2001

July 22, 2016

Thurs., Aug. 2, 2001 – At the Bauer House: Danny and Michelle are still celebrating. We start with a just terriffic walk through of the Bauer kitchen. You want to see the Bauer kitchen in the early 2000s this is probably your best bet. Danny is singing he’s so happy as they work together to make breakfast. They discuss the case and that it’s likely Aitoro will be fired.

Danny: “…I feel like I can breathe again. Like I don’t have a million fingers pointing at me. Like I can make love to my wife.[breaks off kissing her]…I even slept last night.”

Michelle: Laughs “No you didn’t.” Kisses and laughter continue.

Danny: “I LOVE this counter.”

Michelle is pleased Danny is in a happy and optimistic mood. They read the newspaper together and the headlines say that the feds are embarrassed by tainted evidence in the Santos case. The article goes on to say that the feds will not retry the case if it there is a mistrial. It also states that they will not pursue any charges against Michelle. Danny is happy that Michelle is cleared at least. Michelle thinks after it is all over they should take Robbie on his first vacation to celebrate. Danny thinks Robbie wouldn’t remember the vacation, so they should take the vacation themselves, alone. Danny: “We can rent a boat and sail the Caribbean. We could go to Hawaii. You always wanted to go to Hawaii.” Michelle wonders who would tend to Robbie. Danny thinks Meta would do it. Just then Meta and Claire come in and Claire tells them that she would love to watch Robbie. Michelle tells Claire to go home. Claire understands that Michelle is still angry but she insists the only reason she talked to the feds was because she wanted to protect Michelle. She congratulate them exposing Gus. Claire says if the judge rules it a mistrial Danny will be free too. Michelle didn’t believe her sincerity but Claire insists she wants Danny to be free. She tells Michelle that Gus was on a mission and no one could stand in his way. Meta isn’t impressed. Claire asks Michelle for a chance to make things right. She wants to babysit for Robbie. Michelle isn’t ready for that and Danny tells her they are trying to start over. Claire thinks that Danny might want to try a new career and offers to set up a meeting with him and Alan. Meta tells Claire that Danny doesn’t need her or Alan and Danny says he doesn’t want to talk to Alan. Michelle says they will pass on the offer. Claire says the truth is she wants to be part of Michelle’s life. She has made horrible mistakes and seems to keep making them. Nothing has been right since she gave her up as a baby but that shouldn’t stop Danny from at least talk to Alan. Claire thinks Danny could start a new life for his wife and son. She wonders if someone else made the offer would they not consider it? She offers again to set up a meeting with Danny and Alan and Danny finally agrees to meet with him. Michelle is humming their theme song when Danny comes back down. Danny kisses her and tells her he is glad she’s happy. He tells Michelle that he told Claire he would meet with Alan to get rid of her but he thinks he will really meet with him and see what he says. Ross arrives and Michelle asks him if he saw the newspaper. Ross says the judge ruled against a mistrial and now the jury has to decide if what Danny did was justifiable. Michelle and Danny are disappointed.

My Comments: I truly enjoy this episode the morning after the counter encounter is almost as good as it is. Danny is just SO dang happy it makes you smile. The fact that he’s actually singing. Michelle is humming with happiness. I think that this is how their everyday life would be. There’s a Springfield Journal. I’m still on a quest to get one of those. This one would be perfect if only it had a photo of them. It would still be close to perfect. In Claire’s defense, while I think Michelle is right I think Claire actually BELIEVES she did it for Michelle. This is a beginning of a turning point both for Claire and the Manny storyline.

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.

Calling All Fanfic Writers, Readers, and Collectors

July 21, 2016

I could update this, but really the only thing I’d do is add my signature block. I could use some help for Manny fanfic, either with writing or collecting. I hope I hear from you! Please share to the get the word out!

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I’ve updated the story index with brand new chapters, stories, summaries and links. Now I need your help to get enough for another update.

  • I’m looking for websites I’ve missed, including no longer working websites. I need the URLs to use the Internet Archive, so if you have old bookmarks or links I’d love to have them.
  • I’m looking for missing chapters of stories that I have listed and the stories I have listed as unavailable.
  • I’m hoping that some fanfic writers will be willing to re-post old chapters or stories that are missing. Please if you’ve already written the stories, keep them out there. If you want space provided to publish them, I’d be glad to provide it.
  • If you were a fanfic writer, but no longer have copies of the stories, I’d like you to send me permission to republish them on the web if I can get…

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Go Fish by Kellie

July 21, 2016

Republisher’s Note: Here is a story I haven’t republished before. It’s a nice character piece story, but it’s definitely part of the Making Love category. Before they have Robbie, Michelle and Danny are babysitting the Bloss twins, Kevin and Jason, and Clarissa.

Author’s Note: This story is NC-17.

Go Fish by Kellie

Michelle came down the stairs and collapsed on the sofa. “I can’t believe how hard it is to get Kevin and Jason settled in bed. Before one I could get one situated, the other would ask for something else…water, to use the bathroom, read another story. I understand now why Blake and Ross needed a night away from the children. How’d you do with Clarissa?”

“She’s sound asleep, but I still think you got the better end of that deal,” Danny replied.

“How do you figure that?”

“After you took Jason and Kevin up for baths, Clarissa had a dirty diaper.”

“My heart bleeds for you, darling. One dirty diaper versus two rambunctious boys in the bath tub. I think I’ll take diapers any day.”

“Let me write that one down for future reference when we have our own kids,” Danny laughed.

Michelle shook her head, unable to think of an appropriate comeback. She stood and began picking up the toys that were scattered across the room. “Blake brought enough toys to outfit a toy store,” she commented.

Danny stood and began to help Michelle put the toys back in the laundry basket Ross had used to lug the pile into the house. She finally sat down on the floor and started gathering up the set of Go Fish cards Kevin and Jason had spread across the coffee table. Danny took a seat on the sofa across from her and began to help gather up the cards. “Go Fish, it’s been a long time since I played that game,” he remarked.

“Yeah, I always beat Rick when he’d play me,” she remembered.

“You’re looking at the Go Fish champion,” he replied.

“Oh, really?”

“Yeah, I bet I could beat you.”

“Sounding awfully confident, Mr. Santos.”

“I know I could win, hands down.”

“Why don’t we just see about that?” she purred.

“Is that a challenge?”

“Absolutely. Are you game?”

“On one condition.”

“What would that be?”

“To make the game a little more interesting, every time you have to give me a card I ask for, you also remove an article of clothing.”

Michelle arched an eyebrow as she said, “Your mind is in the gutter, Santos.”

“Yeah, and you love me anyhow.”

“You shuffle the cards while I go check and make sure the twins are asleep,” she replied as she shook her head.

Danny watched as Michelle quickly slipped up the stairs. When she returned, she moved the baby monitor to the coffee table. “Kevin and Jason are out cold. They look like angels when they sleep, you’d never know they were such a handful when they’re awake. Clarissa is sound asleep, too. You did a good job getting her settled.”

“Of course.” Danny replied as he dealt the cards.

Michelle looked at her hand. She quickly pulled out a matching set within her hand. “Okay, who’s going first?”

“I dealt, you go first,” Danny replied.

“Do you have a swordfish?”

“Go fish,” he replied.

Michelle reached out and pulled a card from the stack in the center and added it to her hand since there were no matches.

“Do you have a marlin?”

Michelle arched her eyebrow as she pulled the card from her hand and passed it to Danny. “And the clothing…”

Michelle reached down and took her tennis shoes off and passed them to Danny. Laying his cards face down, he held his nose with one hand as he took the shoes.

“Danny, my shoes don’t smell!” she remarked as she crossed her arms.

“Michelle, it’s just a joke. I’d gladly take your shoes, even if they did smell.”

She shook her head as they continued the game. Soon, Michelle had taken everything but Danny’s boxers and she was left sitting in her bra and panties. It was Danny’s turn. Michelle sat in anticipation as he said, “I’ll take a flounder and your bra.”

“You’re mighty sure of yourself,” she replied.

“Quit stalling, give me the card and your bra,” he said.

“How can you be so sure I have it?”

“Because you would have taken great pleasure in telling me to Go Fish if you didn’t.”

“If you want it, you have to come get it,” she sing songed as she stuck the card under the back clasp of her bra. Danny rose to his feet and walked around the table. Michelle stood and began to back away from him. He reached out and rested his hands on her hips as he pulled her closer and buried his head in her reddish brown hair. His hands moved up to the clasp and he grabbed the card, “Got it, now what shall I do about this bra?” he whispered in her ear as he unhooked the clasp. He pulled away momentarily and watched as she dropped the straps down her arms and the peach, lace bra fell to the floor.

“Your turn,” he said as he pulled her closer.

“Forget the game”, she said as she caressed his erection with her hand while dropping to her knees. She slipped her fingers underneath the elastic waistband of the paisley silk boxers and pulled them to the floor. Returning her hands to his penis, she guided it into her mouth and began to pleasure him.

“Michelle…” he moaned as he came in her mouth. When she released him from her mouth, she stood. Danny wrapped his arms around her, “I think we should continue this upstairs,” he whispered.

“I like that idea,” she replied as he picked her up and headed for the stairs. As they reached the bottom step, Clarissa’s cries broke out from the baby monitor.

“Are you sure you want that house full of children?” she asked with a laugh.

“If they’re as gorgeous as you are, definitely,” he answered as he put her down.

“You clean up in here and I’ll grab my robe and take care of Clarissa,” Michelle said as she climbed the stairs.

Counter Encounter Aug 1 2001

July 19, 2016

Wed., Aug. 1, 2001 – At the Bauer House: Danny, Michelle, Rick, Robbie and  Ross, Blake, Holly, Frank, Harley, Buzz are celebrating Ross outing Guss’ true identity in court. Ross gives Blake credit for the discovery and they shout out back to the PI agency that Frank, Blake, and David Grant used to run. They have to explain it to Catalina. (This was after Frank ran a garage and before he became a cop.) While it’s a good development, Ross reminds them that just because they showed Aitoro’s true colors doesn’t mean they are out of the woods. Harley is sitting by herself in a much more pensive mood. Danny goes to Harley to thank her and tells her that he realizes that it had to be tough to turn on her boss like that. Harley just feels bad she hadn’t fact checked. Michelle agrees and hopes Harley won’t get into trouble for it. Harley tells them that she is going on maternity leave in a few days anyway, so it doesn’t matter. Rick: “Danny the fact that your dad killed his father did NOT give him the right to falsify evidence against you.” Buzz: “He’s a persistent little sucker isn’t he?” Rick: “Persistent little blood sucker.” Tony starts mouthing off about the system, but Ray interrupts him to make a toast to Danny and Michelle. Ray: I propose a toast to Danny and Michelle. May you finally live happily ever after. Danny: “Let’s hope so, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed…” Ray doesn’t understand how Danny could still be convicted since the body was a fake. Ross tells them that even though there is no body he could still be convicted of murder. Ross says that even if they get a mistrial, they could bring charges again later. They could also just throw out the body testimony and send it to the jury with instructions to only use the rest of the evidence. Danny could also be acquitted. Tony thinks all cops are crooked but everyone reminds him that if it weren’t for a cop, Harley, they wouldn’t have the evidence they do now. Rick toasts to Harley. Tony asks Danny if he will return to work at Infierno after he is acquitted. Danny tells him that he isn’t sure; the hours aren’t the best for his family. Ray reminds Tony that it is still Danny’s club. Danny asks if Tony is keeping his nose clean. Tony gets angry and spits back at Danny that he needs to let him run the club on his own terms. He leaves. Catalina asks if Tony is okay. Michelle tells her that says Tony just misinterpreted something Danny said but Michelle can’t believe Tony would get back into the business again. Michelle asks Danny if he wants to go out and make a wish on a star. Danny doesn’t want to tempt fate but Michelle thinks they will be okay and she wants to fill every moment with joy, referring back to their most recent wedding vows. They kiss enthusiastically. Danny cleans up from the party. Michelle went upstairs and comes down in a robe. [This is either the same robe or supposed to be the same one that Joy’s Michelle wore.]

Danny: “Hey, what’s going on?”

Michelle: “I thought you might come with me.”

Danny: “This is uh, (Danny looks her up and down and likes what he sees) is this about that joy thing?”

Michelle: “Ya, it’s about that joy thing.

She kisses him and he lays her back on the countertop. (Counter Encounter)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYRMo4GotQE

My Comments: I really got sick of the Coopers completely taking over the Bauer house, but I’ve got to admit Buzz is pretty fun here. They do a nice job walking Ross through the possibilities. Tony can be kind of rude, even this wonderful version. I applaud the nice shout-outs today. The first one is historic call back to the Frank-Blake-David detective agency for which I will excuse Catalina being there so they have someone to explain it to. Also, they do such a nice job of tying this into wedding number four, about finding joy.  I’m also glad they’re also allowing a little contact between Holly and Michelle since they were so close between when Maureen died and Holly flipped out over Fletcher stealing Meg, but they don’t really address this until Ed comes back. How can you not love the Counter Encounter and before they start kissing notice Michelle’s robe which is a very close replica to the one she war during the angry pool swim. 

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.

Vegas Vacation by Kellie

July 19, 2016

To make it easier to direct people to this story I wanted to put all the chapter links in a single post, in other words do a link roundup. This story is in the nonmob fanfic category. This is a fic that I rescued and have republished.

Michelle Almost Talks Danny Around

Michelle Almost Talks Danny Around

“Vegas Vacation” – On a trip to Vegas, Pilar’s roommate Michelle Bauer and Pilar’s record producer brother Danny meet, fall in love, and can’t wait to get married.😉

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/vegas-vacation-part-1 (Chapter 1)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/vegas-vacation-by-kellie-part-2 (Chapter 2)

Republisher Note: I think the NC-17 rating on this story was really directed more on tonight’s epilogue. In fact I think I would rate it above NC-17. It’s really pretty darn graphic. Tender eyes would best skip this one or stop reading after she’s got on the robe.

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/vegas-vacation-by-kellie-epilogue (Epilogue)

Archived Links Version

http://web.archive.org/web/20010911114159/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6486.topic (Part 1)

http://web.archive.org/web/20020123082936/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6487.topic (Part 2)

http://web.archive.org/web/20020123085138/pub2.ezboard.com/fmannyacdiscussionboardfanfic.showMessage?topicID=6492.topic (Epilogue)

http://web.archive.org/web/20080201100856/www.kel88c.com/kellie/vegas.htm
http://stenzmania.yuku.com/topic/719 (Epilogue)

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.

Demarva Life Interviews O’Leary and Aleksander Guiding Light Breathing Under Dirt

July 18, 2016
Phillip and Rick 2016

Phillip and Rick 2016

In late June 2016 Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5, the adult one we know and love) and Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, adult Phillip) sat down for a Baltimore area regional talk show DemaraLife. They discuss both their time on Guiding Light and their new joint production – with O’Leary as author and Aleksander as director and star –  Breathing Under Dirt. O’Leary says it’s based in part on his coming to terms with unresolved issues dealing with his deceased father’s alcoholism.  Find out about the current production August 13-14, 2016. Keep up with future news on Facebook. Today O’Leary says he gets up everyday at 5 am just to do a little writing before his day really starts so look out for new material.

The cast from Guiding Light includes:

  • Cynthia Watros (Annie Dutton #1) ,
  • Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5), 
  • Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2),
  • Tina Sloan (Lillian Raines)
  • Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding #2 – played Watros’s role in the original prize winning one-act play production)

Most of the Guiding Light stuff you would have heard before, but since this really isn’t directed at a GL fanbase audience what they say about their connection to fans is interesting. The best part, as always, is O’Leary‘s description of Charita Bauer (Bert Bauer). They also say that they are real life best friends and that Aleksander was determined to dislike O’Leary coming in since he was replacing the previous Rick (Phil MacGregor – who played the first adult Rick for about half a year) who had been a friend of his “and is now wildly successful at something else, but who could hold out against Mikey? He could melt an iceberg.” Aleksander said both he and O’Leary are still friends with MacGregor. They also briefly touch on how the cancellation hit them and especially recall their last time playing basketball together in character.

Aleksander: “Actually in an odd way, and this used to drive some of the ladies that we worked with nuts, because you internalize, you can’t help it you internalize a little bit about what’s going on, and every time we’d have one of these situations the writers sort of knew that the rooting value was always that Phillip and Rick, as long as they’re still going to be friends as long as they’re going to be friends. And sometimes the love interest whoever it might be would be ‘we were married and we do have a child and we care about THIS!'”

O’Leary: “They’d come up to me in the elevator and say ‘um Rick, Roxie may be a prostitute and have amnesia, but she loves you, child and Phillip, Phillip he’s cheating on you, but you’re going to still love Phillip. And I’d say, Ya, ya and ‘thank you Lord!'”

Interesting question on difference between soap opera acting and being on stage.

Besides the performance they’ll also have an actor workshop with Michael O’Leary in the same venue.

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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