What Soap Actors Will Remember About 2009

January 21, 2018

A nice new yeary thing to think about.

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The January 12, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Weekly asked a collection of soap actors what they will remember from 2009. Here are the ones about Guiding Light:

  • “When I taped my last scene [on GL], that was probably the most profound [moment], because I really adore the people that I work with, I adore what I do, and it was a wonderful experience at Guiding Light. So nothing really tops it. The experience of being with cast members and friends on those last days was really profound.”  – Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler)
  • “Marcy Rylan (Lizzie) getting pregnant behind the scenes. [She’s] my old roommate, and one of my best friends.” – Alexandra Chando (Maddie Coleman, ATWT)
  • “Josh and Reva getting back together; that’s all I wanted at the end of Guiding Light, was [them] getting back together. It was a little weepy for me, but I’m happy…

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Couple Codes Update January 2018

January 18, 2018

Here’s my latest update on creating a list of couple code aka smoosh names aka the names people create for couples by combing their names. For example Manny is Michelle Bauer Santos and Danny Santos and Marony is Marah Lewis and Tony Santos. I’ve posted the list from other soaps before, but I’ve been trying to post quarterly updates to help get suggestions who I’ve missed. I’ve added more since last time, but please check for your favorites (or even the not so favorite couples you can remember). I’m a long way from having all of them for all soaps here. I think I have finally collected most of the Guiding Light couple codes, but I’m adding those below and am now branching out to collect other soaps. The shows and the names are listed in alphabetical order. All couples are eligible to be included if they are on a daytime soap opera and have a commonly used nickname or code.  I threw a few primetime ones on at the bottom too, just for fun. This list is by no means complete at this point, but I found with my work with the Guiding Light list that people tend to respond more after they see what you have.

I also have reserved a spot on the the list for anyone with a nickname that might be confused with a couple code. For example, on the Guiding Light list I’ve included Cleva for Clone Reva. So here are the couples whose name I’ve remember or had suggested to me so far. If you spot I’m missing one from any daytime soap, please let me know on Facebook, Twitter, in the comments below or by e-mailing me at Robansuefarm@hotmail.com

All My Children

BAM – Bianca Montgomery and Maggie Stone

Greenleo – Greenlee Smythe and Leo du Pres

Jamanda – Dr. Joseph “Jake” Henry Martin Jr. and Amanda Dillion

Jannie – Adam Chandler III and Adam Lavery

Minx – Bianca Montgomery and Marisa Ramirez, Binx was Bianca’s nickname.

Rylee – Ryan Lavery and Greenlee Smythe

Zendall – Kendall Hart and Zach Slater

As the World Turns

NutMeg – Meg Snyder once she went around the bend.

Benry – Barbara Ryan and Henry Coleman

CarJack – Carly Tenney and Jack Snyder

HEM – Hal Munson and Emily Stewart

Jacket – Jack Snyder and Janet Ciccone

Linden – Lily Walsh and Holden Snyder

LuRe – Luciano “Luke” Snyder and Reid Oliver

Lusty – Lucy Montgomery and Dusty Donovan

Nuke – Noah Mayer and Luciano “Luke” Snyder

PEG – Paul Ryan and Meg Snyder

PEM – Paul Ryan and Emily Stewart

Willen – Will Munson and Gwen Norbeck

The Bold and the Beautiful

$Bill – Dollar Bill – Nickname for Bill Spencer

Batie – Bill Spencer and Katie Logan

Breacon – Brooke Logan and Deacon Sharpe

Bricky – Brooke Logan and Nick Marone

Bridge – Brooke Logan and Ridge Forrester

Brill – Brooke Logan and Bill Spencer

CaRidge – Caroline Spencer Forrester and Ridge Forrester

CarMas – Caroline Spencer and Thomas Forrester

DeQuinn – Deacon Sharpe and Quinn Fuller

Hott – Hope Logan and Wyatt Spencer

Kari – Katie Logan and Ridge Forrester aka Kridge

Kridge – Katie Logan and Ridge Forrester aka Kari (I don’t really acknowledge Kridge as it sounds like something you’d scrape out of a fish filter)

Lally – Liam Spencer and Sally Spectra II

Livy – Liam Spencer and Ivy Forrester

Lope – Liam Spencer and Hope Logan

Nicket – Nick Marone and Bridget Logan

Queric – Quinn Fuller and Eric Forrester

Quiam – Quinn Fuller and Liam Spencer

Quidge – Quinn Fuller and Ridge Forrester

Ramber – Rick Forrester and Amber Moore

Rashley – Ridge Forrester and Ashley Abbott

Raya – Rick Forrester and Maya Avant

Statt – Steffy Forrester and Wyatt Spencer aka Wyffy

Steam – Steffy Forrester and Liam Spencer

Still – Steffy Forrester and Bill Spencer

Tally – Thomas Forrester and Sally Spectra, Jr.

Throoke – Thorne Forrester and Brooke Logan

Tridge – Taylor Hays and Ridge Forrester

Watie – Wyatt Spencer and Katie Logan

Wivy – Wyatt Spencer and Ivy Forrester

Wyffy – Wyatt Spencer and Steffy Forrester aka Statt

Zencole – Zende Forester and Nicole Avant

Zensasha – Zende Forester and Sasha Thompson

Days of Our Lives

FauxBo – When Bo Brady was replaced by a duplicate

Abben – Abby Deveraux and Ben Rogers

Bope – Bo Brady and Hope Williams

Bristen – Brady Black and Kristen Dimera

Broe – Brady Black and Chloe Lane

Chabby – Chad Dimera and Abby Deveraux

Chabi – Chad Dimera and Gabi Hernandez

Dannifer – Dr. Daniel Jonas and Jennifer Horton

EJAbby – EJ Dimera and Abby Deveraux

EJami – EJ Dimera and Sami Brady

EJole – EJ Dimera and Nicole Walker

Ericole – Eric Brady and Nicole Walker

Haiden – Hope Williams and Aiden Jennings

Horita – Will Horton and Paul Narita

Jaige – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Paige Larson

Jarlena – John Black and Marlena Evans

Jeve – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Eve Donovan

Keddie – Kate Roberts and Eduardo Hernandez

Lumi – Lucas Horton and Sami Brady

PaulSon – Paul Narita and Sonny Kiriakis

Rope – Rafe Hernandez and Hope Williams

Shelle – Shawn Brady and Belle Black

Stayla – Steve “Patch” Johnson and Kayla Brady

Thrady – Theresa Donovan and Brady Black

WilSon – Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis

General Hospital

Britch or The Britch – an unflattering nickname for Dr. Britt Westbourne, used by her enemies

Fluke – Fake Luke Spencer

HammyFinn – Hamilton Finn

AMor – Ava Jerome and Morgan Corinthos

Brik – Britt Westbourne and Nicolas Cassadine

Bracas – Brad Cooper and Lucas Jones

CarJax – Carly Spencer and Jax Jacks

Carlina – Carlos Rivera and Sabrina Santiago

Cranco – Carly Benson Jacks and Sonny Corinthos

Carson – Carly Benson Jacks and Sonny Corinthos

DnA – Duke Lavery and Anna Devane

Dream – Drew Quartermaine and Sam Morgan

Ducy – Duke Lavery and Lucy Cole

Ethina – Ethan Lovett and Kristina Davis

Fanna – Hamilton Finn and Anna Devane

Flelena – “Fluke” Luke Spencer and Helena Cassadine

FrAva – “Franco” Robert James Frank and Ava Jerome

Friz – “Franco” Robert James Frank and Liz Webber

Heydik – Hayden Barnes and Nicolas Cassadine

Hiesl – Hamilton Finn and Liesel Obrecht

Jandre – Jordan Ashford and Andre Maddox

Jarly – Jason Morgan and Carly Benson Jacks

Jasam – Jason Morgan and Sam McCall

JoMax – Johnny Zacchara and Maxie Jones

Julexis – Julian Jerome and Alexis Davis

Jurtis – Jordan Ashford and Curtis Ashford

KevLar – Kevin Collins and Laura Spencer also spelled KevLaur

Killon – Kiki Jerome and Dillon Quatermine

Lante – Lulu Spencer and Dante Falconeri

Lauruke – Laura Williams and Luke Spencer

LiRic – Liz Webber and Ric Lansing

Liason – Liz Webber and Jason Morgan

Lukanna – Luke Spencer and Anna Devane

Luke and Laura – Luke Spencer and Laura Spencer NOTE: Since they were big before couple codes they are generally just referred to as Luke and Laura.

Lutra – Luke Spencer and Traci Quatermaine

McBam – John McBain and Samantha McCall

Miki – Michael Corinthos Quatermaine and Kiki Jerome

MorKiki – Morgan Corinthos and Kiki Jerome aka MorKi

Naxie – Nathan West and Maxie Jones

Nexis – Ned Ashton and Alexis Davis

Niava – Nicolas Cassadine and Ava Jerome

NiCo – Nina Clay and “Franco” Robert James Frank

Niv – Ned Ashton and Olivia Falconeri aka NOlivia

Niz – Nicolas Cassadine and Liz Webber

NOliva – Ned Ashton and Olivia Falconeri aka Niv

Patrina – Patrick Drake and Sabrina Santiago

Pristina – Parker Forsyth and Kristina Corinthos-Davis

RAM – Ric Lansing and Sam McCall

Rexis – Ric Lansing and Alexis Davis

Sakey – Sabrina Santiago and Michael (Mikey) Corinthos Quartermaine

Samtrick – Sam McCall and Patrick Drake

SAveus – Silas Clay and Ava Jerome

ScAva – Scott Baldwin and Ava Jerome

Scrubs – Robin Scorpio and Patrick Drake

Sexis – Sonny Corinthos and Alexis Davis

Shordan – Shawn Butler and Jordan Ashford

Siam – Silas Clay and Sam McCall

Sina – Silas Clay and Nina Clay

SnB – Sonny Corinthos and Brenda Barrett

Snelle – Sonny Corinthos and Nelle Hayes

Solivia – Sonny Corinthos and Olivia Falconeri

Spixie – Damian Spinelli and Maxie Jones

Tarly – Todd Manning and Carly Benson Jacks

Tolly – TJ Ashford and Molly Lansing

Valentina – Valentine Cassadine and Nina Clay

VAnna – Valentine Cassadine and Anna Devane

Vante – Valerie Spencer and Dante Falconerie

Guiding Light

Manny – Michelle Bauer and Danny Santos

Stenz – Paul Anthony Stewart and Joie Lenz  –  This is an unusual couple code in that it actually refers to the last names of the actors who originated the couple and is used to refer to the original Manny as opposed to the second version with Nancy St. Alban.

Stalbans – Paul Anthony Stewart and Nancy St. Alban – The corresponding couple code for the second version of Manny.

Alannie – Alan Spaulding and Annie Dutton

Balex – Buzz Cooper and Alexander Spaulding

Bava – Bill Lewis III and Ava Peralta

Bedmund – Beth Raines and Edmund Winslow

Beneth – Ben Warren and Beth Raines Spaulding

Beva – Buzz Cooper and Reva Shayne aka Ruzz

Bilar – Bill Lewis and Pilar Santos

Billip – Beth Raines and Phillip Spaulding aka Pheth

Bileva – Billy Lewis and Reva Shayne Lewis

Bilivia – Bill Lewis and Olivia Spencer

Bizzie – Bill Lewis and Lizzie Spaulding

Blen – Blake Thorpe and Ben Warren

Bliss – Blake Thorpe and Doris Wolfe (Never a couple on the show, but have a fan base anyway.)

Bloss – Blake Thorpe and Ross Marler

Blujack – Beth Raines and Lujack

Bolivia – Buzz Cooper and Olivia Spencer

Boop – Beth Raines and “Coop” Cooper

Buzzena – Buzz Cooper and Selena Davis

Cadmund – Cassie Layne and Edmund Winslow

Carben – Carmen Santos and Ben Warren

Cart – Cassie Layne and Hart Jessup

Cash – Cassie Layne and Josh Lewis aka Crash – Apparently pro people used this term and anti people used Crash, although Crash seems to be much more heavily used.

Charley – Cyrus Foley and Harley Cooper

Cleva – Clone Reva – Not a couple code, but I thought it could easily be mistaken for one, so I thought I had better include it.

Cooplee – “Coop” Cooper and Ashlee Wolfe

Cozzie – “Coop” Cooper and Lizzie Spaulding

Crash – Cassie Layne and Josh Lewis (ok, I don’t know how they got the r in this one) aka Cash (see note under Cash)

Cyrina – Cyrus Foley and Marina Cooper

Cyrizzie – Cyrus Foley and Lizzie Spaulding

D/D – Danny Santos and Drew Jacobs – A one-night stand not a true couple, but you will occasionally see this referenced in old Manny discussion posts.

Dart – Dinah Marler and Hart Jessup

Dicky – David Grant and Vicky Spaulding

Dresse – Drew Jacobs and Jesse Blue

EAM – Eleni Andros and Alan-Michael Spaulding

Fake – Frank Cooper and Blake Thorpe Marler (Used more by people against the couple, I haven’t seen a pro-alternative)

Feva – Jeffery O’Neill and Reva Shayne Lewis aka Jeffeva

Flex – Fletcher Reade and Alexandra Spaulding

Folly – Fletcher Reade and Holly Thorpe

Fratalia – Frank Cooper and Natalia Aitoro

Freleni – Frank Cooper and Eleni Andros

GusH – Gus Aitoro and Harley Cooper

Harlet – Harley Cooper and A.C. Mallet

Hed – Holly Thorpe and Ed Bauer

Hoss – Holly Thorpe and Ross Marler aka RoHo

Jaisy – James Spaulding and Daisy Cooper

Jammy – Jonathan Randall and Tammy Layne

Jannie – Josh Lewis and Annie Dutton

Jarah – Jeffery O’Neill and Marah Lewis

Jassie – Jeffery O’Neill and Cassie Layne

Jeffeva – Jeffery O’Neill and Reva Shayne Lewis aka Feva

Jeth – Jim LeMay and Beth Raines

Jeva – Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne aka Jova

Jezz – Jenna Bradshaw and Buzz Cooper

Jizzie – Jonathan Randall and Lizzie Spaulding

Jolivia – Josh Lewis and Olivia Spencer

Jonah – Jonathan Randall and Dinah Marler

Jova – Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne aka Jeva (They are almost universally known as Jeva, but I did find one website/listserv named for them under Jova and by my at least one use standard I had to add this variant.)

LAM – Lucy Cooper and Alan-Michael Spaulding

Lillibuzz – Lillian Raines and Buzz Cooper

Malah – A.C. Mallet and Dinah Marler

Manny – See Above

Marony – Marah Lewis and Tony Santos

Mattesa – Matt Reardon and Vanessa Chamberlain

Mayne – Marina Cooper and Shayne Lewis

Messe – Michelle Bauer and Jesse Blue

M&M – Marina Cooper and A.C. Mallet

Nova – Dr. Noah Chase and Reva Shayne Lewis

Otalia – Olivia Spencer and Natalia Aitoro

Pharley – Phillip Spaulding and Harley Cooper

Pheth – Phillip Spaulding and Beth Raines aka Billip

Quola – Quint Chamberlain and Nola Reardon

Rabby – Rick Bauer and Abby Blume

Rassie – Richard Winslow and Cassie Layne

Revard – Reva Shayne Lewis and Richard Winslow aka Richeva

Richeva – Richard Winslow and Reva Shayne Lewis aka Revard

Rindia – Ross Marler and India von Halkein

Roarah – Robbie Santos and Sarah Randall

Roginah – Roger Thorpe and Dinah Marler

RoHo – Holly Thorpe and Ross Marler aka Hoss

Rolly – Roger Thorpe and Holly Norris Reade

Ruzz – Reva Shayne and Buzz Cooper aka Beva

Sammy – Sandy Foster and Tammy Layne

Sharina – Shayne Lewis and Marina Cooper

Shaynah – Shayne Lewis and Dinah Marler

Snick – Susan Bates and Nick McHenry

Vanilly – Vanessa Chamberlain and Billy Lewis

One Life to Live

Gex – Gigi Morasco and Walter “Rex” Balsom, Jr.

Kish – Kyle Lewis and Oliver Fish

Stole – Star Manning and Cole Thornhart

TnB – Todd Manning and Blair Cramer


Kayguel – Kay Bennett and Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald

Lancy – Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald and Fancy Crane

Shuis – Sheridan Crane and Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald

The Young and the Restless

Bily – Billy Abbott and Lily Winters

Chadam – Chelsea Lawson and Adam Newman

Chick – Chelsea Lawson and Nick Newman

Chilly – Chole Mitchell and Billy Abbott

Chylan – Chelsea Lawson and Dylan McAvoy

Davery – Dylan McAvoy and Avery Bailey Clark

Deriah – Devon Hamilton and Mariah Copeland

Hevon – Hillary Curtis and Devon Hamilton

Javery – Joe Clark and Avery Bailey Clark

Joilin – Jill Abbott and Colin Atkinson

Kariah – Kevin Fisher and Mariah Copeland

Likey – Lauren Fenmore and Michael Baldwin

Naul – Nikki Reed and Paul Williams

Navery – Nick Newman and Avery Bailey Clark

Neslie – Neil Winters and Leslie Michaelson

Neilary – Neil Winters and Hillary Curtis

Niktor – Nikki Reed and Victor Newman

Noco – Noah Newman and Courtney Sloan (cop who was murdered)

Phack – Phyllis Summers and Jack Abbott

Phick – Phyllis Summers and Nick Newman

Philly – Phyllis Summers and Billy Abbott

Pricket – Paul Williams and Cricket Blair

Ravishley – Ravi Shapur and Ashley Abbott

Scrabby – Scott Granger and Abby Newman

Shick – Sharon Newman and Nick Newman

Shott – Sharon Newman and Scott Granger

Shylan – Sharon Newman and Dylan McAvoy

Stashley – Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn and Ashley Abbott

Sticky – Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn and Victoria Newman aka Vitch

Tabby – Tyler Michaelson and Abby Carleton Newman

Tobby – Toby and Abby Carleton Newman

Tricky – Travis Crawford and Victoria Neman (going by Tori)

Villy – Victoria Newman and Billy Abbott

Vitch – Victoria Newman and Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn aka Sticky

Big Bang Theory

Bernard  Bernadette Rostenkowski and Howard Wolowitz

Lenny – Leonard and Penny

Shamy – Sheldon and Amy (actually coined and used by Penny on the show, love a shipper)

Boy Meets World/Girl Meets World

Corpanga – Cory “Cornelius” Matthews and Topanga Lawrence Matthews

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bangel – Buffy and Angel


Caskett – Richard Castle and Kate Beckett

Esplanie – Javi Esposito and Lanie Parish

Downton Abbey

Chelsie – Charlie Carson and Elsie Hughes


Mondler – Monica Geller and Chandler Bing


Tate – Tony Di Nozzo and Caitlin Todd

Tiva – Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David

The Librarians

Fleve – Flynn Carter and Eve Baird

The Muppets

Kermiggy – Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy

One Tree Hill

Naley – Nathan Scott and Haley James


Shules – Shawn Spencer and Julie “Jules” O’Hara


Melvester – Meghan O’Brien and Sylvester

Quintis – Tobias and Happy aka Tappy (won out)

Tappy – Tobias and Happy aka Quintis

Waige – Walter and Paige

Star Wars

Hanleia – Han Solo and Princess Leia

UPDATED: January 6 2018

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.

Catching Up on Full Episode Run 1996

January 17, 2018

Last year I started working on a run of full episodes by Bandstand Mike. I had discovered the Christmas episode from 1995 which gave me a firm date. I’ve been working my way through gathering the parts into episodes and tagging them with the correct dates. I’ve worked on it some more, but before I started again I want to catch everyone up.

This sequence has the amazing ending of the Brent Lawrence storyline after Lucy and Alan-Michael are held prisoner at the lighthouse. The other big thing for Manny fans is keep telling Michelle to hold on because Danny will be coming! Under 3 years now.

Dec. 20, 1995 – Dec. 25, 1995: Springfield celebrates Christmas, Holly and Fletcher discover Meg will have Down’s Syndrome, Vanessa and Bridget’s plan to share Peter is working well until Hart comes back, Roger is stealing money from his wife Dinah, Marian Crane is starting to unravel, Susan is in hospital after Marian attacked her, Santa Nick visits, Marah, Shayne, and Josh react badly to Reva’s Return, Special clips flashback episode from Dec. 25, 1995

Dec. 26, 1995 – Jan. 8, 1996: Springfield celebrates New Years with a Costume Ball at the Lakeland Country Club, A returned from the dead Reva makes her mark on Josh who is with Annie Dutton, Brent Lawrence/Marian Crane builds to crescendo, Rabby go on first unofficial date, Budig has a scene that defines her version of Michelle, Returned Hart has trouble with Roger, Dinah, Vanessa & Bridget, Marcus is in jail

Jan. 9, 1996 – Jan. 19, 1996: Brent Lawrence has Lucy Cooper held hostage, They discovered that Brent killed Nadine Cooper, J Chamberlain makes a successful play for his cousin Michelle Bauer (they stop at necking though), Reva, Josh, Annie, Marah and Shayne deal with the fact Reva isn’t dead and she’s with Alan Spaulding now, Dinah Marler Thorpe grows closer to Hart Jessup and then finds out his father/her husband Roger Thorpe set up her best friend Marcus Williams who is cleared of all charges relating to the Towers Robbery and Detective Cutter’s death. Rabby have a play date.

Jan. 22, 1996 – Jan. 26, 1996: Picking up from the last post Brent Lawrence has Lucy. That’s the major storyline to me in this next section, but we get some great early Rabby and early Dart stuff. Also, Marcus is cleared, the Reva back from the dead custody fight is going, Matt is blackmailing Amanda into leaving Bloss alone over their experience in California with an escort service.

Jan. 29, 1996 – Feb. 2, 1996: Picking up from the last post Brent Lawrence still has Lucy. That’s the major storyline to me in this next section, but it’s interrupted for some more early Dart and kicking up the biggest story ever for the Grant family up a notch. Matt is still threatening Amanda about coming clean about the her escort service. Nola is still having problems with J and Bridget is trying to decide if she should go after Hart or not. Also, sort of tying in with the rescue attempts, but not really, Alan warns Annie that he thinks Jeva are starting to get back together and Buzz is making a move on Reva.

Feb. 5, 1996 – Feb. 9, 1996: LAM’s fathers, Alan and Buzz, have teamed up to save the kids in one of my all time favorite Alan-Buzz sequences. Reva and Nick McHenry also join in the rescue effort. LAM are finally rescued and A-M and Alan make peace. Hart has taken his revenge on Roger by bedding Dinah, but Dinah still believes they are the real thing – for good reason. Dinah confides in Ross and he starts divorce proceedings between her and Roger. Bridget is furious that Hart is intending to abandon his son. There is some Annie-Jeva stuff which feels more like a check in with the story rather than organically fitting with the characters’s actions in the other storylines right now. However there is one of the most important scenes ever for Reva when she tries to explain Jeva to Alan in the most clear headed way she ever did. Blake locks Amanda into the construction shed kicking off a great and colorful dream sequence.

Feb. 12, 1996 – Feb. 16, 1996: Rick confesses to Annie he still loves her and wants her back. Alan tells Reva to give up the custody fight or he’s leaving her. Reva picks her kids. With Alan out of the picture Buzz attempts to move in and ignores Hawk’s admonition that Reva and Josh will always find their way back to each other. The Jeva custody trial moves forward. LAM are back together and sorry to have missed their original wedding date and are in a hurry to arrange another. However, they aren’t as in as much of a hurry as Susan and Nick McHenry who will marry and move to Europe within the next week with little or no warning. Amanda is found locked in the construction shed and is dangerously ill. She’s rushed to the hospital meaning Alan has two children in the hospital right now. Dinah solidifies her friendship with Dinah – which is good they both could use a friend. Hart is still determined to leave town and heads for the bus station.

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.

Rabby Have a Play Date

January 17, 2018

Rabby (Rick Bauer and Abby Bloom) and Manny were closely connected couples. They had a lot of connections:

In fact, from a certain angle, Abby and Danny have an incredible amount in common as their relationships solidify with siblings Rick and Michelle respectively.

Rick and Abby took a long time to get together, mostly because it took Rick quite awhile to realize that while she’d been raised a sheltered Amish girl, she was a grown up woman. On January 18-19, 1996 Abby talks to Michelle and becomes convinced she has to wear “English” (what Amish people call non-Amish people) clothes to get Rick’s attention. Eventually when she advances to a bikini, Rick finally gets the message. That’s a ways off yet, but today we get a very cute play or practice date.


Thurs., January 18, 1996

Rick walks in on Michelle trying on clothes for a date. Abby got the idea that Michelle could help her dress up to get Rick’s attention. Bridget backs up J.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J98lqjgq-qM (Part 1)

Michelle and Abby are still trying on clothes in the Bauer kitchen and Michelle has left a mess. With all the false omniscience of a teenager Michelle tells Abby she needs to dress differently to catch a man’s attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cAXx48ZK0o (Part 2)

Michelle tries to get J’s attention. It’s kind of embarrassing especially how he only gets interested once he finds out she has a driveable car and she doesn’t seem to mind. Meanwhile Abby had been trying on one of Michelle’s outfits when Rick walks in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BohW4lrOZrw (Part 3)

Friday, Jan. 19, 1996

Rick talks to Abby. Does she have a boy she’s dressing up for? Abby counters what happens on a date? Michelle apologizes for being a bad tour guide when J seems bored. She brings him a beach in winter. J hands Michelle a line about his mother doesn’t understand him and embarrassingly she laps it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCe_0UuZ0L4 (Part 4)

Rick walks Abby through a date.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTdSOY3_zMg (Part 5)

Rick and Abby continue walking through the date. Rick: “Don’t be sad the movie is over. They’ll make a sequel.”  J and Michelle end up at the lighthouse. He wants to explore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-cPh4i7GN0 (Part 6)

Rick and Abby’s pretend date continues.” J and Michelle talk about whether they should explore the lighthouse further or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvqVAR1h4MQ (Part 7)

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.

Top Posts of 2017

January 15, 2018

So Long Springfield Sweatshirt

Here is a collection of the blog’s most visited posts during 2017. I actually get a lot more Manny action on the pages rather than on the posts, but take a look and see if there is a post that interests you.

Bold and the Beautiful Forrester Locations

FAQ: Whatever Happened to Keemo Abbott?

Bauer’s Fourth of July BBQ – Part 2 by SJ

Neighbors by Kellie

Goodbye My Friend – Maureen’s Death

Guiding Light Finale Update – Mark Derwin

Full Circle by Erin

Leslie Bauer’s Final Words

I’m Already Taken by Lady in Pink

Locations on The Bold and the Beautiful

FAQ: Who are Simon and Jessie?

Something About You by ShellyLynn

Mindy Lewis and Rusty Shayne

Fake Books on The Young and the Restless

Marriage of Convenience by J

Dylan Lewis and Bridget Reardon

How Real are Sex Scenes?

Surprises by Alisia

Mimi Interviews Maureen Garrett and Michael Zaslow 1994

Bridget Dobson Interview

One Night Only by Samj

Hold On To Love

Broken Vows

Maeve Stoddard Stops Kyle Sampson’s Wedding to Reva Shayne Again

Guiding Light 80th Anniversary 2017

Solemn Vows by Robansuefarm

Alternative Universe Episode

Umbrella Story

When You Walked Into My Life By Shelley

Tom Hughes Marries Margo Montgomery

Vanessa Chamberlain and Billy Lewis Wedding

French Kiss by Robansuefarm

Soap Music on CD

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.

Guiding Light Finale Update – Young and the Restless

January 14, 2018

Looking back at the end of “Guiding Light.”

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The Jan. 18, 2010 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth features a dual interview with Jeanne Cooper and Christian LeBlanc of Young and the Restless. Cooper and LeBlanc are great friends off screen. This is a report on the Guiding Light Finale portion of the fairly extensive and wide ranging interview.

They reveal that it was Jeanne Cooper‘s idea for them to appear on Guiding Light. Cooper reports “[GL] is going off the air, and I feel so badly about it. It’s a milestone…I just want my foot in a part of history.” She said that she’d call somebody. [GL’s executive producer] Ellen Wheeler called back, and she was just ever so grateful that we would even think about it. Needless to say, “I called Christian, and he said, “Absolutely! I’ll be there!” LeBlanc added, “…if you’re doing nothing, but showing up and standing there, you’re bearing…

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Soap Opera Jargon Stan

January 13, 2018

On some Friday nights I post a definition of a term of jargon used by those in soap operas and fans of them. For more terms check my Soap Opera Jargon page on this site.

Stan – Stan is a term used for an obsessed fan. I started seeing it in my feed before the definition showed up and I assumed it was an abbreviation as many soap terms are (including the word soap itself), maybe for something like starstruck fan. However, according to Merriam-Webster, the term comes from the name of a character in an Eminem song called Stan. In the song, the character feels rejected by the singer and ultimately commits suicide drowning his pregnant girlfriend in a car trunk in the process. I looked up the lyrics from the reference and it’s one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever read. How can anybody think this is a good or even an OK thing to put out in the universe? Seriously I felt sick to my stomach after I read it. People not knowing the provenance have also read it as an abbreviation for stalking fan which is bad enough as it retains the violence and twistedness of the original. I’ve seen it mostly on my Twitter feed as an insult, but apparently people – guessing the meaning of the term – have self-identified as stans. Please stop using this dark term. I hope no one in soap opera fandom deserves it.

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.

New Years Roundup 2018

January 11, 2018

Let’s check out what I’ve found so far for New Year’s in Springfield. It really seems like the in place to spend New Year’s Eve most years was the Lakeland Country Tux and Gold DressClub. I didn’t double check all of the dates that people gave when they uploaded them and some people seem to be inconsistent whether you take the year from the eve or the day. In other words do you say that events that take place across Dec. 31, 1990 and Jan. 1, 1991, is that dated 1990 or 1991? When I update this there might be changes to dates.


1984 – Beth and Phillip during Four Musketeers in New York

1986/1987 – Young people at Ski Cabin/Party at Blue Orchid

1990 – Lewis and Spaulding are sparring over oil leases in Saudi Arabia

Another Part of 1990 – At Lakeland Country Club

1991 – Set up of the Mindy-Roger-Alex triangle

1993 – Tangie Hill’s money is loose in Springfield

1995-1996 – Masquerade Ball at the Lakeland Country Club

1999-2000 – Magic Millennium Party with Multiple Fantasies

Other Information

Lakeland Country Club in Springfield

Manny wish you “Happy New Year!”


Having a Ball by Robansuefarm

New Year’s Eve 1999

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.

Christmas Roundup 2017

January 10, 2018

xmas-2001Take a trip with me to Christmas in Springfield through the years. On each episode post for a particular year find a description, classic quotes, and my comments followed by the links to the video on YouTube. Sometimes I’m able to share full episodes, some multiple full episodes and on others only selected clips. After that I have a selection of posts about Christmas in Springfield that I hope you will enjoy and a selection of fanfic. This is mostly Manny fanfic, but I’m open to any and all things people want to write about the holiday in Springfield with any couple from any time.

Remember to check back next year when I’ll have more to add. Plus if you find Christmas or any other holidays in Springfield on YouTube or have a fanfic story you want to share I’m all ears, please share. Robansuefarm@hotmail.com

Mike Bauer Singing at Christmas


Christmas Highlights Video –

1979 – Cedars Hospital, Little Rick, Phillip, and Blake, Mike Bauer sings

1980 – Hope and Alan Spaulding return to their island, Elizabeth Spaulding agrees to turn Phillip over to Jackie and Justin Marler’s custody, Mike Bauer sings

1981 – Year of Great Couples, Hope-Alan, Morgan-Kelly, Carrie-Ross, Justin-Jackie, Tony-Annabelle, Mike Bauer sings

1982 – Beginnings of Company and LTA, Mike Bauer sings

1983 – Four Musketeers Christmas in New York City (Updated 2012)

1984 – Christmas party at the Bauers right after Barbados story finale, Beth Raines is at Blind School, Little Billy Lewis’s first Christmas, Quola on a train

1985 – Happy time at the Raines household with Lillian’s sister and niece, Claire Ramsey has lost interest in her daughter Michelle Bauer and is letting Maureen Bauer do most of the work while Claire complains

1986 – Dorrie’s Normal Christmas – 1st Christmas in Springfield for Dorrie and Dinah

1987 – Johnny Bauer is dying, Meredith Reade comes to terms with her mother’s death and her reaction to Rick Bauer

1988 – Turning Points Christmas – Many characters face a turning point, Sonni/Solita mess, Harley Cooper & Phillip Spaulding are friends

1989 – Beth Raines is really alive (1st time), Truth of Dylan’s paternity comes out

1990 – A Very Spaulding Christmas – Back from the dead Phillip celebrates with Beth, newborn Lizzie & rest of family

1992 – First Bloss Christmas – Also, Bridget pregnant in an attic, Harlet come to an understanding, and Lillian writes a fatal thank you letter (Updated 2012)

1994 – H. B. Lewis tells a grown up story of Christmas, Roger Thorpe crashes Bauer Christmas to try to convince Holly Lindsey he was set up (he was by Alexandra), Jenna Bradshaw calls home to tell Vanessa Chamberlain that her son Coop Cooper was born
A single full episode (I need to combine these two for next year)

1995 – Memories of Christmas Past – A clip show of highlights Christmas and not (Updated 2014)

1996 – Alan Spaulding’s betrayal has Amanda Spaulding in a California jail to be rescued by Roger Thorpe, Nick McHenry makes a final appearance trying to convince Alex Spaulding to go back to Europe with them

1997 – Michelle Bauer is blind, Buzz Cooper has amnesia, Dart breaks up over Cassie Layne, 1960s Ed Bauer is back

Fire at Reva’s House

1998 – See the Springfield Mall decorated for Christmas, See soap opera style present wrapping, Plus Blen have a nice Christmas, Ross Marler starts to move on with India von Halkein, Susan Daisy LeMay Cooper is stirring up trouble, Annie Dutton/Terri is drugging Josh Lewis, RJ Jesup is born

1999 – Buzz tells a Christmas story with miracles for Manny and Bloss, Clarissa Marler is born, plus a formerly paralyzed Selena Davis walks

2000 – Jim LeMay is killed in fire started by Christmas Tree, Manny apart while Michelle Bauer Santos pregnant with Robbie Santos

2001 – Ross tells a tale of Springfield involving the men stuck at the Springfield Mall when trying to get to the Bauer Cabin to have Christmas with their families.

2002 – Magical Blizzard, Danny tries to woo back Michelle Bauer Santos after playing dead, Tony Santos makes progress winning over his future father-in-law Josh Lewis

2003 – Too Many Santas and Bloss Christmas Wedding

2006 – Ava gets to know her parents Jeffery and Olivia.

2007 – Will Winslow’s psycho starts to show as he pushes James Spaulding off stage to get lead in play, he pushes Edmund Winslow off balcony, and locks everyone in the Springfield Mall

2008 – Dinah Marler is trapped in her lies when Grady Foley has set up Bill Lewis for Lizzie Spaulding’s kidnapping, Shayne Lewis is still frustrated over his continued paralysis, Reva Shayne Lewis is married to Jeffery O’Neill, Otalia grow closer

Manny Christmas Kiss 2002

Christmas Cards from Springfield:

Christmas Cards from Springfield 2013:

Christmas Cards from Springfield 2014:

Christmas Cards from Springfield 2015:

Christmas Cards from Springfield 2016:

Christmas Cards from Springfield 2017:

Santa Nick from Guiding Light

Santa Nick

Christmas Miscellaneous:

Best Parts of Christmas in Springfield

Christmas Ornaments:

Decorating the Bauer House:

Kwanzaa in Springfield:

Merry Christmas from the Cast 1992:

Reunion Party:

Santa Nick:

Santo, Santo, Santo [Hymn]:

Twelve Days of Christmas:

Speeches and Toasts:

Ed Bauer and Ross Marler Christmas Speech 2002:


A Christmas Miracle:

Christmas Miracles:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/12/24/christmas-miracles-by-heidi-part-1 (Part 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/12/25/christmas-miracles-by-heidi-part-2 (Part 2)

Christmas With the Santos:

It’s A Wonderful Manny Life:

Just a Happy Christmas:

Little Christmas Fic:

Mindy Tweets Christmas 2010:

Miracle at Laurel Falls:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/miracle-at-laurel-falls-ch1/ (Chapter 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/miracle-at-laurel-falls-ch2/(Chapter 2)
(Chapter 3)

Season of Love:

Season of New Beginnings:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/a-season-of-new-beginnings-a-continuation-chapter-1 (Chapter 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/a-season-of-new-beginnings-a-continuation-by-robansuefarm-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/a-season-of-new-beginnings-a-continuation-by-robansuefarm-chapter-3 (Chapter 3)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/a-season-of-new-beginnings-a-continuation-by-robansuefarm-chapter-4 (Chapter 4)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/12/25/a-season-of-new-beginnings-a-continuation-by-robansuefarm-chapter-5 (Chapter 5)

Twas the Night:

Twelve Days of Christmas Manny Style:

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.

Happy New Year 2018

January 8, 2018

Happy New Year to all my fellow Springfielders. I hope that 2018 has started out on a calm and peaceful note for you.

I must admit that I haven’t done a great job keeping the posts coming this year. I’m sorry about that. My resolution is get back to posting at least 3 times a week. I hope that I’ll be back up to my normal schedule, but since I’ve singularly failed at keeping it up the last 6 months or so I’m starting with a small goal getting back up to speed.

So send me good thoughts and make lots of comments to inspire me.

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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