Archive for the ‘As the World Turns’ Category

Fake Books Only on Soaps April 2019

April 1, 2019

I was looking for a title of a fake book on Guiding Light and much to my surprise I couldn’t find a list. So I decided to create one and update it as I found more. I previously put together individual lists for Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless, but this is all soaps. Check my lists here of books from several soaps and please give me suggestions for updates if you know of any I’ve missed on any soap. I’d also like to give a shout out to the March 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest which published a short list of titles several I didn’t already had.

All My Children

Erica Kane worked to write her memoirs with ghost writer Mike Roy (who she then became involved with) in 1984. Her book was called Raising Kane.

Another World

Felicia Gallant was an acclaimed romance novelist.

Felicia Gallant’s assistant Julia Shearer wrote a successful romance novel called Savage Love in 1983.

As the World Turns

Seth Snyder was a successful novelist. His first published novel was called Sabrina after he had helped then fiance Frannie Hughes find her thought dead half-sister/full cousin of the same name. After romances with both Sabrina and Frannie fizzled he moved to New York to pursue writing.

Emma Snyder was tapped by her son’s publisher, Ned Simon, to take over the romance novel series that was ghost written under the pen name and series name Amber d’Amour.

The Bold and the Beautiful

A profile of Rick Forrester March 25, 2015 (technically a magazine, but gets credit for effort)

Cover 2015:

Magazine talking about Rick and Maya Forrester

Magazine talking about Rick and Maya Forrester

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Read it here:
http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sldbdt

Dark Shadows

The Life and Death of Barnabas Collins, written by William Hollingshead Loomis. The blurb lists his other best selling novels: Pride of LionsGold Hatted Lover, and World Beyond the Doors. This is from their parallel time storyline.

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Days of Our Lives

According to the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest, Kate Roberts was seen reading Ladies of the Lake. This isn’t a fake book but a real novel by Ken Corday the show’s executive producer.

General Hospital

Love in Maine by Connie Falconeri aka Kate Howard/Molly Davis. Molly wrote the original novel, but Connie stole it and edited it to make it steamer. It was published in March 2013 and the truth of the authorship came out later that year. Expanded from a script called Maine Squeeze (which IMNHO is a much better title).

Lust for Death by Lucy Cole.  Lucy came to town as a quiet librarian. She was involved with Kevin O’Connor who used her for an alibi in his murder case. After he dumped her, she wrote a tell all book for the money.

Man Landers is an advice book based on a popular advice blog of the same name. Nathan West became the front man, but the book and blog were actually written by nurse Amy Driscoll. Amy used the money from it to pay her veteran brother’s medical bills. It was published in 2017. The title is a play on Ann Landers who wrote a long running advice column in direct competition to one written by her twin sister Abigail Van Buren aka Dear Abby.

The Severed Branch by P.K. Sinclair was published in early 2018. It’s a novel written by Faison’s son Hedrick aka Peter August. It uses one of Faison’s favorite false identities as a nom de keyboard.

Guiding Light

The Pirate’s Woman – A romance novel Blake reads on her honeymoon
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/the-pirates-woman

Stories from JennaBlake Marler’s Novels One True Love and Hearts Alone
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/blake-marler-book-update-2015

The Novels of Phillip Granville Spaulding
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/the-novels-of-phillip-spaulding

“Prom Night” – A short story by Phillip Granville Spaulding
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/phillip-writes-prom-night/

Phillip Spaulding’s Fake Fake books from Harley’s Fantasy
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/phillips-fake-harley-books

Phillip Spaulding’s biography of Lujack
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/phillips-biography-of-lujack

Henry Bradshaw “Coop” Cooper Stories From Jenna
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/stories-from-jenna

Barbara Norris (Holly’s mother) wrote a syndicated cooking column according to the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Loving

Stacey Donovan wrote several successful novels including 1988’s Promises to Keep.

One Life to Live

Vicki Lord’s then husband Sloan Carpenter wrote a biography of Victor Lord called Lord of the Banner in 1993. (The Banner was the newspaper he ran.)

Santa Barbara

Megan Richardson was a successful romance writer when she came to town in 1989 to work on C.C. Capwell’s biography.

The Young and the Restless

A special shout out to E LeBrun who has a collection of props used on The Young and the Restless and very kindly took a photo of her fake books part of her prop collection.

Katherine Moore Shepard (Kay) Chancellor’s tell all autobiography (from her own point of view of course which means a lot of distortion) was called I’m Going to Live ‘Til I Die and was co-authored with Amber Moore. Of all the fake books on Y&R this is the one I wish I could read most (except Bumpy the Camel). Jeanne Cooper, the actress who played Katherine, did do a life story for real including backstage stories about her time on the soap. It’s called Not Young, Still Restless: A Memoir.

Three books with book jackets for characters from "The Young and the Restless"

On the Wings of Idiots by Traci Abbott, A Cry in Thin Air by Nina Webster, I’m Going to Live ‘Til I Die by Katherine Chancellor – Photo courtesy of E LeBrun

Victor Newman was the subject of not one, but two biographies that only exist in Genoa City. Victor’s often referenced unauthorized autobiography is called Ruthless: The Victor Newman Story, and was written by Leanna Love under the pen name Nora Randall. His friend Douglas Austin was working on an approved biography, parts of which Leanna lifted and Austin never finished his book after that scandal hit. After Leanna got to know Victor (before he found out she had written Ruthless) she felt she hadn’t done him justice and published an authorized and more balanced biography under her real name Victor Newman – The Man and the Myth by Leanna “Love” Randolph. Scott Granger started work on a second official biography in 2017, but the storyline was scrapped while the book was still in the research stage. Like Jeanne Cooper, Eric Braeden who plays Victor has written his real life biography named after Victor’s favorite catchphrase, I’ll Be Damned: How My Young and Restless Life Led Me to America’s #1 Daytime Drama.

While Nina Webster worked on at least one other book and did the initial draft for a movie based on Kay’s book Live Until I Die, I have only found the title of one of her published books. A Cry in Thin Air was based on Nina’s introduction story where she was pregnant by a juvenile delinquent named Jimmy and the home for pregnant girls she ended up in Geona City actually ended up being a front for a baby stealing ring (Rose Deville, criminal extraordinaire). Nina spent years hunting for her first born son in real time and eventually he was revealed in the person of federal officer Ronan. Ronan had read the book after discovering his true identity (a nifty feat since his adoptive parents were unaware of Nina’s name and identity and it didn’t appear on the paperwork) and used the information in the book to track down his biological father who had died of the same rare disease Ronan suffered from until he was cured by a transplant from his half-brother via Nina, Chance.

Traci Abbott published at least three novels. Echoes of the Past was a novelized account of her life of living in her sister Ashley Abbott’s shadow. Her second novel was called Epitaph for a Lover. Traci was working on a third novel when she moved to New York. No further progress has been reported on air and the title for the third book wasn’t included in the reference I found. Just recently I found another title. I’m not sure whether this was the third book she was working on when she moved to New York or if this was in fact a fourth novel, but thanks to E LeBrun we know there was a book by her used on a set called On the Wings of Idiots. Still waiting for a Work In Progress mention guys!

E LeBrun's collection of props used on "The Young and the Restless"

Prop Books as Used On Screen – Photo courtesy of E LeBrun

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Lori Brooks wrote two known novels. The more well known is In My Sister’s Shadow which was a lightly veiled version of her story of her life with her famous pianist sister. The second was called Naked at Dawn.

There are also children’s books only for the children of Geona City. The children of Genoa City love the children’s series Bumpy the Camel. The author is still turning out new books in this wonderful series that has sold out on first day offerings at the local Geona City bookstore. The author does not live in Geona City.

Knots Landing

Capricorn Crude by Valene Ewing – based on her experiences with the Ewing family

Miscellaneous

Note: These are from movies not soaps, but Mental Floss also shared a list of Fake books.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/65185/12-fake-books-drive-plots-your-favorite-movies

Also, a personal favorite from TV, the Honeybunnies:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/hunnybunnies

 

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.

Odds and Ends 57

March 25, 2019

While looking for Guiding Light information, I sometimes find things that I think are of interest relating to other soaps. This collection of Odds and Ends related to various soaps that someone may want to know some time. Look for another odds and ends post soon.

Find summaries of what happened on each current soap during 2018 in the December 31, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters, The Young and the Restless) is getting married again to Russian model Kseniya Mikhaleva according to the Oct. 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. — And then came a shock. St. John, who’d never gotten over the death of his son, died of alcohol poisoning and  was found dead at his home on February 2, 2019. Find several articles in tribute in the March 4, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Donna Messina 6 time Daytime Emmy-wining make-up artist at General Hospital died December 6, 2018 at age 59. Read more about her in the December 31, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane, Days of Our Lives) has discovered a shoe company that makes flats out of recycled water bottles. Learn more in the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Bob Lipton who played Jeff Ward on As the World Turns – the father of Annie’s quints – is the brother of Peggy Lipton of Mod Squad fame. His niece Kidada, whose birthday party he talked about attending in the August 1981 issue of Afternoon TV, is also the daughter of jazz musician Quincy Jones.

Find holiday letters from actors in the December 31, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest. They are: John McCook (Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful), Ashley Jones (Bridget Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful), Sal Stowers (Lani Price, Days of Our Lives), Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis, Days of Our Lives), Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina Davis, General Hospital), Wes Ramsey (Peter August, General Hospital), Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott, The Young and the Restless), and Camryn Crimes (Mariah Copeland, The Young and the Restless).

Check out a feature of Genie Francis on her latest firing and rehiring from her iconic role on General Hospital in the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Christopher, the young son of Brena Benet (Lee Williams, Days of Our Lives) and Bill Bixby died suddenly and unexpectedly in 1981. The cast spoke of planting a tree in his honor, but I couldn’t find whether they did or not. Benet would pass on herself the following year. – Afternoon TV, August 1981.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16475250/christopher-sean-bixby

Heather Tom (Katie Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful) is the subject of the feature interview in the December 31, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Katie Logan Spencer Forrester or at least her actress Heather Tom took a quiz on Katie’s history and did a great job! See the questions and answers in the October 15, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

What was the deal with the music box Jill Foster Abbott inherited from Kay Chancellor? After trying to get rid of it several times, it finally disappeared and then reappeared in an antique store. Inside a secret compartment was a letter explaining that Kay now acknowledged Phillip had loved Jill and she now returned a ring Phillip had bought Jill. Read more details in the October 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Hayley Erin (Kiki Jerome, General Hospital) describes her last day on the show and that her furniture in the December 31, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin, General Hospital) gives a tribute to the recently deceased Susan Brown who played his character’s step-mother, Gail Baldwin in the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out this tribute to the crew of The Young and the Restless in 2019. Sadly no names, but a really nice tribute.
https://twitter.com/BethMaitlandDQB/status/1087758172209565696

A tribute to the recently passed Aretha Franklin in the October 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth talks about Franklin‘s professed long term passion for soaps including listing some of her favorites.

Marissa Tait (Becky, Amber’s cousin, Little Eric’s bio mom, CJ’s true love) wed Aaron Eaton. Former TV cousin Adrienne Frantz attended and Instagramed the event according to the October 22, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Catch up with what Ashlyn Pearce (Aly Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) has done since her character died. Read about it in the October 15, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Follow through a photo tour of all the men in Phyllis Summer’s past on The Young and the Restless in the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Camryn Grimes (Cassie Newman/Mariah Copeland) on The Young and the Restless is a big Disneyland fan according to the October 15, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The designer sketches on The Bold and the Beautiful are done by their graphics department according to the Oct. 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) talks about her time on the show, especially her start on the show in the October 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

For the 50th Anniversary of The Young and the Restless a time capsule will be opened on May 26, 2023. It’s supposed to be full of show memorabilia. Read about it in the Oct. 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Paul Davidson (Paul Williams, The Young and the Restless) talks about being cut from the soap he was on contract for for 40 years. Sometimes they wrote him as smart Paul, sometimes they wrote him as dumb Paul, but either is FAR superior to NO Paul. Read about his take in the October 15, 2018 in CBS Soaps in Depth. AND I’m pleased to add that as I publish THIS Paul’s back!

The classic primetime soap opera Peyton Place is now available on DVD through Part 3. Here’s Part One.

Check out the Shick (Sharon Newman and Phyllis Newman)’s almost wedding in October 2018. Read all about it and see photos in the October 15, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

A special photo filled special on great soap fights through the years in the October 1, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

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I’m all about Chapman, but today it’s all Yale! . ’s longtime Stage Manager is retiring today. Stage 31 will never be the same. 👏❤️

Read more about Mal Young leaving The Young and the Restless in the January 14, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Check out his views on The Young and the Restless before he left in the October 15, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Find out more about his departure in the January 21, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out the last Hevon (Hillary Curtis/Devon Hamilton) wedding on The Young and the Restless. It includes photos and their final words in the October 15, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

After Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott #1, The Young and the Restless) left the show, then executive producer Mal Young characterized her leaving as “a break.” Davidson went online and said although she had expressed willingness to come back for a party or something at a future point, she considered her departure permanent. There is some speculation that with Young out Davidson might be more willing to return, in fact she’s made her first two day return this month. However, for now Davidson is out.

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.

Odds and Ends 56

March 7, 2019

While looking for Guiding Light information, I sometimes find things that I think are of interest relating to other soaps. This collection of Odds and Ends related to various soaps that someone may want to know some time. Look for another odds and ends post soon.

Check out the history of the character of Rex Brady between 2002 and 2018 in the November 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith Newman, The Young and the Restless) also played a young girl version of Dolly Parton in a couple of movies about Parton‘s life. She appeared with Parton at a special media event announcing the Wildwood Grove expansion at Dollywood. See a photo in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Michael Mealor (Kyle Abbott, The Young and the Restless) talks about how working with Jess Walton (Jill Foster Abbott) only gives 50% during rehearsal, but then goes pedal to the metal during actual takes. Read the details in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

When Sarah Michelle Gellar (originally Kendall Hart on All My Children who went on to stardom as Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer) returned in the build up to the end of All My Children in 2011 was in a new character who was apparently mentally ill and swore she saw vampires and was Erica Kane’s daughter as Kendall was. Read about it in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The October 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest features an interview with Kelly Monaco who has been with General Hospital as Samantha McCall Morgan for 15 years. It reviews her character’s history on the show.

On the set of The Young and the Restless a wardrobe department always has a representative on the floor checking for continuity according to the June 11, 2018 issue CBS Soaps in Depth.

Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher, The Young and the Restless) spent a summer in college interning on Capitol Hill. Read about it in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) got her start on The Young and the Restless as Gretchen a friend of Patty Williams in 1981. She has returned to Y&R as Brooke in 1999 and 2007. Read about it in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

During 2018 at various times scenes from It Came From Beneath the Sea, Lost Horizon, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington were shown on The Young and the Restless. Asked who picks this movies “Sometimes a specific movie is named in a script, and sometimes, we choose the clip in post-production. The monster movie Mariah and Tessa watched was named in the script.” Check it out in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On General Hospital Sammy Davis, Jr. played Eddie Phillips, the estranged father of Bryan Phillips, a Port Charles resident from 1978-1986. Read more about it in the November 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

A photo shows The Young and the Restless Headwriter/Executive Producer Mal Young introducing the Rosales family with photo in the October 29, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The November 26, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest includes a half of page of who were the members of the Brooks family on The Young and the Restless and what happened to them.

Trent Dawson (Henry Coleman, As the World Turns) visited Cady McClain (Rosanna Cabot #2, As the World Turns) at Paint Made Flesh a play she directed. See a photo in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Horton Deveraux, Days of Our Lives) did an interview about her 30 years on Days, her early days on Santa Barbara, and her feelings about the current state of soaps in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Heather Tom (Victoria Newman, The Young and the Restless, Katie Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful) has entered the CBS Director’s Initiative which leads provides apprenticeship for new directors. Read about it in the November 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott #1) talks about leaving The Young and the Restless including a couple of photos and quotes from her and Peter Bergman who played her brother Jack. Find it in the Oct. 29, 2018 in CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out a round up of Halloween 2018 costumes on The Young and the Restless in November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest. The same issue has a roundup of six soap actors’s most memorable costume on their show. Find a roundup of classic soap characters in Halloween costume over the years. It also covers Days of Our Lives second annual Halloween dream episode. Also in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Dick Christie (Charlie the security guard, The Bold and the Beautiful) was the father on Small Wonder (an old syndicated series where he invented a human looking robot that they raised as their daughter) and he often gets asks if there is going to be a reboot. There aren’t any plans he knows about, but he’d totally be on board for one. Read more in the October 29, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Sharon Case (Sharon Newman, The Young and the Restless) recalls her favorite moments on the show. Read all about them and see photos in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Get a detailed description of the almost wedding of Nick and Sharon Newman on The Young and the Restless in early November 2018. It fell apart when at the very last second Sharon found out that Nick had cheated with Phyllis (as I’m sure Nick would say they were on a break). Read about it in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Michael Swan [Duncan McKecknie on As the World Turns] once worked in his family owned winery, the Joseph Swan Vineyards, and is a wine consultant.” (Soap Opera Magazine, August 25, 1992).

Bryton James (Devon Hamilton, The Young and the Restless) is in a feature article talking about his character’s life during and after his character’s wife, Hillary, died. Read it in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Read more in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Michael Damian (Danny Romalotti, a famous singer on The Young and the Restless) gives a feature interview about his work behind the scenes were he’s done a lot of work “In fact, High Strong: Free Dance is the fifth movie that he’s shot in Bucharest, Romania alone.” Damian says he’d come back to Y&R, but he’d want a strong story to do it. Check it out with photos in the October 29, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Eileen Fulton (Lisa Miller Hughes of As the World Turns) flew to Black Mountain, North Carolina, to help her mom, Maragaret McLarty, celebrate her 85th birthday. Several weeks ago, Margaret took a nasty spill and broke her elbow – but as Eileen puts it, she is “quite a feisty dame. She’s already out of the sling and back to driving all of her neighbors around town on their errands.” Now back in New York, Eileen is gearing up for her August 23 singing appearance at J’s in Manhattan. “I’ve changed my act a lot,” she told Soap Opera Magazine. “I now do a lot of jazz and blues.” (August 25, 1992)

Don Diamont (Brad Carleton, The Young and the Restless, Dollar Bill Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful) talks about his unusual connection with Muhammad Ali including a photos in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Andrea Evans (Patty Williams #1, The Young and the Restless, et al) brought her real-life daughter Kylie Lyn to the Hollywood Show. See a photo in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Get a set side description of the Brooke-Taylor cake fight at Hope and Liam’s November 2018 wedding.  It includes a photo. Find it in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Read all about Thorne Forrester and Katie Logan’s wedding on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 wedding. Find more about The Bold and the Beautiful wedding in the January 7, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Find photos, the full vows, location, officiant, and guests.

John McCook (Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) recently had a reminder of a small role in Back to the Future that didn’t make it to the final cut. He played a doctor endorsing the healthy effects of cigarette smoking. Read more about it from McCook in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Find a full report on the Monday, February 26, 2018 wedding of Hope Brady and Rafael Hernandez of Days of Our Lives in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Find a full report including the vows, the champagne toast, and location.

Check out photos showing Alison Sweeney‘s life and career as Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives and beyond in the September 3, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Find a full photo overview of Courtney Hope (Sally Spencer II, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Chad Duell (Michael Quartermaine, General Hospital)’s summer vacation in the September 17, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. They traveled to a 14th century castle in Czocha, Poland which offers a wizarding college. It’s based on  J.K. Rowling Harry Potter (although I’m willing to bet it’s without permission). It’s some amazing photos.

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.

A Surprise Evening with Don

March 4, 2019

Iowans of certain age hold a great affection for Don MacLaughlin (Chris Hughes – Nancy’s husband) who moved into the role of patriarch on As the World Turns before turning the role of patriarch over to his character’s son Bob in turn. MacLaughlin never forgot he was from Iowa. He’d come back to visit and seeing Don — or even hearing someone had run into him — was a big deal. Honestly I only remember the very end of that time, but I heard the stories. I highlight a few sections of the article below in below.

The character of Chris played into the origin story of As the World Turns. Chris was from a farm family who sent him to law school thinking he’d come back into their farm community. Instead Chris got into a junior partnership in a prominent law firm in Oakdale thanks to his law school best friend. He never got back to that farm community and Nancy wanted to be upwardly mobile. The Lowells were already up there the early years of the show played on the relationships and tensions between the two families.

Maxx, Julian. “A Surprise Evening with Don: He’s Teaching the Stars How to Shine.” Afternoon TV. vol. 5 no. 8. August 1973. pp. 42-43, 72.

Don MacLaughlin Plays Chris Hughes on As the World Turns

Don MacLaughlin has been spending a lot of evenings away from home lately, but for an excellent cause. When he isn’t at the northwestern Connecticut farm he shares with Mary, his wife of almost forty years, he can be found in a downtown Manhattan classroom teaching aspiring television stars how to shine.

Don‘s course is given by AFTRA, the TV actors’ union, and his students include both professionals and novices. Teaching good acting technique is no easy business, but Don has a four-decade career in radion and television roles to back him up. Before creating the character of Chris Hughes on As the World Turns, so 17 years ago, he was a featured voice on many of radio’s top serials.

Although this is a new career for Don, the MacLauglin clan already has two full-fledged academicians. Don‘s older son, Douglas, teaches cyrogenics (the preservation of life by freezing) at the University of California and younger son, Briton, teaches political history at the University of Capetown in South Africa. The MacLaughlins, who are grandparents, also have a married daughter, Janet.

When it comes to introducing young performers to the intricacies of television soap opera acting, who could be more qualified than Don MacLaughlin, who has been starred in As the World Turns for more than 17 years?

And so it was no surprise to find Don at AFTRA (the union for all TV performers) headquarters one recent evening where he was about to instruct a class of ten professional actors and actresses on the art of soap opera acting.

“This is the first of five weekly two-hour seminars for AFTRA members,” Don told us when we met him shortly before the start of the initial class. “Performing on daytime television serials is an art in itself and it’s something which is not touched on in most professional acting schools or classes. I think the union is performing a marvelous service for its members with this seminar.”

Don, gray-haired and distinguished looking, could have passed for a typical college professor as he sat down with his new charages for the first time in one of AFTRA’s large meeting rooms.

The class was evenly divided between men and women. Their ages ranged from 18 to 45. One woman was a professional registered nurse who had previously appeared on a number of TV serials as a nurse. One young girl had worked as an “under five” (less than five lines to speak) on Don‘s own show just the week before. All of them had some acting experience either in school, summer stock, or even on TV Commercials. But none of them had ever worked on a soap opera for any length of time.

“I don’t have what you think of TV soap actors,” said Don at the start of the class, “and I really don’t care. However, I must tell you it is a a nice way to make a handsome living in the profession you have chosen.”

The class tittered.

“The soap opera has provided members of the acting profession with a forum in which they can display their talents while earning a handsome buck,” Don continued. “It also affords you the opportunity to learn more about your profession, and this added confidence will help make you a better performer.”

Don passed out various scenes from old As the World Turns scripts and divided the class into small groups geared to perform these scenes.

As the class separated to learn their lines and rehearse together, Don took a ten-minute break to talk further with us.

“There’s no way you can teach people how to act,” he explained. “It’s something that one is born with. What I or any other counselor can do is to help bring out whatever natural talents a person has. What these kids are learning now is how to digest a scene quickly and learn lines rapidly. These are two ‘musts’ for a daytime television performer.”

“The scenes I have selected for them to perform are what I consider to be typical soap opera scenes,” he noted. “There’s a kitchen scene, a living room scene and even an eating scene. One of the hardest things for an actor to learn is how to eat on camera while doing a dramatic scene. Until you get used to it, you can’t help but look awkward. If you’re sitting at a dining room table with a plate of food in front of you, you have to eat that food as you talk. It’s exactly what you would do in real life, but on-camera you have to look natural doing it.”

The class came together again and began performing their scenes. Don watched each performance closely, commenting only when he had something pertinent to say. Otherwise, he just let the kids perform.

Following the scenes, most of the “student actors” remarked on the difficulty they had memorizing the lines quickly and digesting their meanng.

“I’ve been doing this for 17 years,” Don remarked, “and that problem is still major for me, too.”

The class laughed.

“When I get home at night with a new script, I read through it and then tape the other actors’ lines on my small casette recorder. I memorize my own lines and then rehearse with this tape. I have found that this ist he easiest way for me to learn my lines.”

As the first season broke up, Don passed out longer scenes to members of the cast and asked them to rehearse them together on their own time during the week and to come to class the following week with these scenes polished.

“I love working with young actors,” Don said afterward. “They have such enthusiasm and high hope. And they’re all so talented. Their enthusiasm rubs off on me and helps rejuvenate my own acting prowess.”

Don had been enlisted for the AFTRA seminars by his good friend and fellow actor, Nat Polen, one of the stars of a rival soap, One Life to Live.

Don is one of the finest actors and gentlemen that I know,” Nat said. “He has the perfect disposition to teach. He is knowledgable, he is patient and he can communicate. And most importantly, he loves people.”

“He is one of the most polished and preofessional performers on television,” Nat added. “He always seems to be in complete command of himself, on matter the situation. He has been on television every week for the past 17 years, and I don’t think I have ever seen him give an inferior performance.”

Helen Wagner, who has been Don‘s television wife for 17 years, calls him, “a complete professional.”

“We have been on the show together from the very first performance,” she said. “We have a fantastic rapport. He always comes to the studio prepared to work. We’ve been a television husband and wife team for so long now, it’s almost as if we are really married.”

Both Nat Polen and Helen Wagner used the term “an actor’s actor” when discussion Don MacLaughlin.

Don was flattered and honstly overwhelmed by the “label.” “It’s great to be appreciated by the people who watch you perform,” Don said, “but it’s even greater to be appreciated by one’s own peers.”

At the conclusion of the five-week seminar, we discussed the results with both teacher and students.

One young actor remarked: “I feel more confident in my own talents now. Don, with his patience and guidance, helped instill that confidence in me.”

Another “graduate” called Don “the best acting instructor I’ve ever had. He knows how to make you feel relaxed. He is always able to find something good in your performance while pointing up some faults. But he always makes you feel relaxed. He is always able to find something good in your performance while pointing up some faults. But he always makes you feel that your good points far outweigh your bad ones.”

“There’s no sense beating these kids’ brains out,” Don said. “They all have ambition and a need to act. Of course, some of them are more talented naturally than others. But they all have the potential to be good solid performers if nothing else. It is not my place to tell any of them ‘go home and find something else to do.’ They have all chosen to become actors and they should be encouraged to go as far as their talents will take them.”

Newspapers and Magazines Only on Soaps

February 25, 2019

Periodically I try to put together a list of something from the soaps. This time’s entry is newspapers and magazines. What am I missing. Since I started looking into soap opera newspapers I found out a bit from a prop newspaper collector.

As the World Turns

The Argus

The Bold and the Beautiful

Eye on Fashion is a fashion focused publication founded by Caroline Spencer and edited by her until her death. It’s part of the Spencer Publications family of titles. It was briefly edited by Liam Spencer and Jarrett Maxwell writes articles for it including reviews of fashion collections.

Days of Our Lives

Salem Spectator

General Hospital

Crimson is basically a fashion magazine that has most recently been run by Nina Reeves and as part of Derek Wells Media.

Invader is an equivalent of the National Enquirer tabloid.

Port Charles Press is the local newspaper.

The Sun is another tabloid.

Guiding Light

Barbara Norris (Holly’s mother) wrote a syndicated cooking column according to the December 30, 1986 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Springfield Journal

The Young and the Restless

Genoa City Chronicle

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.

The Serials Today As the World Turns

February 18, 2019

In a final entry from this very useful issue of a soap magazine we get the story of Guiding Light on TV from 1952 to 1975. This time capsule gives a good picture of what the soap was like during 1975. It includes photos of characters from 1975 including John Dixon (Larry Bryggman), Kim Dixon (Kathryn Hays), Grant Coleman (James Douglas), Joyce Coleman (Barbara Rodell), Tom Hughes (C. David Colson), and Chris and Nancy Hughes (Helen Wagner and Don MacLaughlin). The editor’s notes are mine. For more on the history of the show, check out the show bible.

“The Serials Today: As the World Turns.” Daytime TV Super Special, vol. 1, no. 2, 1975.

The Serials Today As the World Turns (CBS)

Premiere Date: April 2, 1956 [Ed. Note: Although some fans claim to remember otherwise, the show debuted on TV and didn’t have a radio counterpoint.]

The most popular serial on television today, this show has always devoted itself to closeknit families. [Ed. Note: ATWT held its number 1 status for years, however, besides being an awesome soap it also benefited from its time slot. For many years people were able to watch the soap over lunch which upped ratings numbers and created interest from continued watching. Once it was moved out of its coveted spot it lost its number 1 status.] Since its inception, the virtues of good and how they dominate over evil has been important. Each character is constantly evolving and growing. [Ed. Note: The original set up of the show focused on the complicated relationships between the wealthy established family the Lowells and the up and coming socially mobile, but tied to poor farmers Hughes. This set up which was clever and well-written had almost completely dropped out of the show by the mid-1970s. The original Lowell family was completely gone except for daughter Ellen. I couldn’t find a concrete date closer than after 1965 so I’m not sure if she’s married to David Stewart at this point or not, but from here on the Lowell name completely disappears from the show. Their bloodline does continue to the end of the show through Emily Stewart, her biological daughter Allison and a sudden son via stolen egg who showed up at the VERY end of the show.]

The Stewarts

Dr. David Stewart (Henderson Forsythe) has always stood by his wife and children. Never one to hold a grudge, he has employed his former daughter-in-law, and tried to help her keep her job even though she has been going through alcoholism. [Ed. Note: Said daughter-in-law was Susan who left in the late 1970s, but returned in 1986 through the end of the show.]

Dr. Dan Stewart (John Reilly) had a disastrous marriage to his first wife, Susan, and a sad, short marriage to his true love, Elizabeth. He is the father of Emmy, and the true father of his “niece” Betsy. [Ed. Note: I’m not sure if this is a mistake or if Emily was originally called Emmy. Emily later returned as a grown up whose on again off again complex relationship with Paul Ryan ended with them as an end game couple at the show’s end. By true father they mean biological father. Even though Paul raised Betsy she fully credited Dan as her father once she learned of this biological connection even naming her daughter Danielle in his honor.] In love with Kim, he cannot realize happiness with her since she is married to John [Dixon].

Susan Stewart (Marie Masters) has had a hard life, and most of it was her blame. She left Dan for her second husband, but was not happy. She lost custody of her daughter by Dan, Emmy, in a bitter court case, and has now turned to alcohol, which caused her to lose her job.

The Hughes

Dr. Bob Hughes (Don Hastings) has been married three times, but has found happiness, at last, with Jennifer. [Ed. Note: When the show ended they said Dr. Bob was called the coolest guy in Oakdale for 50 years and I totally agree. Bob’s longest term relationship was with Kim who was actually Jennifer’s sister.] He is the father of Tom and little Frannie. [Ed. Note: Tom for a time will be the most recast role in soaps, including a stint by Richard Thomas the future John Boy Walton. Eventually 13 different actors would play the role although it turned out that 13 was the lucky number with Scott Holmes who played Tom between 1987 and 2010.] His arch rival in medicine has been John Dixon, although it is all one-sided on Dixon’s side. [Ed. Note: For reasons I find unfathomable they actually had written out John for the last few years of the soap, but his return in late summer 2010, at the instigation of Elizabeth Hubbard who played his ex-wife Lucinda Walsh, was the catalyst that they masterfully used to tie up most of their current storylines.]

Jennifer Hughes (Gillian Spencer) recovered from a deadly nerve disorder, and has chosen to be an outstanding mother and wife. She recently resumed her nursing career, realizing how precious life is following her near death, and wants to really help others. [Ed. Note: Jennifer’s reprieve didn’t last long. She died in a car accident in October of 1975. She returned on a fairly regular for a ghost basis with the same actress long after most fans would have had any chance of seeing her character alive because of her strong relationship with her sister Kim. She was Barbara Ryan’s mother who remained on the show until the end.]

Tom Hughes (C. David Colson) is the son of Bob and Lisa. he became so involved with his frist real law case, it caused a strain between him and his wife [Ed. Note: Carol Demming], and they have separated. He is now dating his first client, Natalie, and is falling in love with her. [Ed. Note: They ultimately marry and later divorce.]

Chris Hughes (Don MacLaughlin) and his wife, Nancy, have been loving parents to their children. Chris is a lawyer, who is helping his grandson. He is a kind man, with trust for all. [Ed. Note: Most famous to the general public for being on screen when Walter Concrite broke in and announced President Kennedy had been shot. Chris from all reports was a great guy on screen and off — of course he was his actor was from Iowa. Chris’s name will return to the show in later years because of his namesake grandson.]

Nancy Hughes (Helen Wagner) is everyone’s mother with her advice and good wishes. She is concerned about her family and is sometimes distressed with the modern way of things. [Ed. Note: I don’t really think that’s a fair statement. It was because of Nancy’s pressure that Chris stayed in Oakdale rather than return to the family farm as promised. She definitely saw her family as upwardly mobile and made sure that happened which if that isn’t modern I don’t know what is. Nancy and Chris’s marriage will survive from the beginning of the show — Wagner actually had the first line — until his death. Nancy would remain on the show and even remarry continuing on until the last few months of the show and only her death prevented her from having the last line of the show – which they totally should have pretaped when she was in for the anniversary party episode. Her first line was “Good morning” and a large chunk of the fan base wanted the show to end with her saying “Good night.”]

Carol Hughes Stallings (Rita McLaughline) worked for her former mother-in-law, Lisa, until her breakup with Tom. She secretly married Jay in New York. Tom is now jealous of her happiness, but it was his working with Natalie that really broke up their marriage.

The Dixons

Dr. John Dixon (Larry Bryggman) always felt he was second best to Bob Hughes. He would constantly try to outdo Bob, but this only made him disliked. He married Kim because she was pregnant, but when he made her life miserable, suffered a damaging fall when she left him. He has tried to change his life, but it is almost too late.

Kim Dixon (Kathryn Hays) married John, not realizing what type of man he was. He needed her fortune, which she realized. She has decided to stay by his side until he is able to resume his practice, but has fallen in love with Dan. Not even her sister, Jen, knows this.

Others

Jay Stallings (Dennis Cooney) came to town with a bad reputation following him. He was befriended by Lisa, but when he made good and tried to make advances towards Carol, Lisa’s opinion of him changed. He has since married Carol, and intends on making her very happy.

Mark Galloway (Anthony Herrera) met and engaged in an affair with Susan. He never particularly liked children, and this caused some problems with Susan when she had custody of Emily. Since she has begun drinking their relationship has cooled, although Mark is still deeply concerned about her and her actions. [Ed. note: The role of Mark is played by Anthony Herrera who is the immortal James Stenbeck. However, I’ve found no indication that this Mark and James are the same person. Soap Central does say he used Mark as an alias, but the last name is different and I saw no indication from Susan that she was ever married to him. It’s funny though his character Mark didn’t like Emily because when she was a young adult James seduced, manipulated, and used her to get back into Oakdale.]

Grant Coleman (James Douglas) had a reputation of being a tough lawyer when he came to town. And this proved to be true. He proved himself a perfectionist. He defended his wife, Joyce, during her murder trial, but also learned she had been cheating on him for many years. He has married Lisa, and hopes the union will last. [Ed. Note: Grant wasn’t long for the show, BUT he was Lisa’s 2nd favorite ex-husband and he returned for short arcs quite a few times over the years when Lisa needed him.]

Lisa Coleman (Eileen Fulton) is the former wife of Bob Hughes, and the mother of Tom. Once a conceited woman who was only after money, she has grown and matured over the years to become a devoted wife and mother. Her recent marriage to Grant has made her very happy.

Alma Miller (Ethel Remey) has lived with Lisa for many years and has tried to help her daughter over the rough spots. She is a sweet lady who stands by the values and virtues of the past. [Ed. Note: Miller is Lisa’s maiden name. She was originally from Rockford, IL which according to my mother they made a lot of during her early years on the show because whenever we’re driving through Illinois and see a sign that says Rockford she always has to tell me that’s where Lisa is from.)

Natalie Bannon (Judith Champman) was the first real client Tom ever had. She has a medical secret she has been consulting Bob on. Since winning her case, she has gone to work at the bookshop with Lisa. She is very mysterious about her past and has become dependent on Tom. [Ed. Note: Chapman has had a long and varied career. Most recently she is known for playing John Abbott’s last wife and Michael and Kevin’s mother on the The Young and the Restless. She just got a new part playing the mother of a character played by the same actor who played her son on Days of Our Lives. The bookstore played a very important role on the show for many years with many people working and shopping there. It was a main connecting point for people on the show. When I was little though Lisa transformed it in the Fashions clothing store that lasted through the end of the show.]

Captions

Jealousy has always been the reason John Dixon (Larry Bryggman) felt interior to Bob Hughes. But Dixon seems to be, at last, finding peace within himself and making amends for the past. [Ed. Note: I don’t really think John ever felt inferior to Bob like this says, but I have to agree he was jealous of Bob’s position in town and the credit that seemed to always be falling at Bob’s feet while John felt his own great contributions were being overlooked. — He kind of had a point although he took it a million miles too far.]

Trying to be a faithful wife, Kim Dixon (Kathryn Hays) has been denying herself her true feelings. She has fallen in love with Dan Stewart, but remains with John.

Grant (James Douglas) defended his former wife, Joyce (Barbara Rodell) during her mrder trial. But he has since found the happiness he sought with Lisa.

What started as an ideal marriage ended up in disaster for Tom (C. David Colson). He has been dating Natalie, who was his first client as a lawyer.

A good solid family background was supplied by Chris and Nancy Hughes (Helen Wagner and Don MacLaughlin). They have always stood by their children and friends, and have supplied a shinging examp of a perfect marriage and mutual trust. [Ed. Note: I would totally agree with that I think Chris and Nancy Hughes and in later years Ellen and David Stewart had two of the healthiest marriages in all of soaps.]

Couple Codes Update February 2019

February 13, 2019

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

Jolly – Jack McKinnon and Molly Conlan

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

Beric – Brooke Logan and Eric Forester

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

DEric – Donna Logan and Eric 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.

Thatie – Thorne Forrester and Katie Logan

Throoke – Thorne Forrester and Brooke Logan

Tridge – Taylor Hays and Ridge Forrester

Wally – Wyatt Spencer and Sally Spectra Jr.

Watie – Wyatt Spencer and Katie Logan aka WyKat

Wivy – Wyatt Spencer and Ivy Forrester

WyKat – Wyatt Spencer and Katie Logan aka Watie

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

Gabby – When Abby Deveraux split into alters including a version of Gabi Hernandez

Abben – Abby Deveraux and Ben Rogers

Bope – Bo Brady and Hope Williams

Brave – Brady Black and Eve Donovan aka Breve

Bristen – Brady Black and Kristen Dimera

Breve – Brady Black and Eve Donovan aka Brave

Broe – Brady Black and Chloe Lane

Chabby – Chad Dimera and Abby Deveraux

Chabi – Chad Dimera and Gabi Hernandez

Cin – Ciara Brady and Ben Rogers

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

Elani – Eli Grant and Lani Price

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

JenEric – Jennifer Horton and Eric Brady

Jeve – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Eve Donovan

JNJ – Jack Devereux and Jennifer Horton

Jresa – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Theresa Donovan

Keddie – Kate Roberts and Eduardo Hernandez

Luloe – Lucas Horton and Chloe Lane

Lumi – Lucas Horton and Sami Brady

Lush – Lucas Horton and Sheryl Connors

PaulSon – Paul Narita and Sonny Kiriakis

Phloe – Phillip Kiriakis and Chloe Lane

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

Tiara – Tripp Dalton and Ciara Brady

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

Brew – Bobby “Franco” Franks and Drew Caine – A bromance

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

Felxis – Hamilton Finn and Alexis Davis

Flelena – “Fluke” Luke Spencer and Helena Cassadine

FrAva – “Franco” Robert James Frank and Ava Jerome

Friz – “Franco” Robert James Frank and Liz Webber

GrAva – Griffin Monroe and Ava Jerome

Griki – Griffin Monroe and Kiki Jerome aka Kriffin

Hamexis – Hamilton Finn and Alexis Davis

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

JosCar – Jossyln Jacks and Oscar Nero

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

Kriffin – Kiki Jerome and Griffin Monroe aka Griki

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

Mayan – Maya Ward and Ethan Lovett

McBam – John McBain and Samantha McCall

Miki – Michael Corinthos Quatermaine and Kiki Jerome

Mixie – Michael Corinthos Quartermaine and Maxie Jones

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

RnA – Robert Scorpio and Anna Devane

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.

Darcus – Dahlia Crede and Marcus Williams – alternate spelling Darkus

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

Jolie – John McBain and Natalie Buchanan

Stole – Star Manning and Cole Thornhart

TnB – Todd Manning and Blair Cramer

Passions

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

Bummer – Billy Abbott and Summer Newman

Chadam – Chelsea Lawson and Adam Newman

Chick – Chelsea Lawson and Nick Newman

Chilly – Chole Mitchell and Billy Abbott

Chylan – Chelsea Lawson and Dylan McAvoy

Danly – Daniel Romalotti and Lily Winters

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

Kola – Kyle Abbott and Lola Rosales

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

Shey – Sharon Newman and Rey Rosales

Shick – Sharon Newman and Nick Newman

Shilly – Sharon Newman and Billy Abbott

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

Castle

Caskett – Richard Castle and Kate Beckett

Esplanie – Javi Esposito and Lanie Parish

Downton Abbey

Chelsie – Charlie Carson and Elsie Hughes

Friends

Mondler – Monica Geller and Chandler Bing

NCIS

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

Psych

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

Scorpion

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: February 12, 2019

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.

Odds and Ends 53

January 4, 2019

While looking for Guiding Light information, I sometimes find things that I think are of interest relating to other soaps. This collection of Odds and Ends related to various soaps that someone may want to know some time. Look for another odds and ends post soon.

Learn about how the current (45th) version of the Daytime Emmys works from nomination to awards ceremony. Read all about it in the May 14, 2108 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The Bold and the Beautiful celebrated its 31st anniversary with 31 flavors of ice cream. Check out the party photos in the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. There are also a collection of photos from The Bold and the Beautiful holiday party in the January 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth includes an As the World Turns photo in the “All-Star Scrapbook.” This time it features Michael Park (Jack Snyder of CarJack fame) talking about his character’s adopted son J.J. J.J.’s actor is the son of Lisa Denton. Denton had played Betsy Stewart on there in the early 1980s. She was the 5th Betsy and the one right before Meg Ryan took over. Sadly it doesn’t give an update for what Denton is doing today and a quick search doesn’t turn up anything. I was really sorry when they SORASed J.J. and Parker Munson Snyder (then Giovani Cimmino). It’s really hard to find one child that can act. ATWT somehow had found 2 truly first class child actors with a perfectly natural beyond sibling rivalry as each was not quite Jack’s son. However, they threw away both these talented actors and the rivalry they’d spent a lot of screen time setting up.

Read set side secrets from The Bold and the Beautiful in the April 2, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In 2001, The Bold and the Beautiful because the first soap to be transmitted simultaneously in English and Spanish. Read about it in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Patty Weaver‘s character Gina Roma was a long mainstay on The Young and the Restless. She was the sister of Danny Romalotti, a part time singer, and ran her restaurant Gina’s. After Kevin Fisher tried to kill Colleen Carlton by burning down Gina’s (Colleen was trying to save her best friend Lily Winters from then online predator Kevin, this was JT’s most memorable hero moment as he saved her), she took over as manager of the new Genoa City Athletic Club. Sadly she disappeared from the show shortly there after. Weaver‘s husband was Jerry Bim, an early writer on Y&R. He died after a protracted illness. Still under that grief Weaver has moved on from acting to art. Read all about it and see photos in the January 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman, The Young and the Restless) met her childhood heroine. Aileen Queen (Annie movie 1982). See a photo in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Catch up with an in-depth Where Are They Now roundup in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. Catch up with Emily O’Brien (Jana Fisher, The Young and the Restless), Dan Wells (Stan, Sami Brady’s alter ego, Days of Our Lives), and Michael Swan (my beloved Duncan McKendrick of Duncan and Shannon on As the World Turns, Adam Alexander – Sally Spectra’s long lost husband – on The Bold and the Beautiful). About As the World Turns castmates he said, “I talk to a lot of people on Facebook. I see Martha Byrne [Lily Walsh Snyder] when she comes out to the West Coast. Me, Kin Shriner [Scotty Baldwin on General Hospital], Martha, and Maura West [Carly Tenney Snyder on As the World Turns] try to have little reunions now and then. It’s always good to see them. Maura is still a phenomenon! What a career she has had, wow! The last time we went to dinner, Bill Fichtner [ex-Josh Synder aka Lily’s biological father] showed up. Ellen Dolan [Maureen Reardon Bauer on GL] and Kim Zimmer [Reva Shayne Lewis on GL] showed up. It was great! We had a wonderful evening. That happens maybe once a year or so.”

See a family reunion of the Abbott family of The Young and the Restless with Dina, Traci, Ashley, Jack, and even the deceased John as the appeared on Hallmark’s Home and Family where “John” ‘s wife is a host. See a couple of photos in the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. There is an interview with Marla Adams (the former Dina Abbott) about her returning to play the Alzheimer story in the January 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Catch a current photo of Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) with Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) in the April 2, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby on The Young and the Restless) describes how they did stunts during the 2007 Clear Springs disaster storyline in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott on The Young and the Restless) and her husband have filed for divorce. Read more about it in the May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

The May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth features a round up of soap actors talking about their mothers and their kids. It includes: Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott, The Young and the Restless), Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful), Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer, The Bold and the Beautiful), Kassie DePaiva (Chelsea Reardon on Guiding Light), Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby, The Young and the Restless), Rena Sofer (Quinn Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane, Days of Our Lives), and Christel Khalili (Lily Winters Ashby, The Young and the Restless).

The May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly did a Where Are They Now? feature on Val Dufour. He left acting right after he left his role of attorney John Wyatt on Search for Tomorrow in 1980. He tells the story of his winning the 1997 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor when he got a little drunk and spoke out of term about the disrespect for soap actors from the network and primetime people in general.

Tribute to the late Joseph Mascolo (1929-2016) with tributes from cast members and friends. Read them in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Jennifer Gareis (Donna Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful) was an NCAA all American swimmer for Franklin and Marshall College according to the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The February 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest tells about a pair of cameos, Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf. “The real-life duo and Big Brother alums, who are currently competing on air in The Amazing Race, are adding another show to their list by appearing together on The Bold and the Beautiful on February 27-28, 2018. Graf has been seen on the soap before as a hostess at Il Giardino.” Read more in the issue.

Check out Victoria Newman’s life in photos in the May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On The Bold and the Beautiful, starting with Stephanie Forrester’s portrait put up above the mantle in her house after she died, a series of women have had portraits hung there. Check out the list in the May 14, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Chloe Lanier (Nelle on General Hospital) talk about what it’s like to wear a pregnancy pad for the show. Read about it in the May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Maura West [Carly Tenny Snyder on As the World Turns] is interviewed on her General Hospital character Ava Jerome in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out the back story of Jill Foster Abbott and Lorie and Leslie Brooks in the May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Read about the great twist when the 2017 sex ring that Mariah Copeland used her resemblance to her late twin Cassie Newman to freak out Cassie’s adoptive mother Alice Johnson and get information in the October 30, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

According to the April 10, 2018 episode of General Hospital, Franco’s studio is at “22 Tallman Street, 4th floor.”

Read an interview with Corbin Bernsen (Father Todd Williams on The Young and the Restless) as he returns to the show in honor of his mother, Jeanne Cooper, and her iconic role of Katherine Chancellor on the show in the June 12, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Genie Francis (Laura Spencer on General Hospital) gives a feature interview about her weight loss before her most recent departure from the soap on the January 8, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Mimi Torchin the then Editor-in-Chief of Soap Opera Weekly complains about the newly ubiquitous “bug” network symbol in the bottom right hand corner of the seen in the February 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

There is a nice joint interview with Kelly Monaco (Sam Morgan) and Billy Miller (Drew Cain) the popular Killy pairing on General Hospital. Read it in the April 2, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Ron Carlivati took over as the head writer for Days of Our Lives on July 19, 2017. Read a feature interview in the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jacob Young (Rick Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) talks about his country music tour and his new album in the April 2, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

At the wedding of Denise Maynard and Ben Harris on As the World Turns, Ben read a poem. It was called “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran and appeared in his book The Prophet according to the February 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

In the October 30, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth they point out in “Did You Know” that The Bold and the Beautiful often reuses old sets. “For instance, Lauren’s penthouse suite was converted into Massimo’s penthouse, and then into Ann and Pam’s Chicago apartment.”

Find a round up of couples (and lovely photos of them) who were married on Valentine’s Day in the February 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest: Greg and Jenny (All My Children, 1984), Zane and Felicia (Another World, 1986), Phillip and Beth (Guiding Light, 1991), Scott and Dominique (General Hospital, 1993), Jack and Luan (Young and the Restless, 1995), Philip and Melanie (Days of Our Lives, 2010), Cane and Lily (Young and the Restless, 2012), Zende and Nicole (Bold and the Beautiful, 2017).

As the World Turns moved from the Manhattan CBS studio where they’d shot for the previous 15 years to a new studio in Brooklyn. The studio was much more isolated and so the cast spent more time together. The dressing rooms were much nicer, but up two flights of stairs. Read all about it in the Feb. 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez on Days of Our Lives, Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions) talks about growing up with artist Michele de Onate who also had a business called Duck Land, Inc. that sold living ducks. Read about it in the June 12, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Check out a photo retrospective a one page summary of Knots Landing in celebration of the sequel movie that came out in the May 13, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

William deVry (Julian Jerome, part of the Julexis pairing on General Hospital) reflects on many fans take that why does Sonny always get a pass and Julian never does. Read it in the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Before the 1996 Daytime Emmys The Young and the Restless had a primetime episode as a lead in. Read about it in the May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

Find a collection of photos from the Forrester versus Spectra swimsuit event from The Bold and the Beautiful in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jennifer Landon (Gwen Munson on As the World Turns and Heather Williams on The Young and the Restless) is now on TNT’s Animal Kingdom. Read about it on the June 12, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

The July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest explains “Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen) was closely connected to another mainstay Port Charles clan, the Hardys: Steve Hardy (John Beradino) adopted wife Audrey’s son, Tom, Lee’s biological nephew.” Lee was Scotty Baldwin’s father (making Scotty a Legacy character). The Hardys played a critical role with General Hospital and were the main family when the soap started. Much like Emily Stewart and her biological daughter and legal sister Allison were the dying embers of the once dominant Lowell family on As the World Turns, Scotty Baldwin and his sudden son Franco are the remains of the once proud Hardy family on General Hospital.

Check out photo spreads of soap star houses in the May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly. Check out the homes of: Louise Sorel (Vivian, Days of Our Lives), Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, The Young and the Restless) – she also gives a shot out to Y&R’s set designer Andrea Joel, Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding, Guiding Light), Laura Harring (Paula, Sunset Beach), Martha Byrne (Lily, As the World Turns), Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie, General Hospital), Kimberlin Brown (Shelia Carter, The Bold and the Beautiful), Judi Evans Luciano (Beth Raines, Guiding Light), and Robin Mattson (teenage Hope Bauer, Guiding Light).

Sally Spectra II called Steffy Forrester “Queenie.” This is a deliberate reference to Sally Spectra I calling Stephanie Forrester (Steffy’s grandmother) Queen Bee. Read more about Steffy’s character in the June 12, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps In Depth.

Hank Northrop the real life son of Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe on General Hospital) and Wayne Northrop (Roman Brady on Days of Our Lives) appeared as a waitor at Il Giardino on The Bold and the Beautiful on June 29, 2017. Read about it in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Check out a roundup of photos from the reboot of the Battle of the Network Stars in the July 3, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

There is an interview with Bill Bell and Edward Scott about the current state of soap opera and how awards work in the May 27, 1997 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

Thaao Penghlis (Andre and Tony DeMara on Days of Our Lives) talks about his experiences growing up as part of the Greek immigrant community in a less than tolerant Australia. Read more in the May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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.

Dates of Cancelled Serials

October 25, 2018

Some taken from various articles in Daytime TV Super Special, vol. 1, no. 2, 1975. Find brief descriptions of some of them and which networks they were on with basic set up and cast. I’ve added end dates that happened after the article and added specific dates when I could find them elsewhere. I didn’t add soap operas that started after 1975 to the list since the focus was on early soaps, but I’ll probably return to it sometime and fill it out.

Soap Opera Starts and Stops

Another World, June 30, 1964 – June 25, 1999

As the World Turns, April 2, 1956 – September 17, 2010

Ben Jerrod, April 1, 1963 – June 28, 1963

The Best of Everything, March 30, 1970 – September 25, 1970

Bright Promise, September 29, 1969 – March 30, 1972

The Brighter Day, January 1954 – June 1962 (originally on radio)

Clear Horizon, 1960

Concerning Miss Marlowe, July 1954 – July 1955

Confidential for Women, 1966 – 1966 (Anthology new story each week)

Dark Shadows, June 12, 1966 – April 2, 1971

A Date With Life, October 10, 1955 – June 29, 1955

Days of Our Lives, November 8, 1965 – Present?

The Doctors, April 1, 1963 – December 31, 1982 (1st soap to win an Emmy 1972)

The Edge of Night, April 2, 1956 – December 28, 1984 (Changed networks during run)

The Egg and I, September 1951 – August 1952

The First Hundred Years, December 4, 1950June 27, 1952

First Love, July 5, 1954 – December 30, 1955

Flame in the Wind, December 28, 1964 – June 25, 1965 (Continued as A Time for Us)

Follow Your Heart, August 1953 – January 1954

For Better or Worse, June 1959 – June 1960 (an anthology with each story running 6 to 13 days before moving on)

From These Roots, June 30, 1958 – December 29, 1961

Full Circle, January 27, 1960 – October 1960
The February 13, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest has different dates, June 1960 – March 1961, although it’s about the same amount of time in production. SOD also says it’s the first soap broadcast live from Los Angeles.

General Hospital, April 1, 1963 – Present

Golden Windows, July 5, 1954 – April 1, 1955

The Greatest Gift, August 1954 – August 1955

Guiding Light, June 30, 1952 – September 18, 2009 (Originally on radio)

Hawkins Falls, June 1950 – June 1955 (Started as a weekly, hour long then switched to a daily soap, opening credits included shots of Woodstock, IL which was also used for the downtown scenes of Groundhog’s Day)

Hidden Faces, December 30, 1968 – June 30, 1969

Hotel Cosmopolitan, August 19, 1957 – April 11, 1958

House on High Street, September 1959 – February 1960

How to Survive a Marriage, January 7, 1974 – April 18, 1975

Kitty Foyle, January 13, 1957 – June 27, 1957

Love is a Many Splendored Thing, September 18, 1967March 23, 1973

Love of Life, September 24, 1951 – February 1, 1980

Morning Star, September 27, 1965 – July 1, 1966

Moment of Truth, December 28, 1964November 11, 1965

Never Too Young, September 27, 1965 – June 24, 1966

The Nurses, September 7, 1965 – March 21, 1967 (previously was a primetime show)

One Life to Live, July 15, 1968 – January 13, 2012 (the show continue through 2013 as a streamed for pay)

One Man’s Family, November 4, 1949 – April 1, 1955 (originally on radio)

Our Five Daughters, January 2, 1962 – September 28, 1962

Our Private World, May 5, 1965September 10, 1965 (aired 2 nights a week)

Paradise Bay, September 27, 1965 – July 1, 1966

Portia Faces Life, April 5, 1954 (originally on radio) – 1955

Return to Peyton Place, April 3, 1972 – January 4, 1974

The Road of Life, December 13, 1954 – July 1, 1955

Road to Reality, October 10, 1960 – March 21, 1961 (documentary based on actual recordings of therapy groups)

Search for Tomorrow, September 3, 1951December 26, 1986 (cancelled on CBS in 1982 and completed run on NBC)

Secret Storm, February 2, 1954 – February 8, 1974

The Seeking Heart, July 5, 1954 – December 10, 1954

Strange Paradise, September 8, 1969July 22, 1970 (Canadian)

Three Steps to Heaven, August 3, 1953 – December 31, 1954

A Time for Us, June 28, 1965 – December. 16, 1966 (continued from A Flame in the Wind)

A Time to Live, July 5, 1954 – December 31, 1954

Today is Ours, August 1958 – January 27, 1959

Valiant Lady, October 11, 1953 – August 16, 1957

Way of the World, January 1955 – October 7, 1955

Where the Heart Is, September 8, 1969 – March 23, 1973

A World Apart, March 30, 1970 – June 25, 1971

Young Dr. Malone, December 29, 1958 – March 1963 (Originally on radio)

The Young Marrieds, October 5, 1964 – March 25, 1966

UPDATED March 23 2019: I added further information to Full Circle.

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.

 

Couple Codes Update Aug 2018

August 1, 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

Jolly – Jack McKinnon and Molly Conlan

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

Wally – Wyatt Spencer and Sally Spectra Jr.

Watie – Wyatt Spencer and Katie Logan aka WyKat

Wivy – Wyatt Spencer and Ivy Forrester

WyKat – Wyatt Spencer and Katie Logan aka Watie

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

Gabby – When Abby Deveraux split into alters including a version of Gabi Hernandez

Abben – Abby Deveraux and Ben Rogers

Bope – Bo Brady and Hope Williams

Brave – Brady Black and Eve Donovan aka Breve

Bristen – Brady Black and Kristen Dimera

Breve – Brady Black and Eve Donovan aka Brave

Broe – Brady Black and Chloe Lane

Chabby – Chad Dimera and Abby Deveraux

Chabi – Chad Dimera and Gabi Hernandez

Cin – Ciara Brady and Ben Rogers

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

Elani – Eli Grant and Lani Price

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

JenEric – Jennifer Horton and Eric Brady

Jeve – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Eve Donovan

Jresa – Jack “JJ” Devereux and Theresa Donovan

Keddie – Kate Roberts and Eduardo Hernandez

Luloe – Lucas Horton and Chloe Lane

Lumi – Lucas Horton and Sami Brady

Lush – Lucas Horton and Sheryl Connors

PaulSon – Paul Narita and Sonny Kiriakis

Phloe – Phillip Kiriakis and Chloe Lane

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

Tiara – Tripp Dalton and Ciara Brady

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

Brew – Bobby “Franco” Franks and Drew Caine – A bromance

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

Felxis – Hamilton Finn and Alexis Davis

Flelena – “Fluke” Luke Spencer and Helena Cassadine

FrAva – “Franco” Robert James Frank and Ava Jerome

Friz – “Franco” Robert James Frank and Liz Webber

Hamexis – Hamilton Finn and Alexis Davis

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

JosCar – Jossyln Jacks and Oscar Nero

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

Mayan – Maya Ward and Ethan Lovett

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

RnA – Robert Scorpio and Anna Devane

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

Jolie – John McBain and Natalie Buchanan

Stole – Star Manning and Cole Thornhart

TnB – Todd Manning and Blair Cramer

Passions

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

Castle

Caskett – Richard Castle and Kate Beckett

Esplanie – Javi Esposito and Lanie Parish

Downton Abbey

Chelsie – Charlie Carson and Elsie Hughes

Friends

Mondler – Monica Geller and Chandler Bing

NCIS

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

Psych

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

Scorpion

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: August 1, 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.


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