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Great Manny Speeches Updated 2019

November 18, 2019

One of the great things about Manny were the powerful speeches/monologues. They some up the important pieces of the Manny story in a clear, powerful manner. Here are some of the greatest. The most famous are the first two, I Am a Man and One Thousand Guns, were separate statements of desire and love given by Danny and Michelle. Ray then explains why they should together. Danny gives a speech about forgiveness and the future. Then in the final Michelle speech she describes their journey and commitment to each other, best summing up of their story anywhere.

For each post find a description of the episode, the complete text of the speech (bolded) and a link to watch it. You may find other surrounding episodes in the same post, but watch for the bolding. Manny speeches will be a continuing project because I think there are others worth calling out and some of these deserve to be given a more devoted post so watch for more.

The Speeches

Danny – I am a Man (Feb. 10, 1999):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/i-am-a-man-speech

Danny – Saw Something Different/Wedding Night (Feb. 18,  1999):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/saw-something-different

Michelle – Thousand Gun (June 17, 1999):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/1000-guns-speech-june-17-1999

Ray – Urges Manny to Reunite (Sept. 7, 2000):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/ray-tries-to-reunite-manny-sept-7-12-2000

Danny – Danny’s Speech to an Unborn Robbie (Oct. 31, 2000):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/manny-reunite-danny-discovers-michelles-pregnant-oct-31-nov-2-2000/

Michelle – Meant to Be Together (Feb. 9, 2001):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/meant-to-be-together-speech/

Danny –  innocent and beautiful and soft and pink, but underneath you’re like steel (April 17, 2001):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/innocent-and-beautiful-and-soft-and-pink-but-underneath-youre-like-steel/

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.

Maybe It’s Because She’s Scared of the Truth Essay 18

November 4, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from the Rustle of the Sheets website. This one doesn’t seem to fit with a particular episode, but is in the timeline sometime right after the “Angel of Mine” dance.

Danny and Michelle Angel of Mine Dance

From The Rustle of the Sheets

Essay #18


“Maybe It’s Because She’s Scared of the Truth”By HollyJo — posted on the Mannyac Board.

Michelle has always been a bit afraid of the truth, even though she always demands it from those around her, she herself has a hard time facing it, and that’s because she’s basically scared of it.

I don’t know how to explain it, but here goes my effort of doing just that.

Michelle doesn’t respond well to change. I think it goes back to her mother’s death (although I’ve always thought she was a bit like that, I noticed it became a major part of her character after her mother’s death). Michelle developed this idea in her head of how life is or rather how it should be. Her father should be with a certain woman (after her mother’s death, she always thought Ed should be with Holly and went to great lengths to see that it happened. It didn’t work, but that’s what she wanted), Rick and Abby should be together and never fight. Meta should always be there for her.

And love … well … love should be this safe and ever-after happy thing … always there … always supportive … and never changing, evolving or growing. Another words … she believed in the final sentence of fairy tales … “and they lived happily ever after.” To her, that was what love was, she never looked past that to see if the prince and princess in the fairytale fought, had troubles, grew apart, etc. To her, once love was established, that was basically it … and it should remain there with no changes. And any deviance from this picture she had her mind, she refused to acknowledge, because she was scared of what that would mean.

Currently, the truth that she is scared of is her increasing feelings for Danny. While he can be sweet, loving, and protective (all very much princely attributes), he’s also has a wicked temper, a horrible mother, a strict code of loyalty and he has this sexuality and raw passion that seeps from every pore of his body. These things don’t fit into her idea of a fairytale prince. Jesse’s tame passion and gentle manner do fit those deeply enseeded beliefs.

So here she is … confused about her feelings, refusing to face them, because to her, they aren’t what she’s always pictured. Danny isn’t a fairytale. At times he can be a nightmare. But those feelings are there, and they aren’t going any where, no matter how hard she tries to ignore them, excuse them or get rid of them. It’s making her look at love and passion in a whole new light … and this represents change. Change in her outlook in life and love.

And as I pointed out … Michelle is terrified of change.

HollyJo

 

Quote Your Real Other Half

October 24, 2019

I bid on every Guiding Light script I see on Ebay, even if I don’t go very high on the bid. I don’t check anything, but the date to make sure I don’t have it already. I recently bid on one and it was a happy surprise. It’s the script from the day of H.B.’s funeral – Air date 9/11/1997, Episode #12739. It’s spiral bound (for some reason in reverse, with the spiral on the right hand side instead of the left. The cover has a laminated photo of Larry Gates (who played H.B. Lewis) and a note: “This script was given to me by Judy Gates (1999) Larry Gates’s wife.” Note: There are also episode numbers given for the flashbacks if anyone is ever trying to find them.

Anyway there are lots of good quotes in this, but I particularly want to share one quote. Phillip Spaulding is back in town following his exile to Arizona. He returned without Beth who had kicked him out hoping that he would snap to and come back instead of get wrapped up in Spaulding drama again as he tried to find out which family member had arranged his legally required move (he eventually finds out it was Alan). Mindy Lewis, H.B.’s granddaughter, was back in town specifically for the funeral. I wanted to share the initial interchange between Phillip and Mindy.

Mindy and Phillip

Mindy Lewis and Phillip Spaulding 1997

Mindy: “So where’s your other half?”

Phillip: “It’s a….. (long story).”

Mindy: “I didn’t mean Beth. I know all about that. I’m sorry. (He nods.) I meant your REAL other half, Rick.”

Phillip: “(Smiles at the truism) He’s working. You’re going to have to go by the hospital and knock his socks off.”

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 Musical 5

October 9, 2019

One of the hardest things to track down later is what song was used with a scene. I try and catch references to specific songs and round them up. I’ve previously published Part 1Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Some of these are from old issues.

When Stephanie Forrester was dying – in a tribute to her actress’ Celtic roots – her husband Eric hired Celtic Woman to perform for them. The performed “Danny Boy” and “The Parting Glass” on the show. While Stephanie was actually dying Brooke sang “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.” Read more about it in the September 19, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

In the June 21, 2019 issue of (not sure which soap magazine, left it out originally, sorry) The Bold and the Beautiful Hope Logan Spencer listens to a song while thinking about her life with Liam it’s called “Think About You” performed by Molly McCook. It was composed by Supervising Producer Casey Kasprzyk and Senior VP Operations, Anthony Ferrari.

James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine on General Hospital) is the real life son of Chad Stuart, half of the legendary folk duo Chad and Jeremy. Chad raised both his sons hoping they would be singers. Neither were, but James decided to do an album in tribute. It’s called “The Apple Tree.” It will be out on digital distribution soon. Read all about it in the July 15, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jamal playing on the piano at the end of Empire‘s March 13, 2019 episode ended with the song “Filling Spaces.” It’s available on Amazon and iTunes according to the April 15, 2019 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

According to Melody Thomas Scott, Nikki Newman’s very first striptease was to “Love to Love You, Baby” by Donna Summer. See a photo in the March 4, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Scott Reeves (the late Ryan McNeil on The Young and the Restless) appeared as himself on As The World Turns performing in his real-life country music duo, Blue Country according to the March 4, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

When Trevor and Natalie danced at their wedding on All My Children their first dance was “You and I” recorded by Michael Feinstein. (Soap Opera Magazine, August 25, 1992)

On Days of Our Lives Molly and Tanner on February 17, 1992 ice skated to “Hold Me Now” by Dan Hill. (Soap Opera Magazine, August 25, 1992)

On the 1992 special Days of Our Lives special “One Stormy Night” Bo and Carly’s theme was from Schascle‘s album Haunted by Real Life. (Soap Opera Magazine, August 25, 1992)

In 1992 on Guiding Light Nick and Eve took a bubble bath. In the background was “OSoave Fanciulle” from La Boheme. (Soap Opera Magazine, August 25, 1992)

Andy Dixon and Courtney’s couple theme on As the World Turns is “If This Isn’t Love” composed by Gloria Skieros and is on Jobeth Taylor‘s Album. (Soap Opera Magazine, August 25, 1992)

In 2015 both Sonny and Carly on General Hospital and Sharon and Nick on The Young and the Restless had montages to “Never Ending” performed by Fisher. Find it for sale on iTunes. Read about it in the November 2, 2015 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.

 

Complete Character Guide of Guiding Light 1982

October 7, 2019

The author was apparently crazy about…..ellipses. I pulled them and added…..commas instead. I also moved the actor’s name from the end of each character description to just after the character’s name and removed the phrase “played by” for each one.

“Who’s Who in Springfield: Complete Character Guide of Guiding Light!” Daytime TV Presents General Hospital, One Life to Live, Guiding Light, and All My Children. No 7 1982 pp. 54-55

Bertha Bauer (Charita Bauer): Mother of Mike Bauer and Dr. Ed Bauer, step-mother of Hillary Bauer, great-grandmother of Alan-Michael

Mike Bauer (Don Stewart): Father of Hope Spaulding, brother of Ed Bauer, half-brother of Hillary, son of Bert, grandfather of Alan-Michael, lawyer

Dr. Ed Bauer (Peter Simon): Brother of Mike Bauer, half-brother of Hillary, Bert’s son, uncle of Hope, great-uncle of Alan-Michael, chief of staff at Cedars Hospital

Hillary Bauer (Marsha Clark): Half-sister of Mike and Ed Bauer, daughter of the late Bill Bauer and Simone Moray, nurse at Cedars Hosptial, living with Derek Colby.

Dr. Sara McIntyre (Millette Alexander): Adoptive mother of Tim Werner, wife of Adam Thorpe, sex therapist at Cedars Hospital

Tim Werner (Nigel Reed): Adopted son of Dr. Sara McIntyre attends Springfield University

Nola Reardon (Lisa Brown): Mother of Kelly Louise [Ed. note: later renamed Anatasia], sister of Tony and Maureen, works for Quint McCord as sort of a housekeeper, daughter of Bea, has strong desires for Kelly Nelson

Tony Reardon (Gregory Beecroft): Son of Bea, brother of Nola and Maureen, involved Katie Parker, manager of Wired for Sound [Ed. Note: a popular disco in Springfield where they’d have guest star musicians perform sometimes]

Maureen Reardon (Ellen Dolan): Daughter of Bea, sister of Tony and Nola, working at Cedars Hospital [Ed. Note: She would later marry Ed and she would become Michelle’s mother.]

Bea Reardon (Lee Lawson): Mother of Tony, Nola, and Maureen, manages Reardon Boarding House, involved with Henry Chamberlain [Ed. Note: Henry was Vanessa’s father.)

Alan Spaulding (Chris Bernau): Father of Amanda Wexler McFarren [Ed. note: She would later go by Amanda Spaulding.] and Alan-Michael, adoptive father of Phillip Spaulding, married to Hope, ex-husband to Jackie Marler and Elizabeth Spaulding, owner of Spaulding Enterprises, spent time in jail because of conspiracy charges (Ed. note: Roger Thorpe blackmailed him into helping Roger get out of the country after he was ready to be convicted of martial rape of Holly.)

Hope Bauer Spaulding (Elvera Roussel): Mother of Alan-Michael, wife of Alan Spaulding, daughter of Mike Bauer, niece of Dr. Ed Bauer, granddaughter of Bert Bauer

Dr. Justin Marler (Tom O’Rourke): Husband of Jackie Marler, brother of Ross and Lanie, natural father of Phillip Spaulding, ex-husband of Elizabeth Spaulding, heart specialist

Jackie Marler (Carrie Mowery): Wife of Justin Marler, mother of Phillip Spaulding, ex-wife of Alan Spaulding, runs a gift shop near Cedars

Carrie Marler (Jane Elliot): Newly married to Ross Marler, has a son Todd, acquitted of murdering Diane Ballard and Joe Bradley, schizophrenic, an architect

Ross Marler (Jerry verDorn): Husband of Carrie, brother of Justin and Lainie, former lover of Vanessa Chamberlain [Ed. Note: Vanessa was originally created as a love interest for Ross. We will later on find out they have a daughter Dinah from that time.]

Trish Lewis (Rebecca Hollen): Wife of Andy, sister of Josh, co-owner of Wired for Sound with Vanessa Chamberlain

Josh Lewis (Robert Newman): Brother of Trish, manages the career for Floyd Parker, Currently blackmailing Leslie Ann Monroe [Ed. Note: At the time Floyd Parker had become an overnight rock star, sadly it won’t last long.]

Leslie Ann Monroe (Carolyn Ann Clark): Involved with Floyd Parker, former prostitute, now a nurse at Cedars Hospital, being blackmailed by Josh Lewis who know about her secret past [Ed. Note: Leslie was an idiot, Floyd was really in love with her, he’d have done anything for her, instead she dumped him and got mixed up with Warren Andrews, who loved her after his own way, but also almost drove her to suicide and was directly, if not intentionally, responsible for her death.]

Katie Parker (Denise Pence): sister of Floyd, nurse at Cedars Hospital, dating Tony Reardon

Quint McCord (Michael Tylo): Rich, mysterious business man, lives in a mansion with Mrs. Renfield and Nola Reardon [Ed. Note: We will soon discover that Quint’s dad was really Henry Chamberlain and he eventually takes his last name. Even though he’s normally credited as Michael, I changed it because this particular article credited him as Mike Tylo.]

Mrs. Renfield (Beulah Garrick): Employee of Quint McCord

Jennifer Richards (Geraldine Court): Mother of Amanda McFarren through her relationship with Alan Spaulding, mother of Morgan Nelson, mother-in-law of Kelly Nelson, formerly Jane Marie Stafford, sister of Chet, daughter of Logan Stafford

Amanda McFarren (Kathleen Cullen): Illegitimate daughter of Jennifer Richards and Alan Spaulding, half-sister of Morgan Nelson, acting head of Spaulding Enterprises, ex-wife of Ben McFarren

Morgan Nelson (Jennifer Cooke): Daughter of Jennifer Richards, married to Kelly Nelson, beginning a modeling career, half-sister of Amanda McFarren

Kelly Nelson (John Weslety Shipp): Husband of Morgan Nelson, intern at Cedars Hospital, son-in-law of Jennifer Richards [Ed. Note: A pretty important bit they skipped was he is also Ed Bauer’s godson which is part of what brought him to town to begin with.]

Eve McFarren (Janet Grey): Sister of Rita Stapleton, former wife of Ben McFarren, runs a gift shop near Cedars Hospital with Jackie Marler

Henry Chamberlain (William Roerick): Father of Vanessa Chamberlain, stockholder of Spaulding Enterprises, dating Bea Reardon, businessman

Vanessa Chamberlain (Maeve Kinkead): Daughter of Henry Chamberlain, once in love with Ross Marler, co-owern of Wired for Sound, wants to control Spaulding Enterprises, involved with Mark Evans

Mark Evans (Mark Pinter): Employee at Spaulding Enterprises, involved with Vanessa Chamberlain

Derek Colby (Harley Venton): Living with Hillary Bauer, lawyer

 

What’s Happening on Guiding Light!

October 6, 2019

Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening in Springfield in 1982.

“What’s Happening On Guiding Light!” Daytime TV Presents General Hospital, One Life to Live, Guiding Light, and All My Children. No 7 1982 pp. 56-57

At home in Springfield, Ross fought to save Carrie from a guilty verdict for the murder of Diane. But haunted by her past and filled with overwhelming guilt Carrie did not want to be saved. However, Ross, consumed with love, pushed on in his defense, and just when all looked hopeless, Carrie broke down on a witness stand. She revealed why she had remained silent so long, “To protect my little boy.” Carrie sadly spoke of how Diane had caused her husband, Todd, to commit suicide. And she recalled how she had to give up her son, promising to never see him again. But she made the adoptive parents vow: “To name him Todd, after his father, so he would not be forgotten.” The jury returned a verdict of “not guilty.”

After much pleading, Ross was rewarded when Carrie consented to marry him. Although Carrie wondered if she had a right to marry him. Her past remained a dark secret, even to her. Carrie prepared for the wedding, and frequently saw Sara to try and recall her hidden past. Just before the wedding, mysteriously, Carrie’s dress is slashed to ribbons. She told Ross, and he suspected Vanessa.

Back in Springfield, Amanda’s bitterness towards her father, especially towards her husband, Ben, was fading. Vanessa’s new beau, Mark, who had come to work at Spaulding Enterprises, found Amanda charming and became her friend. He convinced her to forgive Ross, which she did. In fact, Amanda attended his wedding, and dreamed that perhaps someday, she would find such happiness, too.

Carrie begged Ross to tell her about the honeymoon plans, but Ross insisted on keeping them a surprise and what a surprise! On arriving in picturesque Seattle, Carrie was still in the dark. But at lunch Carrie found out Ross’s secret. While they dined, in walked a family of three – a mother, a father, and a little boy. Carrie felt a curious tug a her heart when she saw them and told Ross about her feelings. Ross tolder her the little boy was her son, Todd. Carrie cried with gratitutde. “Why did you arrange  this?” she asked Ross. He said, “You told me the one thing you wanted most was to know your son was happy.” And so, Ross had given Carrie the most wonderful wedding gift of all. And when the family left, the mother gave Carrie a picture of her son – a momento she would treasure forever.

Vanessa tried to discover who had been given Alan’s stock proxy. She was elated to find out that “daddy” had it. She hoped she could control, Spaulding Enterprises, through her father. But Henry was slipping away from Vanessa’s vise-like control. He was dating Bea, and finding he could live his life without Vanessa’s contstant meddling.

A sexy photo of Morgan made the cover of a national nurse’s magazine. But Kelly had made a vow never to be jealous again, and to the surprise of everyone, he kept it… but for how long?

Nola lived a life of mystery in Quint’s lusurious mansion. And her imagination went wild. She watched old movies and then fantasized about Kelly and Quint. There was Nola as Ingrid Berman in Casablanca. Quint was Bogart, saying “Here’s looking at you, kid.” And Kelly was the underground resistance, taking her away with him to freedom. Then Nola was Cathy and Quint was Healthcliff in her Wuthering Heights fantasty.

Meanwhile, Floyd, frustrated in his affections towards Nola, fell in love with a new girl, Leslie Ann. However, poor Leslie had a dangerous secret. She was once a hooker. And Josh Lewis blackmailed her, threatening to tell all.

Nola was confused. At times she thought she could love Quint, but he was too mysterious and frightening. And then there was Kelly. She wanted to still win him. But he had refused to be her child’s godfather, and this had made her cry bitter tears. So, Nola turned to Quint for comfort. And she tried to destroy Mrs. Renfield’s hold on him. As ususal Nola was plotting and planning and manipulating everyone’s life. She refused Floyd’s offer of child support. And she let Quint think that Kelly was the real father of her little girl. What would she pull next?

So Long Springfield

September 13, 2019

The announcement that Guiding Light had been cancelled was met with a howl of anguish across the land which was met by a series of cast reunions across the country allowing fans to visit with their favorite actors. Sadly these events were clustered along the coasts and I didn’t get to one, but I’ve been told that a good time was had by all. I’ve also been told they were money makers enough so that new dates were added several times until they did a cruise which lost money and so was the end. (That’s second hand so it might not be true, but anyway they’re weren’t anymore after the cruise.) To be fair themed cruises are the “developing land on your own” of the entertainment field. It’s very hard to make money on them. You need a super large group of people to pay back both the expenses and the paychecks of the special guests before you can make money and frankly there are cruise people and non-cruise people. Either you do them a lot and think they’re great or have never done one before and are fairly wary. No matter how much you like something to take a special guest cruise when you haven’t done that before takes an extra jump of faith a lot of people aren’t willing to take – presumably from the number of them I know of that failed to make minimums. (I sadly blame this for the lack of a similar goodbye tour for As the World Turns.)

In honor of the anniversary of the end of Guiding Light I’m sharing some of the things from the souvenir booklet they put out. The one I have (sadly second hand since I didn’t get to go) is from Pittsburgh, but I’m guessing that except for the ads they are the same or at least very similar.

Here is the text of the welcome letter from Michael S. Gold, President of Celebrity Events Group, LLC that put on the So Long Springfield events:

How does the world say goodbye to the extraordinary people who have touched so many lives the last 72 years? I refer, of course, to the remarkable actors of Guiding Light. These incredible people have entered our lives during the last seven decades and become unforgettable. They are more than actors, they are part of our lives, they are our friends.

Guiding Light is more than just a television show that has made history. It has made relationship stronger between mothers, daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters. Each weekday, it connected mothers’-in-law, husbands, and wives, sisters and co-workers. It has united the gay community and caused women to become more vigilant about their breast health. It has changed the way we think about so many things.

The fact is, the world wasn’t ready to say goodbye to the cast OR the show. We are here today not only to say farewell, but instead to celebrate all that Guiding Light was to each and every one of us. Every person in this room is here to catch their last glimpse, send good wishes to the cast, or hear a last song. The number of ans that wanted to attend this event far surpassed the capacity of this room. Incredibly we have attendees from 32 states and Canada represented here today. Guiding Light is a true phenomenon.

No, the world isn’t ready to extinguish the flame that brightened their everyday lives. There will be much laughter, there will be many tears and there will be lasting memories made here today. I hope, of course, that these memories will be with you “always.”

  • MSG

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 September 2019

September 5, 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

DUstin – Donna Logan and Justin Barber

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

Stabi – Stefan O. DiMera and Gabi Hernandez

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

Chillow – Harrison Chase and Willow Tait

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

Driz – Drew Quartermaine and Liz Webber

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

Abturo – Abby Newman and Autro Rosales

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

Elevon – Elena Dawson (his half-sister Ana’s cousin on the other side) and Devon Hamilton

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

Seo – Summer Newman and Theo Vanderway

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

Style – Summer Newman and Kyle Abbott

Tabby – Tyler Michaelson and Abby Carleton Newman

Tobby – Toby and Abby Carleton Newman

Trane – Traci Abbott and Cane Ashby

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

Vane – Victoria Newman and Cane Ashby

Villy – Victoria Newman and Billy Abbott

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

Big Bang Theory

Bernard  Bernadette Rostenkowski and Howard Wolowitz aka Howardette

Howardette – Howard Wolowitz and Bernadette Rostenkowski aka Bernard

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: September 4, 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.

Guiding Light Head Writer July 2018 – Soap Opera Magazine

August 22, 2019

Author’s Note: This is a little different type of fanfic. I can’t write every day for the soap so I have to kind of draw ellipses in between the Bauer BBQ stories. This one is mostly touching on things we’re really not going to see, but I want people to know are going on. Maybe we’ll get to see some of it, but not much.

Guiding Light Head Writer July 2018 – Soap Opera Magazine

Q: So you’ve been headwriter of Guiding Light for just over a year now. Do you feel about where Springfield is today?

A: I’m feeling that Springfield is in really good shape. I’ve been having viewers writing me, online, in person tell me that Springfield feels like home again and that’s been one of my major goals.

Q: Have you had any specific overall goals?

A: Probably the largest problem that I’ve been facing is that there has been a big gap in ages. Frankly it isn’t a problem just on Guiding Light, but soap operas have gotten into trouble. They have been pretending that generations don’t exist. All of them have been written like there are babies, kids for a short while, teenagers, MAYBE a one or two young 20s, and then everyone else except maybe 1 person is in the same generation. That’s no way to create a community. Doing that cuts out so many story possibilities. It also hurts family relationships and honestly one of the things viewers want from soaps (even those who have their own close families) is a close connected family and community and that means they want generations. Soaps used to excel at that, but they’ve lost their way. I’ve been working on clearing the decks, but I hope our upcoming stories this next year will bring in some characters, long and short term, that will fill in that age gap so we don’t have to pretend people who’ve been on the show for decades would be dating comparative children.

Q: You’ve also been bringing back classic characters from different eras. You had a couple of big returns at the BBQ.

A: Yes, probably from a NAME perspective our big get was James Earl Jones. Jim Frazier sadly wasn’t a long-term character, but he was played by BOTH James Earl Jones AND Billy Dee Williams. I think that he was played with that much talent says a lot about the power and influence of the character. Sadly I don’t think we’d get either one for much of a run, but Mr. Jones said he was very appreciate of the dealing with the Korean War trauma in the script. We just had him for the two episodes, but we’re hoping on having him come back for another couple of episodes later this year. I think if we can work with him on time and he likes the script he’ll be back. I mean someone of that authority you have to give them something with meat on it to tempt them to come.

Q: But I’d say from a character perspective you had a couple of returns that might have more everyday impact.

A: I’d agree. Mr. Jones is Christmas, but we’ve got a couple of people returning who will impact the show more day to day. The one I’m most excited about is Hope Bauer. I really don’t understand why they never brought Hope back before. I understand that it was a power play to get rid of her in the first place, but it’s a key role. How do you bring back Alan-Michael for years on multiple occasions and then never bring back Hope even for a short run? She’s got all these family connections that remain unexplored, decades worth of what was she doing, is she sober now, and all sorts of stuff to play with.

We’ve also brought back Eleni. I think that’s very important for Frank. Once Eleni left the canvas they just never really found another firm foothold for Frank other than basic cop, Buzz’s son, and Manny’s friend. The character was so much more multi-dimensional than that and Eleni was what brought that out the most, so if Frank’s going to be a very viable character we need to deal with Eleni since she was just sort of dropped. It never felt like their story got a real end. Is that what we’re going to see now or will this be the start of a new story? We’ll just have to wait and see. I also think Eleni’s return is timely because Eleni was an illegal alien. It wasn’t really on anybody’s radar back then other than an excuse for green card marriages and Eleni was the one who found the most connection in Springfield. She’s going to be an excellent person for helping us explore a topic that’s so front and center today.

Q: Will we be seeing more favorites return?

A: I really love how Days has been bringing back favorites for arcs rather than trying to keep as large a cast all the time. I’m trying that model so you can expect to see other people and new characters with a familial connection to people that once lived in town, but they might be brought in and out as needed. Let’s face it to keep a character you need a certain amount of money, air time, and storyline and even if you had endless money, the time and story limits how many people we can have on at once. But if there is a gap someone you know can fill as opposed to bringing on a complete stranger. I want it to be said that Springfield really felt like Springfield during my time here.

Q: We’ve been having some questions from readers about your Manny story. It seemed like you started the vasectomy story and just dropped it. What happened there?

A: Well, it started out I was going to do a quick little problem at the Bauer BBQ storyline for them. I like to do that because when you’re hosting a big event there’s always tension that brings up stuff. I figured Danny would last a day and then cave at the end of the day, but when I really started to write it there was more depth there. This touches on religion and of all the foundation stones Danny was raised with that’s the only one left so it’s a big deal to move against it. So there’s that and that there’s a lot of old think that this is a mark against his virility and that attacks how Danny thinks of himself as a person. There’s more there than I thought there’d be. But I already had lots of storyline lined up for this fall so we kind of hit pause on this story, but we’ll get back to it.

Q: It seems like something went off the rails with Ed and Holly, too, any hints, there?

A: Ed and Holly have been one of our most stable couples dropping in and out of the story for years, but they’ve just been traveling parallel. They’ve never remarried, but let’s face it our legal system is set up to work best for married people, legal rights, inheritance, power of attorney, etc. so as they are getting older that reality starts to come into clearer focus. There are legal reasons to get married and legal reasons to not get married as you get older. Ed is taking getting married as an obvious move and has taken it for granted that Holly will just marry him because he’s asked. So on one side we have the fact that Holly really only wants marriage if it’s a romance, she’s not interested in doing the sane, rational thing. She doesn’t want marriage like a business deal. However, if Ed gives her romance how will she react when she gets them? And if they do look at the cold business analysis is getting married where will the money/legal right of it land?

Q: You mentioned illegal immigration so far, are you doing any other storylines based on current events?

A: Yes, and this fits in very well with what I was saying about using people with a connection. The story of the sexual abuse scandal with the University of Michigan and the USA Gymnastics is one that really isn’t completely being told. You have to really dig to find out what Larry Nausar did and how he got away with it. It wasn’t just that he intimidated them into silence, his victims came forward and were not believed. How did that happen? We happen to have a top gymnast who was going for the Olympics in the Bauer family tree (cousin Lacey Bauer – look for her at the Bauer BBQ A-M parachuted into). Now Lacey really wasn’t an impactful character. She probably impacted Cameron the most and most fans responses to that are probably – Cameron who? So it isn’t that she had a big connection here, but she WAS established as a top gymnast. Since we’ve seen her she got close to her dream and failed. She saw her daughter as her second chance at gold so that impacted her experience with it. Things happened to her daughter. How did that happen? The culture that allowed it has been thrown into stark relief if people look, but the same attitudes can play out against other sports and even some arts. We’re going to really dig into that.

I’m also going to do a three part #MeToo story. There is a long tradition of it being hard for targets of this kind of behavior or even assault to be believed, BUT every story can’t be true just because of human nature so we’re going to do one story where it’s crystal clear something happened and it’s going to be very hard for the victim to be believed and prove it. There is also going to be a story where someone is going to make a false accusation for reasons of their own, but what I’m most excited about is the third story. One of the storylines that I’ve always been sorriest they dropped was when Ben Harris on As the World Turns was arrested for basically matching a description of someone wanted based on his race. From how it was originally presented we didn’t know if the cop was deliberately targeting him and assaulting him because Ben was black or if he was legitimately following a lead. However, instead of playing it out they blinked and instead turned Teague into an evil despicable person who eventually kidnapped and almost killed Jack and Carly. Real life is almost always grayer than that. In the last couple of years there was an article in Indian Country about a native student who got into a conflict with a Jewish professor who had family members lost in the Holocaust over what constituted a genocide. You could just hear both sides of the article reading about it and they both 100% believed they were right and had facts on their side. Each believed they were not only right, but righteous. That’s the kind of situation I want to set up where each side quite reasonably has their own interpretation that there isn’t malice in either one. Which one really has the right of it? Can they both be right? We’re going to really explore that too.

Q: So far your tenure has been very successful. Ratings are up in all demographics. Are you feeling confident about what comes next?

A: There are t-shirts fans designed you can get online that say “I want to live in Springfield.” I think people do. Soap operas, especially the former Proctor and Gamble soaps, create a home. These people are your family and when you get home you want to feel you’re home. I hope everyone feels like they’re home again.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 7 by Robansuefarm

August 19, 2019

Author’s Note: We finish with the 2018 Bauer BBQ. I hope you’ve all had fun at the BBQ. Watch for some continuing stories and if you have an idea for Bauer BBQ 2019 let me know.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 7 by Robansuefarm

Scene 28

There have been instances all during the BBQ where Cyrus and Marina almost connected, but in deference to Shayne and Mel’s feelings (see the food fight at Towers last year) one or the other had broken off and gone the other way. Now Cyrus and Marina came from opposite directions, discovering their cars are parked almost right next to each other. Seeing each other Marina and Cyrus froze. Marina turned around to leave and then she stopped and turned back around. “No, this is ridiculous.”

“What is ridiculous?”

“Us, pretending that each other doesn’t exist to keep Shane and Mel happy. I mean who are we fooling?”

Cyrus laughed as Marina turned around so they faced each other. “It is a little silly, isn’t it?”

“I mean it isn’t like we weren’t friends before either of us got involved.”

“I know right. God, it feels a lot better talking to you than acting like you were infectious or something. We always were a good team and working on the PTA committee just confirmed that. The fact WE have a connection doesn’t mean anything bad about our marriages.”

“Exactly! I mean just because we were once involved and thought we were in love…Shayne thought he was in love with Dinah like months before we got together, I thought I was in love with Mallet, Mel thought she was in love with Rick. You thought you were in love with Harley for awhile. It doesn’t mean anything now.”

Cyrus and Marina had been moving closer to each other as they talked. Cyrus added, “I mean just because we had crazy chemistry.”

“Just because we had a lot of fun and trusted each other.”

“Just because we were super exciting…and things have been very stable in our marriages…”

“Solid…”

“Dependable…”

“Boring.” They quickly close the final distance between them in a very carnal kiss.

Scene 29

Kevin came into the kitchen, still holding Jude’s phone. Rick was doing some clean up and refilling. He looked up as Kevin came in. “Hey, Buddy, what’s up?”

Kevin snorted. “I don’t know.”

“You don’t know how you are?”

“I’m not sure I know WHO I AM. Let alone anybody else.”

Rick looked puzzled. “What’s wrong, Kevin? Hey, isn’t that Jude’s phone?”

Kevin looked down at his hand as if he’d never seen it before. Until then he’d forgotten it was still in his hand. “I don’t know. Why don’t you tell me?” He held out Jude’s phone, still showing the Springfield Journal article to Rick. He quickly read the headline and then his eyes flew to Kevin. “Why don’t you tell me, DAD?”

Scene 30

Frank stood looking at Blake talking across the yard. He sighed and as he turned away he knocked into a table on the edge of the eating area. The bowl of oranges that we saw on the island during prep is now on the table. Frank’s collusion knocks over the bowl of oranges. Several rolled off the table and he bends over to pick them up. One rolls farther than the others by the gate and into the foot of the woman who had just come through it. The camera slowly pans up to her face. “Oranges, Frankie? This seems a little familiar.”

“Eleni!” he breathed.

Scene 31

The scene opens with a close up of one of the empty bottles of wine in the straw. With a clink the second empty bottle joined it. Jude and Clarissa sat there. Silent.

Clarissa spoke first, “Well, that was a bust. I don’t feel any better, do you?”

Jude started laughing. “No, I don’t, not a bit.”

Clarissa looked at him strangely for about a minute. Then she laughed slowly and then more and more and pretty soon they were both laughing until tears came from their eyes. They both calmed for a minute and then they looked at each other and then started busting up again.

Jude finally gasped out. “I guess this was a great idea after all.”

“This was the perfect location. You were so clever to think of it. You’re so clever and nice. Your dad is an idiot to take you for granted.”

“And Robbie is an idiot for not picking you over Sarah. You’re smart, kind, pretty. He’s an idiot.”

Clarissa reached over and touched Jude’s face. Jude said, “A real idiot” and moved in and kissed her. It was a major kiss. They broke apart panting, staring in each other’s eyes. Then they came together with Jude easing Clarissa down onto the tarp.

End of Episode

So what happened next? Stay tuned! Same Light Time, Same Light Channel!

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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