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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

https://twitter.com/RicksPinkShirt/status/580891348032602112/photo/1

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.

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.

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

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Odds and Ends Musical 4

January 22, 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 and Part 3. Some of these are from old issues.

In 2010 The Bold and the Beautiful released an album of music from the show. It’s called “Music of Passion and Romance” and it’s still available on iTunes. Read more about it in the December 21, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On All My Children Trevor and Natalie danced to the song “You and I” recorded by Michael Feinstein in the August 25, 1992 issue of Soap Opera Magazine.

The song “Next to You” was sung by Julia Michaels at the 2009 wedding of Liam Spencer and Steffy Forrester. It’s the one where she wore black. Read more about it in the September 18, 2017 CBS Soaps in Depth.

The version used by Bridge (Brooke Logan and Ridge Forrester) as their theme “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole according to the August 25, 1992 issue of Soap Opera Magazine.

At Hope’s ill-fated graduation party (Brooke “accidentally” slept with Oliver) in 2010, The Bold and the Beautiful had Daddy Yankee guest star to sing the song “Posse.” Read about it and see a photo in the Aug. 21, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

In the reboot of Dynasty they use 1980s songs covered with a modern twist. The May 7, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest specifically mentions out Tina Turner‘s 1984 classic megahit, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” was sung by The Prides, and the Howard Jones 1983 hit, “What is Love?” was redone by Correatown.

“Recording artist Michael McDonald performed two songs at one of Danny’s [Romalotti] concerts on the show.” – on The Young and the Restless August 7, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

On the Bold and the Beautiful when Steffy Forrester fantasized about her future with her husband Liam Spencer and their baby (right before Liam found out she’d slept with his father) in early 2018 the montage was to a song called “End of Time.” It was written by Brad Bell, Casey Kasprzyk, and Anthony Ferrari. It was sung by Kiley Dean a big time backup singer. Read more about it in the February 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Mary J. Bilge sampled The Bold and the Beautiful‘s theme song for her hit “No More Drama” according to the January 8, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Aspiring singer Tessa Porter sang “Man Without a Prayer” on June 15, 2017 episode of The Young and the Restless. It was sung by Tessa’s actress Cait Fairbanks and written by Johnny Douglas for his band, Invisible Panda Club. Find it on iTunes. Read about it in the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On the May 9, 2017 episode of Pretty Little Liars the song when Aria and Ezra first came fact to face after his presumed dead Nicole showed up was “Don’t Let Me Go” by Raign. Read about it and other appearances of the song in the June 19, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest. In the May 30, 2017 episode when Aria broke down after turning against her friends was “Some Devil” by Dave Matthews according to the July 24, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

On One Life to Live when Kevin and Kelly kissed and nearly made love New Year’s Eve 1999 they used a series of songs according to the February 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly: “The songs were Abra Moore‘s “Keeps My Body Warm” from her CD Strangest Places, BMG/Arista Sophie B. Hawkins’ “Nocturne” from the CD Timbre, Sony/Columbia, and Simply Red’s “The Sky is a Gypsy” can be found on the CD Love and the Russian Winter, WEA/Elektra Entertainment.”

Paul Leonard-Morgan is the composer of the Dynasty reboot. Read a full feature on him in the April 2, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Tonic preformed two of their songs on As the World Turns, but refused to let any soap magazines cover it. See Winners and Losers in the February 8, 2000 issue of Soap Opera Weekly.

Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) has announced that his wife Shay has dropped her first single release called “Sonic Illusion.” Read all about it in the Feb. 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In an interview in the November 5, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest, John McCook (Eric Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) said that he wrote, “I wrote the piece that Quinn and Eric dance to sometimes. They’ve used that over and over as our ‘theme,’ and I like that we use that because I get paid.” He gives a little more information about the song and John Nordstrom orchestrating it in the June 11, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Nordstrom is a composer for The Bold and the Beautiful.

During Drucilla and Neil’s 2003 Christmas wedding, her actress Victoria Rowell, arranged for Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore to sing Clint Black‘s “When I Say I Do” for the ceremony. Read all about it in the January 7, 2019 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

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.

 

Bad Stories Badly Done Pulling Punches

September 24, 2018

Lately I’ve been irritated by some of the bad storytelling on The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital. I know on Twitter I’ve complained about these stories especially making JT a domestic abuser and Hope coming back to town. However, it isn’t just that these are bad ideas, but the general way soaps have been telling them that is driving me nuts! (This was the post I was working on when I came down with the cold so that’s why I’m coming up with a long one on other soap operas to start back.)

Why These are Terrible Ideas

JT as Domestic Abuser

Domestic abuse is an important story and a story that talked about getting out of that situation should bear repeating. I have no problem with them doing a story about domestic abuse, but JT was a terrible person to choose. The entire focus of this return trip was his relationship with Victoria. Now one tweeter I respect said they were glad to see them back together. However, JToria were an unfortunate coda to JT’s story. The best JToria scenes (which were quite good) were while Victoria was in a coma — that’s not a good sign. Frankly it made no sense characterwise and I always assumed this was just one of those soap writer things. Sometimes they like to write real life couples into the show. JT was a romantic figure on the show. His and Colleen’s was the best teen love story the show EVER did. Brittany was his best friend & the show before & after his relationship with Colleen teased us with a Brittany-JT couple. I think theirs might be the longest time ship of a couple that never got a chance. JT was an idealized bad boy who did bad things, but gave it up for love. Soap twitter still tweets (or at least had tweeted) about JT-Colleen on a fairly regular basis and every couple of months you see someone talk about Brittany-JT. BUT what the heck, by all means destroy him & all that good will & interest.

Hope Returns

Let’s be honest, The Bold and the Beautiful has always been a hotbed of insest and triangles. Despite the fact that Ridge flip and flopped his way between Brooke & the other one (not a dig at Taylor she just wasn’t the only Brooke alternative Ridge flitted to), the triangle that just really ticked fans off was Hope-Liam-Steffy. They talk about it as the triangle that refused to die. Even people who didn’t like Steffy or wanted Liam or Steffy with someone else didn’t seem to be Lope heavy. We weren’t seeing “Gee, when will they ever bring back Hope?!” tweets. STILL people talking — sure, former Hope fans taking occassional swipes at Steffy — you bet. But I was NOT seeing anyone saying “Gee, I wish Hope was back here” or “if Hope was here Liam wouldn’t be talking like this” or “BRING BACK HOPE!” Or anything like that. I think people were glad the triangle that would not die was dead. They’d just spent MONTHS building up the idea of Liam & Sally. I don’t know that they were too popular, but the expectation and some interest was there. So HERE’s a great idea let’s drop all of that effort and bring Hope back & start up and strike up another chorus of “This is the song that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends….”

Jason and Jason and Sam

Let’s be honest there were problems with the story almost from when Billy Miller was cast. Mostly because a lot of fans didn’t WANT another Jason they wanted THE Jason & would automatically hate anyone else. (I honest to God don’t understand why, but the fact is undeniable.) I’ve talked about this before and again I respect their fanship and some of this is the story they wanted, but I can’t believe that most of it is. Even the General Hospital advertising can’t seem to believe they aren’t telling the stories they want to use in ads. They brought back Jason – made him Jason – broke up Drew and Sam …. and let the story drop completely. They are playing Sam with…. actually they aren’t playing Sam with anyone.

They Are Being Told Badly – What Went Wrong

The Half-Destruction of JT

In addition to the fact they put JT back with Victoria, the problem was they ignored every other JT relationship. When I think of JT I think Colleen, Brittany, Paul, Katherine, Billy, Rafe, Tracy, Reed…then a big long gap….then Victoria. Colleen was mentioned a couple of times, but what we thought were sweet scenes of fan service were actually only trying to remind why people JT hated Victor. Brittany was brought back only to emphasis how their close relationship had been destroyed. Paul had long mentored JT. It was an important relationship on the show, a defining relationship for both characters. It also was the only time we saw Paul actually get to be the father (like his father Carl) that he was meant to be. When JT came back Paul treated JT as if he was something he had scraped  off his shoe; something he wasn’t looking forward to cleaning off. Katherine who was the only one who called him Jeffery Todd also had a rather mentor/buddy type role with him. He didn’t once acknowledge her existence, visit her grave, stop & see the house & Esther or anything. Billy – OK JT and Billy left on pretty bad terms, but still he only saw him as a threat to his & Victoria’s relationship not as someone he’d had a long term relationship with. They had redefined JT & the leaks that this was a domestic abuse storyline meant that even the few good scenes were tinged with a sense of wariness and foreboding. JT was half ruined already as relationships were trashed.

We finally got to the episode that was supposed to actually be violent when JT pushed Victoria and I think the overall take on Twitter was — that’s it? Sure it wasn’t good and he left some bruises, but frankly I was expecting a lot more. The best episodes of the whole story was when Victoria broke down and told the girls about JT abusing her. It sounded horrific and hopefully encouraged other women to stand up for themselves. However, what she recounted didn’t match up with what we’d seen on screen. Constant belittling? I’m sorry truth is the perfect defense for libel. Sure he yelled a bit when he shouldn’t but honestly pretty much everything he said was a valid comment. Frankly soap twitter had said a lot worse stuff (that was all also true). The thing he was most out of line about was being jealous of Billy for very little reason which considering Victoria was involved with Billy when their relationship ended the first time and since then Billy and Victoria had reunited several times he had reason to react that way. So while it was over nothing, it was pretty reasonable. Over all it left me thinking, that’s it?

I mean if the purpose of the story as they said that domestic abuse can even happen to strong women then step one would be to do SOMETHING other than occassionally say “Victoria is a strong business woman.” Let’s face it she hasn’t been written as a strong business woman since Heather Tom played her, but the writing is only part of it. “Victoria” has what she must think of as her “Business Face” her eyes are wide open like a deer in headlights and somehow she  freezes her chin tucked up like it’s getting ready to tremble every second, but never quite does. She could have saved her company after the face mask debacle. She could have at the very least done more to try to save it other than asking one friend if they’d loan her the money and then running back to Daddy to fix it. Instead they showed her to be the incompetent JT said she was — he wasn’t being overly critical he was stating the obvious.

Then if they wanted JT to have gone nuts — make him nuts. Have him talk to Kay’s grave venting his growing frustration and hatred of Victor. Give him a shrine to Colleen. Something that WAS actually nuts. If they wanted to do this storyline they should have put the pedal to the medal and really followed through. As much as I didn’t want to see JT to hit Victoria if they were going to tell a physical abuse story he should have actually hit her at least once. In addition to the craziness they also made JT stupid as both Victor and even Victoria outsmarted him. At least well past retirement age Victor didn’t win another physical fight, but as it was JT wasn’t even really trying to kill him and if he had been he failed. As it was they ruined JT with a story they didn’t really show. JT wasn’t shown as crazy, wasn’t shown as abusive, but WAS shown as a failure who had lost or abandoned every single relationship of note and couldn’t even compotently abuse, attack, or kill someone or even do his job and was suddenly so stupid that pretty much everyone he interacted with had outsmarted him.

Hope without a Purpose

As I mentioned before there wasn’t much of a call for a return of Hope and the triangle that would not die. However, they brought her back bravely “sniff” fighting back her feelings to support Steam. For about a week. And even during her “support” she was crying and saying she wanted him. If they REALLY had to bring back Hope with this ridiculous Hope supporting Steam story really tell it.

Have Hope come back NOT having done nothing except mope over Liam(since apparently she wasn’t doing Hope for the Future since this was a relaunch in LA) , but having done something successful overrseas. Have her have a healthly relationship with some unseen man. Really work on creating a sisterly relationship between Hope and Steffy which they only very rarely hint at. Have Hope’s long distance romance fall apart as they often do. Then have Steffy sleep with Bill – keeping the threat from Sally, not Hope – and with Hope and Steffy having built a true step-sister bond now they have something at stake besides Liam’s worthless self. Hope would actually have a reason to try to be supportive instead of her saying she supported them while not so secretly wanting Liam for herself the whole time. Have the long distance break up with her, comiserate with Liam about their respective former partners, and they’d organically fall back together. Get Liam and Hope together and then bring in the long distance boyfriend and let that and the stress of mundane life pull them out of this romantic haze they’ve been living in where they were only ever with each other. Let the boyfriend jog Liam’s memory of Hope’s capers and eventual marriage to Wyatt. Liam will find himself rankling under Hope (after all I don’t think anyone will disagree that Hope is clingy and demanding and Steffy accepted whatever Liam threw out her without a complaint “Steffy never objected when I….”) and that should remind Hope of his character’s lowest point where he suggested Hope abort her baby if she wouldn’t leave Wyatt and come to him with the baby. Now wouldn’t that make this same storyline play out with a lot more interest?

The Problem With JaSam and DreAm

As I mentioned the last time I talked about Jason that the key to a successful return is the second story. Jason not only really hasn’t had much of a second story, they really didn’t finish the first one. They were moving towards reuniting JaSam, including breaking up DreAm, and instead they just dropped it. I mean it’s nice he wants to give her space, but she’s barely been in the same room as either “Jason.” They should be playing them thinking of each other, looking longingly across the room. In other words all the stuff they were doing before DreAm broke up, maybe more of a distance, but they should definitely be playing it. They’ve barely seemed to even think of each other.

Now I’ll be honest, I’ve seen Steve Burton in two roles now and I honestly have no idea why anyone thinks he can act. CBS Daytime did a comedy bit one time where Kay was replaced with a paper bag puppet. If they did that with Jason, I don’t know how many people would really notice if they didn’t announce it — BUT he does have a whole bunch of fans and I get they want him here and I respect that.

However, I truly can’t believe that THIS standing around ignoring Sam is what they want. Sure they’ve slipped him back in exactly the same place with Sonny and Carly as he was before, but for the most part he’s been supporting and he’s supposed to be the lead. I would think they’d want a passionate reunion, romance, family building with their kids, SOME KIND OF INTERACTION, but almost squat. There has been more romance in the extras GH has put out on its website than in the actual show.

Sam has completely lost her connection to Drew, also. They haven’t seen each other or thought of each other. In fact, for someone whole built a pretty great life with Sam, at the suggestion she needed to think again about where she belongs, drop kicked her out the door and has had one entire relationship and is now being reunited with his “Chilly” partner from The Young and the Restless without so much of a backwards glance. He at least has story, but moving on so quickly (can you say rebound, Kim? I knew you could) and now breaking up and moving on again has undercut both what Drew had built up as DreAm and his potential as a romantic lead. Romantic leads are supposed to be people you dream about having relationships with, not one who might drop you in a hot minute.

There needs to be SOME movement here. AT LEAST show some longing, dreams, etc. with BOTH Jasons, what do they think they’re doing?

What Do They Think They’re Doing

That’s pretty much what’s going on all the soaps. People not only doing stupid stories, but they are doing them too quickly and too shallowly. If you’re going to tell a story, take the time and depth to really tell it. Soaps today are pulling their punches. That’s the most dangerous story at all.

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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