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What Soap Actors Will Remember About 2009

January 21, 2018

A nice new yeary thing to think about.

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

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

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Guiding Light Finale Update – Young and the Restless

January 14, 2018

Looking back at the end of “Guiding Light.”

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

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

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Danny Santos Middle Name

December 18, 2017

Do you know about the middle names?

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One of the great things about WordPress is that it lets you see what searches people are using to find your site. Yet again I saw that someone was looking to see if Danny Santos / Daniel Santos had a middle name. He is given a wide range of them in the Manny fanfics (Miguel, Dante, Antonio, Domingo, etc.) and it did strike me as curious too. They make such a big deal out of Robbie’s middle name and Michelle goes by her middle name you’d have thought the writers would have given him one (with a first name like Berta – she was named for Bert who died shortly after she was born – who can blame her?) so I spent a little time looking.

Danny’s character profile on SoapCentral lists no middle name. I pulled up the clip from “Welcome to the Family” which takes…

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Merry Christmas from Danny And Michelle

December 14, 2017

I just bought one for this year…. I might be a bit obsessed.

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Merry Christmas from Danny & Michelle!

A friend sent me a birthday card this year and signed it Danny & Michelle because I was back to talking about them so much. I enjoyed it enough that when I saw the “put your names on an ornament” I couldn’t resist. I like to think that’s the Laurel Falls house on the ornament. I also hear that Quint and Nola sent one to my cousin. (So I can be generous as well as obsessed.)

Merry Christmas Mannyacs!

Danny and Michelle Ornament

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Endicott Award Winners 2010

December 11, 2017

Check out these WSPR news stories.

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And the winners are…

Breaking News Story

Alan Spaulding Found Dead – Breaking News Bulletin – September 16, 2009

Feature News Story

First Lewis Golf Open – June 19, 2010

UPDATED December 10 2017: I added my current signature block.

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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Endicott Awards 2010

December 10, 2017

Checking out the Endicott Awards.

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As far as I can remember,  there wasn’t a ficitonal news award on Guiding Light, but there was one on As the World Turns. The Endicott Award was a cross between a Pulitzer and an Emmy. This year I’m giving out two of them to WSPR news stories. OK, so I made it up, but if I don’t appreciate my work, who else will. One story will win for breaking news story and another for feature news story.  The top three in each are below. Stop back tomorrow for the winners.

Breaking News Story Nominees

Alan Spaulding Found Dead – Breaking News Bulletin – September 16, 2009

Springfield Wins High School Championship – October 2, 2010

Beth Raines Struck by Car at Gate to Spaulding Estate – Feb. 1, 1999

Feature News Story

Body Found in Park – 1 Year Out – May 15, 2010

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Help Me Find These Manny Fanfics

December 3, 2017

I’m still looking for Manny fanfics that I haven’t found. If you read this please check old computers or notebooks and see if there’s any old fanfics you’ve found.

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I’m posting this now, in hopes that sometime during the holiday season some lapsed readers may feel nostalgic and check for Manny fanfic so I am making a personal request. I know for sure there are more chapters to the following stories than I’ve found and listed. Does anybody have copies of them they’d be willing to share or another website for me to find them on?


Picture Perfect

Come With Me (1920s story)

The Journal

Love Vs. Hate

Not Just Some Prince Charming

Beauty and the Beast

Into Darkness

Also, the  story called Coming Home that has Michelle living on an island and CEO Danny coming to develop her island home. It was lost when Geocities went down, but was on the fiction addiction site before that.

Also, I’ve seen The Park and Gardenias referenced so much I’d really love to read any part of them.

Please e-mail…

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Alan’s Thanksgiving Toast

November 26, 2017

Revisit Alan Spaulding’s Thanksgiving toast from 1998.

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During Thanksgiving 1998, when the entire town gathered at Millennium, Alan gave this toast.

Alan: “Ladies and gentlemen, ladies and gentlemen, if I may have your attention, this morning when I woke up I smelled turkey in the air, heard the parade on the television, and I knew it was Thanksgiving. But I had no idea at that time that I would be having Thanksgiving dinner in a night club.

Crowd: Breaks into laughter

Alan: “but here I am, here we all are with friends and family. Matter of fact I think it would be a good idea if we all joined hands right now. You know, I also learned something else about Thanksgiving, it’s a movable feast. It doesn’t matter where you count your blessings or where you give thanks, the important thing is that we do. Now despite our problems and our differences, we, everyone in this room…

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Springfield Thanksgiving 2010

November 19, 2017

I love this post about Thanksgiving 2010.

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A lot of people are really missing their shows this holiday season. Holidays meant special annual traditions in Oakdale and Springfield and it’s hard for the holiday not to feel incomplete. However, we are not really without Guiding Light, close your eyes tight & you can hear the chatter from Bizzie’s 2nd annual celebration. The house was finished last year in time for the celebration. Bill and Lizzie said on screen they were going to ask all his relatives and all of hers. Lizzie specifically said they were going to ask Michelle and Rick and their families.

Michelle and Danny Santos, Mindy and Rick Bauer, Phillip and Beth Spaulding, and Vanessa and Billy Lewis are all there. Maybe even the now reunited Quinton and Nola decided to come back? It’s been such a long time since so much of their family was there.

Michelle is reaching over to refill…

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Meta Bauer

November 12, 2017

Looking back on Aunt Meta.

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Meta Bauer – “Everyone should have an Aunt Meta.” During Meta’s last stint as a resident of Springfield, Meta was known as Aunt Meta by seemingly most of the town. She returned a s a voice of reason and experience, connecting the generations on the show (and creating a role for Mary Stuart whose seminal role on Search for Tomorrow ended with the cancellation of that show). It took her awhile to come around, but eventually she was a strong Manny supporter being almost solely responsible for getting Danny to the hospital and then into the delivery room over Claire’s objections during Robbie’s birth. (“Claire, get out of the way or I’ll shift into an even uglier gear.”) She had previously been close to Jesse Blue and became quite close to Harley Cooper, saying if she’d had a daughter, she’d be similar to Harley.

Meta actually was a long time…

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