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TV Shows Only in Soapdom Update 2017

August 9, 2017

Thanks to tips from several different readers we have fleshed out our list. Are we still missing any? Exact names preferred, but if you can describe which characters were on it on what show that helps too.


All My Children

Erica Kane hosted the talk show Cutting Edge. Todd Martin also served as producer and host.

Kane was also former producer and host of Nothing But the Truth

Another World

Felicia Gallant hosted the talk show Jam Session (formerly Breakfast with Felicia)

As the World Turns

Kim Hughes hosted a local talk show for a long time called Patterns

Katie Peretti and Brad Snyder hosted the talk show Oakdale Now

WOAK local news hosted by Molly Conlin and Katie Peretti (at different times),  produced by Henry Coleman

The Bold and the Beautiful

Pam Douglas and Donna Logan Forrester hosted the Spencer Publications produced fashion show The Catwalk.

Days of Our Lives

Jack and Jennifer Deveraux hosted the talk show In the House from their house. Jennifer had previously been a TV reporter.

General Hospital

Christina Comes for Christmas was a classic Christmas movie like Miracle on 34th Street. It also appeared on One Life to Live, it was a Ron C creation. Black & white clips were filmed and shown on screen.

Guiding Light

Chelsea Reardon and Johnny Bauer hosted the talk show One on One

Nadine Cooper hosted The Love Bug

Reva Shayne Lewis hosted the talk show The Reva Lewis Show (She was eventually fired because the owners thought she was too old, setting off a drinking spree, Josh bought the station to get her show back, but she decided she didn’t want to do it anymore.) Previously Reva had occasionally covered local news stories as a reporter.

The Law a rip off of Cops focusing on local Springfield police.

WSPR local news – Dinah Marler was the station owner and frequent on air talent

One Life to Live

Access Llanview was a tabloid type show hosted by Wendy Williams  and later Carolina Bermudez

Dorian Lord hosted The View on Llanview.

Fraternity Row was a long time soap within a soap

Don’t have a confirmation of this title but You Never Know Tomorrow was a rival soap to Fraternity Row

The Daisy Awards were the equivalent of the Daytime Emmys:

Christina Comes for Christmas was a classic Christmas movie like Miracle on 34th Street, also appeared on General Hospital. Black & white clips were filmed and shown on screen. See General Hospital section.

The Young and the Restless

In 2007, Jill Abbott and Gloria Baldwin Fischer Abbott served as celebrity judges on the fashion contest reality show Extreme Catwalk. See a photo and read about it in the April 17, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

GC Buzz is a local gossip show. After he didn’t like the new story Devon Hamilton purchased the show and installed his wife Hillary as the new host in 2016. Hillary got the entire show/network? in 2017 and renamed the show The Hillary Hour. However, it’s very confusing what this show actually is because it’s watched online, on TVs, and sometimes they act like it “airs” at a specific time and other times it seems like they release episodes or even single stories whenever they feel like it. It’s very confusing.



Temptation Lane was a soap that Richard Castle’s mother appeared on years ago an on whose set Caskett solved a murder. Included in the “cast” was Rebecca Budig and Corbin Bernsen.

Love Boat

Carol Channing guested as a leading lady who had been on Mercy Hospital for 6 months.


Vermont Today was Dick Louden (Bob Newhart)’s talk show.


During the second series Gus and Shawn solve a murder on the set of the telenovela Explosion Gigantesca de Romance. Shawn goes undercover joining the cast as “Chad” the delivery boy.

Twin Peaks

Invitation To Love was a soap opera the first season.

Can you think of any more TV only shows from Daytime or Primetime?

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.

GL July 31, 2009 – Another Ed Episode

August 6, 2017

Looking back on the July 31 2009 episode of Guiding Light.

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This summary and commentary was published immediately after watching the episode. The time count is based off the CBS streaming which ran 37 minutes without commercials. I was upset at the time so this has a bit more bitter sarcasm than I normally put into my commentary. Also, while I was waiting for Rick, Ed, Danny and Michelle, Vanessa and Billy, what I got daily was Mallet and Marina.- SSU

July 31, 2009 – Ed’s back again today. Now THIS is what I foolishly thought it meant when they announced they were going to be back, on for a number of days in a run. However, from here on in, if they aren’t having Ed lie to us repeatedly on screen (which I don’t discount as a possibility) we should see more of him. Ed had a scene with Olivia mostly to confirm he’d be around and for Ed to…

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Kim Zimmer Interview 2012

July 30, 2017

Remember this fascinating interview with Kim Zimmer.

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Egg Toss Winners, 1998 Egg Toss Winners, 1998

This video is an interview that was shown on a Texas PBS Station in 2012. It’s 27 minutes long.  It’s called Kim Zimmer onInnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse (Season 10 Ep 8). It was uploaded in 2012 by the station that aired it so it probably was recorded close to that.  They go back to her first soap job and cover her career from there. Manouse apparently did A LOT of research, he asks very thorough and deep digging questions of all parts of her professional life.

Zimmer also talks about her love for theater and talks about how many soap people were theater people that wanted to spend their time there, but it didn’t play the bills. She talks about how she replaced Kathleen Turner and decided to come back and they kept Zimmer. Zimmer talks about her relationship with Pam Long. Long

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Danny is Back on July 23

July 23, 2017

Remembering and updating the last summer of the show.

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UPDATED July 22 2017: When I first started this blog I imagined it just as an episode guide with links to the accompanying footage on YouTube. Then Manny started appearing again and I decided to do description and comment on the new Manny episodes first and waited for the show to end before I picked up the beginning. This is one of those posts. It originally had a link to the CBS footage, but they’ve since removed it so I deleted the link. The time comments are based on the original CBS digital showings which did a straight timeline thorough the 37 minute video without commercials. During this update I also added my current signature block.

Danny is Back on July 23, 2017

Danny Santos is back in Springfield in two scenes today. They start at minute 15 and 19 respectively.

Scene one – Danny is minding his own business…

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Bauer BBQ 2017 Hiatus

July 10, 2017

I’m sorry, but I’ve run out of completed story. I still have the story mapped out and it will be coming, but you have to wait for me to write it. Hopefully the rest of it will be here by the end of the month. I hope you’ve enjoyed the story this far and as an apology for not finishing, here is this year’s annual Bauer BBQ speech. It’s courtesy of Rick.

Can I have your attention? It’s time again for that time honored tradition. The Bauer BBQ speech where we take a minute to think about what we’re celebrating today instead of the celebration itself….You know it still feels funny for me to be the one giving the speech because I feel like it should be a grown up like my dad or Uncle Mike or Aunt Meta giving this speech. I still feel like I should be a kid trying to filch Grandma Bert’s apple pie off the dessert table — which is probably because I still do that.

Audience chuckles

But then I look around and I see my kids, my nieces and nephew, all my friends and family, wonderful little sister, Michelle, her husband, Danny, and my beautiful wife, Mindy and I realize I am a grown up who has built a pretty great life here in Springfield. Not just my family, but I have been instrumental in making Springfield better and keeping it a great place to live. Everyone here can say the same thing.

I’ve made my share of terrible mistakes, things I wish I could take back, and I’m sure that you all can say that. I turned my back on Springfield for awhile thinking it would make my problems go away, tried to live in other places for awhile, as some of you have done, but Springfield always calls us back home. We find our answers here among all of us, as part of the community because truly “no one goes his way alone.”

The community in Springfield IS extra special, but that sense of community is all across America from, New York to LA, and oh I don’t know, from Oakdale, Illinois to Genoa City, Wisconsin to Port Charles, New York. It’s that sense of individuals pulling together to form communities of respect, dignity, hard work and perseverance and then pulling together more to form one country is what makes this country great. It’s what made it possible for a man like my great-grandfather, whose name I proudly bear, to come to this land, and with the help of his wife to create a family and to help to build this town into what it is today.

So here’s to friends here and gone, to our children, and to Springfield may it continue to be the special place it is.

Audience “To Springfield!”

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.

Bauer BBQ 1984

July 9, 2017

A slightly edited version of Bauer BBQ 1984 to share. Still looking for 1985 and 1986.

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Bauer BBQ 1984 is the only entry that I have in the 1980s for this year. I’m still looking for more. Let me know if you come across any on YouTube. This same channel has a couple of days of episodes before the BBQ. I’m sure I’ll get back to them sooner or later, but feel free to watch them now.I also want to make VERY clear that the Tony I’ll be talking about and loving on in this episode is my beloved Tony Reardon, not my much later, but also beloved Tony Santos or my severely hated Tattoo Tony Santos. Also, good heavens taste in earrings was AWFUL in 1984. Shudders!

The episode opens at the Reardon Boarding House with everyone getting ready for the BBQ (Maureen is a Reardon). Tony and Annabelle Reardon (who I adored as a couple before they just suddenly up and left on vacation…

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Real Life Bauer BBQs 1 and 2

July 4, 2017

The charity Daytime Stars and Strikes (originally Bloss Bowling) has always had a special connection with Guiding Light. The weekend of charity events includes stars from different soaps, but Guiding Light is still the focus.

Last year they made a special announcement. They were adding an event. They often do that rearranging, adding and trying new events around the weekend, but this announcement was special. This time it was A REAL LIFE BAUER BBQ hosted by Michael O’Leary’s RICK BAUER! I was so excited, but I dithered as I tried to figure out a way to get it into my schedule. Unfortunately I had an unbreakable commitment the next week and I just couldn’t figure out a way to be gone two extended weekends in a row. So I missed going and was completely convinced that I missed my chance forever….

Reports of Bauer BBQ 1

Strangely there isn’t a lot out there about the Bauer BBQ either during or after.


Rick Bauer and Blake Marler Bauer BBQ 2016

Rick Bauer and Blake Marler Bauer BBQ 2016

My report – based on things I could dig up second hand – was one of the biggest and most complete reports I could find anywhere online.

I also found this small article which packs a lot of information in a couple of sentences. It’s from the Herald-Standard in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Please note that I redid the actor/character formatting in the quote as I normally do it on this blog rather than leave it as they had it which I thought was confusing.

“The event allowed participants to meet Guiding Light actors, including Jerry VerDorn (Ross Marler), Liz Keifer (Blake Marler #5 – the main Bloss one), Jennifer Rozell (Elaine Cooper #2), Yvonna Kopacz-Wright (Mel Boudreau Bauer), Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines #2), and Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer #5). It included a trivia contest, a “Family Feud” contest, games an auction, and Bauer Burgers to raise money for autism charities. Guests received a Bauer BBQ apron and a bottle of Bauer BBQ sauce.”

Real Life Bauer BBQ #2

The best part is… turns out I didn’t miss my chance to go after all! The first real life Bauer BBQ is going to be repeated. It was so successful that they’ve made it a bigger event so while it sold out last year, this year they still have room.

These are the details we know so far:

-Hosted by everyone’s favorite “Bauer” Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer)!

DATE:  Sunday, October 8, 2017

TIME:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: The Residence Inn Secaucus Meadowlands – 800 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ

PRICE:  $150.00

They say, “Join us for a wild ride as we embark on our second Bauer BBQ!  You can expect a lot of giggles and good old fashioned fun with this event.  Sharpen up your memory (and google past BBQ’s!) because we are having trivia contests, a Family Feud Contest, a few surprise games, an auction or two and of course, delicious, genuine Bauer Burgers!   Be the first to purchase a ticket this year, be the one who wins our trivia contests, and be the one who makes a difference for Autism.  Be there!”

I’ll be looking for you!

Find more information on the Bauer BBQ and their other events both on their website and their Facebook page.

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.

Bauer BBQ Round Up Update 2016

June 30, 2017

We’re getting ready for the annual Bauer BBQ Week. In the meantime, take your invitation to attend through the years.

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Once again we wrap up another Bauer BBQ Week. I hope that you have enjoyed celebrating the Bauer BBQ with me. I’m also very excited to already have four years already found for next year, but I’m always looking for more episode, more fanfic, and more memories please share. This year I went through and removed links to earlier year posts if I’d added to them or replaced links. If you have trouble getting links in the current posts, search for past posts.

Remember it’s never too early to start on Bauer BBQ fanfic for next year:


Bauer BBQs Through the Years

NOTE: If you aren’t familiar with my episode guide blog posts, expect to find a description of what happened (sometimes commentary mixed in, sometimes separately) then a link to the footage that I’ve found.

Bauer BBQ 1984 -Earliest year available on YouTube

Bauer BBQ 1987 –…

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Romance Novels vs Soap Operas

June 28, 2017

Are romance novels and soap operas the same thing?

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Romance Novels

People who don’t have anything to do with either frequently equate romance novels and soap operas, but I really don’t think it’s a fair equation. I grew up on soap operas and kind of looked down on romance novels, but as my real job involves recommending books to people, I figure it’s part of my job to occasionally read books outside of my comfort zone to be able to discuss them with some familiarity, so over the years I’ve read some romance novels. I’ve read a few more in the last few years, looking for inspiration for fanfic. I was always surprised by how quickly romances (even historical romances – does it really matter if a story set in 1800 was written in 2012 or 1979?) date out. Romance readers take a shockingly abrupt attitude towards their books. I’ve actually seen a romance reader finish a book and…

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As The World Turns Wraps

June 25, 2017

Remembering the end of “As the World Turns.”

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I guess I long last I can answer my own long time question about which soap I love best ATWT or GL. While I will miss As the World Turns very much and feel at a loss every day at 1 PM, I don’t feel an compulsion at all to create a blog  or a YouTube discussion group about ATWT. So I must have loved GL more. Still I feel very sad to announce that today was the final day of shooting of P&G’s final soap. It’s the end of an era.

For some reason they are done shooting a full two months earlier than GL was last year for a similar end date. The sets went dark for the last time today, Wednesday, June 23, 2010. The cast has already had its wrap party (see photos at the second link below). TeleNext has already sent out its hollow message…

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