Posts Tagged ‘Guiding Light’

Brochure from 1985

September 26, 2018

I got ahold of this publicity brochure from 1985. It does a fairly good job of summing up the story of Guiding Light and includes a “family tree” for current characters and a cast list.

Overview

Story of Guiding Light

Family Tree of Characters

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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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Cast List from Brochure 1985

September 5, 2018

This list is from a publicity brochure from 1985. I rearranged it by character first name and reversed the order so the character name comes first. I’ve added some maiden names not listed in the article.

Alexandra Spaulding von Halkein (Beverlee McKinsey)

Annabelle Sims Reardon (Harley Kozak)

Bea Reardon (Lee Lawson)

Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer)

Beth Raines (Judi Evans)

Billy Lewis (Jordan Clarke)

Claire Ramsey (Susan Pratt)

Ed Bauer (Richard van Fleet)

Fletcher Reade (Charles Jay Hammer)

Floyd Parker (Tom Nielsen)

H.B. Lewis (Larry Gates)

Henry Chamberlain (William Roerick)

India von Halkein Spaulding (Mary Kay Adams)

Jim Reardon (Michael Woods)

Katie Parker (Denise Pence)

Kyle Sampson (Larkin Malloy)

Lillian Raines (Tina Sloan)

Lujack (Vincent Irizarry)

Maureen Reardon Bauer (Ellen Dolan)

Mindy Lewis (Krista Tesreau)

Nola Reardon Chamberlain (Lisa Brown)

Phillip Spaulding (John Bolger)

Quinton Chamberlain (Michael Tylo)

Reva Shayne Lewis (Kim Zimmer)

Rick Bauer (Michael O’Leary)

Ross Marler (Jerry ver Dorn)

Roxie Shayne (Kristi Ferrell)

Tony Reardon (Gregory Beecroft)

Trish Lewis (Rebecca Hollen)

Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis (Maeve Kinkead)

Warren Andrews (Warren Burton)

Staff and Crew

Executive Producer — Gail Kobe

Producers — John Whitesell II

— Leslie Kwartin

Associate Producer – Hope Smith

Directors

— Bruce Berry

— John Whitesell II

— Irene Pace

— Matthew Diamond

Head Writers

— Pamela Long Hammer

— Jeff Ryder

Writers

— Stephanie Braxton

— Stephen Demorest

— Trent Jones

— John Kuntz

— N. Gail Lawrence

— Megan McTavish

— Elaine Potwardoski

— Pete T. Rich

— Addie Walsh

— Christopher Whitesell

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.

My Wild Guess About What Will Happen Next Essay 13

August 23, 2018

Republisher’s Note: Comment set right after D/D the night when Danny slept with Drew. The episode post is rightly pointing out the much more important “Angel of Mine” dance. There is an issue with the audio on the sequence. I have a back up, but haven’t posted about it. As it is, watch these episodes. Although the guess isn’t right as a whole, her feeling about Ben moving in on Carmen signalling a continued Carmen/Danny/Michelle dynamic was spot on. I think the Manny fighting for financial control would have been a nice story. I vote for anything that didn’t tip Carmen over into actual violence against Michelle so the sniping could continue. Like Ed-Roger in later years, not like their early years.

From Rustle of the Sheets

“My Wild Guess About What Will Happen Next …”
“(Following the Drew/Danny “Connection”)
By Rhonda — posted on the Mannyac Board.

I know a lot of you are concerned about Drew getting pregnant and Michelle and Jesse reuniting, but I’m not, and here’s why. In a word, Ben. Ben’s addition to this storyline signals to me that the writers intend to keep the focus on the Carmen/Danny/Michelle dynamic, and have no intention of shifting the focus to Danny/Drew or Jesse/Michelle. Messe can’t happen unless Carmen is no longer a threat to Michelle, and even if Danny has the upper hand right now, his mother is still a threat, and he knows that and so does Michelle. Therefore, no Messe reunion and no annulment.

Danny may offer Michelle an annulment once he’s sure she’s safe, but he’s not going to give her one now. It’s too risky. So, what will Danny offer to Michelle? My guess is that he’s going to make her a player by giving her half of everything he owns, and that will include a hefty chunk of the Santos’ only legitimately run business.

What if Carmen gave Danny one of the family businesses as a graduation present? Danny gives Michelle the lion’s share of his business, she wills it to Rick if she dies, and Carmen’s hands are tied. Danny might even promise Michelle an annulment as well, but before he can follow through on it Carmen fights back with Ben, and she winds up taking Manny to court to keep the business in the family. That way Manny could spend the next few months at the Bauers battling Carmen while growing closer.

Like I said in the beginning though, this is just a guess, and it’s coming from a someone who sees no need for a Messe reunion so it may just be wishful thinking on my part.

This might also explain the current twist in Manny’s storyline with Michelle betraying Danny, and Danny sleeping with Drew. If Manny will be at the Bauers (a safe, loving environment) working together, and growing closer, then they’ll need internal conflicts to keep them apart, and now both will have them.

Rhonda

 

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day

August 7, 2018
Lighthouse Cookie Cutter

Lighthouse Cookie Cutter

There are many dates that Guiding Light fans celebrate during the year. There is the anniversary of the beginning of Guiding Light, Irma Phillips birthday, the sad days of cancellation announcement and the final episode, but one that I think should be included is National Lighthouse Day which happens every August 7th. It’s intended to celebrate real lighthouses that help keep the seas and major lakes safe, but I think Guiding Light fans can claim it as our own.

Shout Out to a Quola Fan

I’d also like to do a shout out to my favorite cousin who helps me keep the light shining. She wrote this great piece on Quola. She is celebrating a special day this week so send her positive thoughts today!

Celebrate and Learn about the Day

Be sure to look for all the lighthouses that will show up over social media and try to identify the ones that most look like the lighthouses used on Guiding Light.

Here at GLManny we have made it an annual celebration since 2012. Check out my previous Lighthouse Day posts here:

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/celebrate-national-lighthouse-day-aug-7th

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/national-lighthouse-day-august-7th

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/national-lighthouse-day

Check out what a day is like in a real lighthouse:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-lighthouse

Collecting Lighthouses

Celebrate by looking back on some of my previous lighthouse collecting posts. I have continued to add to my lighthouse collection even though I haven’t gotten reports done. I hope to do some more of these soon since I think they are fun and I hope you do too.

Lighthouse Collection #31
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/lighthouse-collection-31/

Lighthouse Collection #32
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/lighthouse-collection-32/

Lighthouse Collection #33 (Prop Keys)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/lighthouse-collection-33/

Lighthouse Collection #34
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/lighthouse-collection-34

Lighthouse Collection #35
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/lighthouse-collection-35/

Lighthouse Collection Posts 1 through 15 linked here:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/lighthouse-collection-15

Lighthouse Collections Posts 16 through 30 linked here:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/lighthouse-collection-30/

Michelle Almost Talks Danny Around

Michelle Almost Talks Danny Around

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.

Phillip is Suspicious Danny Tries to Lie to Michelle But Can’t Tues Sept 25 2001

July 31, 2018

Check out my latest episode guide post.

Tues., Sept. 25, 2001 – At Company: Michelle and Danny are having a breakfast date. Michelle is rightfully upset that Carmen is out on bail.  Michelle: “Who in their right mind would let that woman out on bail? I know that they gave her some kind of electronic ankle bracelet, but this is a woman who has faked her death more than once!” They discuss possibly getting a restraining order, but decide it might make things worse instead of better if Carmen saw it as a dare. Danny gets a call. He checks his caller ID and doesn’t answer it. Michelle wonders why and he lies and tells her it was a wrong number. She is suspicious but lets it go.

Danny: “If you weren’t so beautiful….We should do this more often, have a date for breakfast.”

Michelle: “But I miss the baby oatmeal in my hair.”

Danny: “You look a lot better without it. {Kiss} I just want to think about my beautiful, {Kiss} sexy {Kiss} wife who tastes like syrup.”

*******

Michelle: “How long will it take you to get across town?” {Kiss}

Danny: “About 10 minutes which should give me a few more minutes to tell my wife how gorgeous she is, how much I love her.” {Kiss}

Michelle with a laugh: “Are we making a spectacle of ourselves?”

Danny: “Who cares? {Kiss} Wait until you see what I’ve got planned for you tonight!”

Hey! Danny pays cash for breakfast! In the last couple of years of the show no one ever pays for anything at Company. Danny leaves for the office and forgets his phone. Michelle picks it up and goes after him. At Infierno: Bernardo leaves a message for Danny to get back to him with 12 hours. After he hangs up he tells Carmen that Danny doesn’t know she is pulling the strings on the deal. Carmen tells him that Danny will go for it, she knows her son. Bernardo tells her that her son has changed and she should also be thinking about her grandson. Carmen tells him she knows what she is doing. Tony comes in and greets Carmen. Carmen tells Tony that he doesn’t know her very well and she thinks they should do something to change that. At Spaulding: Danny goes to his Bad Fake Computer ProgramAccess Approved Alan Personal Accountcomputer and in moments has access to Alan’s personal accounts. “That was too easy,” he says as access approved pops up.  Phillip comes in and when he sees Alan’s personal account accessed on the screen asks him what he is up to. Danny tells him he is doing his job. Phillip thinks Alan’s personal accounts are off limits.

Phillip: “What the hell are you doing? Danny?”

Danny: “What?”

Phillip: “Who authorized you to access my father’s personal account?

Danny: “No one.”

Phillip: “So….. you just broke into his financial file?”

Danny: “Yea, that’s right.”

Phillip: “And…you just freely admit that?”

Danny: “Yea. I’m writing up a full report on it.”

Phillip: “A report?”

Danny: “Yea. Turns out that Spaulding is a hell of a lot more vulnerable than I ever suspected. Originally I thought we were just going to have shore up the internal systems, incription, software stuff like that, but now we’re going to need a whole new system of fail safe internal security measures. I’m thinking we’re going to need infrared sensors on the doors that are leading to the sensitive computers, laser beams in all the areas that have access to the computers. These computers are the heart and soul of Spaulding and the way it is now, anyone can walk in off the street and break in. It’s unacceptable.”

Phillip: “And I suppose you would want to oversee the installation of all this equipment. That way you’d know how it works, where it might be vulnerable.”

Danny: “Well, yea, it’s my job.”

Phillip: “Your job seems to be expanding.”

Danny tells Phillip if he has a problem to take it up with Alan. Phillip tells Danny not to underestimate Alan or he will regret it. Phillip tells Danny to leave his dad’s personal account out of whatever Danny is working on.

Danny: “Don’t you think that should be up to Alan?”

Phillip: “Alan, Alan? Isn’t that still Mr. Spaulding to you?”

He asks Danny to go down to personnel for some security questions. When Danny gets back in his office he finds Michelle there bringing him his phone. She tells him that she listened to his messages (which means she knows his pin – I love that) and she wants to know why Bernardo has called him. He tries to lie at first but she wants the truth and tells Danny that they have to be honest to be in a marriage.

Michelle: “You’re lying to me? Is this the kind of marriage that you want because it’s not what I signed up for, not by a long shot.”

Danny: “You know the only reason I would lie to you would be to protect you and Robbie.”

Michelle: “And it has always backfired.”

Danny: “No.”

Michelle: “The only right way for us is to share everything. That means good and bad. If we can’t do that then it’s NOT a marriage. Please, don’t shut me out.”

Danny turns on a scrambler and whispers to Michelle that the other families want him back and he doesn’t know any way out. Phillip goes to Alan with his concerns about Danny. Alan tells Phillip that he is right about Danny and Phillip doesn’t want to admit it.

NOTE: The sound on the clip is really soft for some reason. It’s soft on both highlight clip channels. Adjust the volume.

 

 

My Comments: Well, there’s a good answer for those people who say you need action for a good soap. I just went back and watched that day in the life breakfast several times and it got better with each watching. Then they set you up right there to think Danny’s planning on stealing right then when we cut to the office, but actually he’s just doing his job and testing their security. That really is a good messing with your expectations. This is another one of those key Phillip/Danny scenes that I talk about it. This is Phillip fully twisted up about how Alan is trusting Danny and telling Phillip that Danny is a good, strong, smart man who got back and protected his family as Phillip has singuarly failed to do. Phillip really doesn’t seem to understand what Danny is doing at Spaulding and why. Phillip also doesn’t understand the tech side. He never really was good on the tech side. Alan-Michael was much more of a tech whiz. Alan might not understand either, but he IS smart enough and knows enough to believe Danny knows what he’s talking about. That rings true – it isn’t just because it’s Danny – because Alan has hired tech experts before. Alan sincerely wants Danny working for Spaulding. Even after this crashes and burns he asks Danny to return a couple of different times and at one point even tasks Olivia with trying to get him to return to Spaulding. I like this sequence because it shows Danny DOES know what he’s doing, DOES have a legitamate work plan. I considered Phillip one of my good Springfield friends from the time he was in high school, but I have to admit, sometimes he’s just a jerk. This is one of those times. I especially don’t get why Philllip reacts poorly to Danny calling Alan by his first name. Sure, they’re not friends yet, but they have been next door neighbors for a couple of years now, Alan had been dating his mother-in-law who was for better or worse actively in their lives, and Alan had personally hired Danny. I don’t think it’s out of line for Danny to call Alan by his first name, Meta, Rick, and even Michelle certainly did. Danny coming in and Michelle spinning around in his chair was pretty cool. This is also a Mission Impossible click up. Danny starts using all sort of cool tech. The scrambler is pretty cool. Actually that selling Infierno cover story was really good. It was smart of Michelle to figure it out so quick.

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.

What About Now Manny Music Video

July 30, 2018

I haven’t kept up to date on my Manny music videos. I think some of my all time favorites have sadly been pulled down. I can’t say that this is one of my favorites (frankly the song doesn’t call out to me), but it has a real nice link of Stablan clips the best and the worst. Do you have a favorite Manny music video? Here’s my sadly out of date list.

And one that was done at my request which is a song they’ve always made me think of.

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.

As the Cloister Bell Rings In Walks Mr. Big Fri., Sept. 21, 2001

July 24, 2018

Check out my latest episode guide post.

Editor’s Note: I really wish they’d given Manny a few more days of happiness especially at a time when the world could have used some more happiness. But, sigh, that was not to be. Today is really the kick off of the “Mr. Big” part of the story. As I said when I introduced this “chapter” of the Manny story, I have two real problems with this storyline and both are on display today. The first is that Danny is basically conned and doesn’t question it that much. Danny is smart & when he was temporarily the head of the family he learned all the dark dealings of how it worked. If there was some sort of Super Mafia Man!, he’d have known or at least heard rumors. At the VERY least it could have taken awhile to convince him. Sadly they write him dumb and have him buy this hook, line, and sinker on the first try. The second there is the way they handle this mysterious “Mr. Big.” Honestly it’s like the WRITERS aren’t too sure who it really is a lot of the time.  I know there are heavy suggestions here at the beginning and at the end that it’s Carmen, but in the middle you’re really not that sure and some of the stuff really doesn’t make sense if Carmen IS Mr. Big. The whole thing reads convaluted and ill-thought out. So as the thorn in our rose garden, enter Mr. Big, stage left.

Fri., Sept. 21, 2001 – At Infierno: Danny repeats Carlos wants him to steal $25 million from Alan. Carlos says it isn’t him or the three families, but higher than that. Danny tells him to forget it; he won’t let himself get pulled back in. Carlos says he should think of it as a redistribution of wealth. Danny wants to meet these people because he thinks it is Carlos and Machado jerking his chain. Carlos denies it. Danny asks him if he is a third rate messenger for some other bosses. Danny tells him there is no deal without a meeting. Carlos tells him to do what he is told or else. Carlos suggests that Danny take a little money from each Spaulding account and put it in a Swiss bank account. Danny asks if he is supposed to just sit around after that and wait for Alan or Phillip to catch on. He doesn’t want to live the life of a criminal. He tells Carlos he doesn’t have that kind of access to the financial part of Spaulding but Carlos is confident that he can do it. Danny tells him that he will think about it. Carlos gives him 24 hours. At Company: Meta tells Carmen to leave or she will call the police. Carmen says that the police know where she is; she is out on bail. No one believes her until she shows them her ankle monitor. Carmen tells them she is only there because she truly wants to be there for her family and Robbie. She tells Michelle not to fear her. Michelle tells her that her baby isn’t there and Carmen will never see him so she should just get out! Claire tells Carmen she doesn’t deserve to see the baby after all she has done. Carmen reminds Claire that she helped her. As they argue, Meta and Michelle are in another world talking about the cake and the Reardon recipes. Carmen continues to tell Claire that the only reason she did what she did was due to being on bad medication. Carmen rushes over to Michelle and begs to start over for Robbie’s sake. She tries to hand her a teddy bear she brought for Robbie but Michelle isn’t interested. Carmen offers to spend the rest of her life making things up to her and Danny. Michelle isn’t buying the bad medication story. The only thing she thinks of when she sees Carmen is calling 911. She tells Carmen she belongs behind bars and she will never let her be in the same room with Robbie as long as she is still breathing. Carmen says she is sorry to hear that and leaves. Outside, Carmen says she will have her grandson and her family back.

My Comments: See the editor’s note above the description. Consider it repeated and EMPHASISED here. In my book the only good thing about Infierno was Danny’s office. It’s a great office and it makes scenes more enjoyable even when they are bad. Now as much as I hate the “Mr. Big” part of this storyline, I really like how it plays out with Carmen and Michelle’s direct interactions. I think the writers made a mistake having Carmen frame Michelle for killing Ben Warren. A Carmen going after Michelle, but chained on a leash by wanting to keep Danny in her life and a fiesty Michelle also limited by not wanting to hurt Danny sparring is the best option. Once Carmen is actively trying to kill Michelle or have her killed it means you can’t have this low level snipping which I think is really fun. They kind of return to that point here which if they weren’t doing the stupid “Mr. Big” stuff too would be great. An important point to remember here though is that Michelle begged Carmen for Robbie’s life. If she was going to kill Michelle anyway to at least wait until Robbie was born and spare him. Carmen said she definitely needed to kill Robbie too. So while I think Carmen might actually be genuine of wanting him in her life now, Michelle is NEVER going to forget that. She might, MIGHT be able to at least live with what Carmen did to her civilly for Danny’s sake, but she will NEVER forget what Carmen tried to do to Robbie. Actually Carmen’s question is good. Where IS Robbie? Normally they say Meta has him when they need an excuse why he’s not there, but there she is.

A further note: When I name these episode posts my goal is normally to name them something concretely descriptive so if you’re looking for them you might spot them or use a search term that takes you there. The first half of today’s post title is more symbolic. In classic Doctor Who when the cloister bell rings it’s a warning that something dreadful is about to happen. You don’t know what and you don’t know how soon, but soon and it’s going to be worse than every day in the TARDIS which is saying a lot. I thought it was fitting for this post, but I hope people will understand it.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

 

The Danny Complex Allusions to Othello Essay 12

July 23, 2018

Republisher’s Note: Further comment on the scene where Danny puts his hands on Michelle’s neck along with other times when Danny lays hold, shakes, etc. Michelle. I agree with Andrea that bringing out both the best and the worst in each other is a very human and very important part of their relationship. Watch the episode of Danny manhandling Michelle.

From the Rustle of the Sheets

“The Danny Complex — Allusions to Othello” 

By Melissa

I never expected a “soap” storyline/character would ever make me think of “Shakespeare” or some other similar literary saga. The last few Danny-Michelle scenes in Guiding Light, especially Monday’s episode, have made me think “Who’d a thought?”

Here is a man who is so devoted to and in love with his wife — the woman of this dreams — but whom he believes has betrayed him and all he holds sacred. He is fighting to hold on to her, but knows what must be done.

The scene where Danny’s hands are around Michelle’s neck, and his entire body language and expressions reveal all his anguish and turmoil just nailed me! Some folks were disturbed by his “manhandling” of Michelle, and seemed to be annoyed. But that scene was powerful! It made me think of and see (!) Othello just before he killed Desdemona, the wife he so loved and adored but whom he believed betrayed him.

    • Othello: (beginning of Act V, Scene 2)
      It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul.
      Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars.
      It is the cause. Yet I’ll not shed her blood,
      Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow,
      And smooth as monumental alabaster.
      Yet she must die, else she’ll betray more men

 

      • I cannot give it vital growth again;
        … When I have plucked the rose,
      • …. Be thus when thou art dead, and I will kill thee,
      • And love thee after. One more, and that’s the last!
      • So sweet was ne’er so fatal. I must weep,
      • But they are cruel tears. This sorrow’s heavenly;

It strikes where it doth love…

These words capture so well Danny’s tortured soul. Back to Othello, when Desdemona awakes, he asks her:

      • If you bethink yourself of any crime
      • Unreconciled as yet to heaven and grace,

Solicit for it straight.

Again, we see this when Danny implores Michelle to reconsider and come clean. At least the similarity ends there, since Danny doesn’t actually kill Michelle.

For another thing, Michelle is not innocent, whereas Desdemona was (and there lay the tragedy). I’ve been thinking way too much about this, perhaps. I know that one shouldn’t be doing a “Oh, character A in story X is character B in story Y.” Yet it has been rather fun to do it with this particular “Manny” storyline. And Mama Santos makes a very good villanous Iago. (I know, I know the motives of deceit are different. It is interesting though, that Iago sets up Desdemona to bring down Othello, while Mama Santos sets up Michelle to bring down Michelle, but ends up badly hurting Danny also. I can hardly believe how these two “triangles” from completely different worlds have generated this much interest in me.)

I still cannot believe what a fabulous character Danny is. Kudos to the writers for finally creating a figure who is not a one-dimensional sap. Instead, they’ve given us a multi-faceted man, and have not been afraid to explore those different sides. Most of all, thanks must go to Paul Anthony Stewart. His brilliant acting breathes life into this complex and enigmatic character. I cannot see any of the other soap actors playing and showing us all the layers of Danny — from his boyish charm, his light and humorous side, his sweet and gentle nature, to, yes (especially) his haunted and dark soul.

He has all the makings of a tragic hero. But this is also the world of soaps, and the writers are not going to end this with a Shakespearean bloodbath. So take heart, “Manny” will live and have their joyful union (so I fervently hope). Written well, the mistakes Danny makes (and Michelle, too, of course) will just add to his character’s depth and the relationship’s growth. They are not meant to “assasinate” Danny’s character. The tragedy here would be turning Danny into a regular soap hunk-a-riffic of the month, and the relationship into some formulaic soap romance.

Now that would be character assasination (at which point, I will happily turn off the tv once again and put it back in the closet).

 

Guiding Light in Italy

July 20, 2018

Today we’re appreciating Guiding Light fans around the world. Let’s visit Guiding Light in Italy.

Sentieri online is the first Italian Guiding Light internet resource. I’m the webmaster and I created it in 1996 as a classic website. Later I’ve added a mailing list that has been active till the end of Guiding Light in Italy in 2012. During the years, the website has been enriched by a Blog and later by a Twitter account and a Group on Facebook. During the last years the original website has not been updated and all the old pages are offline (but the domain name www.sentierionline.net is still working). Both the Blog and the Group on Facebook are alive. Lately I created a new Facebook page to promote both the Group and the Blog activities to keep alive Sentieri/Guiding Light in our mind.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SentieriOnLine.net

Header Photo of Italian GL 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 Roundup 2018

July 17, 2018

Bauer BBQ Week drug on longer than I originally meant it to, but I didn’t have the reports from the real life Bauer BBQ done and I wanted to make sure I got those done correctly before I posted them and to share them so I got hung up. I hope you enjoyed it. I stopped working on the fanfic to finish the reports so I’ll have to get the fanfic posted after I finish it.

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.

Remember it’s never too early to start on Bauer BBQ fanfic for next year:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/bauer-bbq-fanfic

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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, Luau theme
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/bauer-bbq-1984

Bauer BBQ 1987 – A-M jumps from plane, 50th Anniversary at Johnny’s Hanger
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/bauer-bbq-1987-update-2015

Bauer BBQ 1988 – Fletcher and Maeve Get Married
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/bauer-bbq-1988

Bauer BBQ 1989
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/bauer-bbq-1989

Bauer BBQ 1990
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/bauer-bbq-1990

Bauer BBQ 1991
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/bauer-bbq-1991

Bauer BBQ 1992
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/bauer-bbq-1992

Bauer BBQ 1994
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/bauer-bbq-1994/

Bauer BBQ 1995
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/bauer-bbq-1995-2/

Bauer BBQ 1996 – Surprise BBQ when Rick almost gave up
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/bauer-bbq-1996

Bauer BBQ 1998
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/bauer-bbq-1998

Bauer BBQ 2001
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/bauer-bbq-2001-update-2014

Bauer BBQ 2002
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/bauer-bbq-2002-update-2014

Bauer BBQ 2003
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/bauer-bbq-2003/

Bauer BBQ 2005
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/bauer-bbq-2005

Bauer BBQ 2006
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/bauer-bbq-2006

Bauer BBQ 2007
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/bauer-bbq-2007

Bauer BBQ 2008
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/bauer-bbq-2008-update-2016

Bauer BBQ 2009 – Last Bauer BBQ We’re Invited To On Air
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/bauer-bbq-2009

Rick suprised by Bauer BBQ 1996

Information about the Bauer BBQ

Bauer BBQ Scrapbook
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/bauer-bbq-scrapbook

Bauer BBQ Began
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/bauer-bbq-began-in-1950s

Why is the Bauer BBQ important?
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/why-is-the-bauer-bbq-important/

What Makes a Bauer BBQ?
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/what-makes-a-bauer-bbq

Bauer BBQ Locations
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/bauer-bbq-location-location-location

Video Greetings for Michelle at the Bauer BBQ 2014
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/bauer-bbq-week-kick-off-2015

Introduction and Awesome Michelle Quote
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/michelle-remembers-bauer-bbq

Kick Off 2014 with Manny Bauer BBQ Banner
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/bauer-bbq-week-kick-off-2014

Video Tribute to Bauer BBQs through the years
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/bauer-bbq-kickoff

Soap Opera Jargon: Tradition
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/tradition

Bauer BBQ Episodes Available on DVD
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/bauer-bbq-on-dvd

When Did the Bauer BBQ Begin?
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/when-did-the-bauer-bbq-begin

Traditions of the Bauer BBQ
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/traditions-of-bauer-bbq

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/bauer-bbq-traditions-and-prep-and-games-2

Bauer BBQ Food
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/bauer-bbq-foods-update-2016

Bauer BBQ Memories – Please share yours in the comments.
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/bauer-bbq-memories/

Bauer BBQ Collectibles
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/lighthouse-collection-27/

Springfield Insider Videos on Bauer BBQ 2009
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/springfield-insider-on-bauer-bbq

Summary on the Bauer BBQ 2009
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/manny-returns-july-2-3-2009

Bauer BBQ Speech 2009
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/bauer-bbq-speech-2009

Commentary on the Bauer BBQ 2009
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/commentary-on-the-bauer-bbq

 

Cast Group Photo

Cast Group Photo

Real Life Bauer BBQ

Real Life Bauer BBQ
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/real-life-bauer-bbq-2016
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/real-life-bauer-bbqs-1-and-2

Real Life Bauer BBQ 3
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/3rd-annual-bauer-bbq-2018

Reports from Real Life Bauer BBQ

Initial Report https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/daytime-stars-and-strikes-initial-report-from-october-2017
Day 1 https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/real-life-bauer-bbq-2017-day-1
Day 2 https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/real-life-bauer-bbq-2017-day-2
Day 3 Part 1 https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/real-life-bauer-bbq-2017-day-3-part-1
Day 3 Part 2 https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/real-life-bauer-bbq-2017-day-3-part-2

Make Your Own Bauer BBQ

Bauer BBQ Meal
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/bauer-bbq-theme-meal

Tips for Photographing Fireworks
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/tips-for-photographing-fireworks

Bauer BBQ Recipes
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/bauer-bbq-new-recipes

Making Bauer Burgers
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/making-bauer-burgers

4th of July Header

Bauer BBQ Fanfic

Write Bauer BBQ Fanfic
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/write-bauer-bbq-fanfic

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/bauer-bbq-2017-prequel(Prequel)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/bauer-bbq-2017-by-robansuefarm-part-1 (Part 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/bauer-bbq-2017-by-robansuefarm-part-2 (Part 2)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/bauer-bbq-2017-by-robansuefarm-part-3 (Part 3)

Bauer BBQ 2014 by Robansuefarm
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-1 (Chapter 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-3-2 (Chapter 3)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-4-2 (Chapter 4)

Bauer’s Fourth of July BBQ by SJ
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/bauers-fourth-of-july-bbq-part-1-by-sj (Part 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/bauers-fourth-of-july-bbq-part-2-by-sj (Part 2)

Mindy Bauer Lewis tweets Bauer BBQ 2011
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/mindy-tweets-bauer-bbq-2011

Passing Down the Hat
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/passing-down-the-hat-by-its-only-soaps-part-1/ (Part 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/passing-down-the-hat-by-its-only-soaps-part-2/ (Part 2)

Roarah Standalone – Prelude to Love
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/prelude-to-love-a-robbie-and-sarah-short-story-by-i-believe-in-mystery/

What Matters Most
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/what-matters-most-chapter-three-part-one/ (Part 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/what-matters-most-chapter-three-part-two/ (Part 2)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/what-matters-most-chapter-three-part-three/ (Part 3)

 

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Bauer BBQ Fanfic Highlights

 

Bauer BBQ Fanfic –  a selection of fanfic that has at least one chapter set at the Bauer BBQ

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/bauer-bbq-fanfiction

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/bauer-bbq-fanfic-2

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/bauer-bbq-fanfic-3

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/bauer-bbq-fanfic-4

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/bauer-bbq-fanfic-5

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/bauer-bbq-fanfic-6

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/bauer-bbq-fanfic-7

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/bauer-bbq-fanfic-8

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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