Posts Tagged ‘Manny’

The Positive Growth of the Manny Relationship Essay 17

June 12, 2019

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

From The Rustle of the Sheets.

Essay #17


“The Positive Growth of the Manny Relationship”

By Rhonda — posted on the Mannyac Board.

[As for] concerns about the Manny’s storyline. I think you’re suffering from spoiler overload, and it’s coloring your view and dimming your pleasure. I bet you’re so concerned about the possibility of Drew getting pregnant that you missed all the good, promising things that happened with Manny this week.

Just remember that none of the bad spoilers have turned out as bad as they sounded, not even Danny and Drew. For instance, the spoiler about Danny and Drew dealing with the consequences of their actions can’t be about Drew discovering she’s pregnant because it will have only been a day or so after the fact. Heck, one day may last all of next week.

So, relax, read the spoilers if you must, but think positive thoughts instead of negative ones. All of this is about bringing Manny together in a workable, passionate relationship while weaving them into the fabric of the show.

Manny’s story is as tightly knit as it was a week or even a month ago, in fact, I think the quality is improving. All this betrayal has freed Manny from their isolation, and has shaken their relationship and once the dust settles will allow some real growth in this area. Danny has a reason to interact with Drew, Jesse, and even Selena that doesn’t involve Michelle, and he is also developing a relationship with Rabby and will probably develop one with Meta as well. Now that Meta knows that Michelle cares for Danny, she will take as much of an interest in him as she did in Jesse.

Michelle is about ready to make a real commitment to Danny, and Danny will no longer be willing to settle for anything less (both good things in my opinion). Besides, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Michelle’s discovering that Danny sought sexual comfort from Drew will clarify, once and for all, her true feelings for Danny. I suspect that she and Danny will both be surprised by how intensely she reacts to that bit of news. Personally, I can’t wait … Michelle’s passionate nature has been struggling to get out, and I think this will be just the thing to set it free. Danny better watch out!

Rhonda

 

Mr. Clean Visits Guiding Light

April 25, 2019

The soap opera genre got the name because of the fact westerns were already called ropes operas and soap came through the early sponsors which were almost all companies that made cleaning products. Between 2000 thru the great soap bloodbath, soaps worked on restoring the closer connections between the show and the products they represented with a spate of more blatant product placements. One of the most blatant was having the actual Mr. Clean visit Springfield in person. Thank you to @Candypooh who founded the clip and sent it to me.

Mr. Clean Gets Rid of Dirt and Grease and Grime in Just a Minute

Mr. Clean had always had a cartoon of a bald, strong man wearing a white t-shirt and pants as their logo. Even when the rest of the commercials was in live action Mr. Clean would almost always be a cartoon that looked just like the cartoon figure on the label. (There was a run in the 1950s and 1960s that he appeared as a human.) That label adorned a variety of cleaning products over the years every thing from cleaning sprays to Magic Erasers.

Even today he might look a little more CGI, but he’s still a cartoon.

Mr. Clean Visits Springfield

So it was something of a surprise move that in honor of Mr. Clean’s 50th birthday they actually cast a human being to play him and make appearances around the country as part of the celebration. They also dispatched him to Springfield to clean Buzz’s kitchen at Company and make an online commercial where several actors/characters? got Mr. Clean t-shirts. (The t-shirts are actually kind of cool and retro when you used to wear ads on your t-shirts.)

Special Meaning

This has special meaning for me because frankly 2009 was not a great time in my life outside of the cancellation. I wasn’t feeling very well and was having trouble concentrating. I had missed Mr. Clean’s appearance on the show and I decided to see if I could find it online. We hadn’t had cable internet very long and I’d missed a lot of online stuff not yet being an online soap fan. I couldn’t find Mr. Clean that night, but one of my various searches landed me on this scene. And it all comes back to me now and Manny had me hooked for good this time.

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.

Michelle’s Confession and Danny’s Reaction Essay 15

April 17, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from Rustle of the Sheets. Tonight’s post takes us to the Angel of Mine dance. Check out the episode.

From Rustle of the Sheets

Danny and Michelle Angel of Mine Dance

Essay #15


“Michelle’s Confession and Danny’s Reaction”

By kristi — posted on the Mannyac Board.

Michelle’s confession would have been shocking enough any day but at least the last few weeks (only days in Springfield) Danny’d been grappling with the possibility of betrayal on Michelle’s part. He was more or less preparing himself for it. And if she’d told him this (that she’d called the F.B.I.) when she was trying to hold him off from going to the docks, when he was imploring her to stop and tell him what was going on (I loved Paul Anthony Stewart’s quiet delivery here – it was perfect for that moment), she might have gotten a better reaction, maybe even forgiveness.

Danny wasn’t prepared at all this time. He was back to worshiping Michelle and opening himself up to her. He was also probably whip-lashing himself for having believed his mother over his wife, for what he thought was his own betrayal. Poor Michelle couldn’t have picked up a worse moment to confess, in my opinion, but I believe she got too caught up in that suspended moment of the dance (when they got closer to each other like never before, when there was that brief union of the souls – someone described that dance for me last night and it sounded like a lovemaking dance to my ears) to fully realize the impact it would have on Danny.

I think we’ll get to see a lot of what you expected from Danny in the coming weeks, after the shock has had time to wear off. Actually, the spoilers seem to indicate that he understands where she was coming from, why she’d called the F.B.I., otherwise why would he offer her the greatest gift possible? From his point of view of Michelle’s situation, of course, he doesn’t know she wants to stay married, have another chance, all he knows is that she felt trapped enough to betray him in that way. And he’s offering her (probably) a one-way out ticket, and it’s not death this time.

kristi

 

Manny Diner Breakfast After Mick’s Funeral

December 27, 2018

I’m pretty sure this episode is from November 18, 1998, but I haven’t been able to confirm it. I think later on Michelle feels terrible about this. Already she’s sorry because she thinks she shouldn’t have missed someone’s funeral, but I think later she feels terrible that she wasn’t there for Danny this day.

I’m pretty sure now this was Nov. 18th, but I’m still not 100 percent sure. Michelle and Drew are having breakfast at the 5th Street Diner. They draw to one side and finally Drew convinces Michelle that she should make up to Danny to keep them safe. When Michelle approaches Danny he isn’t buying, he’s upset because no one much came to Mick’s funeral and Michelle and her friends didn’t even bother to come. Michelle says nobody told her when it was and admits it didn’t occur to her to ask. I think she is genuinely sorry that he’s upset she wasn’t there.

Manny Highlight Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOynxshqAAc&feature=channel_page

Full Episode –

(Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-smSSG0wHs (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI0RVduk0Ks (Part 3)

(Part 4)

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.

Soaps Greatest Loves 2018

December 17, 2018

Periodically soap magazines come out with special editions. Sometimes they’ll forgettable sometimes – say like the tribute edition to As the World Turns after it was canceled – they’re a must have. I think this one is one that you’ll want. I don’t know that all the couples are ones I’d have chosen, but they are really nice approximately 4 page write ups of the couples included. Plus 2 page photo spreads of other big couples. It’s 100 pages.

Cover of Special Issue with Jarlena featured

I’m sure what everyone wants to know if Manny is one of the couples. — Sadly, no. They weren’t chosen for a write up, but they do get a two page spread of photos from a photo shoot I don’t recognize. So at least they aren’t common. All three photos are of the Stenz version of Manny with Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) and Joie Lenz (Michelle Bauer Santos #4).

The couple that got a write up for Guiding Light was Jeva.

If you can’t find a copy of the newest special edition in a store near you, click here to order it online —>  https://bauer-media-group.myshopify.com/collections/soaps-in-depth/products/soaps-in-depth-special-soaps-greatest-love-stories

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.

Birthday Card 2018

December 12, 2018

Every year my cousin helps deliver a present and card for me from Danny and Michelle. It’s been a couple of months, but here it is.

And here is their report from this summer.

handwritten note in a card

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.

Anniversary Month Ends

December 4, 2018

I hope you enjoyed our anniversary month. We’ll keep on celebrating Manny of course, but I’ve got some general Guiding Light posts I’ve been saving up and we want to get back to 2001 Manny episode guide posts, although I think I’ll keep revisiting the 1998 episodes too since they’re faster to do.

Church Wedding 1

December is going to be fanfic heavy. I finished up Bauer BBQ 2018 fanfic and as I do a final edit I’m going to post chapters. I hope you enjoy it.

Happy Manniversary!

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.

 

Manny A Thanksgiving That Doesn’t Suck Repeat

November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving was definitely not Michelle and Danny’s holiday. In fact, most of their Manny Thanksgivings in Springfield seemed cursed. In my fanfic Springfield Bound, I have Michelle wishing for one Thanksgiving with Danny in Springfield that didn’t totally suck and I think a quick run down will show you why.

1998 – When Marina and Lizzie go missing, Michelle accuses Danny of kidnapping them and tells the police so. He was not only innocent, he found them in their hiding place and saved their lives. Michelle doesn’t apologize for suspecting him.

1999 – Michelle is literally on the way to Thanksgiving dinner at the Lewis house when she is arrested for Ben Warren’s murder for which Carmen was framing her.

2000 – Having just shot his mother to save Michelle and Robbie’s lives, Danny is thrown so deep into a pool of pain, torment, and guilt that he feels he will only destroy a pregnant Michelle and so he pushes her away.

2001 – Their happiest Thanksgiving spent with the combined Bauer, Cooper, and some of the Spaulding clans, spent outside of Springfield in the Bauer cabin. (Their son Robbie’s first Thanksgiving.)

2002 – Michelle is told that Danny is dead the day before Thanksgiving. They had separated to protect Robbie from Carmen (yeah, it was stupid when they did it too). Carmen had shot Danny and he was near death, but he couldn’t leave Michelle and eventually fought his way back to her.

2003 – In their most normal Thanksgiving on screen, Michelle and Danny host dinner at Orchid Manor and have both his immediate family and Rick and Rick’s in-laws, Mel’s family.

2004 – Michelle, suffering from amnesia, is lost in the jungle with Tattoo Tony because of Sebastian’s plan. Danny spends the day with Marina (YUCK!)

2005 – Having just remarried, Danny and Michelle have an early Thanksgiving dinner with Rick and Mel and her family before leaving to spend the actual day with Ed in a Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana. This meal was held where all formal meals are, in the Bauer kitchen instead of the dining room, just like their sixth and final wedding. (Rolls eyes – Apparently they couldn’t afford to change sets)

Presumably Thanksgivings 2006-2008 were spent in relative quietness and bliss in California. Hopefully all future Thanksgivings (which we will never be invited to – Bitter, Bitter sob!!!!) from 2009 on will be at Bizzie’s newly renovated house where they were planning on starting a new Thanksgiving tradition for their extended family.  Besides Michelle being Bill’s best friend, after Rick and Mindy’s wedding, they will all be in-laws anyway (Mindy is Bill’s other half sister) and Lizzie specifically mentioned inviting Michelle and Rick, plus family on screen as a a pay back for all the Bauer BBQs.

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.

Early Manny Isolation Repeat

November 20, 2018
Electra 24 posted in the Mannyac fanfic forum asking for a story showing community comment as Manny fell in love. I thought about it because it should be an area rife for exploration, but when you stop and look at the situation, who was paying any attention to Michelle and Danny?  It really has made me realize just how isolated Michelle was at the beginning of the Manny story. Pretty much every single person who would normally be looking out for Michelle has a good reason not to be. I don’t think the writers did this on purpose, because I don’t think Manny was the story that they meant to tell, but it really was a perfect storm. Let’s review.

Where is Everybody?

Maureen – Dead
Eve – Dead
Ed – Out of town
Jenna – Dead within a month of Michelle meeting Danny
Holly – in La-La Land via the Nursery Rhyme Stalker story
Fletcher – On run with Meg
Ben Reade – Out of town
Ross – in trouble with marriage to Blake falling apart, Ben Warren, & Twin Custody mess
Blake – ditto
Lillian – finally realized Michelle wasn’t going to forgive her for Maureen’s death and backed off at the worst possible moment of course
Vanessa – Dealing with Baby Maureen and her crippling illness returning
Bill – Good at emotional support, but terrible in a crisis (see shooting with Pilar, kidnapping with Lizzie, entire relationship with Eden, etc.)
Dahlia Crede – Out of town
Bridget – Out of town
Matt – Never close to Michelle unlike his sister Bridget, although really should have been (cousin, married to Maureen’s best friend, named daughter for Michelle’s mother, etc.)
Phillip – Dealing with Harley – Beth mess and Harley pregnant with Zach
Harley – Wasn’t really close to Michelle, yet, although they grow closer later
Selena – who she wasn’t close too but did look out for her because of Abby, switched allegiance to Drew when she realized Drew was her daughter.

Who was there for Michelle?

Who even saw them together on camera in those early days? They isolated the Manny storyline so much in the beginning. Take Rick and Abby for instance, they see Manny together at the wedding luncheon, at the Bauer house the day of the “I am a Man” speech, at the wedding, at the hospital for the fake blindness (Rick only), and then the one night they stayed at the Bauer House while Michelle was faking her blindness and the next time they see them together they are declaring their undying love. See there just isn’t a lot of opportunity there to see much to comment on. I could possibly see an Abby point of view. She did get Michelle to open up and talk some and you could probably insert a few more of those scenes and come up with a piece and include a few comments from other people, but Abby didn’t really begin to interact with Danny much until they are already planning on renewing their vows for real.  Drew is already pretty vocal of what she thinks on camera. Bill does not pick up on the subtlety of human emotion (that’s not a slam, but look how long it took him to figure out he wanted Lizzie, look how long it took him to figure out Pilar wasn’t all that into him, look at his marriages to Olivia and Ava, I like him, but occasionally he has to be hit in the head with a shovel to figure out what’s going on emotionally – paging Edmund 😉 ). Blake, a once and (probably based on the finale) future step-sister of Michelle’s, was embroiled with the whole Ben Warren, Ross, twin custody, Uncle Nutso, Holly in la-la land crisis. Who’s actually noticing what’s going on with Michelle? Who does she even see from her old life between the time they get together for the fake marriage and get together for real?

But I Want A Community Comment Story!

If you really want community comment on them, the time period that would be a lot richer would be before the first wedding with Nancy St. Alban (4th wedding, 2nd legal ceremony, at Laurel Falls in March after Robbie’s birth). By then they are both known around town. People see Danny at the club. They see Michelle going to see him at the club. They see Michelle at the hospital. They all know Michelle is very pregnant and except for Manny, Rick, Meta, and Ray who know the truth, the story about why they aren’t together is sketchy at best. Tony and Marah are around the club a lot and Jeva is interacting with them. Ray is well established in the community and interacting with community members and counseling Manny separately. The plague of the crazies which had infected the town seems to have subsided. By then they were sewn into the fabric of the community more.  There would just be a lot more opportunity there to get opinions.

UPDATED August 8 2016: I’ve continued to have issues with the formatting on this post and it irks me everytime I go to reference it, so I’m trying another fix with headings. Let’s see what this does.

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.

Manny Water Glasses Scene November 16 1998

November 19, 2018

One of the very first named scenes of the Manny story; a touchstone that helped start it all.

Mon., Nov. 16, 1998 – Michelle is studying at a table in Millennium. Danny is watching her from the bar, but she won’t look at him, apparently a relatively novel event in Danny’s experience. (Danny later tells Michelle that standing there watching her he could see into her soul; how full of goodness and love she was and he knew then he wanted to be with her.) He poured two glasses of water and joins Michelle at her table giving her one of the glasses. Danny tries to talk to her, saying he doesn’t know what she’s doing there with these people, that she was clearly so much better than they were. Danny asks Michelle to help him find his brother’s killer, Michelle gets nervous and walks away. (Water glasses scene.)

Manny Highlight Clips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFVdnAV8MWY&feature=channel_page
(part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9wGILD06W4&feature=related (part 2)

Full Episode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3CtA_v5e7Y (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vZEdvxKbZM (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyg257dheCQ (Part 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtTV6abAtw8 (Part 4)

My Comments: 
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/water-glass-scene

I love the story about Danny’s uncle’s restaurant and I can see everybody in his family working there, except Carmen. I don’t think she probably did. Actually, this is a much happier back story than I think he really had. This is is one of those time incongruities when they start a story without having the storyline mapped out. This uncle is only mentioned once again, when Carmen tries to send Danny out to California. Then he disappears off the face of the earth without even a phone call after the accident to let him know Danny isn’t coming. The uncle has to be on Carmen’s side by process of elimination (his grandmother Maria’s 3 sons are all dead before we meet Danny) and this is the only family of hers that is ever mentioned.

Drew really is scared by Danny. Also, I don’t think Danny is giving Drew enough credit at this point. She might have been at odds with her father when he died, but she did love him and wanted to be closer to him. He was just a really lousy father.

Unfortunately this little speech by Danny to Drew shows that he didn’t know the Mick we did in the last 2 months of his life at all. As I keep saying, I’m trying to find more there in him for Danny’s sake, but I think pretty much anything worthwhile in Mick is long gone before we meet him.

I think this little bit at the table with Jesse again goes to show that he doesn’t really understand Michelle at all. He loves her (thinks he’s in love with her), but never does understand her and what she wants in life and what effects her. I don’t think Jesse would have taken killing someone nearly as badly as Michelle or Danny would. It isn’t in him.

I love how when Drew is talking to Michelle and Jesse, you can see Danny at the bar behind her. And he really looks like he’s learning where things are behind the bar and getting drinks. PAS is always so bought into the scene, I just love watching when he’s in the background of a scene.

Well, Drew’s plan is pretty hopeless. She’s had nothing, but bad luck with men since she came to Springfield. Did she have better luck back in LA? And where did she get that dress from? It looks like a Cher reject, although I must admit it shows off her incredibly flat stomach. It’s hilarious when Drew starts to spin her story and Danny knows all about her father and calls her on it. Again Jesse goes to comfort Drew. “What happened?” What does he think happened? You could see Danny blew Drew off from across the room. Then they present the water glass scene again. Watch Danny carefully. He’s working Michelle up to the line about “I wouldn’t let my boyfriend work for her if I were you.” After that the cloying note leaves his voice and his body language totally changes and he’s suddenly honestly talking with her, like somebody threw a switch. You can really see something click in Michelle, too, that maybe there was more to Danny and maybe even Mick than she knew as soon as Danny mentioned Springfield University. They really were communicating for real until she suddenly realized who she was talking to again and she has to shake herself out of 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.

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