Posts Tagged ‘Manny’

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.

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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.

20th Anniversary Tribute Video

November 16, 2018

A reader named Rose has done a very special 20th anniversary video. She mixes in all times of Manny and both Michelles and hits many, MANY Manny highlights. The last 2 shots of the characters part are their first scene and their last.

The line I liked the best I didn’t remember was “You can’t say Michelle in this town without saying Michelle and Danny.” I’ll have to look for that one.

The last 30 seconds are focused on the actors and the whole thing is super nice.

Thank you for sharing, Rose. And if anyone else wants to share a tribute please let me know.

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 Who Killed Mick?

November 15, 2018

Let’s pause a little bit before Danny discovers the truth and consider the question, “Who killed Mick?” While Michelle killing Mick is incredibly important in terms of the Manny relationship, it was never supposed to be. (That’s why Michelle didn’t help him on the beach. Originally he wasn’t that badly hurt.)The unstoppable force that was Manny took the writers by surprise and I think made the writers abandon an almost year long buildup where they were trying to turn Michelle, Jesse, Drew and Bill into the next generation of Four Musketeers. Originally they meant to rescue Michelle from the mob by discovering that while Michelle and Drew knocked Mick out, someone else came along and finished him off.

Here’s a quote from the time:

“It’s laying out there,” muses Head Writer Barbara Esensten. “We know who really killed Mick, and obviously it wasn’t Michelle and Drew. So yes, we do plan on using it at some point.” -from the September 21, 1999 issue of Soap Opera Digest

So who do you think this other person was that the writers had in mind? After the initial attack, Michelle, Drew, Jesse, and Bill were never out of each other’s sight, so they are out. I don’t think even from scene one that it could be Danny or Dietz, from their reactions. And it would be a cheat to have it be somebody we didn’t know from the mob world which I don’t think they were planning on taking us to until they made the Manny commitment. Danny was originally scheduled for just 6 weeks and that isn’t long enough to invent a world, a rival family, or anything else. Not that they are above cheating us, but let’s assume they are not. That would make the culprit someone else we know, but likely someone kind of disposable or someone with the ability to pin it on somebody disposable.

Would it be someone from the Ben, Blake, Ross, Holly tape blackmail storyline? Holly was going around the bend as the Nursery Rhyme Stalker and she’d kill to protect Blake. Ben could probably be capable of killing someone he saw as a threat. Ross had just shot Blake not so long before and Blake was desperate. “Uncle Nutso” had already beaten Mick up once. Could he have decided he needed to finish the job or could a second altercation with an already weakened Mick provided a lucky shot? All possibilities.

Could someone else in town have fallen prey to his blackmail that we didn’t know about? Could Buzz have been protecting his protege Jesse? Could Selena have killed her Miguel’s son if he was too close to the truth to protect her own children (while the Miguel connection probably wasn’t invented yet, Drew being her daughter clearly was)? Why was Jeffery Morgan in town? Was it all about revenge or Jenna or did he maybe have a “business” deal going with Mick? Jeffery had been writing Jenna well before Mick was killed and she didn’t kill him in the crash until a month afterward Mick’s death. Was it generic college guy Steve who shows up at all the poker games and a few parties and knows both Mick and Michelle, but really doesn’t have any other reason to have a name and show up in the story repeatedly? Or could it have been Jesse’s father, Jack Blue, who could have seen the attack on Michelle and finally decided to make up for what he’d done to the Bauers?  Actually without the Danny factor having it be Jack Blue certainly might push Messe back towards each other with the reveal and Jack Blue was definitely expendable. Or was the wedding ring Mick wears in some screen captures deliberately put there and he had a wife or someone associated with the wife who killed him? It makes you wonder what lies down the path not taken, but I’m so glad that Manny was the path they chose.

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 Manny Means to Me by Ashley Morgan

November 14, 2018

Publisher’s Note: Tonight we have a Manny memory/tribute from a reader. I really appreciate her taking the time to write this for the blog. If you want to write up one too, I’d be glad to share it. I’d also like to thank Ashley for her kind words about me and about this blog. I’m so glad she enjoys it and I hope you do, too. I just started it to keep my Manny stuff together in a way I could access it from anywhere, so it just tickles me pink that other people enjoy it.

What Manny Means to Me by Ashley Morgan

What Manny Means to Me
When I think of Guiding Light’s Michelle and Danny, so many emotions come to mind; angst, passion, love, lust, and raw emotion. But perhaps the most important for me is consistency.
November 1998, I was a freshman in high school. By that point, I’d been watching Guiding Light since 1993. Michelle Bauer was the character that drew me into the show. When Danny first appeared on our screens, I instantly felt that he would be a powerful force in Michelle’s life. And boy, was I ever right. I had so much joy watching Danny and Michelle’s story unfold on screen. Danny and Michelle got me through high school, and part of college. I felt like this couple was always there. When I needed an escape from the stress of school, I only needed to look to Guiding Light to provide me with entertainment. Michelle and Danny had so many poignant moments that were so beautifully written and then executed by their portrayers. It was a joy to watch their love story unfold.

Some of my favorite Danny and Michelle moments include their weddings, each one was special in their own way, Michelle’s drunk shower scenes, Michelle giving birth to Robbie, and Michelle and Danny being reunited with Hope. To this day, I still find a sense of consistency with Michelle and Danny’s story. This couple can still provide an escape for me when times are rough. I especially enjoy GLManny’s blog. For I believe that Robansuefarm has done an amazing job over the years keeping Danny and Michelle’s story alive, and the memories are always close thanks to her blog. For this tribute is not only for Danny and Michelle Santos, but for Robansuefarm, for she keeps the light shining in our hearts for this amazing couple that is Manny. Thank you for all that you do, and all that you will continue to do. And may we always come together to share in our enjoyment of Guiding Light, and the wonderful couples, like Danny and Michelle that the show has brought us.

Ashley


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