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%%* * PublicDomainSoundtrack: Alan-Michael and Lucy consummate their relationship to the ''Adagio sostenuto'' portion of Sergei Rachmaninoff's ''Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18''. Less cultured viewers might think they're making love to an instrumental version of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself", not knowing that the song is based on the classical piece.
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PutOnABus: Rita Stapleton.



* ShoutOut: After Brent faked his death to escape prosecution for raping Lucy, he returned to town disguised as a woman named [[Film/{{Psycho}} Marion Crane]]. Furthermore, as the story progressed, he was frequently haunted by the voice of his abusive mother, and by the time it ended, the alternate female personality had completely taken over.

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* ShoutOut: After Brent faked his death to escape prosecution for raping Lucy, he returned to town disguised as a woman named [[Film/{{Psycho}} Marion Crane]]. Furthermore, as the story progressed, he was frequently haunted by the voice of his abusive mother, and mother--whose treatment of him turned him into such a misogynist--and by the time it ended, the alternate female personality had completely taken over.


* DateRape: Brent does this to Lucy.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Selena Davis

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* BettyAndVeronica: Some examples include Josh as the Archie, with Reva and Annie, and later Olivia filling the roles of Betty and Veronica.

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* BettyAndVeronica: BettyAndVeronica:
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Some examples include Josh as the Archie, with Reva and Annie, and later Olivia filling the roles of Betty and Veronica.



* ChronicVillainy: Reva had her moments.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Claire Ramsey, Vicky Spaulding are both examples.

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* %%* ChronicVillainy: Reva had her moments.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Claire Ramsey, Ramsey and Vicky Spaulding are both examples.inexplicably disappeared after some time.



* GoodGirlGoneBad: Annie went from MarySue to {{Yandere}} in her desperate attempts to hang on to Josh, then seek revenge on him and Reva.

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* GoodGirlGoneBad: Annie went from MarySue practically spotless to {{Yandere}} in her desperate attempts to hang on to Josh, then seek revenge on him and Reva.



* LongRunner: Nearly '''Seventy-three''' years! As we keep mentioning, it's the ''longest running narrative in human history''.
* LoveDodecahedron

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* LongRunner: Nearly '''Seventy-three''' '''seventy-three''' years! As we keep mentioning, it's the ''longest running narrative in human history''.
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* MayDecemberRomance: Alan and Hope, HB and Reva, Roger and Dinah, Ross and Blake, Matt and Vanessa.
* PutOnABus: Rita Stapleton.

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* %%* MayDecemberRomance: Alan and Hope, HB and Reva, Roger and Dinah, Ross and Blake, Matt and Vanessa.
* %%* PutOnABus: Rita Stapleton.



* SeriesContinuityError: Inevitable. The series ran for four full ''human generations'' of writers; no one man could ever keep decades of ''literally'' ceaseless continuity straight (the show existed before ''archiving'' was easy) and there were mistakes at times.
** A glaring example had four male characters discussing something horrible they'd done 25 years prior. Problem is, one of the men wasn't even in the cast 25 years prior, and viewers who'd been watching the show back then immediately said that no such horrible incident had occurred at that time.

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* SeriesContinuityError: Inevitable. The series ran for four full ''human generations'' of writers; no one man could ever keep decades of ''literally'' ceaseless continuity straight (the show existed before ''archiving'' was easy) and there were mistakes at times.
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times. A glaring example had four male characters discussing something horrible they'd done 25 years prior. Problem is, one of the men wasn't even in the cast 25 years prior, and viewers who'd been watching the show back then immediately said that no such horrible incident had occurred at that time.



* SoapOpera: To this day, the copyrights and trademarks to the show's characters are ''still'' owned by Proctor & Gamble
* SoapOperaDisease

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* SoapOpera: To this day, the copyrights and trademarks to the show's characters are ''still'' owned by Proctor & Gamble
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* SoundToScreenAdaptation

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* SoundToScreenAdaptationSoundToScreenAdaptation: Was eventually converted into a TV show after several years on the radio.



* ToiletSeatDivorce: Many have taken place in Springfield, but Josh and Reva are notable for doing this ''a lot''.

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* %%* ToiletSeatDivorce: Many have taken place in Springfield, but Josh and Reva are notable for doing this ''a lot''.



* WickedCultured: Roger Thorpe.

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* %%* WickedCultured: Roger Thorpe.


* ShoutOut: After Brent faked his death to escape prosecution for raping Lucy, he returned to town disguised as a woman named [[Film/{{Psycho}} Marion Crane]]. Furthermore, as the story progressed, he was frequently haunted by the voice of his abusive mother.

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* ShoutOut: After Brent faked his death to escape prosecution for raping Lucy, he returned to town disguised as a woman named [[Film/{{Psycho}} Marion Crane]]. Furthermore, as the story progressed, he was frequently haunted by the voice of his abusive mother.mother, and by the time it ended, the alternate female personality had completely taken over.


* ArtifactTitle: The title referred to a lamp in the preacher's study. Over time, that plot point was dropped, but the title remained.
** The title was later retooled to reference the town's lighthouse, which was also featured as part of the CreditsMontage for many years and became a plot point in a number of episodes.

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* ArtifactTitle: The title referred to a lamp in the preacher's study. Over time, that plot point was dropped, but the title remained.
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remained. The title was later retooled to reference the town's lighthouse, which was also featured as part of the CreditsMontage for many years and became a plot point in a number of episodes.


Like most soap operas during that period, the storylines got [[KudzuPlot a bit more tangled and outrageous]], though nothing anywhere near the realm of ''[[Series/DaysOfOurLives Days of Our Lives]]''[='=] cloak-and-dagger intrigue -- at least not yet. (About the craziest thing to happen on ''Guiding Light'' was a multiple-personality diagnosis.) The last years of the show's life were rocky, despite an extensive retool and modernization of the Springfield sets. Four of the veteran players, including the oldest living Bauer (Dr. Ed Bauer), were retconned into accessories to a murder that happened [[CerebusRetcon way back into the 1970]]s, when they were still straight-laced young men. The new millennium was now upon us, along with rapes, mobsters, psychics, and ghosts galore. Despite fan outcry and the outright revolt of one actor, the show eventually did come back to earth, if just so it could tidy everything up with a bow for the Grand Finale.

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Like most soap operas during that period, the storylines got [[KudzuPlot a bit more tangled and outrageous]], though nothing anywhere near the realm of ''[[Series/DaysOfOurLives Days of Our Lives]]''[='=] cloak-and-dagger intrigue -- at least not yet. (About intrigue. About the craziest thing to happen on ''Guiding Light'' was a multiple-personality diagnosis.) diagnosis. The last years of the show's life were rocky, despite an extensive retool and modernization of the Springfield sets. Four of the veteran players, including the oldest living Bauer (Dr. Ed Bauer), were retconned into accessories to a murder that happened [[CerebusRetcon way back into the 1970]]s, when they were still straight-laced young men. The new millennium was now upon us, along with rapes, mobsters, psychics, and ghosts galore. Despite fan outcry and the outright revolt of one actor, the show eventually did come back to earth, if just so it could tidy everything up with a bow for the Grand Finale.


Inspired by creator Irna Phillips' nights listening to a radio preacher, ''The Guiding Light'' began as a character study of Chicago-based Reverend John Ruthledge and his {{foil}}, the pessimistic Ellis Smith. Succeeding preachers, all with the Ruthledge name, have carried on the work of their progenitor. The 1950s (and the transition to television) saw the families move to the Los Angeles area, where the focus shifted to the Bauers (no relation to [[Series/TwentyFour Jack]]), a clan of German immigrants who believed staunchly in the American dream. Filling in for cranky Ellis Smith is Bertha "Bert" Miller, a materialistic harridan who opposes the Bauers' work ethic at every turn. The Bauer family would eventually become the tentpoles of the series from here on out.

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Inspired by creator Irna Phillips' nights listening to a radio preacher, ''The Guiding Light'' began as a character study of Chicago-based Reverend John Ruthledge and his {{foil}}, the pessimistic Ellis Smith. Succeeding preachers, all with the Ruthledge name, have carried on the work of their progenitor. The 1950s (and the transition to television) saw the families move to the Los Angeles area, where the focus shifted to the Bauers (no relation to [[Series/TwentyFour Jack]]), Bauers, a clan of German immigrants who believed staunchly in the American dream. Filling in for cranky Ellis Smith is Bertha "Bert" Miller, a materialistic harridan who opposes the Bauers' work ethic at every turn. The Bauer family would eventually become the tentpoles of the series from here on out.


* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Subverted. As Harley gives birth to hers and Philip's son, he's informed that his father is having a heart attack. Philip grabs his newborn baby and rushes to his father's hospital room, begging him to wake up and meet his new grandson. It works.



* ChronicVillainy: Reva had her moments.



* ClimbingClimax: Brent kidnaps Lucy and imprisons her in the lighthouse. Alan-Michael finds them and the three engage in a knock-down, drag-out fight on the platform.



* ChronicVillainy: Reva had her moments.



* DateRape: Brent spikes Lucy's drink and rapes her.

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* DateRape: Brent spikes Lucy's drink and rapes her.does this to Lucy.


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* MaritalRapeLicense: Roger to wives Rita and Holly. Rita kept it secret, but came forward at Roger's trial for raping Holly.

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* DateRape: Brent spikes Lucy's drink and rapes her.


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* ShoutOut: After Brent faked his death to escape prosecution for raping Lucy, he returned to town disguised as a woman named [[Film/{{Psycho}} Marion Crane]]. Furthermore, as the story progressed, he was frequently haunted by the voice of his abusive mother.


* BecomingTheMask: In the early 90s Blake began to seduce Ross to get revenge against her mother. However she found herself falling in love and eventually they wed.

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* BecomingTheMask: In the early 90s 1992, Blake began to seduce Ross to get revenge against her mother.mother Holly. However she found herself falling in love and eventually they wed.



* MayDecemberRomance: Alan and Hope, HB and Reva, Roger and Dinah, Ross and Blake, Matt and Vanessa

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* MayDecemberRomance: Alan and Hope, HB and Reva, Roger and Dinah, Ross and Blake, Matt and VanessaVanessa.

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* CreepyCrossdresser: Brent Lawrence fakes his death after raping EveryonesBabySister Lucy Cooper and returns to town in disguise as [[Film/{{Psycho}} Marion]] [[ShoutOut Crane]] in order to continue stalking her.


* GoodGirlGoneBad: Annie went from MarySue to {{Yandere}} in her desperate attempts to hang

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* GoodGirlGoneBad: Annie went from MarySue to {{Yandere}} in her desperate attempts to hanghang on to Josh, then seek revenge on him and Reva.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: After miscarrying and losing her final chance to hang on to Josh, Annie [[{{Squick}} keeps the dead fetus in her womb]] and then makes it seem like Reva pushed her down the stairs so that it appears that ''this'' is when she lost the baby. After the whole scheme is discovered, she has to have a hysterectomy due to an infection that resulted from her actions (TruthInTelevision, btw). An especially cruel version, as even Reva, who hated her at this point, felt sorry for the fact that she would never be able to have children, the one thing she consistently desired throughout her time on the show.


* TheBabyTrap: Desperate to hang onto husband Josh, Annie slashed her diaphragm, only for it to backfired on her--Josh had told her he wanted to wait to have kids and her deception was the last straw. She miscarried and framed his ex Reva for manslaughter by making it look like she'd pushed her down the stairs.

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* TheBabyTrap: Desperate to hang onto husband Josh, Annie slashed her diaphragm, only for it to backfired backfire on her--Josh had told her he wanted to wait to have kids and her deception was the last straw. She miscarried and framed his ex Reva for manslaughter by making it look like she'd pushed her down the stairs.


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* GoodGirlGoneBad: Annie went from MarySue to {{Yandere}} in her desperate attempts to hang


** Cass Winthrop from Guiding Light made a few appearances.

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