TnBChallenge - Favorite Todd and Blair Outfit

When you are considering two gorgeous human beings, it should be tough to choose. Not the case with Roger, ahem,Todd. Mercy. He was wearing that suit within the last inch of the suits little life. Lucky suit. Easy choice. Kassie, okay Blair, was tough. Blair was always a snazzy dresser. I loved her more subtle looks though. The simple black sleeveless number she wore for Todd and Blair’s anniversary of their first meeting was simply gorgeous. Classy. Funny observation, Blair would occasionally tip to tacky after “Todd” left in 2003. I’m so glad TnB are back as the fashion icons of Daytime.

TnBChallenge-Favorite Todd Manning Quote about Blair-Todd’s favorite holiday.  

Blair: I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that you’re out howling tonight. You always did have a fondness for Halloween.

Todd: You know I love a freak. And you have the best candy. I’m not getting any sugar from your bowl?

Blair: [Chuckles] You want sweets? Is that what you’re here for?

I know this is not quite the objective for this particular challenge, but I LOVE this exchange between Todd and Blair.  Todd is such a bad boy, and Blair just loves it. 

 Tomas who?

TnBChallenge-Favorite Todd Manning Quote about Blair-Todd’s favorite holiday.

Blair: I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that you’re out howling tonight. You always did have a fondness for Halloween.

Todd: You know I love a freak. And you have the best candy. I’m not getting any sugar from your bowl?

Blair: [Chuckles] You want sweets? Is that what you’re here for?

I know this is not quite the objective for this particular challenge, but I LOVE this exchange between Todd and Blair. Todd is such a bad boy, and Blair just loves it.

Tomas who?

TnBChallenge-Day 13-Favorite Sex Scene-Fourth of July

"See, I know, just what you want, and I know, just what you need girl, so baby, bring your body to me.  I’m not fooling around with you.  Baby, my love is true.  With you is where I wanna be.

Girl, you need someone, someone like me, yeah, to satisfy your every need.

I don’t see nothing wrong with a little bump n’ grind…”  R.Kelly.

This was the first sex scene after the miscarriage, and it tap danced as close to the lines as anything on network TV. Todd’s sweaty hair.  Blair’s audible “finally”.  R. Kelly’s lyrics. 

God Bless America!  


Read more: R. Kelly - Bump ‘n Grind Lyrics | MetroLyrics

TnBChallenge-Day 13-Favorite Sex Scene-Fourth of July

"See, I know, just what you want, and I know, just what you need girl, so baby, bring your body to me. I’m not fooling around with you. Baby, my love is true. With you is where I wanna be.

Girl, you need someone, someone like me, yeah, to satisfy your every need.

I don’t see nothing wrong with a little bump n’ grind…” R.Kelly.

This was the first sex scene after the miscarriage, and it tap danced as close to the lines as anything on network TV. Todd’s sweaty hair. Blair’s audible “finally”. R. Kelly’s lyrics.

God Bless America!


Read more: R. Kelly - Bump ‘n Grind Lyrics | MetroLyrics

TnBChallenge- Day 12-Favorite Family Scene-Manning Christmas Card

All Todd Manning and Blair Cramer ever wanted was a family. They both grew up desperately alone, then Todd took a seat at the bar in Rodi’s, and neither one would ever be alone again. This scene is my favorite because it looks so natural. After everything they went through, the grin on Jack’s face tells the tale. Todd and Blair finally end up with their happy family. What a nice picture.

TnBChallenge- Day 12-Favorite Family Scene-Manning Christmas Card

All Todd Manning and Blair Cramer ever wanted was a family. They both grew up desperately alone, then Todd took a seat at the bar in Rodi’s, and neither one would ever be alone again. This scene is my favorite because it looks so natural. After everything they went through, the grin on Jack’s face tells the tale. Todd and Blair finally end up with their happy family. What a nice picture.

TnBChallenge-Day 11-Favorite Kiss-Jail Cell Kiss

Jail is not sexy.  
Jail is not romantic. 

It is a testament to the talent of Howarth and DePaiva that this scene, in the most unsexy and unromantic of places, is scorchingly sexy and hauntingly romantic. Heaping more awesomeness on this scene is the fact that there is no dialogue. Not one word for almost two minutes. How do you do that?  BEST. KISS. SCENE. EVER.

TnBChallenge-Day 11-Favorite Kiss-Jail Cell Kiss

Jail is not sexy.
Jail is not romantic.

It is a testament to the talent of Howarth and DePaiva that this scene, in the most unsexy and unromantic of places, is scorchingly sexy and hauntingly romantic. Heaping more awesomeness on this scene is the fact that there is no dialogue. Not one word for almost two minutes. How do you do that? BEST. KISS. SCENE. EVER.

TnBChallenge-Day 10-Favorite Wedding-Gold Ballon Wedding

Once Upon a Time in the village of Llanview there was a Dark Prince. The Prince was cursed to live a life of pain and solitude   The Prince accepted his curse and dedicated his days and nights to breathing fire and spewing venom, until he met a beautiful commoner who had aspirations of becoming a Queen. She was equally venomous and used her powers of seduction to subdue the men of Llanview. When the unhappy individuals became a pair, their powers were neutralized.  They became whole. The curse was lifted. The Prince and the commoner fell in love and decided to marry. The wedding would seal their devotion to one another. He would provide for her, protect her, heal her, cherish her, romance her and love her. She would be his Queen and honor him as his wife-past, present, and future. 

The Gold Ballon Wedding looks like a fairytale, because it is one.  A beautiful fairytale.

TnBChallenge-Day 10-Favorite Wedding-Gold Ballon Wedding

Once Upon a Time in the village of Llanview there was a Dark Prince. The Prince was cursed to live a life of pain and solitude The Prince accepted his curse and dedicated his days and nights to breathing fire and spewing venom, until he met a beautiful commoner who had aspirations of becoming a Queen. She was equally venomous and used her powers of seduction to subdue the men of Llanview. When the unhappy individuals became a pair, their powers were neutralized. They became whole. The curse was lifted. The Prince and the commoner fell in love and decided to marry. The wedding would seal their devotion to one another. He would provide for her, protect her, heal her, cherish her, romance her and love her. She would be his Queen and honor him as his wife-past, present, and future.

The Gold Ballon Wedding looks like a fairytale, because it is one. A beautiful fairytale.

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angels4tnb:

When I had to decide on a fave family scene, I literally said to myself “can I just choose all of 2011?”, because there have been such amazing family scenes to choose from these past 2 years. But Christmas 2011 will go down as my fave Manning Fam scene ever. Todd and Blair, with their Shorty, Jack and of course little Sam (who we all know Todd dubbed as his too) all around this Christmas tree joking and reminiscing and FLASHBACKS!!! and just amazingness.

*Cries*

Ditto.

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My notes from when I was brainstorming the challenges says:
"The hair! The heat! The breathing! The gentleness! The eagerness! The hesitation! The determination! Did I mention the hair?! Or the heat?!  Ughhhhhhhhhh."
So I think I’ll keep that in here because of accuracy… 
Aside from being plain gorgeous, this kiss is so damn important to their history. It also started the face-touch trend! Todd was so uncertain and Blair kept reassuring him with her hands and eyes and body language. And then, of course, it led to the Christmas Present and good god, is this whole scene just mighty fine. Oh, and who could forget the fact that the best effing song, Somewhere There’s Hope, was playing in the background - and not only did the lyrics match up to the scene but the damn beat of the song matched up too? Gah. I maaaay have listened to it while I was giffing this.