CBS Soap Guiding Light...

Posted on: Mon, 02/24/2003 - 2:42am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

I was watching GL this AM and one of the charachters was meeting w/ a Chef at a restaurant he bought. He said, "Well, now that Peanut Oil that you use on the grill...I don't want that anymore since people have peanut allergies and I don't need anyone dieing on me here" After, another character told him it was a good call since he was allergic to peanuts!

I was so excited to hear a PA mentioned especially in a restaurant setting!!

[This message has been edited by robinlp (edited February 24, 2003).]

Posted on: Mon, 02/24/2003 - 4:43am
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

i too noticed two comments about PA mentioned on guiding light on a different day than the one you mentioned. it sounds like they may be working PA into the story line somehow. i don't watch soaps so i may miss it. i wonder if someone on the show is PA or has a child that is??? joey

Posted on: Mon, 02/24/2003 - 6:44am
Joanne's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

My Mom called me and told me she was watching it Friday when Danny made the comment about making sure there was no peanut oil on the grill and he knew how serious it was because his father (or maybe grandfather) had peanut allergies. Then Gus said he was allergic to peanuts. It seems that Gus might be Danny's half-brother, so I'm thinking they might do something with the peanut allergy being hereditary as part of the storyline.

Posted on: Mon, 02/24/2003 - 7:36am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Several years ago All My Children had a storyline that involved one of the characters anaphylaxing from sesame oil. Er, ahem, not that [b]I've[/b] ever watched it or anything...

Posted on: Mon, 02/24/2003 - 6:08pm
kajc's picture
Joined: 06/09/2002 - 09:00

I hate to say this, but usually when they mention something like that on a soap opera it's because they are planning to use it to kill someone off with. They are probably setting up the plot for something bad to happen. Let us know what happens, I don't watch that soap.

Posted on: Mon, 02/24/2003 - 10:09pm
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

I watched the rest of the show and it seems that they are using this to make a man (Gus) who is searching for his father think that he is related to a particular man (Miguel) since it is "rumored" and they are both allergic to peanuts. He is in a main storyline and do not think that they will use this to kill him off. It seems they are doing it to make a hereditary link appear. I think that this time around a show will use the peanut allergy more as informative and not leading to the death of a person. Thank goodness.

Posted on: Mon, 02/24/2003 - 11:40pm
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

Well that's just stupid.
So far there is no indication of a 'peanut allergy gene.'
In fact most of us who have peanut allergic children DO NOT have peanut allergies or food allergies ourselves.

Posted on: Tue, 02/25/2003 - 1:15am
steph626's picture
Joined: 02/20/2003 - 09:00

I beg to differ on that--I am very PA/TNA, as is my cousin. Both my mother and my uncle were PA as children, and my mom's PA has actually returned recently. I've been told that while food allergies are not always hereditary, it's certainly possible, and it's worth being careful about what you feed your kids in the beginning if you know your family history includes allergies.
And kudos to network TV for bringing the issue into the limelight, even if it is just a soap plot twist.

Posted on: Tue, 02/25/2003 - 1:44am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

The point of the story is that they are not even saying that these two are Father and Son. The Son thinks that this guy may be his father and when he heard about the peanut allergy he thought that maybe it was more likely. Just like a food allergy is more likely in the same family. I think it was a nice little way to add info about Peanut Allergies. Especially w/ the conversation first taking place w/ a chef in a restaurant and the discussion about the dangers of cooking in peanut oil. I sent CBS a Kudos email for the episode.

Posted on: Tue, 02/25/2003 - 1:52am
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

yes..i agree...i'm not real fond of soaps in general but i applaud any efforts to bring attention to pa and other serious food allergies. especially if they don't intend to kill someone off that way. let's hope it isn't used that way. [img][/img] i think every little bit of (positive) exposure helps. joey


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