JR Chandler and Babe Carey are fictional characters of the JR and Babe or Jabe couple from the American daytime drama All My Children. JR Chandler was portrayed by Jacob Young. Babe Carey was portrayed by actress Alexa Havins, and then by Amanda Baker. Written as volatile and yet loving, the up-and-down romance tells of a young star-crossed couple who meet on a captivating night on a ship's dock and from there are faced with much interference, significantly but unintentionally caused by each other, in their struggle for true happiness.
The love story was originally scripted by former All My Children head writer Megan McTavish, and debuted on television in October 2003. The pairing's love-hate relationship soon gained a large and loyal following, despite the characters going through periods where they were not individually thought of fondly by viewers. The couple's popularity extended beyond the soap opera medium in early 2006, when the two were prominently featured in celebrity magazine Celebrity Living. In September 2011, People magazine named them one of the supercouples of the 2000s in their tribute to the series. The couple's reign came to an end on October 23, 2008 when the writers decided to have Babe struggle for and lose her life after a series of tornadoes hit Pine Valley.
... a few months after their second wedding, JR tries to murder Babe (see above) among viewers, this furthered an older debate about female characters ... JR's murder attempt was not the first occurrence of a character in a daytime drama trying to murder the love of his life ... for the 'bad boy,' that draws..." In early 2007, JR and Babe's tempestuous romance received notice by TV Guide's Daniel R ...
Famous quotes containing the words carey, babe and/or chandler:
“But when my seven long years are out,
O, then Ill marry Sally;
O, then well wed, and then well bed
But not in our alley!”
—Henry Carey (1693?1743)
“And if the Babe is born a Boy
Hes given to a Woman Old,
Who nails him down upon a rock
Catches his shrieks in cups of gold.”
—William Blake (17571827)
“Would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-down patois which is something like the way a Swiss waiter talks, and that when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will stay split, and when I interrupt the velvety smoothness of my more or less literate syntax with a few sudden words of bar- room vernacular, that is done with the eyes wide open and the mind relaxed but attentive.”
—Raymond Chandler (18881959)