Kevin Davis : Now, aren't you supposed to be at home carving up some helpless squash, anyway? Luke Snyder : That's Thanksgiving, genius. Winston Mayer : Noah, he has you under some kind of spell but it's not too late! You don't have to end up like this! I won't let him destroy you-!
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On Internet message boards, the couple is referred to by the portmanteau "Nuke" for N oah and L uke. They are notable for being one of American daytime television 's first gay male couples. The two made history on August 17, , when the show "featured the first-ever" gay male kiss in American daytime. In other press, the two were named one of television's top power couples by TV Guide  and one of the great supercouples by Entertainment Weekly. When Noah Mayer arrived in Oakdale in June and entranced resident gay character Luke Snyder , CBS's As the World Turns "became the first soap to depict a fully realized romantic male couple as an integral part of the show". Noah was at first presented as heterosexual and devoted to girlfriend Maddie Coleman.
'As The World Turns' Nuke Gay Kiss Outrages The American Family Association
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As the World Turns took an unexpected turn this week and went where no soap opera--and few primetime shows--has dared: showing two post-coital men. On June 1, , the character of Noah Mayer made his first appearance on As the World Turns, the daytime drama that has aired daily since He was a military brat turned heartthrob, who quickly hooked up with a fellow intern at the local television station.