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Daytime Stars and Strike Initial Report

October 30, 2017

October 8, 2017 I attended the second annual real life Bauer BBQ. I had an amazing time. It wasn’t overly well attended, but it was a great group of people. I was so glad to talk with Guiding Light fans and a couple of people who even knew my blog. I was especially pleased to get to meet in person my online friend Elizabeth who does the Guiding Light discussion board. I’m going to write up a full report that I’ll save for Bauer BBQ week next year and a special post on a bit of Bauer BBQ history I managed to nail down.

NOTE: For this post I’m going to use the term actors rather than actors and actresses or actors/actresses just for the flow of the post. However, I’m including both men and women in my statements.

Two person shot of Jerry verDorn and Liz Keifer

Bloss Breakfast Two Shot

About Me

Now, I normally don’t talk about me in this blog. My opinions and memories of the show? You bet. My family history with the show? All the time, but I don’t talk about my personal history much. That’s really not what this blog is for. However, this post I think I need to give you a little bit of my personal history for you to get the full impact of the last bit.

Normally meeting actors isn’t that big a deal for me, even for shows I watched as a kid. There is another interest I have that is connected to a TV show I loved growing up. I’m there for events that often have a TV component (now a days I’m more for the research but if the TV stuff is there how can you not take part?). I certainly don’t make all of the events, but many are within a reasonable driving distance and so I get to quite a few, so many that a couple of the actors call me by name without prompting. I also have a cousin who is an actor and a father who is in the theater. So I know actors.

Also, while I was growing up, my mom had a job which had her, among many other things, do spots on local TV shows. Back then there were a lot more locally produced TV shows and she appeared on several on a regular basis, even being a guest host of one for about 6 weeks once. She usually had us come with her on one of the shows once or twice a year. So I know a little bit of TV from the other side of the camera, I know how the camera cues work, how hot the lights are (were? have they gone to LED and are they cooler than they used to be? No idea) and as a result how cold the studios were kept when you weren’t under the lights. I learned how green screen worked at a young age and knew that one of the local anchors always went on camera sock footed for some reason I never understood.

So my point is that I’m not normally all that excited to meet actors. They have a job. A pretty cool job which they are often very good at, but it’s just a job and one that I know a little bit about so a lot of stuff doesn’t impress me that might other people. I know in most cases who I really wanted to know is the characters and I know I can’t do that, so I’m pretty calm about meeting the actors who played them.

But…..

So I surprised with my reaction to some of the Guiding Light people. Honestly I knew I’d enjoy talking with other fans which I totally did (WAVES if any of you are reading this), but I wasn’t expecting as much of a reaction as I had to the actors. It wasn’t all of them of course. A couple of them were working the room and you could tell that’s what they were doing. I certainly admired the skill they showed at it, but that’s what it was — working a room. Some of the actors seemed much more interested in visiting with the other actors than the fans. But the magical bit was at the Bloss Brunch.

It was a small group and as early arrivers me and my friend Elizabeth (of Guiding Light Central) got to sit next to Jerry verDorn and Liz Keifer aka Ross and Blake. I had an actual conversation with them about soap history (with which they seemed impressed by my recall of long ago plot) and the current state of the industry which was fascinating. But it was a bit surreal. My vision even did a funny thing for a second when I first walked over to the table, like my mind couldn’t believe my eyes were working properly. I think it might have been that by the end their characters had become so like them, that it was like they WERE their characters at least a little bit. This was the third event of the weekend, but somehow they seemed the most real. For a just a flash there while we were talking I honestly felt that somehow I had stepped through the TV and had some magical way ended up in Springfield. Oddly it felt really normal as well. I had heard them talk on the TV for years and often talked back to it (I tend to get a bit vocal when I watch – see my YouTube comments). Only this time they could hear me. It just was natural, but in a wild dichotomy it was also absolutely amazing.

I don’t know if I’ll go again soon. I have a couple of other trips I want to cross off my life list that I’ve scheduled for the next couple of years (a conference I’ve wanted to attend for at least 10 years in Canada and a family trip to Disney), but I hope that I’ll be able to make it to another Guiding Light event. This one was certainly worth the trip.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Bauer BBQ 1987 Update 2015 Reblog

September 24, 2017

I haven’t done any updating here, but in honor of my attending the real life Bauer BBQ next month, I’m going to be reposting my Bauer BBQ posts.

Bauer BBQ 1987 Update 2015

This is the Bauer BBQ in 1987. It’s a very special year because this was the 50th Anniversary of Guiding Light being on the air. They took a week centered around the Bauer BBQ to celebrate. It was also the 50th anniversary of the “Springfield Journal.” They used the 50th anniversary issue as a touchstone to mention many major stories of the past from the background of Warren Andrews to the fact Jim Reardon is living in Colorado to remembering the Quola wedding. They also asked for viewers to vote for what past scenes they wanted re-aired and took 5 minutes or so at the end of each episode to do things like pay tribute to Bert Bauer and to replay part of the Four Musketeer prom. If you have the Soap Classics DVDs, this week (specifically July 2-3, 1987) are among the handful of back to back episodes included in the set, although they are in two different DVD sets.

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

This is one of the more famous Bauer BBQs because Alan-Michael Spaulding parachute jumps in. In fact, Alan, although he wasn’t there, specifically mentions this being a memorable event at Bauer BBQs to Natalia at the one in 2008. This was A-M’s reintroduction after the being SORAS-ed and away from town for many years living with his mother, Hope Bauer Spaulding in New York and other major Eastern cities.

See https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/alan-spauldinghope-bauer for a refresher on Hope and Alan and their relationship with Manny.

This makes A-M Ed’s great-nephew, Alan’s son, Phillip’s adoptive half-brother,  and Michelle’s second cousin (he’s older than her, but a generation younger).

Jeva are actually together and happy in 1987. This must be one of those times they won the 3-Legged Race they mention in 2009. Rusty Shayne, Reva’s brother, the one Jeva’s kids are always packed off to when they are inconvenient, is back. He lives on a ranch “near Tulsa” as they always add. I always liked him with Mindy, but they sadly they never got a real shot. SIGH! Never will now. Anyway Rusty quite frequently came back for the BBQ so keep an eye out for him the rest of the week. That’s more than can be said for sister Roxie who disappears into a mental institution and is never heard from again.

The group A-M is talking to on the right includes Dinah Marler and Cameron (who’s last name I never bother to remember). They formed a triangle that became a square when a joke A-M played turned serious when they discovered Harley Davidson was the name of more than a motorcycle after all and Harley Davidson Cooper jumps onto our screens for the first time as part of this quad.

Ed and Maureen are in full BBQ mode, especially love Maureen’s then state of the art video camera which paired with Mindy’s Polaroid makes it very much of its time. They actually had much better sound and picture quality than many we have today. The structure made them more stable and less likely to have that handheld shake. NOTE that Ed is wearing the HAT.  Phillip runs the grill, too.

Phillip is currently dating the youngest Reardon sister, Chelsea. Her older sisters include Maureen Bauer and Nola Chamberlain. Chelsea is a professional singer (and in real life the actress still does concert dates with a divas of daytime group). Chelsea and Phillip were quite serious for awhile (no couple code I’ve found yet though). In fact, one Christmas Eve, following up on a conversation with Santa Nick, Phillip decides that life is for the living and thinking Beth is dead at this point, decides to let her go. Forget that huge trunk of stuff Pheth finds in the Spaulding attic in 1997, all that stuff was at Phillip’s house when it burned and all he had left was a little piece of lace and ribbon. He leaves it on Beth’s headstone, but Chelsea has already given him up as a lost cause and moves out of town to follow her singing career and on to a pivotal role on another soap.

Love Henry’s boater. Isn’t that great! And H.B. in a cowboy hat. H.B. & Henry were great friends. I love it when they are together. They are in-laws thru Vanessa & Billy. “His 2 grandfathers are fighting over him.”

In part 2, Maureen carries Michelle across the screen & then Vanessa carries Bill over to Ross & Henry. I loved Roxie Shayne, wish she hadn’t disappeared.  Will really isn’t Josh’s friend and will cause a lot of trouble. Josh was still fighting with H.B. over independence issues.

Alan was still Chris! Alan already had major heart issues in 1987. It’s amazing he lived as long as he did. Sorry I don’t remember what’s behind the cable guy’s beef with Alan or how Alan gets out of it. If anyone else does, chime in.

Mindy should know A-M, he’s her ex-brother-in-law. At least Mindy should know it before Reva. Mindy has a Polaroid. Remember those? Actually we still have one.

Ross and Vanessa are back together after she split from Billy. One of the few times when they played that they had ever had a more than a friendship.

I want a copy of the 50th anniversary issue of the Springfield Journal and one of those Springfield Journal T-shirts. I’m not sure who the pre-teen is who is in training for the Olympics. Anybody else remember?

Once again Rick shows that he knows Phillip better than anybody else and can read him through his good front. Love Mindy’s dress and Dinah’s outfit. HATE Phillip’s hat.  OK I know there are other people wearing the hats there, but he wears his the longest.

One of the things that I think they did a great job cutting back and forth between the studio and true exterior shots. I especially find the two cuts of the balloon release are especially well done.

June 30 and July 1 are prep days. The actual BBQ is July 2-4, 1987.

June 30, 1987

We open on some of the great Mindy-Rusty stuff. They were keeping Marah a few more days after they released Reva after she gave birth. Ed and Maureen are just back from Chicago where they went to watch Johnny’s little sister Lacey perform her gymnastic routine. Vanessa is in full mogul mode and looking great doing it. Alan shows back up at the office. After Vanessa leaves, Alan has a cardiac episode. Lacey shows up at Company on her own. She asks if Roxie is a waitress even though she’s not doing anything or wearing anything even in the slightest way related to waitressing. Lacey seems to be quickly developing a crush on Cameron Stewart. 17:03 “Q” John de Lancie is in Safeguard commercial. Lancie took off rather than face Johnny.” Alan ignores Ed’s medical advice for being admitted and given further tests, but does agree to go to clinic that specializes in rest. Alan always did favor Phillip above Alan-Michael and his other children. By the way, Alan continues to have heart issues and it ultimately is what kills him. 35:00 Maureen brings little Michelle in. AWWWW! Rick and Maureen think maybe someone has been in the Bauer house. Alan calls Alex to let her know that he won’t be able to make the trip to Europe to return the stolen art. Alex is truly upset by Alan’s attack, but when he insists the only help he needs is for her to return the art she agrees to do that. Alan’s clinic is in Oregon. H.B. shares with Rusty an experience of a Texas Ranger friend. I just love how H.B. always calls Mindy “Mindy Darlin’.” Billy calls her Melinda Sue.

July 1, 1987

Everyone is practically running into each other at the Springfield Journal newsroom as the hurry to get out the special 50th Anniversary edition full of stories of Springfield’s past (and tell me again WHY they didn’t offer that for sale? Even as a insert in a soap magazine or something?) 1:50 in note the gorgeous wall of family photos behind Reva. Lacie Bauer, Johnny’s little sister and an aspiring Olympic gymnast, arrives for a visit by breaking into the house. The Folgers commercial around 5:30 features the former Annabelle Simms Reardon. Lacie is close enough that Ed and Maureen went to St. Louis to see her perform, but not so close that Rick has any name recognition or to recognize her. Ed moves the Bauer BBQ-er to the flight school and takes 100 pounds of charcoal. Chelsea gets an offer to go work for rival paper the Springfield Mirror. Reva asks Roxie to be Marah’s godmother. Phillip is also working at the Journal as a writer. 36:00 Josh brings in the Lewis family christening gown for Marah and Miss Martha’s wedding gown for Reva because “she loved you like a daughter” which would be more sweet than nauseating if only Reva hadn’t married Miss Martha’s husband. Balloon releases used to be huge. They were used for celebrations and to find penpals by people who would release them with a note attached. Public opinion turned against them because they felt they were endangering wildlife.

Maeve’s Speech: “I would like to dedicate this special edition of the Journal to 50 years of life in our wonderful city and to our founding editor Irna Phillips and may her vision of Springfield be a Guiding Light to us all.” About 41:00

At 48:00 Montage of the articles that appeared in that 50th anniversary issue of Springfield Journal which makes me want to read it more than ever. At 50:00 Josh and Reva anniversary tribute, first fountain scene.

July 2, 1987 – BBQ Proper Begins

Isn’t Little Billy darling? Normally a Bauer BBQ is 100% chance of great weather.  Of course after a pretty big pop up storm it clears off completely by the time the BBQ hits full steam. This is the only year I can think of where it actually rained on the day of. Mindy is being a little overprotective and Rusty and H.B. have some nice what it means to be a man conversation. I think the best thing Dinah could do to make sure Vanessa and Ross don’t keep dumping her is to have other plans. That means that the Chamberlain House is 6 miles away from the Bauer House and the Spaulding Mansion next door. Jackson was a music producer who mostly caused trouble. (The most interesting thing about him is that the actor who played him was Elizabeth Taylor’s stepson in real life.) I don’t remember who Jackson is calling in London. Anyone? Add a comment. Aww. Henry and Little Billy are swinging by to pick up H.B. on the way to the BBQ. Johnny shows Roxie called his plane “New Beginnings” and proposed. Roxie brought Rusty a care package from the Bauer BBQ including a Bauer Burger. Michael O’Leary came back especially for the 50th Anniversary week. His character was currently living in Chicago. Great advice Rick “what matters is what YOU think about it, not Phillip.” Ed: “There’s not a tent to be had in all of Springfield.” Ed was also shocked about the cost of tents so they probably haven’t thought about renting one before. Nice Bert-Rick moment at 39:00. How did they miss the obvious Blue Skies mention by making it Clear Skies instead? Cropduster plane buzzed before jump 47:00 Parachute Jump at 50:00 It’s funny how many times in the next couple of episodes they repeat things like Alan-Michael is Alan’s son, Phillip’s brother, Ed’s nephew, “he’s half Bauer” etc. The Four Musketeers clip is Michael O’Leary and Grant Aleksander talking. There was a lot of irritation at the time because what was actually voted for was The Four Musketeer Prom. I doubt very many people had this fight scene in mind rather than say Phillip and Beth getting crowned. I’m sad to say both Rick and Phillip are half right. Phillip really is in love with her, but Rick is right Phillip will hurt her again and again.

July 3, 1987  Day After the Jump

The first link below is the full episode the second set patch the episode together from clips from a couple of channels. Things have perked up at the Bauer BBQ and things are definitely taking off. 11:30 more darling little Michelle. More Springfield Journal. 12:00 Darling Little Billy – who has been in invisible mud. This first episode sets up Alan-Michael’s life long quest to gain his father’s approval. Actually Josh is being a jerk. Who wouldn’t respect their own opinion over almost anyone else’s, particularly someone who is a young buck that tends to make rash decisions? That was a nice character moment of Dinah being interested in news. She’s never the photographer Reva is (who is a professional for awhile), but Dinah does later become a television producer so she does have a visual eye and an eye for the important. Miss Sarah should have recognized both Miss Martha’s wedding dress and the Lewis christening gown. 30:00 The Eli Simms Annabelle flashback 5 fishermen storyline mentions the police never discovered who the killer was, the audience did it was Eli Simms. Will Jeffries was truly insane, so why he seems to be Josh’s friend now he actually just doctored Marah’s records to make sure it looked like someone else was Marah’s father to hurt Josh. At 50:00 they do a tribute to Bert and much of it is replayed over the years when they talked about Bert. At 53:00 approximately is the scene where Bert first finds out Bill is alive. That’s an amazing scene and one that isn’t repeated very much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cRQ1Alv5NM&feature=related(The Jump)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV_R6vmQAws (Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOQE3ImJJ_s (Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5va17pO954 (Part 3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC_Ln5KK5I4  (Part 4)

July 3rd was a Friday that year, just like it is in 2015 🙂 , so the story with the hotair balloon, Alan being shot and left for dead, etc. should pick up again on Monday, July 6, 1987, but I have not yet found the episode.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Bauer BBQ 1984 Reblog

September 21, 2017

I haven’t done any updating here, but in honor of my attending the real life Bauer BBQ next month, I’m going to be reposting my Bauer BBQ posts.

Bauer BBQ 1984

Bauer BBQ 1984 is the only entry that I have in the 1980s for this year. I’m still looking for more. Let me know if you come across any on YouTube. This same channel has a couple of days of episodes before the BBQ. I’m sure I’ll get back to them sooner or later, but feel free to watch them now.I also want to make VERY clear that the Tony I’ll be talking about and loving on in this episode is my beloved Tony Reardon, not my much later, but also beloved Tony Santos or my severely hated Tattoo Tony Santos. Also, good heavens taste in earrings was AWFUL in 1984. Shudders!

The episode opens at the Reardon Boarding House with everyone getting ready for the BBQ (Maureen is a Reardon). Tony and Annabelle Reardon (who I adored as a couple before they just suddenly up and left on vacation one day and never came back – Tony started Company) are at the table. Tony and Annabelle are talking to Tony’s mother, Bea Reardon, who is also Maureen and Nola’s mother and Michelle’s grandmother. The guy with the beard was Jim Reardon – another brother of Maureen’s and a doctor who is currently dating nurse Hillary Bauer. (I liked Hillary – who was best friends with Katie Parker, but never warmed up to Jim except the one moment when they resolved the Tony-Annabelle-Jim triangle – which involved past lives flashbacks – by giving him their blessing, they go off and he says “Next lifetime she’s mine.”)

July 4, 1984 episode

Great early romantic Ed-Maureen stuff. However, that top on Maureen ought to be burned– seriously. Ed was chief of staff at Cedars and Maureen was a hospital administrator at this point. Soon Ed would start to chafe at not being the one with the most important job. Note the opening credits. I love that the real Laurel Falls is in there. (The falls are really in Connecticut. Anybody know where that version of Company was filmed?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPI94kms1sM (Part 1)

Ed and Maureen have been trying to create a baby for a long time. Sadly they never have a biological child together, although Maureen thought of Michelle as her own. Michelle comes along the next year. Jim Reardon had been doing secret research taking on his former – now deceased – boss’ name to keep the funding coming. He’s now been outed and foisted from the hospital as a result. Quola is one of my all time favorite couples. The crates are part of an odd storyline that screamed the writers were wildly groping for a Quola storyline. A teenage computer genius comes to town and moves in with them. The boxes are from him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7AHPZ14588 (Part 2)

H.B. and Reva got married, basically as friends although she eventually gets pregnant by H.B. Josh reacted badly to the news and crashes his car. He’s temporarily paralyzed which eventually leads to two of Josh’s most famous scenes, Bert telling him not to feel sorry for himself, and the original Reva in the fountain scene. Reva wants Josh to stay with them while he recuperates, which he eventually does, but it doesn’t go smoothly. Fletcher attends with Claire (Michelle’s biological mother).  Sadly they aren’t together right now, just good friends. I loved them as a couple and after Fletch broke my heart along with Claire’s when he broke up with her, I never was able to support any other couple he was in. I knew eventually he’s always walk away and he always did except for Mauve (who died before he got the chance). Ross seems to be dating Trish, they were always close. Don’t miss Bert’s arrival at the end. Her leg had been amputated in real life and written into the storyline, with some powerful results. The line with the heavy empasis on patient and advocate was because Bert – before her surgery – was a full time patient advocate volunteer at Cedars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBxzbK2Rgu4 (Part 3)

I adore Bert, she was truly the heart of the show, even years after she died she was still effecting characters and stories. Tony and Annabelle’s cottage was one of my favorite places in Springfield ever. They are talking about that as their new house. Sadly Carrie Piper, real estate agent, was also a psychotic killer and became an infamous Guiding Light villan. The actress sadly returned years latter in the I can’t tell you how AWFUL Carrie Carruthers storyline. I didn’t know Mike Bauer was in the naval reserve. I’m with Josh though, Josh’s accident was a pretty much H.B.’s and Reva’s fault. True, he was the one who got drunk and drove into a tree, but they HAD to know he was going to take it that badly and should have had someone like Billy there to take care of him when they told him. I loved Trish – except for her affair with Alan. 😦 Sadly she will disappear without even a mention all too soon, but the early Josh-Billy-Trish stuff like this rocked. Both Billy and Josh had Daddy issues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHlA7ZOym78 (Part 4)

A nice example of everyday life with Quola.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOQiRvUYnxo (Part 5)

I don’t want Lillian and Mike Bauer together. That seems like a terrible fit. Although, as Lillian says, we like him very much. Mike dating Alexandra? That’s something. He was giving her flying lessons? That’s totally awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr-qKBIjoqs (Part 6)

Reva’s Oklahoma accent was a lot stronger in these early days. Love Reva’s yellow satin top. I loved it when Ross got all unclely with Phillip especially when he was a teenager when they found out. Here’s a hint Hillary, hugging another man ISN’T going to cheer Jim up. Louie asks Katie to marry him. It’s out of the blue and she’s taken aback, but I think he’s serious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJXWgptapRM (Part 7)

End Credits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8xNyESPiWk (Part 8)

July 5, 1984 episode

More happy Ed and Maureen. Ed says it’s his favorite holiday. Maureen’s reference to Valentine’s Day is because that’s their wedding anniversary. I guess Ed is right in the mid-2000s when he says the Bauer BBQ started out small. Almost no one is there. In later years, everybody comes. Phillip and Beth have broken up and she’s with his cousin Lujack now. As you can see Phillip didn’t take it well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqY6fE7zKRk (Part 1)

No wonder Phillip could be so much help to Annie when he helped her get sober. He went down pretty far, pretty quickly. “Hey, Beth, I need you.” If Phillip had remembered that in later life, his life would be much smoother. Hillary was really the only one I liked with Jim. I still hate that they killed her, especially in such a dumb way that also took out one of my favorite places in Springfield. Jim’s a better bet than Fletcher anyway. When Fletcher is in a relationship eventually you make one mistake and he walks out. More foreshadowing. As much as I love the cottage Tony and Annabelle, give it up. It isn’t worth your leaving town and Hillary’s life. Lillian you should remember that gratitude. More Bert right at the end

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW3HenQc77s (Part 2)

More Bert right at the beginning. That group was Lujack’s gang, in their “hangout.” This time the cops are just shaking them down without much reason, but normally they are pretty thuggy criminals. The girl who throws the firework later wrote a book about her life and some interesting antics on set at Guiding Light among other things (read about it).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO6ldK894q8 (Part 3)

More of Lujack’s gang the Galahads, Company, and Phillip’s problems.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAClczWJ2T8 (Part 4)

Beth did have some medical knowledge. She ran a clinic in Clayton. Actually Beth, that it was just like New York City was my first thought when I saw you take money for sketching. I hate Pheth apart. Too bad it happened so often. I’m sorry tug of war didn’t stay on the Bauer BBQ schedule, it sounds fun. We get to see a tiny bit of the cottage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR4WEq74n (Part 5)

The inspector is talking to someone who built Company out of lumber that fell of a truck (seriously read about it in my Places of Springfield section). I don’t think this is going to bother him. Tug of WAR! Love a good Nola fantasy. The mustached villain isn’t too much of a stretch when she first came on she unmasked a disguised Roger Thorpe who was living at the Reardon Boarding House.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oLJhXNdIa8 (Part 6)

If Lujack hadn’t died, I think Beth would have eventually gone back to Phillip anyway. Trouble is brewing with the Galahads (aka the worst named gang, like ever).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At7bA03FS9w (Part 7)

See that wasn’t an immediate “Yes, I know it.” Lujack you were on the way to being toast. The guy helping get Phillip home is Floyd Parker.  Floyd eventually became a successful singer and was a general good guy around town until a terrible send off. He is the biological father of Nola’s daughter Kelly/Anastasia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoSbk0p2j9o (Part 8)

The losers of the Tug of War pay up on their bet. This is wonderful WATCH THIS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1RKKbucZcQ (Part 9)

Credits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuLP-DuDJPs (Part 10)

UPDATED July 9 2017: I rewatched as part of my prep for the real Bauer BBQ 2017 and added a few notes and comments on things I’ve found out since I originally wrote it.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Bauer BBQ Roundup 2017

July 10, 2017

Once again we wrap up another Bauer BBQ Week. I hope that you have enjoyed celebrating the Bauer BBQ with me. I’m also very excited to already have four years already found for next year, but I’m always looking for more episode, more fanfic, and more memories please share. This year I went through and removed links to earlier year posts if I’d added to them or replaced links. If you have trouble getting links in the current posts, search for past posts.

Remember it’s never too early to start on Bauer BBQ fanfic for next year:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/bauer-bbq-fanfic

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Bauer BBQs Through the Years

NOTE: If you aren’t familiar with my episode guide blog posts, expect to find a description of what happened (sometimes commentary mixed in, sometimes separately) then a link to the footage that I’ve found.

Bauer BBQ 1984 -Earliest year available on YouTube, Luau theme
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/bauer-bbq-1984

Bauer BBQ 1987 – A-M jumps from plane, 50th Anniversary at Johnny’s Hanger
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/bauer-bbq-1987-update-2015

Bauer BBQ 1988 – Fletcher and Maeve Get Married
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/bauer-bbq-1988

Bauer BBQ 1989
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/bauer-bbq-1989

Bauer BBQ 1990
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/bauer-bbq-1990

Bauer BBQ 1991
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/bauer-bbq-1991

Bauer BBQ 1992
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/bauer-bbq-1992

Bauer BBQ 1994
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/bauer-bbq-1994/

Bauer BBQ 1995
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/bauer-bbq-1995-2/

Bauer BBQ 1996 – Surprise BBQ when Rick almost gave up
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/bauer-bbq-1996

Bauer BBQ 1998
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/bauer-bbq-1998

Bauer BBQ 2001
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/bauer-bbq-2001-update-2014

Bauer BBQ 2002
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/bauer-bbq-2002-update-2014

Bauer BBQ 2003
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/bauer-bbq-2003/

Bauer BBQ 2005
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/bauer-bbq-2005

Bauer BBQ 2006
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/bauer-bbq-2006

Bauer BBQ 2007
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/bauer-bbq-2007

Bauer BBQ 2008
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/bauer-bbq-2008-update-2016

Bauer BBQ 2009 – Last Bauer BBQ We’re Invited To On Air
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/bauer-bbq-2009

Rick suprised by Bauer BBQ 1996

Information about the Bauer BBQ

Bauer BBQ Scrapbook
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/bauer-bbq-scrapbook

Bauer BBQ Meal
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/bauer-bbq-theme-meal

Why is the Bauer BBQ important?
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/why-is-the-bauer-bbq-important/

Bauer BBQ Recipes
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/bauer-bbq-new-recipes

Making Bauer Burgers
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/making-bauer-burgers

Real Life Bauer BBQ
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/real-life-bauer-bbq-2016
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/real-life-bauer-bbqs-1-and-2

Bauer BBQ Locations
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/bauer-bbq-location-location-location

Video Greetings for Michelle at the Bauer BBQ 2014
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/bauer-bbq-week-kick-off-2015

Introduction and Awesome Michelle Quote
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/michelle-remembers-bauer-bbq

Kick Off 2014 with Manny Bauer BBQ Banner
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/bauer-bbq-week-kick-off-2014

Video Tribute to Bauer BBQs through the years
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/bauer-bbq-kickoff

Soap Opera Jargon: Tradition
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/tradition

Bauer BBQ Episodes Available on DVD
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/bauer-bbq-on-dvd

When Did the Bauer BBQ Begin?
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/when-did-the-bauer-bbq-begin

Traditions of the Bauer BBQ
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/traditions-of-bauer-bbq

Bauer BBQ Food
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/bauer-bbq-foods-update-2016

Bauer BBQ Memories – Please share yours in the comments.
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/bauer-bbq-memories/

Bauer BBQ Collectibles
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/lighthouse-collection-27/

Springfield Insider Videos on Bauer BBQ 2009
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/springfield-insider-on-bauer-bbq

Summary on the Bauer BBQ 2009
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/manny-returns-july-2-3-2009

Bauer BBQ Speech 2009
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/bauer-bbq-speech-2009

Commentary on the Bauer BBQ 2009
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/commentary-on-the-bauer-bbq

Tips for Photographing Fireworks
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/tips-for-photographing-fireworks

4th of July Header

Bauer BBQ Fanfic

Write Bauer BBQ Fanfic
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/write-bauer-bbq-fanfic

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/bauer-bbq-2017-prequel (Prequel)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/bauer-bbq-2017-by-robansuefarm-part-1 (Part 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/bauer-bbq-2017-by-robansuefarm-part-2 (Part 2)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/bauer-bbq-2017-by-robansuefarm-part-3 (Part 3)

Bauer BBQ 2014 by Robansuefarm
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-1 (Chapter 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-3-2 (Chapter 3)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-4-2 (Chapter 4)

Bauer’s Fourth of July BBQ by SJ
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/bauers-fourth-of-july-bbq-part-1-by-sj (Part 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/bauers-fourth-of-july-bbq-part-2-by-sj (Part 2)

Mindy Bauer Lewis tweets Bauer BBQ 2011
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/mindy-tweets-bauer-bbq-2011

Passing Down the Hat
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/passing-down-the-hat-by-its-only-soaps-part-1/ (Part 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/passing-down-the-hat-by-its-only-soaps-part-2/ (Part 2)

Roarah Standalone – Prelude to Love
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/prelude-to-love-a-robbie-and-sarah-short-story-by-i-believe-in-mystery/

What Matters Most
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/what-matters-most-chapter-three-part-one/ (Part 1)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/what-matters-most-chapter-three-part-two/ (Part 2)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/what-matters-most-chapter-three-part-three/ (Part 3)

 

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Bauer BBQ Fanfic Highlights

 

Bauer BBQ Fanfic –  a selection of fanfic that has at least one chapter set at the Bauer BBQ

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/bauer-bbq-fanfiction

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/bauer-bbq-fanfic-2

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/bauer-bbq-fanfic-3

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/bauer-bbq-fanfic-4

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/bauer-bbq-fanfic-5

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/bauer-bbq-fanfic-6

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/bauer-bbq-fanfic-7

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/bauer-bbq-fanfic-8

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Write Bauer BBQ Fanfic

July 8, 2017

I have years when I get Bauer BBQ fanfic submitted and years when I don’t. I’d love to have more.  (It’s NOT too late if you have a story just rearing to come out or one you’ve been hesitant to send, please do.) During GLManny Bauer BBQ week I accept fanfics from anybody that follows these rules.

Danny and Tony watch fireworks

Danny and Tony Watch Fireworks

The rules are:

1. It has to be set at least in a major part or a big scene at a Bauer BBQ.

2. It can involve any character from Guiding Light and can be set during any time period. So a quiet family picnic in 1980 is just as welcome as a story set at the big 50th celebration in 1987 or in 2002 or 2017 and beyond. (Note: I actually have a partially written fanfic set in the 1950s. I hope I finish it for next year.)

3. I reserve the right to edit or reject submissions.

4. Even though most of the year we’re about Manny (Michelle Bauer and Danny Santos) they do NOT have to be featured or even mentioned in your fanfic.

Dinah and Amanda, 1996

So even if you didn’t get a piece in for this year, please start working on one for next year now while you are in the mood. Also, if you MEANT to write a fanfic and never got it done, consider doing one with a Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas theme because I also solicit fanfics about any Guiding Light characters for my special weeks for the holidays. And, of course, I’m always looking for new Manny specific fanfics anytime.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Bauer BBQ Location Location Location

July 7, 2017

Jude Bauer, 2008

In the Beginning

The beginnings of the Bauer BBQ, before it was a party that everybody came to, started with Papa Bauer and it would either be held at his house or at Bert’s, but it really became a big party with Maureen and Ed and was almost always held at their house at Skyline Drive.

Read about Bauer BBQ beginnings here:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/when-did-the-bauer-bbq-begin

Read about the Bauer House here (in a post I hope to update soon):
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/12/28/bauer-house/

You’re Invited to the Bauer House

The normal location for the Bauer BBQ after it became a big party was the Bauer House located on Skyline Drive next door to the Spaulding Mansion. This location was great. People always looked forward to see the patio all decorated for the party. The Bauer house location had the added advantage that they could have scenes outside and in the kitchen where everybody arrived at the back door so anyone could run into each other especially if they had reason to not want to, they always did. On top of that they could have private scenes in the bedrooms. It was just the perfect place to host a soap opera party. 

Other Places

While the Bauer House was the normal location for the BBQ, they did hold it some place else four times over the years. Most famously it was held at the Johnny Bauer’s hanger at the Springfield Airport in 1987. That was the 50th anniversary year and I think the main point was to accommodate plot points where Alan-Michael Spaulding parachuted in and Lacey Bauer accidentally took off in a hot air balloon and to make the 50th Anniversary a big splash.

Watch it:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/bauer-bbq-1987/

In 1988, the BBQ was held in a nearby park that had a gazebo. Among many other exciting happenings, Maeve Stoddard and Fletcher Reade got married with the Bauers in the wedding party.

Watch it:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/bauer-bbq-1988

Then the last two different locations had to do with money, sets, and to writer bias.

In 2007 , the last year before the production model changed they were really down to three sets. A sad verision of Towers, a single room at the Beacon that was re-dressed a little to be everyone’s bedroom, and this sad Sesame Street knock off that they called Main Street. Once in a while we’d get another set, but normally that was it. The excuse in the storyline was there was a gas link and so the Bauer BBQ was moved to Main Street.

Watch it:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/bauer-bbq-2007

In 2008, they’d moved to permanent sets but the Bauers didn’t have one. Let me repeat that…THE BAUERS didn’t have a single set. So instead they had Rick decide he wouldn’t throw the Bauer BBQ this year so Josh and Cassie (who did have a house) took over and rented bouncing houses since there was no pool.

Watch it:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/bauer-bbq-2008/

In 2009, the BBQ returned to the Bauer House although it was filmed in a completely different place that really was someone’s backyard.

Watch it:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/bauer-bbq-2009

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm Part 3

July 7, 2017

Author’s Note: We continue with the Bauer BBQ. There are more people around than I’ve specifically named. Fell free to mentally insert any favorite I’ve skipped. Feel free to write in what your fav is doing.

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm Part 3

Scene 12

Back in the kitchen, a commotion sounded at the door. Rusty Shayne and Wanda Hite arrived bearing the necessities for Oklahoma BBQ. Rusty had made the trip up from his ranch near Tulsa. He barely got his load down on the kitchen table before Mindy threw her arms around his neck.

“Melinda Sue,” he said happily. “Are you doing as well as you look?”

“As fine as an Oklahoma sunrise. How are you doing?”

“Oklahoma is still less fun without you, but the ranch is doing fine.”

Rick came in a pulled a grimace. Most of Mindy’s ex-es he didn’t much mind. In fact his best friend Phillip was one of them, but Rusty was the one whose relationship went back with Mindy longer than Rick’s. They had grown up together as kids. It was her one relationship that he felt might be as strong as theirs. Rusty and Mindy had grown up together as kids. Rick was happier when he stayed down in Oklahoma where he belonged.

Rick swallowed and walked over with his hand extended. “Rusty,” he said. “Thanks for bringing the Oklahoma BBQ. I know it makes Mindy happy and people have come to expect it now.”

“Don’t mind me and Earl. We make no never mind.”

Mindy jumped in. “Wanda, now you know we see you and Earl a lot more often than we do Rusty.”

Wanda helped balance her load on the back of a chair as she paused. “Where do you want us to set up?”

Billy came in. “Rusty, what are you doing by letting Wanda stand there with a heavy load. I’ll take that.”

During this exchange and the ribbing, a woman with long, black hair pulled into a tight bun. She was dressed too formally for the party in a black suit. She quietly worked her way behind the happy group and edged into a dark corner of the patio.

 

Scene 12B

The Indian motorcycle continue to drive south. He passed a green highway sign saying, “Springfield 172 miles.” He gunned it around a black suburban and hurried on.

 

Scene 13

Beth and Phillip had the art auction entries each set up on their own easel along the edge of the patio. Each had a number that matched a description in the glossy printed guide.

Clarissa Marler and Maureen Reardon had the children’s art station all set up. They grabbed kids who arrived early and set them to work on the mural.

Mindy had come out to make sure her fashion drawing she’d donated for the auction looked right, but she had been caught by the sight of the kids playing. It yanked at her heart reminding her of the baby she’d lost and the children she and Rick never had.

Rick had caught Mindy’s expression across the patio and came up behind her. “It looks like they could use some help. Why don’t you dig in there?”

“You think so?”

“I know so. No one spreads sunshine like you do.”

Looking cheered up, Mindy dived into the kids. She started helping a girl make a dog she was painting look a little less like park bench.

The woman with the tight bun had reached the artwork going straight to the painting from the Spaulding attic. She looked the painting over very carefully. She moved back into the shadows and pulled out her cell phone. She pressed a saved number. “It’s definitely THE painting…..No, not yet. I will try to get it before the auction starts. She abruptly ended the call.

 

Scene 14

Molly Spaulding came rushing into the Bauer kitchen nearly running into Blake and then Buzz in the process. Her dad, Alan-Michael Spaulding, was hot on her heels. “God Dad, stop hovering. I go to college for heaven’s sake. I don’t need you looking over my shoulder all the time.”

“Princess, will you wait up. I wasn’t hovering I was….”

Both continued through the kitchen and out the back door to the patio.

Lucy came in a troubled expression on her face. Frank intercepted her with a hug. “What’s going on, Sis?”

Waving towards the door, “You heard. Molly thinks Alan-Michael has been overly protective and it’s smothering. You know he always was protective, but lately…”

“Did something happen?”

“Well, he went to visit Hope earlier this month…I’m afraid she’s not doing well. Alan-Michael can’t do anything to help her so he’s determined to keep up safe. He knows I can take care of myself, but he’s even been a bit hover-y with me and he’s way overboard with Molly. Then there was her boyfriend.”

“What about him?”

“Tom got a little aggressive with her, enough so she filed a police report.”

“Oh, what did you say his last name is? Does he go to Springfield U with Molly?”

“Yes, he goes to Springfield U, but don’t worry about putting the fear of God into him. Besides making it clear that him that putting hands on a woman like that was NOT acceptable, he also specifically made him aware at the might the Spauldings could bring down on his head. After Brent, Alan-Michael isn’t taking any chances.”

“None of us do,” Frank said pulling Lucy in for a big brotherly hug. He silently gave a prayer of Thanksgiving that it had turned out as well as it had. “I’m glad he’s watching out for both of you.”

“He’s watching over us all right, but it’s driving Molly nuts. When I was her age I was conning people out of jobs and almost ready to decide who I was going to marry. He’s got to give her some space before she does something crazy to assert her independence, and if there’s one thing Alan-Michael and I know about acting out and doing extreme things to get our way….I hope Molly can avoid learning about it.”

Lucy bit her lip and looked out the door in the direction that Alan-Michael and Molly had gone.

Scene 15

Bridget hurried through the Bauer living room towards the front door. Lillian and Buzz were sitting on the couch talking. “Is she here yet? Kat just texted she was almost here.”

Bridget through open the door and there stood Kat looking stark and formal. Bridget paused, and then both women broke into laughter as they hugged each other. Bridget wrapped her arm around Kat’s shoulders. “You’re looking great, Kat. It’s been way too long. What’s it been since we saw each other? Oh, at least a year since you came to visit us in Oakdale.”

“It’s been even longer since I’ve been back to Springfield.” Kat looked back at the open door. “Paul, Hamp, get in here.” Kat shared an exasperated look with her best friend. “You keep thinking it will get easier as they get older — it doesn’t.”

“Tell me about it. Peter’s out of college now and I still worry about him….and he still doesn’t pick up after himself.”

Both women were laughing together when Paul and Hamp walked in, Hamp pulling the door shut behind them.

Hamp looked rebellious. “I still don’t see why we had to come here to celebrate the fourth. The guys and I had pitched in on some fireworks and now I’m going to miss them setting them off.”

Kat walked over to Hamp. “Because the Bauer BBQ is the best time to visit Springfield. It’s the one time when the whole town is together and I want you to meet some of your Grandpa Hamp’s friends. You never got to meet him and I want them to help you get an idea of what he was like. I want you to see his club. Plus this is where I finished growing up. You’ll just have to put up with it. Besides here’s Bridget. You like Bridget don’t you?”

“Ya, Bridget is fun.”

“Thanks…I think.”

“Plus your Uncle Billy is here. He was Grandpa Hamp’s best friends. He can tell you about when they played football together.”

Paul broke in with a smile. “Billy’s here? Where?”

Bridget answered, “Right before you got here he was out watching them set up the grill. I’ll walk you back there….Oh before we do that I want you to meet Lillian and Buzz. Kat, you remember them.”

“Of course…. Boys, Buzz here makes the best non-Bauer burger in town. When I was your age, I used to hang out at his restaurant, the Fifth Street diner, all the time. And this is Lillian she’s the best nurse anywhere.”

Buzz shrugged one shoulder, “Not the greatest….”

Lillian interrupted. “That’s nice of you to say, Sweetie.”

“These are my boys Paul and Hamp.”

Lillian added, “Oh, I see their resemblance to Hamp. Now I think Bridget told me that you were married to Paul Frasier’s son. Ed Bauer has told all about your grandfather. He was one of Ed’s mentors and a great surgeon before he got promoted to administration, but you want to talk about Hamp. Have fun today.”

Commercial Break 3

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Making Bauer Burgers

July 6, 2017

I first came across the “real” recipe for Bauer BBQ when I put together a Bauer BBQ party. I found it in a now gone post at Soap Central. Last year Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer) made it on the talk show Delmarva Life while they were talking about Breathing Under Dirt. The recipes were identical. I haven’t been able to find exactly where it came from. In addition, I made some additional notes on the recipe based on what O’Leary did and our own experiences trying the recipe.

Watch O’Leary make Bauer Burgers:
http://www.delmarvalife.com/delmarvalife/kitchen-guiding-light-actor-michael-oleary-making-famous-bauer-burger

“Rachel Ray and Emeril have nothing on me.”

Making Bauer Burgers

Making Bauer Burgers

Bauer Burgers Recipe

You’ve seen the famous Bauer Burgers on Guiding Light for many years — but now you can have a taste of the famous food in your very own home.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Ground Sirloin
  • 2 teaspoons (approximately) Chopped Garlic
  • Pepper, and Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
  • Chopped or Thinly Sliced Red Onion
  • American or Mozerello Cheese – 1 slice per patty
  • Hamburger Bun for Each Complete Burger

1. Mix ground sirloin, garlic, salt, pepper, and Worcestershine sauce.

2. Make an even number of thin hamburger patties. (Be sure to make them very thin.) I used a #8 dipper and flattened them out. They should have made them a little smaller. I got four burgers from 2 pounds of meat.

3. Chop up some onion and put it on top of the first patty. Then put a slice of American or mozzarella cheese on top. Grill some mushrooms and put them on top of the cheese. Cover the whole thing with another patty.

4. Using a fork, press down the edges of the patties so they are sealed.

5. Barbecue the double patties over a low flame until done. It takes more time to cook due to the thickness of the patties.  I used no stick aluminum foil on the grill.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm Part 2

July 6, 2017

Author’s Note: Welcome to the Bauer BBQ 2017. I hope you’ve enjoyed your stay so far, but the party is just getting started. Scene numbers refer to my original outline, but have included them to make it easier for me to keep track of the story.

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm Part 2

Scene 5 – Moved into Scene 2

Scenes 6 and 7

The joyful chaos continue to grow in the Bauer House as more hands piled on. Bill and Lizzie showed up with baby Lily and stuff for the games. Little Billy must have heard and came running at full speed from the patio into the kitchen, intercepting and pushing by several adults, and straight into his father’s arms.

“DADDDDDEEEEEEE!”

“SUN-UN! How was the big sleep over?” He winked at Lizzie. “Did you manage to keep your big sis Sarah out of trouble? I told her you’d be watching out for her.”

Little Billy nodded exuberantly. “Uh-huh. Emma and Hope both started a pillow fight and they were both hitting Sarah, but Dani and me helped fight them off.”

Bill grinned at his son. “I just bet you did.”

Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis came sailing into the room like a queen with a throaty “Hello, everyone.” Seeing Bill with the new Little Billy and baby Lily she glided over. “Well how are my beautiful grandbabies today?” She bent down and hugged them both. She kissed Lily, but Little Billy had squiggled out of the hug before she could kiss him. Little Billy was seven years old now and kisses from your grandmother was baby stuff.

Mindy put the lid back on the pot she was stirring and looking around asked “Vanessa, where’s Daddy?”

Vanessa stood frostily. “I wouldn’t know.”

“What do you mean, you wouldn’t know? Didn’t you come together?”

“We did NOT! He likes to manage things so well I’m sure he can MANAGE to get himself here.”

“Oh no! What did Daddy do now?”

Vanessa opened her mouth to answer, but before she could, Billy himself came charging through the Bauer back door and into the kitchen.

“Happy Fourth!” Billy shouted following it up with a good old Oklahoma cheer!

He was met with a chorus of Independence Day greetings. He strode over to Mindy and picked her up. “Having a happy day, darling?”

“Always do at the BBQ, Daddy.”

After nodding and winking at Bill and Lizzie, Billy stole a piece of the celery Blake was chopping up.

“Hey!”

“You got to be quicker than that, Blake!” Billy added with a laugh.

Billy ambled over to Lizzie and Bill stood with Little Billy and Lily. “How is my little cowgirl and my big cowpoke today?” They giggled as he gave them each a quick tickle. They both laughed pushing his hands away.

He cocked his head up at Lizzie. “And where is Princess Sarah?”

“We just got here and I haven’t seen her yet, but apparently she’s outside decorating.”

Billy had seemingly ignored Vanessa since he came in and she had stood up and turned her back to him. However, he’d be strategically moving closer to her the whole time and now he suddenly moved, grabbing Vanessa and spinning her around and soundly kissing her. “Did you get over your mad fit yet, honey?”

“I am righteously angry. I do NOT have ‘mad fits.’ Let me go!” Vanessa stomped her foot.

Billy let her go, shaking his head.

Mindy interjected, “Daddy, what did you do?”

“All I did was….”

Billy was interrupted when a group came charging in from the patio.

“Grandpa Billy!”

“There’s my Princess Sarah!”

Sarah rushed over to hug Billy.

Michelle had come in with Hope and Danielle. Dani had headed right over to her best friend, but Billy intercepted her. He picked Dani up and held her on his hip. “Well now, Little Billy, have you ask this sweet little filly to marry you yet? Only reason I can see that Bill and Michelle didn’t get together after all was so that you two could!”

“Honestly!” Vanessa interrupted. She stalked over and took Dani out of Billy’s arms and set her down. “There now you two go play.” Turning back to Billy, “Do you think you have the right to control everyone’s lives?”

Billy splutter trying to get around her, but Vanessa had wrapped up in her ice shield and she walked out the door to the patio with her nose in the air. Billy followed after her chuckling.

Matt Reardon had come in at the beginning of Vanessa and Billy’s exchange and for the first time in a long time looking at Vanessa he felt hope. Matt’s second marriage to Joni, Maureen’s old art teacher, was on the rocks. Maybe it meant a fresh start was possible for him and Vanessa after all….

 

Scene 8

The crowd had been slowly growing at the Bauer House inside and out. Small groups of people were talking and on the far side of the patio Beth and Phillip were setting up for the art auction. Following in the footsteps of the auction held at the BBQ many years ago for Vanessa’s Second Chances group, this auction’s funds were earmarked for the Lizzie Spaulding Lewis Cancer Foundation.

An array of paintings already stood on easels with discreet auction numbers marking each one.

Paintings had been gifted from various artists with local connections. Jesse Blue had sent a painting. Mindy and Marah had donated fashion sketches. Trish Lewis had sent a sketch from one of her interior design projects. Reva had sent back an art photo she had taken in her travels with Josh. Beth had donated several of her own paintings and one that she had found in a corner of the Spaulding attic. On Blake’s advice Beth had built the PR for the auction around this mystery painting. What artist’s hand had painting it? Where was it from? What was its story?

While Phillip and Beth set up, Clarissa and Maureen were setting up an art project for kids. Clarissa spread out a large canvas on the patio. Maureen got the paints ready. They were going to paint a group mural and then have it stretched and framed to be hung in the children’s cancer word at Cedars to brighten it up.

 

Scenes 9 – 11

In the kitchen, Rick had gotten all the meat ready to grill. Rick looked over the people he was willing to trust with grilling. Like a drill sergeant he snapped, “OK, let’s head this wagon train out… Blake, you and Robbie are in charge of the chicken breasts and hot dogs on the normal grill. Jude, you’re helping me on the Bauer Power grill. Each group needs a pan for raw meat, a spatula for raw food, a spatula for cooked food, and done tray. Troops ready? March!”

Blake shook her head. “You get WAY too carried away with this, Rick. We’re volunteers you know.”

“Not today, you’re not, you’re conscripted.”

“I think I liked it better during the years you didn’t care.”

Rick seemed to deflate. “I was all alone those years. The family was gone. What was the point? It didn’t matter if we had a party pretending there was still a Bauer family in Springfield or not.” Rick brightened. “But then the year Danny and Michelle moved back, it started mattering again.”

Blake stepped forward patting Rick on the shoulder. “Rick, it always mattered. The Bauer BBQ is one of those things that keep this town centered, a community. That’s why people picked it up those years, but it really needs a Bauer at its head, at its heart.”

“Come on, ATTENT-SHion! Alright troops! March!”

They went out to the grills. While they set up Jude asked, “Why doesn’t Uncle Danny help?”

Robbie snorted.

Rick laughed and pitched his voice loud enough for Danny to hear him over by the hot tub. “Well, the one year we let Danny help we had neighbors ready to call the fire department from the fire ball.”

Danny headed over as soon as Rick started in on him. Interrupted, “What I THINK you MEAN, Rick, is that you were finally smart enough to put the man who had worked as a professional bartender in charge of the drink table.”

Jude looked impressed. “Really? I didn’t know that, Uncle Danny.”

“Yep, I used to work summer for my Tio Fedrico – on my mother’s side – at his restaurant in California when I was growing up. I met your Aunt Michelle after I got a job as a bartender at club she hung out at.”

“Wow, why were you working there? How you get from that to helping to run Spaulding?”

Danny’s face grew shuttered as old ghosts rolled up out of the past.

Rick saw the warning signs and jumped in putting his arm around Jude’s neck. “That’s a long story, bud. Let’s save it for another day.”

Danny blew out a long breath. He smiled at Rick’s back and headed into the kitchen to get the rest of the stuff he needed for the drink table.

Setting it up, he started his bar patter ….. “Come one, come all. We’ve got iced tea and lemonade. I can make a martini that James Bond would die for, shaken not stirred. I can also whip up a Black Russian, a Pink Lady, a Yellow Bird. I don’t just do colors I do places a Manhattan, Singapore Sling, a Cuba Libre…”

Billy walked up following Vanessa who still wasn’t giving him the time of day. He stopped to listen to Danny’s spiel. “Shoot, boy. You make a man want to fall off the wagon.” Seeing Vanessa looking back icily, Billy hastily added, “Not that I ever would, it was a hard fight to finally get sober. I wouldn’t throw that all away.” Vanessa moved off and Billy winked at Danny before he turned.

“Dylan,” Billy yelled. “There you are. I’ve been looking for you and Bridget. Mindy told me you were here….”

 

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Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Bauer BBQ Deal

July 5, 2017

An update about the real life Bauer BBQ. Daytime Stars and Strikes has a deal this week. I hope to see you there.

Every year as memories of past Bauer Barbecue episodes popped up in the news feed, we felt your nostalgia. We heard you when you wished aloud to be able to attend a Bauer BBQ in real life. And we said: Let’s make that happen! Last year, our First Annual Bauer BBQ event was a rousing success. Join us this year as we bask in fond memories of the BBQ of yesteryear with games & trivia, great food, and your favorite Bauer BBQ host, Michael O’Leary.

In honor of the 4th of July holiday, we have a special offer for 6 days only. Purchase a Bundle ticket between now and Friday at midnight and we’ll throw in a ticket to the BLOSS BRUNCH!
We’ll be reminiscing through the holiday with some of our favorite clips of the Bauer barbecue. Remember this classic when Alan-Michael parachuted into the barbecue? Michael O’Leary, Lauren B. Martin, Crystal Chappell, Jerry VerDorn, Liz Keifer-Convertino

 

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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