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Bauer BBQ Speech 2017

July 5, 2019

I like to provide the text for the annual BBQ speech. Here is the one from my story from 2017. Personally I can hear Michael O’Leary act it, how about you?

Rick Bauer gathers everyone together in the Bauer backyard:

Can I have your attention? It’s time again for that time honored tradition. The Bauer BBQ speech where we take a minute to think about what we’re celebrating today instead of the celebration itself….You know it still feels funny for me to be the one giving the speech because I feel like it should be a grown up like my dad or Uncle Mike or Aunt Meta giving this speech. I still feel like I should be a kid trying to filch Grandma Bert’s apple pie off the dessert table — which is probably because I still do that.

AUDIENCE CHUCKLES

But then I look around and I see my kids, my nieces and nephew, all my friends and family, wonderful little sister, Michelle, her husband, Danny, and my beautiful wife, Mindy and I realize I am a grown up who has built a pretty great life here in Springfield. Not just my family, but I have been instrumental in making Springfield better and keeping it a great place to live. Everyone here can say the same thing.

I’ve made my share of terrible mistakes, things I wish I could take back, and I’m sure that you all can say that. I turned my back on Springfield for awhile thinking it would make my problems go away, tried to live in other places for awhile, as some of you have done, but Springfield always calls us back home. We find our answers here among all of us, as part of the community because truly “no one goes his way alone.”

The community in Springfield IS extra special, but that sense of community is all across America from, New York to LA, and oh I don’t know, from Oakdale, Illinois to Genoa City, Wisconsin to Port Charles, New York. It’s that sense of individuals pulling together to form communities of respect, dignity, hard work and perseverance and then pulling together more to form one country is what makes this country great. It’s what made it possible for a man like my great-grandfather, whose name I proudly bear, to come to this land, and with the help of his wife to create a family and to help to build this town into what it is today.

So here’s to friends here and gone, to our children, and to Springfield may it continue to be the special place it is.

AUDIENCE: “To Springfield!”

 

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 2014 by Robansuefarm Updated with Audio

July 4, 2019

To make it easier to direct people to this story I wanted to put all the chapter links in a single post, in other words do a link roundup. This story is in the Continuing Storyline fanfic category.

Danny and Tony watch fireworks

Danny and Tony Watch Fireworks

Bauer BBQ 2014 by Robansuefarm

Bauer BBQ 2014 – Although this story is set at the BBQ, it’s primarily a Manny focused story. We wake up the morning of the Bauer BBQ. Where’s Danny? What’s wrong? What’s going on?

Stream the audio version of these fanfics.

Audio Link by Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapters

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/05/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-1-4 (Chapter 1)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-2-4 (Chapter 2)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-3-3 (Chapter 3)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-chapter-4-3 (Chapter 4)

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.

Take the Ink Blot Test

June 19, 2019

Tonight we revisit the best of the lost Manny scenes that we know about. It was lost because Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) was sick the day he was supposed to shoot it. I’ve always been a bit fascinated by this scene.

Recreation of Ink Spot from Story

Danny later sends Michelle an ink spot that we don’t see, but I think would have looked like this.

Other fans are, too. In fact we’ve probably built it up more than it deserves in the lore, but it’s a wonderful idea for a cool scene. Just what would Danny and Michelle done or said over the ink blots? I recreated the ink blot Danny sends with the invitation for Michelle to meet him at the Christmas decorated mall.

Screen Capture of the Ink Blot Danny sends Michelle

Learn about the Ink Blots

There is more to Ink Blots than just Danny seeing him and Michelle making love – more’s the pity. Learn more about them. It turns out that they really aren’t all that accepted as valid anymore. However, if you want to take a multiple choice version online, you can. It’s still a great scene.

Manny meet at the mall with ink blot

Screen Shot of Manny at Springfield Mall with Ink Blot tube.

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.

The Positive Growth of the Manny Relationship Essay 17

June 12, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from the Rustle of the Sheets website. This one doesn’t seem to fit with a particular episode, but is in the timeline sometime right after the Angel of Mind dance.

From The Rustle of the Sheets.

Essay #17


“The Positive Growth of the Manny Relationship”

By Rhonda — posted on the Mannyac Board.

[As for] concerns about the Manny’s storyline. I think you’re suffering from spoiler overload, and it’s coloring your view and dimming your pleasure. I bet you’re so concerned about the possibility of Drew getting pregnant that you missed all the good, promising things that happened with Manny this week.

Just remember that none of the bad spoilers have turned out as bad as they sounded, not even Danny and Drew. For instance, the spoiler about Danny and Drew dealing with the consequences of their actions can’t be about Drew discovering she’s pregnant because it will have only been a day or so after the fact. Heck, one day may last all of next week.

So, relax, read the spoilers if you must, but think positive thoughts instead of negative ones. All of this is about bringing Manny together in a workable, passionate relationship while weaving them into the fabric of the show.

Manny’s story is as tightly knit as it was a week or even a month ago, in fact, I think the quality is improving. All this betrayal has freed Manny from their isolation, and has shaken their relationship and once the dust settles will allow some real growth in this area. Danny has a reason to interact with Drew, Jesse, and even Selena that doesn’t involve Michelle, and he is also developing a relationship with Rabby and will probably develop one with Meta as well. Now that Meta knows that Michelle cares for Danny, she will take as much of an interest in him as she did in Jesse.

Michelle is about ready to make a real commitment to Danny, and Danny will no longer be willing to settle for anything less (both good things in my opinion). Besides, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Michelle’s discovering that Danny sought sexual comfort from Drew will clarify, once and for all, her true feelings for Danny. I suspect that she and Danny will both be surprised by how intensely she reacts to that bit of news. Personally, I can’t wait … Michelle’s passionate nature has been struggling to get out, and I think this will be just the thing to set it free. Danny better watch out!

Rhonda

 

This Young Man is From a Blood Simple Culture! Essay 16

May 6, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from Rustle of the Sheets. Tonight’s post takes us to the Angel of Mine dance. Check out the episode.

From The Rustle of the Sheets

Danny and Michelle Angel of Mine Dance

Essay #16


“This Young Man is From a Blood Simple Culture!”
(Written after the March 18th episode)

By BettyM — posted on the Mannyac Board.

Jen L. wrote … I suspect I’ll catch a lot of grief for this post, but Friday’s episode brought something into focus for me: Danny’s character is certainly complex. We all seem to agree that he is not all good or all bad, but much more realistic and three-dimensional than that. However, lately his “complexity” has become simple volatility … he flips from tenderness to rage on a dime.

Friday I was reminded of my own sometimes petulant 22-month-old son when Danny refused to even talk things out with Michelle and declared that he couldn’t even look at her right then. Give me a break! Adults don’t act this way — children do! That scene in particular seemed forced to me — Danny’s usually complex character was sacrificed (and made unidimensional), in my opinion, to advance the story line and give Danny an excuse for sleeping with Drew.

I hope that the writers realize this kind of emotion without more substantive motivation is not any more interesting than watching TWV try to drum up emotions he obviously doesn’t feel.

In response, BettyM had an interesting opposing point of view to offer …. No, you won’t catch grief, but I strongly disagree. It’s just my humble opinion, but you are making a mistake I think many fans do with Danny — ever since we’ve seen his ‘sweet’ side, some people see him as a normal guy who does normal leading man good guy stuff. He is not!

Danny is not Ozzie, and Michelle is not Harriet! This is a mafia prince who, I repeat, was trained to be and is in blood, steely, a trained killer, perhaps, and certainly ruthless; a passionate man, a man who has been raised in a volatile “blood-simple-don’t-tread-on-me” culture, a cobra taught to bite into the heel that stomps it. It ain’t pretty, but he isn’t Matt Reardon!

As he told Michelle, he put his ass on the line for her. His ass is still on the line for her, and I think many folks have forgotten that at this moment, he is expected to still take care of Michelle! Everyone keeps forgetting what Danny is, due to having seen his sweeter side, as though a man like Danny simply says, “oh gosh, honey bunch, next time you feel like turning me into the F.B.I., my feelings will be hurt, so buy me a tie, instead.”

I’m sure Danny resents even Michelle putting him on the spot, and in a situation where he not only almost messed up the people to whom he’s responsible; but has to now do something about her! Added to that, a large part of Danny’s anger was understandable passion and male ego, a sense that he wishes Michelle would look at him like Jesse, and her indications have been that she finds him unappealing, nay, recoil-worthy.

Some of his anger, was as he said, he knows she feels so contemptible of him, she didn’t care. He simply doesn’t trust her — all she’s done, for her understandable reasons, is lie, and that was why he said, on the dance floor, “don’t tell me you did it, because you love me, because I don’t know what I would do to you.”

See, he simply thinks she’s full of it, when it comes to him! He did not/does not/never did trust her feelings for him; Michelle, understandably uncertain, gave him every indication that she did find him recoil-worthy; so I understand where both [of them] are coming from.

BettyM

 

Michelle’s Confession and Danny’s Reaction Essay 15

April 17, 2019

Republisher’s Note: Republishing another one of the essays from Rustle of the Sheets. Tonight’s post takes us to the Angel of Mine dance. Check out the episode.

From Rustle of the Sheets

Danny and Michelle Angel of Mine Dance

Essay #15


“Michelle’s Confession and Danny’s Reaction”

By kristi — posted on the Mannyac Board.

Michelle’s confession would have been shocking enough any day but at least the last few weeks (only days in Springfield) Danny’d been grappling with the possibility of betrayal on Michelle’s part. He was more or less preparing himself for it. And if she’d told him this (that she’d called the F.B.I.) when she was trying to hold him off from going to the docks, when he was imploring her to stop and tell him what was going on (I loved Paul Anthony Stewart’s quiet delivery here – it was perfect for that moment), she might have gotten a better reaction, maybe even forgiveness.

Danny wasn’t prepared at all this time. He was back to worshiping Michelle and opening himself up to her. He was also probably whip-lashing himself for having believed his mother over his wife, for what he thought was his own betrayal. Poor Michelle couldn’t have picked up a worse moment to confess, in my opinion, but I believe she got too caught up in that suspended moment of the dance (when they got closer to each other like never before, when there was that brief union of the souls – someone described that dance for me last night and it sounded like a lovemaking dance to my ears) to fully realize the impact it would have on Danny.

I think we’ll get to see a lot of what you expected from Danny in the coming weeks, after the shock has had time to wear off. Actually, the spoilers seem to indicate that he understands where she was coming from, why she’d called the F.B.I., otherwise why would he offer her the greatest gift possible? From his point of view of Michelle’s situation, of course, he doesn’t know she wants to stay married, have another chance, all he knows is that she felt trapped enough to betray him in that way. And he’s offering her (probably) a one-way out ticket, and it’s not death this time.

kristi

 

Bottled With Love

April 13, 2019

Bethany Joy Lenz (then credited as Joie Lenz), our dearly beloved Michelle Bauer Santos #4, has been busy on the Hallmark Channel. Catch up about how she is described on their website,

Bethany Joy in a yellow dress

Bottle With Love Plot

Lenz is just ready to debut in her fourth movie with the Hallmark Channel since 2017. Previously she starred in Snowed-Inn Christmas, Royal Matchmaker, and Poinsettias for Christmas.  This movie is called Bottled With Love. Hallmark puts a lot of extras on their movie websites so play around with it.

“After being stood up, Abbey gets inspired to open her heart in a letter, put it in a bottle and toss it out to sea. Months later, a man fishing discovers it and opts to reach out. Starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Andrew Walker.”

From there it seems to follow the story of The Shop Around the Corner were they meet in real life and don’t get along where they communicate via letter/e-mail and after they meet one of them discovers the identity of the other, will they get together or not?

Interview

Here’s the Interview with Lenz.

https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/bottled-with-love/videos/interviews-bottled-with-love-the-movie

Here’s a joint interview of Lenz and Walker on Home and Family.

https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/home-and-family/videos/andrew-walker-and-bethany-joy-lenz-home-and-family

It’s a Family

Peter Porte (Ricky Williams on The Young and the Restless) has made several Hallmark movies and was interviewed in the October 22, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest. He describes making Hallmark movies this way:

“They’re an incredible network,” Porte declares. “It really is like a family. They take very good care of everyone. It’s a very close-knit, family approach to television. It’s doing exceptionally well because in our current climate, people are starved for something they can watch with their whole family that is going to make them feel instantly good.”

Debut

I’m sure we all support Bethany and I hope you’ll catch either the premiere or the rerun. Catch Bottled With Love on the Hallmark Channel Saturday April 13 8:00 PM eastern / 7:00 central. Lenz and Walker are going to be hosting the movie during the commercial breaks.

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.

Nancy St. Alban Featured in Epclusa Commercial 2019

February 28, 2019

Thanks to my Quola loving cousin, JewelSam, here is a new commercial featuring Nancy St. Alban (Michelle Bauer Santos #5). I hadn’t seen the full version of this, but she spotted Nancy and let me know. Nancy‘s last national commercial was a short run for Subway years ago. We’re very glad to see her again and hope to see her again soon.

Nancy St. Alban in "Print" Ad

What’s it for? “EPCLUSA has an overall cure rate of 98% across all 6 main types of hepatitis C (Hep C).

This is the long version of this commercial. Nancy is the first person at the beginning of the commercial and appears again as I think a realtor at 40 seconds into the commercial.

This is a much clearer version, but it wouldn’t embed.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/I6uj/epclusa-hepatitis-c-medication

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 2018 Episode 1 Part 2 by Robansuefarm

December 20, 2018

Author’s Note: We pick up the story from the first day of Bauer BBQ 2018.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 2 by Robansuefarm

Scene 3

The kids were already out around the flagpole. Robbie opened the correctly folded flag and put the hooks in the grommets being careful to keep the flag off the ground. Hope came up on the group. “Hello children. I’m so glad to see you all here. I remember when I was a little girl. Papa Bauer would gather us all up and tell us how grateful he was to have come to America. It wasn’t something to take for granted and that we owed it to this country to do our best to make it a better place. That’s quite a legacy to take on children, but I’m sure that someday you’ll be able to say you remember when Ed and Rick and Michelle were here urging you to pass this legacy along. There is a poem that has always been a family favorite, “A Creed” by Edwin Markham:

There is a destiny that makes us brothers:

None goes his way alone:

All that we send into the lives of others

Comes back into our own.

I care not what his temples or his creeds,

One thing holds firm and fast –

That into his fateful heap of days and deeds

The soul of a man is cast.

Rick, irritated that his place as storyteller was being usurped, broke in. “Raising the flag is always how we start the Bauer BBQ. We remember how grateful we are, for this country for its freedom, for its second chances, for each other. Robbie, raise the flag and LET’S START THIS BBQ!”

After the flag was raised the children gathered around Hope wanting to know who Hope was and how she knew the Papa Bauer that Rick and Michelle could only describe as a second-hand memory. **

Rick continued to be annoyed that Hope was getting this much attention and headed back to the kitchen to take charge of the prep after this was the Bauer BBQ and he was a god during the Bauer BBQ*. After a little bit most of the children followed after Rick, but a few remained by Hope.

Hope Bauer Spaulding turned to her namesake. “And is this big girl Hope? I’d recognize you anywhere. You have the best name ever…. And who is this?” She turned to the younger girl next to young Hope who had also stuck around and bent down to her level. She smiled warmly at her.

Hope said, “This is my friend Peyton.”

The older Hope’s face faltered for a second. “Peyton….you’re…you’re Alan’s daughter.”

Peyton nodded.

Hope broke into a breath-taking smile. “I loved your father very much. He was a wonderful man. I’m so glad I’m going to get a chance to tell you all about him.”

Hope took Hope by one hand and Peyton by the other and lead them back to the house while A-M looked on worriedly.

* That’s a reference to the line in Overboard.

** Rick was born before Papa Bauer died, but he was only 3 or so, so I doubt he remembers anything. Michelle wouldn’t be born for over 10 years after he died. Mike had Hope well before Ed had any children.

Scene 4

Rick came into the kitchen from the patio side. He strode across the room, picked up and put on his Bauer Power apron. Leah came in and walked over to give her dad a hug. She pushed back and put on a mock serious expression. “Dad, did you mange to stay out of trouble last night while I was over at Michelle and Danny’s?”

Rick looked play hurt. “Honey, I NEVER get into trouble. You KNOW that.”

Leah cocked an eyebrow at Rick, her face full of doubt.

Then they both burst out laughing and hugged again. “So, honey, did YOU get into any trouble last night?”

Leah walked over to the refrigerator and started to get out containers of ketchup and mustard to fill them up. “I didn’t, but Clarissa did.”

Rick looked concerned. “What happened?”

Leah shrugged, “I don’t know. Mikey said his first word…”

Rick nodded. “I know. Danny texted me. And then Michelle texted me. And then Danny texted again with photo.”

“Well, he said Da-da and everyone was excited. Clarissa ran out to look for Robbie and when she came back she was crying and wanted to go home. I hope she’s OK. I like Clarissa. I don’t know what she always saw in Robbie though.”

“That’s because to you he’s only a cousin. He’s got the Bauer good looks, the Bauer charm….” Rick pulled an exaggerated charming face. “I don’t know what he got from his dad.”

“Dad, be nice. Are you ready to put on ‘The Hat’?”

“More than ready, let’s get this BBQ prep up to full speed!”

Rick bent down a little and let Leah put “The Hat” on his head as their special father-daughter moment.

Scene 5

Jude had started following Rick in, but he knew putting on the hat was always Leah’s special moment. He hung back, but thought after he’d given them a minute he’d go on in and ask what he could do to help. Mindy was outside working on some of their decorations. She saw Judy hanging back near the door.

Mindy climbed down the ladder and came over to Jude. “Is something wrong, Jude?”

He flashed her a resentful look. She wasn’t his mother. What right did she have thinking she had anything to do with him?

“Nothing’s wrong. I’m just giving Leah some time with her dad. She’s got to put on the hat.”

“Jude, he’s your dad, too. I’m sure he’d want to include you in it.”

Jude gestured widely. “Is he? When we should have been coming up with our special things, Mom had me over in Greece, shut away from everyone. Gus died and she shut down. Dad sure didn’t do anything to get me back.”

Mindy looked on troubled. “Jude, you shouldn’t feel like that. Harley made sure your dad couldn’t find you, not for years, and when he found out he begged Harley to let you come visit. He wanted you, but Harley was out of reach by law. She finally sent you back a few times, but he didn’t think he could keep you without Harley’s say so. You’ve got to understand how hard it was on him being separated from you….You not being here. That’s NOT something Rick did. It’s not something he wanted.”

“Dad has something special with Leah, with MJ, even with Kevin. But not with me.”

“Honey, sure you do. Remember last year it was you that your dad wanted to help with the Bauer Burgers, wasn’t it?”

“Yes, I guess so.”

“Right. And you were the one that your dad took fishing up at the cabin, wasn’t it?”

“Yes.” Jude’s face brightened.

“And didn’t your dad show up at your big end of the year school band concert?”

Jude’s face clouded again. “No, no he didn’t. There was an emergency at the hospital and he couldn’t come.”

“That’s right. It was just me and Michelle. Well…your dad WANTED to be there. I’m sure he wants you involved today. Why don’t you go on into the kitchen and see what he wants you to do? I know you’ll be a big help.”

“All right,” Jude said hesitantly and dragging his feet he headed into the kitchen.

Mindy smiled watching Jude go. Maybe he was starting to think of her as a mother after all.

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.

Birthday Card 2018

December 12, 2018

Every year my cousin helps deliver a present and card for me from Danny and Michelle. It’s been a couple of months, but here it is.

And here is their report from this summer.

handwritten note in a card

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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