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Lighthouse Collection #27

July 4, 2020

Do you have a chef’s hat and a Bauer Power apron?

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070208_ross_rick_ed_Bauer BBQIMG_0144As part of Bauer BBQ Week this year I have a special lighthouse collection report. While my collection is mainly made up of lighthouses that help me remember Guiding Light, sometimes other things make it into the collection too. I bought two items specifically to celebrate the Bauer BBQ this year. I found the first on Cafe Press. One of my favorite logos there is the phrase used repeatedly by Aunt Meta and Michelle and Rick during the Manny storyline – Bauer Power! A CafePress store has transformed it into a logo (specifically tagged as Guiding Light – I admit a lot of the Bauer stuff there is also from Jack Bauer on 24). So far I’ve bought a Bauer Power mug and this Bauer Power apron. Once I got it here, there was clearly only one thing to do, buy a chef’s hat. Chef’s hats are NOT…

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Bauer BBQ Theme Meal

July 3, 2020

It’s a Bauer BBQ Meal.

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Michelle's version of Michelle' apple pie Bert’s Apple Pie

When my extended family gets together for a big meal, we like to try to come up with a theme for the food to make it a little more interesting. That can be something as simple as the red meal where everything was red to a more complicated theme like Cowboys (we had fried zucchini slices cut in half as horses’ hooves) or Baby Meal (baby spinach, baby carrots, baby chicken sandwiches made of chicken nuggets on a biscuit, etc.). My cousin and I finally convinced the group to take Guiding Light as its theme.

Here’s the result:

Bauer Burgers (Original Recipe Available from Soap Central – cooked by Rick and Ed Bauer. Rick learned during the Bauer BBQ 2001 to never let Danny near the grill.

Making Bauer Burgers Making Bauer Burgers

Buzz’s Chili – Mentioned often on the show
Harley’s Mac & Cheese – Alan loved…

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When did the Bauer BBQ begin FAQ update

July 2, 2020

One of my all time favorite posts when I nailed down – as much as I think anyone will ever be able to – the start of the Bauer BBQ.

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I’m updating an old FAQ from 2012 for the fantastic reason that we now have a much better answer!

Founder of the Feast – Bert

For such a big event you’d think this would be an easy question, but the problem with how things started both on a show and on real life that it’s wasn’t “THE BAUER BBQ” when it started it was just a family event that BECAME “THE BAUER BBQ” so people don’t necessarily have as good an answer as you’d like. Back in 2011 I was trying to figure this out.

The Big Party

The earliest Bauer BBQ that I’ve found online is 1984.

Bauer BBQ 1984

In this episode they talk about the Bauer BBQ as an event more than a tradition, so I had thought it was the first. (Actually I think it’s probably one of the strangest BBQs ever since they do…

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Bill Lewis and Michelle Bauer Santos

June 25, 2020

Taking a look at Michelle and Bill’s friendship

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Bill and Michelle had a great friendship, especially when it still included Ben Reade (before he turned into a thin, handsome, psycho), but that’s no surprise because Guiding Light really did do friendships better than any other soap. They just did. Bill-Michelle-Ben and especially after Ben was written off for years, Bill-Michelle was a true lynch pin of Guiding Light.

Now when they were little I used to think it would be cute if they eventually got together and pretty much everybody else thought so to. Maybe if the original actors had stayed in the parts and grown into them, it would have been. As it was, they both ended up where they belonged with true soulmates who understood them as adults better than anybody else.

Michelle knew almost immediately Danny was for her, although it took several attempts to get there. Bill’s romantic life was one disaster after…

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Help Me Find Hank the Barfly

June 24, 2020

Reminding everyone about Hank the Barfly.

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I was just e-mailed a question and since I didn’t have a good answer I’ll be spreading it around. I hope one of you can help. The daughter of an actor who was a recurring extra on Guiding Light wants some help getting his information fixed on IMDB. Below is the information I have please comment or e-mail me if you have any suggestions.

My father, W.M. Supernaw, known as Bill by family & friends, was on GL in the 1980s I believe. He played a barfly. I recently found his CV & it lists his character as Hank.

My dad passed away on June 17, 2012 & I’m trying to update his IMDb profile. I need the episode numbers, or at least the year range, that he appeared on GL. I think it was while I was in high school, in 84-87, but may have been earlier, since…

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Bauer BBQ Week 2012

June 21, 2020

Are you bouncing with anticipation for Bauer BBQ?

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It is once again Bauer BBQ Week here at GLManny. I hope that you enjoy it. I’m still looking for new episodes from YouTube to add to the list showing Bauer BBQs, but there will be a few more informational posts this year than other years. Still I hope you enjoy them. Today we look at some all time favorites.

Bauer BBQ Scrapbook

Bauer BBQ Meal

Introduction and Awesome Michelle Quote

Video Tribute to Bauer BBQs through the years

Mindy Bauer Lewis tweets Bauer BBQ 2011

I was hoping to have a special Bauer BBQ fanfic ready to go, but since that didn’t happen and I counted down the fanfic with scenes at the Bauer BBQ last year, I’ll just continue with the normal fanfic in between the Bauer BBQ Posts. I would like challenge anyone to reads this to come up with at least…

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Off Contract

June 14, 2020

Revisiting the soap opera jargon term Off Contract.

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Every Friday night I post another definition of a soap term. Find others on the“Soap Opera Jargon” page.

Off Contract – Some people work on a soap off contract. Normally the phrase is used in the context that someone “has been taken off contract.” Some soap stars work for years without a contract. It basically means that you only get paid for the days you actually work with no guarantee (a contractual promise to pay you for a certain number of days a week whether they use you or not). Soaps often see this as a money saving measure and sometimes actors prefer to work this way. It is a risk for TPTB. An actor may not be available on the days that you want them to work and they might even jump ship when they are taken off contract. That’s exactly what happened with Jerry ver Dorn…

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Memorial Day

May 31, 2020

Remembering Memorial Day in Springfield.

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Every so often WSPR reporter Sharon Scott sends me a report from Springfield. These two are from last year, but in  honor of the day I’m resharing a couple of related reports.

A related older post is from when Buzz Cooper was running for mayor.

UPDATED May 30 2020: I haven’t done a video for the channel in quite awhile, but I’m still pleased with the videos I did create and post. I added my current signature block.

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…

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Reports from So Long Springfield

May 18, 2020

Looking back at the So Long Springfield cruise. Sadly it’s harder to do a cruise in a financially sound way for the organizers. My advice? Planning an event to make money? Don’t do a cruise. I still hope for more events although they won’t be under the So Long Springfield name.

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I really hoped that there would be another Guiding Light event scheduled before now. (I still think there should be a Midwest soap event. I know the coasts are better for the actors, but still come on is it easier to move a dozen actors or hundreds of fans?) Since there isn’t one scheduled right now I thought it was time to bring this out and remind everybody what a great time was had. I hope that another event will someday be scheduled and before I have to win the lottery to put it together. (Although the event I would put together would be totally awesome.)

Photos and coverage in the article “Hello Springfield” in CBS Soaps in Depth Sept. 27, 2010 issue.

“Last Go Round” by Danielle McClure reported on So Long Springfield with lots of photos in the April 13…

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Sudden Doppelganger

May 17, 2020

Fixing a spelling error I caught.

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Every Friday night I post another definition for a term of soap opera jargon. Check out the Soap Opera Jargon page for more.

Sudden Doppelganger – This is a created term to fit a concept within the industry that is not named. When an actor or actress achieve a certain level of success they often leave to attempt greener pastures that turn out to not be so green and they want to come back later, creating a problem if their character was written off by death. Other times a new set of TPTB will fire someone and overwhelmed by the negative fan response will rehire the performer, again not hampered by the fact the original character is undeniably dead. Even soap writers can’t always come up with a convincing way for someone to come back from the dead or they decide more storyline possibilities lie elsewhere. Sometimes the characters have…

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