Posts Tagged ‘Bauer BBQ’

Notes from the Blog

June 7, 2017
Overhead shot of Bauer Backyard 1991

Overhead shot of Bauer Backyard 1991

I just want to give you a quick note. I’m going to be out of town for a couple of days and I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to publish, but don’t worry. I’ll be back!

I also wanted to let you know that I’ve been working on my Bauer BBQ fanfic. It’s actually going really well. Last time I wrote a Bauer BBQ, it was mostly a Manny story. This time I wanted it to be more like a real Bauer BBQ on the show. I started out creating a list of who I wanted there and gave myself permission not to write for every character. As I worked on it I decided that I needed to add children or the population of Springfield was going to zero out. So I worked on figuring out what children are there. I’ve been working on adding a few, watch for a new list soon.

Next I blocked it and outlined it out as if it was an episode. I’ve been working on it and so far it’s going well. The story arcs have seemed to have just grown organically. Today I worked on the Bauer BBQ speech and I’m pleased with how it came out. Look for it to start publishing during Bauer BBQ week.

Second Real Life Bauer BBQ

March 2, 2017

The Fourth of July has always been the important to the Bauer family. Starting in the early 1980s it was celebrated with a big party that everyone in town attended called the Bauer BBQ. The Bauer BBQ episodes were always some of the highest rated of the year. Manny was even married at the Bauer BBQ one year. Revisit the Bauer BBQ through the years:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/bauer-bbq-round-up-update-2016

Rick Bauer 2002

Rick Bauer 2002

Last Time on Guiding Light

Daytime Stars and Strikes began as a Bloss Bowling charity event raising money focused on the famous Bloss pairing from Guiding Light, Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler) and Elizabeth Keifer (Blake Thorpe Marler) back in 2004. At first it was in aid of cancer (verDorn is a cancer survivor), but has been focused on autism for a number of years now. The major event for many years was a bowling event where you could watch soap stars (now grown to a large group from different soaps) or pay more and play with them.

Rick Michelle Robbie 2001

Rick Michelle Robbie 2001

A Page is Turned

Over the years they tried other side events including concerts and most notably a dinner in 2012 in honor of the 75th anniversary of Guiding Light. Last year they amazingly decided to stage the first real life Bauer BBQ. Sadly I didn’t get a chance to go, but it made me determined to go this year and I’m proud to say I took a leap of faith and bought a ticket for all 3 events that weekend. I hope to see you there.

This year they’ve finally decided that transportation issues for fans coming from out of town could be eliminated if another event replaced bowling so joining the Bauer BBQ this year is Sing it for Autism Karaoke Event on Friday, October 6, 2017 and Venice the Series Gives Back to Autism on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

The 2nd Annual Real Life Bauer BBQ

-Hosted by everyone’s favorite “Bauer” Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer)!

DATE:  Sunday, October 8, 2017

TIME:  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: The Residence Inn Secaucus Meadowlands – 800 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ

PRICE:  $150.00

They say, “Join us for a wild ride as we embark on our second Bauer BBQ!  You can expect a lot of giggles and good old fashioned fun with this event.  Sharpen up your memory (and google past BBQ’s!) because we are having trivia contests, a Family Feud Contest, a few surprise games, an auction or two and of course, delicious, genuine Bauer Burgers!   Be the first to purchase a ticket this year, be the one who wins our trivia contests, and be the one who makes a difference for Autism.  Be there!”

I’m already getting excited keep with us this year and I hope I can see you there.

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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 Round Up Update 2016

July 11, 2016

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
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

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

Real Life Bauer BBQ
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/real-life-bauer-bbq-2016

Bauer BBQ Locations
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/bauer-bbq-locations

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/

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

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

Locations of the Bauer BBQ
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/location-location-location-of-the-bauer-bbq/

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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/

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)

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Bauer BBQ Fanfic

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

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)

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/

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)

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.

Bauer BBQ Foods Update 2016

July 8, 2016
Ross brings Blake a plate 1995

Ross brings Blake a plate 1995

The Bauer BBQ is always an important time in Springfield. I have done a Bauer BBQ meal before and it made me much more aware of what they were actually eating. So here are my notes so far on what they’ve specifically said or shown they were eating at the Bauer BBQ. I’ll continue to keep an eye out and I’ll revisit this topic as I gather more. This is the second time I’ve published my list and I’m going to continue to add to it.

1989 – Wanda brought Three Bean Salad made with 5 beans, Green, Wax, Pinto, Kidney, and Lima, she also used Tabasco sauce and hot peppers.

1990 – Ed insists on regular, plain, cheap ketchup, not the fancy gourmet kind. They also specify potato salad (regular, not German) that needed a little bit more mustard according to Ed. Maureen made it using Bea Reardon’s recipe.

1991 – This year Maureen and Bridget made Bert Bauer’s potato salad. Maureen tells Bridget: “You have to put in sauteed shallots and fresh dill and then you fold it over very slowly from the bottom.” They wrapped the sweet corn before cooking on the grill. Ed needed to get pickles (didn’t specify whole or hamburger slices).  They serve lemonade. They are serving hot dogs as well as Bauer Burgers.

1994 – The kids (Michelle, Ben, Little Billy, Marah, Shayne) want to roast marshmallows. Later they cut watermelon, apple pies and chocolate cake on table. Michelle was worried about A-M so insisted he go through buffet line twice. They made homemade, hand crank ice cream. Ed and A-M cook hotdogs and Bauer Burgers on the grill.

1995 – Holly promised Ed she’d bring a fruit salad. Ed thanks Bridget for the interesting potato salad. Lucy brought a salad. Lillian brought deviled eggs and Alex and Ginger brought famous chicken. Ross brings Blake a Fourth of July paper plate with a hot dog in a bun and potato salad. Lucy saved Alan-Michael some corn on the cob.

2001 – One of the best prep years. Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Lemonade are listed by Rick. Brownies and Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes are pointed out by Harley. Rick tells Danny they only have so much grilled chicken (thighs and wings according to Josh) and that he was now in charge of pouring the iced tea since he was burning everything on the grill. Several large watermelons were on the table waiting to be cut up. Danny does the cutting and does a great job. Rick offers Zach some relishes, specifically carrots. The Bloss twins got in the whipped cream. There is a Bauer Special Sauce for the burgers, Ross likes it and tends to spill it on his shirt. Billy tells Buzz that he brings his special Buzz Chili every year. This year he brought whole jalapenos as well. They also have cans of pop. Blake gives Buzz an ice cream bar off the serving table.

2002 – They have a Fourth of July cake decorated as a flag. Holly mentions the potato salad.

2007 – They have a cotton candy machine.

2008 – Company is providing food this year. They specifically list macaroni salad. Also both Cassie and Marina made cherry pies. Mallet praises Cassie’s extravagantly.

So it seems like an average Bauer BBQ should have Bauer Burgers (nach), hot dogs, potato salad (regular not German – German includes meat), grilled chicken in later years, corn on the cob, watermelon, some kind of ice cream and some kind of patriotically decorated cake/cupcake all served with lemonade and iced tea. So get planning on your own Bauer BBQ.

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.

Real Life Bauer BBQ 2016

July 7, 2016
Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

A very special event happened on the afternoon of Sunday, April 23, 2016. For the first time there was a Bauer BBQ in real life, hosted by Rick Bauer himself, Michael O’Leary. The event was put on by Daytime Stars and Strikes, the long time soap opera star fundraiser. The main event is what was originally a Bloss bowling event, but they have paired it with other events in the past, including a concert and a dinner in honor of Guiding Light‘s 75th anniversary. This time they had an event called the Bauer BBQ #1.

They had made a deliberate choice this year to have it in a smaller venue that would involve fewer fans, but would provide a bigger profit for the charity. That meant there weren’t as many tickets for it as other events, but as they sold out both well before the event and before the other two events that were part of the weekend. Hopefully the successful sell out means that they will repeat it next year.

Sadly I don’t have a report from anyone who was actually there, but if there is anyway, I’ll be there next time.

Read more about what they told us ahead of time about the event here: https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/bauer-bbq-2016/

As soon as I get any word one way or the other I’ll report it on the blog.

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 2008 UPDATE 2016

July 6, 2016
Rick and Jude Bauer, 2008

Rick and Jude Bauer, 2008

Previously I was able to post both the whole episode in one piece and in sections. However, both links have gone dead, a hazard of the grey market, so I am reposting it. I think this is missing a little bit, but it’s most of the episode. I’ll keep a look out.

If it wasn’t the intention of TPTB to zero out the central Bauer family, they did a pretty dang smash up job of doing exactly that anyway. This was the second year in a row where the Bauer BBQ wasn’t even held at the Bauer House. Maybe that’s why Rick seems so out of it in his planning in 2009? Maybe he was out of practice?

Anyway during the Bauer BBQ in 2007, Beth (who thought she was pregnant with Rick’s child via their pretty hot affair while he was married to Mel – wish they hadn’t rushed through so much of it in one “Inside the Light” episode) impulsively married Rick. Their marriage fell apart over two big problems. 1. Rick had found out that Beth’s daughter, Peyton Spaulding, wasn’t his (Cassie changed the paternity results to keep the child away from Alan, partly from revenge for Tammy and partly because she believed Alan was a danger to the child) and didn’t tell Beth. 2. Beth really never got over Phillip. Rick was never enough. Beth wanted Phillip & the closest she could get was adding Rick & Alan (which when you think about it would be pretty darn close to Phillip) so she waffles back and forth trying to have both for quite awhile. Her next attempt at romance would be with a young writer who made her feel secure, Coop Cooper (anybody else still sensing the not really over Phillip yet pattern in that?).

Lizzie’s comment to Alan about Gus is because while Gus is dead Alan thinks he’s been getting messages from him. He uses his “powers” for good and to raise capital. However, it is later revealed that it was really a medical issue that almost killed him. Alan falling down the basement steps is a further symptom of this illness.

Crash (Cassie and Josh) are tiptoeing around each other as they try to get over serious arguments about life decisions Cassie has been making. However, what she really needs is serious counseling over Tammy’s death and what she allowed to happen to Will and how her decisions impacted her sister. Lacking that their marriage never stood a chance. Ironically the true love of Cassie’s life, Richard, denied this very help to his brother Edmund which is why Edmund spent the last 10 years tormenting Springfield.

They threw us a Bauer bone though. I appreciate the call at the beginning from Ed and Rick sending his love to Danny, Michelle, and the kids. They really did do a good job implying Rick spent a lot of his time off camera in California spoiling Robbie and Hope rotten, teaching Robbie magic tricks, and using Hope as an excuse to still do childish things.

Dinah had arranged to take over Spaulding Enterprises and the Spaulding Mansion as part of an elaborate plan to get revenge on Alan and to prove that she wasn’t somebody to be pitied after she recovered from the brain damage she received taking a bullet to save Mallet’s life. She turned it all over to Bill who kicked the Spauldings out even though he was strongly drawn to Lizzie. He was ambitiously trying to run for Governor with his “perfect” family. The day before was Bava’s wedding. Lizzie told him right before the ceremony that the child Ava was carrying wasn’t his. Ava slept with Bill, Remy one time, and visited a fertility clinic. Bill chose to marry Ava anyway who he saw as the ideal partner for being a power couple and because he didn’t want to give up the child whether he was the biological father or not. Once the baby is born it is clearly Remy’s.

I don’t remember why the Spauldings are living in Harley’s house, except they were kicked out of the Spaulding Mansion by Dinah Marler and TPTB didn’t want to have to build another set. I don’t remember what the official excuse was. Harley was on the run with Rafe (Gus’s long lost son) after Rafe, in what can only be described as a fit, shot Jeffery O’Neill for blackening his father’s name (which he wasn’t doing). They are currently hiding in Greece.

Watch for a few scenes of Rick actually parenting Jude. Blink and you might miss them. After the years we spent watching Rick yearn for a child to carry on his special relationship with Bert. Did these writers ever, you know, ever actually watch the show? (Shakes head.)

Why would Gus want the Spauldings at the BAUER BBQ? Gus’s relationship with the Bauers was love-hate at best. Danny he eventually settled down to a prickly friendly-ish relationship, but Michelle didn’t like him, Rick hated him, and Meta isn’t there. Phillip would have wanted his family at the BBQ, but I think Gus would have been happier to have them at a Cubs game.

Also, listen to Mallet’s speech which is a good one although I don’t know why he’s the one who’s making it. They really thought Mallet was the person to make that annual speech. Mallet? Really? Even Josh made more sense and Rick was freaking standing RIGHT THERE!

I didn’t catch that the first time. Cassie and Marina both made cherry pies (nobody made Bert’s apple pie this year?) and Mallet totally dissed Marina saying how great Cassie’s was. That was worth watching right there! I truly despise her. I got so sick of them trying to push Mallet and his GODDAUGHTER/WIFE Marina down our throats. Next comes Bizzie-Bava tension, Rick and Beth starting to make up, and some pretty darn explicit Lillibuzz.

Previously I had both a multi-part version and a full episode to link to, but they have both been taken down. I don’t think this is quite the whole episode, but the way they were editing episodes at this point. It’s kind of hard to tell.

Part 1 – People prep for BBQ, Spauldings decide to have their own, A mixed up Bill reaches out to both Ava and Lizzie, Rick shows up to everyone’s delight

Alan falls down the stairs and decides that they should all go to the BBQ anyway because Gus would want them to. Remy realizes that Ava wanted the governors mansion much more than she wanted him and is understandably upset because they have been a slow burn romance the last year or so at least. Alan references Alan-Michael parachuting in, but misidentifies it as having happened at the Bauer house (the BBQ was held at Johnny Bauer’s hanger at the Springfield Airport that year). Alan wasn’t there though, so I guess he can be excused. This is the part where we finally get a couple of scenes of Rick actually being a parent. That’s the best part of this. Then we end with a speech and a montage of everyone playing in bouncey houses that apparently they got because the show house doesn’t have a pool.

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 2007

July 5, 2016

Welcome to 2007, or as I fondly call it, the worst year in Springfield ever until 2008 happened. Although there were always bright spots, there was so much wrong with Guiding Light during these years that even I couldn’t bring myself to go out of my way to watch it. Part of the problem was that continuity came unglued. Places that had long established locations floating hither and yon, now near this place now near that – more on that below. Sets in general had issues. Everybody lived in one hotel room at the Beacon. Harley and Gus’s house remains unpainted. In addition as an attempt to save money they took a Sesame Street like version of the sets creating a fake exterior street scene where the majority of scenes took place.

Sadly I only have a third of the episode and it sounds like the least interesting third at that. Read about the rest of the episode.

This was an Inside the Light episode which you can tell from the episode name at the front. We open with Frank announcing that there had been a gas leak that means the area of the Bauer House needs to be evacuated. He says around 1713 Coventry Road which means nothing. The Bauer House is on Skyline Drive. Next door to the Bauer House is the Spaulding Mansion if you have to evacuate one, you’d have to evacuate the other, but Alan is standing in his study perfectly fine.

Most of what we have of this episode, and I haven’t found the whole thing, focuses on GusH. Gus announces the Bauer BBQ is on very excitedly and he rounds up the boys and Harley to leave. Rafe and Daisy are keeping their relationship quiet at this point. I honestly don’t remember why. Apparently they had borrowed some money from Harley’s secret stash – which the crack detective keeps in a cookie jar on her kitchen counter. I mean really, at least put in on a shelf. Gus has a “funny” exchange with Rafe about hotdogs. Who doesn’t like hotdogs? Plus disrespecting Rick’s hotdogs? On top of everything else Gus did to Rick. Really? I also don’t think it’s fair of Gus to say Alan doesn’t get along well with the Bauers. He’s currently feuding with Rick in 2007, but for the most part they don’t have any special beef.

The Coopers head to Company where they think the BBQ will be, but turns out, shocker of shockers, Company isn’t on Main Street – which is why they popped up a Company coffee cart on the Main Street set because people wouldn’t just walk over to Company except WAIT it’s now within walking distance. In another example of the Cooper’s sterling business practices there are people there, apparently customers, but they’re all just planning to leave with no sign of anyone actually working there. That sounds mean. I know back in the day the Coopers worked hard, but once the change came through in 2005-2006 you start to see more and more business practices that make perfect sense why Company and the Coopers always had money troubles. Rafe, who Harley isn’t too crazy about yet because he’s part of a rival storyline where Gus doesn’t belong with her, got seen trying to put money back in so Harley calls him on it.

As you actually DID take the money Rafe, maybe dial it back the indignant denial a little. Alan is, I think, being kind of right about Harley wanting to put Rafe in his place. Now apparently Harley’s house is also right within walking distance of Company. Harley isn’t listening to Daisy which is actually pretty common when it came to Daisy. Harley made up stories in her head about Daisy far more than she actually figured out what was going on. Alan is upset and for some reason tearing apart some flag bunting. We finally get to see a tiny bit of the rest of the party in the final fireworks watching bit at the end. Sadly the part that I don’t have looks like the better part of the episode. I’m not sure how much the audience knows at this point. Rick and Beth got married and are expecting a baby, but the baby is really Alan’s (don’t ask). Cassie had done the switch to protect the baby from Alan since she held Alan responsible for Tammy’s death which he kind of, sort of was. However, all of that made more sense that Cassie and Josh being together.

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 Week Kick-Off 2016

July 4, 2016
Alan-Michael Jumps into Bauer BBQ

Alan-Michael Jumps into Bauer BBQ

Each year we dedicate a week to the most important event on the Springfield social calendar, the Bauer BBQ. As a family of immigrants (Michelle’s great-grandparents came over from Germany), the Fourth of July was always important to the Bauer family because they were grateful to live in America and most members of the family believed strongly in community service and giving back to the community. It had long been a tradition to have a family picnic/cookout in honor of the holiday, but in 1983 – we think – some writer came up with the idea of using that as an opportunity to make it a bigger event. It would show Springfielders celebrating when viewers were, allowed good excuses for skimpy clothes, fun games, and people who’ve been trying to avoid each other suddenly forced to talk to each other. Plus something explosive could happen. It was an epic idea and one that would help define years of Guiding Light history. It was a big event all of Michelle’s life.

Bauer BBQ Week

Danny and Michelle Santos, 2009

Danny and Michelle Santos, 2009

Bauer BBQ Week means that instead of our normal posts this week we’ll have posts that are episode guides of Bauer BBQ episodes, special informational posts on things like fireworks and food, and hopefully some Bauer BBQ fanfic set at any time with any characters as long as it takes place at and around the Bauer BBQ. If you didn’t get any written for this year. START NOW for next year when we’ll do it all again. Catch up on previous years at the latest Bauer BBQ round up post.

This Week

Rick's Bauer BBQ Fantasy

Rick’s Bauer BBQ Fantasy

Last year we had a great selection of posts for Bauer BBQ Week. This year I admit I hadn’t had much of a chance to to poke around so we don’t have as many new episodes as I like to. This year I’m introducing the 2007 episode, revisiting 2008 with links that are currently working, and some other fun stuff. Stick around and chime in with your Bauer BBQ memories.

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 2016

September 2, 2015

Rick suprised by Bauer BBQ 1996Very exciting news from Daytime Stars and Strikes, the long time soap opera star fundraiser. The main event is what was originally a Bloss bowling event, but they have paired it with other events in the past, including a conference and a dinner in honor of Guiding Light‘s 75th anniversary. This time they are having an event called the Bauer BBQ #1. It sounds like they are hoping this will be a regular event.

Some quick facts:

When – Sunday, April 24, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where – The Residence Inn Secaucus Meadowlands – Secaucus, New Jersey (Block of rooms with discount rate on site)

Nearby Airport – Newark, New Jersey

Hosted by – Everyone’s favorite “Bauer” Michael O’Leary!

Cost –  $75.00 per mail in entry/$80.00 per paypal entry IMG_0144

“Join us for a wild ride as we embark on our first ever Bauer BBQ!  You can expect a lot of giggles and good-ole fashion fun with this event.  Sharpen up your memory (and google past BBQs!) because we are having trivia contests, a Family Feud Contest, a few surprise games, an auction or two and of course, delicious, genuine Bauer Burgers!   Be the first to attend this event, be the one who wins our trivia contests, and be the one who makes a difference for Autism.  Be there!”

Catch up on Bauer BBQ episodes:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/bauer-bbq-round-up-update-2015

Click and then scroll down to find the rest of their information so far:
http://www.daytimestarsandstrikes.com/events.html

At this point I don’t know if I can make it, but I’m going to try my best and I hope you do too.

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 Round Up Update 2015

July 21, 2015

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

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

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

Bauer BBQ Locations
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/bauer-bbq-locations

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/2015/07/01/bauer-bbq-foods

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

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

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

Locations of the Bauer BBQ
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/location-location-location-of-the-bauer-bbq/

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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/

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)

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Michelle and Rick Bauer BBQ 1987

Bauer BBQ Fanfic

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

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)

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/

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)

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.

 


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