Posts Tagged ‘Guiding Light’

Remy Before and After

August 6, 2020

Often Guiding Light would try out an actor in a small part and then bringing him or her back in a larger part some time later. I’ve been  posting showing clips of these actors before and after.   https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/before-and-after/

My tenth entry is Lawrence St. Victor who played Remy Boudreau. I didn’t know he had appeared previously on the show until I heard him talk about on one of The Locher Room episodes. He talked about it on the Virtual Bauer BBQ 2020. Normally I wait until I have clips found, but I wanted to go ahead and post these before I forgot.

St. Victor said that Guiding Light was his first on camera job. He was in Company as a supporting character aka on most shows extras. It was a day that Tony Santos (Jordi Vilasuso) was at Company. St. Victor said that Jordi had come over and sat down next to him. He talked about the soap, how they worked, and in general about the actor giving him information and making him feel comfortable. He really appreciated it.

Remy came on as a dorm advisor. His father Dean of Students, Claytin Burdeau, had a rocky relationship with him. They had very different ideas of his future. Unfortunately Remy’s sister (doctor/lawyer, Rick’s ex-wife, Leah’s mom) was uber successful at everything she did (including treating Michelle like crap, except at being in a healthy relationship which I hope she has overcome that limitation with Cyrus). He constantly felt under scruntiny and like a failure. Over a long time he found success in his personal life by marrying Christine and a successful career as an EMT/cop.

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.

Beth Before and After

August 3, 2020

Often Guiding Light would try out an actor in a small part and then bringing him or her back in a larger part some time later. I’ve been  posting showing clips of these actors before and after.   https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/before-and-after/

My ninth entry is Beth Chamberlain who played Beth Raines Spaulding. I didn’t know she had appeared previously on the show until I heard her talk about on one of The Locher Room episodes. Normally I wait until I have clips found, but I wanted to go ahead and post these before I forgot. When Judy Evans left the role of Beth and the show they had done such a good job of convincing us that Pheth belonged together that only death could separate us that they felt they needed to kill the character for Phillip to move on. Beth disappeared, but Phillip didn’t give up. Eventually Alan decided Phillip would never give up while there was hope so he faked evidence that Beth was dead so Phillip would move on.

During the time where Phillip was still hunting, Beth Chamberlain came on to be a dead body who looked similar to Beth, but wasn’t.( I should be able to find that and when it hits the top of my To Do List I will.)

Later when they decided to bring the character of Beth back, Chamberlain one the role. She continued with it until Pheth married and the characters moved to New Mexico. Then she returned about a year after Phillip returned she came back and stayed on the show until the end of the run.

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 2020

July 30, 2020

Once again we wrap up another Bauer BBQ Week. I hope that you have enjoyed celebrating the Bauer BBQ with me. 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

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

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/2019/07/10/when-did-the-bauer-bbq-begin-faq-update

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

Real Life Bauer BBQ Fan Event

2016
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/real-life-bauer-bbqs-1-and-2

2017
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/real-life-bauer-bbq-2017-day-1-2

2018
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/3rd-annual-bauer-bbq-2018

2019
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/fourth-annual-bauer-bbq-2019

2020
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/virtual-bauer-bbq-2020

Bauer BBQ Speechs (On Air and Not)

Rick Bauer (2017)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/bauer-bbq-speech-2017

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2020/07/06/speeches-bauer-bbq-2017

Bauer BBQ Fanfic

Children of Springfield – Ages of all the kids in Springfield in 2020
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2020/07/10/children-of-springfield-2020

Bauer BBQ 2014 by Robansuefarm (Full Links To Text and Audio Versions)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/bauer-bbq-2014-by-robansuefarm-updated-with-audio

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm (Full Links to Text)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/06/29/bauer-bbq-2017-by-robansuefarm-2

Bauer BBQ 2018 by Robansuefarm (Page Through)
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2020/07/07/bauer-bbq-2018-fanfic-by-robansuefarm

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)

 

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.

Virtual Bauer BBQ 2020

July 29, 2020

Group One for BBQ

Please join Liz Keifer, Michael O’Leary, Jerry verDorn and many other Guiding Light cast members for a very special 16th Annual Daytime Stars and Strikes for Autism “virtual” Bauer Barbecue on Saturday, June 27th at 6:00PM EST. Together we will raise money and awareness for Autism Society of America. http://www.daytimestarsandstrikes.com

I did a running commentary as we went. I went through and called the actors as actor or characters, fairly randomly. Rather than go back and straighten that out, I think you can figure it out if you can’t let me know. The time tags I give are hour: minute.

Although they don’t mention it at all, they were also did an auction and sold some neat stuff including the shirt Ross is wearing.

I was late getting this posted for Bauer BBQ Week – it only took me all month – but I wanted to get comments done before I posted. Thanks for your patience.

https://daytimestarsandstrikes.com

It starts with Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer) who also serves as MC at the real life events. Then brought in Bloss, Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler) and Liz Keifer (Blake Marler). Part of the Daytime Stars and Strikes event is that people make sort of random donations during the event supporting the cause of autism. They list people who gave pre-donations.

Group 2 with Nancy St. Alban

O’Leary talks about dream sequence of Rick being Yankee Doodle Dandy.

verDorn says worst part every year was looking up over head pretending to watch fireworks.

O’Leary had everyone on that day and hired extras. He doesn’t remember much because it was very choppy.

Keifer every one had a great time seeing and talking to people.

O’Leary talks about Blake telling Rick about the twins. I think they were confused about the paternity.

verDorn says he remembers his first Bauer BBQ in 1979. Bert Bauer asked Ross to leave.

Locher the Bauer BBQ and the Christmas episodes were always the ones fans waited for.

Peter Simon isn’t attending today unfortunately.

11:21 verDorn shows a t-shirt he wore. Blake wanted a swimsuit cover-up so he gave Blake the shirt off his back.

verDorn and Keifer remember a dream set up which included “Holly” coming up covered with seaweed which still makes Keifer think of her “mom”

Group 3 with Paul Anthony Stewart and Nancy St. Alban

15:01 Nancy St. Alban arrives

St. Alban favorite Bauer BBQ memory – It was the last Bauer BBQ and her daughter was there as Hope. They were asking if her daughter could come play Hope. She resisted at first. When they were shooting the inside the kitchen scene her daughter improvised the line about how her Mommy used to do all the time. It freaked her out because she wasn’t expecting it so it threw her off her game.

18:00 Stewart says what he remembers is that there was always food so they’d sneak off set to eat. There would always be cake and they’d try and eat the cake. Sometimes even before they were done with it on the off-camera side. He’s really glad he won’t have to wear a Hawaiian shirt. They would get the script and have to decide if they had to start crash dieting. They talked about having the singer on the show. Who reported the highlight clips as copyright violations so they shutdown all the sound on the wedding clips. (Boo!) It was during their Bauer BBQ wedding. They also mentioned they had Clay Aiken on the show.

“We had a wedding every year like we had the Bauer BBQ”

O’Leary asks Nancy to tell the story from when the budget cuts came down. She tells Michael he tells him later. They discuss “the last producer” who they seem to have hard feelings for (and honest to God any right thinking person does). They called Nancy in and told her about this great new plot they were having where Danny leaves the mob forever and they open a restaurant in Chicago. Nancy says it changes every time that Michael tells her. It was really California and they were going to be helping Ed – which is the story they left on off screen. HUGE MISTAKE! It was only after she asked if they were building the set that she realizes from their non-answers that they’re firing her. (How anyone could write the deep, dark, best forgotten amnesia year, then write them off, then write the year 2008- HOW can they consider themselves a writer? An even if you WERE a writer as a head writer/producer you’re a grown up, professional, people shouldn’t have to guess you’re firing them.) Paul jumps in with his memories of it. If you are foggy about their send-off, Nancy and Paul are both right. Like Paul said they were going with Ed to help hurricane victims. Then AFTER that they were going to return with Ed to his clinic in California like Nancy said. “I just remember seeing Paul in the hallway and he said we’re fired.”

St. Alban is requested to tell a Michael story. Generally Michael was goofing around except when he was doing his stuff. Paul: “Nobody coming between Danny and Michelle wouldn’t work.”

There is an interview about the autism charity donations are going for.

Tina Sloan (Lillian) and Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines) join Michael to go on. Lillian was supposed to wear a bathsuit, but decided she didn’t want to, so she didn’t. They said OK. Tina’s favorite story is talking about Beth Ehlers (Harley Davidson Cooper). They were having an argument about Phillip in the Bauer kitchen and after the scene they wanted them to exit immediately for next part of the scene. During rehearsal there was a place to get away, but things had moved before shooting. They darted into the broom cupboard in the Bauer kitchen and had her purse get stuck so they were just desperately trying to get out of there before they both made it back on camera.

Bruce Barry was director and he joined in. Barry told about directing Michael in a Bauer BBQ prep day. Michael reach down and grabbed a maceroni and cheese and got it out. Barry told Michael to say ouch. That’s supposed to be hot and you aren’t wearing mits.

Tina Sloan has brought out a new novel.

Peter Simon HATED wearing the chef’s hat. He says it’s Peter’s hat.

Elvera (Hope Bauer Spaulding) joined. Denise (Katie) looked for beginning of Bauer BBQ and was way off.

Bauer BBQ began https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/bauer-bbq-began-in-1950s/

Denise misses brother-sister relationship with Floyd.

A.C. Mallet

Frank Dicopulas joined

Michael: “I said that every time I killed somebody, ‘I couldn’t stop the bleeding.'” Tells the VCR Stat story. When Phillip and Rick left the show they tried to build up a friendship-brothership between A.C. and Frank.

A.C. “You’re going to be Frank and Frank’s not sick.”

Jennifer Riso (Eleni 2) Doesn’t remember a lot of Bauer BBQ. Every time they had a scene together they’d try to work the angle.

They always had extras in the hot tub. The cast never found out who they were.

Last Bauer BBQ the grill wasn’t cooking because they didn’t want to have to pay a propane guy to come and start the grill.

Michael talked her into moving her hand over the cake and then he forced her hand down into it and then gasped and said ‘what did you do?’

Mandy (Frank’s daughter) was great. Eleni said her big story was that unexpectedly her real life husband knew Mandy before. He played music for her musical additions.

Robert Newman (Josh Lewis) – Telling a golfing story. Robert hasn’t landed a hole in one in his life, but his advice helpled Michael make one.

For a Bauer BBQ – Barry asked Frank to take off his shirt and he didn’t want to do it. Larry Gates, Jerry vanDorn, and Michael Roarke all came on set without their tops to give him moral support.

Barry directed Robert’s screen test with Jennifer Cooke. Robert said something wrong, gave a minute, backed up a couple of lines and went on. He came from a theater background and you don’t have the luxury of a second try. So he was a big help that way. He also directed his first scene with Rebecca Holland at a bar.

Robert Newman said at the end of 10 hours they’d want you to get a plate a food under the hot lights all that time. They wanted you to eat it. You’d go 2am-3am shooting the BBQ. If you were shooting late and had to be up in the morning they’d give you a hotel room for the night so you could be back in the morning.

Barry talks about Alan-Michael sky-diving into the BBQ. Robert Newman told Michael O’Leary that he committed 100% to the musical dream Bauer BBQ. Robert said he was incredibly impressed how much he put into the scene.

Barry is talking about doing Nola’s fantasies.

Dylan and Melissa Hayden (Bridget) – Dylan says you made our lives. Just saying Michael’s name makes them laugh. Melissa Hayden tells her first year on the show. They told them they had to wear bathing suits. They all suited up and then said you had to be in the hot tub. That’s why they went to having extras in there because none of the actors wanted to do it. They tried to put warm water in it, but it was SO dirty.

Morgan plays his firefighter song that he wrote at 1:28. The little girl from his second family comes on, too.

Melissa talks about her rehearsal scene. It was with Morgan. After the sexy come on she misjudged the set door and walked into it. Then they both laughed. Michael stresses they’ll get each other’s current numbers so they can talk again.

Then they add last Dinah and Yovone (Mel). All of them talk about where they live now.

Yovone remembers her first Bauer BBQ with fantasy sequence. She was dressed as Lady Liberty with a big plaque to hide real-life pregnancy. Her daughter graduated this year and they had a graduation ceremony with the parents coming in cards.

Gina says how fatherly, father-daughter their relationship was with Jerry vanDorn. Gina talks about how much she appreciates it once you leave. Gina dreamed about Helen Gallagher.

1:46 Grant Aleksander and Mindy comes on. HIs favorite Bauer BBQ memory is Peter Simon being forced to wear the chef hat. They waited all day to see someone telling him he had to wear the hat and steam came out of his ears. He thought he looked stupid in it. He’d have a serious conversation scene and he’d say, “I can’t do this! I can’t wear this hat!”

Krista (Mindy) says Jordan Clarke would be hungry and going to eat the food and she’d told him they had sprayed the food. “Darling, a little spray never hurt anybody.”

Roxie says she wouldn’t wear a bathing suit and Beverly came up to her and said I like your style.

Phillip: If you’re going to work with Beverly, you better bring your A game. Yours won’t be as good as hers, but you have to do your best.”

Barry said how professional she was and how well she responded to direction. Krista is going to play the piano.

1:53 Phillip discusses how come the Phillip-Rick relationship worked so well on screen and off. Michael: “It didn’t matter how many of my wives he slept with.”

1:56 Kimberly Simms comes on. Then Krista played the piano. I think the beginning was the Guiding LIght theme, but then she moved into the piece she learned when she was 8.

Krista went on Merv Griffin wearing bathing suit to advertise Bauer BBQ.

2:04 Orla and Crystal

2:14 Ashlee and Ava. Ashlee has a one year old. She was born on July 4, 2019.

Michael says the Bauer BBQ episodes were always the highest rated of the year.

2:22 Ashlee and Ava are delighted to see Remy. His first job was an extra in the back of Company and Tony. Tony came and sat down with him and helped support him. Both talk about how they are dealing with the COVID-19 limitations. Tony remembers wearing a tank top. Remy remembers the last one and how he and Michael improved. Michael talks about his wedding to Mel and jumping the broom. Remy talks about taking family to Black Lives Matter. They stuck to the edge and went with friends. He talks about being stopped by a cop while he was on Guiding Light.

Ray said they just got back from Florida where they visited family and swam. Ray asked to see Liz. They brought her back. She got Remy the place he got married because she knew the owner. Ray said how much he liked Liz. Holly popped back on with Liz. They added Gilly and Ross.

More remembering the hot tub and how nasty it was.

2:38 talks about Hamp (who passed away close to when he was last on the show)

2:39 talks about Roger. It was amazing to work with him. They had chemistry and they played so many variations on the theme.

Gilly is back in New York after many years in California. She talks about her son being profiled. She attended marches. She said she had to teach kid how to respond if picked up.

Liz asks her if she felt comfortable being a citizen of Springfield. She felt being brought in as an equal citizen was really signifcant.

Talk about how good a stage manager they had Lock. He created an atmosphere that respected everybody. He didn’t call extras, extras, they were supporting characters.

Helen was make-up artist and she treated everyone so well. The actors spent more time in hair and make-up than anywhere else. They were friends and so supportive every day.

They talk about how unique a set it was for the supportive feeling.

Ross talks about WSPR and what a great set it was. He says it was like a movie set. Holly remembers the Springfield Journal set more. Lock move supporting characters around so it felt like a real newsroom.

Ends and says good night with Alan, Michael, Liz, and Jerry. Plus Wendy who runs the event, It started in 2004.

Jerry was a leader on the set. He was a liason between actors and management. Charita had always had that role, but after she passed away Jerry stepped up.

https://daytimestarsandstrikes.com

Bauer BBQ 2018 Fanfic by Robansuefarm

July 7, 2020

I’m picking up at the end of this Bauer BBQ story with this year’s. So flashback to last year.

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 Robansuefarm  fanfic category. This is a fic that I wrote and first published here continuing the story of Guiding Light.

Bauer BBQ 2018 by Robansuefarm

In order to help the continuing story we have a couple of stops on our way between Bauer BBQ 2017 to Bauer BBQ 2018. This year I tried to write it more like actual episodes.

November Sweeps – The Painting Story Climax

November Episodes – 2017 by Robansuefarm

December 2017 January 2018 Episodes by Robansuefarm

Since Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm

Actual BBQ Episodes

Bauer BBQ 2018 Prep Day by Robansuefarm

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 1

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 2 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 3

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 4 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 5 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 1

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 2 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 3 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 4 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 5 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 6 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 7 

We follow up with a “head writer interview” to fast forward the story.

Guiding Light Head Writer July 2018 – Soap Opera Magazine

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.

Speeches Bauer BBQ 2017

July 6, 2020
Michael O'Leary Greets Guests

Michael O’Leary Greets Guests

Part of every Bauer BBQ is the speech. It was often done by Ed or Ross or Rick, but the job passed around over the years. The speech was always one of my favorite parts so I like to include one in my fanfics. This speech is one I wrote for my Bauer BBQ fanfic in 2017. I hope you enjoy it.

Rick: 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!”

Danny: It’s always hard following Rick, but I’d like to add a few words. While I was growing up, my family, well we regarded strangers with suspicion and malice. We weren’t part of the community and I used to think that was all your fault, the fault of people like the Spauldings and the Chamberlains that shut us out. Michelle helped me see that it wasn’t the community shutting us out, we were the ones who had turned our back on the community and now I and my children are part of this community. Michelle and I are so glad we moved back here and we have an announcement to make.

Michelle: We wanted to let you all know that Danielle is going to get her turn to be a big sister. We’re having a baby!

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.

Guiding Light Storyline Proposal from April 1969

June 8, 2020

Everything Coming Up Bauers

I recently got a copy of a Guiding Light Storyline Proposal from April 1969. It was written by Soderberg-Summer. The story prospective covers the several future major stories. One is the set up for the Ed – Leslie (Rick’s mom) – Mike (Awesomesauce) triangle. I still have 0 opinion of her. Anyone who marries Ed when Mike is available (as he was when she married Ed) is a complete and total idiot. Another big storyline which is covered lightly here is Bill Bauer’s death. They’re talking about the expected aftermath for Bert and the rest of the Bauer family. There is also talk about Charlotte Wearing including her car accident and potential future. They recommend that when Mike will marry Charlotte that Hope and Charlotte will make each other miserable as step-daughter and step-mother.

Sara McIntyre

The other story they dig into is the Sara McIntyre’s storyline. It’s weird to me that I watch old episodes and I remember every single other character on the episode, sometimes the action in the episode, but I have NO idea who this Sara is. She works at the hospital. She is in a relationship with Joe Wexler and they are bringing in a new character Lee Gantry. When they were doing quick episode cuts for the last big anniversary was of Gantry being killed. They lay out a year plus of potential story.

Fletcher Family Farewell

They are also starting to wrap up the Fletcher family. Peggy Fletcher and her son will be the last one standing, but they’re talking about moving on to the Wexlers as a replacement core family for the Fletchers.

Ed’s Self-Knowledge

I hope to retype the entire document so I can share it at some point, but for now I wanted to give you a rundown because of one sentence. I think it’s a critical piece of understanding about Ed Bauer almost all the way through his run on the show.

Through Jackson and Bert, Leslie is pulled back toward Ed to help Ed during this crucial period in his life. Ed, at the same time, has begun to discover the secret of his sickness — it’s his refusal to become an adult and assume the responsibilities built into the condition of adulthood. Bill’s death may contribute to a hastening of this realization. Bert’s reliance on Ed can also contribute to his growth as an adult.

Ed also develops a deep insight into Leslie — and he knows she is trying to help him — and this time, he can ACCEPT her help. This acceptance is what traps Leslie.

We will play a period of time when Leslie is torn between the two-men [Ed and Mike] — both worthy men, and in their own ways, both needy men.

And the bolded sentence I think clearly shows what’s the matter with Ed, why he drinks, why (like his father) he’s always looking for another woman to solve his problems, and why he’ll never be as awesomesauce as Mike.

Rick Comes Along

We also get a rundown on how we got Rick, I mean then Freddie.

[Leslie] returns to Ed on a tentative basis — but a strange thing happens, Ed seduces is own wife during this interval period.

Leslie becomes pregnant.

Ed is overjoyed by her pregnancy — overjoyed for Leslie — who has always wanted a child, and overjoyed for himself because this is the final proof of his maturity. He wants the child as much as Leslie ever wanted a child.

Leslie thinks the child is Ed’s — and now she is committed to Ed.

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.

 

Laurel Falls by Dani Michelle

April 30, 2020

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This story takes place after Michelle’s miscarriage during their first marriage.

Laurel Falls by Dani Michelle

Michelle stood on the balcony that overlooked her family’s backyard and sighed. The night air whipped through her wet hair and she shivered. The coldness of the night enveloped her but the pain that coursed through her body had nothing to do with the dropping temperature.

She pulled her sweater tight and hugged herself as silent tears began to fall. A hollow ache coursed through her soul and she felt as though her body was being ripped apart from the inside out. The feeling was too much for her and she sank to the concrete floor leaning against the wall of the house. She looked up at the setting sun and felt for a moment that Nature was mocking her. The cruelty of it all. The beauty of the sunset that contrasted the darkness of the day’s events.

Michelle choked back a sob as she realized that the sun was also setting on this chapter of her life. When she woke up this morning her baby girl was inside of her. Safe. Loved. Whole. But tonight, her body was empty. Her baby was gone. And with it, every sense of hope that had lived within her soul.

——

Michelle turned toward the door as she heard it open and smiled when she saw her husband.

“Danny!” She grinned as she rushed into his arms and kissed him. She felt safe in his arms as though nothing could ever happen though it had many times before. She pushed the thought of her mother in law and biological mother aside and kissed her husband fiercely.

When the kiss ended, Danny pulled away slightly, his smile matching hers.

“How was your day?” He asked as he wrapped his arms around her waist and held her close.

“Perfect.” Her smile widened, “Now that you’re here.” She kissed him again and played with the curls at the nape of his neck.Danny looked around the Bauer kitchen, his eyes lighting on the bassinet that had been moved from the living room where it had been when he’d left for work that morning. His eyes shone.

“And how is our baby girl?” He asked as he walked toward the bassinet and peered down at the sleeping baby within.

Michelle stood behind him, her head resting on his shoulder. She sighed contentedly as she looked down at their daughter. The baby wore a white nightgown and clutched the light pink blanket she was swaddled in. Her dark chestnut curls framed her perfect tiny face. The newborn smiled in her sleep and Michelle’s heart skipped a beat.

“She’s amazing.” She whispered.

“Yes she is.” Danny smiled as he leaned down to gently kiss the baby’s head, “Hey Laurel Grace, Daddy’s home.”

—-
Michelle woke with a start and sat up straight in bed. Her heart felt as though it was going to pound out of her chest and her hand instinctively flew to her stomach.

Realization began to set in, creeping around her like a smothering fog. She sucked in a breath and bit her lip fighting back the wail that was threatening to escape.

Danny sat up beside her, “Honey are you okay?” He asked as he put his hand on her shoulder.

She sat there for a moment before turning to face him. Tears streamed down her cheeks and she fell into his arms. Her body racked with sobs and she buried her face into his chest.

Danny held her tightly as she cried. His own tears intermingling with her own. When she finally pulled away she looked up at him fighting the wave of emotion that threatened to succumb her once again, “Laurel.” She whispered.

“What?” He asked, his dark eyes searching her face.

Michelle took a deep breath, “Our baby. I want to name her Laurel. Laurel Grace.”

Danny looked at her for a moment allowing her words to form and process in his mind. He was silent for what seemed like an eternity but then a small smile came across his face.

“It’s perfect.” He said as he kissed her forehead, “Laurel Grace Santos.”

Michelle smiled. Somehow hearing him say it, knowing their baby had a name. An identity. It helped. She knew that they would never fully heal. Their life would be forever changed. But somehow, giving their precious baby girl a name made things a little better. It gave her something to hold onto. And though Baby Laurel had fallen from their lives, she knew that somehow, someday, everything would be okay. They would hold her. They would kiss her. They would love her.

Forever.

——
Dedicated to my son and daughter and all the other babies lost too soon. 

Michelle Gives Us A Shout Out!

April 29, 2020

Bethany Joy Lenz (our beloved Michelle Bauer Santos #4) shared this great post about their upcoming online reunion. Thanks to Buzzworthy Radio for the RT so I saw 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.

 

Guiding Light Online Reunion April 8, 2020

April 15, 2020

Alan Locher worked in the publicity departments of As the World Turns and Guiding Light. He decided since everyone is stuck at home and he was missing Springfield, he would organize an online reunion. The first Guiding Light reunion streamed on April 8, 2020. More are already planned. Catch another one on April 14, 2020 and check back soon!

Watch Alan Locher’s YouTube Channel. They are shot and streamed live, but you can watch later at any time.

Participants included:

  • Alan Locher
  • Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis)
  • Robert Newman (Josh Lewis)
  • Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe Marler)
  • Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler)
  • Maureen Garret (Holly Bauer Thorpe)

Screen Capture of Reunion

Hopefully Locher will organize another one and maybe one with Guiding Light people. So watch it and drive the numbers up.

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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