Soap Classics Release 'The Bauer Family Story' DVD Set From Guiding Light

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If you’ve missed the Bauer family since Guiding Light left the air, then you are in luck! Soap Classics has released a two-DVD set The Bauer Family Story.  Ranging from 1977’s surprise party for Mike Bauer (Don Stewart) to 2009’s last Bauer barbecue, the 10-episodes cover the iconic, soap family’s most memorable moments.  Check out The Bauer Family Story episode list after the jump and visit SoapClassics.com to buy your DVD set!

DISC 1. MEET THE BAUERS

Episode 1. Man of the Year. November 14, 1977

By 1977, Bill Bauer’s sons, Ed and Mike, had become grown men working as a doctor and lawyer. In this episode, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce is honoring Mike Bauer with a surprise award during its annual banquet. But, unbeknownst to Mike and the attendees, another more sinister surprise is lurking in the shadows.

Episode 2. Where in the World is Santo Domingo? March 19, 1980

When Ed Bauer’s ex-wife, Holly, is kidnapped by the nefarious Roger Thorpe, Ed and Mike travel to Santo Domingo to rescue her. In this episode, which was actually shot in the real Dominican Republic capital, the brothers arrive in Santo Domingo, reunite with Ed’s step-daughter Christina, and begin searching for Holly.

Episode 3. Courage. June 27, 1984

During surgery to remove a blood clot, doctors were forced to amputate Bert Bauer’s leg below the knee. In this moving episode, Bert maintains a positive attitude, and tries using a walker for the first time. Meanwhile, Josh Lewis is in a tailspin of despair because of his own recent paralysis.

Episode 4. The Return. November 22, 1996

Meta Bauer left Springfield in the 1970s, but the writers kept her character alive by periodically referring to her. In this special episode, Meta returns to the Bauer home for the first time in over 20 years. Meta is now played by the legendary soap actress Mary Stuart, who also starred on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW.

Episode 5. Married to the Mob. February 16, 1999

Ed’s daughter, Michelle, was involved in the death of Mick Santos, a member of the corrupt Santos family. To save her life, she married his sympathetic brother, Danny, in a civil ceremony. Danny’s mobster mother, however, remained suspicious of Michelle, who was now secretly working with the FBI to bring down the family. She insisted that the couple also have a formal ceremony in a church, in front of Michelle’s family friends, and God.

In this memorable episode, Michelle is torn by doubt as she prepares to walk down the aisle with a man she doesn’t love.

Bonus Episode. Death of a Patriarch. February 27, 1973

Although most GUIDING LIGHT episodes from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s were not preserved, this “lost” episode from 1973 has survived. In it, the family attends a moving memorial service for the recently deceased Papa Bauer. Ed Bauer eulogizes his beloved grandfather, and his son Mike sings one of Papa’s favorite songs. Frederick (Rick) Bauer is a toddler!

DISC 2. “THE BAUER BARBECUES”

Episode 1. Unexpected Arrival. July 2, 1987

The Bauer barbecue became an annual tradition in Springfield during the 1980s, with extended family and neighbors gathering to celebrate the fourth of July. In this special episode, which aired during the show’s 50th anniversary week, Mike Bauer’s grandson, Alan-Michael Spaulding, is reunited with his family.

Episode 2. Dueling Barbeques. July 4, 1994

In this episode, Ed Bauer’s longtime nemesis Roger Thorpe seeks to upstage the Bauers by throwing his own barbecue.  Meanwhile, the now widowed Ed becomes increasingly distracted by the beautiful Dr.Eve Guthrie.

Episode 3. Party Crasher. July 4, 1997

Bauer barbecues had their share of surprise visitors, as family and friends would return to town to share in the celebration. But sometimes the visitors were not so welcome. In this episode, Rick Bauer’s bitter ex-wife, Annie Dutton, shows up at the barbecue drunk and venomous.

Episode 4. America The Beautiful. July 4, 2002

In this poignant episode, the community of Springfield comes together to reflect on a post-9/11 world. Michelle Bauer asks everyone to say something they love about America, and then the cast joins together to sing “America The Beautiful.”

Episode 5. One Last Time. July 3, 2009

Nostalgia is in the air as Michelle Bauer Santos and her husband, Danny, return to town, along with many other longtime members of the community. In this final Bauer barbecue before the series ended, the characters reminisce about Bert Bauer, and Bert’s grandson Rick makes an emotional toast.


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I am waiting for the Annie Dutton collection to come out.......but ONLY with the original Annie, Cynthia Watros. Smile

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I watched the free online episode on the website. I wish the writers of today's daytime dramas would watch this episode. The hairstyles and some outfits are atrocious but the writing is rich and the performances are top drawer!
And I have to say, if anyone wants to see what a great Friday cliffhanger episode used to look like, this episode is what one looks like!!
The episode is like a mini three Act play all in one episode.

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So cool!

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This is so great! The 4th of July just isn't the same without GL anymore so it's so cool there are 4th episodes in the set.

Can we get like a 10 or 20 episode set with the Baroness Alexandra Spaulding as played by Beverlee McKinsey next please??

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Yes, another DVD coming out....I hope they keep on coming....Love these DVD's..Go to soapclassics website and watch the free episode it is soo good...God I loved Guiding Light and miss it soo much.

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I was so excited to see this DVD out, seems they come out with a new GL dvd every month or 6 weeks. I bought this as I buy each Guiding Light DVD the first day it comes out and I will continue to.
Seems the company will continue to release GL dvds and is trying to put lots of episodes online at a time soon.

I totally agree with Alstonboy, I would kill to have all of Cynthia Watros' Annie episodes on DVD. Starting when she became the bad girl in late 1996, or at least when she started her drug addiction in mid 1996.

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I'm waiting for the Reva: The Clone Storyline boxset.

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My mom loved Guiding Light, she recently past away, she would have loved to have seen these, it is so great they bring these to DVD, it's a shame can't go further back, wonder how far back they can go on As The World Turns, some of the very old clips are on youtube.

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Sorry about the double post.

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Keep them coming! Love the Annie and Alex ideas- also the blackout, Alan/Hope on the island, The Four Musketeers, Nola, Lucille Wexler/Jennifer Richards/Morgan/Amanda, crazy Susan Piper storyline, Buzz Cooper, Annabelle Simms photograph storyline, yes the clone!, the Lewis family, Fifth Street fire, David/Kat on the run, Beth and Phillip plane crash, the list goes on and on!

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