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2016 Nurses' Ball Is Almost Here: To Get You Ready, GH Presents Throwback Nurses' Ball Moments! What Was Most Memorable to You?

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The GH Nurses’ Ball has been the staple event of the ABC daytime drama series come spring.  This year will be no exception with the episodes surrounding the ball to kick off  on May 24th.  Who will sing? Who will fight? Those are just some of the questions viewers want to know.

To get you in the mood, ABC.com had posted memorable throwback moments from the nurses’ ball! But which is the most dramatic, emotional,  fun, or entertaining?

From Carly and Brenda’s foot fight, Britt’s shocking 2013 announcement, Richard Simmons crashing the ball, Sabrina’s nurses’ ball makeover, Patrick admitting he is in love with Sabrina, Oliva the Bensonhurst medium, Liesl Obrecht’s 99 Red Balloons’ performance, and her rendition of Cabaret, Lucy’s affair being exposed, and Robin talking about the death of Stone and living with HIV before being carried out of the ball by Jason, these moments are just some that have been etched in GH’s fans minds through nurses’ ball history.

So what has been your favorite moment in the past at the GH Nurses’ Ball?  What do you hope will go down in the 2016 version? Comment below!

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Erica Love
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Erica Love

My number one most favorite moment was Patrick finally revealing to Sabrina that he loved her in 2013. That was THE MOMENT all Patrina fans had been waiting to hear from Patrick. I still can’t believe what has transpired since, but at least we’ll always have that moment of importance.

su0000
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su0000

I like the man beef ahaa!
I did like the guys strutting their stuff..
And- I liked the singing/singers.. there was real talent going on..

Harry
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Harry

Oh dear God, your dream is my nightmare….that was Disney on Ice. No, I take that back, that was Disney or Mickey Mouse throwing up all over the ice and making quite a mess.
That was a horrible scene full of sugar and spice resulting in food poisoning.
I am shocked anyone looks back upon that atrocity with fondness when most of us would like to just forget it.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I go way back to pick my favorite and, of course, it is Luke and Lucky and a whole mess of people hoofing it up! Sigh, those were the days!

Janet Byrnes
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Janet Byrnes

I also loved the beginning song and dance numbers. I even liked Lucy ending up in her underwear. Doc cringing in the audience. All the singing by the actors who we didn’t know could. Plus the real reason for the ball. AIDS HIV. I always looked forward to the NB. The last ones except for DR O just made me cringe. She has the talent. The strippers yuck.

Shay
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Shay

Oh, Harry….thank you! Just thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!!

Shay
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Shay

@Harry…I could not have said it better than you have with your eloquent commentary on Sabs, her emasculating clinginess and mewling cat vocals! For the love of God, I just wish the showrunners would finally recognize the fact that this character is totally superfluous….Port Charles has survived just fine (and then some….) without her intrusively awkward presence over these past few months….why even bother to bring her back now that she’s gone and all but easily forgotten by everybody, save for the gormless Mikey and pushy Felix????

Dylan
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Dylan

I hope they return the Ball to a classy affair, not a playground for psychos, strippers, and sociopaths. Back in the day, the ball was annual MUST SEE t.v. The musical numbers were appropriate and entertaining. It was about community coming together for a very worthy cause. For the past three years, it has come off very hypocritical that almost everyone in attendance is a mobster or murderer…and the event is to raise awareness and funds for a killer disease! And no one in the room even likes each other anymore…half of them want to murder each other…literally!! And when… Read more »

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Guest

I could NOT agree with you more!! Last year marked the 20th Anniversary of Stone’s death and NOT ONE mention of it. The NB us supposed to be about HIV/AIDS awareness instead it has turned into the Sabrina coming out ball. First, guess she gets ALL the credit for bring it back. Then since she is FIRED AT GH but still a nurse- hey, she still is in more acts then anyone else?! Wendy Riche started the ball it was more about quality -She never would have done acts like Magic Milo & the Magic Wands or wasted John J… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I agree with Dylan too. But no offense against psychos, strippers, and psychopaths…..Oh my!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Here, here, Dylan. Well said.

Shay
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Shay

@Dylan….I do pretty much agree with what you’re saying…my favorite NB moments were with Rick Springfield and Jack Wagner performing their real-life hits, despite the terrible way the Frisco storyline was incorporated into that scenario. At least those guys are true professionals and I would love to see them back to entertain this (and every) year! As for the all those aforementioned psychos and psychopaths, I have nothing against one or two well-chosen nutters storming the stage as long as they possess the talent to do so…case in point? Dr. O.! (From her first hilarious NB “appearance” dancing and prancing… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

I think it is going to be the backdrop to Brad and Lucas’s wedding! Kind of fitting considering.

Lil' Angel
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Lil' Angel

Kind of fitting considering what?

Phil
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Phil

Considering the fact that they got engaged there!!!

Dylan
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Dylan

My thoughts exactly, Lil Angel.

Joe
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Joe

The old nurses balls were classic. The new ones today..ehh, not so much. Mostly because everyone is new. There are few long time characters on the show. Puts my to sleep. Zzzzz.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I would like to see them spoof tv shows-maybe past soap operas…or maybe musical acts could be of Broadway musicals-something classy-not guys stripping or having anyone fighting-something with good taste!!!

Harry
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Harry

Right Jim–no sword fights!!!

Shay
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Shay

Back to the epee’ double entendres, are we????

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

2015

The Haunted Starlets singing and dancing to “Dear Future Husband” at last years Nurses Ball. Sabrina, Maxie, Lulu, Ellie, Val, and Sam were apart of the number.

Magic Milo and the Magic Wands dancing to “New Sensation” by the great band INXS. Milo, Michael, Nathan, Felix, Lucas, and TJ were apart of the number.

Spinelli singing the classic 80’s ballad “It Might Be You” from the movie Tootsie to both Maxie and Ellie.

Patrick and Emma singing a song together while sitting in two chairs beside each other.

Shay
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Shay

Well, Jay Trotter, I at least agree with you about Spinelli! His charming and unexpected performance was but one of only two bright spots for me at last year’s otherwise dismal event, the other being the always awesome Dr. O.!

Harry
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Harry

Shay ,I am hoping against hope that the writers are NOT thinking that absence makes the heart grow fonder as far as Sabrina is concerned. Her being gone only makes me feel more solid about abhorring cartoon rabbits and birds assisting a woman with her house cleaning while said house woman sings in a most God awful high pitched voice. No, someday your prince will NOT come, Sabrina. In fact, he’s moved onto another network possibly driven out by your cartoon-Disney neediness which is more powerful than Diana the huntress–the great Grecian castrating goddess. Please stay away–nobody likes you anymore.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Since I have only seen three balls I don’t have much material to glean from, but I am sure in the old days the characters didn’t have to stand around and talk about how great Aveeno is for their dry skin or how much they love Yoplait yogurt — necessary evil I suppose, anyway if I had to pick a favorite moment from the three balls I did see, it would be Patrick and Emmy father and daughter song last year in terms of performances- in terms of story line Britt showing up pregnant to ruin Sabrina’s magical night was… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Yes, Britt’s very welcome bombshell was a real highlight of that event to be sure! I’ve loved her ever since, and certainly hope that Dr. Westbourne shall return for this year’s NB, even if for only for a clandestine snarking session with BFF Brad…although she should also be there to publicly stand up for him at his wedding. Besides, at the astonishing rate Nik has trashed and crashed his own life (and reputation) since her departure, he would now have no room to judge Britt or make her legally pay for her impetuous actions with Spencer as he has previously… Read more »

ConnieMac
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ConnieMac

What? Not even one mention of the fabulous Kathleen Gati’s opening number? I loved it!

Charday
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Charday

My favorite Nurse’s Ball moment was when Dr. Obrecht sang “Always on my Mind” to her two children.

Brett
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Brett

I LOVED when Obrect hijacked the ball and did the ‘Wilkomen’ song, that was hilarious.

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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

This week, the Michael Fairman Channel dropped the premiere episode of the first-ever virtual soap opera game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All.  

The game features four soap fans from around the country who test their knowledge against each other for prizes and the bragging rights to be the “Ultimate Know-It-All” come seasons end.

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With the coronavirus pandemic still among us and life not fully back to normal, the game show is produced and hosted by Michael Fairman that brought fans from different parts of the country together for the kick-off.  They are: Marni Ockene, Floyd Elwell, Nicholas Hess and Gina Patterson.

 

The game is played in two rounds, and the players receive points for each correct answer as they choose questions from 2 game board categories which are all soap operas; either primetime or daytime in a ‘Jeopardy’-like format.

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However, come the knock-out round we are left with two players who try to answer the final question from this week’s guest performer, The Young and the Restless‘, Sharon Case (Sharon).  If no one is eliminated, the game goes into “Sudden Death”.

On each new episode, different soap operas will be featured on the game board and/or in different amalgamations, plus you never know just which of your favorite soap stars might pop up!

Check out the premiere of “Soap Opera Know-It-All” below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Michael Zaslow Tribute On Tap Featuring ‘Guiding Light’ Stars

He was one of the all time greats to ever grace the soap opera genre, and now he will be remembered and celebrated  by many of his former Guiding Light cast mates and real-life daughter.

Circle next Friday, March 19th at 4 p.m/EST and 1 p.m./PST for a special tribute episode to Michael Zaslow (Ex-Roger) of The Locher Room with former GL publicist and host, Alan Locher.

The virtual remembrance will feature Guiding Light’s Maureen Garrett (Holly Thorpe), Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw), Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe), Kimberley Simms (Mindy Lewis) and Sherry Stringfield (Blake Thorpe) as well as the aforementioned, Marika Zaslow.

Michael passed away from ALS in 1998.

To view the upcoming tribute episode click here.

What was your favorite performance of Michael as bad boy Roger Thorpe on Guiding Light? Comment below.

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All My Children and Guiding Light Vet, Gil Rogers Passes Away

Gil Rogers, who played one of the all-time most dastardly villains in soaps on All My Children and was the on-screen father to the one and only Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer) on Guiding Light, has died at age 87.

News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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