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General Hospital Offers Up Variation On Its Opening Title Theme Music!

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On yesterday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers noticed their was a tweak to the GH opening music theme! A more sparse piano variation was juxtaposed against the images of the cast.

Some fans were wondering if indeed the theme had been changed, but if you listened and watched the end of the episode, when the closing credits rolled, the current theme that has been heard shortly after executive producer Frank Valentini was in charge continued to play in its standard theme.

Paul Glass, the award-winning musical director at GH at one point had revealed that there would be variations on the new opening theme, and it looks like they tried a version out on Wednesday’s episode.

In case you did not notice, or missed it, watch the video of the GH opening title sequence after the jump. What did you think of it?  Did you like the change?  Comment below!

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Sandy Schwartz
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Sandy Schwartz

The new theme sounded just fine to me.
Sincerely
Sandy Schwartz
Fairfax,Virginia

romo4322
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romo4322

I think it’s as swift and incomplete as ever. The last excuse I heard was that they did these shortened versions of the opening so that we would be able to see previews for the next day. Other soaps that show previews have a FULL beginning. You can barely make out who is on this show and unless you know who is on it, you’d have no idea. I want the old opening back where they showed the names along with the pictures of each actor.

Shawn
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Shawn

I like the old sirens theme. Soap themes should have some spunk and energy to them.

Sharonda
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Sharonda

I don’t like it. Why don’t each actor have their own shot? I know because the cast is too large! They should do shots of the hospital ER and outside with the ambulance without faces. Keep it simple and quick. Run their names at the end and each day in the beginning for those only to appear on that episode.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I didnt even pay attention…but im fine with it!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Im beginning to believe Britt is a Cassidine and Victor is her father…as much as i like to see Patrick turn to Liz after Robin departs(believing she was upset about Sabrinas baby who could later turn out to really belong to Carlos, i believe Liz will end up torn between him and Nik but will either man return those feelings…will Dr.O fire Liz if she learns and reveals Bens true parents: Dante and Lulu? Will Franco turn out to be Kikis father after all…will Micheal turn to Penny(if brought back) who is really Scotts missing daughter Serena?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

errrrrrrr…ya got all that from the theme song? LOL…

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Interesting conclusion from the opening credits, LOL! I really like the idea of Britt being a Cassadine, but that would be super weird because of her relationship with Nikolas, if that wasn’t a factor then I’d be all for it! It would definitely explain why Victor let Obrecht off the hook for her crimes alot better, and it would give Britt a father figure who isn’t presumed dead like Faison is. I never liked Kiki (which is a stupid name, BTW) being Silas’ daughter; I think if Franco is her father, it would humanize him more. And I would love… Read more »

Laura
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Laura

If Britt was Victor’s daughter that would make Nic and her cousins so I doubt that seriously.Just answering even thought I know the topic is the theme music.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yep…i did Rebecca! kidding!! lol

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL… funny Rebecca1

JImH you keep us entertained

Ashley Thibault
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Ashley Thibault

If my memory is correct, Britt’s last name is Westbourne not Cassadine, she is Peter August’s half-sister. I’m not sure about the other characters storyline.

jonboy
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jonboy

The entire opening credits could do with a reworking.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Agreed, I would like to see headshots of each actor separately, like B&B and Y&R have. And even though the older GH music (faces of the heart) is classic, I think a new, more modern theme, to fit in with the direction of the show now, would be better than reusing the old one.

mfarris70
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mfarris70

I have to agree with you. I love GH these days but I just don’t like the opening. I much prefer the “old days,” when it was just a short title sequence with some music. I don’t need to see everyone’s faces to know who is on the show.

Nick D.
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Nick D.

I like the regular one better – it kicks off the show with big energy!

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I agree with you but I still miss the theme music from two years ago that is on my phone. Or further back to places of the heart.

It is all about more advertising time, but look at Y and R they still play a long version of Nadia’s Theme and love it

Jane
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Jane

I loved it!

Will
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Will

That was so underwhelming for a soap opening. You have these larger than life billboards flying at you and then the music sounds like its opening a show about quilting. Let’s not use that again folks.

Marilyn
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Marilyn

I totally agree. It was FAST, QUIET, and sounded like a STATION BREAK, not an intro.
Bad idea.

SZima
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SZima

Sucks!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I like it. It’s short and to the point…modern…I don’t need a concerto before the show.

su0000
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su0000

I like it too..
It is modern and even a bit mysterious..
GH has the best opening(s)
It’s a modern 21st century opening!!

GH keeps up with media tech, the digital age ..
Very good GH!!

Omar
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Omar

I agree with you both. Theme music aside, GH is hitting all cylinders..Cartoonish or over the top, its the best overall soap in daytime.

Rod
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Rod

Loved It!!!!! I knew I wasn’t hearing things!! It flowed right into the opening from the dramatics nene it was exiting. It was like primetime!!! I still miss the opening before frank came on board but I’m use to it now.

utah
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utah

Soaps are supposed to have great themes to stand out. This one needs to be at least 35 seconds and with a siren, i mean it is GENERAL HOSPITAL, hospital being the key word here. Soap themes live with u forever!!!!

Dee
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Dee

What about the original ambulance siren, Use to make me run from outside knowing my GH was about to begin, For me, It really doesn’t matter. As, I shall pick better battles then GH music.

Liz
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Liz

Short is better. Use the time on the actual story. If you dont already watch and know the storylines, extended opening isnt going to bring new viewers.

MARY ARSENAULT
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MARY ARSENAULT

LIKE IT!! CLASSY!!

brian
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brian

Both themes are good and have different feels to them. one is dramatic and the other emotional . Both should be used and it should reflective the tone of that days show.

cosmina lipstone
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cosmina lipstone

The messed up thing is Kiki.Franco and Silas will appear in the opening no mater what yuck.

Tsuds
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Tsuds

Who cares.. just keep the good writing and less intro so we can see more of the stories… I always fast forward thru the commercials and into anyways.. no time for that intro…

GH Continues to impress me every day more and more…

Holly
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Holly

I don’t like it at all, I actually thought something was wrong with the video I was watching. It sounds like it’s missing something.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I did not like the opening on 2/5. There was nothing to it at all. I did notice that today was business as usual however which pleased me.

Christy
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Christy

sounded nice. short, but nice. reminded me of what you might hear for a primetime medical drama break for commercial.

Robyn
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Robyn

Nope, quit trying to fix something that wasnt broken…all aspects of the show. Been a fan since 1978, losing me slowly…its not OLTL or AMC its GH…keep it that way!

Picetti12
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Picetti12

I didn’t like it at all, sounded to ominous to me like I was about to watch “The Phantom of the Opera” or something. Please Please Please change it back! I agree 100% with the above comment that the previous opening track is filled with more energy and gets you pumped to watch the episode!

panthermom5
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panthermom5

i miss the old theme with the ambulance siren in the beginning and ending with the shot of gh. this should have been brought back if only for it’s 50th anniv. yr. since frank took over and changed it, that means extra time to get a drink or bathroom break. i don’t even watch the opening song anymore since commercials follow right after. i also liked when they changed it to the faces of the contract actors and ending with luke walking away. at least that version was still the gh song that i would hum along to. 🙁

rebecca1
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rebecca1

why would you WANT to watch the opening song…it’s basically the same song…it’s not a story…it’s like staring at the cover of a book each day before you open the page to read it.

it’s a new day people…snap out of it!!! (insert Cher slapping your face here!)

Charday
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Charday

Old theme was better–the new one is bland.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Anything is an improvement–music is so generic and uninspired–not memorable in any way–more’s the pity.
Bring back the old opening–or at least keep it and tweak it a bit with a stripped down, contemporary vibe. Let us have a moment to take it in and breathe. Also would be nice to see the characters–instead of the blur we see now as they go by.
Nothing to get excited about as it stands–more’s the pity.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Damn. Why not use a ringtone instead? That would sound better than this.

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GH’s Charles Shaughnessy On Victor’s Villainy: “He’s Just Making Trouble for All of the Fan Favorites! He’s Just Making Their Lives Miserable”

In pretty short order, Victor Cassadine’s re-emergence in Port Charles, and now played by daytime vet, Charles Shaughnessy, has caused plenty of havoc on ABC’s General Hospital.  Shaughnessy, who was much beloved as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives, debuted on GH back in September of 2021.

You can look at the body count, or the people Victor has under his thumb, to know the impact he is making on the canvas.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstand now), Shaughnessy weighs-in on being the treacherous Cassadine.

 

Charles shared: “I mean, he’s just making trouble for all of the fan favorites! He’s just making their lives miserable.  He’s the guy who killed Luke Spencer.  He’s the guy who put Anna in jail and tried to break up her relationship with Valentin.  He’s just miserable to Holly. He’s just dreadful! But it’s such great fun, I mean, the more dreadful the better, really. He’s the villain you love to hate.”

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So, how and just when Victor will get his comeuppance is on everyone’s mind in the viewing audience as well as for characters such as: Laura (Genie Francis), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), Lucy (Lynn Herring), Holly (Emma Samms), Anna (Finola Hughes), Ava (Maura West), Selina (Lydia Look), and many more.

Victor’s evil deeds seemed to reach new heights during the Holly Sutton storyline. Now the question is, who will he go after next, given what would seem to be his quest for the necklace containing diamonds from the Ice Princess?  Stay tuned.

What do you think of Charles’ portrayal of Victor? Who do you hope takes down Victor? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Felicia, Robert & Holly’s Masterplan Revealed Featuring Heart-Tugging Moments from Tristan Rogers & Emma Samms

Wednesday’s General Hospital began where the previous episode left off, with an on-fire, Holly Sutton (Emma Samms), literally! As the action picks up, Robert (Tristan Rogers) covers Holly with blankets to try and douse the flames.  The paramedics announce Holly has suffered second-degree burns over 75% of her body.

When the ambulance takes off, Robert goes with it. Meanwhile, Jordan (Tanisha Harper) and Mac (John J. York) are looking for evidence from the cabin fire … and wonder where the necklace has gone?

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Later, the ambulance pulls over to the side of the road, and one of the drivers is none other than paramedic Felicia Scorpio (Kristina Wagner)! Felicia reveals herself as does Holly, who is perfectly fine, and Robert, who was in on the entire ruse to get Holly safely out of the country and away from Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy).

Viewers learn in flashbacks how this trio worked together to pull this off: Felicia showed up at the cabin with fire retardant clothes for Holly to wear and revealed how she planned to set the stove to start the fire.  We then learn that Holly and Robert staged Robert’s drugging and mugging, in order for Holly to steal the necklace and leave it inside the cabin for the PCPD to find.  It was Holly’s plan to ensure that Victor would have no further use for her.

Next, Robert gives Holly the keys to a car that can’t be traced; as she is to drive to Canada with a new ID and completely disappear.  Felicia adds that records will show that Holly was taken to a burn facility halfway around the world, freeing her to find out just where Victor is holding her beloved son, Ethan.

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Holly has a surprise in store for Victor on her departure! In a flashback, Holly meets up with Selina Wu (Lydia Look) on the pier and gifts her with one of the jewels from the necklace in exchange for poisoning Victor for her. Holly tells Selina she won’t find her son alive and well if Victor is dead, and assures Selina the poison will not kill Victor, but will be payback.

As the episode comes to a conclusion, and if you are a longtime fan of GH, you probably reached for the hankies in touching and beautifully-played moments between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms.

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In the story, Holly apologizes to Robert for all the trouble she has caused, but the two share a passionate kiss before they say their final goodbyes. BUT .. you didn’t think Holly would try to get away without one last scheme? She had the necklace in her pocket the whole time, begging the question … was she  going to take it with her? However, Robert knew Holly had the necklace and asks her to hand it over to him, which she does.

For her final moments, Holly walks off into the fog, which could only signify that this guest star turn for Emma Samms has come to its conclusion.

So, what did you think about the twists on today’s episode? Did you think Robert, Felicia and Holly were in cahoots? What did you think of the final scenes between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms? Comment below.

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GH’s Holly Set Ablaze; Show Reveals Stunt Double For Emma Samms From Major Cliffhanger

If you caught the end of Tuesday’s fiery episode of General Hospital, you know that Holly (Emma Samms) who was cornered by the PCPD, ended up on fire when the cabin she was in went up in flames!

In the cliffhanger, Holly was seen on fire coming out of the cabin.  Of course, viewers knew that a stunt double would have to be called in to tape such a moment, and that is exactly what the ABC daytime drama series did.

On Wednesday, GH’s official Instagram released a photo of Samms and stunt performer Colby Lemmo stating: “We’re seeing double! 🔥 Let’s give stunt performer @colby_lemmo a hand for helping bring yesterday’s explosive finale to life. 👏👏👏 ”

Lemmo has performed stunts for major motion pictures and TV shows  including: The Mandalorian, Westworld, Criminal Minds, 9-1-1. and many others.

Now the question becomes, what will happen to Holly? We know that Emma Samms only returned to GH for a limited-run to reprise her signature GH role.

Does this mean that Holly might be recast with a new face, if she is badly burned and disfigured … or is this just an exit strategy where the character gets sent away to heal from her burns … or was that not really Holly who came out of the cabin?  Three possible theories that fans are pondering.

So, what did you think of the fiery conclusion of yesterday’s GH? What do you think will happen to Holly? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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