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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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 to see Scott’s daughter Serena brought back, but the cast is already pretty full with all the returns recently, so I don’t think it’s the best time to bring her back.

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.

Yep…i did Rebecca! kidding!! lol

LOL… funny Rebecca1

JImH you keep us entertained

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.

The entire opening credits could do with a reworking.

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.

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.

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

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

I loved it!

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.

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

Sucks!

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

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!!

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.

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.

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!!!!

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.

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.

LIKE IT!! CLASSY!!

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.

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

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…

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

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. 🙁

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!)

Old theme was better–the new one is bland.

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.

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

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Comes Home

You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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General Hospital Issues Statement Condemning Racist Attacks Directed at Tabyana Ali

After continued online racist comments directed at General Hospital cast member, Tabyana Ali (Trina), the series has issued its own statement on the situation across all of its social media platforms on Tuesday.

Ali, who back on June 9th took to X to stand up to the racist remarks sent her way, has been facing the same situation since joining the soap opera back in 2022 as a recast in the role of Trina Robinson.

Throughout her time on the ABC soap opera, Tabyana had been one-half of the popular young love story of “Sprina” along with Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer).

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Now General Hospital is standing up and alongside Ali, with its statement which read: “General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. GH is for everyone.”  Since its posting, the ability to comment has been turned off on the GH Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

While the statement does not specifically name Ali, according to Soap Opera Digest, ABC has been communicating with Ali and her representatives about how best to navigate the situation. Once the statement was issued, Ali took to X and said, “I appreciate you so much ABC/GH.”

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Back on June 9th, Ali opened up about the “hate” directed at her and then added, “To anyone that hates me, that’s absolutely fine. I don’t know you and you don’t me, but regardless I’m sending you peace, safety and prosperity.”

Several of Ali’s GH co-stars have posted the statement on their Instagram accounts including: Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and Kate Mansi (Kristina).

What do you think of General Hospital’s statement that racism has no place in Port Charles? Are you glad they stood up for Tabyana, and moving forward for any form of racism related to the show and its cast? Comment below.

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