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General Hospital -The Real Soap Dish 20/20 Special – Who is Your All-Time Favorite GH Supercouple?

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If you caught last night’s ABC News 20/2o special General Hospital- The Real Soap Dish, viewers were treated to sort of a guide to life in Port Charles throughout the 50 years the iconic soap has been on daytime television.

From mainstream themes such as:  Famous Faces, Afternoon Delight (sex scenes), A Visitor’s Guide to Port Charles, Supercouples, and The Musical Side of GH, host Katie Couric took the audience on a quick paced look into some of the aspects of the soap opera that has made it over the years into a pop-culture phen0menon.

One of our favorite segments was that of the GH Supercouples! And Couric’s interview with soap legends Anthony Geary (Luke) and Genie Francis (Laura), showed a glimpse at their amazing chemistry, and gratitude and shock, at the 1981 ratings for Luke and Laura’s wedding which had never been topped.

In addition, GH couples such as Duke (Ian Buchanan) and Anna (Finola Hughes), Alan (Stuart Damon) and Monica (Leslie Charleson), and Frisco and Felica are looked at through interviews with the actors and some vintage clips.  Most notable was the touching moment when Jack Wagner sang “All I Need” on Friday’s airshow of The Nurses’ Ball to his former real life wife Kristina Wagner (Felicia).  When discussing singing the song to Kristina, Jack became emotionally choked up during the 20/20 special segment.  Plus, there is a very cute interview with Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) where Couric asked Benard who is Sonny’s favorite lady love …  to which Benard smartly got out of answering!

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Watch the clip after the jump and weigh-in on who is your favorite all-time GH supercouple! Is it unequivocally Luke and Laura?  Or perhaps another couple?  And, what did you think of the GH 20/20 special?  Did it hit the mark? Weigh-in!

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Patrick
Patrick

Skye and LORENZO, or w/Luke, and definately w/Jax.

Ned and Lois.

Bobbi and Scotty.

ghfan4evr
ghfan4evr

Yes, yes, yes, I think it did hit the mark. I really dreaded knowing Katie was going to be doing her own special on her talkshow and then she would be doing the 20/20 special but I was pleasantly surprised at her enthusiasm for #GH. Having been for a tour of the studios and watching them taping scenes, I can tell you she was genuinely happy to be there. As for my all time favorite couple, it is Luke and Laura always, but there are so many others that I love to list them here. Thank you Michael Fairman, for another great article.

Sandi
Sandi

Sonny and Brenda is my all time favorite super couple from GH or any other soap or prime time show. They’re the best and yet to even remotely topped.

B.J.
B.J.

Sonny and Brenda were my favorite couple too, Sandi.

Don’t think I’ll ever forget him leaving her standing in the rain. 🙁

jim
jim

The original supercouple: Steve and Audrey!

Dinah
Dinah

So easy Luke and Laura

tashafz36
tashafz36

My favorite couples are Frisco&Felicia. My wish is for them to be a couple. But, my wish usually don’t come true. I also want Maxi and Spenilli, Robin and Patrick and Anna and Robert and Luke and Laura. I luv chemistry with jack and Kristina. Please, give the fans what they want Frisco and Felicia back together :(? Guess, I won’t be watching GH after this. Why bring Frisco back and not be with Felicia and be with his family. So wrong giving fans false hope :(.

tashafz36

tarlyfan
tarlyfan

Nik and Emily or Todd and Carly

heidi
heidi

I am sorry… I was raised if you can’t say something nice… but… I can’t take anymore Katie! At least on this news based special, which I watched the whole thing… someone was able to keep the “all about Katie” in check a bit more than her show where it went rampant! This was a much better tribute to GH and I was happy I got the chance to see it! The show, the cast and the crew deserve to have all of the attention and to be celebrated… they are truly special and very talented and they bring such great fun to our lives! Luke and Laura of course… but I love Frisco and Felicia and all of them! I am hoping Anna and Robert get together in the end.

Someone on the Katie show should have realized that since she was doing both of these that it might have been a good idea to do fresh bits on her show that were not repeatitive to the 2020 show and every other ABC or other publicity stint. Someone also needs to tell her that to be successful in the talk type show she needs to be about the guests and their talk… not about KATIE!!! I predict her show is very short lived,

heidi
heidi

Having thought more about your original question Michael and the glorious response from Genie and Tony about if Luke and Laura getting together again about having it be “what it is” and not “what it was”… which was so inciteful and very true!

We all would like to hope that true love with a super couple like Luke and Laura would win out! However being 50 something and having watched this show for most of it’s years… if they do get back together at this stage in their lives it can’t be the same. This chance of theirs right now to be on an adventure looking for Lulu is an opportunity to blend their lives with the past but when they all come back to Port Charles… Luke is still not about the white picket fence and yet they could try and find a unique way for them to sort of settle down… but maybe they both take breaks from Port Charles when Tony or Genie want to break. In reality… they are not the same people and while I hope Laura does not marry Scotty… maybe an off and on again relationship with Luke and Laura is “what it is”. I enjoyed thinking about that nuance and will continue to do so.

As far as Frisco and Felicia… they could stay in town and could get together and Frisco could work for Anna and they could do the occasional stint with the WSB when the situation rises… along with Robert! I would love to see more of the WSB days today! So many possibilities…!

Pat
Pat

Carly and Todd (or Ted, Tom, Theo, or whoever he becomes)

Ces
Ces

they’re my favorite current, defintely. I miss Roger!!

Tracy
Tracy

Rick and Lesley Webber are my all time favorites! The first scene I ever watched of GH was Lesley on the stand for killing David Hamilton. I was hooked on them from then on. They were amazing!

Toby Cassadine
Toby Cassadine

I liked the recent Spinelli & Kevin encounter. Not all couples have to be romantic.

jimh
jimh

Lucy and her duck!

Ces
Ces

lol!!

Regina
Regina

Luke and Laura was my favorite soap couple ever. No one else even holds a candle. I remember the first time I ever saw the. It was summer and school was out. I was about sixteen tears old. Never really cared for soaps. I had it on General Hospital. They were on the run. Wow the way he loved here. Every woman wants to be loved that way. The most beautiful soap love story ever written and acted by Tony Geary and Genie Francis. Thank you both for making my day many of a time. I still think Luke and Laura should get back together.

Ces
Ces

Regina, I hope they get back together too!!! Tony and Genie’s chemistry is unmatched. After all this 50th Anniversary stuff, I’ve had to submerge myself in youtube vidoes over the weekend watching classic L&L – omg – that brought me back!! Just a passionate, fabulous love story!

heidi
heidi

I just had a thought about a missed opportunity on GH’s part. I think they need to bridge the on-line/web medium and have you Michael Fairman do a 50th Anniversary web based tribute! We know you would do GH justice! You know what we the loyal fans are interested in and you are one of the most loyal fans. You could have done such a great special and we would have gotten great questions and lovely interviews… and isn’t that what we all want? I know I do… GH you missed a huge opportunity to not get Michael to do a documentary tribute to the best soap!!!

Michael… I miss your podcasts and your video interviews… could we get a GH anniversary podcast?… please?

aria
aria

theres no ” super” in super couple without the originals Luke and Laura, but i also loved Liz and Lucky the teen years, before he “died” they were so pure and innocent. Duke and Anna also, and Patirck and Robin.

CurrentABCFan
CurrentABCFan

Robert and Holly. This supercouple had higher ratings than every other supercouple except for Luke & Laura. However, they always seem to be forgotten by the media and current GH. It was a travesty that Robert and Holly weren’t on GH during the 50th anniversary celebration.

Mysty
Mysty

Robert and Holly and Robert/Anna

Christina
Christina

Lante / Julie Marie Berman & Dominic Zamprogna

I have loved Luke&Laura Frisco&Felicia Luke&Holy Bo&Hope Reva&Josh Vicky&Ryan Betsy&Steve

But Lante is the BEST of THEM ALL the chemistry between JUDO is out of this world
the perfect love story & they were so natural all the little things they did, always holding hand, they made us beleive.

Will miss them always.

#JUDOLANTEFAN4EVER

Christina

Alyson
Alyson

It was great!!
My absolute favorite supercouple are Sonny&Carly!! Carson4ever<33 I also love Jason&Sam,Lulu&Dante,Patrick&Robin,Nicolas&Emily and of course Luke&Laura

Avidreader72
Avidreader72

Frisco and Felecia, are my fav couple. Or maybe, Anna and Duke. Too many to chose from.

Nice to see 20/20 tribute to GH. There were some fun parts but overall I thought it was lackluster. I was expecting more of a retrospective, clips from the early days, hearing from past actors, etc…..I don’t think Katie hit it out of the park, much was a repeat from her Katie episode with GH actors. And I certainly could have done without the footage of Katie taping her scenes. I wanted true GH history! Gloria Monty, Ron Carlivati and others speaking on the soap and where it has been, how it started, etc.

Still, nice to see GH getting some love from the alphabet network.

Lynn A
Lynn A

I wasn’t happy when I heard Katie was hosting the special, and I agree with other posters that it was a rehash of her talk show. I definitely could have done without seeing her tape her scenes, could’ve done without showcasing past stars like Demi Moore and the like. They are barely a part of the history! It was basically a rehash of the same old stuff you’d see on any other special about GH. True soap viewers watched that and got nothing new. Very disappointing!

Ces
Ces

Well, this is a no-brainer: Drumroll please ….. Luke & Laura! Best daytime couple EVER!

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

THE COUPLE THAT IS A 10!!!!

J-A-S-A-M

THEY WERE GREAT!!!

Tracy
Tracy

Rick and Lesley Webber by far were and always will be my favorite couple!!! So much chemistry between them, what great actors!!

Sarah
Sarah

Jjason and Sam. GH may be trying to avoid mentioning them these days, but that won’t make us forget. Sam and Jason are, and always will be, a supercouple.
The Morgans forever. Kelly and Steve had the chemistry to make it work.

Katie
Katie

liz and lucky before he “died” also loved early days of liason.

Ann Marie Blon
Ann Marie Blon

Dante and Lulu, Dominic Zamprogna and Julie Marie Berman and Luke and Laura.

Mike
Mike

Robert & Holly Scorpio by far!

Amelie
Amelie

Robert and Holly – great chemistry, sophistication, humor and oh those sauna scenes!

richard
richard

Sonny & Brenda!!!!!!!!!!!! My 2nd fave is Lucky & Liz(the early years), 3rd would be Jax & Brenda!!!!!!

mama3
mama3

Frisco and Felicia! However the return storyline was a complete disappointment. It’s an insult to the history of the characters and legions of fans. They brought him back to further destroy the character. Not impressed.

k/kay
k/kay

That is not a fair question they had each decade lots of good couples I think what helped the Luke & Laura craziness was Liz Taylor being such a fan etc. But TG & GF are right you can enjoy the past but I think the decade in the 2000’s kinda of ruined that chance of getting it back. Laura has been off the canvas for so long and Luke has went other directions. You do not always end up with the Love of your Life. Congrats GH on 50 I hope you have future success!

calie
calie

Ill-fated all of them but they were:
Scotty and Laura
Brenda and Sonny
Robin and Stone
Elizabeth and Jason… the most lasting of which are Robin and Stone

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

As much credit should be given to Tony and Genie for putting GH on the map, Frisco and Felicia were my favorite couple. Her Morrocan belly dance is STILL one of the sexiest things I’ve ever seen on TV. They also win the race for getting married in real life-Game over…

Christy
Christy

all time favorite- Frisco & Felicia

but there were many couplings that I’ve really liked:

Stone & Robin!!!

Anna & Robert

Anna & Duke (the first time around!)

Felicia & Luke
(and Felicia & Tom Hardy had some very risqué encounters! surprised those got on the daytime showing!)

Jax & Chloe

Jagger & Karen

Scotty & Dominque and Scotty & Lucy

Sonny & Brenda

Sonny & Alexis (she was so funny when she was around him!)

Jason & Brenda’s wedding in Vegas had to be the funniest

Spinelli & Ellie – I’ve watched their ‘Blinded Me with Science ‘ skit 4 times already!

Lucy & Kevin

Luke & Tracy – they bring the fun to dysfunctional

I liked some of Luke & Laura, I actually remember her with Scotty – standing in front of a christmas tree looking at the star on top, making wishes… and it was too sweet and sappy for me, and then her marrying the man that raped her was just too much for me. I liked when she and Luke had adventures – like dancing in Windam’s Dept. store and the helicopter stuff – like when he threw her carpetbag of ‘on the run must-haves’ and she immediately jumped out to save it. I think I would have liked them as a couple if he hadn’t been the one to rape her. That was just too odd for me. And they seemed like a better couple when they were not married.

Christy
Christy

oh, and some more!

Emily & Nik
and Emily & Sonny – was good for a while!

Elizabeth & Nik
Elizabeth & Lucky, a few times
Elizabeth & Jason! of the three, I liked her with Jason the best.

but also liked Jason with Robin!

and another great couple… Lila & Edward!

Christy
Christy

and short lived as the pairings were, I really liked Todd & Carly together, and Star and Michael…. be interesting if they become couples again after Roger and Kristin come back in new roles.

same for Michael Easton. Who will they be. Who will they be involved with?

BETH
BETH

Robert and Holly Scorpio were always my fave couple. Their scenes together were so romantic and exciting. Probably due to the couple’s real life relationship.

Barbara
Barbara

Felicia – Carlivati – Valentini have destoyed F&F story.
I hate them.
I stop wathcing GH forever.
All F&F fans could stop watch this show.

susan M.
susan M.

Luke& Laura, Robert & Anna,………..

Brenda
Brenda

Fav supercouples Jasam and Lante!!

Rae
Rae

Patrick and Robin, hands down! I also loved Nikolas and Emily!

Mrs. Rafferty
Mrs. Rafferty

Duke/Anna are definitely the top supercouple for me…loved Frisco/Felicia, too. I didn’t see a lot of Robert/Holly, but I think I would enjoy their story.

Jj
Jj

Frisco and Felicia. Guess what though? They are no longer and I have moved on. In fact, I basically moved on from them when he left the show the first time in 1987. Fans on twitter went absolutley ballistic after the April 8th show. Even going so far as to blame the actors involved in that storyline for JW and Frisco’s exit. Now they hate Mac and Felicia and even make snide remarks about KW and JJY. These fans need to grow up and seek help.

Alex
Alex

I have watched GH since I was 18 in 1975. My all time top 10 supercouples are:
1.JASON AND SAM
2.Lucky and Elizabeth
3.Luke and Laura
4.Sonny and Brenda
5.Robert and Anna
6.Stone and Robin
7.Spinelli and Maxie
8.Frisco and Felicia
9.Alan and Monica
10.Jax and Carly

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