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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!

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

Ned and Lois.

Bobbi and Scotty.

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.

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.

Sonny and Brenda were my favorite couple too, Sandi.

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

The original supercouple: Steve and Audrey!

So easy Luke and Laura

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

Nik and Emily or Todd and Carly

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,

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…!

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

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

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!

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

Lucy and her duck!

lol!!

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.

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!

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?

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.

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.

Robert and Holly and Robert/Anna

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

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

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.

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!

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

THE COUPLE THAT IS A 10!!!!

J-A-S-A-M

THEY WERE GREAT!!!

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

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.

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

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

Robert & Holly Scorpio by far!

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

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

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.

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!

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

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…

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.

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!

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?

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.

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.

Luke& Laura, Robert & Anna,………..

Fav supercouples Jasam and Lante!!

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

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.

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.

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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Eva LaRue Makes Her ‘General Hospital’ Debut: What Were Your First Impressions of Natalia Rogers-Ramirez?

On the Monday, February 26th episode of General Hospital, former All My Children favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos), made her first appearance in her new recurring role of Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia Rogers-Ramirez.

In key scenes, as Kristina (Kate Mansi) and Blaze are happy after spending the night together, Kristina is in for a shock when she is still in bed and the door opens and Blaze’s mother, Natalia strolls in seemingly oblivious to walked she just walked in.

Natalia announces, “Alison, Mommy’s here!” Then, Natalia looks over and sees Kristina in bed and both women are a bit startled. Kristina introduces herself to “Mrs. Rogers-Ramirez.” However, Natalia corrects her and says it’s “Miss.”

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Next, Blaze walks into the room still in her robe. She is very shocked that her mother arrived in Port Charles much earlier than expected. Natalia wants an explanation of just what she walked in on. It is then, Kristina concocts a story and explains they had a girls’ night, and it got late so Alison let her crash.

Natalia seems to buy into Kristina’s lies. Blaze starts to argue with her mother over the non-vegan sandals her mother brought her from Puerto Rico and her grandmother’s pudding, which she has told her in the past she dislikes. Kristina pipes in that the reason Alison doesn’t like it, is because of the texture and the same goes for avocado and flan. Natalia says she thinks she knows her own daughter.

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Then, Blaze gets more upset and asks Kristina to stay and be by her side. Blaze announces that she and Kristina are more than just friends. We already know that Natalia is from a very conservative background, so we anticipate on tomorrow’s episode of GH, she won’t approve finding out her daughter is gay. Stay-tuned.

So, were you happy to see Eva LaRue back on daytime and now on General Hospital? What were you first impressions of her new character Natalia Rogers-Ramirez? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first, check out the scenes from her arrival below,

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General Hospital’s William Lipton to Star in Music Drama Series ‘The Runarounds’ From ‘Outer Banks’ Creators

This sounds like a perfect starring vehicle for the multi-talented William Lipton (Cameron Webber), who recently made a brief return to General Hospital for his best friend, Spencer Cassadine’s (the exited Nicholas Chavez) gravesite memorial service.

Now comes word that Lipton is set to star in a new series in the works entitled The Runarounds. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because The Runarounds is the name of the band seen in season three of Netflix’s popular series, Outer Banks. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has given the green light to an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for The Runarounds which premise features the story of a post-high school band as they try to make it big.

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The fictional drama is inspired by the real life band of the same name and will star its group’s members: William Lipton, Axel Ellis, Jeremy Yun, Zendé Murdock and Jesse Golliher.

The Runarounds will be set and film in Wilmington, North Carolina, where Outer Banks was also shot. Skydance Television is the studio behind the series. Outer Banks creators Josh Pate, Joshua Pate, and Shannon Burke will bring this project to life.

Lipton took to his Instagram on Monday, once the news of the series was revealed, expressing, “Where are we going, fellas? To the top, Johnny!” Immediately GH co-stars past and present shared their congratulations to William including: Sydney Mikayla (ex-Trina Robinson) and Enzo De Angelis, who plays Lipton’s brother, Aiden on GH.

 

In a statement, Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios, expressed: “When we first met with Jonas and Skydance about The Runarounds, it was immediately clear that they brought us a special show featuring an incredibly talented cast and real-life band. We are very much looking forward to sharing the exhilarating journey of The Runarounds with our global Prime Video customers.”

The Runarounds were actually formed as a band back in 2021, when Jonas Pate issued a casting call looking for a group to appear on Outer Banks. The group first performed together when they played for Pate ahead of appearing in season three after being selected from a more than 5,000 musicians who responded to the call.

No word yet on when The Runarounds will be released.

So, excited for this opportunity for William Lipton to star in this music drama? Hope he returns to GH down the line? Comment below.

 

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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