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GH FRIDAY: Colonel Sanders AKA George Hamilton Comes To Port Charles

Yup, you heard right!  By now, General Hospital fans have followed the tweets from KFC in the tone of Colonel Sanders, and that the Colonel has been watching the storylines unfold in Port Charles and has his own opinions of the characters and the action.

And this Friday, on the July 6th episode, the Colonel comes to PC and pays a visit his old friend Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms).

The Colonel has been played by George Hamilton in KFC ads since 2016 and his GH appearance is timed to celebrate, “National Fried Chicken Day.”

Earlier this week, the Colonel tweeted at the KFC twitter account: “Hurray for dreaming! This National Fried Chicken Day, I will get to live the dream I’ve always dreamed and appear in the soap opera that captured my heart as a boy, @GeneralHospital. Check it out next Friday at 11am PST.

KFC is also actively promoting “Pickle Fried Chicken” it’s newest sandwich.

All of this is part of a branded content strategy with GH, ABC and KFC.  The long-running sudser also partnered with the Clorox Company for their “Best of Jason and Sam” video collection.

So, what do you think of the Colonel aka George Hamilton making a guest appearance on GH? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Mary SF
Mary SF

One of the saddest days in my life was watching the Santa Claus Parade in Toronto on TV and before each float the commentators would have to give a 30 second commercial for the sponsor of the float– “Santa’s Workshop–brought to you by Home Hardware, helping you with all your workshop needs” It sucked the Christmas joy right out of the event and I never watched it since. It is bad enough we are surrounded by ads all day long, on the web, at sporting events, the name of buildings– product placement in our favorite shows– but the day Col. Sanders is on a soap, is the day the genre dies—it is like someone watching Hamlet and in the middle of the To Be or Not to Be Speech, a banner ad flashes across the stage, “Big Mac or Quarter Pounder? Can’t make up your mind, why not have both with McDonald’s new Macpounder”— it is obscene — and I am not sticking around to watch it. I thought I could be faithful to every remaining soap, but sorry, if ABC wants to make a whore out of their last soap, they can, but without me, I am no longer a viewer.

rebecca1
rebecca1

They do the same thing with the Nurses Ball when they promote the beauty products in the “gift bag” or the “sponsor” of the Nurses Ball. It definitely breaks the fourth wall but that’s probably what they need to do to keep the shows running.

These sponsors are big bucks; I’ll sit through it if it helps to keep GH on the air.

It’s more likely a cross promotion; GH and Kentucky Fried “promote” each other on social media; twitter, FB, interviews, etc.

Mary SF
Mary SF

ABC isn’t using the money they get from these things to keep GH, they are using GH to get them money, but yes as long as GH makes money for ABC they are more inclined to keep it around. The Nurses Ball stuff, was borderline– ABC could afford to pay for the rights to the songs if they were so inclined to, but didn’t,so producers had no choice but to get a sponsor– but physically taking a character from a “commercial” injecting that character into the story and cross promoting on social media with that company– that is a different beast– it crosses a line for me. It is great you can put up with it, but for me I don’t see it as keeping GH on the air, but killing it– and that is what I don’t want to watch, the death of GH– I rather remember for what is was than what it is going to be turned into when they open this Pandora’s box.

rebecca1
rebecca1

This is cross-promotion. Brands are looking for TV product placements and networks also benefit. According to PQ Media, product placement market in the U.S. is projected to reach $10 billion in 2018, with the demand for higher-value brand integrations helping drive that growth.

Yes; it’s helping keep GH on the air. We are down to four soaps and they’re all hanging by a thread. Budgets are tight, vets who command higher salaries are being let go, many location shots no longer exist, etc. So, yes, they do occasionally have to cross promote. Whether it’s an immediate benefit, whether the company decides to spend adverstising dollars on the show moving forward; it’s a strategic move.

I don’t enjoy it; it breaks the fourth wall for me. But, its on few and far between and yes, I’m willing to go with it if it’s extra revenue for the show and in turn keeps it on the air.

It’s not a “pandora’s box.” It’s a necessity; a means of survival.

Mary SF
Mary SF

ABC has plenty of money to invest into GH if they wanted to, they don’t because they don’t want to– it isn’t survival–it is about profit- what makes them more profit– they do these types of stunts on daytime because they know soap fans will put up with anything as long as their show isn’t cancelled. If I see ole Col. Sanders on the Good Doctor promoting the latest menu offering at KFC, I might be more incline to believe this is the way entertainment works in today’s world–Cross promotion is one thing, product placement is one thing, yes they make tons of money for everyone, everyone is happy–this is business– BUT if Luke Skywalker during a Star War movie has a scene where he has to speak to the spokesperson of Burger King, about how great Whoppers are, that is not breaking the fourth wall, that it is turning the movie into an ad. And that is where I draw the line with what I will accept. I do admit I am probably over-exaggerating the outcome of this particular ad within the show- but I still will not watch anymore- you won’t change my mind on that, so lets just agree to disagree.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I have no desire to change your mind nor was it my intent. I’m just stating a fact; any product ABC promotes is for financial gain. And ABC does not have the money to invest in soaps like they did back in the day. Over 20 million viewers down to 2-3 million is the reality; desired demographics are waning and they need sponsors. With each cancellation we’ve heard that soaps are too expensive yo produce which is why they’re a dying genre.

I dont think its going to be an arc, “Who Killed Colonel Sanders.” I can bear it if I must, just not grin while doing so.

Unfortunately we’re in a vicious cycle. For every unhappy customer who decides to tune out we edge closer to the finale.

I dont think anyone enjoys these “plugs.” And The Good Doctor and other weekly, seasonal shows cost much less to produce. If THEY fail, they just disappear.

Oh. And I’m a vegetarian so, lol, chicken’s not my thing!

Jimh
Jimh

Im quitting GH after Nelle departs…they cant think of stories other than doing this…i dont mind advertising in the show but this is too corny even for GH

rose
rose

MarySF…I feel very much the same way you do. But at least George Hamilton as The Colonel is entertaining. And if this is what it takes to keep our soaps on, just adapt (I know it can be hard), and look at it as an extension of advertising that we see on any program every 10 minutes. And the ‘gift bags” at the Nurses Ball, they do this at many award events. I definitely might have a different tune though if they start putting pharma products into the stories.

Shay
Shay

How about viagra for Sonny, HRT for Alexis, and happy pills all around for the rest of the truly depressing characters GH has foisted upon us in recent years? Perhaps we shouldn’t give the show any ideas, Rose…they just might adopt them!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I do like Geo. Hamilton, but saying that GH captured his heart as a “boy” of 23 is a little silly. My son at that age wouldn’t have been caught dead, watching the soaps with or without his mom. Did they have KFC back then? I don’t remember. Anyway, it will be fun seeing him, but as a friend of Maxi? Too bad they couldn’t schlep some of that chicken to Fernclif for Carly.

metoo
metoo

You shouldn’t make generalizations based on outdated stereotypes and prejudices. I’m sure there are 23 year old men who watch soaps. Not as many as women perhaps, but I’m sure it happens. Your personal sample size of ONE is not necessarily representative of the entire population.

Finally, are you seriously asking if KFC was around 23 years ago? How old are you? KFC was started in 1930.

Sorry but ignorant comments like yours are really frustrating.

Celia
Celia

Hi, metoo,
My husband is thirty-five, and he watches soaps with me, at night, in bed…….has been since I was in my teens, ( not in bed, then, LOL). So, you are right in your assumption…..
…. as does our son ( nine, next month) when I watch in the afternoon.
My brothers, sisters and I have always watched soaps with our grandmother.
One brother is married ( watches occasionally), the other still in College…but, watches with his girlfriend……
Soaps have always been alive and well within our family ( and in-laws).LOL.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

metoo, if you reread my previous comment, you will see that Geo.said he enjoyed watching as a boy. That certainly was NOT 23 years ago. It was 55 years ago, as he is now 78. GH started in 1963, when he was 23.I was not arguing the point of 23 yr. old men watching soaps now, so lest I say something else ignorant, I’ll drop the whole thing. Oh, one more thing, if KFC came about in 1930, that’s before my time, but not much. Now, you have a good day.

mizjoycie
mizjoycie

You said the word ignorant. And frustrating is when someone makes an ignorant comment because they do not know how to read a post properly. If you read that post again, you will see that she asked if KFC was around when old George was 23, not 23 years ago.
Sorry, but ignorant comments like YOURS are really frustrating.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL. Maybe they can have him come back and cater the Quartermaine’s next Thanksgiving.

Celia
Celia

LOL

Jimh
Jimh

He would have to be a pizza man for that one-lol

rebecca1
rebecca1

Ha! I thought of that when I wrote it…but…you can get a chicken topping on pizza! He can personally do the honors! 😉

Jimh
Jimh

Extra Crispy Chicken Pizza with a side of coleslaw and Biscuits-lol

rebecca1
rebecca1

Maybe we’ll see our menu suggestion at the next no-turkey bash!

Jimh
Jimh

i had to go get me a chicken dinner after this…

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL! See? It worked! Cross promotion! GH and Kentucky Fried promote each other on social network in the hope of gaining more viewers (from chicken-lovin’ folks) and Kentucky hopes to gain more customers from GH folks.

su000
su000

I have no idea why the KFC guy would be appearing on GH..
I’ve never eaten KFC..
I will not eat chicken, they are filthy creatures.
And- Consumer Reports finds 71 Percent of ‘Store-Bought Chicken Contains Harmful Bacterias including salmonella’. google chicken you won’t eat it either UCK dirty things.
So.. I hope I’ll not be watching people chuckin down chicken, that would be nasty.
Still, why would the KFC guy be going to see Maxie, hmm.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Well, whoopee do for you!

Celia
Celia

Heu, SuzieQ…
Girl after my own heart….I have said the same on one of these threads eons ago…..I do not eat chicken either.
I see the raw meat when being prepared with all those ugly veins and mucusy stuff. Yuck…I’d rather stick to my salmon and the occasional burger.
I have never eaten KFC either….so, you’re not alone.
And, the sarcasm from some, needs to stop. I guess some people never learn, su.
Later, my friend.

su000
su000

hey Celia 🙂
0oohh the pimple things on the chicken skin from the plucking gross me out haa UCK ..
and chickens are dirty,, feather skin lice, eat their own poop, and the meat stinks unpleasantly,
I just can’t eat filthy chicken
referring to chickens as fowl-faul is quite accurate, LOL

I hope they won’t be chewing chicken down, please no!

Celia
Celia

Chickens do smell…..weird, but I am the only one in my family who does not eat chicken.
I did not have such a bad relationship with chickens (LOL) when I was younger….it started with my first pregnancy….at the tender age of 21, LOL.
When I was about eighteen, my now mother-in-law, made rabbit and told me it was chicken….it lookd like chicken, tasted sort-of-like-chicken, but it was not chicken…..
Picture that !! I ate a bunny, su…..!!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Sorry suOOO, or anyone else thought I was being sarcastic, but I hate seeing chicken or anything else that we as humans eat, given such a bad rap. It is certainly your right and opinion as to what you want to eat or avoid, but how would you like it if I or anyone went on a long tirade about , let’s say fish, that are known to eat anything, including dead bodies, or shell fish that the Jews avoid, because they consider them unclean? So sorry, if you or anyone was offended by a little whoopi doo,deemed as sarcasm, when to me it just means PHEW, as in enough already!

su000
su000

hi Violet Lemm,
no worries.. I don’t take anything as serious
It’s hard to express in a few words that can go either way,
nice to meet you 🙂

rose
rose

Anyone can eat whatever they want. And you have given your reasons why you don’t want to eat chickens. But I want to stand up for them as well as other animals humans eat. And full disclosure, I am not perfect, but am working on zero meat in my diet.

First they are considered intelligent and feeling.

Second I used to live near a slaughter house adjacent to a beautiful golf course. I remember the sounds of fear and distress, and the stories of a few who escaped and were found on the golf course trying to get away. And the Judas cow with a bow on it’s neck who was stationed at the entrance door of the slaughter house which was the end of their lives to try to make it seem safe and okay.

But getting back to the chickens, you would be filthy and contaminated if you were bred and raised for mass consumption starting from birth they way they are. Cramped cages, no free roam and fresh air, chemicals to make them have more meat. And the way they are treated by some of the humans who are responsible for raising these assembly line chickens. Cruel and dispassionate humans I would consider the “filthy” creatures.

And when thinking of buying live lobster in stores, figure they will be boiled live so you can eat them.

So maybe there are other reasons to consider about whether to eat meat or not.

rebecca1
rebecca1

As a vegetarian and animal advocate I agree with you, Rose. Horrible to consider. I feel the same way about lobsters; funny you used them as an example. I often think how barbaric when people “pick” the lobster they want from a tank. The poor lobsters are hanging out doing their own thing and someone decides their fate; to boil them alive/torture them, all so they can be slathered in butter sauce and devoured within minutes after which the “human” goes about the rest of his life.

rose
rose

Hi Rebecca1…wouldn’t mind one or two of your favorite vegetarian recipe ideas. Right now I’m watching the Twilight series. Now there’s special diets I’m not interested in. They’ve just introduced James and Victoria.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Oh, Rose, you’ve come to the wrong place. I’m the least “recipe” person you could meet. Let me “splain.” I LOVE the idea of recipes; always checking them out online. But so far, haven’t tried one. I’m a mix n’ match eater. By that I mean, I just kinda throw things together.

Just threw some extra firm tofu together with some organic broccoli, some lite soy sauce, garlic, etc.

Sometimes I make “salad sandwiches.” Why? Because I may be in the mood to binge and I don’t want a lot of calories. So, I’ll either do them on bread or as wraps; just roll up a whole lot of salad with maybe some lite olive oil-based mayo…and proceed to stuff my face! 😉

I just too vegetables in pasta with garlic or I make quinoa, etc.

I do buy frozen; there area some good organic frozen foods; eggplant parmigiana and this fanatastic frozen organic pizza (whole pie).

Tip: (you might already do this). Check out the
Dirty Dozen list which names the most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables. So, sometimes it’s a challenge if I’m out and it’s not an organic place. And, occasionally I slip. Spinach is a biggie. Always got pizza topped with spinach and then found out it’s heavily sprayed. So, just take a look at the list if you haven’t.

Oh! Haven’t had this is a long time but look for recipes for ratatouille! Delicious!

On another note…

The Twilight Series? Loved the books! Devoured them in what seemed like a few days (and I cannot believe I’m publicly admitting that!;) ) I was an English major and here I am…from Dostoyevsky to Twilight. Hahahhaha; just picked the first book up on a whim and got hooked. I was relieved to find out that many adults were reading them (they’re geared toward teens) so I was less concerned as to WHY I loved reading them! LOL!

The movies were good, too. Take them for what they are; a light escapist, romantic journey full of mystical wonders and the thrill of being able to live forever in happiness (after you slay evil).

See, now, if I became a vampire I’d have to feed off a person who only ate organic.

😉

rose
rose

Rebecca1…You’ve been a great help because your more mix and match suggestions suit my style way better than recipes. Plus I like to make a bigger serving for dinner, and then have some for breakfast the next day. Will have t look up the Dirty Dozen. And make sure to wash my veggies organic or not.

And as for your admitting you “devoured” the Twilight series, join the crowd of other adult women who also made it a best seller. Including my sister who was also an English major and taught at OSU. And has just self published the second in a series of her own based on a real life adventure starting in Egypt. I’m very proud of her because I know what she put into it.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey, Rose; glad to be of help! I’ll add some suggestions as we go along.

Your sister sounds quite impressive. Is her book online? She’s led quite the interesting life. And thank YOU for telling me she, as well as you, read the Twilight series! Nice to know we’re not literary snobs and can still get lost in some fun, easy reading. Honestly; I loved them. Funny how we can forget our own age when we read; it’s like we just live vicariously through the characters…age, vampire…makes no difference!

Oh, on another foodie note, the frozen pizza that I mentioned is veggies only; no cheese. But great sauce! Only takes about 10 minutes in the oven. Next time I get it I’ll give you the name; can’t think of it now. (Wait! Is that a cross promotion? Naaaaaaa.) 😉

rose
rose

Rebecca1…Yes, Linda’s book is online But hard to sell without the support of a publisher and agent unless you are the self published author of the 50 Shades Of Gray series. Other teen/adult crossover books you might like are Divergent and Hunger Games.

JMER
JMER

Judging from the responses under this post and my own spending habits, many if not all of GH’s fans are NOT fried chicken eaters which means whoever did the research about partnering KFC and GH, didn’t do a good job. Fried food has seen better days as a popular food, anyway.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I’m not sure we can guage almost 3 million viewers eating habits from some posts on this thread. Not saying the viewers do or don’t eat it; we have no idea unless they did a survey at the end of the episode. 😉

Interesting to find out if it spiked sales for KFC or if GH increased (or lost) any viewers during the scene/day.

Charday
Charday

I’ve loved George Hamilton in just about everything he’s ever done–even his old talk show with his ex-wife. Look forward to seeing him on GH, even as Col. Sanders! Oh, and I’ll have a $5 box of chicken tenders and potato wedges. 🙂

Shay
Shay

Alana Hamilton Stewart is awesome! I love her…..

Dr. Heath
Dr. Heath

Given the historical roots of soap operas, I don’t have an issue with this. “Soaps” got their name by being sponsored by and featuring, well, soap. Concepts like these tie the genre back to its roots and likely bring revenue to the networks who still offer these beloved, yet dwindling, shows.

dmr
dmr

While I think George Hamilton can be funny (he’s sort of like a caricature of himself and can poke fun at himself) his humor gets old. I see no point in wasting a “Cliff-Hanger Friday” on this non-sense. This is why the show is last in the ratings and going down the tubes-fast.

rebecca1
rebecca1

George Hamilton is a corny hoot. As I mentioned in my reply to Mary SF, there are sponsors popping up on GH from the Nurse’s Ball on. GH needs the advertising revenue/promotion. Perhaps KFC will advertise down the road; for now they’re cross promoting. They each promote the other on Twitter, FB, etc. If they have to eat crow, errrrr…chicken…to keep the show going, I say who are we to cluck…errr…complain. They can’t just pluck the money needed to cover the budget out of the air. More viewers means more advertising dollars.

LOL; couldn’t help myself. A little bird told me to say it. Ooops! I did it again!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Very funny stuff and great insights, Rebecca! Here and elsewhere! Don’t think I was chickening out by not replying to you sooner… I don’t want to run “afowl” of our great repartee here!

You make some solid points about product placement in the soaps. The soaps would be in better shape if advertisers flocked to them for this purpose. Hamilton is an appealing actor; perhaps he can help increase the “poultry” ratings. Given Hamilton’s age (78) — and I’m no spring chicken either — I am so curious to hear about his memories of vintage GH. I wish we could learn more detail on what actors/actresses and storylines “captured” his “heart as a boy.” I think that many of us fans have shared his fantasy of actually appearing on the soap. It would be a feather in our cap!

Take care, Friend!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Love seeing you on any FEED, James! You’re always able to smooth out ruffled feathers; it’s like you have a birds-eye view on diplomacy.

That George; he’s no fly by night. He’s been king of the roost for quite a while. Seventy-eight years? He’s been wingin’ it that long? I think it’s the chicks that keep him going.

Did I say corny hoot? I meant horny coot! (not you; the Colonel.)

🙂

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Okay, Rebecca, you win!! I surrender… When it comes to puns, I know my place in the pecking order… See you! 🙂

rebecca1
rebecca1

Oh, James. You do flatter me so. If only this site had a dance floor so we could flap our stuff; a little birdie told me you do a mean funky chicken!

Okay; I’m not going to say another peep on the matter.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I like George Hamilton. I do not like this shameless plug for KFC. Such efforts seem so forced, from prime time drams and comedies to reality competitions. I am always up for a little fun to break the drama on a daytime soap but this? No.

Celia
Celia

That was so weird for me, Iakovos….I came home just in time to catch this George guy. ….didn’t want to wait for tonight.
What was that all about? The real colonel is dead, isn’t he? I don’t get it. Stupid plug…..I must be a slow ‘catcher-upper’.
I did enjoy all the fowl jokes, though….
I had to look up ‘funky chicken”, LOL. ?…should have known better, as my grandmother had a dance studio in the city for decades. My bad.
I, also, looked up George. Impressive resume.
Learn something new ever day.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee..For some reason, KFC came up with the bright idea to resurrect the long-dead Colonel Sanders ala various guest celebs portraying him in recent commercials. Amongst the cast of colonels has been Norm Macdonald, Ray Liotta, and inexplicably, Reba McEntire and Rob Lowe, not to mention, others including Hamilton. The first “impersonator” was Darrell Hammond, and he was by far the best….they should have just kept him in the role, since he was quite convincing. Now it’s just become a beyond lame joke…

rebecca1
rebecca1

I was deliberating between the funky chicken and the chicken dance, CeeCee! LOL; the chicken dance is so not me! I’m much more of a get-down-with-the-sound dancer!

The Funky Chicken was performed by a an old-time performer, Rufus Thomas; don’t know if you ever listened to that type of music ie Sly & The Family Stone, James Brown, etc. I can’t resist that sound; in the words of James Brown I have to: Get Up Offa That Thing and Dance!

Jimh
Jimh

…why couldnt he had played his vampire character from Love At First Bite…I Love The Night Life…I like to boogey-lol

Satan
Satan

George Hamilton is starting to look like he mistook the chicken fryer at KFC for a hot tub. Here in Hell, I’m used to seeing people who are cooked “well done” but George takes it to a ridiculous level. How he has avoided melanoma after all that fake tanning…. some people might think he made a deal with ME!!!

For Hell’s sake though… enough with the blatant product placement. A bucket of chicken at a July 4th picnic would have been appropriate. A minor celebrity portraying a long dead commercial pitchman is a bit over the top.

Celia
Celia

I do not know who this man is?? But, OMG!! His face looks like it has been ironed a million times over. Over the top cosmetic surgery….WOW!!

Soaphound
Soaphound

You know Celia, it’s hard to believe that Mr. Hamilton had quite an extensive career in films and TV. He was quite good in HOME FROM THE HILL and as a goofy Dracula in LOVE AT FIRST BITE. He also played a sexy Evel Knievel at the height of his daredevil fame. He’s now more of a personality than a serious actor, but I appreciate that he came in right at the tail end of Hollywood’s glamour years and does have some of that pizzazz.

Celia
Celia

Yes, I did google him, Soaphound. Not my type….too debonair….too ‘Brylcreemy’. Every hair in place; plucked eyebrows, with a deep tan. Nah!! Some women like that–pas moi!!
Yeah, I have caught a few airings of old commercials—loooove them!! Also on Utube.
However, he does have quite an arsenal of movies under his belt.
As I was doing my ‘search’, I came across one actor with whom my grandmother is still infatuated: Troy Donahue? She has the movie and the CD of “A Summer Place”… I love the song/instrumental.
Constance Ford stars in it, as well. I remember her well from Another World.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Celia, I LOVE “A Summer Place”, watch it every year. Mostly for the gorgeous scenery, I love beaches. Boy, was Connie Ford a witch in that movie; I remember her much nicer as Ada on “Another World” also. Troy Donahue I never liked. He’s one of those actors, like Cybill Shepherd, who never learned anything about acting, regardless of how many movies they made. Oy! Also, when he divorced the beautiful Suzanne Pleshette after only 8 months, there were rumors that he was violent toward her. Don’t know if it’s true. Hollywood Babylon, indeed! Celia, do you get ABC SOAPS IN DEPTH magazine? This week’s issue has a feature article on Josh Swickard, aka Detective Chase. He seems just as nice in real life…plus several great pics!

Celia
Celia

WOW, Soaphound!! l can’t even imagine being married for only eitht months. Not much has changed in Hollywood, it seems.
Abuse has always been a scourge, my friend—hard to believe that a man was allowed to beat his wife without criminal consequence, not too long ago.
Each time a soap offers such a scenario ( Victoria, Y&R), the plot ends before it starts.
Donahue had such a beautiful face…..hard to believe those perfect features hid a monster.
I will be busy packing tomorrow….but, I will make a point of looking into Josh’s article. TY❤️

Timmm
Timmm

He and his wife hang with Lisa Rinna and her husband Harry. I think they all have champagne parties at their surgeons office!

Harry
Harry

This is a sad state of affairs. George Hamilton is a poster boy for bad habits with his love affair with the sun and now, promoting the consumption of deep fried chicken which is not organic and/or free range? What’s next? Will GH start slowly indoctrinating the promotion of cigarette smoking and or vaping?
I don’t like it.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Harry, dolling…they kill people on GH. They rape, kidnap, cheat, torture, whutz a leetle fried chicken going to do…sully the morality play?

Harry
Harry

Bec, you know better. When you infuse corporate sponsorship into the text of fiction it better damn well have a positive message. Do you not remember the heart health message All my Children sent out with its tomato sauce sponsorship? KFC is really bad for you–it’s heart attack city.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I actually don’t remember it; only watched AMC on and off a long time ago.

As for fried chicken? Of course I know it’s bad. I’m a vegetarian so I don’t eat ANY chicken, even organic free-range! Just not into eating animals…don’t get me started!

But; I was playin’ witcha! Jesting! C’mon, you ol’ jokester you!

On, the other hand, GH needs the bucks, the viewers, the cross promotion.

Maybe next time they’ll promote with Colonel Tofu. I’d much prefer that!

Jimh
Jimh

I cant wait for Ronald Mcdonald to deliver Franco a Happy Meal-lol

Shay
Shay

I suspect that shall not be far behind now that the GH “fast food train” has left the stattion, Jimh!

Shay
Shay

@Harry…Yes to the organic, free-range chicken message….and grass-fed beef, too! Tasty, healthy and delicious! Alas, my previous post was scuttled in favor of too much of what is all chickenfeed to me! I don’t know what is worse….the pathetically lame jokes this thread has inspired or the holier-than-thou lectures by the anti-meat police! That being said, this promotional tie-in with KFC is a new low in a long line of many for GH…and poor George Hamilton! He would have made a better long-lost Cassadine!

Celia
Celia

Hey, Shay…..
I thought the jokes were corny, yes…..but, just having fun…..I like fun.
I, honestly did not mean to sound like the anti-meat police, as you phrase it….I doubt su0000 meant to be telling anyone what to eat, either, amica mia.
She and I were just exchanging banalities….our likes and dislikes in foods, in general, but especially deep fried ‘killers’.
Others chose to intrude and make a big deal about it….
Chickens are disgusting, whether they be organic or free range. They are odorous to me. As I said, I gagged throughout my pregnancies each time I smelled chicken.
The disgust never left me.
My husband and I do not eat meat—only once in a blue moon.
Chicken fat is worse than beef and pork. Chicken soup ( made with chicken fat), which is supposed to be a cure-all, is not very salubrious. Chickens are pestilential.
I did not know what to make out of George Hamilton’s appearance. I thought it was silly…..how the Colonel and Maxie are friends is silly…..giving her his secret recipe is silly….bringing food is silly…..ABC patronizing the product is silly, offensive and presumptuous.
I was not amused. Yet, the posts did amuse me, Shaybelle.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….I wasn’t referring to either su, or you! You two said your piece without casting judgment upon those whose dietary choices may differ from your own….and you made fine points referring to factory-farm-produced meat which I do not consume…too many antibiotics, preservatives, additives and other nasty things….you were both right. Rose also made some illuminating comments in the same vein…no pun intended! And I don’t totally disagree with her, as well! She also added the courtesy of saying it’s our right to choose what we eat…What I am speaking of is the repeated bombastic bombardment I receive here because I refuse to condemn those who participate in hunting. Mind you, I do not, and never could pursue such a pastime…it is not for me! But as a responsible individual with a clear conscience over my own actions, I’m not about to be badgered into telling others that it’s not their right to do something which is a legal activity…it is between them and their God if they wish to do that, and I’m just tired of being bashed because I won’t yield to certain others’ condescending insistence that my failure to do so makes me guilty of some sort of moral transgression based upon their own views. It’s gotten very tiring, and I’m sick of it!!! If the fact that I’m not personally engaging in behavior that they consider to be offensive is not enough to satisfy their agenda, then so be it!!! And this thread sort of lent itself to replying to that particular charge, which I will continue to do whenever the opportunity presents itself subject-wise. You know better than anybody here the number of personal attacks that I’ve endured often over ridiculous things, the latest litany being recounted—-yet again—on the recent Zamprogna departure thread, and I will not allow those or any previous remarks to go unchallenged. So, that’s what this comment was all about…At any rate, I can fully appreciate your—-or anyone’s—-aversion to certain foods…we all have them, along with allergies, of which I possess far too many, which is one of the reasons I need to rely upon meat, albeit as clean as possible, as a main source of protein in my diet. But as far as the deep-fried stuff goes, no, and no fast food por moi either. Not good!!!! Hence we really are on much the same page when it comes to such health matters….just to differing degrees! As far as the KFC tie-in with GH, it was simply silly and in “bad taste!” Hah!

Shay
Shay

Hey, CeeCeeGirl! Not sure if you saw my below reply to you….it didn’t post for awhile, even though my email indicated that it was accepted. Not sure what happened, but wanted you to know that I wasn’t ignoring your comments and that I did indeed respond to you…twice, in fact! I’ve been really busy as of late, so my remarks have been sparse over these last few weeks….so I’m sending this hello your way….do check out my previous thoughts and I’ll get back to you when time allows. Later, mia amica!

Celia
Celia

Hi, there, Shaybelle,
I am still on MV….leaving in the morning….the internet connection here goes on and off….it’s terrible….there are about four satelite dishes ( big house); yet we still have problems…..the entire island. It is what it is.
Also, I’ve been in and out….these kids ( all 12 of them, plus some of their friends) are tiredless—wish I had their energy….LOL.
No worries about the comments…..
I hope you have been reading them, and are up to par on what’s going on with Carly, Nelle, Peter, Dr O etc.
I like what’s happening ‘peripherally’, LOL.
For some strange reason I can’t even explain myself , I am truly interested in what’s up with Julian?
I like this new, mysterious persona he is exhibiting……like the cryptic Cron-on-Hudson grave-digging with no body. Ha!!…… if it brings Sonny down a peg or two, I’m all in.
Then, of course, there’s so much going on with Y&R and DOOL—-some excellent plots, some good, some mediocre, and some obnoxious!! There you have it, DOUBLE LOL.
Talk soon, amica cara.
Thaks for thinking of me.❤️

Celia
Celia

Correction–Croton.
PS, Shay, do you still feel Finn is all that?
He seems to be kind of shaky, flaky and fumbly lately….
I wish he had been kept on as John McBain:ALL MAN!!
This new guy Easton is displaying is effeminate, in my opinion…..what happened? ANNA?? HaHa….
I would love to see him in more scenes with Roger H…..apparently, they’re gooood friends.
Also, I would love for Tuc Watkins to show up….wasn’t he on GH at one point?
Ciao and au revoir..

Shay
Shay

Always my pleasure, CeeCee! And I do understand…between the searing heat and the seemingly endless 4th holiday, this month has felt like “The Twilight Zone!” No, I’m not even close to being apprised on GH….as of late, I’ve just watched Dr. O. highlights.. I believe the last regular episode I did see was when Ava and Julian were discussing how to “deal” with the Bensch problem, and I must admit I sort of got a kick out of their temporarily resorting to old tricks when it came to brainstorming a solution to that perv and his sick games…he would deserve nothing less! Quite frankly, as long as Julian stays away from Alexis, then I’m satisfied with his character! As for Finn, yes, he can be a bit of a “soyboy,” but hopefully he shall be toughening up…I’ve read that Robert Scorpio shall soon be back in town to help locate the missing Anna, so these two will be pairing up to find their respective past and present love….Tuc was on GH? Oh yeah..he briefly played a doctor who had an affair with Monica, then sued her for sexual harassment. He was eventually killed …I really don’t recall him in the role…there was another actor who also portrayed that character, and he’s the one who comes to mind for me..Really the only place I ever watched Tuc was on “Desperate Housewives,” and I actually preferred his “better half” on the show in the form of Kevin Rahm’s ”Lee!!!” He was hilarious! At any rate, I have to admit that reading about the other soaps—especially on the erroneous mashup thread—simply goes to show how wanting GH has become…it truly needs to up its game before it’s too late….so many rats fleeing the sinking ship, it would seem! Oh well, have a safe trip home, and even though it’s probably too late now, if you run into Professor Dershowitz on MV, give him a friendly shoutout from me…I’ve read that his intellectual honesty has put him in the doghouse with the cocktail party crowd on the island…’tis a pity, the man is a national treasure! Later, mia amica!

rose
rose

Shay. Don’t knock the “jokes.” Sometimes just what we need on MF. Shows how clever some of us an be. Actually I like your the idea of George Hamilton without the KFC makeup as a long lost Cassadine visiting Port Charles. A little diabolical with George’s smile.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Oh, Rose. Don’t bother. Shay’s just being Shay. She writes on and on and on and talks about every topic under the sun other than soaps; then complains when one of her soliloquies doesn’t get through. She thinks she’s being “targeted for censorship!” THAT after days on end of instigating and egging on group hostility in which her constant negative comments, including the one above, continues to get through.

She loved “jokes” and wordplay when they were coming from her; remember that from a few years ago? She played with every word imaginable and basked in the accolades. Now, gasp! She doesn’t like “jokes!” They’re “pathetically lame.”

“Pathetically lame…” And she supposedly doesn’t see how she initiates hostility time and time again. Must be a condition.

Shat
Shat

Thank you, Rose…Do you remember George from his stint on the classic “Dynasty?” He was the quintessential soap star with his impossibly glossy looks and melodramatic comportment, so it makes me sad to think he is now reduced to this Colonel Sanders masquerade, instead of playing a proper role…The man still has that “star quality” that GH could really use now…and as such, he would be a formidable Cassadine elder….glad you concurred with my thought on that subject. As for the other matters, I hope my above response to CeeCee posts because it also contains kind words for you. As for the “chicken-based humor,” I’ll offer you my own in closing…this latest casting stunt just goes to show that GH is well and truly “clucked!” Later, Rose!

Celia
Celia

Oh, my gosh, Harry!!!!!!……so glad you brought he vaping up. Do you know how many patients tell my husband they are using that stuff?……. childishly and ignorantly thinking it is ok? Just because they are not cigarettes ( tobacco)? ( Rhetorical questions, LOL).

Phil
Phil

As if I couldn’t lose my patience with this show any more! This is by far the lamest idea ever! I’m surprised he wasn’t Carly and Sonny’s friend visiting Carly at Ferncliff. I mean usually everything is tied to them.

Celia
Celia

That’s so funny, Phil…..The Colonel may have mistaken Carly for a chicken; she clucks so much, incessantly. They couldn’t take the risk?
I was lost and weirded out by the appearance. I’m with Harry….Plus, someone very close to me is a cardiologist. Baaad, baaad message—the heart will have a hundred and one attacks……so much grease….so much fat……deep fried suicide.
In this day and age, one would think, a healthier representation would be forthcoming.

Rodd
Rodd

I’m all for cleverly incorporating sponsorships, but this is soooo out there! Col. Sanders is an old friend of Maxie’s??? Please. This is just stupid as stupid can be.

Caleb
Caleb

When the shows can make it seamless (like the PSA the show did for the children’s hospital last winter) I think they’re fine and part of the historical fabric of this genre. When they are clunky, they’re really awful – case in point, OLTL trying to shoe horn in Campbell’s soup references. I’m convinced the writers specifically made them not work since they were probably not getting a cut of the sponsorship. Still, the day spa that Luna ran in the 90s often had Disney posters hung in the background (this was around the time that Disney bought ABC). And I feel like I’ve seen Disney toys on the GH set in the past …. but that’s more subliminal. And, as people have pointed out, there’s the Nurse’s Ball. Actually, speaking of the Nurse’s Ball, it’s surprising that someone over at Disney isn’t making a bigger push to sell products and advertising for this event. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a commemorative “program” that you could buy with the stars’ pics/autographs and ads for various PC businesses (as well as the real ads for real businesses). I continue to be sad at the lack of imagination that the networks have at using these shows for their max potential. I guess we don’t want a show that’s all commercialized, but wouldn’t it be great to have a sponsor pay for the salary of a beloved star that the show says that they can’t afford? “The salary of Genie Francis will be paid this month by L’Oreal”…. it would seem to write itself. 🙂 Wasn’t she a spokesperson for Weight Watchers for awhile? All they’d have to do is remark how great she looked and she could reply something about valuing someone for their character, not their looks. Then they could talk about the health benefits… It doesn’t seem to me to be really hard to make it part of natural conversation.

But maybe we should be grateful that they aren’t going overboard and Dr. O isn’t showing up as a Stormtrooper or Robin isn’t doing a Snow White song. 🙂

rose
rose

Caleb…some good and entertaining ideas.

tony9999
tony9999

LAME….

jaybird369
jaybird369

BOTH GH and KFC…sorry…but I’m more of a Popeye’s Chicken dude…lol.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Well, I thought the old Colonel looked pretty good, his skin nice and smooth and browned, as usual.Mighty tasty, for someone who’s been strutting around the henyard all these years.So nice of him to bring food for Maxi and Lulu.

Steve
Steve

If Lulu had any worth as an “investigative reporter” she’d know the real Colonel died decades ago. Maxie would diss the uniforms KFC has employees wear.

Maxie should give the colonel’s recipe to her parents for use at the Floating Rib

Satan
Satan

Hard to say what the worst part of Friday’s show was…..

It’s a tossup between the extended KFC commercial and Whiny Heiny with the kid who couldn’t act his way out of a wet paper bag.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think we all missed the most important message of all: “Stay Crispy!”

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Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

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Look for Jordi to make his Y&R debut on the Friday, August 17th episode.

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