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GH Sound Off From SOAP BOX: How Does It Look & Sound When Children Read YOUR Comments?

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Daytime favorites, Martha Madison and Lilly Melgar continue to integrate some fun video nuggets into their TradioV weekly online series, Soap Box!

One of the more hilarious ones of late has been taking soap fans comments from posts and message boards around the online soap threads, and giving selected ones to kids to read back on-camera!

In the recently aired General Hospital Sound Off, some of the comments GH fans may have found themselves writing on boards over the last few months themselves were utilized!  Performing them on-camera were: Sofia Melgar, the daughter of Lilly, and her nieces, Jasmine and Samantha!

Now watch the General Hospital Sound Off after the jump and let us know what you thought of it!  Did you get a giggle? Does it make you more aware of what you write when you comment on the soaps?  Share your thoughts below!

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su0000
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su0000

hmmm- — The ”Adult” population of USA estimated to be 216,128,839 million people. And out of that number is around 4,000,000 who watch soaps.. (taking into consideration most watch 2 or more soaps/same watcher) And all who do not watch soaps make fun of soap fans, usually labeling us old and crazy .. And- come to think about it.. when a person watches a show every weekday for 30-40-50 years, well that is a bit out of the nomicy realm; myself included.. not to mention; some soap fans become entwined with fiction and real life because they actually emotionally hate,… Read more »

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

I love and hate soaps…i have a split personality…i live in a soap world…the Hortons, Quartimaines and Newmans are my family but my real family are more like those weirdos on Dark Shadows…i intend to live forever…i will rule the soap world!!!…lol

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t think soaps as we know them…with only four standing…will be around for future generations. Perhaps in some form…maybe they’ll be interactive! (I could see being handcuffed to Nathan…)

davlestev1
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davlestev1

UMMM..is she setting her daughter and nieces up for auditions down the road. Halfway through I turned it off because one of them you couldn’t understand and all that neck twisting made me go take an ibuprofen…Parody…NOT…Funny..I guess if you are their immediate family members who tend to find everything a kid does as hilarious.

su0000
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su0000

LOL!!
I thought I was the only one that could not understand a word they were saying..
There should of been closed captions !!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

ditto!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I get the point, but honestly you could give children Shakespeare to read and tell them to use a mocking tone and mannerism, he too would come off across as immature and petty. Yes, some fans take it far too serious and some need a refresher course in good manners, but at the end of the day, all the people working in soaps need their fans to keep them on the air– so poking fun of them and their comments seems to be cutting off your nose to spite your face. Because the people they are sending up will not… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

* that should read condescending

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m with ya, Mary SF! (I always wonder if soap actors condescend to soap fans in general. To them it’s a job…but they “kiss up” because it’s part of the game.) Okay…LOL…I was going to stop there but I have to say it. When I see actors…from any genre…”talk” to the fans on Twitter…and then going on Kickstarter to raise funds for their newest project…drives me nuts! Similarly when people spend a lot of money to go to one of the…man!…I don’t even know what they’re called. Events? To meet them…Yeah, that’d be interesting…if they were free. Sorry, but I… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

@rebecca absolutely love your post nice to know someone else feels this way.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

for anyone who doesn’t know what kickstarter is (in reference to my post above)…should read: try to raise money on kickstarter (by appealing to their fans) to fund their newest project…

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hi Rebecca,

Rebecca…Nathan, huh??? Girlfriend…RIGHT ON!!!!! Nathan=EXCELLENT CHOICE!!!!! Me personally??? I wouldn’t mind being handcuffed to Julian…HELL YEAH, BABY!!!!! To me, me being handcuffed to Julian would TRULY ROCK!!!!! I think that Julian is so RUGGEDLY F-I-N-E AS HELL!!!!! Yep.

Take care, Rebecca. XOXOXOXOXO

Timmm
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Timmm

Let these little darlings read peoples Tweets. Who looks silly now?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thanks, k/kay!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

jaybird369…there are a lot of “excellent choices!” makes “caring” so much nicer! 😉

boes
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boes

What was the purpose of this? I’ve read far more outrageous things than what the kids recited just on this board. Most of what the kids read sounded fairly sensible to me.

Oh well, I’m sure that at least the kids had fun.

Dan
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Dan

Lol, that’s a great point. Get those kids to read some of the posts that people make in the comment section of this site, if you really want some laughs.

harry
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harry

One of the funniest comments I ever read on a soap forum was when a viewer wrote,”Drucilla Winters is a loose cannibal.”
There’s nothing worse than a cannibal with loose morals, I tell ya!
There are some really hilarious comments out there, albeit some of them aren’t intentionally funny.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree. What was the point? I love my soaps. I tend to get carried away critiquing the characters…not criticizing, there’s a difference. So, if getting too involved labels me as crazy by those who consider themselves as being the norm, sobeit. I really don’t care. I have been home, doing nothing for health reasons. So, I became even more involved in my soaps than before. It has not gotten out of hand…. Mary, I do not quite grasp what you are trying to say. That we should have no opinion? Isn’t that the reason for these sites? If I… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Well–
I was peed-off that they did read any of my great works !! aha haaa!! 🙂

su0000
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su0000

”didn’t”

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Su, funny & cute. But, yeah, you’re right…lol.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

CeeCee– I was referring to what Mr.Fairman wrote at the end of his article, asking whether watching this video would make me think twice about what I post, the implication being what they are sending up in this video, is not us having opinions, but the way sometimes we expressed those opinions. The use of children seem to imply the soap fans are sometimes childish. I was disagreeing with the implication, but agreeing, that yes, soap fans, including myself could have at times stated our opinions in more reasonable mature manner, been more respectful, but the comments these girls were… Read more »

harry
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harry

Did anyone notice that the girl in pink looked a lot like Robin Scorpio did at age seven?

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

FUNNY…MORE! MORE! MORE!…they shouldve used soap child actors but those kids did a good job…remember some of those comments…glad they didnt read some hateful and hurtful replies iv recieved…lol…we viewers do sometimes forget…i know i got a good memory for some things but i do occasionally forget…now what was the topic…kidding…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Aww, jimh. Don’t let hurtful posters get to you. I’m pretty sensitive myself. Just remember, these people do not mean anything IN YOUR LIFE……you do not know them. Some people just get their juice being angry and spiteful. I like you, doesn’t that mean anything?…..LOL.

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

CeeCee it means a lot…just dont tell your husband…kidding…lol

su0000
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su0000

Well, jimh..
I was greatly disappointed that one of my ”Kill-off Saron” get rid of the Mall Princes she is horribly irritating etc etc etc was not mentioned 🙁 ….aaha!.

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

Su you make me laugh sometimes…i wish they had read some of yours…especially when Harry and you are commenting with each other…you two would make a great soap comedy team…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

To me, these characters are part of me. I met some of them and I can separate them from their character. I like the drama. We can ALL be thankful that 90 percent of this stuff doesnt happen to us. I’m not big on Twitter or Facebook. I think its a waste and doesnt interest me BUT I dont poke fun at those who obsess over the two. They are entertained by what is going on. Same with my soaps, it entertains me PLUS I enjoy talking to fans like the ones on this site. For those who roll their… Read more »

harry
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harry

Well said, Timm.
I have been a closeted soap watcher for over 30 years but I bet my friends and associates are doing worse things……like writing Haiku at the local Starbucks while wearing a red beret and large dark sunglasses.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thanks for the warning Harry, I’ll stay out of Starbucks!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

As yourself, Timmm. I’m not on Facebook…nor do I tweet. Besides being a waste of time and infantile, it is also dangerous stuff. JMO.
Kudos, Timmm. I love the way you think.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thanks CeeCee. It seems like were on the same page. Cool.

Shay
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Shay

Me three, CeeCee (and Timmm….) I don’t do Twitter or Facebook either. I do occasionally read others’ public Tweets or Facebook pages, but I would never surrender my privacy to post what often seems to be nothing more than exercises in ego self-gratification. I have no problem with using these social platforms for business/promotional purposes, but for the average citizen to just put out all out their personal information in a cyber world free-for-all has always struck me as highly odd and foolhardy…even though I have sometimes been sorely tempted to relent on my misgivings when I’ve received a friend… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

ohhhhhhhhhh…I must disagree again! I LOVE Facebook! Don’t tweet too much…i think I sent out about six in total…one to an actor I adore who sent back a very nice (albeit impersonal) response. as for Facebook, I think it is one of THE most wonderful…astounding, engaging, social networking sites…I have found friends who I haven’t seen since public school! (That might not be such a big deal if you’re 20-something but to us more “mature” peeps…it’s like finding a needle in a haystack!) Seriously, I have reconnected with said childhood friends, co-workers I lost touch with, ex’s who I’m still… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Rebecca…LOL….to each his/her own. I have had a leisurely time these past few months. However, that is typically not my life. I am very busy…a baby and a five-year old who thinks he knows better than I. I say the grass is green; he says it’s red…just to see my reaction…..get the picture?
My balance…my rock, is my husband …and my mom…she’s always there for me…appears like magic…LOL.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

oh my ga…CeeCee…I just reread what you wrote about FB being “infantile” and “dangerous.” I don’t even know what to say about that other than you’re a tad misguided. Facebook is neither. Twitter? The only problem “I” see with twitter…which I don’t participate in other than peek in occasionally to see what an actor or musician I like has tweeted about some political or social happening… but Facebook? It’s sooooo not anything like what you think! Why would you call a site where people chat with family/friends, etc infantile and dangerous? Anything online can be “dangerous” if you give out… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

A few of my responses re Facebook got “edited out” but two things:

I didn’t finish my thought regarding Twitter: I resent Twitter to a degree because for many it’s just a marketing tool…under the guise of befriending fans/followers, etc. If it were openly acknowledged…I’d have less of a problem with it.

CeeCee…one of m cut replies expressed the fact that many of us lead busy lives…we still get on FB. One doesn’t preclude the other….

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Despite the humorous tone and delivery, many valid comments regarding GH were aired. And I suspect the person who compiled these comments intentionally left out the stronger criticisms.

SpixieFan
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SpixieFan

Some of the posts between the JaSammers and the.. Liasonites..(?) .. are both SCARY and HALARIOUS lol… I don’t think I’d want chiildren reading those, but I have thought that Jimmy Kimmel should do a version of “celebrity hate tweets” but with the JaSam Liason wars….. have Kelly and Rebecca come on and read posts from different sites…… (the ones about the characters not the actresses lol)….my first experience with a soap message board was about 4 years ago and I couldn’t believe the heat in the JaSam Liason wars, wow lol

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