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GH's Ingo Rademacher Clarifies Controversial Tweet: "One Hospital To Kill"!

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Ingo Rademacher wraps up his current visit to General Hospital as Jasper Jacks next week on September 26th, but a show source has hinted that the popular leading men may be coming back to Port Charles for more visits down the road!

In the meantime, in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, the actor had the opportunity to clear the air in regards to his controversial tweet that he put out in January, when it was announced that then One Life to Live’s Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati were moving over to General Hospital as executive producer and head writer, respectively.

In the tweet, Rademacher seemed to also take to task the handful of actors that were also coming with Cartini to Port Charles.  The tweet in question read, “It seems like the new show should be called, “One Hospital To Kill” Oops to late … I tweeted that.  I’ll take the blame.  Just kidding 🙂 Not.”

Rademacher now tells SOD what he meant by his words: “It was a more of a go at the network because they were killing everything.  I was sitting there one day thinking, this would be appropriate for what they’re doing.  That’s what it seemed like.   Now they did a lot of firing.  It was way overdue for a change there.  So my new name now for the show is ONE HOSPITAL YOU CAN’T KILL.   I think they’re realizing that those talk shows and cooking shows and stuff, it’s just too many of them right now.  You had The Revolution and The Chew and they’re both the same almost.”

“There’s a lot of soap opera fans out there and you really notice it when you get around the country. Everywhere you go people watch the show.  It would be a real shame if they got rid of them altogether.  Maybe people will get more into it now because there aren’t as many choices.  Hopefully, it will pick up more viewers.”

So soapers, what do you think about Ingo’s clarification?  Do you agree?  Would you like to see Ingo back on GH more often? Weigh-in!

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Rosanne Accardi
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Rosanne Accardi

I love Ingo– i hope he comes back to GH for good– anything he says is A-OK with me because I know he truly enjoys his time acting on GH and he appreciates his fans !!

Ces
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Ces

ditto!

robyn
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robyn

I’d love for Jax to once again be a permanent character on GH. Ingo’s a great actor, and the show hasn’t been the same for me since he left.

Franny Wright
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Franny Wright

Ingo’s clarification of the tweet he made in January makes sense. In light of AMC & OLTL being cancelled, it was easy to assume that GH could be next on the chopping block. Fortunately that does not appear to be the case right now–GH is on fire & ABC seems to be taking notice & standing by the show….if only they could have done the same w/ their other soaps! I’ve enjoyed watching Ingo’s return as Jax & will be sad to see him go next week. I hope he will be making more frequent visits to Port Charles!!

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Bring him back – bring Melissa Archer to GH, make GH 90 minutes to 2 hrs and combine OLTL with it. Get rid of the Chew and/or Katie Couric!

Nancy
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Nancy

I like that idea!

susan M.
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susan M.

I like your suggestion..IDEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That would be nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rodd
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Rodd

As much as I’d love to see some sort of combo soap so fans have some of their favorite characters back on screne, going to a longer-than-60-minute-format would kill the ratings; thus, the show. They tried 90 minutes with ANOTHER WORLD when they wanted to spin off TEXAS and it help to kill the show. It never recovered. I don’t want to see that happen to GH.

I would definitely go for a new soap with a combo of characters from cancelled soaps on it.

James
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James

Not sure if I believe his spin on that one hmmmm. But I love Ingo. He belongs on the GH canvas.

Remedy
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Remedy

Yes! He should have stayed! In fact he should have never left! He has chemistry with everyone alot of energy and not bad to look at! Can’t blame him for the bash at OLTL crew taking over cause everyone reacted the same way. Now I think it has died down a bit and people are getting used to the EP and HW by looks of the rating and behind the scenes actors say its alot better enviroment to work in then previous. But I satnd by my opinion that along with getting rid of JFP and Guza that Sonny and… Read more »

susan
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susan

sorry remedy i love sonny and jason and can take or leave carly but she is a
main part of gh, so like any other soap u have the good ones and bad ones

but getting rid of sonny would be a bad move for gh

i love maurice aka sonny 100%

and hope Ingo gets to stay or come back

Remedy
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Remedy

They are not the main part of GH. They are the main cause why Gh lost so many viewers imo. Lets give it a try I say let MB go along with LW with the door open for a return lets see if GH survives. I say it will.

SARAH
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SARAH

REMEDY SORRY BUT I DO NOT THINK MB AND LW WILL BE GOING ANYWHERE MAYBE GH DID LOSE VIEWERS BUT MB HAS A HUGE
FAN FOLLOWING AS STEVE BURTON SO I DO NOT SEE THAT H APPENING, BUT I GUESS WE WILL SEE WONT WE?

Aurora
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Aurora

#OLTL still rocks!!

Nancy
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Nancy

I agree. They should never have cancelled OLTL

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I thought at the time it was a very classless move. Way to backpedal, Ingo. That said, I really like his portrayal of Jax and hope he returns. Soon. He has a lot of chemistry with the cast and he is certainly easy on the eyes. Welcome back Jax!

sandee
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sandee

Yes yes and yes.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

I think Ingo said what he meant the FIRST time around, and that BLUMBLISH he came up with to JUSTIFY it, just don’t make sense. ” One hospital you can’t kill”. Sometimes people need to own up to what they say and believe.

TnT 2.0 Forever
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TnT 2.0 Forever

True, he should just own up to what he said and how he truly feels but I guess he doesn’t want to upset his bosses Carlivati and Valentini or their fans. Everyone seems to think that those two are the best thing ever to happen to soaps. If they truly are the best that soaps have to offer, I will have to stick to watching primetime TV. Thanks but no thanks, rapemance and character-assassinating duo Carlivati and Valentini.

susan M.
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susan M.

Good point….

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I think he did own up to it. Guess we just take what he said differently, and that’s okay.

Bethy
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Bethy

Frankly, I don’t give a darn.

Christine
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Christine

I like Ingo, as an actor and person, though I just don’t understand how one can legally name their child “Peanut.” Anyway, not my child, not my business. However, I think he is backpedaling with his new statement. At the end of the day, who cares?

I was glad to see him back and I do hope he comes back more often. He still has the chemistry with Laura Wright, that is for sure.

Elhu
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Elhu

I also like Ingo and want to see him on the GH canvas more, but I must admit, that I do not really buy the reasoning he recently gave for his January tweet. I think that he was bitter with his being let go, and the new regime bringing in some of their OLTL characters, but now that he has been brought back to GH, he is backtracking a bit. I remember his comments quit well, as I was a bit taken back by them when I first read them, because I did not see Ingo making bitter remarks like… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

I would love to see more of Jax but only with a good, well written storyline. His frustration seems to be in line with what the fans were feeling at the time as well. Things have DRASTICALLY improved on GH since Frank & Ron took over.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

At least he knows that soaps are wanted not reality or cooking shows. I agree with others. After the rights are figured out I hope to see AMC and OLTL characters on GH.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

does it really matter? I love IR as Jax

heidi
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heidi

It’s an ok explanation. I just want him back and have him compete with Todd for Carly! I like CarJax! I am intriqued with a daliance between Carly and Todd to get her back with Jax. Getting really tired of Carly and Johnny!

susan M.
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susan M.

How about Carly & Todd ?????????

Remedy
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Remedy

No. As friends maybe but thats a stretch as well. Unless RC wants to rewrite RHTodd character. If that is the case he might as well left TSJ in the role.

dg
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dg

He was right on the money. But I can do without his character especially in reoccuring roles. The Guza regime watered down his character and basically made him a sacrifice to Sonny. He has no story and when he reappears he just rehashes what was done before. Thats boring. I miss his days as a corporate raider. If he were written in a strong business story that would work but this temporary back and forth between Carly and Sonny is beating a dead horse. Time for GH to move on. If he cant come back for an extended stay with… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Why do you still watch GH then?

Remedy
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Remedy

Micheal Malone created the charcter Todd Manning and is a OLTL writer. Frank V was going to follow OLTL with PP online when he was offere the EP of GH at the same time tells you how much he wanted to inherit the mess left after Guza and JFP left. He is doing the best he can to pull GH out of that hole. I used to wwatch GH then I had to tuned out cause GH just plain sucked. Guza and JFP ruined character like Brenda and Jax sacrificed vets like Tony, Bobbie, Laura Scotty Lucy Alan and AJ… Read more »

susan
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susan

well personlally i love sonny and jason no matter who is at the helm have watched maurice benard for 22 ys and steve burton the same not missed one day even watch it again on soapnet and dvr it also so you have to support the soap gh if u want it to remain on the air tony, bobbie, scotty ( who has returned a few times) boring storylinge lucy gone, alan and aj okay i guess do wish bobbie would return for luke and lulu as well as laura but things change story lines change and i guess maurice… Read more »

Remedy
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Remedy

I respect your opinion but I still feel that they can still go and GH will survive. In fact I think it will continue to get better. The ones I mentioned are just a few that were let go Bobbie/Jackie was rudely dimissed btw. All to give those three more airtime and turn GH into the “godfather” tv series as MB as a Al Pacino. They are overexposed and they have rehashed mob s/ls to death=Boring! That is way it almost tanked in fact it was in last place! Ratings = Viewing and GH wasn’t being viewed with that trio.… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

How about Carly & Todd ????????? Reply Remedy replied September 22nd, 2012 at 7:43 am No. As friends maybe but thats a stretch as well. Unless RC wants to rewrite RHTodd character. If that is the case he might as well left TSJ in the role. ——————————————————————————————————————-I don’t follow you. I’m not agreeing or disagreeing, I just DON’T follow you. What do you mean by ” Unless RC wants to rewrite RHTodd character “, AND….. ” If that is the case he might as well left TSJ in the role. ” I just want to understand what U mean by… Read more »

Remedy
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Remedy

1loveabcsoaps….There is alot of history here with both of these characters/actors and how they played Todd. I asume U watched OLTL and the character of Todd fromthe beginning 1993 that Rogers Todd is a rapist. Not only did he lead the gang rape on Marty but he tried again and that where he got his scar from Luna. Then he terrorized Nora blaming her for sending him to jail for the rape. Its is known behind the scenes that Roger was very uncomfrontable with turning his character into a romantic lead or a “good guy” because fans on the streey… Read more »

dg
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dg

I get what you’re saying and these are some very astute observations. But to me they are prime examples of why I dont like Cartini. They always attempt to revisit history with the intent of respinning it. That is ambitious, but its also dangerous in a medium where fans watch these stories for decades. It can work but it has to be done with care, thought and respect. To me Cartini always do it to create sensational stories but they dont take the proper care to not insult the audience that watched the original story. In the final analysis of… Read more »

boes
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boes

What you all said. Maybe Ingo meant what so many thought he did when he tweeted it in January, but I would think that he definitely means what he says now.
Tweeting your instant thoughts can get a bit dicey at times.

Whatever, the past is that past, and I’d love to see him back on GH full time and in a great storyline. The guy has talent and the character is just as good.

Jan
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Jan

Thought he was mad at OLTL people coming aboard saying that.
Thats how it comes across to me.

m bridges
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m bridges

I agree with Ingo and want to see him back on GH.

Grace
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Grace

I had the ultimate pleasure of meeting Ingo at one of his last fan events in NY back in October 2011. Yes, we would all love to have ‘Jax’ back on the canvas full time, myself included. He has been my favorite guy since ‘Lois’ burst open his office doors and he was standing there playing that arcade game where he was shooting at the ducks! With that said…. when Ingo was talking to us about his leaving the show, selling the LA home and moving full time to Hawaii with the family, he was beyond thrilled. His heart is… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

He meant what he said and although I do like Jasper Jax, I do not like him. He had no idea what he was getting when he made that comment and the show is the best on ABC or any other network for that matter. Y&R is in the toilet and I just cannot hardly wait every day to see my show. Love it.

Suzy
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Suzy

Hell yeah we want Ingo! With Steve leaving we need him! Easy on the eyes. Jax and Carly should get back together. Sorry Johnny!!

Katrina
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Katrina

I would love to see Jax come back to GH full time! He and Carly make a great couple! Tired of seeing Carly with Johnny. Would be great to see Jax fight for Carly and his marriage!

Sassy
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Sassy

I Love, Love Ingo and enjoyed his visit tremendously. Actually, I love ll GH Australians. And I didn’t care what Ingo tweeted in Jan, That was old. I hope he come back again, and again but now, I hope they bring back the original Aussie Tristan Rogers. How come everybody visit has been longer than his? He was only around for 4 freaking days, And Robert Scorpio is legendary and led GH through out the 80s when Luke/.Laura had left the building. It’s time to bring him back and for a long stay.

Remedy
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Remedy

Agree Robert Scorpio is Legendary he needs to come back and fight for Anna especially now that the original Duke is back and has Robin!

Shirley Miller
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Shirley Miller

I certainly love Ingo/Jax on Gen Hospital and would be open to his returning to Port Charles whenever the soap looks like he is needed. Would love to see him and Carly reunited. I love Johnny but think he should be with someone else – maybe one of the new nurses. Also find Jax and Sonny’s ongoing “feuds and dislikes” very interesting.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

If his character was as sassy as he is in real life, the show would be much better off.

Bring on the sassiness.

aria
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aria

i believe him, and he totally needs to return, those oltl guy got nothing on him.

Linda Dowell
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Linda Dowell

Yes, it’s wrong that he’s not on GH all of the time rather than “visits.” He’s just one of the people of Port Charles – and having him gone is wrong on lots of levels. They’ve made huge improvements with the show – adding him as a ‘keeper’ again would be appropriate and another right action to take.

Patrick
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Patrick

Ingo is off-the-charts smoldering…. I agree with above posts… he has a lot of good energy. That classic leading man stats. So natural, with Carly. I love them. GH… you need to re-hire Jax… full-time.

lizzing
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lizzing

Yes bring him back and put him and carly back together,LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! re-hire Ingo Rademcher.

lizzing
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lizzing

Re- hire Ingo Rademacher missing the a

Lee
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Lee

I adore Ingo and his character Jax is why I have watched GH for so long. I want Jax back on GH. He is needed. Not as a door mat for Carly but the character that I fell in love with. The charming, loving, best man on the show character. The strong corporate raider, business man that loves his family more than anything. GH needs this kind of character. Jax/Ingo should have never been off of GH. Happily I think the new regime has finally seen that Jax is needed.

Matt
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Matt

Love Jax but Ingo seems to be doing a bit of backpedaling after biting the hand that feeds.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I have NO problem with what he said 10 months ago. It IS what many people were thinking.
Love Ingo, Love Jax, Love GH. Want them all to stay! 🙂

Tiffany
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Tiffany

Hell yeah I agree. That is what ABC has done, they have left “One hospital to kill”. I totally get what he said, he is right and ABC sucks. Aside from GH I watch Fox now!

susan
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susan

i agree tiffany ABC sucks only watch GH no prime time shows at all but will watch kelly aka sam on dwts until she gets booted offf but all the dwts need remember she was the 1st winner of the 1st season and abc never points that out i guess cause she is on a soap opera all they support is the athletes and the olympic or gold medal winners which is fine but you would thinkbut they would support her being on a ABC show and the 1st time winner dont you think? but i guess soap opera are… Read more »

Wendy
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Wendy

Sometimes people say things they don’t mean out of hurt and anger. We’re only human and we make mistakes. I certainly won’t hold it against him.
It’s clear that he loves GH and its fans and he seems to love playing Jax. That’s all I need to know 🙂

andrea
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andrea

Sign him to a contract.He makes Carly way more likable. With Steve Burton leaving there will be a huge void on the show

Bethy
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Bethy

I really enjoyed Ingo’s recent return and I would very much like to see him back on the GH canvas for good.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Calling Barbara T out in cyber space…..

Calling Barbara T out in Cyber space…..

Hope you are ok.

Vicki
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Vicki

I think that his appearance was too short , if it were not for the re-mix they have a created, we may not have any soaps, and the storylines are now where you do not want to miss a day.

rose
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rose

Bring Jax back full-time. But let him be more like the “old” Jax, cocky, funny, adventurous, great businessman, as well as a loyal family guy. Plus, there is going to have to be a new, major family dynasty since the Quartermaines are falling on hard times. I like him with Carly way better than Johnny. The Johnny/Carly matchup never did it for me unless Johnny is designated “cougar” bait on GH.

karen
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karen

YES, I would love to see Jax on the show full time but at least half time . he is one reason I watch the show. Love the new stories but it needs Jax and Carly.

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