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Is Richard Simmons Returning To General Hospital For The Nurses' Ball?

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80’s exercise guru Richard Simmons just may be headed back to General Hospital for the 50th Anniversary celebration as part of the Nurses’ Ball.  Will Simmons get all the attendees on their feet and lead them in a makeshift aerobics class?

Today, Richard posted to his facebook page and image of himself wearing a very special purple warm-up jacket with a statement that teases, “I’m sending you a big smile. I have a secret and you’ll know soon.”

As long time GH fans know, Simmons would lead the hospital staffers and the town of Port Charles in some aerobic classes to blow of steam and to lose some weight and stay in shape! Of course, there were many scenes between the women in the class, that were bitchy or funny!

Watch this retro GH clip after the jump from 1982 when Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) leads an aerobics class for her friends with the help of Simmons!

What a blast from the past this would be if Simmons participates in the big anniversary bash! What do you think of Simmons relating he may be back for the Nurses’ Ball?

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jenny
jenny

Check out Lesley LOL! Get down you sexy thing LOL

Oh and I spy Claudia-btw how about asking her and her hubby Brian back?

pattie117RaeRae
pattie117RaeRae

I met RS a few times back in the 90’s. He was a always a nice guy. I’d love to see him back for the Nurses Ball!

aria
aria

this scene is a trip, wow, everyone from tiffany, lesley, audrey,heather anne logan, ruby, audrey wow wow wow. and susan moore, this is a classic scene for sure.

ces
ces

Great scene!! I actually remember this. Frightening. lol.. 🙂

louisa
louisa

YES! Perfect. It’s not the 80’s without Richard Simmons.

jim
jim

Richard and any GH vet would be warmly welcome back for the shows 50th. Its like a family reunion and it woulnt feel like a reunion without any of them. Hope those who are there talk about those, with flashbacks, who unfortunately couldnt be there and those who are no longer with us. Any reunion i attend is usually like that. How many i miss. I also miss nurses in those white uniforms. Today i can barely tell a nurse apart from a lab techician or even a patient. Anne, Leslie, CLaudia, Brian, Joe, Tiffany, Sean, Jeff, Terri(Jeffs sis)Rose, and as far back as Angie Costello from 1963, ect. would be nice to see on the shows 50th. And i dont feel thats asking too much. Also all the women looked fit in the video. How come the men werent included, there health shouldve been important too. Whatever happen to Heathers mom Alice Grant? I miss Lukes and Bobbis late Aunt Ruby and had always hoped she had turned out to be their biological mother.

jim
jim

I also wish Susan or even Diana could come back as ghosts to haunt Heather. And I wish they could bring back the two actresses who played Heather b4 Robin M. and have current Heather in mental hospital with each of them as patients claiming to be the real Heather Webber.

David Larsson
David Larsson

That would be AMAZING! Lets do it!

MK
MK

Alice died of a heart attack in 1983. But the actress is alive. Angie Costello came back for the 30th and shared memories with Steve about him and Jessie. (That was the only mention of Jessie’s death).

jim
jim

I 4got Alice died, and now thst you mentioned it i remember Angies visit during the 30th. I did tune in 4 that episode. Thanks for the reminder.

Phyllis
Phyllis

Of course he is returning! That guy can’t keep a secret.

Tristan
Tristan

What a GREAT blast from the past!!! So fun. Love seeing all the gals from the early 80s.

RobbyK
RobbyK

Thanks for posting this great clip! I wanted to watch the next episode! Can someone remind me as to the history of the characters of Alice and Dan? It’s been awhile.-Thanks!

Mare
Mare

Alice Grant was Rick & Lesley’s housekeeper. She was also the mother of GH’s very own current day psycho – Heather Grant-Baker-Webber. Alice died of an aneurism in 1983. Dan Rooney was the hospital administrator. Mr. practical. One of those supporting roles that grounded the show to a certain level of reality. LOL. He had romantic involvements with nurse Jessie Brewer & Ruby Anderson. Not sure when he left the show. As for watching the episode that follows this one: You can visit my YT channel for the next group of footage I have, but just forewarning, most of my material is edited to the Webbers. I do have some full episodes, and there are many other posters in youtube land who cover their favorites from the golden years. Here’s the link to the clip that follows this one on my channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik9W6aAIKHo&list=PL52F0C2512D5EA6C8&index=55
Enjoy! 🙂

GB
GB

see charleson and zeman (that was her, right?) before surgery is both revealing and sad.

David Larsson
David Larsson

Charleson still looks good, in my opinion.

ces
ces

yeah, um they both really did a number on their faces.

Mare
Mare

WOW! I feel honored! This is actually my video that I posted on YT… I think it would be great to see Richard Simmons come back and help Lucy & Sabrina with the nurses ball 2013. Richard & Lynn Herring together would be a hoot. Now – the BIG question is… WHY hasn’t Denise Alexander (Lesley Webber) been announced as a returnee??? After Rachael Ames (Audrey Hardy), Denise holds the record for tenure on the show in a reoccurring role – 40 years people!!! Laura’s back — trying to decide which X-hubby to choose, and LuLu’s having a baby (sort of)… There’s no way that Grandma wouldn’t show up and put her two cents into the mix. I stopped watching GH cold turkey.. 29 yrs ago when they killed Lesley off with little regard, and only recently started watching again on line. I hope the writers & producers don’t disappoint by leaving Denise out of this full circle celebration. It would be so WRONG!

su0000
su0000

Perhaps Denise was asked.. Not all want to or can return 🙂

Mare
Mare

Agree… Life situations can cause a previous cast member to decline gracefully. I respect that. Buy Denise has done mutiple radio interviews over the past several weeks for her current role in the web series “The Inn” and she has come right out and said that she would love ot be a part of the reunion but had not yet been approached…

ethel
ethel

OMG! this brought back so many memories!

heidi
heidi

What fun… thanks Michael!!! So great to see some of those ladies from the past. It would be fun to RS back for a cameo.

lisa
lisa

Richard was part of the GH fabric – it’s only fitting that he should make an appearance.

David Larsson
David Larsson

Why they didn’t bring back Susan Brown is beyond me.

Mare
Mare

YUP.. Agree! Another long-time vet that was on forever!!

susan M.
susan M.

Nice clip! Good to see Audry , Dr.Hardy, Ruby,Leslie… Richard looks thinner now & not
so full in the face.

k/kay
k/kay

Mr. Simmons looks ill here awfully thin almot too thin. Back in the 90’s I owned a business in a shopping mall and he was there doing his exercise thing he seemed to be very sincere helping people with weight problems. Holding some kinda of convention in the middle of our mall I just remember looking out the door of the shop trying to figure out what all the fuss was about. He did pull in the crowds.

Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson

Ummmm … Keep Richard … bring back Lesley!

Christy
Christy

oh *squeal* te he he

Michael, sometimes I think the PTB read my comments – I was saying Richard Simmons coming back would be so fun!

Barbara t loves One life to live
Barbara t loves One life to live

Yes, that would be so nice to see him doing his thing in the halls of General Hospital again, It would be fun.

Tracy
Tracy

It’s great to see them recognize Richard for the 50th, but I too heard the interviews as of a couple of weeks ago Denise hadn’t been asked!!! Are you kidding me? The show was a hair’s breath of being canceled in ’79 and Gloria Monty is rightfully given credit for changing the look of daytime TV, BUT it was the break up of Rick and Lesley and Alan and Monica that brought it to number 1, BEFORE the pairing of Luke and Laura. For her tenure at GH as well as Days of Our Lives and Another World for that matter, Denise Alexander repeatedly won the top ten in popularity polls for the soap mags of the day and the audience overwhelmingly wanted Rick and Lesley back together. To not ask a soap legend back for the 50th anniversary would be such a travesty!

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At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

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Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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In a tweet, Dominic shared: “So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come ..”

Zamprogna actually had taped his final scenes last month in May.

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Benard posted a touching photo from on set of himself and Zamprogna on his Instagram account stating: “Always very sad for me when great actors and great friends leave the show Dom was definitely at the top of that list was always looking forward to working with him didn’t happen enough.”

Dominic’s on-screen lady love Emme Rylan (Lulu) shared these thoughts on Twitter:  “I am utterly heartbroken to see you go but also very excited to watch what is coming next for you. I believe in you! Go get em!”

So, are you sad to hear that Dominic has left GH?  What do you think will happen to the character of Dante? Share your thoughts on his departure in the comment section below.

 

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