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Jimmy Fallon Has Fun With GH Milking Character Reactions During Baby Connie Custody Hearing!

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In a hilarious few minutes of Jimmy Fallon’s opening monologue on last night’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the host began a comedy bit by saying how upset he was over the online cancellation of All My Children the other week, and so he is now looking for a new soap opera to watch, but also how much he loves his General Hospital! Fallon then says that even on GH, they milk people’s reaction to big news and then launches into a clip from baby Connie’s custody hearing when Maxie is on the stand and Alexis brings up that she was a murderer!

And what ensued was the facial expressions and reactions, one after the other, of the characters in the courtroom without speaking, with the help of some clever editing!  Watch the reactions of Port Charles citizens: Lulu, Alexis, Maxie, Felicia, Spinelli and more! Three of our favorites were Franco and Carly, and Dante!

This was a very fun way for a late night show to pay homage to the soaps, and GH, and to take a look at one of the staples of soapdom  … those lingering prolonged looks and reaction shots!  Watch the Jimmy Fallon monologue that contains the GH courtroom custody drama after the jump at about 1:19 minutes into it! And then let us know, whose reaction gave you the best chuckle?

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Funny! …for me it was Francos who was the best! This was also great publicity for GH!

yes!!!
Franco and Carly, and Dante! were the best!!
wow they can act!!!

They made me laugh…they were very good!!!

Franco is the best… lol…the bandages, the look, the backward look, the quizzical forehead! Hah!

that whole video was HILARIOUS!!

LOVE Jimmy Fallon>) great PR for GH….

Love it 🙂

My favorite was Carly’s then maybe followed by Franco’s. I didn’t really realize just how funny it looked when I was watching it lol.

yahhh!
goes to show how great and awesome the GH actors are, they bring it home every time!!!!!!
That was like a silent movie lol ..

That was funny especially since Franco/Carly wasn’t even there. LOL!

That was fantastic, & great publicity!!! Thank you Jimmy Fallon!

He just won me over I’m gonna have to watch him more often!! Thanks 4 giving our GH that plug!!!!

Love it!!!!!!! They were all great but Franco’s was the best 🙂

Franco..he’s the best, he cracks me up! Dante was pretty good too at the end.

hilarious!

Franco and Carly were intense!!! LOL!

Funny… but still makes me wonder, if so many people are saying they are fans of the soaps, why is ABC not listening?

Carly and Franco weren’t even in that courtroom scene.

too funny!!!!
Thanks for sharing Michael

the only reason gh had sucess and huge rating is because the actors from oltl ,without them they were in Pit Coasters, these 3 will ever be todd ,star and jihn and not the crap abc made them.

Nonsense ……

hahahahahaha, i laugh at you cause your a fool!

LOL!!! Franco & Carly for sure. Fallon rocks! Nice to have a mention on late night for GH! 🙂

Felicia was pretty dramatically funny, too…the lip curl and face hurl 🙂

Missed opportunity… I would have made it even longer. We had the Maxie/Lulu court case one episode, and the AJ/Connie murder case the day after. They could have used courtroom staring from AJ, Monica, Michael, Kiki, Liz (who also testified against Maxie earlier, and came back for the AJ trial to testify against him), Diane appeared at both trials, Sonny appeared at both, Scott Baldwin…. Plenty of opportunity to stretch it out!

Can’t stand Jimmy Fallon and the bit wasn’t all that funny.
The saxophone was soooo lame and he laughs way too much at his own “jokes,” if you can call them that. I mean, Leno is lame too, but this guy will take the Tonight show off the air for good once he’s in charge.

Pure soap………I love it……….and the fact that he mentioned AMC too…….thanks Jimmy!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Finn Tells Violet That Gregory Passed, While Elizabeth Sees He Has Been Drinking

The raw emotions continued on the Wednesday, May 22nd episode of General Hospital as Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase (Josh Swickard) try to come to grips with the death of their father, Gregory (Gregory Harrison).

In story, Gregory passed away in his sleep and his battle with ALS came to its conclusion. In the pick-up, Finn now has to tell his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love) that her grandfather had passed when she returned home from school.

Gingerly, Finn does his best to explain to Violet what happened. Finn tells her that her grandfather’s heart stopped beating, and he wasn’t in pain. Violet bursts into tears saying that she wants Grandpa to still be here and runs into his room calling out for him. Then, in very touching scenes, Finn follows Violet. She asks her dad where her Grandpa is. Finn explains the paramedics took him away. She cries that she didn’t get the chance to even say goodbye.

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Next, Finn hugs Violet and tells his little girl that life is so beautiful, but sometimes it’s unfair. He carries Violet back to the living room, but passes by the bottle of booze. He sits her down on the couch and tells her there will be a funeral in a few days so they will get to say goodbye to Grandpa together. When Violet asks where her Grandpa is now, Finn says he is in heaven.

Later, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) shows up and hugs Violet and Finn. She can see right away that Finn has been drinking, especially after eyeing the glass, and the bottle on the counter. Getting Violet out of the room for a moment, Liz tells Finn she can’t even imagine the pain he must be in right now. So, he should go to a meeting and Violet will come home with her for the night.

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Finn puts his foot down that Violet will stay with him. He just watched two total stranger, the paramedics, take his dad away. He says he took one drink to ease his pain. Finn stands up to Liz and says he thinks given the circumstances he has a right to do whatever it takes to get through the day. Next, Liz says she can’t stop him, but she will not have him get drunk with his daughter in the apartment, and so, she is taking Violet with her.

Elsewhere, Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) decide at the airport to head back to the Quartermaines, and not take off for their honeymoon, since Gregory died. When they show up at the Q’s, Chase says he wants to be with his brother, but he is giving him time to tell Violet. Next, the newlyweds are greeted by Ned (Wally Kurth) and Lois (Rena Sofer). They tell the two the truth, leaving everyone stunned or in tears. Chase heads out to find Tracy.

Meanwhile, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is holding on to her good luck charm from Gregory as her reinstatement hearing begins. Little does she know, he has passed away. Alexis finds out she is in a court battle with Fergus Byrne (Lane Davies), the brother of the late Neil Byrne.

So, what did you think of the performances of Jophielle Love and Michael Easton in the touching scenes between Violet and Finn? Will Finn end up on a complete bender? Will his brother Chase show up in time to help him? Comment below.

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Daytime Stands Up/Stand Up to Cancer Live Auction Continues Through May 26; Bid Now on DAYS Set Visit and Video Call with GH Leading Ladies

As announced on last Thursday night’s livestream event Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have A Story, the live auction where you can bid on several soap opera related items is continuing now through this Sunday, May 26th.

Now is the time to get in your online bid in for a good cause to help fund vital cancer research.  Items up for grabs to the highest bidder include: a set visit to Peacock’s Days of our Lives where you can go behind the scenes and meet the cast at Burbank Studios, in Burbank California where the soap opera is taped.

Another main item is a 15-minute call one-one-one video call with three of the leading ladies of General Hospital and all Daytime Emmy winners: Laura Wright (Carly), Cynthia Watros (Nina) and Maura West (Ava).

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In addition, Y&R and ATWT favorite, Colleen Zenk (Jordan, ex-Barbara, respectively) is also offering up a video call to the highest bidder, and so too are Robert Newman (ex-Josh, GL) and Vincent Irizarry (ex-AMC, GL, DAYS, B&B et al).

Want an autographic script from The Young and the Restless, Guiding Light or As the World Turns? They are also three of the items up for bids for a good cause and more.

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Check out the entire auction and place your bids here.

Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer featured live interviews and conversations, musical performances and on-location segments featuring daytimes biggest star who shared their personal journeys with cancer and more.

In case you missed it, you can watch the entire show below.

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Pens Touching Farewell to Gregory Harrison

Following the on-screen death of his on-screen father, Gregory Chase played by Gregory Harrison, longtime soap vet, Michael Easton (Finn, GH) shared his feelings on a touching Instagram post.

Easton summed up getting to know Gregory Harrison, and to play emotional scenes with him for the last three years. In story, Gregory succumbed to ALS, a disease in which there is no cure.

Sharing several photos of himself with Harrison. Easton expressed, “Gregory Harrison. One of the finest actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with and an even better human being. I learned so much from you, my friend, and it was an absolute honor to get to share a stage with you these past three years. Your talent, grace and powerful presence will be greatly missed around the studio. @gnhsurf @generalhospitalabc #gh #fathersandsons”

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In addition, Josh Swickard (Chase), Harrison’s other on-screen son told Soap Opera Digest on Gregory’s exit, “Sometimes when you’re working on a show like this and someone plays your dad, it spills over. He really felt like a father figure to me in so many ways. Still does. He’s such a good human being. He’s been around the block in life, in Hollywood, and then some, and he’s just a wealth of knowledge. And he’s a humble human being.”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH) also took to X and shared her sentiments on her time working with Harrison. Grahn said, “Was hard to say good bye to working with my friend, Gregory Harrison. What a treat to share the stage with this guy, and getting to know him was a gift. I truly love & respect everything about him. And I know he’s seeing this. He doesn’t post, but likes to read mine.”

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Fans of GH caught on the Monday, May 20th episode some very heart-tugging scenes between Gregory and Finn, where they each tell the other how proud they are to have been each others father and son.

Watch below the heartbreaking moment and the touching portrayal by Michael Easton when Finn finds his father has passed away.

So, what do you think about the words written by Michael Easton and he says farewell to the exited Gregory Harrison? What did you think of his performance on today’s GH? Comment below.

 

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