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John Stamos Visited General Hospital Yesterday! Is The Return Of Blackie Parrish Imminent?

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As General Hospital keeps bringing back the oldies but goodies of its 80’s hey day, another major star was apparently spotted at the set of the ABC soap yesterday and it was none other than John Stamos!

Stamos who got his start on GH as Blackie Parrish, was seen in this very cute picture with long time pal Kin Shriner, who is already back to work on GH as Scotty Baldwin! When Stamos posted the Instagram photo he related, “Visiting my buddy kin shriner (scotty baldwin) at my old stomping grounds –GH.”

In light of Jack Wagner’s (Frisco) return interview yesterday on Access Hollywood Live, where he admits he would love it if it can be worked out that he as Frisco could sing at the shows 50th Anniversary on-screen event, The Nurses’ Ball, it was Frisco who sang with Blackie’s band, where Blackie was the drummer!

Would you be thrilled if John Stamos could make a brief guest appearance for GH’s 50th on-screen shindig?  Let us know!

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aria
aria

hell yeah, and bring Demi Moore along too.

brian
brian

Yes… she started her career here as Jackie Templeton !!! This was just after Luke & Laura’s wedding, and Genie Frances left the show for the first time, disappearing off “The Haunted Star” and Jackie’s sister, Laura Templeton was the “new fake Laura”

I remember this like yesterday.

paula thomas
paula thomas

hell, yeah, II. loving all these returns. it’s like the GH I first loved to watch. too bad Elizabeth Taylor can’t return.!!!

paula
paula

I agree with aria, its been wayyyyyyyy too long for blackies return, why hell no one even mentions him anymore

jim
jim

I could be wrong but wasnt Blackie Parrish serving time for a crime he didnt commit.? I dont recall him being released. How could he preform at nurses ball if still in prison?

Jenni
Jenni

Blackie was sentence to two years for second degree manslaughter in 1984. In 1987 when Dusty came on the show played by Shaun Cassidy, he mentioned meeting Blackie in prison and Blackie was released. Blackie has not been mention since.

jim
jim

Thanks Jenni. I didnt wach much of GH when Shaun Cassidy was on. I kinda remember him now that you mentioned. In the late 80s to late last year i watched off and on if certain stories interest me. Now im a regular viewer again who hates to miss an episode.

brian
brian

Gees…. I forgot all about Shaun Cassidy being on the show ! Bring him back with Rick Springfield, then Jack Wagner and John Stamos would have one hell-of-a teen bop band !

Jenni
Jenni

Would Love that. I was a huge Shaun Cassidy fan growing up and was over the moon when he joined GH for his short story. Also I am a huge fan of Jack Wagner, Rick Springfield and John Stamos and would be a dream come true to see them on camera at the same time.

Veronica
Veronica

Yes!! Please bring Blackie back!!

ray schichtel
ray schichtel

Absolutely!! I remember the old Rift-Raft and the band practicing in an old apartment. Great memories. That would be a great way to honor that part of GH, Friscos introduction w/ Blackies band.

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

Bring’em back – love them all!! And Aria has an awesome idea!!!

robert
robert

I would love for a John Stamos apperance, but because of his busy schedule, I don’t know.

Diane O
Diane O

Riff Raff at the Nurses Ball? Yes, please!!

ces
ces

ditto!

LisaK
LisaK

Loving all the returns of characters…..bring them all back…the more the merrier I say! Keep the memories flowing! The good ole days were indeed…the ” good ole days” keep it going…I’m addicted once again to this GH!

Amber
Amber

YES !

Christy
Christy

well, yeah, duh! 🙂

how long was blackie supposed to be in jail? wasn’t it 20 years– so he would have been out for a while.

so when will Tiff and Sean show up?

and Robert needs to wake up… speak Robert, speak!

gee will Robin make it back to the ball on time?

MK
MK

It was actually only susposed to be 6 mo and then to a half-way house. In 1987, Blackie’s cell mate, Dusty Walker (Shaun Cassidy) looked up Frisco and that was the only mention. In 1992, John Stamos played John Stamos.

mo
mo

Even if he’s just visiting, it’s nice. Nice he’s still friends with Kin and remembers where he got his start.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I do seem to recall Blackie’s wrongful imprisonment and writers seemed to drop the ball. What is difficult is there are very few characters around with whom he had interaction 25 or so years ago and… well… do we care? As much as I like John Stamos and eat Greek yogurt hoping to conjure him, if there is a return, I would want it to be meaningful to story, not just an odd insertion of something of long ago. Guess we shall see, huh?

jim
jim

What about Jeff Webber, Noah Drake, Joe Kelly, Sean and Tiffany?

heidi
heidi

Yes…. would love to see him back for awhile! This is getting to be so much fun with all of our faves from the past… keep them coming! Go GH!!!

Nancy (Save Thesoaps)
Nancy (Save Thesoaps)

I would be thrilled beyond all thrillization if Blackie played at the Nurses Ball, he can stick around as long as he likes!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I think John Stamos has gotten even hotter with age. Oh my, is it hot in here?

GH & ABC seem to be pulling out all the stops for the 50th. As they should. So exciting!

Cathy Fink
Cathy Fink

I would absolutely LOVE it if John Stamos woould make an appearance on GH….pleeeeaSE let it happen.

Blake
Blake

it’s great that he’s still friends with Kin! It would be awesome if he could be there for the anniversary. And Demi Moore also if she’d come!

MikeT
MikeT

I would love to see Demi Moore return as Jackie Templeton !!

bc
bc

nope to anything from john stamos. he guested on glee w/c is 1 of the most racist tv shows towards Asian americans. they named both the Asian chars as chang bec it’s some kinda racist joke where all Asian americans are monolithic. like they couldn’t use some other name. then the racist coach character used to call them Asian and other Asian to further degrade them bec not calling the Asian american chars by their names is a form of humor for glee. then they had cohen chang mention that she didn’t wanna eat a chinese salas w/ chicken feet but would rather eat a “normal” salad. how racist was that joke? would the glee writers ever have a char say they would prefer something “normal” and imply that anything lgbt related is abnormal? of course not bec that would be homophobic. glee loves to lecture people on homophobia and lgbt bullying and gay suicide. and yet the huffington post has reported that more than 50% of Asian american students are bullied w/c makes them the most bullied group. while the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and National Asian Women’s Health Organization (NAWHO) has reported that suicide is the fifth leading cause of death among Asian americans compared to the ninth leading cause of death for white americans and that 16% of Asian american women have contemplated suicide compared with 13% of other Americans and that Asian American girls ages 15 to early 20s die from suicide at a higher rate than all other groups. but hollywood wouldn’t care abt creating storylines abt suicide among Asian americans and bullying Asian american students bec they’re too busy bashing Asian americans thru their portrayals and lacjk of representation. it took glee until season 3 to create an episode for the Asian american male char portrayed by harry shum and the female Asian american char portrayed by ushkowitz. and yet the episode for ushkowitz had her char bump her head and think she was white rachel! the only way glee would have an episode around ushkowitz is if her char thought she was a white woman! how racist was that episode? but nothing is worse than what glee did when matt bomer guested. blayne is portrayed by darren who is a part Asian american actor. but they cast his brother w/ matt bomer who is white. could glee not have cast a part Asian american actor considering how they get very little opportunities and there are very little Asian american representations? glee proclaims to be abt diveristy and tolerance and against gay bullying. yet glee bashes Asian americans thru whitewashing a char! and of course stamos guests on “the new normal” w/c is portrays ellen barkin’s char as someone backwards and yet “tolerant” hollywood is completely racist towards Asian americans.

lisa
lisa

I thought Blackie Parrish was dead !?

KDreamr
KDreamr

Bring all the cast back..you can not have a future with out them u have killed all the soap shows keep gh running ……in only gh fashion throw brenda back with sonny,,lois n her husband and jax too…u keep killing stars off try keeping them..the hospital is the show the nursing staff was the best…even the blonde who never kept a secret….

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Even if it’s just with his band to perform at the Nurse’s Ball! YES!

Helise
Helise

I tweeted Frank Valentini on Twitter for Blackie Parrish aka John Stamos to come back to the show! I’ve followed John’s career since 1982 on General Hospital till now on The New Normal. John Stamos playing drums, guitar or singing would be heaven in my ears on GH!

JasonWho?
JasonWho?

I GOT A FEELING HE MIGHT BE SAM MCALL FATHER

JUST GUESSING!!!!

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

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These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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‘Studio City’s’ Sean Kanan to Host Indie Series Awards Virtual Ceremony

Coming up, another award show will transition during the coronavirus pandemic to a virtual presentation when the 11th Annual Indie Series Awards reveals its winners in a ceremony w=on Thursday, June 18, starting at 9:00 p. m. EST.

This year, the host with the most will be Sean Kanan, known for his roles on General Hospital (Ex-AJ) and The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless (Ex-Deacon), and this year for his Daytime Emmy-nominated work from his digital series, Studio City,

“I am honored and excited to be a part of the digital community and ISA family,” added Kanan. “This is the future of entertainment.”

Since 2oo9, the ISAs have honored some of the best of independent web series.

Tickets are said to be going on sale, so you can watch the virtual ceremony beginning at home starting on June 1st.

For more on the Indie Series Awards visit their site here.

So, will you be checking out Sean and the Indie Series Awards next month? Comment below.

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TODAY: General Hospital Rebroadcasts Masterful 52nd Anniversary Episode

Fans are in for a treat today (Friday, May 22nd) when ABC’s General Hospital airs an encore presentation of one of the finest hours of soap opera in the history of the genre, with its 52nd anniversary episode from April 1, 2015.

In the episode, viewers finally learned what turned Luke (Tony Geary) into Fluke, which has been the on-going story for months; but it all lead up to the shocking reveal, when Luke revisited his past in his broken down childhood home and the demons that haunted him.

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The episode goes from black and white to color, as Geary plays two roles: Luke and his abusive father, Tim, in one of the greatest performances of his career.

It is there we finally see Luke’s mother, Lena, played to perfection by Laura Wright (Carly).  And, it is in these scenes we meet for the first time Chloe Lanier as a young Patricia Spencer, who was so good, she was later cast as Nelle.  Playing the young Luke in another powerful performance was Joey Luthman,

Throughout the twists and turns, viewers learn that Luke not only killed his father, but accidentally killed his own mother who he loved.  It was a harrowing moment of deeply repressed memories.  The ending in the present time also features the Spencer family rallying around a distraught Luke in the hankie-inducing final scenes.

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From the performances, to the script, to the direction, to the writing his one had it all.

So, will  you be watching today’s 52nd anniversary episode of GH?  Do you agree it was one of the finest episodes of the series? Comment below

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