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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
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aria

hell yeah, and bring Demi Moore along too.

brian
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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
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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
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paula

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

jim
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Veronica

Yes!! Please bring Blackie back!!

ray schichtel
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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
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Tali Smith

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

robert
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robert

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

Diane O
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Diane O

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

ces
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ces

ditto!

LisaK
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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
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Amber

YES !

Christy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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jim

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

heidi
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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)
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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
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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
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Cathy Fink

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

Blake
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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
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MikeT

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

bc
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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… Read more »

lisa
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lisa

I thought Blackie Parrish was dead !?

KDreamr
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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
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CTwildheart

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

Helise
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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?
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JasonWho?

I GOT A FEELING HE MIGHT BE SAM MCALL FATHER

JUST GUESSING!!!!

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GH’s Rebecca Herbst Thanks Fans for the Birthday Love

She is not often on social media, but when she does show up, it delights so many of her enduring fans. General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), who yesterday celebrated her birthday on May 12th, took to Twitter to share warm ‘thank you’s’ to a few fan factions who sent her some lovely gifts in honor and support of their favorite soap star.

Herbst expressed: “Yesterday was such a beautiful day! THANK YOU for all your sweet Birthday messages! #Friz & #Liason showered me with the most gorgeous flowers, cakes & goodies. And #Friz donated $2500 to #SmileTrain.  I felt very loved. I’m so grateful for each & every one of you. …XO”

Of course, the Friz fans loved Liz with Franco (Roger Howarth) and the Liason fans are those who love Liz with Jason (Steve Burton).

Now with Roger Howarth returning to the show – in what is at this juncture still a mystery as who he will play – will Rebecca be paired with Roger in story again, or not this time?  Do you think Liz might end up romantically with Finn (Michael Easton), or is there still a chance that down the line Liz and Jason could get back together, or could Liz meet someone new? Only time will tell!

For now, Herbst was thankful for the money donated to the Smile Train charity and all the wonderful gifts and messages that came her way.

So, what did you think of Becky’s thank you message?  Who are you hoping Liz winds up with romantically in the future?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Touches on Racial Profiling, Social Injustice and Bias In Key Scenes with Portia and Jordan

This week ABC’s General Hospital took the opportunity to write in to their scripts and story, the issue that has been so prevalent in our country now and for decades that of racial profiling, injustice, bias, gender equality and more rolled into scenes featuring: Brook Kerr (Portia), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), Sydney Mikala (Trina) and William Lipton (Cameron).

When Portia comes to the boxing gym for a workout and comes upon Jordan hitting the boxing bag hard over the the incident with Cameron in the hospital garage, it spurs a greater conversation.

Jordan tells Portia about the situation that arose with Cameron and a gun, and Portia says she heard about it.  Jordan knows if Cameron’s skin was a different color, she may not have been able to de-escalate the situation and talk her officers down, if she had not arrived on the scene in the nick of time.

This launches the two women into an important conversation on racial profiling, social injustice, white privilege and gender bias that they have found themselves dealing with in their professions (Portia is a doctor and Jordan the police commissioner) and their children’s lives.

Later in another scene, Trina reminds Cameron how they, along with Joss (Eden McCoy) were pulled over by a cop last summer when they were driving around the backroads.  She goes on to say when Cameron questioned why they were being stopped, it scared her.  She feels if Joss and Cam were not there, she would have likely been pulled out of the car and pinned to the ground by the cop.  Trina notes she put aside her fear and never said anything to them, because they would never understand.  Trina tells Cam he needs to realize how lucky he was the other night when nothing happened to him after his run in with police.

You can watch the conversation below in scenes with Briana Nicole Henry and Brooke Kerr.

Then let us know, did you like how GH wove this social message into the story?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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