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Luke to Tracy on Yesterday's GH: "Oh Tracy, Sadly One Life to Live Isn't On Anymore!"

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If you were quick enough to pick up another “Carlivati” special on yesterday’s episode of General Hospital, you noticed that during a scene between Luke (Anthony Geary) and Tracy (Jane Eliot), over how Tracy will get ELQ back with the help of  “Pickled Lila,  she grabbed for the television remote in the Quartermaine living room.

When Tracy pressed it to surf the channels, Luke said, “Oh Tracy, sadly One Life to Live isn’t on anymore.”  To which Tracy responded, that she wasn’t looking for that, but for the financial channel to check ELQ stock prices.  Of course, Tracy did not get far, as when she turned on the TV, Luke learned that Anna had been held at gunpoint earlier in the day by vampire slayer, Lucy.

When we heard Luke calling out the cancellation of One Life to Live, we couldn’t help but grin from ear to ear, that leave it to the current GH regime, they are still paying homage to the beloved soaps and its fans, and the fact that it the series is gone from the ABC Daytime landscape.

If you missed yesterday’s episode, you can watch it here via ABC.com and check out around the 15:15 minute mark for the exchange between Tracy and Luke.

Did you notice Luke’s nod to One Life to Live?  Let us know your thoughts!

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carrie
carrie

I called in on GH comment line and suggested that they offer Prospect Park free product placement for use of their characters to come back to GH…With the shout out about OLTL, I am thinking that ABC will be doing this.I suggested that The younger people talk about OLTL and being able to watch it online and see them watching it on their ipad, etc..

Nancy (Save Thesoaps)
Nancy (Save Thesoaps)

That is a great idea Carrie!!

Annalee
Annalee

Adorbs!

Mary Anne Robertson
Mary Anne Robertson

I missed that Michael , Do you have the clip of it ? 🙂

jim
jim

loved it. i enjoy those little things. i wished Luke said it louder so ABC heard it too. Frank and Ron better get an emmy for their work here, or somethings wrong. other shows could learn from them.

Annie
Annie

Since ABC is part owner of Hulu, maybe it it ABC that wants the crossovers. If more people watch PROSPECT PARK’S OLTL, they might also tune in to GH. No one is saying yet what exactly is happening to the characters.

Tina Gray
Tina Gray

I saw it and was kind of shocked! I couldn’t imagine why Luke would say it and why they would write it in. Just thought it was odd.

Tali
Tali

Had PP gotten all their ducks in a row in February 2012, FV/RC would be writing STILL for OLTL. It was when PP deal fell thru that ABC picked them up as producer and writer. They both get kudos for having OLTL as ABC #1 soap when it went off the air, so I’m sure they still believe OLTL is still partially their baby!

Joliefan
Joliefan

FV & RC were hired by GH long before the end of OLTL. How do you know they would have hired FV & RC? why would they want them they suck and you gh fans will fins that out soon enough!!

Laurie
Laurie

Loved it! Love how GH and OLTL are blending and sharing the best of both worlds. Keeping the craft alive….awesome! 🙂

Chrissy Matteson
Chrissy Matteson

I agree. Do you remember back in the day when they did cross-overs? They did it all the time………IT WAS GREAT! I can see Anna hot on the trail for an escaped Lucy heading for Llanview after Caleb, and Anna finding out that there have been mysterious deaths where the cause of death was “loss of blood” and there’s only 2 puncture wounds. Somehow, John is allowed bail and he is also heading for Llanview behind Anna…………..Oh, could be oh so good.

su0000
su0000

I love when RC treats us with his ”mentions” .. He has never forgotten ‘his’ OLTL ..
When I heard Luke say, “Oh Tracy, sadly One Life to Live isn’t on anymore.” that gave me my first chuckle of the day .. 🙂

brian
brian

Yes, I caught it, but was surprised Tracy comeback was about that she wasn’t looking for OLTL, and that if she was, she would have be grabbing her laptop since it was moving online !

Now that was be a great way to cross promote the shows in my opinion.

Shawn
Shawn

I caught it too lol. Yeah it’s not on TV anymore it’s on Hulu and Hulu Plus! Watch out Port Charles because Llanview is coming back!

TRW
TRW

Actually, since OLTL happens in the universe of GH, Luke should have told Tracy that Fraternity Row was no longer on the air – but that might have been too inside.

Alan
Alan

that’s what i was thinking. In the General Hospital universe, Llanview is a real town with real people, three of which currently live in Port Charles. He should have said Fraternity Row was no longer on the air, to be more realistic. But i suspect this was a subtle dig at ABC for cancelling OLTL. I remember one episode of OLTL in the final months, Blair sang the 1980’s theme song and then at the end she pointed out how sad it was.

Nancy (Save Thesoaps)
Nancy (Save Thesoaps)

Oh I caught it alright! Do you think abc will run any ads for AMC & OLTL once they launch online?

Alan
Alan

Prospect Park will have to pay for the ads but if they are smart they will do just that. They should buy advertising time during all four remaining soaps and maybe the View.

paula thomas
paula thomas

caught it….loved it

Patrick
Patrick

doesn’t it seem like it’s “Pickled Lila” that is the “missing” shares of ELQ?

I’m going to burst in to tears, when Tracy… realizes just how loved and as the last remaining sibling of Edward and Lila…. she is.

emtk
emtk

Loved it!

gloria
gloria

Caught it, loved it, rewound & played it again! Love the cross overs. Even way back when all the shows were on the air, someone from Llanview would mention Pine Valley or vice versa. But yeah, loved Luke saying that.

Kara
Kara

I caught it replayed it and then taped it on my iPhone and emailed it out to my sisters who used to watch theses shows in the 80’s.

Phil
Phil

I thought it was rather clever and funny! I still want Todd, John and Star to stay on GH, but I will check out OLTL out of curiosity… Just not sure I will stick with it….

Rodd
Rodd

I had the same grin and loved the way the shout-out was so seamlessly worked into the script! Kudos!

Blake
Blake

That’s cool that they did that!

Bonnie
Bonnie

Also Maxie referred to Britt as “Dr. Evil” aka David Hayward

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Had to rewind my DVR to see if I heard it correct! I did and I loved it! I think most of us fans will always enjoy those little nods…

Teresa
Teresa

Yes, absolutely loved the nod to OLTL.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

Product placement for PP on GH is a great idea, but I still don’t know that I will pay to watch the PP shows online. This may well be the way future shows are made available to viewers, not via television but as online subscriptions.

Kara
Kara

Product placement is a great idea.. Desperate house wives did it with Nissan cars.. I will def pay to see oltl on Hulu

Dianne
Dianne

yes. caught it and loved it. I am really enjoying the crossovers. my daughter and I love Starr on GH and that she is with Michael (though we were sad about Cole and Hope). I like Todd there too and was hoping he would reunite with Blair on GH. while here, I am LOVING all the returning loved characters. Frisco!!?? WOW. Heather, Felicia, Lucy, KEVIN!!, Laura, Robert, Holly, Anna, DUKE!!, AJ!!, Ned. The gang’s all here! Whose left? Scotty, Bobbie, Tiffany,, Sean. and I would love to see Ned, Lois & BrookeLynn together at the same time. One of the reasons I enjoyed GH in the 80s were all the power couples and how they were all friends and fought the bad guy together not each other. So sad Alan is gone.

Patrick
Patrick

of your list…. the one that took me by surprise…. and i didn’t expect it.

when Frisco walked in to the bar… and said hello to Felicia….

it was like going back in time…. the instant chemistry was there…. the way Felicia responded was priceless…. i was startled and stunned by the electricity, between these two.

—————-

and all this time… i was rooting for Mac and Felicia.

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further in to the story…. Frisco tells Felicia he wants her back… and Felicia’s telling Frisco…. she wanted a reconcilliation with Maxie much sooner than it happened and told Frisco to not give up…. and with time…..??????

——————-

A new tryst and/or triangle…. with the past STARs… I was genuinely impressed.

Patrick
Patrick

oh, and another thing…

Ned and Lois.

Hot, Hot, Hot.

they’re on my wish list.

Royalty.

Chrissy Matteson
Chrissy Matteson

I read that it’s going to be free and the shows will only be 1/2 hour shows

Christy
Christy

I heard it! I even backed it up to hear it again! Had to laugh! I thought maybe that was a good adlib by Tony Geary.

Kara
Kara

I did the and thought the same thing!

Patrick
Patrick

Bravo! Thank you to the genius who tipped his hat to the greatest soap ever. Class act General Hospital!

Jeffrey Anderson
Jeffrey Anderson

Better listen up,Abc..we want OLTO back on tv 🙂

Sharon
Sharon

That was good , I miss One life to live shame it is going to internet

Kara
Kara

I heard Luck loud and clear and I loved it!!

Kara
Kara

Luke! Sorry, spell ck changed it

pink
pink

This show has just gotten stupid since the idiots from OLTL took over.

Brett Bradley-Howarth
Brett Bradley-Howarth

I normally like the little comments like when Todd said something about America not needing another daytime talk show, however I didn’t like this, considering that we have crossover characters and Llanview is often referred to as a real place they shouldn’t have mentioned OLTL.

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Now comes word that Daytime Emmy-winner, Sean Blakemore (Ex-Shawn Butler, General Hospital) who can currently be seen in the motion picture Ad Astra with Brad Pitt is coming to Bay City.  Sean will take on the role of Tony Foster, a character who makes a visit in an effort to “save the day”.

In addition to that casting announcement, former Days of our Lives star, Gilles Marini (Ex-Ted Laurent) will also be showing up.  Marini is also known for his work on Sex and the City, Devious Maids and Brothers & Sisters. 

Look for Gilles to take on the role of Judge Nazar Zekarain, a character who will also crossover to The Bay’s s spinoff series yA –  a drama focusing on Bay City’s elite and often troubled teens.

The Bay’s creator. Gregori J Martin expressed his excitement on the casting news sharing: “Sean and Gilles are absolute pros! Such a true honor to work with both gentlemen and have them a part of The Bay family!”

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According to the log lines and publisher notes: “In Nothing General About It, Maurice looks back to his youth in a small town and his tenuous relationship with his father. He describes how his bipolar disorder began to surface in childhood, how he struggled to understand the jolting mood swings he experienced, and how a doctor finally saved his life. For years Maurice was relentless in his goal to be a successful actor. But even after he “made it,” he still grappled with terrifying lows, breakdowns, and setbacks, all while trying desperately to maintain his relationship with his wife, who endured his violent, unpredictable episodes. Maurice holds nothing back as he bravely talks about what it was like to be medicated and institutionalized, and of how he learned to manage his manic episodes while on the set of GH. 

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Nothing General About It is also an incredible love story about an enduring marriage that demonstrates what those vows—for better, for worse, in sickness and in health—truly mean. Maurice also pays tribute to the community that has been there for him through thick and thin, and ruminates on the importance of both inherited and created family.”

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