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Toronto's Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Gets A Mention On General Hospital Via A Dig To Liz From Britt!

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Leave it to General Hospital to once again make some headlines in pop culture and this time it’s by using the name of current pop culture mess  … Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s  own mayor, Rob Ford!  The crack-smoking Ford is running for re-election despite his public admissions of drug and alcohol use and has become quite the butt of many jokes for his off-camera and on-camera antics!

However, on Wednesday’s episode of GH, as picked up by The Hollywood Reporter first,  Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) told Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) that two more guests were expected at their big engagement bash, because Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has agreed to come and she’s bringing a date.  To which Britt, who is not too happy with Liz, replies, “Hmm … you don’t say …. Rob Ford?”   To which, Nikolas retorts back, “Someone almost as notorious!”

Rob Ford’s name became a media sensation when the story broke of a smartphone video that allegedly showed the mayor inhaling from a glass pipe.

So what do you think of the dig at Liz by Britt using Rob Ford?  Do you like the way the writing team at GH often has some very clever one-liners?  And the fact that GH gets some additional media attention from it?   Let us know!

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Roz York
Roz York

As a Torontonian I wish the media would stop giving this buffoon attention ~ he loves it. Next thing
you know he will be a guest star. I hope he doesn’t show up at the party 🙂

Thomas
Thomas

Whats scarier, is he will probably take the offer, after all, he gives his contact info to everyone, all they would have to do is ‘we want you to guest role on GH’.. he would likely say yes.. get another ball of upset rolling..

Whats even more odd, is I recently watched the Jimmy Kimmel episode which had Ford as the guest… Im gonna get lambasted, but the way Rob Ford handled it, he seemed almost in control.

Where can I get odds on Rob Ford getting re-elected in October? I wanna put $50 down…

Thomas
Thomas

.. and before I forget.. I loved the fact his name showed up.. it goes to show that we dont get forgotten north of the border.

That said.. I love that GH gets some attention out of it.. I had to have my wife listen, to make sure I wasn’t hearing things… (She said, but there’s like hundreds of Rob Fords right? LOL)

Rosana
Rosana

I do not live in Toronto, thank god but Rob Ford is known all over Canada and he is s joke, the joke mentioned in the episode on GH was so dam funny, thanks to whomever thought it up.

GH50
GH50

How was that particular “joke” so damn funny. You could have inserted a dozen different names in there and had the same result. And the result is merely a reference, not even a joke.

And leave it to General Hospital? Everyone in the world has made a Rob Ford reference in the last few months, Jimmy Kimmel had him on his show.

This is just the ABC PR department trying desperately to get some attention for the show leading up to the Donna Mills stunt. Wouldn’t it be great if they concentrated more on writing a good show instead of having to resort to gimmicks and stunts to hide all the deficiencies.

Rosana
Rosana

Its funny to most, your obviously not up on comedic laughter or jokes, every time he is mentioned in some form its FUNNY, if you do not understand it then thats on you, quit blaming everyone else for you not liking the show, if your not happy let them know or just do not watch, its so simple.

Tom
Tom

I guess I have soaps on the brain because that reference flew over my head. I thought first and foremost about Ford from One Life to Live! And when I realized that made little to no sense, I forgot all about it. Until now.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I thought they met Bobby Ford from OLTL too…then i told myself Bobby died and went to Hell if i recall correctly and began to wonder if Britt knew him from there somehow…lol

Sandra Norcross
Sandra Norcross

Bobby did not go to hell. Mitch was carried to hell by Bobby’s Dad & Stacy. Bobby died a hero!

jimh(leave it beaver)
jimh(leave it beaver)

Thanks Sandra…i shouldve remembered that, especially since i have the episode on tape and watched them 3 times!!!

GINO SABATINO
GINO SABATINO

LOL LOL THAT WAS HILARIOUS, I’M FROM TORONTO ONTARIO, CANADA, THAT WAS A FUNNY MOMENT ON GENERAL HOSPITAL. BRING IT ON GH, INVITE THE MAYOR ON GENERAL HOSPITAL AS A GUEST STAR.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I must of have missed it because I don’t recall that line at all– but being from Canada my mind could have blocked it out along with what’s his name Justin something? LOL.

su0000
su0000

well.
I like to be entertained..
So– I would get a real kick outta having Rob Ford as a guest on GH..
I do not take soaps as creed/seriously, so let Rob Ford entertain me Haaaa that would be fun..
But– iIdoubt he will ever be a guest on GH 🙁

brian
brian

Being from Canada (Manitoba) I laughed… but thought the scene called for a bit more camp to really made the joke fly… Nicholas could have pulled more of a “look” in response…

but loved the shout out for Canada.

su0000
su0000

I’m USA, but
Rob Ford is a real one!! He is not a pretender He is what he is and he doesn’t hide it.. Gotta respect him for that/not being a politician player..
I also, read/heard he has done some good things for the people..

brian
brian

Can’t disagree with anything you have stated….and he is running for re-election, but he did deny the “glass pipe” incident right up to the public showing of it…..

su0000
su0000

I’d love to have Rob Ford do a month on GH as himself..
And mix it up with Dr. O … !!!
ohhhh gawd!! that would be unforgettable!!
and– the ratings would burst the charts!!

rose
rose

Oh he’s real okay. And hard to respect, or be entertained by, if he’s your mayor, or the people who have been associated with him and his brother’s “extracurricular” activities since highschool…some of whom aren’t around anymore. And as for what you’ve read/heard about what he has done for the people, he is after all a “political player” fighting for re-election and in this regard believe “none of what you hear” as the saying goes. And no, he doesn’t hide it…anymore…that’s because he got caught and his “rehab” isn’t working.
Sorry to be so serious but you hit a sore spot.

su0000
su0000

Many seem to luv the guy and I’d bet he will be re-elected ..
none, no politician can be believed but Rob is real, as real as any politician can be/ a rare one ….
I would love to see him on GH.. that would be great! LOL 🙂

Shay
Shay

God bless him, he really is one of life’s characters!!!! I immediately caught the mention and just roared…Mr. Ford has now truly arrived with his mention on GH! Hope he appreciates the shout out…..of course, if he did turn up in Port Charles it would make perfect sense since the city is supposed to be located close to the Canadian border! (Hey, he could have gotten lost and wandered….LOL.) However, to all our friends north of the USA, I sincerely express that we only are laughing with you, not at you….as we certainly have no place to judge with the buffoons that are currently running this country!!!!! That being said, I pray for Rob’s continued safety and sanity(?)….his recent run-in with the fire hydrant had me a bit concerned! Gotta love him…… ; ) P.S. Hello to my buddy “Jules”….hope you jumped onto this thread since you don’t normally post for GH anymore…I’ve missed you!!!!!

Tim
Tim

Good to see GH acknowledge pop culture BECAUSE thats what the real world does EVERYDAY!

andrew hass
andrew hass

I thought it was great that GH can use real life events to their advantage.Plus it gets people talking about GH and maybe more attention to other sort of events that GH might do in the future.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 Part One: Nina’s Red Carpet Arrival Commentary And Locking Eyes With Jax

On Friday’s first installment of the 2019 GH Nurses’ Ball episodes, it was red carpet time in Port Charles as all of the most famous and infamous residents got dressed to the nines and to impress.

This year, Nina Cassadine (Michelle Stafford) is back for her on-camera hosting duties covering the arrivals on the live-stream, but is joined by Crimson’s New York fashion editor, Sydney Val Jean played by guest star Chandra Wilson of Grey’s Anatomy.  And as you’d expect, these two fashionistas battle it out at times on the carpet for attention.

Throughout the arrivals, and through this episode, this one really belonged to the talents of Michelle Stafford, who through her comedic, romantic, and dramatic timing, made for some of the best moments.  In a surprise, when Nina begins to choke after interviewing Peter (Wes Ramsey), Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Lulu (Emme Rylan),  she excuses herself and ends up outside where Jax (Ingo Rademacher) appears and offers her some champagne.  The two seem to be clearly smitten with each other! Nina accepts his drink, and thanks him, and then goes back inside to her hosting gig, while Jax looks very intrigued by Nina.  Previously, Nina gave a major kiss to Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) when he appeared on the red carpet.

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Some of the more shocking …. or interesting red carpet arrivals included: Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) showing up with Sam (Kelly Monaco) on his arm, and then getting into words with Sonny (Maurice Benard), who tells the cult leader that family means everything to him and that there is nothing he wouldn’t do for the people he loves.  Shiloh is convinced Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) will come back to “Dawn of Day”.

When Anna (Finola Hughes) and Finn (Michael Easton) stroll down the red carpet, they get distracted when a dapper Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) shows up, clearly intent on wooing back Anna, to which Anna looks caught by her feelings for both men while Finn is pissed at the game’s Robert is playing.  Later, Finn confronts Robert about his ring.

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Everyone was shocked when Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) showed up arm and arm with Ava Jerome (Maura West).  We later learn that this is an attempt to smoke out Ryan, who Ava believes will show his face at the ball.   Lucy (Lynn Herring), the hostess with the mostess, comes up with a plan to get Kevin away from Ava, not knowing they are not romantically together and tries to, perhaps, rekindle their romance up in a Metro Court hotel room.  Meanwhile, Scott (Kin Shriner) wants to get Ava away from Kevin, so he heads up to Lucy’s room with Ava to show her and to catch Kevin and Lucy together, but we don’t know what they saw when the door opened!

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Meanwhile in Toronto, Canada, Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Laura (Genie Francis) come to realizing they have been tied up and there is a gas leak in the cabin.  Laura realizes Ryan is trying to kill her in an explosion just as he was supposed to have perished in at the fun house years ago.  It appears Ryan set a trap for Laura and Curtis and fled the scene.  The two extricate themselves before running from the cabin just as it blows up!

Back at the ball other notable couples have arrived from: Chase (Josh Swickard) and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), to Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha (Sofia Mattson), to Franco (Roger Howarth) and Liz (Rebecca Herbst), to the GH nurses crew.

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The episode ends with an announcer telling all the guests to take their seats as its just about showtime!  And of note:  Is the opening title sequence music changed to a new theme for GH, or is it just for the Nurses’ Ball episodes? That’s one of the buzziest questions today.

So, what did you think of the red carpet arrivals?  Michelle Stafford’s performance?  Jax meeting Nina? What do you think will happen next with Ryan?  Comment below

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Josh Swickard Performs The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” In GH Nurses’ Ball Sneak Peek

General Hospital is getting you ready for the GH Nurses’ Ball 2019 edition, by releasing the full musical number performed by Port Charles’ Harrison Chase AKA Josh Swickard during the gala.

As a prelude to the ball and what is to come, Swickard takes on the top hit made famous by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” along with the Nurses’ Ball dancers.  And yes, there is cute moment for Chase/Willow (Katelyn MacMullan) fans when he brings Willow up to the stage!

Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) introduces Chase before he performs and Lynn Herring took to her Twitter account yesterday when GH released this sneak peek stating: “Hey, how did this get out there before the BALL!! Someone has some ‘splainin’ to DO!”

GH social media accounts teased: “After bringing down the house last year, we couldn’t wait for you to see Chase’s latest Nurses Ball number – so here it is! This is the only place you can watch his entire performance before it airs next week.”

The 2019 Nurses Ball begins tomorrow on the Friday, May 17th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Now below watch Josh’s performance and then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below, and let us know who else do you hope performs at the ball!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Oscar’s Memorial Brings With It Remembrances By Those Who Loved Him

On Monday’s emotional episode of General Hospital, Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) summoned family, friends, and loved ones to honor Oscar Nero (Garren Stitt), since he just past away due to his battle with brain cancer.  Oscar had his own way he wanted everyone to mourn his death and Ned and Olivia carried out his wishes.

When everyone gathers together, Ned and Olivia announce that Oscar wanted this to be a celebration.  After everyone arrives they sit picnic-style and some get up to speak to remember the amazing young man that Oscar was.  It turns out to be Michael (Chad Duell) who starts the tribute by saying that Oscar was brave to date his intimidating sister.  Next, Cameron (William Lipton) touches on his journey to friendship with Oscar.  Joss (Eden McCoy) finds the courage to go next and remembers how she had a crush on Oscar and how he wasn’t easy to talk to but how she was intrigued because he was mysterious. She then tells show she eventually fell in love with Oscar, and how she will never forget him.  When Drew (Billy Miller) gets up next, he breaks everyone’s heart by stating that he will be eternally grateful to have known his son and will always carry him in his heart.

Next, Ned asks everyone to follow him to the meadow.  Once there, Ned and Olivia hand out seeds to the attendees.  Then, Ned and Olivia reveal a plaque dedicated to Oscar, as everyone throw up seeds that land in the grass for it to grow.

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Finally, Kim (Tamara Braun) speaks. She talks about how she raised Oscar on her own, and how after she learned he was sick, she brought him to Port Charles so he could meet his true family.  And with the analogy of the seeds, she says it helped Oscar blossom and how it enriched his young life.  In a heartbreaking moment, she thanks Drew for giving her son courage and being his dad when he needed it, and to Joss for being her son’s first love.  Kim hopes that Joss will come back to the meadow often and think of him.  They share an emotional hug.

Later, after Drew thanks Ned and Olivia for putting this all together for his son, Sam (Kelly Monaco) finds him and tells him he was a great father … and is a great father.  He wants to make sure that Scout knows he loves her.

Back at the meadow, Sonny (Maurice Benard) finds Kim in tears alone at Oscar’s plaque. He tells her he understands the deep pain and void she is going through, but she has to hold on to how Oscar touched so many lives.   Once Sonny leaves, Kim in tears looks up to the sky and says she’ll always love her baby boy.

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The episode featured touching performances by Tamara Braun, Billy Miller, Eden McCoy, and William Lipton, who all carried the Oscar dying storyline so beautifully along with Garren Sttit.  Additional kudos go to Lisa LoCicero and Wally Kurth, who as Olivia and Ned, kept Oscar’s memorial moving forward, and were also emotional throughout.

So, what did you think of the episode and the performances? Are you sad Oscar is gone?  Comment below.

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