Demi Moore Is Flawless, But I’m More Concerned With General Hospital’s 45th Anniversary

March 25th, 2008 // 13 Comments

Here’s Demi Moore before her appearance on Letterman. She’s a perfect, ageless beauty although assisted by science. Very expensive science. Anyway, this photo set is just an opportunity for me to talk about General Hospital’s 45th birthday!. My lame segue is that Demi got her start on GH as enterprising reporter Jackie Templeton!

General Hospital!
The only soap (well, besides anytime that Viki has a multiple personality storyline on One Life To Live) that competes with The Young & The Restless for J. Harvey’s gay little heart! General Hospital and all its medical, super spy, and mob drama. Luke! Laura! Carly! Sonny! Jason! Elizabeth! Hellbitch Sam! Alexis! Robin! Patrick! Nikolas! (Dead) Emily! The Quartermaines! Lulu (ugh).

And remember the oldies? Bobbie! Tiffany! Sean! Holly! Robert! And the greatest GH character to ever grace my screen – the extraordinary Anna Devane Scorpio Lavery! The glamorous Finola Hughes played her. She’s a former slut spy turned police commisioner turned non-slut spy. She makes an appearance now and then. All My Children even stole her character for a couple of years she was so hot!

The adventures, lives and loves of Port Charles and its lusty denizens have entranced me since I was a small gay. I can recall when Luke and Laura were trapped on the freeze ray island, and they beat the evil Cassadine family. Laura’s mother, Dr. Lesley Webber, came to the island to see where she’d been holed up. I admired Dr. Lesley Webber’s early 80s head kerchief and elaborate island costume so much that I actually took some of my Mom’s clothes and dressed like her. My father came home from his job as a sweaty mailman and asked me what I was dressed as. From under my head kerchief, I stated “Daaad, I’m Dr. Lesley Webber visiting her daughter Laura on the Cassadine’s island!”. He didn’t say much but that moment might have exacerbated his alcoholism.

The cast and crew celebrated the April 1st anniversary with a small party on their set. Yeah, people don’t watch soaps nowadays so they probably have to tone it down due to finances. Elizabeth Taylor isn’t making guest appearances anymore. She was the first Helena Cassadine! I’ll stop.

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By J. Harvey

  1. sandy

    Sorry, I don’t find her flawless. Her voice is raspy like she has strep throat. She looks very masculine in the face. She has some of the ugliest feet I have ever seen on a human being. Sorry, no one is flawless–even with a ton of surgery.

  2. mamacass20

    i havent watched gh in over a decade but how you can forget the greatest love triangle to ever hit port charles: sonny, brenda, jax. who knew years later brenda barret would have a kid with david silver. cuh-razy!

  3. 2 Old 4 This

    J – YOU are flawless


  4. ashluvsbrit

    omg….j you and i should be friends! those are my two favorite soaps ever!!! i was even named after ashley abbott from y&r…sad i know, but it adds character lol….gh has been pissing me off lately by killing good characters in the name of sweeps week, only to bring them back as a ghost…the quartermaine’s ghosts have more airtime than the living family members do…and y is it that monica is still alive but looks more like a corpse than emily….

  5. rootabega

    does anyone remember when that guy was obsessed with and kidnapped the girl (i think it might have been Laura, not sure) in the early 80′s and played Every Breath You Take over and over? someone please tell me if this is even the right soap..

  6. Anne Arkham

    That was the only season I watched, and I remember it well.

  7. lola

    Rootabega, the only thing that comes to mind is when Luke kidnapped Laura. Does that ring a bell or no?

  8. rootabega

    oooh, was it Luke? all i remember is he stalked her and was creepy and blasted that song repeatedly! it was probably like 1985.

  9. Stickler

    I haven’t watched GH in a few years, but I was all about GH and OLTL when I was growing up. Literally. I remember Todd raping Marty Saybrooke, and Vicky’s alter locking Dorion up in that secret room in her basement! I loved the early Sonny/Carly stuff too.

    Not only am I a nerd, I am a sick soap lover. Good to know I’m not alone!!!

  10. Mel

    I love that you love General Hospital. It isn’t as super as it used to be but I can’t stop watching now! I think you should do an occasional GH recap.

  11. Loob

    “He didn’t say much but that moment might have exacerbated his alcoholism.”

    AHHAHAHA!! Oh, J!

    I actually remember a scene from wayback with Demi in it being all reporteresque, and what struck me at the time was that all the women on the show, regardless of age, were made up from the same eight dollar pallet of Maybelline brown eyeshadow.
    Every one of them. I’ll bet they all got the pink-eye, as a result.

  12. Zelda F.

    rootabega: that was Brooke on “ll My Children”. I remember it too well, I got so sick of that f… ing song because of that arc.

  13. gaier

    worst actress to ever be on GH-take a look on utube!

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