Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Back IN Time

General HospitalThe role of Dr. Steve Hardy will now be played by…Jason Thompson??? ABC's General Hospital will be celebrating it's anniversary on Wednesday, April 1, with a trippy episode that has Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake), Rebecca Herbst (Nurse Elizabeth Webber), and Ryan Carnes (Dr. Lucas Jones) appearing in flashbacks as the iconic medical team that kicked off the show back in 1963. Thompson will be seen as Steve Hardy, the salt-of-the-earth doc originally played by John Beradino. Herbst becomes Jessie Brewer, the lovelorn nurse made popular by Emily McLaughlin. And Carnes takes on the role of Jessie's husband, Phil, the heartthrob intern created by Roy Thinnes. There was much excitement—and gratitude—during the filming of the black-and-white sequences.
"None of us took it lightly," says Thompson. "It was a real honor to pay tribute to the cast that launched our show. Let's face it: If they hadn't done their jobs extremely well—if they hadn't grabbed the attention of the audience right off the bat—none of us would be here today."

READ IT ALL HERE ON TV INSIDER 

9 comments:

SaveOurSuds said...

I've notice that when GH is celebrating an anniversary or something special that requires showing the show's heart, they always focus on the hospital. Not MOB! Hospital! So they must realize that fans love seeing story other than the mob right? Anyways, I think this is cute idea and looking forward to watching it.

sonya said...

Yeah I heard about that! I can't wait!

dar said...

I'm surprised - actually doing something that hasn't been done 50 times before. Something to look forward to !

Kg said...

Thanks to Becky for assisting with the "how many cast members" question.

70 is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too many. Way too many.

AntJoan said...

LOVE the idea, can't wait to see it!! I remember Steve Hardy, Jessie and Phil--plus Audrey, Lucille, Al, et al.

Anon said...

Yes I like this idea! At least it shows some creativity!
OldSchoolGHfan

sonya said...

GH in 1963 is on youtube!

General Hospital April 23, 1963 Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDc4L7xjcTU

Panda said...

This looks like fun. I can't wait to see it.

LSV422 said...

Great idea and perfect players. I remember that old cast well and look forward to this.
LindaV