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Due to limited space in a soundstage, the sets at GH have often been defunkt or remodeled to suit a new storyline. We have had some pretty memorable sets over the years. Here are a few that we remember that passed us by along the way. The best part of searching for some of these videos was seeing so many GH characters that we miss and wish would still be with us
The thing I remember most about his house was that incredibly cheesy computer room he had hidden behind the sliding door. I know special effects were limited in the 80s, but this was really comical. The Robin intro storyline took place in this house.
NOTE: KAREN remembers this set as a penthouse? AND I think it was also used on Port Charles?? Maybe it's the Mandela effect! LOL
NOTE from Dave: Yes, the set was on Nightshift in a 3-part dream sequence when Robert was in a coma. It brought Luke and Mac and Robert and Tiffany back for a reunion. It was very well done with lots of nostalgia. Its on youtube and so worth a look.
The one set they should never have torn down. They could have always rotated residents and had characters interact with each other. The drama would always be there and always have written itself. Major mistake on the part of TPTB.
NOTE: Karen here-- what the heck? Remember when Star (or was it Kiki) and Michael were going to open it back up? They were even renovating it!! Should be student/nursing housing.
I really wanted to find a clip from Lorena's Spa. Instead, I found this one with Richard Simmons. If this doesnt define "the 80s", nothing will.
This was a really nicely decorated set. It's a shame nothing lasts forever. Ethan could have been running it today.
Wyndham's Department Store
It really was Fascination. (And yes, I know what happens next. Lets just enjoy the dance and the song for a moment.)
Who would have thought? A place where people can eat and drink and gather with an Australian theme and call it "The Outback". This clip is by far one of my top 5 scenes ever on GH. I was definitely on "team Lois" all the way.
The Mayor's House
Laura dies. Laura comes back. We've heard this storyline 3 or 4 times, haven't we? Ah, but it's good to see Rick, Lesley and Tiffany again, isn't it??
I guess all the doctor and nurse interaction happens at the nurses station now. But there was a time when the gossip happened in the cafeteria.
NOTE: Karen again. One of my fave sets from the old days. SO much happened in the cafeteria!! Especially with young Laura. That's where she and Monica would meet and talk. Why? Laura was at such odds with Leslie, Monica was like her "second mother". Oh, and this is the spot where Bobbie schemed her schemes!
Luke's Club: Soap Opera Bistro
One last thing... if you know Disney, you know about the Soap Opera Bistro that was opened at Disneyland as part of the California Adventure. It was only open for 21 months, but it was a great place and SO many sets.
Go to YESTERLAND to see them all!!