I want to thank everyone involved with "General Hospital," for bringing these stories to life and providing my friends and I with endless hours of entertainment. Some people snicker at my love of soap operas and dramas. However, they fail to realize that shows of this nature require fresh written stories, to produce episodes approximately 200 days out of the year, along with a full cast of actors/actresses to perform them and a crew to capture the action. The creative ensemble required to put an hour long show everyday is phenomenal.
I would especially like to thank Claire Labine, General Hospital's Head Writer from August 1993 to March 1996. Her stories provided me and my friends with our fondest, albeit most heartbreaking "General Hospital" memories. These stories included the tragic tale Kawasaki disease stricken young Maxie receiving a heart transplant from her cousin who died in a bus crash, Monica Quartermaine's bout with breast cancer and HIV-positive Stone Cates and his girlfriend Robin Scorpio. These stories linger with me almost two decades after they aired. How often does the average TV show do that?
|Robin and Stone|
|Nikolas and Emily|
I have only touched on a handful of my favorite "General Hospital" moments. I could go on and on about my favorite my show and I often do over on twitter, @lapetitecupcake. If you're interested please check out my frequent "General Hospital" tweets.
Happy 50th Anniversary, General Hospital!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful memories. I can't wait to see what else lays ahead for the citizens of Port Charles.
If you're a fan of "General Hospital," I'd love to hear from you! Post some of your favorite memories below and join me in celebrating their 50th Anniversary today.