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44 February 12th, 2013 Luke to Tracy on Yesterday’s GH: “Oh Tracy, Sadly One Life to Live Isn’t On Anymore!”

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If you were quick enough to pick up another “Carlivati” special on yesterday’s episode of General Hospital, you noticed that during a scene between Luke (Anthony Geary) and Tracy (Jane Eliot), over how Tracy will get ELQ back with the help of  “Pickled Lila,  she grabbed for the television remote in the Quartermaine living room.

When Tracy pressed it to surf the channels, Luke said, “Oh Tracy, sadly One Life to Live isn’t on anymore.”  To which Tracy responded, that she wasn’t looking for that, but for the financial channel to check ELQ stock prices.  Of course, Tracy did not get far, as when she turned on the TV, Luke learned that Anna had been held at gunpoint earlier in the day by vampire slayer, Lucy.

When we heard Luke calling out the cancellation of One Life to Live, we couldn’t help but grin from ear to ear, that leave it to the current GH regime, they are still paying homage to the beloved soaps and its fans, and the fact that it the series is gone from the ABC Daytime landscape.

If you missed yesterday’s episode, you can watch it here via ABC.com and check out around the 15:15 minute mark for the exchange between Tracy and Luke.

Did you notice Luke’s nod to One Life to Live?  Let us know your thoughts!

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  1. carrie says:

    I called in on GH comment line and suggested that they offer Prospect Park free product placement for use of their characters to come back to GH…With the shout out about OLTL, I am thinking that ABC will be doing this.I suggested that The younger people talk about OLTL and being able to watch it online and see them watching it on their ipad, etc..

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    Nancy (Save Thesoaps) replied

    That is a great idea Carrie!!

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  2. Annalee says:

    Adorbs!

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  3. Mary Anne Robertson says:

    I missed that Michael , Do you have the clip of it ? :)

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  4. jim says:

    loved it. i enjoy those little things. i wished Luke said it louder so ABC heard it too. Frank and Ron better get an emmy for their work here, or somethings wrong. other shows could learn from them.

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  5. Annie says:

    Since ABC is part owner of Hulu, maybe it it ABC that wants the crossovers. If more people watch PROSPECT PARK’S OLTL, they might also tune in to GH. No one is saying yet what exactly is happening to the characters.

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  6. Tina Gray says:

    I saw it and was kind of shocked! I couldn’t imagine why Luke would say it and why they would write it in. Just thought it was odd.

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  7. Tali says:

    Had PP gotten all their ducks in a row in February 2012, FV/RC would be writing STILL for OLTL. It was when PP deal fell thru that ABC picked them up as producer and writer. They both get kudos for having OLTL as ABC #1 soap when it went off the air, so I’m sure they still believe OLTL is still partially their baby!

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    Joliefan replied

    FV & RC were hired by GH long before the end of OLTL. How do you know they would have hired FV & RC? why would they want them they suck and you gh fans will fins that out soon enough!!

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  8. Laurie says:

    Loved it! Love how GH and OLTL are blending and sharing the best of both worlds. Keeping the craft alive….awesome! :)

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    Chrissy Matteson replied

    I agree. Do you remember back in the day when they did cross-overs? They did it all the time………IT WAS GREAT! I can see Anna hot on the trail for an escaped Lucy heading for Llanview after Caleb, and Anna finding out that there have been mysterious deaths where the cause of death was “loss of blood” and there’s only 2 puncture wounds. Somehow, John is allowed bail and he is also heading for Llanview behind Anna…………..Oh, could be oh so good.

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  9. su0000 says:

    I love when RC treats us with his ”mentions” .. He has never forgotten ‘his’ OLTL ..
    When I heard Luke say, “Oh Tracy, sadly One Life to Live isn’t on anymore.” that gave me my first chuckle of the day .. :)

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  10. brian says:

    Yes, I caught it, but was surprised Tracy comeback was about that she wasn’t looking for OLTL, and that if she was, she would have be grabbing her laptop since it was moving online !

    Now that was be a great way to cross promote the shows in my opinion.

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  11. Shawn says:

    I caught it too lol. Yeah it’s not on TV anymore it’s on Hulu and Hulu Plus! Watch out Port Charles because Llanview is coming back!

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  12. TRW says:

    Actually, since OLTL happens in the universe of GH, Luke should have told Tracy that Fraternity Row was no longer on the air – but that might have been too inside.

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    Alan replied

    that’s what i was thinking. In the General Hospital universe, Llanview is a real town with real people, three of which currently live in Port Charles. He should have said Fraternity Row was no longer on the air, to be more realistic. But i suspect this was a subtle dig at ABC for cancelling OLTL. I remember one episode of OLTL in the final months, Blair sang the 1980′s theme song and then at the end she pointed out how sad it was.

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  13. Nancy (Save Thesoaps) says:

    Oh I caught it alright! Do you think abc will run any ads for AMC & OLTL once they launch online?

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    Alan replied

    Prospect Park will have to pay for the ads but if they are smart they will do just that. They should buy advertising time during all four remaining soaps and maybe the View.

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  14. paula thomas says:

    caught it….loved it

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  15. Patrick says:

    doesn’t it seem like it’s “Pickled Lila” that is the “missing” shares of ELQ?

    I’m going to burst in to tears, when Tracy… realizes just how loved and as the last remaining sibling of Edward and Lila…. she is.

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  16. emtk says:

    Loved it!

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  17. gloria says:

    Caught it, loved it, rewound & played it again! Love the cross overs. Even way back when all the shows were on the air, someone from Llanview would mention Pine Valley or vice versa. But yeah, loved Luke saying that.

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    Kara replied

    I caught it replayed it and then taped it on my iPhone and emailed it out to my sisters who used to watch theses shows in the 80′s.

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  18. Phil says:

    I thought it was rather clever and funny! I still want Todd, John and Star to stay on GH, but I will check out OLTL out of curiosity… Just not sure I will stick with it….

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  19. Rodd says:

    I had the same grin and loved the way the shout-out was so seamlessly worked into the script! Kudos!

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  20. Blake says:

    That’s cool that they did that!

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  21. Bonnie says:

    Also Maxie referred to Britt as “Dr. Evil” aka David Hayward

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  22. CTwildheart says:

    Had to rewind my DVR to see if I heard it correct! I did and I loved it! I think most of us fans will always enjoy those little nods…

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  23. Teresa says:

    Yes, absolutely loved the nod to OLTL.

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  24. Engrady Pind says:

    Product placement for PP on GH is a great idea, but I still don’t know that I will pay to watch the PP shows online. This may well be the way future shows are made available to viewers, not via television but as online subscriptions.

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    Kara replied

    Product placement is a great idea.. Desperate house wives did it with Nissan cars.. I will def pay to see oltl on Hulu

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  25. Dianne says:

    yes. caught it and loved it. I am really enjoying the crossovers. my daughter and I love Starr on GH and that she is with Michael (though we were sad about Cole and Hope). I like Todd there too and was hoping he would reunite with Blair on GH. while here, I am LOVING all the returning loved characters. Frisco!!?? WOW. Heather, Felicia, Lucy, KEVIN!!, Laura, Robert, Holly, Anna, DUKE!!, AJ!!, Ned. The gang’s all here! Whose left? Scotty, Bobbie, Tiffany,, Sean. and I would love to see Ned, Lois & BrookeLynn together at the same time. One of the reasons I enjoyed GH in the 80s were all the power couples and how they were all friends and fought the bad guy together not each other. So sad Alan is gone.

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    Patrick replied

    of your list…. the one that took me by surprise…. and i didn’t expect it.

    when Frisco walked in to the bar… and said hello to Felicia….

    it was like going back in time…. the instant chemistry was there…. the way Felicia responded was priceless…. i was startled and stunned by the electricity, between these two.

    —————-

    and all this time… i was rooting for Mac and Felicia.

    —————-

    further in to the story…. Frisco tells Felicia he wants her back… and Felicia’s telling Frisco…. she wanted a reconcilliation with Maxie much sooner than it happened and told Frisco to not give up…. and with time…..??????

    ——————-

    A new tryst and/or triangle…. with the past STARs… I was genuinely impressed.

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    Patrick replied

    oh, and another thing…

    Ned and Lois.

    Hot, Hot, Hot.

    they’re on my wish list.

    Royalty.

    Chrissy Matteson replied

    I read that it’s going to be free and the shows will only be 1/2 hour shows

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  26. Christy says:

    I heard it! I even backed it up to hear it again! Had to laugh! I thought maybe that was a good adlib by Tony Geary.

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    Kara replied

    I did the and thought the same thing!

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  27. Patrick says:

    Bravo! Thank you to the genius who tipped his hat to the greatest soap ever. Class act General Hospital!

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  28. Jeffrey Anderson says:

    Better listen up,Abc..we want OLTO back on tv :)

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  29. Sharon says:

    That was good , I miss One life to live shame it is going to internet

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  30. Kara says:

    I heard Luck loud and clear and I loved it!!

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    Kara replied

    Luke! Sorry, spell ck changed it

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  31. pink says:

    This show has just gotten stupid since the idiots from OLTL took over.

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  32. Brett Bradley-Howarth says:

    I normally like the little comments like when Todd said something about America not needing another daytime talk show, however I didn’t like this, considering that we have crossover characters and Llanview is often referred to as a real place they shouldn’t have mentioned OLTL.

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