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31 March 31st, 2013 MONDAY GH’s 50th Anniversary! Roll Out The Red Carpet For A Once In A Lifetime Event!

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Monday, April 1st marks the 50th anniversary of ABC’s General Hospital, and with lots of drama, fun, and surprises in store as the celebration culminates with The Nurses’ Ball which begins this week, and concludes the following week with special not-to-be missed episodes!

In a brand new promo from ABC to get this party started right, General Hospital is rolling out the red carpet, not only for its fictional characters of the town of Port Charles, but for you, the fans who kept the show on the air for 5 decades!

So as the promo relates, get ready for “a once in a lifetime event,” with the return of the long-awaited Nurses’ Ball! Check out Lynn Herring, Finola Hughes, Teresa Castillo, Jason Thompson, Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright, Maurice Benard, Rick Springfield, Jane Elliot, Jack Wagner, Bradford Anderson, Kelly Monaco and more,  in these quick clips to get you ready for the celebration!

Watch the GH 50 anniversary promo after the jump, and let us know if you will be with GH all week long and next to help celebrate the milestone? And, what are you looking forward to seeing most at The Nurses’ Ball?

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  1. heidi says:

    This is so exciting!!! Love it!!! Love GH!!! Happy 50th!!!

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  2. jim says:

    Unless Helene has some reason to kidnap me, of course ill be there! Ive been waiting what seems like 50 years! lol!! And i look forward to it all!!!

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  3. susan M. says:

    What most I am looking for at The Nurses Ball is seeing Robin walk in and see Patrick
    kissing Sabrina! And let the fireworks begin! Luke & Laura find LuLu! And realize they both belong together! Seeing Rick Springfield Rock N Roll! I saw Rick Springfield years ago in person at Radio City Music Hall! Really enjoyed the show and he was wearing his
    black pants that had zippers on the side of each leg! Nikos comes out of his Coma &
    so does Robert Scorpio! Happy 50th GENERAL HOSPITAL! And many more! I will be glued to my t.v. watching the whole CELEBRATION!

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    su0000 replied

    I hope those are not spoilers- there are spoil free people who do not want to read/know what will happen..
    If they truly are spoilers you have ruined the awaited for suspenseful surprises for numerous of spoil free fans :)

    (I am a spoiler free fan)

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    susan M. replied

    It is just my opinion. This is what I would like to happen.

    dee replied

    Rick Springfield Rocks! Still touring and still making music..

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    Christy replied

    oh yes! I saw him in concert in 2006. It was fantastic. He got up and walked thru the crowd using the armrests to walk on and we helped to support him… some even caught him (on the butt!) when he started to lose balance. What fun, huh? te he he

    Girls still threw panties on the stage for him. Funny! and he did the strum the guitar with a bouquet of roses, which shreds them and they go everywhere. But yeah, that was a great concert, even better cuz it was a round rotating stage and smaller venue.

  4. Debbie Harris says:

    Can’t wait to watch it!! Here’s to Another 50 Great years for General Hospital!!!

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  5. Alyson says:

    Carly and Sonny going together, yay! CarSon<3

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  6. su0000 says:

    WOW! Sabrina was beautiful!!! lucky Patrick!

    ahh gonna luv the GH Chippendale’s ;)

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  7. Mary Fergen says:

    I am so there!!!!! Happy 50th, GH!

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  8. Elhu says:

    I will absolutely be tuning in for this major milestone not only in GH’s history, but in the history of this wonderful genre. I am sooooo proud of all those that have worked sooooo hard at GH both in front of and behind the cameras to even make it to this landmark event, especially since just one year ago, we did not even know if GH had a future to look forward to. I cannot wait to see how everything plays out, and I am sure we will not be disappointed. I look forward to everything. Happy 50th GH, and may you enjoy many, many more years to come!!!

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    su0000 replied

    General Hospital, back from the dead..!!!!

    It is biggest ‘bringing back from the dead ‘ soap story in soap opera history !!!

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    jimh replied

    Actually Days killed off half its cast several years ago and then later brought back all of them which most of us thought wouldnt happen…so i have to say they did it first, even though it seemed to have been their plan all along. Im excited GH is doing it!!!

  9. ces says:

    Can’t wait!!! Loved the ad for it!! Sabrina looked pretty and yeah a kissss!!!
    Seeing Rick Springfield perform – oh yeah :) Happy 50th GH!

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  10. Brett says:

    I wish they hadn’t shown Sabrina in the promo, seeing her looking amazing was one of the things I was looking forward to!

    I will watch all week, but then again, I always do!

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  11. 30yearGHFan says:

    Congrats GH. Loving it all

    BUT WHERE IS ROBERT SCORPIO?????

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  12. Alley says:

    Happy 50th, GH. You’ve been a part of my life since I was a teenager. Thanks for the memories, and here’s to 50 more years!

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  13. Rodd says:

    But of course, I’ll be there. It’s bound to be an event no one in their right mind would want to miss.

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  14. Emily says:

    Congrat! Happy 50th General Hospital. Love your show.I have been watching this show forever, I am now 63 years old. Love everyone on the show. Miss Bobbie Spencer, hopefully Bobbi can come back full time. Sorry to see Jason go, Edward, Lila, Georgie, RIP.

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  15. JR says:

    The Duke & Anna Tango! #GH50

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  16. tarlyfan says:

    ooh, I can’t wait.

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  17. Charles E. says:

    I am hoping that the long-suffering A.J. FINALLY finds happiness with Elizabeth, and wonder what they will do at the NB. I’m crossing my fingers for a real L&L reconciliation, and Jax & Brenda return to town married (as it should have been from the get-go). As to Sabrina, I can’t accept her with Patrick knowing Robin is still alive- she’s better off with Milo. Bobbie’s been throwing hints about her son Lucas looking for Mr. Right- could it be Felix DuBois? And will someone PLEASE give Monica a man?? It would be great if Alan were actually alive and held prisoner by Dr. Obrecht at that clinic where Robin is. As to who Britt’s dad could be: I say the long-missing Victor Cassadine, played by Thaao Penghlis back in 1981! He was last heard of as being in prison.

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  18. Teresa says:

    Cannot wait! Congrats GH and here’s to another 50 years of love in the afternoon.

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  19. tarlyfan says:

    can’t wait. Looks very interesting.

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  20. k/kay says:

    Congratulations GH 50 years wow!

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  21. Matt says:

    I’ve been watching GH (and all the ABC soaps, RIP) since I had a babysitter who watched them all. She had to take me to the dentist one day and the Muzak in the waiting room was the song playing when Luke raped Laura at the disco. of course, I said his out loud which embarrassed my poor babysitter to have people thinking she was letting a child watch such things!

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  22. Cartini says:

    I want the NB to be the start of Nicholas and Sabrina !

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    L.o.v.i.n.g. replied

    Oh yes! They would be so amazing!! Team Sabrolas Cassadine :)

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  23. Michael says:

    Loved today’s episode- especially the prolonged scene between Laura Wright and Jackie Zeman. Love, love, love Zeman- and it was great to see these two pros together. If I’m not mistaken, it is probably the first time Zeman and Wright have had a long scene together. I really hope they keep Zeman after the anniversary episodes- she’s still fantastic! Is there a Frank/Ron fan club somewhere? They have not only saved this soap, but made it “fun to watch” again.

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  24. heidi says:

    Just watched Monday’s episode and loved it!!! It was great! Can’t wait to see Tuesday’s show!!! Can’t wait to see who was under the burlap sack! Congratulations GH!!! You are the BEST!!!

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