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33 December 9th, 2014 SNL’s Vanessa Bayer Shows James Franco … The New GH Franco!

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If you missed that ever so cute tweet from Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer the other day, we have it for you here!  As viewers know former General Hospital guest star, James Franco (Ex-Franco) co-hosted this past Saturday’s episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

This past weekend, Vanessa tweeted a picture of her and James looking at Roger Howarth as the new Franco on GH!  Howarth became the new Franco after he could no longer play the character of Todd Manning due to the legal issues and dispute between ABC and Prospect Park.

Bayer tweeted, “Showing Franco the new Franco! @JamesFrancoTV @GeneralHospital #GHsuperfan“  And in a response, GH head writer Ron Carlivati tweeted back, “Hi, Vanessa. Please tell Mr. Franco he’s welcome back anytime to do the Battle of the Francos!”

So, what did you think of the image of Franco seeing Franco?  Would you like to see a story where James Franco returns to GH, and somehow there is a story arc between the two Francos?  Comment below!

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  1. vinman says:

    Yeah more Franco vs. Franco
    more CARtoons!

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    Tweets replied

    Yes! I would love to see them both on there. Both are great actors! What a show it would be!

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    Harry replied

    Ha ha! Tweets, I am pretty sure Vinman was kidding.

  2. Timmm says:

    No thanks. Not a fan of James Franco and not a fan of Franco, the character. I wish Roger would have been attached to the Quartermaines or even the Spencers, somehow?

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Ive long said RH shouldve played Jimmy Lee’s son that wouldve tied him to the Qs…maybe there is still a chance of that happening…if we are suppose to believe the masks stories, why not have him think he is Franco when he really is a Q???

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    Timmm replied

    I wanted Jimmy Lee and Celia back in the Q house for a long time. Yes Roger could be Jimmy’s son. If James Franco came back to wrap up that character it frees up Roger to be someone else and they could write a story to explain it pretty easily.

  3. Nick D. says:

    Haha love the tweet and Ron’s response but the ONLY way I would accept a “battle of the Francos” is if Roger were revealed not as Franco but as…. Todd! Of course that would entail the end of the lawsuit.

    In the meantime, the whole identity of the Franco character (between all the parentage retcons and the Howarth character switch) is convoluted enough without doing a Two Franco thing. Three Lukes is enough right now haha!

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  4. 4ever DAYS says:

    I think it’s great that General Hospital is getting exposure on SNL, but where’s the love for Days of our Lives? Maybe SNL…an NBC show…will do something big for DAYS’ 50th!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    They can do a sketch titled “Days of our Saturday Night Live(s)!

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    Nick D. replied

    I think this was the actress’ own idea/tweet, not SNL’s. However, I agree NBC should do all they can to promote DAYS!

    Harry replied

    Well, it’s because Franco appeared on SNL and he’s played a character on GH.

  5. PV Jr. says:

    Franco is a cancer and so is the character of “Franco” on GH. It was not needed and now this poor show is STUCK with this horrible sociopath of a character.

    I am tired of his face even more so after he poked fun at the Sony breach (for a cheap laugh on SNL) while THOUSANDS of SSNs of employees past and present (not to mention those belonging to dependants of said employees), performance reviews, 401K and healthcare information, emails, home addresses, phone numbers, etc. is all up for grabs – his included.

    But when you make millions I guess you do not have to worry about that. Go ahead, James, LAUGH IT UP! :-(

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  6. Mary SF says:

    Sure why not, we can just say Helene brainwashed nuFranco to think he was the real Franco and nuFranco could really be Jason and Billy Miller is really AJ. On this show identities are very flexible.

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    rebecca1 replied

    LOL, Mary SF! “identities are very flexible!” I actually love Roger’s Franco…I think he has more humanity than Sonny, Ava and Julian combined at this point. But if it had gone differently I think he would have made a great nuJason…and Billy a great AJ. (that’s of course only if my much-missed Sean Kanan couldn’t come back.)

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  7. su0000 says:

    Now, that would be entertainment !!!
    I would have a great time watching two Francos facing off..
    That would be a great time..

    James Franco would be a short stay so it would be over quickly, but fun!!
    and-
    the publicly for GH would be very beneficial, for all ..

    (but– it will never happen.. only a dumbass would believe it would happen LOL ..

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  8. Harry says:

    In a word, no. I would not like to see two Francos. There’s enough of that going around.

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    su0000 replied

    C’mon Harry..
    It is not about seeing two Francos..
    It is;
    Roger Howarth and James Franco, the two facing off.. I can’t even imagine how earthshaking that would be !!!!!

    Both are great stars/actors and for any soap to have two great ones as Roger and James in a story on screen, is phenomenal ..!!!

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    pinky replied

    Lol

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    You wouldnt see two Francos…RH would really be someone else…a Q?

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    rebecca1 replied

    hey jimh…maybe we’d find out Jason and Franco really were twins…and Roger’s Franco really is Jason (saved at Crichton and brainwashed to think he’s Franco)…then James Franco would be the real Franco…and Billy would be AJ. Hahahhahha…the hilarious but oh-so-sad truth is they could really pull this off! (if they wanted to but that’s in the what-if category James Franco came back for a stint.)

  9. Aria says:

    RC should show Vanessa Bauer the love and invite her too she’s the one tweeting clout the 2 Franco’s and stop the butt kissing of James Franco!

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    Aria replied

    meant to say Vanessa bayer she’s the one tweeting n show her the love and stop being so desperate to get James Franco to do GH again, his buddies JFP & Stevie burton will play their bff card n have Franco guest star on y&r before he does GH agian work on showing genie Francis some love n let’s see Laura!

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  10. el says:

    Missing #Toddmanning #OLTL

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  11. Amy says:

    Cute and I’m all for it! I love James Franco. But GH had better think this one through and make sure they do it right without destroying the character!

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    su0000 replied

    LOL
    James Franco is way too busy to come to GH even for a week even for a day lol, not going to happen..
    but-it would be great fun!!

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  12. pinky says:

    GH is a joke and the show is the worst show on tv.It should be canceled.

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    Harry replied

    As much as I belly ache about some GH stories, the last thing I want is for it be cancelled. And it has been more interesting lately.
    I am still missing OLTL and AW. I missed AMC long before ABC pulled the plug on it because it bore no semblance to its former self.

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  13. Stephanie says:

    Cute scene of her showing him Roger portraying Franco. I guess he doesn’t own a TV – lol. I don’t think James should re-appear on GH, but if he and/or SNL would invite Roger to do a skit – that would be the best!

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  14. Christy says:

    Please – No James Franco at GH! Once was too much! ug! Like him on the first Spiderman, hated him on GH.

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    Harry replied

    I watched a little bit today and James Franco’s mother was on. Watching her try to act was as painful as listening to Maxie’s vocal fry.

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  15. PV Jr. says:

    Not wanting to post here, but wanted to let you guys know that Rick Springfield just announced he has joined season two of TRUE DETECTIVE.

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  16. bubba colvin says:

    that be awesome? but who would let be real franco? i say you let james be the real deal franco and that Roger Howarth is really todd manning trying be franco or that france brain wash todd

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