Leave it to General Hospital to once again make some headlines in pop culture and this time it’s by using the name of current pop culture mess … Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s own mayor, Rob Ford! The crack-smoking Ford is running for re-election despite his public admissions of drug and alcohol use and has become quite the butt of many jokes for his off-camera and on-camera antics!
However, on Wednesday’s episode of GH, as picked up by The Hollywood Reporter first, Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) told Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) that two more guests were expected at their big engagement bash, because Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has agreed to come and she’s bringing a date. To which Britt, who is not too happy with Liz, replies, “Hmm … you don’t say …. Rob Ford?” To which, Nikolas retorts back, “Someone almost as notorious!”
Rob Ford’s name became a media sensation when the story broke of a smartphone video that allegedly showed the mayor inhaling from a glass pipe.
So what do you think of the dig at Liz by Britt using Rob Ford? Do you like the way the writing team at GH often has some very clever one-liners? And the fact that GH gets some additional media attention from it? Let us know!