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« Advise Me | Main | Night Shift Episode 6: Playing With Fire »

August 27, 2008

Must Everybody Have Their ABC-Daytime Related Something?

I'm sure you've all heard by now that next month, General Hospital will be adding Vincent Pastore to its ranks.  Because, as is patently obvious to anyone who pays attention, what GH needed was an actual Sopranos cast member, to play another Port Charles mobster.  And the family that needed more attention on the canvas was that longstanding, nuanced, layered, entertaining, diverse clan: The Giambettis.  Max and Milo have a daddy, you guys.  And we need to learn ALL about him.  What if there is fascinating familial background to the two mostly random dudes who guard Sonny and Jason that we don't know?  That would be horribly shoddy storytelling!

ANYWAY.  Pastore is the latest on a growing list of celebrities who are inexplicably claiming that GH and All My Children are awesome, must-see television, in this "Everybody Has Their Something" campaign.  (I'm leaving OLTL out of this, because, you know....you OLTL fans kind of scare me.  Plus A Martinez just started a gig there, so the show must truly be, or is about to become, totally awesome.) 

I'm sorry, but the power of this campaign is lost on me.  I mean, Scary Spice Mel B was awesome on -- and totally should have won -- Dancing With the Stars (Maks!!!!), but hearing her say she adores All My Children doesn't make me want to watch AMC, it makes me want to sit down and have a long talk with Mel B about what makes something bad (along those same lines we will also chat about much of her wardrobe, and that thing that she did that rhymes with "joob bob").  It also makes me want to double-check that Mallory's apartment is soundproofed so her screams of frustration don't disturb her neighbors.  (As a big Spice Girls fan, I'm sure Mel's endorsement of AMC is extremely traumatic for Mal.  She won't talk about it, but there are certain things friends just know in their souls.)

ANYWAY (part two).  In one of Pastore's ads, he says that Sonny is his favorite character on GH.  This is totally shocking information!  I totally thought he was going to say Alexis or Tracy.

If you can't bring yourself to watch Vinnie extol the virtues of the mobster who ate Port Charles, perhaps you'd prefer this promo shot, from one of those effing annoying emails from SOAPNet which contain approximately 12% soap-related content:

Pastoregotmygh

Oh, Vinnie.  I've got my General Hospital, too.  Mine aired during the Clinton administration, though. 

Comments

I think I heard something about the point of campaign was to encourage "reluctant" soap watchers and give them "joking" permission to watch. Yeah I need permission from B list actors to watch this crap.

And you can't convince me Elizabeth "Jessie Spano" Berkley didn't get her commercial soley becaus Frons is a fan of "Showgirls".

I got my GH...its on You Tube.

Pastore is the latest on a growing list of celebrities who are inexplicably claiming that GH and All My Children are awesome, must-see television, in this "Everybody Has Their Something" campaign. (I'm leaving OLTL out of this, because, you know....

Actually, to my knowledge, there haven't been any "Everybody's got their something" ads for OLTL. I guess it would be ABC Daytime's MO to not include the one show that's actually building up buzz at the moment in their new campaign.

...what GH needed was an actual Sopranos cast member, to play another Port Charles mobster.

Totally. Guza might as well personally call everyone who reviews soaps online and in the press and beg them to call GH a fifth-rate "Sopranos."

Aside from the shameless promoting, I would give Max and Milo a chance. I read that they are related to Tyler Christopher and helped him get in GH. How bad could they be.

OLTL has the commericals too. Jamie Anderson (I have no idea who that is) and Elizabeth Berkley do those two.

OLTL has the commericals too. Jamie Anderson (I have no idea who that is) and Elizabeth Berkley do those two.

Thanks for correcting me. I guess I'm just out of the room or not paying attention when they have come on.

According to the IMDB Jamie Anderson has a big role on the show "Pushing Twilight", which I haven't really heard of. Still, Elizabeth Berkeley is a pretty big name, or at least used to be.

"I'm leaving OLTL out of this, because, you know....you OLTL fans kind of scare me."

Oh, don't be scared of us! We won't bite! Honestly1

WTF - Guza once again proves there is a village in this world that is SORELY missing their idiot.

Bourgeois Nerd, I don't believe you.

Also, I genuinely would like an update on how A Martinez is doing on that soap that saved the dolphins and ended acid rain. I looove him. Cruz + Eden 4evah!!1!!1!!!

"Bourgeois Nerd, I don't believe you.

Also, I genuinely would like an update on how A Martinez is doing on that soap that saved the dolphins and ended acid rain. I looove him. Cruz + Eden 4evah!!1!!1!!!"

Would I lie to you, Becca? *LOL* I'll let you know how A. Martinez does; I think he starts next week. I'm hoping he doesn't have that same haircut; he's had it for about thirty years now.

BTW, the "OLTL singlehandedly brings peace to the Middle East!" talk has majorly subsided this summer. It kinda got in the doldrums, and a lot of people are unhappy, and we're pretty sure Frons is putting his nose into things, which, as you know, is never a good thing. It's getting better again, though. At least I think so. But there are still a lot of peopole disillusioned with RC, especially due to the Todd/Marty storyline.

The Jamie Anderson is the commericals is a snowboarder. They seem to play the GH and AMC ones more.

OLTL fans do bite...
but the bite cures cancer so it's not so bad.
I think the ABC soaps take turns being must see TV/crap. Maybe they have an agreement that only one can be good at a time? And we all know whose turn it isn't...

Pastore's character got whacked on The Sopranos because he turned rat and blabbed to the FBI.

Pastore was just in Steubenville (twenty minutes from me) in June and said nothing about his upcoming GH role. Ashamed much?

Every time I see those GH ads and it gets to the tagline, "And I've got General Hospital," I scream back, "Good! Have at it! Better you than me!" Is that wrong?

Nothing wrong with that, Beth. My initial reaction was actually "Ugh, me too! Now how do we get rid of it?!"

Vincent Pastore's character on The Sopranos was named "Big Pussy." Foreshadowing, perhaps? I guess it's a fitting name for anyone who would sell out to play a Port Charles mobster. Ack.

So tired of my once favourite soap. I found a guy years ago who was selling (substandard) copies of the shows on dvd when it really was good, BJ dying, Carly coming on. Luke and Laura.... seriously when it was watchable. I'll watch the couple scenes that Laura is in. I'll catch a Sam and Lucky fling because they make it difficult to breathe. Oh, and Maxies hot clothing selections. So, Laura, Sam and Lucky, I also forgot Patrick performing any act, mundane or amazing. It is all hotly. Otherwise why else watch? I mean seriously. Oh, and the boy playing Cam with all his bitch looks! Ha. But that's all.

"Nothing wrong with that, Beth. My initial reaction was actually 'Ugh, me too! Now how do we get rid of it?!'"

*snort* It's almost like a strange mole growing on your face.

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