General Hospital (TV Series 1963– ) Poster

(1963– )


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Edited into 

Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Muse (2009) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown during James Franco's opening monologue.
Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is) (2012)
Franco's scenes from GH are edited together


Port Charles (1997) (TV Series)
General Hospital: Night Shift (2007) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Dr. Sex (1964)
Dr. Schmutz calls General Hospital near the end
Everybody Loves It (1964)
Title mentioned by narrating four-leaf clover
Batman: Penguin's Clean Sweep (1968) (TV Episode)
John Beradino, then appearing as Dr. Steve Hardy on General Hosptial, cameos as a doctor
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Buddy Hackett/Cass Elliot/Dong Kingman/Jan Munroe (1974) (TV Episode)
Cass Elliot recalls Diana's pregnancy lasting a year and a half
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Don Rickles/Ray Bradbury/Cheryl Ladd (1978) (TV Episode)
Johnny reads plot recaps of several soap operas
Naughty Network (1981)
TV show mentioned by "Mr. Blackman".
Mork & Mindy: My Dad Can't Beat Up Anybody (1981) (TV Episode)
Mearth mentions the show.
Bosom Buddies: Other Than That, She's a Wonderful Person (1981) (TV Episode)
Sonny say of a situation, "It's so General Hospital!"
Gimme a Break!: Brother Ed and the Hooker (1982) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Chained Heat (1983)
Mentioned in dialogue
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
Mentioned in dialogue
Electric Dreams (1984)
This is where Edgar says he learnt to lie.
Highway to Heaven: Highway to Heaven: Part 1 (1984) (TV Episode)
Estelle Wicks mentions soap opera by name
Diff'rent Strokes: Tonsils (1984) (TV Episode)
Pearl says she watched 4 years of General Hospital
Punky Brewster: Changes: Part 3 (1986) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
X: The Unheard Music (1986)
"A Day on The Set of General Hospital" is printed on a TV Guide cover.
Kate & Allie: General Hospital (1986) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Golden Girls: The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo (1988) (TV Episode)
Sophia likens the hospital she volunteers at to the one on "General Hospital," saying "this place is a passion pit!"
It's Garry Shandling's Show.: Ruth's Place (1989) (TV Episode)
Ruth and Garry appear on the show, Ian Buchanan reprises his role
Going Overboard (1989)
The title is mentioned.
Blackadder Goes Forth: General Hospital (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Saturday Night Live: Robert Wagner/Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Jury Duty; The Comedy (1990) (TV Movie)
Hope mentions it while on the stand.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: A Life in Progress (1991) (TV Episode)
Vinnie mentions the show.
Murder, She Wrote: Bite the Big Apple (1991) (TV Episode)
Television show is mentioned.
Beetlejuice: Generally Hysterical Hospital (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Full House: Play It Again, Jesse (1992) (TV Episode)
A man in the supermarket tells Jesse that General Hospital is his favorite Soap Opera. Ironically, John Stamos (Jesse) was in an episode of General Hospital
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenagers from Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I want to meet Luke and Laura while I'm there."
Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992)
Vivian Schilling mentions her role as Mindy Peake.
Designing Women: Oh Dog, Poor Dog (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Roseanne: Suck Up or Shut Up (1994) (TV Episode)
Roseanne and Nancy fight over which soap-opera to watch at the diner.
The Nanny: Material Fran (1994) (TV Episode)
Fran and Val talk about the characters, Luke and Laura.
Felony (1994)
"Where did they find you? General Hospital?"
Double Dragon (1994)
As an in-joke, during the final fight between Lash and Marion in the Power Corp. hideout, Marion says to Lash "Generally, I put people in hospital". Lash is played by Kristina Wagner, famous at the time for starring in General Hospital.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1995) (TV Episode)
Mike says the title.
Saturday Night Live: Anthony Edwards/Foo Fighters (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during the monologue
Married with Children: Spring Break: Part 1 (1996) (TV Episode)
When Kelly and the girls don't recognize Rock DJ Dan, he adds: "I was on 'General Hospital' two days last fall. Zipper mishap."
Hustler White (1996)
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Bridesmaids (1996) (TV Episode)
Annie is late for the bridesmaids' dress fitting "because 'General Hospital' was killer today!"
Friends: The One with the Screamer (1997) (TV Episode)
Kate tells Joey she got a job on the series.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place: Two Guys, a Girl and a Presentation (1998) (TV Episode)
Berg prepares himself for medical studies by watching General Hospital on TV
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) (TV Episode)
"The historic first meet of Luke and Laura"
The West Wing: What Kind of Day Has It Been (2000) (TV Episode)
Bartlet mentions the show during his speech.
Oz: Gray Matter (2000) (TV Episode)
(about a soap) "Mac just left Felicia...again"
Gilmore Girls: Kiss and Tell (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorelai mentions characters from the show.
Intimate Portrait: Linda Dano (2000) (TV Episode)
mentions Dano's involvement in the show
Friends: The One with Joey's Award (2001) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned at the Soapie Awards.
Intimate Portrait: Genie Francis (2001) (TV Episode)
much of this focuses on Genie Francis's work on General hospital
Thank Heaven (2001)
mentioned in dialogue
That '80s Show: Spring Break '84 (2002) (TV Episode)
Katie suggests that Corey should put up the picture of Dr. Patrick Drake from the show as decoration on the record store's wall.
Intimate Portrait: Finola Hughes (2002) (TV Episode)
Hughes talks about working on GH
Intimate Portrait: Emma Samms (2002) (TV Episode)
Do Over: The Anniversary (2002) (TV Episode)
Isabelle refers to the series.
Do Over: Short-Cuts (2002) (TV Episode)
Isabelle refers to Rick Springfield's role as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital (1963).
Saturday Night Live: Ray Liotta/The Donnas (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Fun Friends Club
Saturday Night Live: Salma Hayek/Christina Aguilera (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tina Fey
Gilmore Girls: A Tale of Poes and Fire (2003) (TV Episode)
Rory mentions the show to Paris.
SOAPnet Salutes ABC Daytime (2003) (TV Movie)
stars from General Hospital talk about the future of the show
Biography: All My Children (2003) (TV Episode)
Finola Hughes is mentioned to have been on General Hospital prior to Joining AMC
Friends: The One Where the Stripper Cries (2004) (TV Episode)
Leslie Charleson and Joey are the celebrities players on "Pyramid" and she is announced as the star of 'General Hospital'.
SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets (2004) (TV Movie)
Actors discuss their upcoming storylines
House M.D.: Paternity (2004) (TV Episode)
House sees Foreman monitoring Dan from the lab and says, "General Hospital is on Channel Six."
SOAPnet Reveals ABC Soap Secrets (2005) (TV Movie)
actors talk about future storylines
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)
mentioned in song lyrics
Duck Dodgers: The Six Wazillion Dollar Duck (2005) (TV Episode)
Duck Dodgers is given bionic implants at General Hospital
Saturday Night Live: Natalie Portman/Fall Out Boy (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Needlers
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.202 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Seasonal Acting" category
30 Rock: Pilot (2006) (TV Episode)
Jack reminds Jenna of Scotty on General Hospital
The Simpsons: Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times (2007) (TV Episode)
One of the attack modes on the geeks' glove is "genital hospital".
House M.D.: Half-Wit (2007) (TV Episode)
House registers his patient file under the name "Luke N. Laura."
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
"I haven't seen that style since Luke married Laura."
The Bachelor: Episode #13.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
A group date goes to the set of "General Hospital"
PG Porn: Genital Hospital (2009) (TV Episode)
Title is a reference to the long-running soap.
Not Married with Children XXX (2009) (Video)
Al tells Kelly to go home and watch this show with her mom
The Simpsons: The Great Wife Hope (2009) (TV Episode)
Lenny says that he "spent all day eating bon-bons and watching 'General Hospital.'"
Dancing with the Stars: Round Six (2009) (TV Episode)
Tom Bergeron refers to Luke and Laura
Castle: Vampire Weekend (2009) (TV Episode)
Seamus Dever character is dressed with a Doctor costume reminiscent of the one he used as Dr. Ian Devlin in General Hospital.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.71 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference to the setting in a $10,000 question
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.89 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Soap Operas"
Greek: Pride & Punishment (2010) (TV Episode)
One ZBZ thinks that the sirens from the show are police
Rules of Engagement: Free Free Time (2010) (TV Episode)
Jeff mentions watching "Genital Hospital" on Pay-Per-View
Visiting... with Huell Howser: Movie Nursery (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned as one of their clients
Atop the Fourth Wall: Ewoks #9 (2010) (TV Episode)
Finevoice says he uses his Tivo to tape this show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.95 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says that after going on "The View", President Obama will go on the show to explain his health care plan
Hell's Kitchen: 10 Chefs Compete (2010) (TV Episode)
Title on-screen when Nancy Grahn is shown
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Mentioned by doctor in dialogue
Elvira's Movie Macabre: Teenagers from Outer Space (2010) (TV Episode)
Elvira cites the show as one of her favorite soap operas.
Undercover Boss: Subway (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Don
Psych: Dual Spires (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn: What is it with all the secret relationships - it's like "General Hospital"
Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/Linkin Park (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth on Weekend Update
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Mentioned a few times in reference to James Franco.
Castle: One Life to Lose (2011) (TV Episode)
Castle mentioned the "Evil Weather Machine" was used in General Hospital.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.114 (2011) (TV Episode)
Carol Burnett says that Elizabeth Taylor used to watch the show
Dirty Soap: All My Family (2011) (TV Episode)
features an actor from this soap
Dirty Soap: The Young and the Illness (2011) (TV Episode)
features an actor from this soap
Nikita: Looking Glass (2011) (TV Episode)
Birkhoff mentions it.
Dirty Soap: The Cold and the Beautiful (2011) (TV Episode)
features an actor from this soap
The Simpsons: Tapped Out (2012) (Video Game)
The quest name "General Hospital" is a reference to the TV series name.
Hot in Cleveland: Everything Goes Better with Vampires (2012) (TV Episode)
Rick Springfield mentioned as being on the show
Stevie TV: Episode #1.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
James Franco says he did a soap opera
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.149 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan says that he auditioned for a role on the show that eventually went to John Stamos
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.133 (2012) (TV Episode)
Arden mentions the show by name.
Soap Life (2012)
Subject of Documentary
TableTop: Last Night on Earth (2012) (TV Episode)
Felicia Day says that her zombie character dr. Hannah loves the show.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.30 (2013) (TV Episode)
Sarah mentions the show by name.
The Carrie Diaries: Identity Crisis (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Maggie
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: The Original B---- (2013) (TV Episode)
Richard Dean Anderson says he was on this show.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.116 (2013) (TV Episode)
Sarah mentions the show by name.
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Andy Samberg.
The Goldbergs: Why're You Hitting Yourself? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Adam.
James & Mike Mondays: Godzilla: Unleashed (2013) (TV Episode)
James mentions there should be a Blu-ray set on this show,
Sam & Cat: #BlooperEpisode (2014) (TV Episode)
Two fans mention some of Maree Cheatham's past work
Naked After Dark: After Africa (2014) (TV Episode)
Josh mentions the show
Hell's Kitchen: 17 Chefs Compete (2014) (TV Episode)
title appears on-screen when Vanessa Marcil is shown
Lost River (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #30.189 (2014) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Is There a TV Doctor in the House?" category
Hell's Kitchen: Winner Chosen (2014) (TV Episode)
Title shown on-screen when Sean is shown
Greg and Sandy's Alien Adventures (2014) (Short)
mentioned once
The Goldbergs: The Darryl Dawkins Dance (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Erica.
Baby Daddy: Over My Dead Bonnie (2015) (TV Episode)
A crossover episode with Baby Daddy.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Judi Dench/Ansel Elgort/GZA with Tom Morello (2015) (TV Episode)
During the Pros & Cons segment Jimmy mentions hip-hop soap opera "Generizzle Hospitizzle"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kerry Washington/Jesse Tyler Ferguson/Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy says that he used to watch the show during his stand-up days
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Eva Longoria/Jason Mantzoukas/Sunil Yapa/Glenn Kotche (2016) (TV Episode)
Eva Longoria mentions having been on the soap opera
Fuller House: Our Very First Show, Again (2016) (TV Episode)
Jesse says that he is moving to L.A. because he has been hired as the new music composer for "General Hospital."
The Muppets.: Generally Inhospitable (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 30 March 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Stephen A. Smith
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 May 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Stephen A. Smith
Greatest Hits: Greatest Hits: 1980 - 1985 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Shailene Woodley/Carol Burnett/Jason Aldean (2016) (TV Episode)
Jimmy recalls his mother being a fan of the show
Timeless: Pilot (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Dr. Strange (2016) (TV Episode)
"If the movie wants to watch General Hospital..."
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.68 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Franco File" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.80 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "What's Your Favorite Soap?" category
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michelle Pfeiffer/Kyle MacLachlan/Mark Normand (2017) (TV Episode)
Jimmy recalls watching the show when he was a stand-up comedian in Los Angeles
Baroness Von Sketch Show: It Satisfies on a Very Basic Level (2017) (TV Episode)
Deb mentions the show by name.
My Music: The '80s (2017) (TV Special)
referenced in introduction to Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" video and when introducing Jack Wagner
The Big Bang Theory: The Tenant Disassociation (2018) (TV Episode)
Raj says his television show's name would be "General Botspital".
Over the Top: Pilot (TV Episode)
Yorgo cheers up at the throught that this show is about to start

Featured in 

The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Willie watches this show on TV in his apartment
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manhunt in Space (1992) (TV Episode)
Featured one segment as part of this episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beatniks (1992) (TV Episode)
Featured one segment as part of this episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Crash of Moons (1992) (TV Episode)
one episode featured as the featurette for this episode
Luke and Laura, Vol. 1: Lovers on the Run (1994) (Video)
this is a video showing the best scenes of Luke and Laura from their meeting to their wedding
Luke and Laura Vol. 2: Greatest Love of All (1995) (Video)
this is a clip video of the best moment of Luke & Laura from their wedding onwards
ABC Afterschool Specials: Positive: A Journey Into AIDS (1995) (TV Episode)
Two actors from "General Hospital" (1963) who play characters with AIDS investigate the disease in this documentary.
The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Clips shown of nominnes.
Behind the Music: Rick Springfield (1998) (TV Episode)
The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Clips from series shown as nominees announced.
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Intimate Portrait: Genie Francis (2001) (TV Episode)
clips from GH are used
Intimate Portrait: Finola Hughes (2002) (TV Episode)
clips from GH are used to show Hughes performance on that show
I Love the '80s (2002) (TV Series)
Daytime's Greatest Weddings (2004) (Video)
footage of weddings are used
House M.D.: Pilot (2004) (TV Episode)
House is seen watching an episode of this series twice - once in the cafeteria, once at the end with Wilson
House M.D.: Acceptance (2005) (TV Episode)
House watches his favorite soap
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Clips were shown
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The Greatest: 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80's (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage from the TV series was featured in this mini-series.
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Muse (2009) (TV Episode)
James Franco shows a clip of himself on General Hospital during the monologue
Visiting... with Huell Howser: County USC Medical Center (2010) (TV Episode)
clip of the show's opening sequence showing the exterior of LAC+USC as "General Hospital"
OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie (2010)
Scene featuring Maurice Benard as Sonny Corinthos.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.27 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip of James Franco and his mother on the show is shown
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
Dirty Soap: Starting Over (2011) (TV Episode)
clips from the show featuring Kelly and Kirsten are shown
The Sitter (2011)
A scene with James Franco is shown on TV.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.67 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea shows a clip from the show.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.75 (2013) (TV Episode)
A clip of the show with the crossover from the cast of "The Chew" is shown.
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) (TV Special)
Featured in James Franco retrospective.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.135 (2013) (TV Episode)
A clip of the show is shown.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.152 (2013) (TV Episode)
A clip of the show is shown.
The Goldbergs: Why're You Hitting Yourself? (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam and Erica watch General Hospital on tv.
The Goldbergs: Kara-Te (2013) (TV Episode)
Erica watches the show on TV.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.107 (2014) (TV Episode)
A clip from the show featuring a spat between Brad and Felix is shown.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.121 (2014) (TV Episode)
A clip from the show is shown.
Annabelle (2014)
Mia watches this series on TV.
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Common/Pamela Adlon/John Prine with Iris DeMent/Hannah Welton (2016) (TV Episode)
Altered clip in the Hidden Credits segment

Spoofed in 

Hank: The Millionth Dollar Baby (1966) (TV Episode)
The TV mentions a soap opera Peyton Private Hospital (spoofing both the Peyton Place and General Hospital soap operas).
The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #6.5 (1972) (TV Episode)
Parodied as "Terminal Hospital".
Candy Stripers (1978)
Porn parody
Young Doctors in Love (1982)
Medical soap opera spoof
Tootsie (1982)
"Southwest General" is a parody of "General Hospital", even referencing the "Sally Armitage is Max Hedges!" storyline plot twist.
Howard the Duck (1986)
Duck soap opera in an operating room
ALF: A Little Bit of Soap (1987) (TV Episode)
"Midwest General" is a parody of the series.
Genital Hospital (1987) (Video)
Porn parody
Yogi's Treasure Hunt: Yogi Bear on the Air (1988) (TV Episode)
Hokey Wolf and Mr. Jinx's show is called "Gentle Hospital".
Generally Horny Hospital (1995) (Video)
Young Nurses in Lust (1995) (Video)
Porn parody
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: As Westbridge Turns (1997) (TV Episode)
The character Stone is a take off of the character from General Hospital
Lexx: Lafftrak (1999) (TV Episode)
one of the shows is a soap opera set in a hospital
Candy Stripers 5: The New Generation (1999) (Video)
spoofs the original soap
All Grown Up!: Miss Nose It All (2004) (TV Episode)
Angelica is watching "Temptation Hospital" in hospital
Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004) (TV Movie)
Hugh mentions an intergalactic soap opera called "General Post Office"
Family Guy: Prick Up Your Ears (2006) (TV Episode)
Brian and his friends are watching a porn titled Genital Hospital, a porn spoof of the show General Hospital
Foo Fighters: Long Road to Ruin (2007) (Video)
The music video of the song is a comedic spoof of a stereotypical 1970s-era hospital soap opera (General Hospital in particular).
Trying Times: Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
Pregnant with twins from two different fathers.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.67 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea and Sarah do a spoof of a scene from the show that Chelsea just showed.
Studio C: Episode #4.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Days of One Life in a Bold Hospital with All My Children" sketch
Studio C: Episode #5.6 (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Los Days of One Vida in Uno Bold Clínica con All My Childrens" sketch
The College Basketball Awards (2018) (TV Movie)
Skit with Griffin, Kiki, and Curtis

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