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Oprah and my favorite soap stars! Oh the drama!

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Image Credit: George Burns/HarpoWhy did I just smile through that whole hour of Oprah as soap stars including Susan Lucci, Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Michael E. Knight, and Jeanne Cooper paraded through? Sure, it was a total love fest as Oprah gushed about her love for their shows (All My Children, General Hospital, Young and the Restless) and their characters, and the actors all gushed about being on Oprah’s show in the last season. But there’s no denying that watching any sort of retrospective on the characters we’ve known for so long is enough to give me the warm fuzzies. 

There was Susan Lucci surprised with all eight of Erica Kane’s husbands. It’s always a pleasure to see someone like Michael Nader (Dimitri) age so well. Luke and Laura, er, Tony Geary and Genie Francis reunited onstage. Geary talked about having an affair with Elizabeth Taylor. (“I spent a couple of years with her and it was a wonderful time in my life,” said Geary. “She liked the soap, she liked Luke, and then she sort of liked me.”) Francis said she’d come back to GH if Laura could stop being a victim. Debbie Morgan (how great does that woman look?!) and Darnell Williams of Angie and Jesse fame and “Tad the Cad” Michael E. Knight charmed my socks off. And the diva herself, Cooper, purred her way through a mutual admiration society meeting with Oprah.

That was one of those Oprah shows that I’ll remember fondly. Did you watch? What was your favorite part?

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