From ''General Hospital'' to ''Guiding Light,'' we look at some of the most far-fetched storylines of the genre

By Lindsay Soll
Updated April 10, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

Mistaken identities? Yawn! Check out these fabulously far-fetched TV plotlines that really stretched the boundaries of believability.

General Hospital (1981)
Evil Mikkos Cassadine (John Colicos) puts all of Port Charles in a deep freeze. Luke and Laura to the rescue!

One Life to Live (1987)
Ailing Viki (Erika Slezak) tours heaven — and visits with departed pals — then comes back to Earth.

Days of Our Lives (1995)
Oh, hell no! Marlena (Deidre Hall) is possessed by Satan, causing her to levitate and strangle a priest.

Guiding Light (1998)
Michael (Peter Hermann) makes a clone — named Dolly, natch — of the not-so-dead Reva (Kim Zimmer).

Passions (1999)
Town witch Tabitha (Juliet Mills) brings her doll Timmy (Josh Ryan Evans) to life. Chucky, meanwhile, remains unemployed.

Passions (2003)
Nothing strange here. Just your average nurse — played by an orangutan! — fantasizing about a hunky cop.