Crazy soap opera plots
From ''General Hospital'' to ''Guiding Light,'' we look at some of the most far-fetched storylines of the genre
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).
Town witch Tabitha (Juliet Mills) brings her doll Timmy (Josh Ryan Evans) to life. Chucky, meanwhile, remains unemployed.
Nothing strange here. Just your average nurse — played by an orangutan! — fantasizing about a hunky cop.