Unless you live under a rock, you probably heard that General Hospital celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary last week. The show celebrated by throwing an epic celebration – the 2013 Nurses Ball. For anyone who doesn’t watch GH, you may not know why this is SO FANTASTIC. So here is a little GH history lesson for you.
Back in the ’90s, General Hospital made a decision to confront the HIV/AIDs epidemic head on. This was a questionable and controversial move, because no other soap opera had dealt with such a topic. So, they introduced Stone Cates, a young, TDH (tall dark & handsome) man, onto the show and he fell wildly in love with the young and innocent Robin Scorpio. Hearts broke as Stone succumbed to the disease and Robin learned that she was HIV positive. But Robin didn’t let her diagnosis hinder her future. She became a wildly successful doctor, wife, and mother. She even started the Nurses Ball in 1994. The Nurses Ball was an annual event held to help raise money and awareness for HIV and AIDs. But, due to the enormous budget that this sort of event requires for production, the Nurses Ball hasn’t happened since 2001. Robin has since “passed away” (we know as an audience that she’s still alive but everyone in Port Charles thinks she’s dead). So, in honor of Robin Scorpio, Nurse Sabrina Santiago and Lucy Coe worked their magic to resurrect the Ball and there was no better way to celebrate GH50.
The 2013 Nurses Ball was great soapy-fun. It was hilarious, entertaining, and stocked full of drama and excitement. So in honor of GH50, here are the Top 10 moments of the Nurses Ball, so you can relive the magic all over again. And if you missed it, here’s a little recap of the best parts of the Ball!
- 10. Carly and Brenda’s Food Fight
Everyone’s favorite enemies, Carly Jax and Brenda Barrett, were seated at the same table. This sort of arrangement promises trouble, and it came in the form of a food fight! I don’t think I’ll ever forget the image of Brenda pegging Carly in the back of the head with a roll!
- 9. Sam and Anton’s Ball Room Dance
DWTS sexy stud muffin, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, guest-starred on GH50 as the super talented choreographer, Anton. He danced with DWTS alum, Kelly Monaco. All I can say is, hubba hubba!
- 8. Anna Devane & Duke Lavery’s Tango (and then kiss!)
History was re-made as Anna & Duke shared this magical moment all over again.
Side note – Finola Hughes is a professional dancer and she rocked this tango. Do we have a future DWTS champion in the making?
- 7. “Call Me Maybe” with Sabrina & Emma
Emma=Adorable. Enough said.
- 6. Felicia Finally Picks Mac, and Pops the Question!!
The Aztec Princess had a tough choice on her hands – rockstar and FBI-hottie Frisco or her solid rock and partner-for-life, Mac. Thankfully, she made the right choice!
- 5. Jack Wagner Singing…Enough Said
Ladies of the Eighties, Enjoy! Jack Wagner’s “All I Need” will knock you off your feet ;)
- 4. Lucy Coe In her Skivvies with Richard Simmons
It’s tradition – Lucy Coe always ends up on stage in her underwear. We all just wondered how they would do it this year and the answer = Richard Simmons coming out of the closet. Check out 55 year old Lynn Herring’s abs of steel!
- 3. The Belle of the Ball Lands Her Man!
The make-over we’ve all been waiting for finally happened and Sabrina went from dorky-student nurse to the gorgeous Belle of the Ball. AND, she finally landed her dream man, Dr. Patrick Drake. YOU GO GIRL!
- 2. Rick Springfield’s “Jesse’s Girl”
Resident Dr. Noah Drake sure does look a lot like Rick Springfield! After keeping his acting and musical careers completely separate, Rick Springfield finally sings on GH and the performance was well worth the wait.
- 1. The Men of General Hospital (Striptease Style)
By far, the best moment of the whole thing was the performance by Magic Milo and his group of delicious men! Enjoy this Magic Mike-inspired performance! Oh, and they drop trow at 3:01. You’re welcome!
So there you have it. The 2013 Nurses Ball was an event to remember. I’m already counting down for the next one!