James Franco is back on 'General Hospital' -- VIDEO

Just in time for his Oscar hosting gig on ABC, James Franco will reprise his memorable role as that oh-so-mysterious artist on General Hospital beginning tomorrow. So why is “Franco” back in town? We’re told he shows up to remind Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) that he’s still around. Or maybe he had something to do with the big explosion that occurred after Sonny and Brenda’s wedding today.

Better yet, perhaps he’s just there to make a few meta jokes about his hosting the Academy Awards (notice the fancy duds he’s wearing in the clip) and his best actor nomination for 127 Hours. Anyhoo, his arc ends Monday. 

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  • Glenn

    Pretty funny. Not sure from how this piece is written whether Lynette was speculating or actually did notice that the clip was indeed an inside-jokefest all about Franco.

  • Matt

    I know people who love James Franco’s cameos on GH and others who hate him. I think they’re actually pretty funny. Certainly a change from the usual “Sopranos-lite” stuff GH does on a daily basis. (Anyone remember when it was about the hospital and not the mob?)

    • Patricia

      Actually GH has had the mob element since the 1970s, and the hospital stuff was about doctors and nurses and things that happened to them OUTSIDE the hospital. I love GH, including the mob element. If I wanted to watch the usual soap fluff, I would tune into DOOL, Y&R, B&B, or AMC. GH is different and can boast the best cast on soaps, imo.

    • Sonny

      Matt, are you not aware of how soaps are dropping like flies? GUIDING LIGHT in 2009, AS THE WORLD TURNS last year. GENERAL HOSPITAL Head Writer Bob Guza is crafting something completely different, which makes GH not only stand-apart from the usual soap fare, but positions the show to thrive in the new, hyper-competitive daytime arena. Back to the hospital? That would be a sure method to bury GH in the soap graveyard along with all the rest which have fallen.

  • squishmar

    That was entirely about him! Very funny…. the thing about spending his spring “between a rock and a hard place” and the crack about “multi-tasking” and the “very important event” he has to attend. I loved it.

  • Mae

    i LOVE it! he has such a great sense of humor and i kinda love GH more cause of this.

  • Brian

    I love James!

  • em g

    I hate his appearances. They take over the show put other story lines on hold and really give only 1 person in the permanent cast [who shares the same agent as Franco] anything to do.

  • Sydney

    SO EXCITED FOR TOMORROW!!!!

  • Ugly Jenny

    I love James Franco’s cameos! I think he is one of the most talented actors out there and can appreciate acting all different types of genres. Plus he’s very easy on the eyes, so that doesn’t hurt.
    I hope him and Anne will talk about his GH cameos on Sunday, can’t wait!

  • ea

    Awesome!

  • spence

    talk about time management. i’d like to harness whatever he’s got. so young so accomplished.

  • Jason

    Cant wait. Vanessa looked hot yesterday!

  • FRANCO FRIDAY!!!

    haha! That was awesome!! Can’t wait for today’s show. I hope James references GH somehow during the Oscars. Would be great if Steve Burton was there!!

  • Becky M.

    who do I need to get in touch with to BEG them to return two of my favorite shows, Lie To Me & Human Target.

  • debbie s

    This past Monday’s show (March 28,2011)involved Michael having his first “experience” with Abby. I feel it was very irresponsible on the part of the writers not to involve a condomn scene,especially in this day and age of HIV and STDs.

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