Friday, May 24, 2024

Life Imitates Soap Opera: Body Found in Long Island House Parallels Murder Story on “General Hospital”


Thanks to a clever reader who picked this up.

Police on Long Island — in real life– report that a man’s body has been found under the basement after 60 years. His adult children and grandchildren were excavating the basement and found his remains. It’s their father, and it looks like their mother– also deceased now– killed him back in 1960. The man had disappeared and no one knew his whereabouts.

On ABC’s “General Hospital” there’s almost an exact duplicate story line. A man disappeared, and was never found. The man’s daughter has always assumed mobsters did it. But in fact, her mom did it. They’ve got the remains, and the mom is about to get caught– maybe today, from what I’m told.

These things do happen– art prognosticates real life. In the 70s, on NBC’s “Another World,” a spurned woman had her whole house bugged to catch her cheating husband. Then weeks later, the Nixon tapes were revealed. The show’s rating’s went through the roof!

If only “GH” would write a storyline getting rid of Trump. And then it happens!

PS ABC was the first network to report the real life story– and “General Hospital” is on that network. Coincidence????

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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