Wednesday, March 2, 2011

OUTLANDER on General Hospital

I just saw this on Compuserve and thought I'd pass it on.  OUTLANDER was mentioned on "General Hospital" today!

I don't watch the show myself (haven't watched the soaps since I was in high school), but apparently one of the characters gave another one a copy of Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER!

According to Diana D. on Compuserve, who saw the episode in question:
The book was given by a little girl to her big sister in the hospital so that she'd have something to do while she gets better.  They mentioned some other books too, [Sookie] Stackhouse and something else, but Outlander was mentioned, critiqued 'really long, but really good' AND they showed the big blue cover.
I think that's pretty neat.  I don't think I've seen OUTLANDER mentioned in a pop-culture reference like this since the Mallard Fillmore cartoon several years ago.  And who knows how many new fans will be drawn to the series as a result of hearing about it on GH today?  That can only be a good thing. <g>

The thread on Compuserve is here if you're interested.  Diana's immediate reaction to the news was, "Rof,l!   Well, I certainly appreciate the publicity! <g>"  

UPDATE 3/3/2011 12:48 pm: Here's the video (thanks to Pamela P. on Compuserve for the link!) The relevant bit starts at about 13:50 into this video.
 


UPDATE 3/16/2011 8:10 pm: Diana commented in a little more detail about the General Hospital clip on her blog today, here.

4 comments:

Deniz Bevan said...

That's really neat! The only time I've ever seen it on television was when they interviewed someone on our local news a year or so ago, and the woman had a copy beside her during the interview. I think I might have mentioned it somewhere on the forum...

Nicole Leigh Inskip said...

In the compuserve thread someone mentioned "hoping the writers are not doing a fan fiction blend." it go me thinking one of the characters on GH IS going through a Jaime/rape situation. Odd for daytime TV and could possibly be being drawn a bit from DG's writing of you digg VERY deeply into it.

Karen Henry said...

Deniz:

I thought this was fun, but I wish they'd said a bit more about the book. "Save it for later"?! Um, no. How about, "You need to read this RIGHT NOW!" <g>

Karen

Deniz Bevan said...

Or a convalescent scene, where one characters reads aloud to another...