Hilarity ensued when General Hospital stars Matt Cohen (Griffin) and Finola Hughes (Anna) made a special appearance on The Ellen Show on Tuesday, January 23! Inspired by the president, host Ellen DeGeneres decided to get a pre-birthday checkup and make the results public. But her physician of choice was Dr. Griffin Monroe, and things got very silly!
Cohen wasn’t exactly in character, however, as “Griffin” explained that his qualifications included the lab coat provided by wardrobe and a “heart listener” given to him by the prop department. He also started by complimenting Ellen on being in great shape for 90 before realizing he was holding her file upside down! He then tested her comic reflexes by setting her up to deliver the punchline to a cheesy joke, and tested her eyesight by asking her to count his abs! The audience reaction when Cohen ripped off his fake dress shirt is hilarious! Of course, at that moment, Hughes comes storming out onto the stage to confront “Griffin” about this woman he’s been seeing behind her back and a ridiculous slap fight breaks out!
Of course, for General Hospital fans, it’s a little bit odd to see “Anna” confronting “Griffin” about cheating on her, given that on the actual soap, Anna is more like a mother figure to the doctor. And while it’s an easy joke to do the overdramatic confrontation and slap-happy fight to parody soaps, it’s unfortunate that after Hughes and Cohen took their bows and left the stage, DeGeneres only gave identified the actors as an afterthought and didn’t even give their full names! Still, the whole skit is really funny, and you can watch it for yourself right here!
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