the 100 most memorable moments in soap history
Come on, what else did you think it would be? Easily the most watched episode of a daytime soap in television history, GH's prototypical supercouple Luke & Laura (Anthony Geary & Genie Francis) saw their November 1981 nupitals be witnessed by over 30 million viewers. (A typical episode of a daytime soap these days is lucky to draw 2 million.) More than any other moment mentioned in this countdown, this is the one people who don't even watch soaps know about. Geary and Francis would both go on to be featured on countless magazine covers, becoming household names and soap icons in the process. The success of Luke & Laura is one of the main reasons GH did not get cancelled in the late 1970s, and this is the high point of their high points: the most memorable moment in soap opera history.