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Thanks. I'm glad he has happy memories of his time with the show and that he's still so close to everyone. It's nice that he won't need to go on a misery tour, like many of his co-stars.

"Scott Baldwin returns to Port Charles as most of the town is gathered at the Haunted Star for a Valentine's Day party and the first person he sees is Luke. Things will escalate very quickly between the two of them."

unsure.png I can't say I...ever cared about that rivalry.

TV Guide Magazine: Funny how we still want to call him Scotty, rather than Scott, which the network has been pushing for years.
Shriner:
[Former GH executive producer] Wendy Riche is the one who got that "Scott" stuff going. One day she suddenly made a big deal about it. "You are now playing Scott Baldwin." And I'm like, "Why? Why is that, Wendy?" I never did get a real answer. But, whatever. It's Scotty who's coming back!

She was right. Calling a 40 year old man Scotty, especially one who had been DA and was supposed to be a well known citizen, is a little too precious.

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She was right. Calling a 40 year old man Scotty, especially one who had been DA and was supposed to be a well known citizen, is a little too precious.

Eh, idk. Like i get the argument for Scott but I also think peoples hes known a long time should call him scotty still, but soaps dont usually like to have characters go by both forms of a name like that.

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Eh, idk. Like i get the argument for Scott but I also think peoples hes known a long time should call him scotty still, but soaps dont usually like to have characters go by both forms of a name like that.

On ATWT, people who were closest to Tom sometimes called him "Tommy" affectionately, but he went by Tom.

If Scott were still supposed to be a goof I could get it more but by this time he was supposed to be very respectable.

I probably prefer Scott as a little goofier and less of the mature man (or less of the blustering buffoon of recent years), but if I were a new producer and I saw a rich, well-established, middle-aged character going by a nickname he had when he was 10 years old, I would likely question it too.

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I never understood why people were calling a very grown man "Scotty". I understand why Laura still does given their history, and I think it's a very sweet affectation for her character, but beyond that, no. Except, of course, when characters who don't like him are trying to mock him - that's understandable.



What were some of the negative ways fame affected Tony and Genie? Just curious

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Thanks. I'm glad he has happy memories of his time with the show and that he's still so close to everyone. It's nice that he won't need to go on a misery tour, like many of his co-stars.

unsure.png I can't say I...ever cared about that rivalry.

She was right. Calling a 40 year old man Scotty, especially one who had been DA and was supposed to be a well known citizen, is a little too precious.

I disagree there as someone with a Y at the end of their name. When you are a kid you are Scotty, you reach your 20s and you think you are too old for that and become Scott. Then after a while you realize it is ridiculous that you are too old for your name and you go back to being Scotty. Add in that the people who knew you as Scotty will think of you as Scotty even when you are 80. James Stewart was "Jimmy" til the day he died and there are more examples: Jimmy Cagney, Jimmy Durant, Scotty Pippin, Donny Osmond, Wally Kurth (Has anyone ever called him Wallace?), Benny Goodman, Kenny Rogers, Tommy Lasorda, and on and on.

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