It’s been 24 years since General Hospital fans have seen John Stamos on-screen as their beloved Blackie Parrish. Stamos appeared in his last General Hospital episode in 1984 and starred on Full House a few years later, in 1987. But for General Hospital viewers, watching Blackie leave Port Charles must have been bittersweet — and Stamos’ return to the General Hospital set earlier this week must have been thrilling.
On Tuesday, Stamos posted a set of photos to his Instagram account that showed him palling around on-set with some of his former General Hospital costars, including Steve Burton, Maurice Benard, Kin Shriner and Josh Swickard. For fans excited to see Stamos back with the boys, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Stamos feels the same way.
“The Studs of #GH! Visiting my old stomping grounds,” the Full House star wrote in the caption, tagging all of his General Hospital friends before concluding, “Thanks for the hospitality boys. #Blackieforever.”
Similarly, Burton couldn’t help but get in on the nostalgia-fest, posting one of the photos from Stamos’ set with the caption, “Great day with these 2 bosses,” and the hashtags “#blackielives” and “#prettyfreakincool.”
However, Shriner’s tweet of a photo with Stamos really got folks excited, leading to questions and demands for Stamos to reprise his role as Blackie for an episode or two.
— Kin (@kinshriner) June 13, 2018
Love this!!!! We NEED a Blackie visit!!!!! 😮🤙🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— Georgie (@hawaiian_Gurl49) June 13, 2018
Oh wow how cool!! Maybe he can do a guest appearance!
— Renee Steinberg (@Renee0207) June 13, 2018
Scotty gets Blackie out of jail and Frisco arrives in town and the boys get the
band back together again for the GH 50th. Lol
— Chip O'Brien (@chipobrien) June 13, 2018
Would love for Blackie to come back.
— Julie Altergott (@JAltergott) June 13, 2018
I think Blackie needs to return to GH!!
— daniela (@yggiz2012) June 14, 2018
Despite fans’ clamoring for Stamos to return to General Hospital, that may not be an option for the actor. Aside from spreading the love on his Instagram, Stamos has kept quiet about a possible return. For now, we’re thinking his new duties as dad to his infant son, Billy, are keeping him so happily occupied that he’s not looking to do anything else for a little while longer.