Maurice Benard Surprises General Hospital Superfan, ESPN Analyst Stephen A. Smith (VIDEO)

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Sports journalist and soap fan Stephen A. Smith got the shock of his life when his favorite Daytime TV actor dropped by ESPN. Smith's co-hosts, Cari Champion and Skip Bayless, surprised him by having General Hospital'sMaurice Benard sit in during a segment of First Take.

Benard kicked it with Smith, while promoting the indie film, The Ghost and the Whale. Benard appears in the flick. His wife, Paula, is executive producer.

Smith broke down for his colleagues how he became such a GH stan. Watch him gush over all things Port Chuck with Benard below!