"We'll be loving you, Mac & Frances, Always..."
Congratulations, "Days of Our Lives", on 12,000 Episodes!!!!
To the long-time Producers, Writers and Crew...
Creators Ted Corday, Irna Phillips; Executive Producers Betty Corday, Jack Herzberg, Al Rabin, Ken Corday;
Head Writers Bill Bell, Pat Falken Smith, Sheri Anderson, Leah Laiman, Jim Reilly, Gary Tomlin;
Stage Manager Fran Bellini DeSimone; Director Herb Stein; Producer Janet Spellman-Drucker;
Technical Directors Mike Caruso, Jay O'Neill; Head Makeup Artist Gail Hopkins.
...and to the talented cast of the past 47 years...
Here's hoping for many more years to come!!!!
Ed Prentiss narrated the "Days" opening for the show's first four months on the air.
Since March 1966, Macdonald Carey (Salem's own Tom Horton) has spoken those familiar words every "Days" fan can recite!
Jason47's Exclusive Cast Photo: 1965-2013!
All 310 of the show's contract castmembers,
plus the 40 recurring castmembers in at least 100 episodes,
together for the first time in one group image.
See how many of the Salemites, past and present, you can remember!
MILESTONE EPISODES: 1,000...2,000...3,000...4,000...5,000...6,000...7,000...8,000...9,000...10,000...11,000...12,000
A special look back at all the milestone episodes from Episode #1,000 in 1969 to Episode #11,000 in 2009!
Plus, an exclusive sneak peek at the big event happening in Episode #12,000 on Friday, January 11!!
Click here for all that and more!
Former cast members congratulate "Days" on 12,000 episodes:
Elaine Bromka (Stella Lombard, 1992)
"I adored playing Stella. Dee and I had a blast from beginning to end (and even beyond, since she surprised me with a turkey on my deathbed as a goof -- and then took it to "Bloopers"!)
Fabulous memories of a great character wonderfully written. DOOL has a special place in my heart."
Barry Cutler (Parrot Man, 1995-1996)
Since Parrot Man rhymes
Nearly half of his lines
I'll give no secrets away
But I'm happy to say
To all "break a leg!"
On Days 12,000th seg.
Mark Drexler (Roger Lombard, 1992)
"12,000 shows is an amazing run! It was great to play Roger Lombard and be a part of the "Days" tradition."
Don Frabotta (Dave, 1974-1993, 2000-2004)
"Happy Fantastic 12,000th Anniversary!!!!!! (Where's my piece of cake?)"
Matthew Mahaney (Kurt Schwengel, 1999-2000)
"I, Matt Mahaney, would personally like to congratulate the cast and crew of "Days of Our Lives" for reaching the 12,000 episode milestone!
Kurt Schwengel, however, cannot because he's still stuck in a straight-jacket somewhere in France. Poor Kurt. Seriously, congratulations!"
The cast & crew pose for photos on the Brady Pub set at the 12,000th Episode Party on September 28, 2012:
Joe Mascolo (in his non-Stefano voice) & Arianne Zucker at the 12,000th Episode Party:
Bryan Dattilo & Galen Gering at the 12,000th Episode Party:
NBC Senior Vice President Bruce Evans at the 12,000th Episode Party:
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt at the 12,000th Episode Party:
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt, NBC President Jennifer Salke and NBC Senior Vice President Bruce Evans at the party:
And here's more congratulations from "Days" fans!
started watching Days with my mom in 1982 (when I was in 2nd grade). Fave
moments include Renee DiMera's last tirade, the 1984 Island Plane Crash, and
anything with Anna DiMera!
Fave characters include Anna Dimera, Marlena Evans, Kristen Blake Dimera, Bo & Hope, Doug & Julie, Shane & Kimberly and of course Alice Horton. Happy 12,000 and cheers to many more!"
"Congratulations, Days of Our Lives on 12,000 episodes! I can't think of any other entertainment that has been with me through my entire life...from watching the show on a small grainy television with my grandmother and mom as
a child in the 70s to rushing home after high school to pray the VCR recorded what happened next in Marlena's possession to scheduling my classes around 1pm in college to be able to watch Nicole dump Eric for Lucas and 5 million
dollars, and now watching it with my children in the background. Thank you for so many comforting memories and bringing back my favorite characters!"
"Congrats to DOOL for 12,000
episodes! Hoping for 12,000
"Congrats to Days on their 12,000
episodes!I Started watching Days with my mom when I was five years old. 35 years
later and I'm still hooked."
"Congrats to Days cast and crew for an amazing voyage
through the years. I began watching in the late 80s, when a guy with a patch
over his eye caught my eye as I was flipping channels. Have not missed an
episode since, even when he left, as I kept waiting for his return. Loved the
show so much, I joined the Early Edition doing day ahead summaries, for about 10
years. When EE retired, started the Salem Spectator to continue. My best to you
all, love you, and here's to 12,000 more episodes. I know my co-Early Edition
partners, Laney and Linda, send their best wishes as well. Thank you & bless
"Congratuations to the cast and crew
of Dayss on the occasion of the 12,000th episode. I started watching with
my wife back when Shawn Brady was consorting with Willow Stark and have enjoyed
the show ever since. I've particularly liked Bryan Dattilo as Lucas and Joseph
Mascolo as Stefano. A favorite story line was Nicole's fake pregnancy, in which
John Callahan as Dr. Baker was especially
(Bill, New York)
"I just want to say congratulations
to Days of Our Lives for their 12,000 episodes. I've watched and loved this show
for almost 30 years now and I hope for Days to continue for at least 30 more
years. To the cast and crew, thank you!"
(Chelsea, North Carolina)
"I first started watching Days for
the teen summer storyline and I immediately fell in love with Philip and Chloe.
I took a hiatus after the summer and some years later I happen to be flipping
the channels and randomly stop on Days. It was the summer again (2010) and two
characters had me mesmorized ...EJ and Sami. They have now become my favorite
soap characters/couple of all time. Congratulations to the cast and crew of Days
of our Lives on 12,000 episodes!"
"I've been watching Days for as long
as I can remember. It was the favorite soap of my Mom & Grandma and now it's
mine. On summer afternoons we would move our little portable TV into the
backyard so we could enjoy the show outdoors with our iced tea. The themes of
love and the importance of family and history have always appealed to me. I also
appreciate the special Christmas show each year."
"Congratulations Days on your 12,000
Episode. Keep them coming."
"Congratulations to Days of Our
Lives on celebrating 12, 000 episodes. I've watched Days all of my life. From
the zany, scary, hilarious to the romantic Days has entertained me over and
My longtime favorite Salemite is Sami Brady. My most recent favorite is EJ DiMera. Thank you Days for many, many hours of viewing pleasure."
(Cindy, North Carolina)
"Congratulations DOOL on reaching
12,000 episodes from this fan of the show for over 40+ years!!! I hope all of
you in front of the cameras and behind the cameras have a great day to celebrate
this amazing chievement!!!!
And since I'm a crazy Canuck. I'm really, really, really wanting another 12,000 episodes to watch on my TV screen!!!"
"I started watching DOOL one summer
when I was 12. Since then, Days has been a part of my life. I've loved so many
Salemites over the years, including two of my all time favorites still in Salem,
Sami and EJ. Congratulations on 12,000
"Days and I are the same age, in
fact I think I'm a couple of months older than the show. I can only hope that
I'm looking as good as you guys do after 12,000 epsiodes! Congrats to the cast
and crew on this amazing feat."
(Dawn, New York)
"I've been watching Days since the
mid-90s and fell in love with Carrie and Austin. My fave couple now is the very
passionate EJ and Sami. Congratulations on your 12,000th episode, Days, and look
forward to many more!!!"
"Congratulations Days Of Our Lives
on your 12,000th episode!"
"I started watching Days of Our Lives when we visited my grandparents' house in the summer. Later, it became something I watched daily after school with my sister as we taped it faithfully. My favorite characters come from 1991-1992. I loved Michael Easton as Tanner, Shannon Sturges as Molly, Robert Mailhouse as Brian, Roberta Leighton as Ginger, and Matthew Ashford as Jack. I still root for Days to stay on air because of those memories."
"Happy 12,000 episodes to the phenomenal cast
and crew of Days of our Lives! I've been an avid viewer since the summer of 1993 and being a
nearly 20-year fan just warms my heart. The spinning hourglass has mesmerized me
for so long
and continues to mean so much to me daily. Words really cannot express how much I have enjoyed my DAYS. I met most of the cast years ago and it was a pleasure to find that the actors are just as sweet as their characters.
All the best to everyone and may you continue to reign NBC for decades to come!"
(Emily Eileen, Masschusetts)
"I have been watching Days of our lives since I was 4 years old, literally. My grandparents and mother watched it and I have such wonderful memories watching it as I was growing up. Days is a part of my everyday and I don't know what I would do without it. Thank you so much for so many great episodes over the years and looking forward to many more to come."
"Congratulations on reaching 12,000
episodes, Days! I've experienced joy and sadness, I've loved some characters and
hated others, I've felt sympathy and I've felt contempt, but through it all,
I've tuned in every day along with millions of other viewers because I have a
special place in my heart for the Bradys, the Hortons, and especially those
wonderful scoundrels, the DiMeras! Thanks for being a part of my life!"
"I've watched Days Of Our Lives for 23 years now. I'm 34
years old but i still remember that random day at grandma's house where I
watched Salem unfold before my eyes for the first time. I couldn't buy enough
VHS tapes to
daily record each show to enjoy after school. I was hooked and I still am. On your anniversary, I say thank you for the laughter, the cheers, the sadness, the tears and for being my escape when I needed one.
May the sands never run out of that hourglass. Thank you for everything."
"Congratulations to Days on reaching
the 12,000 episode milestone. Days has been a part of our family for 3
generations: my mom, myself, and my daughter.
My favorite storylines have been Bo/Hope, Jack/Jennifer and EJ/Sami to name a few. My hope is Days will continue for many years to come. Congrats again to all past, present, & future who have kept the Days legacy alive."
"My congratulations goes out to the
cast and crew of Days for your 12,000th episode. I started watching Days during
the Baby Switch/Synapping storylines. I fell in love with EJ and Sami. I also
enjoy watching Stefano, and I hope he returns soon. James Scott is my favorite
actor on the show. I had the pleasure of meeting him in lobby of the Holiday Inn
in Ohio following a meet and greet. I would like to personally congratulate Mr.
Scott for doing such an awesome job as EJ."
"Here's wishing Days wonderful cast
and crew a Happy 12,000 Episodes, and promises for another 12,000 in days ahead.
I watched Days many years ago, but came back in 2006, and have watched steadily
(Kara, South Carolina)
"Congrats to Days of Our Lives for many wonderful years of entertainment!! I began watching Days on summer breaks from school, twenty some years ago. Some of my favorite characters/couples:
Anna & Tony, Bo & Hope, Shane & Kimberly, Eugene & Calliope, Jack & Jennifer, and EJ & Sami. Thank you to all who work so hard to bring Days to our TV's."
"Congrats Days for 12,000 shows and
entertaining us all for over 47 years. The 12,000th episode itself will be one
show to remember for a long time to come.
Thanks for all the wonderful memories through the ups and downs of Salem and look forward to seeing new stories and chapters of this crazy town."
(Katie, British Columbia, Canada)
"My most vivid Days memory is the meeting of
Sami Brady and EJ DiMera on May 30, 2006. Her soaking wet in a bikini, he in
nothing but a towel and a smile. You could tell as soon as they locked eyes on
each other that the moment was destiny. Ever since that day, thanks to the
AMAZING chemistry between portrayers James Scott and Alison Sweeney, I have been
a dedicated EJami fan and Days viewer!"
"Congrats on 12,000 episodes! This is quite
"Congrats Days on your 12,000 episodes! As a
person who has grown up watching with my mom, I can say that I've been watching
Days all of my life. The characters were a part of my home...from sweet and
feisty Alice Horton, to the villainous Stefano DiMera. Now the new generation of
the Horton, Brady, DiMera, and Kiriakis families keep me entertained daily.
Looking forward to many more years and episodes of Days in the
"Congratulations Days on your 12.000th
episode. What a milestone, I am from the Netherlands and start watching around
Unfortunately they stopped airing DOOL over here. Since 2006 I am watching on Youtube. Hope there are many years to come."
(Kim, The Netherlands)
"Congratulations to Days for reaching the
milestone of their 12,000th episode! I've been following along with all the
drama, romance, intrigue, adventure, and the often wacky, since the early 80s.
Sincere thanks to all the cast and crew who have brought the trials and tribulations of Salem to life over the years."
"Hitting 12,000 episodes is quite an
accomplishment, and everyone involved with Days must be very proud. I started
watching in the late sixties.
Back in the day, I loved, loved, loved Marlena and Roman, and now I love, love, love Sami and EJ. Congratulations to you all!!!!!!!!!!"
"Congratulations to Days on your 12,000th
show. I remember my mom watching the show and I was being drawn into Bo and
Hope's love story. Their wedding was magical and I thought my wedding dress
would be like Hope's when I grew up. I now watch Days with my daughter and she
and I enjoy the love/hate story of Sami and EJ and cannot wait to see their love
story unfold. This show is a part of my family and we wish the cast and crew
12,000 more shows to come."
(Leticia, New York)
"To the cast and crew at Days of Our Lives ~
CONGRATULATIONS on your 12,000 episodes! I have been a fan of Days since the
very first episode. I hope to see many more episodes yet to
"Congrats to Days on 12,000 eppys!! My
sitter used to watch it when I was 4! I began watching as a very young girl in
1983. For Bope mostly! But love everyone. Ejami is now my fave pairing. Congrats
and hope for many more!!!"
"Congratulations Days of Our Lives for reaching such a prestigious
milestone. I started watching Days in high school and was hooked on couples like
Steve and Kayla, Jack and Jennifer, April and Mike, Austin and Carrie, and EJ
and Nicole. Stories like "The Cruise of Deception," and "Aremid," had that
timeless struggle between good and evil. Days unique blend of adventure and
romance is what has made this great accomplishment, 12,000 shows,
"I have memories of watching Days with my
great grandmother when I was 5 years old. Little did I know how important Days
would become to me as a grown woman who is now 39 years old! I want to take a
minute to thank everyone behind the scenes who works so hard to bring my
favorite TV show to life. Happy Anniversary Days and I am looking forward to
seeing you in my living room everyday for years and years to
(Liza, New York)
"Congratulations Days of Our Lives on
reaching the 12,000 episode mark. I started watching Days during the 1980's when
Bo & Hope caught my attention, and I have been hooked ever since. Besides
Bo/Hope some of my other favorite couples have been Jack & Jennifer, and EJ
& Sami. I love all of the DiMera family members especially Stefano, Tony, EJ
and Kristen. Thank you for entertaining us for so many
"Born in 1965, I can't remember a time when
Days wasn't in my life. The love, wisdom, and spirit of Alice Horton (Frances
Reid), the love and angst of generations of Salemites have been my electronic
comfort food from the time I came home from high school during lunch to watch Bo
stop Hope's wedding, to when I cheered as Jack recaptured Jennifer's heart on
prime time One Stormy Night, and now is ensorcelled by the incomparable
chemistry of EJ and Sami. Days families and Days super couples will always hold
a place in my heart. Thank you for 12,000 delightful, frustrating, compelling,
infuriating, must-see Days; here's to 12,000 more."
"Congratulations Days of Our Lives on your 12,000th episode. I've been a fan of Days since 1993 when I caught the Titan Photo Lab scene of Sami and Lucas. As time went on I began to enjoy more episodes such as the Marlena possession storyline and the episodes with Susan Banks and her siblings. My favorite characters on the show would have to be Sami and EJ. Their story reminds me of the classic soap opera couple to root for."
"I started watching Days of Our Lives in
2009, not long after I had my baby. It really got me through long afternoons of
feedings and nap times and gave me a mini-vacation from my boring life to live
vicariously through the drama-fraught lives of Salem. I came late to the show so
went back and viewed video clips from 2006 forward when I became interested in
the pairing of Sami Brady and EJ DiMera/Alison Sweeney and James Scott. Their
incomparable chemistry and amazing talent as actors drew me in and I've been
hooked and in love with not just them but most of the characters on the show
ever since. The families on Days of Our Lives have become like second family to
(Misha, New Jersey)
"I have been a days fan since I was 14 years
old (I'm 27 now). I came across it one day and it captured my attention ever
since. Even though I have my favorites I can honestly say I enjoy the show as a
whole. Days has one of the best casts on television that it's hard for me to
choose which side to be on..the good guys or the bad?. I hope that Days has many
more episodes to come. Thanks for the great years on our
"Congratulations Days of our Lives on
reaching 12,000 episodes. I have watched Days on & off since 1980. My
favourite characters are Sami Brady and EJ DiMera. Thanks for the memories.
Wishing you many more years to come. Best wishes from Australia."
"I have been watching DOOL since the late
80's. What drew me in were the romance, drama, mystery, & adventure story
lines. My favorite current couple is EJ/Samantha. They have natural, off the
charts, unforced chemistry. When I first started watching, John (Roman)/Isabella
was my favorite couple and still holds a place in my heart. Some of my all-time
favorite story lines are the Cruise of Deception, the 1990 Mexico adventure,
anything related Dimera, & when Sami was almost executed. I also loved all
the Super Couple weddings that would last about a week...so very beautiful &
romantic. Congrats on making your 12000th episode & I look forward to many,
"I started watching Days when I was a kid in
1983 and became a huge fan of Bo and Hope. I love the Salem Strangler storyline,
the Aremid storyline, the Bo & Hope Oak Alley storyline,
The EJami/Santeen storyline. Today, IÃ¢€â„¢m a bigger fan and still watch everyday and donÃ¢€â„¢t miss an episode. I love and root for EJ and Sami, Stefano and Kate, Bo and Hope. EJami is my favorite Days Super couple.
I wanted to wish all the amazing cast and crew at Days a Happy 12,000th episodes!"
(Nicole, New York)
"Congratulations to my all-time favorite
soap, Days of Our Lives, and to all its cast members, both current and past,
who've filled my life with lots of terrific memories. I've watched this show
from its beginning when my sisters and I would sneak Days each day, vowing never
to tell our parents that we were watching TV before our homework was done. Wild
Julie Olson was my first delight; gutsy Sami was my second. Thanks, Days, for
the extra joy and angst you've brought to my life."
"Congratulations on 12,000 episodes! Looking forward to 12,000 more!"
"DOOL has been a part of my life from
infancy. Multiple generations of my family have enjoyed watching the show
together. Thank you to cast and crew, past and present, for entertaining me for
the past 30+ years."
"I started watching Days in 2006 and haven't
stopped watching since. My favorite storyline was the vendetta where EJ and Sami
had to marry the first time because even though it was fraught with turmoil they
did grow closer, eventually conceiving Sydney and were very honest with their
feelings towards each other. I send all my deepest congratulations to the cast
and crew of the show for reaching the 12,000th episode! It's such a great
accomplishment and they all do such amazing work!!"
"Congrats on the 12.000 eppy, Days. I have
watched Days for 2 years, I stumbled upon a video of Sami and E.J. on Youtube.
Fave family on the show : the DiMeras.
I also love Sami, Kate and Will. Fave storyline: when E.J. was being deported and Sami helped him get his visa. Look forward to seeing more of Days and its awesome cast in 2013."
"Congratulations Days of Our Lives on
celebrating 12,000 episodes! Have loved and watched the show for years. Loved
Steve and Kayla in the 80s and now am on the EJami train. Here is to hoping that
the show lives on for many more years."