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Days of Our Lives (also stylized as Days of our Lives; often abbreviated to DOOL or Days) is an American daytime soap opera broadcast on the NBC television network. It is one of the longest-running scripted television programs in the world, airing nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965. It has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. Until the network's closure in 2013, Soapnet rebroadcast episodes of Days on a same-day basis each weeknight at 8:00 and 10:00 (Eastern and Pacific Time). The series was created by husband-and-wife team Ted Corday and Betty Corday. Irna Phillips was a story editor for Days of Our Lives and many of the show's earliest storylines were written by William J. Bell. Due to the series' success, it was expanded from 30 minutes to 60 minutes on April 21, 1975. The series focuses on its core families, the Hortons and the Bradys. Several other families have been added to the cast, and many of them still appear on the show. Frances Reid, the matriarch of the series' Horton family remained with the show from its inception to her death on February 3, 2010. Suzanne Rogers celebrated 40 years on Days of Our Lives in 2013, appearing on the show more or less since her first appearance in 1973. Susan Seaforth Hayes is the only cast member to appear on Days of Our Lives in all five decades it has been on air. Days of Our Lives aired its 10,000th episode on February 21, 2005, and its 12,000th episode aired on January 11, 2013. The soap was given the title of most daring drama in the seventies due to covering topics other soaps would not dare to do. The show's executive producer is Ken Corday, and co-executive producers are Greg Meng and Albert Alarr. In 2018, NBC renewed the serial through fall 2019. Days of Our Lives is the most widely distributed soap opera in the United States. The show has been parodied by SCTV (as “The Days of the Week”) and the television sitcom Friends, with some cast members making crossover appearances on the show, including Kristian Alfonso, Roark Critchlow, Matthew Ashford, Kyle Lowder, and Alison Sweeney. The show has had high-profile fans such as actress Julia Roberts, and the Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall.
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SCTV had a recurring soap opera sketch called “Days of the Week” which featured Martin Short and Andrea Martin. Days of Our Lives was somewhat satirized (or perhaps merely referenced) on the hit NBC sitcom Friends when series regular Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) was cast as “Dr. Drake Ramoray” on the show, despite Joey living in New York when Days of Our Lives is shot in California. Subsequent episodes featured pseudo-Days of Our Lives storylines invented for the sitcom, and included some guest appearances by real-life cast members from the soap opera. Joey's stint on the show ended when he angered the show's writers; his character was killed after falling down an elevator shaft. Later, his character was brought back to life thanks to a brain transplant from the character Jessica Lockhart, played by Susan Sarandon. Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) appeared on Friends as faux Days character “Jessica Lockhart”, Kristian Alfonso as Hope Brady, and Roark Critchlow as Mike Horton. In an episode in which Joey hosts a “soap opera party” on the roof, Matthew Ashford and Kyle Lowder make appearances as his co-stars. In the spin-off sitcom Joey, Joey is nominated for “best death scene” after his character is stabbed while performing surgery. The show was also parodied as “Light of Our Love”, or “LOOL”, in the Nancy Drew video game Stay Tuned for Danger. The Simpsons episode “Pygmoelian” features a fictional soap opera, “It Never Ends”, based on Days of Our Lives. Days of our Mornings is a long-running radio parody, broadcast weekday mornings on 5FM in South Africa. The Fairly OddParents episode “Add a Dad” features a parody name as “Dads of our Lives”. Totally Spies! episode “Starstruck” features a television set of a parody show “Days of Our Spies”. House episode “Gut Check” features House hiring a kid who plays a fictional character of the fictionalized version of the show. Blue Collar TV featured a sketch as a parody of the show called “White Trash Days of Our Lives” with the opening epitaph slightly changed. “Like beer through a redneck, so flows the white trash days of our lives.” Gilmore Girls: Just after Emily goes to walk after her and Richard's fight, Lorelai says Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Gilmores of Our Lives. This happened at season 2 in episode 10 (“The Bracebridge Dinner”).
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