Days of Our Lives

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 six 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 Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall.

Year:
1965
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Mimi:
Wait, I live here! You get out! Go!

Bonnie Lockhart:
I am not going anywhere until you get some sense. First of all, you are too young to get married.

Mimi:
Oh, so it's okay for you, but not for me.

Bonnie Lockhart:
No, it wasn't okay for me. That's what I'm trying to tell you, if you'd just listen!

Mimi:
Oh, here we go. Poor bonnie got stuck having to feed three little brats!

Bonnie Lockhart:
It was hard work! Don't you let anyone tell you that it's easy, missy, raising kids. It's the hardest work you'll ever do. But I have no regrets in having you, Mimi. You are my pride and joy. You are nothing like me, and you are nothing like your rat-fink father, either! Don't you think I know how ashamed you were of me? Don't you think I know that you just wanted me to disappear? But as crummy as I looked, I always made sure that my little girl had some new clothes to wear for the start of school every September - a new pair of shoes or a brand-new sweater.

Mimi:
Want to know what I remember? All the times you forgot to come for me at all. And I'd have to call belle's dad to come pick me up, or I'd just have to walk home by myself.

Bonnie Lockhart:
And do you know where I was when I was forgetting all about you? Huh? I'll tell you where I was. I was hustling, working my butt off juggling two jobs because Mr. Wonderful that I married couldn't even hold down one. Does your sexy rexy have a job?

Mimi:
Rex is brilliant. He could do anything.

Bonnie Lockhart:
Yeah, just what I thought. No job. Some mutant alien who arrives in Salem in a space pod. No, no, no. Mr. Rex dimera Brady whatever the hell his name is, he is not who I have been dreaming of for my little girl all my life!

Mimi:
Nice, mom. You're all about the money. You didn't give a damn about the "space pod" when you thought rex was a rich dimera. No, then you were hiding our condoms so I'd get pregnant so he'd have to marry me.

Bonnie Lockhart:
I've always been resourceful, that's true. You can't wait around for life to come and get you. You've got to go out and grab it. But all rex thinks about is a new way to get you into bed!

Mimi:
Could you give him a break? He just lost his sister, and Tony, the man he thought was his dad.

Bonnie Lockhart:
Please! Give him a box of tissues and the want ads, for crying out loud!

Mimi:
Oh, my god! That is so cruel! His family was brutally murdered, mom!

Bonnie Lockhart:
That's another thing. You spend way too much time with a man whose family is targeted. It's bad luck!

Mimi:
The worst luck I ever had was being born a Lockhart.

Bonnie Lockhart:
Aah! Aah! Aah!

Mimi:
I can't believe - I can't believe you did this to me!

Bonnie Lockhart:
No! Aah! Mimi, Mimi, I-it's not like you to be violent.

Mimi:
Rex asked for my hand in marriage, and you turned him down. What do you expect me to do, hug you?

Bonnie Lockhart:
I want - I want you to be happy more than anything.

Mimi:
Bull! You want me to be rich so you can be rich.

Bonnie Lockhart:
You can't be happily married if - if you don't know where your next meal's coming from, baby.

Mimi:
Excuse me? Excuse me? Bonnie Lockhart is giving marriage tips? You don't know the first thing about being married or being in love.

Bonnie Lockhart:
That's right, I don't. I drew the short straw when I married your good-for-nothing father, but I want better for you, baby.

Mimi:
Mom... I finally have a guy who loves me, he's good to me... and you're so jealous...

Bonnie Lockhart:
Jealous?

Mimi:
You could spit.

Bonnie Lockhart:
Jealous?

Mimi:
Yes. Yes. You try to make it sound like - like everything you do is for me and Patrick and Connor, but it's a big fat lie. You're out for number one, and if that means having to steal from your own kids, then oh, well!

Bonnie Lockhart:
I can't believe you think so badly of your own mother.

Mimi:
You're not my mother.

Bonnie Lockhart:
Yeah, you want to see the stretch marks? Huh?

Mimi:
No, I don't want to hear it! I don't want to hear it, not - not the 20... hours of labour, not the 30 pounds you gained. I'm through. I'm through letting you guilt me. I never - I never want to see you again. Leave me alone.

Alice Grayson Horton:
[to Marlena, asking about Jennifer, who is sleeping on the couch] How is she? Is my granddaughter going to be all right?

Marlena:
Well I hope so. What I said to Maggie is that she needs a big dose of good news about now.

Hope Brady:
[Walking in the door with Bo and Jack] Maybe we can help!

Maggie Horton:
[everyone gasps] Oh my gosh!

Jack:
Jennifer

Jack:
[Jennifer slowly opens her eyes] Jennifer

Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux:
Jack?

Jack:
Jennifer!

Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux:
[crying] Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! It is you! You came back to me! You're alive!

Jack:
Yeah, sorry I'm a little late, but I made it [Bo helps him to the couch] with a little help from my friends [He sits on the couch and embraces Jennifer]

Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux:
Oh! Oh! Oh! I can't believe they found you!

Jack:
I can't believe you made it yourself!

Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux:
Oh, it feels so good to hold you Jack! I thought I lost you forever.

Jack:
I thought I lost you. [they kiss]

Jack:
[looking down at Jennifer's belly] Wait a minute, where's the baby? where's the baby? where's the baby? what happened to the baby?

Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux:
Listen to me, the baby, he is... he is fine. He's perfect.

Jack:
He's fine? Good. He's fine? [suddenly realizing the baby is a boy] He's a he. He's a he. We had a he! We had a he! [everyone laughing]

Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux:
We had a he!

Jack:
We had a he! Where is he? I wanna see my boy! We had a he! I had a he!

Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux:
It's time you meet him Jack!

Maggie Horton:
[bringing the baby to them] He's anxious to meet his daddy.

Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux:
Oh Jack!

Jack:
Oh there he is! [taking him into his arms] Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!

Jack:
[pause... baby crying] He looks just like... WE! [everyone laughing]

Jack:
[they kiss] Oh, baby!

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