"Leeza": Mark Valley, Melissa Reeves and Jason visit with Leeza Gibbons on
her talk show
Broadcast: November 8, 1995
Transcribed by Salem
This marks Melissa Reeves last public appearance for "Days of our Lives" as
LEEZA: Are you guys ready to bring on another sizzling romantic storyline from
the show? Jack and Jennifer were married, remember. Jack left Jennifer. Jennifer
found comfort in Peter, not knowing he was a member of the evil DiMera family.
Well, despite his past, Jennifer and Peter fell in love. The big question, will
they make it to the alter without Jack intercepting their plans. Let's get that
love triangle out here. It's Melissa Reeves, Jason Brooks and Mark Valley.
(The three actors enter in that order. Missy runs to the stage and hugs Peter R.
and Kristian A. Jason and Mark follow and they take their seats as Leeza greets
them. Mark has obviously come directly from taping because he is wearing clothes
that Jack was wearing on screen in early Dec. Leeza has met Jason and Missy
MARK: Nice to meet you.
LEEZA: You too.
JASON: Don't bring up the bulletin board.
LEEZA: I know. I was in his dressing room as Nurse Barbara and let me tell you
the things I could tell about this man. But that's another show.
JASON: Let me tell you she left her shoes in my room just to let you know what a
sloppy house she keeps.
LEEZA: You mean those white nurse shoes? (laughs) So you guys know if the
wedding is going to happen or not. You don't know, do you? (to audience) You
think it will? (audience shouts yes and no) Come on, give it up. Is it gonna go
JASON: Which wedding is this?
LEEZA: You guys wanna know anything I need to get to?
JASON: I'll give you another hint, Leeza. Two days before, I find him (points to
Mark) in bed with my dog. (the audience moans. Close up of Mark (as he smiles at
Jason's remark) But he's not embarrassed about that.
LEEZA: You are so bad! Melissa you were pregnant on the show (scene plays with
Mark, Missy and Kettner twins) You were pregnant in real life. Almost at the
MELISSA: Uh exactly the same time and they wrote it in.
LEEZA: But didn't you have Emily before you had the baby on the show?
MELISSA: I had Emily first and then I went back and wore a big pad on the show
and had . . . big boobs and the whole thing.
LEEZA: That is too bad to have to stay fat after you've given birth.
MELISSA: It was horrible. Cause once you think you have the baby, you think you
can go back in shape but I had to go back and put it all on. But it was nice to
take it off at the end of the day.
MARK: And it wasn't as painful.
MELISSA: (laughs and grabs his leg) And it wasn't painful...
LEEZA: How are Emily and how's Scott?
MELISSA: Emily's great. She's three now. She's wonderful. And Scott's great.
LEEZA: (to audience) I love them. They are like the perfect couple. That Scott
Reeves is darling.
Later on in the show, Leeza asks each actor to sum up what it is that they like
best about being on the show.
MARK: Uhmm . . . It would have to be . . . the money. (audience and cast laughs)
MELISSA: I would have to say everyone on this whole stage. (motions to everyone
behind her. audience and cast 'auhhhs')
JASON: For me it's working with Drake. (grabs Drake while fake sobbing.
All three actors were engaged in small talk and sometimes noticeably laughing as
the show went to and came back from commercial. More so than the other actors in
the cast. They really looked like good friends. The day after this aired, Missy
called Ken Corday and quit.