Guests have come on to the "Ricki Lake Show" because they want to meet their
favorite daytime soap star. Elaine has come on to reveal her adoration for Mark
Valley. Ricki has bad news for Elaine, though. Mark couldn't make it.
He is on the phone.
Ricki: Hello. Who is this.
Mark: (voice only) Hi. This is . . . um . . . Mark . . . Valley. (He
sounds like he is right there in person.)
Ricki: He's on the phone for you, Elaine. You want to say anything to him?
Elaine: Your voice sounds different. Hi, Mark. How you doing?
Mark: Hi, Elaine. How am I doing? My nose is a little stuffed up. It's a little
cold out here on the beach.
Ricki: Well, I know that you really tried to get off from work. But could you
arrange something else, like maybe tickets to the show.
Mark: Um . . . yeah. I'd probably have to ask, though.
Ricki: I hear we have tickets backstage. Can someone bring out those tickets
Days of Our Lives music plays and Mark walks through the door (big surprise)
wearing a black tshirt with a black blazer and funky gray shoes. Elaine gets up
and he hugs her. They are talking right away but their words can not be heard
over the music. There is another woman in the audience who is in love with
Mark and Ricki tries to get her to go up and sit with Mark.
Ricki: There he is, isn't he perfect?
Mark: Hi. Thanks, that was really . . .
Woman: I love you. (audience laughs)
The woman is too shy to go up and sit with Mark on stage.
Mark: Come on. Come on up.
Ricki gets Mark to come up into the audience.
Mark: Hi. Nice to meet you. How are you? (He shakes her hand and many others
around her) Hi. Hi.
Ricki: Mark, you are such a good sport. Is this weird for you? All these ladies
are drooling over you.
Mark: I just wish that high school was like this. It would have been so much
Ricki: Look at his eyes, you guys. Do you see his eyes?
Ricki: Elaine, there he is.
Mark: Hey, I hear that Joe Barbara (Joe, AW) is here.
Ricki: Yeah, we got a lot of them. We aren't giving away all the secrets but he's
here. But I am so glad that you were able to come here today. Elaine, what do you
want to say to him?
Mark: My pleasure.
Elaine: Thank you. I mean, this is like my dream come true. I have been a die
hard fan of Days for eleven years and to meet you especially is just like my
dream come true. Thank you for coming all this way.
Mark: Wow. (They hug and start low talking as Ricki goes back into the
audience. He is asking her where she is from.)
Ricki has found another Mark fan in the audience. Her name is Colleen and she
goes to the stage to sit next to Mark. He asks her name and shakes her hand and
makes small talk.
Ricki: Mark, thanks so much for making these ladies dreams come true.
Mark: It was my pleasure.
Later on in the show, Ricki takes Mark behind the scenes to surprise a staff
member who is a fan.
Ricki: We're here with Mark Valley, star of Days of Our Lives.
Mark: One of.
Ricki: In our lovely production offices. Aren't they beautiful?
She takes him through the halls and they wave into doorways. "Hey Andy. That's a
great rolodex you have there," he says in one doorway. He says hellos into
others. He compliments Ricki on a picture in the hall. And then they finally
reach the office of Julie and Margaret. The women are surprised and Mark quickly
scoots around Julie's desk and picks her up and carries her to the doorway. He
stops and places her on the desk. He shakes her hand and introduces himself to
Julie and then goes and hugs Margaret.
Mark: Can I use your phone? How do I get an outside line? (He plays with the
phone as the women admit to watching the show every day on their lunch hour.)
Ricki: Anything you want to ask him?
Julie: You ever going to get Jennifer?
Mark: Uh . . . yeah. Eventually.
Ricki: Forget about Jennifer. What about you?
Julie: I'm taken, actually. (She shows a picture of her fiancée)
Mark: Oh, how nice. (He comes back over to Julie's desk and looks at the
picture.) W hat a nice guy. Is that your boyfriend? Are you guys gonna get
Mark begins to make himself comfortable behind Julie's desk. He goes looking for
Mark: Ricki, can we do the rest of the show from right here? Well, I'm kind of
bummed out. We come in here and they're like "we don't watch you until lunch". You
know? (He's leaning back in her chair.) And "I've got a boyfriend".
Julie is really happy that Mark came back there to surprise her. Mark's feet are
up on the desk and he is really laid back as Ricki cuts to commercial.