What was funnier that Dr. Schnitzel??? Seriously, hilarious!!! We were in such hysterics shooting those scenes. Especially the first day. We had those scenes in Lucas' apartment when Sami accidentally slips and lets Lucas know that Dr. Schnitzel is in town. In the scene when Lucas is rubbing it in to Sami, and Nicole overhears and comes in to confront her? I don't know... just the way Ari said the line Did you tell them about Schnitzel? It was practically impossible to keep a straight face. Bryan and Daphne (Eugenia) got to 'smirk' a little, making fun of Sami, but I had to be 'horrified' at Sami's mistake. A couple of takes, I would crack up first, and everyone else would immediately bust out laughing. And a couple of times Ari cracked up first... her lips would just turn up a little bit, and then I would lose it and then she would bust up and it was all over. Not to mention Bryan tossing in those little ad libs as Nicole enters the room... Each take Bryan would say something different. I think with the take they used he said uh oh, you're in trouble but one time he whistled, and one time he said busted! There were are a bunch of different versions. We kept having to do the scene again and again.
Then the next couple of Days, with Lulu Weiner marrying Dr. Schnitzel?? When Sami bursts into the meeting with Schnitzel and everyone and she explains about Lulu. In the rehearsals we were laughing so much during those scenes too. And then there was the scene when Lulu and Hans are in private, and all of us are listening on the intercom was cracking us up too. Yowsers! I don't know if it made it to the air show, but at one point the actor who played Hans was singing! We were totally busting up... as soon as the camera panned past each person for their close-up, they immediately started laughing!
The Days 40th Anniversary party was last Friday night. We had such a fun night. So many people from Days' history!! Steven Nichols (Patch) and Mary Beth (Kayla) came... I've only met them a few times, so it was such a thrill for me to see them. The party was at the Hollywood Paladium, and they had designed the whole party to look like a 1965 airport. There were blown up classic photos with previous casts up on the walls... and let me tell you - the outfits and hair in the '70s were truly spectacular!!!! I gave Wayne (Alex) such a hard time about his curls and short-shorts!! There was a whole lot of upper-thigh to see in some of his early photos with Deidre.
So, I'll leave you all with that mental picture... I've got lines to memorize!