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DAYS 50 Super Couples: Who Is Your All-Time Favorite Salem Duo?

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With Days of our Lives about to celebrate its 50th anniversary in roughly six weeks time, NBC.com is continuing to revisit the key iconic moments, characters, couples and enduring themes of the show through posting video packages each week.

This week, they spotlight one of the things that is most synonymous with DAYS …  Super Couples, and over the decades there have been plenty of them!  In the highlights from the Super Couple clip package: Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso), John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall), Patch (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) are front and center.  In addition, there are glimpses of: Jack (Matt Ashford) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves), Kimberly (Patsy Pease) and Shane (Charles Shaughnessy), and Carrie (Christie Clark) and Austin (Patrick Muldoon).

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But while those are some very-popular heavy hitters, there have been other favorite duos over the years who have captivated the viewing audience.

For instance: Mickey (John Clarke) and Maggie (Suzanne Rogers), EJ (James Scott) and Sami (Alison Sweeney),  Doug (Bill Hayes) and Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes), Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey/Guy Wilson), Eugene (John de Lancie) and Calliope (Arlene Sorkin), Liz (Gloria Loring) and Neil (Joe Gallison), Bill (Edward Mallory) and Laura (Susan Flannery), Tom (MacDonald Carey) and Alice (Frances Reid), and Abe (James Reynolds) and Lexie (Renee Jones).  The list goes on, and on, and on.

Watch the Super Couple video package from NBC.com after the jump to get you thinking! Then tell us, who has been your favorite all-time favorite duo on Days of our Lives!

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Mo
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Mo

Jack and Jen

EJ and Sami

Mitch
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Mitch

There were many Super couples before 1985, ugh

Dishy
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Dishy

Doug & Julie!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I guess I will have to say Steve and Kayla since it was their love story that got me hooked on Days in the first place– but I also liked Jack and Jen’s early romance. I liked Doug and Julie as well. I liked the original Roman and Marlena abd I liked RKK’s Bo with Billie.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Steve and Kayla is what got me watching DAYS, too. He was pushing her away so she’d marry his dying brother Jack to give him something to live for .. and it was just KILLING him! He was such a good actor, reminds me of James Dean! His tears and angst felt so REAL, I just had to keep watching. I fell for Justin&Adrienne, Roman&Diana too. DAYS really knew how to do a good love story. Pull-out-all-the-stops, don’t miss a beat, over-the-top, as the beautiful couples’ theme songs played and they went on location in Greece .. ROMANCE! Loved Jack… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

How high up are Emily & Gideon on your list?

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

LOL 4ever DAYS, they are pretty low on my list, but they are higher than Dannifer or Dicole 😉

Jade
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Jade

EJ and Sami

Lucas and Sami

florence
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florence

EJ AND SAMI………………………THE BEST~

mollie
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mollie

EJ and Sami…my favorite, too.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Lumi fan forever, but I no longer hate Ejami 🙂

Jade
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Jade

Don’t get me wrong, I loved LUMI together but I also like EJ and Sami.

Beth
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Beth

Shane and Kimberly are #1 with me. Right behind them would be Bo and Hope, and Steve and Kayla, and Roman (Wayne Northrup) and Marlena.

Harry
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Harry

Because I am not a long time Days viewer and because I have John Oliver fresh on my mind, I say Sami and EJ all the way because they not only care about each other, they care about the Syrian refugees!

Mo
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Mo

I guess the ultimate supercouple, Tom and Alice.

Eddie
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Eddie

Sonny and Will

blake
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blake

Mine would be Carrie and Mike, Kristen and Brady and Will and Sonny.

kathy
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kathy

Maggie and Mickey/Doug and Julie are my all time favorites

Victor and Maggie’s courtship was great – now they are seldom in the same room at the same time.

mollie
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mollie

Yes! More Victor and Maggie scenes!

richard
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richard

Austin & Carrie, Bo & Billie(Lisa Rinna-mid 90s), EJ & Sami, Lucas & Sami!!!!!!

DeBorahe Gibson
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DeBorahe Gibson

Bo and Hope are the ultimate super couple. They have been through it all including death. Their chemistry together at times has been nothing short of astounding which makes me love watching them all the more. They make it totally believable that they are soul mates.

Michael
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Michael

Sonny & Will

shelli
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shelli

Steve & Kayla

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

The first supercouple; Doug and Julie…then ill say Tom and Alice, Mickey and Maggie, Susan and Greg, Bill and Laura, Don and Marlena, Chris and Mary…i liked all the couples in the 60s and 70s …in the 80s to the present i liked Hope and Bo, Patch and Kayla, Shane and Kim, Abe and Lexi, Tony and Anna and those two dogs that got married…lol…Days had many couples i liked, and some i didnt mention but my all time favorite and who were the most romantic were Doug and Julie-they dont write them like that anymore!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The only couple on canvas right now that has a shot of having a great romance is Theresa and Brady—that kiss at the end of today’s show reminded me of the kisses of days of old, it was based in tenderness and not lust; they have the great love hate thing happening between them, both wounded and wary— it written right, they could be a great super couple as they overcome their past to realize they really do love each other deeply and profoundly– so after my disappointment that the murder mystery turned into a thriller that sweet moment made… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

That was a nice little moment in the midst of all that gloom and doom…yes, it was a bit too soon to let us know who the killer is but i keep wondering if someone like Andre or even Clyde are using mind control on Ben and having him unwittingly kill these people?

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Wow, you have been watching a LOOOOOONG time. I started watching in the ’80s, but my mom has been a big fan from the beginning, and she’s filled me in on all those early couples you loved. They are all part of soap history and I love it when the show references its long, rich history. Like when Julie, Maggie and Caroline were at the house, talking about Susan and how she killed her husband. Love it! More, please! You know, I do remember Doug and Julie, I was just a kid, but I remember him singing “The Most Beautiful… Read more »

Callie
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Callie

Steve and Kayla is the ultimate supercouple!

Sarah
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Sarah

Jack and Jennifer (Matt Ashford and Melissa Reeves version only)

Liz K
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Liz K

Steven Earl Johnson & Kayla Caroline “Sweetness” Brady.

Patrick
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Patrick

oh my god

tears of endear and heart leap

“I did not know” Kayla’ middle name is her own mother! Caroline !

how sweet is that

Carbofan
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Carbofan

Bo & Carly …they were so great together.

Patrick
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Patrick

Hope, may, very well, be; “Gran’s Jewel”

but…

for, “all” out sexy, sensual, and steamed out

whew!

it was Bo and Carly
it was RKK’ Bo and Billie

for the familial… KA reigns

Stephanie
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Stephanie

EJ and Sami!

Dwayne
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Dwayne

Steve & Kayla All the other Couple better be Lucky SN did not stay in 90 make a career at days like they did

Callie
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Callie

LMAO, you are so right! Nobody can hold a candle to Patch and his Sweetness!

SidbugEm
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SidbugEm

No contest it’s EJ and Sami always & forever!

Barb
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Barb

Steve and Kayla. Only and always!

Leah
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Leah

I don’t watch Days of our Lives today but when I did, it was the 1990s and I use to rush home to watch it for Jack and Miss Horton and Bo and Carly!!!

Those were my Days love stories and I will give honorable mentions to John and Isabella and Carrie and Austin…not as great as my favorites but I liked them then.

When I think of Days today….Jack and Jen and Bo and Carly are the only two things I think of…those love stories stayed with me.

mollie
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mollie

I hope you start watching Days again…it’s quite good. Lots of vets getting screen time, a murder “mystery”, better writing and conversational scenes.

Hope you watch and like it 🙂

Patrick
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Patrick

I don’t know what other supercouple made my heart leap, pull, ache, heck SOAR

John and Izzie B

it’s neck and neck for me… near the top : Steve and Kayla / Kimberly and Shane

dang! of the offspring !

I wanted so much for Rafe and Carrie to LIVE ON

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Lucas & Sami; Will & Sonny; Bo & Hope; Steve & Kayla; Jack & Jennifer; John & Marlena; Doug & Julie; Mickey & Maggie

Debra
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Debra

EJ & Sami; Jack & Jenn; Tom & Alice

Scoma60
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Scoma60

#1 Steve and Kayla

Best from Days and best in all of daytime.

I’ve loved many couples on many soaps but no one has ever matched Steve and Kayla IMO.

Their un-rushed romance , their story lines and the unmatched chemistry between Mary Beth and Stephen.

Candy798591
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Candy798591

I agree Scoma60!! Their two day wedding episodes that aired on July 22 and July 25, 1988 was the most watched and highest rated Days of our Lives episodes since 1974. Days of Our Lives reached # 1 in the Nielsen ratings and Days hasn’t reached that status since 1988. For Steve and Kayla’s wedding in 1988, they didn’t say the traditional vows they spoke from the heart and you saw the emotions from them. When she spoke for the first time at the wedding since she regained her hearing from being deaf; that was the touching moments on a… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

EJ and Sami! The way he looked at her? Swoon. The way she couldn’t resist him? Squee!

sandi
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sandi

jack & jennifer

Cinnamon
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Cinnamon

Mine would be. Bo & Hope, John & Marlena, Steve & Kayla, Kim & Shane, Tom & Alice, Jack & Jennifer
Last but not least Sami & Rafe. Love all those couples.

Alan
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Alan

Kimberly and Shane.

Anna and Tony DiMera.

Eugene and Calliope.

Renee DiMera and Tony DiMera.

Liz and Neil.

Bo and Hope until they got married.

Leigh
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Leigh

I loved the 80s couples….as a pre-teen I started watching for one reason. WAYNE NORTHROP. The original and best Roman, one half of THJE original supercouple _ Roman and Marlena. Always my favorite, always will be.

Sarah StJohn
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Sarah StJohn

Shane and Kimberly first. Then Kayla and Steve.

Gigi
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Gigi

EJ and Sami are my ultimate favourite. They overtook my previous faves who have now slipped to #2 and #3 positions – Bope and J&J

Priscilla
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Priscilla

JOHN & MARLENA BLACK when it comes to “Days of Our Lives ” Super Couples J&M are “THE GOAT!!” and “That’s A Fact!!”

Leigh
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Leigh

Bo & Carly!!

Kacey
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Kacey

Doug and Julie

Ces
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Ces

Bo & Hope (Peter & Kristian) only

no one can compare to that duo from 1983 on ….

Tina
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Tina

EJ & Sami

missmeka1987
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missmeka1987

Kayla and Steve 🙂

florence
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florence

STILL MISS EJ & SAMI.

Maggie
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Maggie

1. EJ and Sami
2. Tom and Alice
3. Doug and Julie

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

What about Mickey & Maggie, Maggie?

Maggie
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Maggie

I’ve never considered them a super couple, although they were a couple for years. I’d suggest Mickey and Laura before I’d preference Mickey and Maggie.

Suzanna
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Suzanna

Steve and Kayla!

Ray
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Ray

I have too many to count:
1) Hope and Bo
2. Roman (Wayne Northrup) and Marlena
3. EJ and Sami
4. Tony and Anna
5. Chris and Amanda

Marie
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Marie

How disrespectful of the true super couples to add Jr. and Sami to that group.

Bo and Hope

Paul
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Paul

Oh please EJ and Sami Ejami should be No 1 on that list they were and still are the most popular super couple Days ever had Micheal my fave is Ejami no one had it like Ali and James before or since.

Kelly
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Kelly

Times have changed!! Bo and Hope are not the only super couple on Days. EJ and Sami were right at the top of the list.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Did you like Alex & Marie more than Neil & Marie, Marie?

Prashanthy
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Prashanthy

EJ and Sami!!

Annie
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Annie

EJ and Sami

Watched from first day in 1965″ liked them all but Ejami was so real. Stopped watching when they killed EJ off

Janie
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Janie

So real? I don’t know of many couples like them. She even shot him! Lol.

Annie
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Annie

And pipsqueak
Lucas framed her for murder and caused her to fall off a cliff and yada yada yada. I meant James and asaminlooked very real in their scenes together especially their love scenes. Lucas always looked like he had gas and Rafe looked like he was watching for the director to yell cut. All handsome men but I prefer james scott not only in looks but acting ability. Blame the writers for the stupidity. Ho hum

Lisa
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Lisa

Steve and Kayla! I started watching Days because of them and came back to Days because of them. All time favorite super couple! I hope the storylines will be strong and worthy of their special kind of magic again.

Re
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Re

EJ & Sami

Lorena
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Lorena

Stephen Earl “Patch” Johnson and Kayla Caroline “Sweetness” Brady

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