Ever wondered how many days you've spent watching soap operas? Well, if you're a big fan of The Young and the Restless and have been watching it since its 1973 debut, then you've spent a pretty significant chunk of your life, following the lives of the citizens of Genoa City: The CBS soap opera is about to celebrate its 12,000th episode!
The milestone occasion is set to air on Tuesday, December 1, and fans can look forward to an episode filled with regular content mixed with flashbacks and classic Y&R clips. Viewers can also look forward to a weeklong on-screen celebration leading up to and following the airing of the soap's special 12,000th episode.
Check out the promo for Y&R's big event below, and don't forget to let us know which episodes of the CBS soap opera you've loved the most over the years!
In addition to its upcoming weeklong celebration, Y&R is marking its 12,000th episode in the most recent issue of TV Guide. Check it out to see special content about some of the show's most romantic moments and pairings, including Nikki and Victor (Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden); Sharon and Nicholas (Sharon Case and Joshua Morrow); and Drucilla and Neil (Victoria Rowell and Kristoff St. John).
How do you feel about Y&R celebrating its 12,000th episode? What are your favorite moments from the soap's history? We want to hear from you -- so drop your comments in the Comments section below, tweet about it on Twitter, share it on Facebook, or chat about it on our Message Boards.