Soap (1977–1981)

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The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rod Roddy ...
 Announcer (84 episodes, 1977-1981)
...
 Jessica Tate (82 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Burt Campbell (82 episodes, 1977-1981)
Cathryn Damon ...
 Mary Campbell (80 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Danny Dallas (74 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Jodie Dallas (73 episodes, 1977-1981)
Robert Mandan ...
 Chester Tate (73 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Eunice Tate / ... (64 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jimmy Baio ...
 Billy Tate (62 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Corinne Tate-Flotsky / ... (59 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 The Major (57 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jay Johnson ...
 Bob Campbell / ... (57 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Benson DuBois (49 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 Dutch Leitner (35 episodes, 1978-1981)
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Storyline

Parody of television soap-operas--the show's humor relies on exaggerating soap-operas' characteristic plot implausibility and melodrama to ridiculous extremes, then adds a fair bit of the truly bizarre, including some remarkable characters. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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The Groundbreaking Comedy Series! See more »

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13 September 1977 (USA)  »

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Soap  »

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(93 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Soap" was actually the working title for the show, while the producers tried to come up with a better name, and was used all through preproduction. No better name was ever decided upon, so "Soap" became the formal title when the show went into production. See more »

Quotes

Jessica Gatling Tate: Billy go get mother... something...
Billy Tate: Why can't anybody in this family talk in front of me? For years I went around thinking a surprise party was being planned for me!
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Crazy Credits

Original network broadcasts opened with an on-screen content warning. This was one of the first TV programs to include such a warning, though such disclaimers are now commonplace. See more »

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Featured in The Magic of ABC (1977) See more »

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User Reviews

A Very Funny Parody of Daytime T.V.
21 May 2003 | by (Waterford,Michigan) – See all my reviews

Soap was and is great. It has to be one of the best comedies ever on t.v. The lampooning and parodying of daytime t.v. was one of the best ever. It dealt with topics ranging from homosexuality to possession. The humor and one liners were classic. Some of the funniest bits and scene stealing was done by Benson, the butler. It was outrageous, funny, comical,haughty, biting satire at it's very best. There has been nothing like since, that even measure up to it. It's a classic from the seventies, that still has a bite!Daytime t.v. should look so well!


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