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

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Jessica Tate (87 episodes, 1977-1981)
Rod Roddy ...
 Announcer (87 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Burt Campbell (86 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Mary Campbell (84 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Danny Dallas (79 episodes, 1977-1981)
Robert Mandan ...
 Chester Tate (77 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Jodie Dallas (76 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Eunice Tate / ... (67 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jimmy Baio ...
 Billy Tate (65 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 The Major (62 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Corinne Tate Flotsky / ... (61 episodes, 1977-1980)
Jay Johnson ...
 Bob Campbell / ... (61 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Benson DuBois (51 episodes, 1977-1980)
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 Dutch Leitner (38 episodes, 1978-1981)
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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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13 September 1977 (USA)  »

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Die Ausgeflippten  »

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(93 episodes)

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Trivia

A number of big-ticket advertisers boycotted the early episodes of the show after advance word of its controversial nature reached the media. One of the few items to actually be advertised on the premiere was a then-new product called Slim Fast. See more »

Quotes

[on trying to establish alibi's for Peter's murder]
Chief Tinkler: Where were you between midnight and 7am?
Chuck: I was with Bob here.
Bob: Yes he was I can vouch for him.
Chief Tinkler: O.K. I can cross you off my list... wait a minute suspect number ten.
Bob: And eleven?
Chief Tinkler: And eleven.
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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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.12 (2013) See more »

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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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