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)
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 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)  »

Also Known As:

Bolle di sapone  »

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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

Burt: Seven of my guys are going to be off today 'cause it's a Jewish holiday and I'm gonna have to do all their jobs. What really gets me is that I don't think they're all Jewish... two of them are black and one's an Indian.
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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 Freaks and Geeks: Noshing and Moshing (2000) See more »

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User Reviews

More than An Updated Addams Family These People WERE Awesomely WEIRD!
15 August 2001 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

SOAP is this hilarious serialized saga about two completely Zany sisters and, their madcap families were awesome. This show from day one never ever took itself seriously and that's its greatest claim to fame. Soap dealt bluntly and honestly about a great many pressing social issues like homosexuality, veterans, treatment of the mentally ill.... of course it also in the same breath dealt with rubber suit wearing space aliens and, psycho's with wood puppet fixations.

SOAP for as madcap as it was has a heart of gold. The whole family is welded together in a very unique but strong love. I am a gay man and yet I loved Jessica Tate she was a woman of utter charm and, bearing and she was as off and ditzy but sweet as Gracie Allen. Burns & Allen I would have loved having Jessica Tate as a mom. SOAP was a perfect fusion of the Addams family and the Three Stooges meet Dallas. When I was young SOAP was another of my hiding places on the TV landscape.

SOAP had great moments of fun but SOAP could easily as well be moving and thought provoking. You just can't go wrong buying these tapes you will definitely laugh and, you will learn many things and, get many awesome insights as well! These too are on my highly recommended list of must see items.


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