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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.
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Series Cast Summary

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  Jessica Tate (88 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 (85 episodes, 1977-1981)
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  Danny Dallas (79 episodes, 1977-1981)
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  Chester Tate (78 episodes, 1977-1981)
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  Jodie Dallas / ... (77 episodes, 1977-1981)
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  Eunice Tate / ... (67 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jimmy Baio ...
  Billy Tate (66 episodes, 1977-1981)
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  The Major (62 episodes, 1977-1981)
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  Corinne Tate Flotsky / ... (61 episodes, 1977-1980)
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  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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  Tim Flotsky / ... (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
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  Carol David (19 episodes, 1978-1980)
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  Detective Donahue / ... (17 episodes, 1978-1980)
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  Leslie Walker (17 episodes, 1979-1981)
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  Saunders (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
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  Elaine Lefkowitz Dallas / ... (15 episodes, 1978)
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  E. Ronald Mallu / ... (14 episodes, 1978-1980)
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  Chief of Police Tinkler (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
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  Carlos 'El Puerco' Valdez / ... (12 episodes, 1980-1981)
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  Annie Selig (11 episodes, 1980-1981)
Bob Seagren ...
  Dennis Phillips (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
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  Maggie Chandler (10 episodes, 1980-1981)
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  Alice (9 episodes, 1979)
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  Sally (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
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  Gwen (9 episodes, 1980-1981)
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  Dr. Alan Posner (8 episodes, 1980)
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  Ingrid Swenson / ... (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
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  Polly Dawson (8 episodes, 1979-1980)
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  Judge Petrillo / ... (7 episodes, 1978)
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  Peter 'The Tennis Player' (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
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  Mr. Franklin (7 episodes, 1978)
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  Juan One (7 episodes, 1980-1981)
Sheldon Feldner ...
  Perkins / ... (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
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  Millie (5 episodes, 1979)
Kathryn Reynolds ...
  Claire (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
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  Saul (5 episodes, 1979)
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  Congressman Walter McCallam (5 episodes, 1977-1978)
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  Mrs. David (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
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  Dr. Hill (5 episodes, 1980)
Frank Coppola ...
  Mel (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
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  Judge Betty Small (4 episodes, 1980)
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  The Godfather (4 episodes, 1977)
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  F. Peter Haversham (4 episodes, 1980)
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  The Doctor / ... (4 episodes, 1979-1981)
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  Barney Gerber (4 episodes, 1977)
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  Flo Flotsky (4 episodes, 1978)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The Groundbreaking Comedy Series! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Die Ausgeflippten (Germany)
  • Enredo (Spain)
  • Мыло (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Lödder (Sweden)
  • Forviklingar (Norway)
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  • 30 min
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Trivia Early in production, there were problems recording sound for Bob, Chuck's ventriloquist dummy. It was soon discovered that Jay Johnson's schizophrenic performance was so convincing, that the sound man was pointing the microphone at the dummy whenever it had a line. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Magic of ABC (1977). See more »
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 »
Quotes Jodie Dallas: Plato was gay.
Jessica Gatling Tate: Mickey Mouse's dog was gay?
Jodie Dallas: Goofy was his lover.
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