A sitcom that parodied the absurdities and intricacies of soap operas. It followed the over-the-top exploits of two sisters and their respective families. Jessica Tate is the head of the aristocratic Tate family, while Mary Campbell and her husband Burt are blue collar, with ties to the mob. Everything is melodramatic and everyone sleeps with everyone, and relationships are nebulous.
Last Episode04x21 Episode 90 Aired: May. 25, 1981
The Governor offers Burt a job as Lieutenant Governor. Chester goes mad with jealousy over Jessica and El Puerco. Danny and Annie turn to each …
Series Fun Facts
- One of the first American TV series to feature an openly gay character as a regular cast member (Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas).
- The character of Father Flotsky was added as an in-joke to a character created by Lenny Bruce in a classic routine.
- The show was intended to run for only five seasons. Even if ABC renewed the series, there would only have been one more year to resolve all the cliffhangers.