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
- Series writer Susan Harris appeared in two episodes as "Babette," a hooker.
- The series ended with several cliffhangers unresolved, including Jessica about to be executed by a communist firing squad. A 1983 episode of spin-off series Benson mentions Jessica's…
[show]The series ended with several cliffhangers unresolved, including Jessica about to be executed by a communist firing squad. A 1983 episode of spin-off series Benson mentions Jessica's disappearance, noting the Tate family is seeking to have her declared legally dead. In this episode, Jessica appears as an apparition whom only Benson can see or hear, revealing to Benson that she is not dead, but in a coma somewhere in South America. The other cliffhangers are not referenced, leaving it to the viewers' imagination as to what might have happened.
- The character of Father Flotsky was added as an in-joke to a character created by Lenny Bruce in a classic routine.