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
- Jimmy Baio co-starred in The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training just before landing the role of Billy Tate on Soap.
- Casey Kasem was the narrator on the pilot episode, but left shortly afterwards due to the adult themes of the show and nervous they would hurt his family friendly reputation. Rod Roddy took…
[show]Casey Kasem was the narrator on the pilot episode, but left shortly afterwards due to the adult themes of the show and nervous they would hurt his family friendly reputation. Rod Roddy took his place and rerecorded the narration of the pilot. He continued with the show until the end.
- The 2nd of three compilation specials produced prior to the start of each season premiere, this is the only one that has not been released to DVD or VHS.