Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 13, 1977
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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Soap

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.

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04x21 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 …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 4 seasons and 90 episodes air between 1977 and 1981.

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  • 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.
  • The character of Father Flotsky was added as an in-joke to a character created by Lenny Bruce in a classic routine.
  • "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…
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    "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.
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