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Soap is a tale about two sisters, Mary Campbell & Jessica Tate. While the Tates are a rich family, the Campbells are just another blue-collared family, but they go through amazing and crazy situations. This series will make you travel through a world of crazy and funny situation that happen all in the family.

#13 in the 1977-1978 Season

#19 in the 1978-1979 Season

#25 in the 1979-1980 Season

Not in Top 30 in the 1980-1981 Season

From September 1977 to March 1978 it was aired on Tuesdays from 9:00 to 9:30pm

From September 1978 to March 1980 it was aired on Thursdays from 9:00 to 9:30pm

From October 1980 to January 1981 it was aired on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 9:30pm

From March to April 1981 it was aired on Mondays from 10:30 to 11:00pm

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  • Jennifer Salt

    Jennifer Salt

    Eunice Tate

    Roscoe Lee Browne

    Roscoe Lee Browne

    Saunders (1980 - 1981)

    Robert Guillaume

    Robert Guillaume

    Benson (1977-1979)

    Donnelly Rhodes

    Donnelly Rhodes

    Dutch Lightner (1978 - 1981)

    Billy Crystal

    Billy Crystal

    Jodie Dallas

    Jay Johnson

    Jay Johnson

    Chuck/Bob Campbell

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    • Where's the ANDROID SUPPORT ???????

      Please make these available for Android. Everyone else has .... !
    • what can I say? I came into this room and three men dressed in tuxedoes are pointing guns in my face and demanding the keys to my Ferrari that I don't have!! I think something fishy is going on!moreless

      Once upon a time a strange rectangular object took over planet Earth and multiplied itself millions of times over.It took up dominion in most houses in the world and emitted strange beams of light that hypnotised the poor Earthling into sitting zombie -like for hours and hours on end. This should have made for mass panic and caused the governments of the world to mobilise great armies of resistance, but it seems all the worlds leaders were in the trance as well, and couldn't wait to have their images and their speeches projected by the strange evil hypno-boxes in most houses of the planet. Soon, there would come out of the feral mountains a group of unwashed lazy scuzz-buckets who could not afford the evil hypno-boxes in their homes. The ferals took great pleasure in never watching the mind numbing trash from the hypno-boxes and even had their own opinions, which is a very naughty thing to do, I'm sure you're aware. So If you see these ferals who do not watch the compulsary six hours of television every day , report them to your nearset mind correction unit hidden in the remote control of your blessed television. You will be allowed extra time in the bliss of forgetting and zombie heaven of ultimate non-existance, praise be the almighty drool of the snazz-bot fliminity jiggy!!! Let us all bow down in worship to the royal fog !moreless
    • Soap is by far the funniest "soap opera" that I have ever seen.

      Soap is by far the funniest "soap opera" that I have ever seen. Probably because it is a spoof on the soap opera genre. It uses the a-typical characters that you would find in your everyday soap and uses the crazy confusing situations that often occur throughout the plot of these soap operas and makes them unbelievably funny! The characters are absolute gold and the acting is fantastic. Most of the actors were actually theatre actors for most of their career interestingly enough. While most of this series is comedy there are also very emotional situations and situations that come up that are just so like our everyday existance that you feel yourself bonding with the characters. For one extremely funny moment, first episode in season 1 with Benson and the Major. Guareenteed to make you laugh your head off :)moreless
    • Brilliant, far ahead of it's time and most importantly--it's funny. Tremendously funny. Cerebral humor, slap stick humor, great dialogue, hilarious body language & facial expressions, running gags---this cast and writing crew could do, and did, it all.moreless

      What a cast! All of them could pull off comedy and drama better than any cast of any show ever.(Sorry cast of MASH, but the cast of SOAP does indeed edge you out in that category.) Waaaay ahead of it's time. Just thinking about Chuck & Bob, Bert & Danny, Jessica,Benson,The Major...brilliant. My only regret is that they didn't make a movie to give it closure while the cast were still all living. If you enjoyed SOAP, I highly recommend the show 'Arrested Development'. It's much like SOAP, just a faster pace (as everything else seems to be these days)and has more subtle humor to go along with the outlandish and outrageous humor, but it's gloriously over the top brilliant just the same. I could watch SOAP all day and night and still laugh until I cry watching such talented people do what they do best--entertain. As great as the 'main' cast was, all the supporting players that had brief or occasional recurring roles on the show are all STRONG, TALENTED ACTORS. One of the funnist tv shows in history, no doubt about it. My life has been enriched because of SOAP and all of it's ridiculous, bombastic glory. Who could have ever guessed that a simple story about two sisters...It was simply...SOAP!moreless
    • Best soap opera ever! Funny, dramatic, & absolutely outrageous!

      Being a soap opera fan, when Soap came out, I had to give it a look - & boy am I glad I did! It was so off-the-wall funny, I was hooked from the very first episode! I don't think TV has seen the likes of Soap since, but while it was on, it was incredible! Aliens, possessed babies, a butler with an attitude, television's first gay character, murder - Soap had it all, & then some! This show broke the mold for comedy, no doubt about that - bring it back into syndication, please! The world needs SOAP!moreless

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    Classics, love triangle, love/hate relationships, social commentary, dysfuntional families