Eunice: (to Corrine about Tim) At least you lost him to God. I lost Walter to Marilyn.
Mr. Mallu: I cannot stand this waiting.
Jessica: Why Mr. Mallu. You've been through this so many times I should think you'd be used to it by now.
Mr. Mallu: This is different.
Jessica: How so?
Mr. Mallu: Because this time I'm in love with the defendant.
Carol: Jodie, why can't we live together?
Jodie: Carol, I'm gay. Listen the other night was nice. It really was and I've told you that but I'm still gay. Hey listen occasionally I'll have a burrito, I'm not not Mexican.
Dennis: It didn't work out. [My wife] left me.
Carol: What happened? The quarterback couldn't complete the pass?
Corinne: You're asking me to marry you?
Father Tim: No, I've gone to my superiors and asked to be released from my vows because I want to go steady.
Bob: (to Mr. Lefkowitz' bald head) Hey, look, this is ripe enough to pick . . . Drill three holes in it, and I can bowl a perfect game.
This episode is the season 1 finale.
The episode did not end with the traditional "Find out next time on SOAP... "
In its freshman season, Soap garnered six Emmy nominations: Best Videotape Editing (Episode 2), Best Art Direction (Episode 1), Best Direction (Jay Sandrich, Episode 24), Best Actress (Cathryn Damon and Katherine Helmond), and Best Comedy Series. The show won its first trophy for Best Art Direction while All in the Family took six of the seven major awards on Emmy night.
Soap was ranked 13th in the 1977-78 television ratings.
This episode marked the first time in television history that a prime-time series ended a season with a cliffhanger. Now season-finale cliffhangers are very common.
Jessica, Mallu, and Chester do "The Hustle" in the courthouse while waiting for the sentencing.