For the general category of show, see Soap opera. Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on Soap making books free download pdf from September 13, 1977 until April 20, 1981.
The show was created as a night-time parody of daytime soap operas, presented as a weekly half-hour prime time comedy. Similar to a soap opera, the show’s story was presented in a serial format and included melodramatic plot elements such as alien abduction, demonic possession, murder, and kidnapping.
In 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME”, and in 2010, the Tates and the Campbells ranked at number 17 in TV Guide’s list of “TV’s Top Families”. Each returning season was preceded by a 90-minute retrospective of the previous season. Two of these retrospectives were made available on VHS in 1994, but were not included on any DVD collections.
The show aired 85 episodes over the course of four seasons. These hour-long episodes were later split in two, yielding 93 half-hour episodes for syndication. Like most sitcoms of the era, Soap was videotaped, but this coincidentally helped further its emulation of the daytime soap opera format, as most such productions were also videotaped. All episodes are currently available on region 1 DVD in four separate box sets.
There is a box set of season 1 on region 2 DVD. The series has rerun in syndication on local channels as well as on cable. The cast also included three former soap opera actors.
Katherine Chancellor on The Young and the Restless. John Ruthledge in the radio version of Guiding Light. Back row, L-R: Robert Urich, Ted Wass, Richard Mulligan, Robert Guillaume, Robert Mandan, Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova, Arthur Peterson Jr. Seated: Billy Crystal, Cathryn Damon, Katherine Helmond, Jennifer Salt.
Soap is set in the fictional town of Dunn’s River, Connecticut. Jessica Tate and Mary Campbell”.