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Soap: Season 1 [1977] (3 discs)

Composer:George Aliceson Tipton
Length:609 minutes
(10 hours 9 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:TV Show
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IMDB Rating:7.5/10
Amazon Rating:5.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates.

Reaction: Funny show, though, as with all experimental concepts like this, it can be a bit hit and miss.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Guest Cast
Alan Oppenheimer => Mr. Kirby (Episode #1.7)
Bernard Fox => Randolph (Episode #1.15)
Susan Harris => Babette (Episode #1.15)
Cooper Neal => Hello Man (Episode #1.22)
Dick McGarvin => Dr. Resnick (Episode #1.22)
Fred Iwasaki => The Chef (Episode #1.22)
Doris Roberts => Flo Flotsky (Episode #1.23)
Luis Avalos => The Doctor (Episode #1.23)
Eric Mason => Johnny Dallas (Episode #1.9)
Harold Gould => Barney Gerber (Episode #1.9)
Udana Power => Nurse Nancy Darwin (Episode #1.9)
Ian Wolfe => Monsignor / Father Juniper (Episode #1.6)
Jerry Houser => The Robber (Episode #1.11)
Jonathan Terry => Foreman (as Jon Terry) (Episode #1.25)
Judith-Marie Bergan => Marilyn McCallam (Episode #1.14)
Lee Weaver => Sergeant (Episode #1.17)
Pierrino Mascarino => Henchman (Episode #1.17)
Sorrell Booke => Charles Lefkowitz (Episode #1.17)
Lupe Ontiveros => Lady in Airport (Episode #1.18)
Marianne Bunch => Pigeon (Episode #1.4)
Olivia Barash => Molly (Episode #1.4)
Marvin Braverman => The Messenger (Episode #1.19)
Milt Oberman => Man in Hotel (Episode #1.20)
Shelley Morrison => The Maid (Episode #1.12)
Stephen Mendillo => Sheldon (Episode #1.2)
Tim Rossovich => Elaine's Bodyguard (Episode #1.21)
William Daniels => Heinrich Himmel (Episode #1.16)
Jay Sandrich => Director
Susan Harris => Writer / Creator
Tony Lang => Writer
George Aliceson Tipton => Composer
Arthur Peterson => The Major
Billy Crystal => Jodie Dallas
Bob Seagren => Dennis Phillips
Byron Webster => Dr. Medlow
Cathryn Damon => Mary Campbell
Charles Lane => Judge Petrillo
Diana Canova => Corinne Tate-Flotsky
Dinah Manoff => Elaine Lefkowitz
Edward Winter => Congressman Walter McCallam
Eugene Roche => E. Ronald Mallu
Gordon Jump => Chief of Police Tinkler
Howard Hesseman => Mr. Franklin
Inga Swenson => Ingrid Svenson
Jay Johnson => Bob Campbell
Jennifer Salt => Eunice Tate
Jimmy Baio => Billy Tate
Katherine Helmond => Jessica Tate
Kathryn Reynolds => Claire
Nita Talbot => Mrs. Fine
Rebecca Balding => Carol David
Richard Libertini => The Godfather
Richard Mulligan => Burt Campbell
Robert Guillaume => Benson DuBois
Robert Mandan => Chester Tate
Robert Urich => Peter 'The Tennis Player'
Rod Roddy => Announcer
Sal Viscuso => Father Timothy Flotsky
Ted Wass => Danny Dallas

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • One of the first American TV series to feature an openly gay character as a regular cast member (Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas).
  • [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.
  • A number of big-ticket advertisers boycotted the early episodes of the show after advance word of its controversial nature reached the media. One of the few items to actually be advertised on the premiere was a then-new product called Slim Fast.