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Soap TV Show - The BEST Sitcom Of 1977.

Updated on January 3, 2014

I was never the typical teenage girl, all frilly and pink and all that. Nope, I had a lot of friends but hated talking on the phone. I still do. I shunned the water cooler soap operas like Days of Our Lives or the wildly popular Guiding Light. I just hated them all. I though I'd never watch a soap opera....until....

I remember the moment I first saw Burt, one of the key players on the Soap parady soap opera. I was eating popcorn and actually spit it out because I laughed so hard. Yes, I was on a date. Well, that love affair didn't pan out (what a whussie...) but, more importantly, my love affair with Soap started that very moment back in 1977. And, it continues right to this very day.

In short, Soap is a parody of every single soap opera ever written - only, the plots are amplified many times from the benign boy meets girl, girl loves boy, boy leaves girl. Oh, yes, in Soap, you'll see boy meets girl, boy is priest, boy leaves priesthood, boy and girl marry, boy and girl have a baby - a baby possessed by the Devil himself. And, that's just one subplot!

What I most liked about Soap as a weekly sitcom was that the plot moved quick! If you missed an episode, you might have missed a whole lot of things happening. Back then, we didn't have fancy DVDs and I couldn't figure out how to use the VHS to record anything. So, Thursday nights at prime time, I had my seat, popcorn and all.

If you like sarcastic humor, if you're tolerant of all people (Soap ridicules and parodies every single nationality, religion, sexuality), if you want a show that will make you laugh and laugh hard, dial up SOAP. You won't be sorry!

If you took my suggestion and looked up the TV show Soap and liked it, you'll probably like my other three top TV shows ever. I happen to really like sitcoms so that's what you'll find here.

Cheers: The Complete Series
Cheers: The Complete Series

...Where everybody knows your name. Cheers is a fantastic sitcom centered in a bar full of loonies in Boston, MA

Taxi: The Complete Series Pack
Taxi: The Complete Series Pack

One of the best written sitcoms ever in my opinion, Taxi is full of puns and really really funny stuff.

Frasier: The Complete Series
Frasier: The Complete Series

And, my ALL TIME favorite TV show is Frasier. I watch an episode every night before bed to this day. Frasier is a spin off character from Cheers. Surrounded by a wonderful supporting cast, Kelsey Grammar was never, and has never again been funnier.


What other Soap opera TV show that has a wooden dummy. And, oh yeah, Billy Crystal!

This is the promo introducing the series in 1977. You'll love Benson!

Jessica comes from 'a tennis lesson' that isn't what it seems.

Which Sitcom Below Is Your Favorite?

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Do you love Soap? Please leave me comments.

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      gottaloveit2 4 years ago

      @Brite-Ideas: Oh, I HATE shopping too. Sure wish you lived in MD - we'd be fast friends!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Although, Frasier was at the the top of my list too - Well, a kindred spirit (I can't stand talking on the phone, I just hate it - I do it out of courtesy and obligation!), also hate shopping! I was a little pink and frilly, but rather independent in my thinking and actions - and loved this sitcom!