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16th Aug '17 9:51:28 AM Mdumas43073
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Set in the fictional Dunn's River, Connecticut, the series followed the misadventures of the wealthy Tate family, and the equally bizarre misadventures of their relatives, the far less wealthy Campbells. Over the course of a few years, they face adultery, a murder trial, abduction by aliens, demonic possession, cultists and mental illness (several times). The cast consisted of a large ensemble, including Richard Mulligan, Katherine Helmond, Robert Urich, Billy Crystal, and Robert Guillaume as Benson, the cynical housekeeper to the Tates, who would eventually be spun off into [[Series/{{Benson}} his own show]] (in which he would eventually become [[AscendedExtra lieutenant governor]] of his state.)

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Set in the fictional Dunn's River, Connecticut, the series followed the misadventures of the wealthy Tate family, and the equally bizarre misadventures of their relatives, the far less wealthy Campbells. Over the course of a few years, they face adultery, a murder trial, abduction by aliens, demonic possession, cultists and mental illness (several times). The cast consisted of a [[EnsembleCast large ensemble, ensemble]], including Richard Mulligan, Katherine Helmond, Robert Urich, Billy Crystal, and Robert Guillaume as Benson, the cynical housekeeper to the Tates, who would eventually be spun off into [[Series/{{Benson}} his own show]] (in which he would eventually become [[AscendedExtra lieutenant governor]] of his state.)


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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Just like any SoapOpera.
16th Aug '17 9:50:06 AM Mdumas43073
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Set in the fictional Dunn's River, Connecticut, ''Soap'' followed the misadventures of the wealthy Tate family, and the equally bizarre misadventures of their relatives, the far less wealthy Campbells. Over the course of a few years, they face adultery, a murder trial, abduction by aliens, demonic possession, cultists and mental illness (several times). The cast consisted of a large ensemble, including Richard Mulligan, Katherine Helmond, Robert Urich, Billy Crystal, and Robert Guillaume as Benson, the cynical housekeeper to the Tates, who would eventually be spun off into [[Series/{{Benson}} his own show]] (in which he would eventually become [[AscendedExtra lieutenant governor]] of his state.)

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Set in the fictional Dunn's River, Connecticut, ''Soap'' the series followed the misadventures of the wealthy Tate family, and the equally bizarre misadventures of their relatives, the far less wealthy Campbells. Over the course of a few years, they face adultery, a murder trial, abduction by aliens, demonic possession, cultists and mental illness (several times). The cast consisted of a large ensemble, including Richard Mulligan, Katherine Helmond, Robert Urich, Billy Crystal, and Robert Guillaume as Benson, the cynical housekeeper to the Tates, who would eventually be spun off into [[Series/{{Benson}} his own show]] (in which he would eventually become [[AscendedExtra lieutenant governor]] of his state.)
16th Aug '17 9:49:22 AM Mdumas43073
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Set in fictional Dunn's River, Connecticut, ''Soap'' followed the misadventures of the wealthy Tate family, and the equally bizarre misadventures of their relatives, the far less wealthy Campbells. Over the course of a few years, they face adultery, a murder trial, abduction by aliens, demonic possession, cultists and mental illness (several times). The cast consisted of a large ensemble, including Richard Mulligan, Katherine Helmond, Robert Urich, Billy Crystal, and Robert Guillaume as Benson, the cynical housekeeper to the Tates, who would eventually be spun off into [[Series/{{Benson}} his own show]] (in which he would eventually become [[AscendedExtra lieutenant governor]] of his state.)

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Set in the fictional Dunn's River, Connecticut, ''Soap'' followed the misadventures of the wealthy Tate family, and the equally bizarre misadventures of their relatives, the far less wealthy Campbells. Over the course of a few years, they face adultery, a murder trial, abduction by aliens, demonic possession, cultists and mental illness (several times). The cast consisted of a large ensemble, including Richard Mulligan, Katherine Helmond, Robert Urich, Billy Crystal, and Robert Guillaume as Benson, the cynical housekeeper to the Tates, who would eventually be spun off into [[Series/{{Benson}} his own show]] (in which he would eventually become [[AscendedExtra lieutenant governor]] of his state.)
16th Aug '17 9:48:59 AM Mdumas43073
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''Soap'' followed the misadventures of the wealthy Tate family, and the equally bizarre misadventures of their relatives, the far less wealthy Campbells. Over the course of a few years, they face adultery, a murder trial, abduction by aliens, demonic possession, cultists and mental illness (several times). The cast consisted of a large ensemble, including Richard Mulligan, Katherine Helmond, Robert Urich, Billy Crystal, and Robert Guillaume as Benson, the cynical housekeeper to the Tates, who would eventually be spun off into [[Series/{{Benson}} his own show]] (in which he would eventually become [[AscendedExtra lieutenant governor]] of his state.)

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Set in fictional Dunn's River, Connecticut, ''Soap'' followed the misadventures of the wealthy Tate family, and the equally bizarre misadventures of their relatives, the far less wealthy Campbells. Over the course of a few years, they face adultery, a murder trial, abduction by aliens, demonic possession, cultists and mental illness (several times). The cast consisted of a large ensemble, including Richard Mulligan, Katherine Helmond, Robert Urich, Billy Crystal, and Robert Guillaume as Benson, the cynical housekeeper to the Tates, who would eventually be spun off into [[Series/{{Benson}} his own show]] (in which he would eventually become [[AscendedExtra lieutenant governor]] of his state.)
16th Aug '17 9:42:51 AM Mdumas43073
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top left: Jodie, Danny, Burt, Chester, Dutch, Eunice, Saunders, Chuck (and Bob), Jessica, The Major, Mary, Billy. Missing: Corinne and Benson.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top left: Jodie, Danny, Burt, Chester, Dutch, Eunice, Saunders, Chuck (and Bob), Jessica, The Major, Mary, Billy. Missing: Corinne and Corinne, Peter, Father Tim, Benson.]]-]
16th Aug '17 9:39:24 AM Mdumas43073
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** Saunders, after Benson's departure.
16th Aug '17 7:23:51 AM Mdumas43073
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Created by Susan Harris (who wrote most of the episodes and later created ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''), ''Soap'' is a 197781 Creator/{{ABC}} series that both parodied and emulated the serial storytelling style of the SoapOpera. It was perhaps the first SitCom to include a StoryArc of any significance, and as such is still a rarity even today.

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Created by Susan Harris (who wrote most of the episodes and later created ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''), ''Soap'' is a 197781 Creator/{{ABC}} comedy series that both parodied and emulated the serial storytelling style of the SoapOpera. It was perhaps the first SitCom to include a StoryArc of any significance, and as such is still a rarity even today.
16th Aug '17 7:23:27 AM Mdumas43073
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top left: Jodie, Danny, Burt, Chester, Dutch, Eunice, Saunders, Chuck (and Bob), Jessica, The Major, Mary, Billy. Missing:
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Created by Susan Harris (who wrote most of the episodes and later created ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''), ''Soap'' is a late 1970s sitcom on Creator/{{ABC}} that both parodied and emulated the serial storytelling style of the SoapOpera. It was perhaps the first SitCom to include a StoryArc of any significance, and as such is still a rarity even today.

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Created by Susan Harris (who wrote most of the episodes and later created ''Series/TheGoldenGirls''), ''Soap'' is a late 1970s sitcom on 197781 Creator/{{ABC}} series that both parodied and emulated the serial storytelling style of the SoapOpera. It was perhaps the first SitCom to include a StoryArc of any significance, and as such is still a rarity even today.
8th May '17 9:04:44 AM MrItty
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In regards to Benson's character. He's known for disliking his job and his catch phrase is "You want me to get that?" whenever the doorbell rings. However, in the first few episodes of the show, he is very adamant that being the butler is ''his'' job and he won't let anybody else do what he's supposed to (e.g. in one episode he trips Burt up before he can answer the door because that's his {Benson's} job).

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In regards to Benson's character. He's known for disliking his job and his catch phrase is "You want me to get that?" whenever the doorbell rings. However, in the first few episodes of the show, he is very adamant that being the butler is ''his'' job and he won't let anybody else do what he's supposed to (e.g. in one episode he trips Burt up before he can answer the door because that's his {Benson's} (Benson's) job).
16th Jan '17 1:17:23 AM GnomeTitan
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* ButNotTooGay: Justified. The show was made in the 1970s. Though it features explicitly gay characters, the closest any homosexual relationships get is romance with hugging and subtext.
* CampGay: Jodie is ''extremely'' camp at the very start of the show, but after a few episodes this softens down a lot. Since he seems to play it up around Burt, it's likely he's doing it to intentionally make Burt uncomfortable.

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* ButNotTooGay: Justified. The show was made in the 1970s. Though it features explicitly gay characters, the closest any homosexual relationships get is romance with hugging and subtext.
subtext. This is understandable as the show was made in the 1970s.
* CampGay: Jodie is ''extremely'' camp at the very start of the show, but after a few episodes this softens down a lot. Since he seems He tends to play it up around Burt, it's likely he's doing it to intentionally make the slightly homophobic Burt to tease him, as he notices it makes him uncomfortable.



* PreviouslyOn: "Confused? You won't be.... after this episode of ''Soap''."

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* PreviouslyOn: Used for comedic effect. The codensed montage of the previous epsiode accentuates the absurdity of the plot. The narrator closes the montage with "Confused? You won't be.... be after this episode of ''Soap''."''Soap''" - but of course the viewer is only likely to be even more confused.
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