Soap-- it's not just for lathering (Score: 2)
posted Friday, October 22, 2004 - 08:16 AM (#21377
In Response to zamphir (#21358):
For a while, Comedy Central aired the serial in the wee hours of weekend mornings, so one of my friends would videotape it and we'd have some laughs. When it first aired in the late 1970s, most of it went way over my head (i was in elementary school). As an adult, i found it to be quite droll-- probably equally amusing as 'Allo, 'Allo!
One of the best things about Soap
was the narration: as the plot grew thicker and more wildly convoluted, Rod Roddy's weekly summary and cliffhanger questions grew incredibly preposterous; yet somehow, it was satisfying (in a nerdy way) to be able to follow his outline, and i couldn't wait for the next week to bring fresh answers from Katherine Helmond, Robert Guillaume, Billy Crystal, Richard Mulligan, and the rest. Eventually, when Burt was kidnapped by time-travelling aliens and Jessica thought he was stricken with a case of amnesia, i had become a total Soap
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind!"