*Thanks again to friend of the show Amy for suggesting we discuss Soap!
*Soap aired from 1977-1981, 4 seasons and 85 episodes, on ABC. It was a 9:30 PM show on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
*The pilot premiered September 13, 1977 at 9:30, against boxing on CBS and Sex and the Married Woman on NBC. It preceded Family on ABC and followed two Happy Days episodes and Three's Company.
*Here is an interesting EW profile on Susan Harris from a couple years ago.
*And here is the TV Guide profile on Harris that appeared when the show was on the air. Thanks to https://soaparchive.wordpress.com/ for hosting this and many other great archival materials of the show in its website supporting Soap: The Unauthorized Inside Story.
*The same site has the infamous Newsweek piece we discuss.
*Here is the TV Series Finale podcast interview with Jay Johnson that we reference.
*Who's YOUR favorite Baio? Scott? Jimmy? Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend?
*The Major is played by Arthur Peterson Jr. According to Wikpedia, Peterson starred in ABC's first sitcom, a show called That's O'Toole!
*1979's Scavenger Hunt featured not only Richard Mulligan and Dirk benedict, but Scatman Carothers, Tony Randall, Cloris Leachman Willie Aames, and many more! The Fox picture is on DVD and Blu-Ray.
*Vega$ premiered in 1978 on ABC, about 7 months after Soap did.
*Jay Sandrich's thoughts on Soap are in this piece.
*Witt Thomas Productions also created It's a Living, Blossom, and Herman's Head among many others plus the series we mention on the show.