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The third-generation owner of a seedy hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey copes with various problems, including the regular residents.

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Merrill Grant
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Complete series cast summary:
Steve Guttenberg ...  Roger 5 episodes, 1982
Hillary B. Smith ...  Karen 5 episodes, 1982
Bill Dana ...  Mr. Plitzky 5 episodes, 1982
Fran Ryan ...  Mrs. Belmont 5 episodes, 1982
Jerry Maren ...  Morris 5 episodes, 1982
Stuart Pankin ...  Tuttle 5 episodes, 1982
Edie McClurg ...  Marion 5 episodes, 1982
Brett Baxter Clark ...  Skit Performer 4 episodes, 1982
Bob Hastings ...  Skit Performer 4 episodes, 1982
Jack Kruschen ...  Skit Performer 4 episodes, 1982
William Lanteau William Lanteau ...  Skit Performer 4 episodes, 1982
Gary Owens ...  Skit Performer 4 episodes, 1982
Rick Williamson ...  Skit Performer 3 episodes, 1982
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The third-generation owner of a seedy hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey copes with various problems, including the regular residents.

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15 April 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sadly, this one never had a chance
27 December 2005 | by DodsonTSee all my reviews

This show appeared in what we may now call a "golden" period for network television. in the early 1980s, for whatever reason, the commercial networks seemed willing to take chances on dicey shows, even airing programs with admittedly no chance of commercial survival.

It was in this atmosphere that "Live from Studio 8H" aired on NBC--a program featuring classical music performances from the studio where Arturo Toscanini once conducted live concerts. And, over on ABC, a "limited-run" series called "Police Squad" cracked us up for six episodes, then was gone. During this period "No Soap, Radio" also aired on ABC, enjoying only a brief run.

"No Soap, Radio" was evidently never intended to succeed. One may suppose that the "doomed" shows of the 80s were aired to lend prestige to the networks which carried them. In any case, "No Soap" was a funny show and brought some wonderful talent back to television, notably Bill Dana, who had been one of the Sixties' stars of the medium.

The humor on "No Soap" was decidedly out of the mainstream. Many folks would (and did) turn the channel when confronted with it. But the show was funny, and appealed to the same type of humor connoisseur who worshiped "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (which, by the way, was a hit).

So, "No Soap, Radio" is an unjustly neglected show. The talent involved with it alone should have made it a hit, but it was never meant to be. The commercial networks in those days were willing to put these shows on the air, but not to stand by them or promote them. A couple of years after this show, "Buffalo Bill" and "Domestic Life" met the same fate on NBC.


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