Soap Talk - Netflix

Soap Talk is a television talk show on SOAPnet hosted by Lisa Rinna and Ty Treadway. It debuted in 2002 and ended in 2006. The reason for the show's cancellation was due to SOAPnet expanding their programming away from a soap opera-related focus. Lisa Rinna was chosen to host the show after executives at ABC (who owned SOAPnet) were impressed by her on-screen auditions to take over the spot left open by Kathie Lee Gifford on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. She was actually Regis Philbin's first choice, but the network went with then ABC Daytime soap star Kelly Ripa. Lisa also had a background in soaps. She was Billie Reed on NBC Daytime's Days of Our Lives in the 1990s, as well as a stint on Melrose Place. Ty Treadway was starring on One Life to Live at the time. The show taped at ABC Prospect Studios in Hollywood, California. Ty lived on the East Coast and had to fly in every weekend

Soap Talk - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: None

Soap Talk - No soap radio - Netflix

“No soap radio” is a form of practical joke and an example of surreal comedy. The joke is in reality a prank whereby the punch line has no relation to the body of the joke; that is, it is actually not funny, but participants in the prank pretend otherwise. The effect is to either trick someone into laughing along as if they “get it” or to ridicule them for not understanding. The joke became popular in New York in the 1950s. The punch line is known for its use as a basic sociological and psychological experiment, specifically relating to mob mentality and the pressure to conform. The basic setup is similar to the Asch conformity experiments, in which people showed a proclivity to agree with a group despite their own judgments.

Soap Talk - Execution of the prank - Netflix

This prank usually requires a teller and two listeners, one of whom is a confederate who already knows the joke and secretly plays along with the teller. The joke teller says something like, “The elephant and the hippopotamus were taking a bath. And the elephant said to the hippo, 'Please pass the soap.' The hippo replied, 'No soap, radio.'” The confederate laughs at the punchline, while the second listener is left puzzled. In some cases, the second listener will pretend to understand the joke and laugh along with the others to avoid appearing foolish. The purpose of the prank is to elicit one of two responses from the victim: False understanding – when the victim acts as if the joke is humorous, when in fact the victim does not understand the joke at all. Negative understanding – when the victim expresses confusion about what the joke means and feels left out (e.g., “I don't get it”). The conspirators are now prepared to mock the victim for the victim's “inability to get it”. Sometimes, if the second listener does not respond right away, there is an “explanation” of the joke to the second listener, which involves the teller and the first listener emphasizing words or elongating pauses, but providing no further information, e.g. “Don't you get it? No soooap... radio!”

Soap Talk - References - Netflix