Why, oh why?
4.) “Why do we watch them? Make fun of soap operas with a piece of writing.”
Mr. Mom quote where Jack gets addicted to soap operas:
(on the phone discussing a soap opera): It's gotta be Todd's. What...Tony's? Tony had a vasectomy. Waddya mean it didn't take!
The first and only soap opera I ever watched was Santa Barbara. We were visiting our cousins for the summer and my older cousin Maquel, no longer interested in playing with Barbies, invited me to sit with her and watch the show. All it took was one episode of watching the Capwells make complete messes of theirs and other’s lives to be hooked.
Kelly had the worst luck with men, falling in love with one, sleeping with that one’s brother, getting pregnant with someone’s child, falling in love with one man and then discovering she was really dating his evil twin brother who then has the good brother killed. I think there was a little unknown incest in the mix, a falling in love with her sister’s ex-husband, a few more lovers who were killed, one committal to a mental asylum, and then finally, the show got cancelled. The other two main soap stars, Eden and Cruz were pretty much the central characters around which most all things orbited. Their relationship was one of love, social class tension, the question of do-I-release-the-fact-that-I-know-my fiancé’s mother-killed-her-own-son, to his fellow police officers? Several postponements of their wedding, people falling and coming out of comas, finally a wedding, more crimes, then the inevitable divorce, etc., etc,. etc……
Alas, as Mr. Mom said while being lured against his better judgment into watching a soap opera, “why do people even watch this stuff?” I don’t know, but fortunately for me I escaped the addiction and haven’t looked back. Nobody’s life should be that “interesting,” and if one really lived like these people, we’d all be locked in an asylum with Kelly, as well as being heavily medicated, and most likely all ending up in comas.