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The Soapler: Soap Opera Satire, Spoofs, and Silliness

Enjoy this collection of sudsy soap-opera sends ups: Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Bob and Ray, Duffy's Tavern and more get together to ridicule all your favorite soap operas!

51 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 16 hours, 40 min)
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Laughin Woman

Bob & RayFor many reasons Soap Operas get made fun of a lot -- they are an easy target for crying out loud. In fact "Crying Out Loud" is one of the reasons they are an easy target!

But being easy humor doesn't make it less funny! In this collection of Soap Opera Send-ups, Bob and Ray made a living making fun of the medium that made them famous. One of their greatest spoofs was "Mary Backstage, Noble Wife". Actually the spoof quickly became better known than the soap that inspired it.

Of course they were too good of a target for Fred Allen not to take a shot at; even if he couldn'ttrick Marlene Dietrich into giving hima kiss with the daily serial script he"found"on the studio floor. And the troops of WWII were very happy to hearFred Allen and Jack Benny having fun with the soaps on Command Performance.

Next time you have to face a sink full of suds dirtyand dishes, remember that it's no reason to cry. 1940s House WivesInstead turn on this collection of The Soapler:Soap Opera Satire, Spoofs and Silliness, and laugh your afternoon away!

For more laughs, see also our extensive comedy collections including the compilations:

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      51 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
      total playtime 16 hours, 40 min
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        51 shows - total playtime 16 hours 40 minutes
        1. Bray 590708 08 Our Fella Thursday.mp3
        2. Bray 590922 62 One Fellas Family.mp3
        3. Bray 591005 71 One Fellas Family.mp3
        4. Bray 600303 CBS One Fellas Family.mp3
        5. Bray 600310 One Fellas Family.mp3
        6. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0000 In Kitch.mp3
        7. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0001 Shanghaied.mp3
        8. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0002 Adrift In A.mp3
        9. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0003 Rowing To Sh.mp3
        10. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0004 Hauled Away.mp3
        11. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0005 Welcome Aboa.mp3
        12. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0006 Sailing Int.mp3
        13. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0007 Arriving In.mp3
        14. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0008 A Cure For.mp3
        15. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0009 A Change Of.mp3
        16. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0010 Heading For.mp3
        17. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0011 Bus Adventur.mp3
        18. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0012 Show Folks.mp3
        19. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0013 A Ghostly R.mp3
        20. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0014 Meredit.mp3
        21. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0016 Mysteri.mp3
        22. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0017 Mary Cab.mp3
        23. Command Performance 440826 135 Fred Allen Jack Benny.mp3
        24. Duffys Tavern 470122 MsNussbaum Asks Marital Adv.mp3
        25. Duffys Tavern 490209 Archie Has Three Days To Live.mp3
        26. Duffys Tavern 490302 Marlene Dietrich.mp3
        27. Duffys Tavern 490525 Ed Wynn Narrates Archies Opera.mp3
        28. Duffys Tavern 511207 Archie Fatherbaby Left Doorstep.mp3
        29. Ed Wynn 350326 T S A Wife In Every Port.mp3
        30. Ed Wynn 350409 T S Opra Massas In De Cold Cold.mp3
        31. Fred Allen 420510 Texaco Star Theater.mp3
        32. Fred Allen 421004 Charles Laughton.mp3
        33. Fred Allen 430404 415 T T Looking For Umbriago.mp3
        34. Fred Allen Fred Allen Show 490306 178 Guest Fred Morgan.mp3
        35. Grand Marquee 460709 01 Half A Dog Is Better Than None.mp3
        36. Grand Marquee 470220 25 A Mans Home Is Her Castle.mp3
        37. Grand Marquee 470605 40 Hex Marks Spot.mp3
        38. Jimmy Durante Garry Moore 450427 Umbriago Has Been Kidnapped.mp3
        39. Judy Canova 480501 151 Judy Wants To Be A Dramatic Actress.mp3
        40. Magnificent Montague 501110 01 Starting A Role In Radio.mp3
        41. Magnificent Montague 501117 02 Day After 1 St Uncle Goodh.mp3
        42. Magnificent Montague 501124 03 Romeo.mp3
        43. Magnificent Montague 501201 04 Removing Beard.mp3
        44. Magnificent Montague 501208 05 Agnes Quits.mp3
        45. Magnificent Montague 501215 06 $1000.00 Prize.mp3
        46. Magnificent Montague 510406 22 Living On A Budget No G.mp3
        47. Magnificent Montague 510420 24 Shakespear On Radio.mp3
        48. Magnificent Montague 510721 37 Edwin Montague Day.mp3
        49. Magnificent Montague 510825 42 Lily Gets A Dog.mp3
        50. Martin Lewis 520425 067 W Ann Sheridan.mp3
        51. Spike Jones 490625 Don Ameche.mp3
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      51 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
      total playtime 16 hours, 40 min
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        51 shows - total playtime 16 hours 40 minutes
        1. Bray 590708 08 Our Fella Thursday.mp3
        2. Bray 590922 62 One Fellas Family.mp3
        3. Bray 591005 71 One Fellas Family.mp3
        4. Bray 600303 CBS One Fellas Family.mp3
        5. Bray 600310 One Fellas Family.mp3
        6. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0000 In Kitch.mp3
        7. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0001 Shanghaied.mp3
        8. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0002 Adrift In A.mp3
        9. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0003 Rowing To Sh.mp3
        10. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0004 Hauled Away.mp3
        11. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0005 Welcome Aboa.mp3
        12. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0006 Sailing Int.mp3
        13. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0007 Arriving In.mp3
        14. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0008 A Cure For.mp3
        15. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0009 A Change Of.mp3
        16. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0010 Heading For.mp3
        17. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0011 Bus Adventur.mp3
        18. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0012 Show Folks.mp3
        19. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0013 A Ghostly R.mp3
        20. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0014 Meredit.mp3
        21. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0016 Mysteri.mp3
        22. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0017 Mary Cab.mp3
        23. Command Performance 440826 135 Fred Allen Jack Benny.mp3
        24. Duffys Tavern 470122 MsNussbaum Asks Marital Adv.mp3
        25. Duffys Tavern 490209 Archie Has Three Days To Live.mp3
        26. Duffys Tavern 490302 Marlene Dietrich.mp3
        27. Duffys Tavern 490525 Ed Wynn Narrates Archies Opera.mp3
        28. Duffys Tavern 511207 Archie Fatherbaby Left Doorstep.mp3
        29. Ed Wynn 350326 T S A Wife In Every Port.mp3
        30. Ed Wynn 350409 T S Opra Massas In De Cold Cold.mp3
        31. Fred Allen 420510 Texaco Star Theater.mp3
        32. Fred Allen 421004 Charles Laughton.mp3
        33. Fred Allen 430404 415 T T Looking For Umbriago.mp3
        34. Fred Allen Fred Allen Show 490306 178 Guest Fred Morgan.mp3
        35. Grand Marquee 460709 01 Half A Dog Is Better Than None.mp3
        36. Grand Marquee 470220 25 A Mans Home Is Her Castle.mp3
        37. Grand Marquee 470605 40 Hex Marks Spot.mp3
        38. Jimmy Durante Garry Moore 450427 Umbriago Has Been Kidnapped.mp3
        39. Judy Canova 480501 151 Judy Wants To Be A Dramatic Actress.mp3
        40. Magnificent Montague 501110 01 Starting A Role In Radio.mp3
        41. Magnificent Montague 501117 02 Day After 1 St Uncle Goodh.mp3
        42. Magnificent Montague 501124 03 Romeo.mp3
        43. Magnificent Montague 501201 04 Removing Beard.mp3
        44. Magnificent Montague 501208 05 Agnes Quits.mp3
        45. Magnificent Montague 501215 06 $1000.00 Prize.mp3
        46. Magnificent Montague 510406 22 Living On A Budget No G.mp3
        47. Magnificent Montague 510420 24 Shakespear On Radio.mp3
        48. Magnificent Montague 510721 37 Edwin Montague Day.mp3
        49. Magnificent Montague 510825 42 Lily Gets A Dog.mp3
        50. Martin Lewis 520425 067 W Ann Sheridan.mp3
        51. Spike Jones 490625 Don Ameche.mp3
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      51 recordings on 18 Audio CDs
      total playtime 16 hours, 40 min

      Disc A001

      1. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0000 In Kitch
      2. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0001 Shanghaied
      3. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0002 Adrift In A
      4. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0003 Rowing To Sh
      5. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0004 Hauled Away
      6. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0005 Welcome Aboa
      7. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0006 Sailing Int
      8. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0007 Arriving In
      9. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0008 A Cure For
      10. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0009 A Change Of
      11. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0010 Heading For
      12. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0011 Bus Adventur
      13. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0012 Show Folks
      14. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0013 A Ghostly R

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      Disc A002

      1. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0014 Meredit
      2. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0016 Mysteri
      3. Bray Mary Backstage Noble Wife 0017 Mary Cab
      4. Ed Wynn 350326 T S A Wife In Every Port

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      Disc A003

      1. Ed Wynn 350409 T S Opra Massas In De Cold Cold

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      Disc A004

      1. Fred Allen 420510 Texaco Star Theater

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      Disc A005

      1. Fred Allen 421004 Charles Laughton
      2. Fred Allen 430404 415 T T Looking For Umbriago

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      Disc A006

      1. Command Performance 440826 135 Fred Allen Jack Benny
      2. Jimmy Durante Garry Moore 450427 Umbriago Has Been Kidnapped

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      Disc A007

      1. Grand Marquee 460709 01 Half A Dog Is Better Than None
      2. Duffys Tavern 470122 MsNussbaum Asks Marital Adv

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      Disc A008

      1. Grand Marquee 470220 25 A Mans Home Is Her Castle
      2. Grand Marquee 470605 40 Hex Marks Spot

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      Disc A009

      1. Judy Canova 480501 151 Judy Wants To Be A Dramatic Actress
      2. Duffys Tavern 490209 Archie Has Three Days To Live

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      Disc A010

      1. Duffys Tavern 490302 Marlene Dietrich
      2. Fred Allen Fred Allen Show 490306 178 Guest Fred Morgan

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      Disc A011

      1. Duffys Tavern 490525 Ed Wynn Narrates Archies Opera
      2. Spike Jones 490625 Don Ameche

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      Disc A012

      1. Magnificent Montague 501110 01 Starting A Role In Radio
      2. Magnificent Montague 501117 02 Day After 1 St Uncle Goodh

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      Disc A013

      1. Magnificent Montague 501124 03 Romeo
      2. Magnificent Montague 501201 04 Removing Beard

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      Disc A014

      1. Magnificent Montague 501208 05 Agnes Quits
      2. Magnificent Montague 501215 06 $1000.00 Prize
      3. Magnificent Montague 510406 22 Living On A Budget No G

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      Disc A015

      1. Magnificent Montague 510420 24 Shakespear On Radio
      2. Magnificent Montague 510721 37 Edwin Montague Day

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      Disc A016

      1. Magnificent Montague 510825 42 Lily Gets A Dog
      2. Duffys Tavern 511207 Archie Fatherbaby Left Doorstep

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      Disc A017

      1. Martin Lewis 520425 067 W Ann Sheridan
      2. Bray 590708 08 Our Fella Thursday
      3. Bray 590922 62 One Fellas Family

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      Disc A018

      1. Bray 591005 71 One Fellas Family
      2. Bray 600303 CBS One Fellas Family
      3. Bray 600310 One Fellas Family

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