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SOAP OPERA TRIVIA

1) What is NBC's longest running soap opera?


"Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." For more than half a century, those words have introduced "Days of Our Lives", NBC's longest running soap opera. The record was previously held by "Another World", which was cancelled in 1999.

2) What soap opera originally revolved around a minister and his congregation?


"The Guiding Light" originally revolved around the Church of Little Five Points in Illinois. The widowed Reverend John Ruthledge administered at the church and the guiding light referred to a lamp he had in his study that always remained lit for anyone who wished to seek comfort at the non-denominational church.

3) After the cancellation of "Another World" in 1999, several characters from the show made appearances on what other soap opera?


After the cancellation of "Another World" in 1999, several characters from the show (Jake, Cass, Vicky, and Marley) made appearances on "As the World Turns".

4) What was the first daytime drama on television to leave one broadcast network and continue on another?


"The Edge of Night" was the first daytime soap opera on television to leave one broadcast network (CBS) and continue on another broadcast network (ABC).

5) Cast members reprised their roles from what soap opera in the TV movie "The Cradle Will Fall"?


Cast members from "The Guiding Light" reprised their roles from this soap opera in the TV-movie "The Cradle Will Fall" (1983).

6) What soap opera once featured characters from the following families: the Martins, the Tylers, the Brents, and the Kanes?


During the 1970s, "All My Children" featured the Martins, the Tylers, the Brents, and, of course, the Kanes--the family which spawned the show's most popular character: Susan Lucci's Erica Kane.

7) What soap opera featured a gothic vampire storyline?


"Dark Shadows" (1966-1971) featured a gothic vampire storyline alongside the standard "soap" plots. The show won a cult following that rivaled that of another long-running science fiction TV series, Doctor Who.

8) What soap opera takes place in Genoa City, Wisconson?


"The Young and the Restless" takes place in Genoa City, Wisconsin. It first debuted on the CBS television network on March 26, 1973, replacing "Where the Heart Is" and "Love is a Many Splendored Thing".

9) As of 2004, what was the only soap opera to simulcast in a Spanish language track for Hispanic viewers in the United States?


"The Bold and the Beautiful", which claims to be the most watched television series in the world, was as of 2004 the only soap opera to simulcast in a Spanish language track for Hispanic viewers in the United States (under the title Belleza y poder).

10) What cancelled soap opera revolved around a large Irish-American family living in the Riverside district of New York City?


"Ryan's Hope" revolved around a large Irish-American family living in the Riverside district of New York City. The patriarch of the family, Johnny Ryan (Bernard Barrow) owned a bar called, you guessed it, "Ryan's".


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