Footlights attempted many kinds of parodies, so it was inevitable that soap operas would make the list. Our in-house soap opera was called As the Minutes Tick By which began as an extended one-joke sketch about a drama where everyone was named Bob. This grew into a regular series that made fun of the genres conventions, eventually becoming so convoluted that the only way to end it was with a huge atomic explosion.
The episodes are presented here in order as they were broadcast in the early nineties, which means a lot of static, bad sound quality, and mistakes galore! We hope that youll listen past the limitations and enjoy this artifact of the days when serial shows were actually called Soap Operas, and where you could extend a joke well past its freshness date. Something Saturday Night Live has now perfected.
The final episode reuintes several of our regular characters such as Eric the Undead, Helmt and Gnter, Captian Capybara, and Sound Effects Man.