OK, nobody has come up with the correct answer so here to enlighten you, once again his my dog Mr. Peabody and his pet boy Sherman. Mr Peabody it's all yours.
Thank you. Sherman is the Wayback machine warmed up?
You bet Mr. Peabody.
Very well, set the year for 1977 and away we go.
Wow Mr. Peabody where are we?
We are on the set of a TV show on the ABC network. You may recognize a few of the characters here.
You bet Mr. Peabody. There's Robert Mandan and Donnelly Rhodes and Arthur Peterson, Jr. Wait a second Mr. peabody, those people were early soap opera stars.
Correct Sherman. Therefore the name of this show, "Soap". Look there, Richard Mulligan who went on to play the role of General Custer in the movie "Little Big Man". Jimmy Baio, cousin to Scott Baio. Gordon Jump who went on to the show "WKRP in Cincinnati", Robert Guillaume who went on to star in a spin-off in a show called "Benson", and a very young Robert Urich. And speaking of youg actors do you recognize that young man over there?
Gosh Mr. Peabody! Is that? Could it be? Wow, That's Billy Crystal! And he seems so happy!
Well yes, but he's not just happy. In the show he's gay. He portrays the son Jodie Dallas. His character and the show in general would cause a lot of controversy until the shows last season in 1981. Ironically the controversy would cause the show to become even more popular, despite the effort of many religious and even gay organizations including former Miss Oklahoma, Anita Bryant and her loonies, er, I mean followers. The show would not only spin-off "Benson" but also "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman".
Gosh Mr. Peabody. All that just because Billy Crystal was happy.
Sherman, one of these days I'm going to bite you.
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