4 Memorable Soap Opera Alien Invasions
Wednesday night marked the return of classic, extraterrestrial blockbuster E.T. to theaters. The one-night-only occasion was in honor of the 30th anniversary of the movie about the cuddly alien, with the glowing finger. To do our part in supporting the little intergalactic critter, we're looking back on four memorable alien invasions on soaps!
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No. 4 Burt Gets Beamed Up on SOAP
No one believed Burt Campbell (Richard Mulligan) when he told them he'd spotted a UFO flying over the town of Dunn's River, Connecticut on SOAP, ABC's hit, 70's primetime spoof of daytime dramas. Burt was actually excited when he was abducted, because it proved he wasn't crazy! He was less thrilled when alien lookalike X-23 replaced him.