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My Life Is a Soap Opera 

Mike dates Lisa, a writer for "All My Children", then sees details of their romance played out on episodes of the show. A newspaper photo's caption names Stuart as Carter's boyfriend, so Stuart uses the ruse to get dates.

Director:

Andy Cadiff

Writers:

Gary David Goldberg (created by), Bill Lawrence (created by) | 12 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Mike Flaherty
Richard Kind ... Paul Lassiter
Alan Ruck ... Stuart Bondek
Michael Boatman ... Carter Heywood
Connie Britton ... Nikki Faber
Alexander Chaplin ... James Hobert
Victoria Dillard ... Janelle Cooper
Barry Bostwick ... The Mayor
Jennifer Esposito ... Stacey Paterno
John Callahan ... Edmund
Esta TerBlanche ... Gillian (as Esta Terblanche)
Susan Floyd ... Lisa
Kim Raver ... Jeannie
Scott Brasfield Scott Brasfield ... Mick
Brette Taylor ... Susan (as Brettanya Friese)
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Mike dates Lisa, a writer for "All My Children", then sees details of their romance played out on episodes of the show. A newspaper photo's caption names Stuart as Carter's boyfriend, so Stuart uses the ruse to get dates.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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References All My Children (1970) See more »

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Mike's life actually becomes a soap opera.
6 January 2015 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

This episode actually had two fine stories and each story, on its own, could have made a nice full episode.

The first story was about Mike and his girlfriend, Lisa. She is a writer on 'All My Children' soap-opera and needs to come up with new ideas to enhance the series. So Mike gets her to write about their relationship which includes his activity in the bedroom. But with so much pressure on Mike to perform, one evening things do not go well. And the next day, while the entire staff is watching the show, Lisa writes the bad experience into the show. Mike is humiliated.

The other story involved a photo in a newspaper containing Carter and Stuart. The article made it sound like Stuart was gay. At first he is not happy with the tag but when he finds out that it can work to his advantage, he is all in. That is, till something goes wrong.

A nicely written episode and great acting. The entire episode was entertaining from the start and even had some hilarious material not covered in this review. Enjoyed this episode.


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