Soap operas can be rife with tension. They should call them tense operas! Why are they called soap operas if you barely ever see soap in them but you see tension in them all the time? Tense operas is a better name. If everyone who reads this takes the time to write into their local soap opera authority and suggest that they change the name of the genre from “soap opera” to “tense opera,” we could really make a difference in the soap opera—or should we say tense opera—world.

Anyways, check out Martin Short and Steve Martin in an all-original Tonight Show soap opera called “Tensions,” below.