You an aunty ?! A major character in an American serial drama, goes overboard in the caribbean sea, gets washed ashore and marries a Prince. The prince gets bored with her in a few years, goes ahead and drops her in the ocean again, and she washes ashore in USA, and remarries her husband. I am not making this up at all. All of it delivered over several episodes. Total Deadpan ! How many viewers might have rolled on their living room carpets laughing their heads off at that. [ I blame @SinghManisha for this recollection; she made me think about American Soap Operas with her recent post titled One Life to Live] Comic relief, whether explicitly meant or covertly delivered to those receptive minds, come from both stand-up theater, and the small screen daytime dramas. Daytime dramas can put characters in a coma, when they demand exorbitant raises in contract renewal negotiations, and write in episodes where other characters would come to the bedside where the purported comatose character is laid out, and bemoan the loss and wonder if someone ought to pull the plug. Living room all across america would be voting whether to pull or let her come back to life.