Happy Gilmore is a comedic 90's movie about the transition from an ineffective hockey player to a talented golfer. This is a 1996 film, Adam Sandler, who portrays Happy Gilmore faces few obstacles when learning how to play golf. The reason why he joins a golf tournament was that he needed the money to save his grandmother's house. His grandmother has not pay taxes for past 10 years so she owed $270,00 otherwise her home would be lost. Happy Gilmore is a naïve and absurd character that struggles with anger issues but later learns how to deal with it through dumb childish humor. Throughout the golf tournament, he has a nemesis, Shooter Mcgavin, who is arrogant that gets jealous at Happy Gilmore for his hidden talent at golf. Although Gilmore has serious anger issues, his patience and dedication teach the audience that one's passion is not always something one is good at.
Rewinding back to the 1950’s, I Love Lucy was one of the most popular sitcoms on television. There were two main characters and they happen to be married. The husband’s name was Ricky and the wife’s name is Lucy. Ricky is a talented singer and part of a band. On the other hand, his wife strives to be famous and share her talents with the world. Her husband claims that she has no talent and she would be better off staying at home to be a housewife. Throughout the show, Lucy finds herself getting into trouble as she often tries to perform at Tropicana, the place in which Ricky works.
Years ago, the father worked and provided whereas the mother usually with the service of a housekeeper cooked, maintained and cared for the children. Consequently, the norms of the era made roles clearly identifiable amongst men and women. Because of these arrangements, men and women knew what character roles to depict. I can relate to this; my father was the head of the home, he was the financial provider, in contrast, my mother cared for myself a younger and older brother with the assistance of a housekeeper. My mom would cook when not otherwise occupied with other responsibilities, and the housekeeper would cook and clean. I often felt I was living an installment of The Brady Bunch. Fast forward to the 1990’s, times are different.
The show that I decided to watch and analyze about the elderly was Everybody Loves Raymond. I choose Everybody Loves Raymond because it is very relatable and understanding. The show is based on an Italian family living in Long Island New York dealing with everyday life situations. the main character Raymond must deal with his everyday life while dealing with his elderly parents who live right across the street as well. today we see that there are many stereotypes when it comes to the elderly, stereotypes such as the elderly can’t remember things, they’re nosey, or that they know it all. In the show, we see that Raymond’s parents do fall into some of these stereotypes, but also, they do things that make us think that not all elderly people fall into these known stereotypes. We are so accustomed to leaving the elderly in places such as nursing homes whenever we feel like we have no need to take care of them anymore, or if they can’t seem to do things on their own. Raymond’s parents Marie and Frank are still able to do things on their own they still joke around and make fun of their kids. Even after retirement, and helping Raymond raise his kids, they still have Rob who lives with them. Even though their kids essentially make fun of their age, Marie and Frank somehow make the best out of situations.
The television show Everybody Loves Raymond is about the comical and typical everyday life of Ray Romano. Ray is a successful sports writer with interests of an average American male in sports, golf, and work and has a beautiful family with his loving wife, Debra. However, the twist is that Ray’s overprotective mother Marie and demanding father Frank along with his older brother Robert who is envious of Ray all live across the street. As a result, Ray’s seemingly normal life is always full of drama and liveliness. In the episode “Baggage,” because Ray and Debra are returning from a short vacation exhausted, they decide to leave their suitcase unpacked at the bottom of the stairs (Everybody Loves Raymond). After a couple of days, Ray notices
First titled Life and Stuff, Roseanne aired its first season in 1988 and its last season in 1997. The show starred Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner and John Goodman as Dan Conner. The couple lived in Lanford, Illinois with their three children Becky, Darlene, and D.J. They are a blue-collar, working-class family with both parents working outside of the home. They struggled just to pay the bills and put food on the table, sometimes each working two jobs. It portrayed real life issues such as pre-marital sex and pregnancy, financial struggles, sexuality, infidelity, death, drugs, and much more. In the first of its nine seasons, Roseanne (Barr) works at Wellman Plastics, along with her sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) and friend Crystal
Some people are fierce competitors, and some people are not. If you are a fierce competitor then you should like this story. The lovely story “Raymond’s Run“ written by Toni Cade Bambara is inspiring. The two characters I will be talking about are Hazel Elizabeth Deborah Parker (but they call her Squeaky), and Gretchen Lewis. They both are great at running. “Cause she is good no doubt about it.” (Bambra, 32) “ As anybody can tell you, I’m the fastest thing on two feet.” (Bambra, 23) Also they both take pride in their performance on the track. “ I’m the swiftest in the neighborhood, and everybody knows that.” (Bambra, 23) “ I’m going to win this time, and everybody knows it.” (Bambra, 26) Squeaky and Gretchen are both fierce, fast, strong competitors.
Imagine what it would be like to be emerge from a hidden bunker after fifteen years of being brainwashed into thinking the world had ended? Or discovering that your best friend had suddenly disappeared off the face of the earth leaving a trail of sinister clues behind? These are the plots of two of my favorite television shows. Both of these shows are a Netflix Original Series, which means that you can sit down and watch a whole season without having to wait for the next episode. This makes them easy to devour in one sitting, personally, I’d say I watched both serieses in three days. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Stranger Things are both excellent Netflix Original Series with outstanding characters, storylines, production. Although they may
One of the shows that comes to mind when it comes to inequalities of social status in American society, is Orange Is the New Black. This show is mainly about women and their experiences in a minimum-security women’s prison.
Fresh of the Boat is a sitcom about an Asian-American family who moves from Washington D.C. to Orlando, Florida. The family is faced with the problems of cultural differences in a white neighborhood. The show takes place in the 1990’s. The narrator is the oldest child: Eddie Huang (portrayed by Hudson Yang). The producer is Eddie Huang along with the executive producers: Jake Kasdan, Nahnatchka Khan, and Melvin Mar.
There are four main characters on the hit TV show "Seinfeld". The sitcom takes place over nine seasons. The show gets its name from the main character Jerry Seinfeld who plays himself, a stand-up comedian living in New York City. The show is based on Jerry Seinfeld's life and his experiences with his three friends. Most of the scenes take place in Jerry's apartment in New York City, or in a coffee shop they frequent often, "Monks Coffee Shop." This particular coffee shop has only been captured from the outside where the building is simply named "Restaurant." The actual name of the restaurant is "Toms Restaurant" and is still up and running today. Any scenes that took place during recording where the characters were inside the coffee shop were
After watching both TV Sitcoms, “Everybody loves Raymond” and “Modern Family”, there is a lot of differences and similarities to analyze, comparing both on styles and production. First, “Everybody loves Raymond” is an American TV series show in the sitcom genre, created by Philip Rosenthal and aired on CBS since 1996. When I was watching it, I noticed that their settings were practically similar to ¨Modern Family¨, showing both sites in a family house. For example, both TV shows started with an establishing show. It is showing basically an overview of the location on where the scene will take place.
Imagine you’re a highschool boy, who doesn’t have a father because he went off and had a kid with someone else. The kid he had is only 3 months younger than you and is an incredible basketball player. This kid’s a jock and a complete jerk. He’s your half-brother and you’ve never spoken a word to him. You’re a good basketball player too, but you won’t try out for the team because of him. This is the life of one of the main characters in the show One Tree Hill.
Grey's Anatomy is the best television shows that ABC has to offer. Starring Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, the narrator. Her mother is a world-renowned, award winning surgeon and Meredith is trying to follow in her footsteps. The show follows Meredith and her coworkers throughout their careers as surgeons, who are trying to balance their personal life with their hectic work schedule. Grey's Anatomy focuses on friendship, family issues, and moral dilemmas the doctors deal with on a daily basis. The plot, characters, and cinematography make this soap opera addicting.
As seen in the analysis of Family Guy, humor can be expressed visually – where there is no need for a dialogue for the scene to be amusing –, visually reinforced by the text, or only in the script (Mogorrón Huerta 73). The first two only rely on situation comedy and usually commonplace (Mogorrón Huerta 77). On the contrary, the last one being only verbal, it depends on common background knowledge, which is culture-bound (Mogorrón Huerta 73). While equivalence – the result of trying to render an aspect in the translation process (Zabalbeascoa, “Dubbing and the Nonverbal” 331) – cannot always be achieved, the aim of an adaptation is mainly for the product to have a similar effect on the audience (Mogorrón Huerta 86). Thus, dubbing and subtitling are not supposed to alter the image in any way, but to translate only the verbal aspect of an audiovisual text (Zabalbeascoa, “Dubbing and the Nonverbal” 341) and solve the issue of “understandably communicating the dialogues” (Ascheid 32).