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    A Comparative of Sitcoms A situation comedy, or sitcom, is defined as a comedy series involving the same characters in various day-to-day situations which are developed as separate stories for each episode (Dictionary.com). The structure of a sitcom has not changed much since its inception on radio, but the characters and premises of the show change with the different times the shows are based in. This paper will focus on the history of sitcoms as they made the transition from radio to television

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    ‘network’ examination the former Chief Executive of Channel 4 Jeremy Isaccs said of sitcom “It is a form in which it is impossible to bring new work. It is the most conventional form in British television,”(Neale & Krutnik, 1990) while this comment is nearly 30 years old I feel Isaccs point still stands. Since television 's rise to dominance in the 50’s and 60’s television sitcom hadn’t progressed much from their radio sitcom forerunners, by the 1980’s the cliche and the tropes were so ingrained in British

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    a television had watched a sitcom of some kind. Ether it’s a good episode of Big Bang Theory or a whole season of How I Met Your Mother we all had experience a sitcom. A sitcom or situation comedy is a kind of genre that forces on a set of characters in a certain environment. Each episode would have an event that will affect the characters in the show, and then those characters will react in a comical way. Over the decades of sitcoms airing on television, certain sitcoms started to fellow some kind

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    Sitcom And Stereotypes

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    Sitcom is a genre of comedy centred on characters shared the same environment (situation). It’s also a type of television series. The two conventions in the sitcom are circular narrative and stereotype. Circular narrative is a special structure of sitcom which suggests that an episode of sitcom should have beginning, muddle which is that the problem can’t be solved too early, character has to be failed before they succeed and ending. The circular narrative follows that at the beginning of the sitcom

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    Masculinity In Sitcoms

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    First, the late nineteen sixties was a big turning point for feminism in television. American sitcoms began to change a bit during this era. The way females were portrayed was one of these changes. Most sitcoms up to this point all women were characterized the same, which was the American homemaker better known as the housewife. The husband was in control and in charge. In the book, “Signs Of Life In The USA” the report titled “Gender Role Behaviors and Attitudes” by Aaron Devor states that “These

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    Stereotypes In Sitcoms

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    At the end of the study, the results where indicating sitcoms on television in the past 11 years have been portraying gender stereotypes. Women appear doing domestic chores and working “less” than men. However, watching some new sitcoms there has been a slightly change in portraying women. In today’s sitcoms we see women complaining to their partners or yelling at each other. Maybe this is a way to express how trapped women feel and was a triggering point for all housewives to take action and fight

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    Simpsons as a Sitcom "The Simpsons" is an example of an American sitcom. A sitcom is situation comedy, which is when the same setting and same characters appear in every episode. Examples of sitcoms are programs such as "The Crosby Show" and more recent sitcoms such as "Friends". Sitcoms surfaced in the 1950's in America showing the "ideal" family. Slowly sitcoms started to show the reality of life and dealt with social issues such as divorce and unemployment. Sitcoms have become

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    Popular Sitcom Friends

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    Friends is a popular sitcom in 1994 to 2004. It ran for 10 seasons, had 236 episodes and has everybody singing and clapping along to the popular theme song I’ll be there for you. It has recently been added on to Netflix, opening up a whole new world for a different generation of people, who seem to have just as much excitement about the show now as when it first aired. If you show an adult in their 40s- 60s or teens ages 15- 22 the friends logo, they will probably be able to sing the whole theme

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    Gender Roles in Sitcoms

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    Gender roles in Sitcoms “Gender is the crucial factor in characterization in the majority of sitcoms. Up until the impact of feminism in the 1970s, in the UK at least, it is clear that most of the successful sitcoms featured leading male characters (Hancock, Steptoe, Dad’s Army, Till Death Do Us Part, Porridge etc.). Women were more likely to feature in ‘ensemble casts’ – The Rag Trade, Are You Being Served? This was also a function of the employment opportunities for women. Since the 1970s, women

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    Sitcoms have been one of the most popular and influential television genres for years on end. From some of the oldies like I Love Lucy to some of the more recent ones like New Girl , this genre succeeds in appealing to all people through eye catching drama, witty comedy, and lighthearted romance. Almost all viewers are guilty of singing their favorite theme songs or throwing out some popular catchphrases from some of their beloved characters on the show. The television show Friends, which aired

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