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  • Sitcoms : A Sitcom And Sitcom Essay

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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

  • Television Sitcom : A Tv Sitcom

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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

  • Sitcom : A Sitcom Or Situation Comedy

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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

  • Television : The Sitcom Genre

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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

  • The Simpsons as a Sitcom Essay

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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

  • 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

  • Essay On Sitcoms In The 1950s

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    Television sitcoms of the 1950’s through the 1990’s demonstrated the values and structure of the American family by portraying stereotypes. Since television sets became mainstream and entered almost every American home, the content of American sitcoms has reflected the culture of the times. Thus, as the popular American sitcoms of the 1950’s suggest, families living in the 1950’s were very tightly grouped and did everything together with roles of males and females clearly defined. In the 1950,’s

  • British Sitcoms Analysis

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    A clear outline of the area you want to work on – ideally proposed as a question for you to answer. For my project, I would like to look at British sitcoms that were remade in America, observing and analysing the key elements that made them succeed or fail. For example, looking at the different factors into why the original Inbetweeners was incredibly successful and comparing it the American remake, considering the reasons why it was cancelled after just one series. Factors such as the duration

  • Sitcom Humor Analysis

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    3.3. Manner The maxim of manner is flouted when the speaker uses ambiguous language or does not talk properly and understandably (Hu 2012: 1188). Sitcom humour makes use of lexical and referential ambiguity to flout this maxim for humour (Wu n.d.: 66/67). In the episode, the characters flout this maxim by using words that others do not know or by using words and phrases which are lexically ambiguous. When characters use words that others do not know, it either ridicules the speaker (because they

  • Role Of Sitcoms In The 1950s

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    Television sitcoms of the 1950’s through the 1990’s demonstrated the values and structure of the American family by portraying stereotypes. Since television sets became mainstream and entered almost every American home, the content of American sitcoms has reflected the culture of the times. Thus, as the popular American sitcoms of the 1950’s suggest, families living in the 1950’s were very tightly grouped and did everything together with the roles of males and females clearly defined. In the 1950’s

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