The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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  • Mary Tyler Moore Essay

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    with her smile? One person stands out. A TV legend and an American icon: Mary Tyler Moore. Mary was born in Flatbush on December 29, 1973 to Irish-Catholic parents. Mary's family was neither rich nor poor. As a child, she attended St. Rose de Lima Parochial School. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was only ten years old. When she became older, she became a popular actress. Through the years, Mary Tyler Moore has remained as popular as ever. With recent movies such as "Flirting

  • How Is Women Portrayed In The 1950s

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    One can notice how women were treated as typical housewives in the fifties and how it was uncommon for women to go back to school as shown in The Stu Erwin Show. In the sixties, the viewer can see that women were experiencing more power in making decision as shown in Bewitched. Samantha in Bewitched was the happiest of the women in the sitcoms described because she was in a partnership with her husband.

  • The Great Dream Of Betty White

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    writing talent and consequently decided to pursue a writing career. In high school, Betty White even created her senior class play (“Betty White”). At first she appeared in theater and radio, but in 1949 White became a part of the Al Jarvis Variety Show. Betty was initially hired to handle Rushing 2 commercials on the program, but she worked her way up to becoming a co-host. In 1952, White co-founded Bandy

  • The Change Of A New Executive Board

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    The notion of change is a concept often correlated with intimidation, apprehension and fear. The uncertainty and risk revolving around the results of change is a gamble people do not like to take. Whether it is as simple as trying a new dish at a favorite restaurant, adding new departments to a business, electing a new executive board or entirely turning away from a previously successful system to a experimental innovative structure, the parallel between the unknown outcome and change often are a

  • The Simpsons Social Issues

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    important as solving questions. Brook continued his work in television and as a result continued to make character that would revolutionize the way the typical American looks at woman’s role. One of Brooks most long lasting and most popular television shows, “The Simpsons,” is and award winning and depicts an atypical family struggling with a pleather of wacky characters and a slightly dysfunctional family, the Simpsons, that must deal with these conflicts. It has hosted multiple episodes deal with a

  • The Role Of Women And Gender Roles In The Sitcoms

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    changes going on in the world to show what society is like. Sometimes it’s a show about nothing and oftentimes sitcoms actually affect the world. Sitcoms created gender role stereotypes for society and they did not always show an accurate representation of life. Early on, sitcoms were family focused and they eventually begin to shed light on different problems in society. Throughout the sitcoms The Trouble With Father, Sex and the City, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Bewitched women transitioned

  • Media Portrayal Of Women 's Roles And Responsibilities Essay

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    follow in their footsteps. A strong desire to emulate talented individuals, in action and dress, has shaped strong beauty and role diversification in a short period of time. With the influx of women cast in ‘moving’ pictures and (later) television shows, the construction of inaccurate ideas concerning an “ideal” woman’s looks and responsibilities has emerged. Yet, women and young girls continue trying to emulate the roles and images they see on TV. American culture is saturated with messages in mass

  • Cuban Missile Crisis Prime Time Analysis

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    transition was an awkward one; some shows began to reflect the new cultural landscape, but most continued to ignore it. That Girl (ABC, 1966–71), an old-fashioned show about a single woman living and working in the big city—with the help of her boyfriend and her “daddy”—aired on the same schedule as The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS, 1970–77), a new-fashioned comedy about a single woman making it on her own. In the same week, one could watch The Lawrence Welk Show (ABC, 1955–71), a 15-year-old musical

  • Good For Her, Not Me, By Amy Poehler

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    “Good for her, not me. That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her, not me,” (Poehler 32). This line from Amy Poehler’s new memoir, Yes Please, is reminding women to take a step back from the so called “Mommy Wars” and remember that not everything is a competition-- one style of parenting may be good for “her”, but not for “me”. The idea that women need to be reminded of this is a little ridiculous, but then again the concept of mother-versus-mother warfare

  • The Sitcom - Similarities between Ourselves and the Characters

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    The ability to bring laughter out of situations dates back to variety shows, but dedicating a whole program around a group of characters is fairly new considering the long history of comedy. By being situational, sitcoms tend to poke fun at or bring the irony out of certain issues in life, whether at home or in the workplace. Because many people encounter these problems everyday, designing comedy programs with