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ERIC Number: EJ351595
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Sitcoms.
Berman, Ronald
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v21 n1 p5-19 Spr 1987
Examines humorous content of today's television sitcoms in attempt to explain how we got from "Stan and Ollie to Shirley and Laverne" or from exemplary humor to the mundane social commentary of present-day situational comedy. Concludes that the sitcom depends on making comedy out of collision between social change and tradition, exploiting social issues without making sense of them. (JDH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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