Analysis Of Richard Butsch 's ' Five Decades And Three Hundred Sitcoms About Class Gender ``

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During the screenings of Family Ties, Married with Children, Arrested development, and Modern Family I noticed that even though they were all filmed in different decades they all seemed to have similar settings and themes. Meaning by the of each episode it was a certain thing that the family will overcome the situation that is in front of them during that episode and be together. After reading Richard Butsch “Five Decades and Three Hundred Sitcoms about Class Gender” I can see how over the years that society viewed families in a new perspective especially in Married with Children. In the article it explains how the admiration of physical labor began to decline in the 1950s. No longer where men that do the heavy lifting from nine to five representative positively. An example of this is from the four sitcom shows that were viewed during the screening. In Family Ties and Married with Children the men seem have a nine to five jobs like a hard labor blue collar kind of job. Versus the men in Arrested Development and Modern Family, which to seem to have a office or cubicle white collar job. Even though Family Ties and Married with Children are ten years earlier than Arrested Development and Modern Family, they seem to show how many sitcoms during those decades were featuring a family sitcom. And when they are shown they are represented in a negative way like Married with Children dad. When shows introduce a manual worker they show a beer-bellied loudmouth, couch potatoes, the…

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