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  • Character Analysis: Modern Family

    Curb Your Enthusiasm is a television sitcom starring, and created by Larry David, the co-creator of Seinfeld. The show revolves around him, and an average day in the life of Larry David. Much like Seinfeld, it can be called “A show about nothing”. Each episode consists of Larry getting himself into trouble due to his lack of social skills. While this show seems as if it is a lighthearted comedy show, it shows a great change for couples in the world of sitcoms. The roles of men and women within those relationships are flipped with the couple of Jeff and Susie…

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  • Big Bang Theory Stereotypes

    The Big Bang Theory: A View on the Modern “Nerdist” The Big Bang Theory is an extremely successful sitcom that airs Monday nights on CBS. It involves love, drama, comedy and many other elements into a single format. Some of the main characters are Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Rajesh, Bernadette, and Amy. One of the reasons I am researching The Big Bang Theory or “TBBT” is because it is one of the most watched, successful, and highest rated sitcoms of all time. According to Winston, as of…

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  • I Love Lucy Research Paper

    and that is M.A.S.H. which first aired in 1972. The reason why this sitcom is so important is because “it was the first series on television to make dramedy appealing, effortlessly striding the line between the deadly serious and the completely bonkers.” (Inverse) Although the sitcom was surrounded by this horrifying event the characters also prioritized on devising pranks and hilarious scenarios to lighten the mood. The Show displayed “a time when the entire country seemed divided, M.A.S.H.…

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  • Differences And Similarities Between The Simpsons And Family Guy

    We’ve all seen these adult animated sitcoms, or at least heard about them. We watch these shows and grow up with them, they mold our personalities and change our perspective in life through the years. So when you think of the legends in this category you need look no further than Matt Groening’s classic The Simpsons, or the more recent twist Family Guy created by Seth Macfarlane. The Simpsons and Family Guy are American comical cartoons that share many similarities and differences. Although the…

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  • Brady Bunch Vs Modern Family Essay

    dinner table while Alice is in the background cleaning the kitchen and serving them their morning coffee. As for the housewife from Modern Family the episode “Pilot” Claire is seen cleaning the kitchen after the morning breakfast, make sure her kids are dressed apportialy, putting the laundry away, and organizing events for the family. Overall the two housewives are shown to be a little different from the different years. Third, the roles that were portrayed of the two housewife from the two…

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  • Multi Camera Analysis

    can be incredibility difficult; Not only does a director have to manage themselves but they also have to manage the rest of the filming team, sometimes an assistant director is needed for an extra pair of hands. The multi-camera director will plan camera positions and shots. During filming the director leads his/her team and is in charge of the studio floor and also in the gallery. The multi-camera director leads the floor managers, camera and sound teams, production assistant and the vision…

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  • Television By Roald Dahl Analysis

    It is horrifying to see people dumbstrucked watching television for hours and repeat the same absurd routine every day. The poet expresses his uneasiness with the situation in the poem. The Qur’an mentions about time management in Surah Al-‘Asr verses 1-3, “By time. Indeed mankind is in loss. Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.” In these verses, it is stated that mankind is in loss unless for those who…

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  • Three Hundred Sitcoms About Class Gender Analysis

    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…

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  • Modern Family Stereotypes

    Today, I watched the pilot episode of Modern Family. I’d never watched the show before, but assumed it might provide some interesting gender roles and non conformities. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by the typical nuclear family portrayals and gender-role stereotypes that I’ve seen on most other family sitcoms. Let’s start with the Dunphy’s. Phil is the wage-earner of the family. He seems fun-loving and a bit goofy. I suspect that his wife, Claire spends as much time policing him as their…

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  • Television In The 1950s

    Although television (TV) was brought to the United States (US) in the 1950s, it did not become popular with the US public until the post World War II (WWII) era. This was from a variety of factors ranging from the popularity of radio and the cost of owning the technology. Importantly, in the early years of television, wide spread use of animation in TV shows did not exist. By 1960 however, Hanna-Barbara, a television animation studio, began to gain notoriety in the growing media market.…

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