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    “Slapstick” is classed as a style of humor, which involves exaggerated physical activity that takes human common sense to a further level of their mind. The phrase “slapstick" belongs to the Italian language word batacchio. In England it is known as a club-like object combined of two wooden slats used in commedia dell'arte. If the battacchio is struck it makes smacking noise loudly and with such little force it transfers from the object through to the person acting like they have been struck. The actors will hit one another repeatedly but will not cause any physical damage to each other. A famous inflatable bladder become a popular prop, alongside a modern whoopee cushion which became their earliest special effect. Back in the 19th century,…

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    funny. What is funny can depend on someone’s sense of humor. Humor can be offensive at times by hurting one’s religion, race, sex, and other things to laugh at the expense of others. Despite that there are many television programs and cartoons that make funs of people being in a certain kind of group. Has society fallen so low that we like to hurt each other’s feelings? Bottom line is there are many different types of humor like flavors of ice cream. If one does not satisfy your taste, then…

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    Slapstick Humor

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    Two major subcategories of comedy that are regularly found in American humor are slapstick and sarcasm. Slapstick humor can be described as broad comedy characterized by animated actions; it is very visual and physical. There are many examples of American comedians that use slapstick humor such as “The Three Stooges” from the early to the mid-twentieth century or more recently the “Jackass” crew. Both had Americans laughing at pranks and relatively harmless jokes at the expense of others…

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    Slapstick comedy in films started around 1915 when the famous Keystone Cops silent movies were made. The silent era saw the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton who starred in some of the more memorable films such as “The Tramp” and “The General”. Slapstick comedy is an extreme form of comedy normally involving forms of physical acts by the actors, such as being poked in the eyes or pulling one around by his ears. In the 1930s slapstick was dominated by “The Three Stooges” and Laurel and…

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    Slapstick Comedy Analysis

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    another addition to the pop music portion, aiding in the film’s popularity amongst viewers; he is an established Japanese pop singer and likely attracted a greater number of viewers who also are consumers of pop music (Wang 137 & 138). The slapstick comedy portion of the film added diversity to the emotions portrayed in the story. The majority of the comedy, slapstick theme is portrayed by characters including: Malasun, Old Mao, Mr. Representative, and Frog (Wang 146). We find Malasun typically…

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    for the film not having any structure. Christmas Vacation could cut out the calendar countdown and still have the same funny effect due to the great way the film uses humor in the unexpected scenes, slapstick comedy, and characters to connect to each other in an unorthodox way. In LeDonne 's article, Lewis states, "It highlights the idiosyncrasies between family members,” in a scene Beverly is talking to Clark in bed and voices her concerns about her mother making fun of Clark’s mother buying…

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    In The Importance Of Being Earnest, the play by Oscar Wilde, he brings out serious issues through humor and slapstick style of comedy. The cucumber sandwiches scene really brings out the slapstick style of the play. In the play when Jack was eating the cucumber sandwiches and his buddy was trying to get some, he said it was improper to eat the sandwiches. When his buddy asked him why it was okay for Jack to eat the sandwiches he replied with “Well she’s my aunt”. Which is actually ironic…

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    Slapstick comedy, That may bring to mind the Three Stooges or Charlie Chaplin. Slapstick is often thought of as a low humor style of comedy filled with farce and a touch of animated violence. And yet, that doesn't tell the whole story and slapstick is much older than you might think. Slapstick comedy is primarily a physical kind of comedy based around pratfalls and mild comic violence, smacks in the head, pokes in the eyes, people falling down, etc. While it is often thought of as low comedy,…

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    Comdey, a theme that can be seen as something that is no laughing matter. As we all know comedy can come down to what kind of person you are. Are you someone who thinks only knock knock jokes or funny or are you a person that finds jokes about the holocaust are the only jokes worthwhile. The film that we will be looking at that can fit different kinds of jokes and show that you can have different kinds of humor in any kind of film and still be able to laugh at it is call Just Friends. These…

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    Telenovelas Satire

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    somewhat of a resemblance to a Telenovela and familiarity. Telenovelas are the reflection to what Latinos are currently interested in. Currently, what is most favorable is the realistic fiction/non-fiction genre. Stories that deal with drug trafficking, the life of a drug lord or the life and death of a notable singer. Latinos are not interested in watching a slapstick comedy that mocks telenovelas or contains the stereotypical female characters. As stated previously, a big portion of the…

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