It is a comic relief, which allows viewers to escape their day-to-day worries and responsibilities, if only for a little while. The humor was that the viewers were able to observe her character going from one extreme to the other into completely contrasting careers. Over all it was a fantastic comedy genre film. In the movie “She’s the Man” the title speaks for itself. This comedy was absolutely hilarious and entertaining.
The Office is one of my favorite television series simply because the characters are so amusing and make me smile. It’s a documentary-style show that gives us an inside look on the humor and foolishness of the 9-to-5 world. The attributes and insensitivities of the characters are exaggerated as the goal is to make the audience laugh, but much can be learned from this fictional office. The show is essentially about a diverse group of workers trying to get along despite numerous awkward moments, ego clashes and plenty of inappropriate behavior. There is no doubt that many American workers can relate to the dysfunctional conflicts that drive the show’s humor.
This would suggest that the stimulus does have an effect on a person's belief/expectancy. Introduction People have the belief that a specific action will result in a specific consequence. This is the Expectancy theory suggested by Martin, Carlson and Buskit (2009). In this case it is expected that after reading a joke a person would show mirth behaviours such as smiling and laughing. This theory relates to the current study because this study is researching the way in which a participant may expect a joke to be funny when it is being told by a comedian.
In her article Peacocke talks about her own skepticisms about Family Guy, before actually watching it, and she explains how it is easy for the jokes to be seen has ridiculously offensive if a person has not actually seen the show. After being somewhat forced by popularity to watch the show, Peacocke sees the humor is not as crude and inappropriate as many see it, she actually says, “Family Guy intelligently satirizes some aspects of American culture (303).” Meaning, as she sees it, the show is made with the purpose of, in a way, making fun of our own way of life. Due to the show’s content it is not unheard of that the Family Guy viewers be called unintelligent, mindless drones. Many people, even if they have never seen the show, would find it fitting to believe the viewers uneducated and tasteless, but in the article Peacocke argues this stereotype. In response to the negative outlook on the Family Guy viewers Peacocke says, “They are not immoral or easily manipulated people” (304).
At first she says it’s ‘nice’ and then ‘erotic’ which indicates that she sees things as black or white. But Frank tries explaining to her that the picture in this case can be ‘erotic’ and ‘beautiful’ at the same time. This also illustrates the clash of cultures and the different interpretation of their surroundings. But also the way that Russell has used effective stage actions to introduce Rita and this portrays what type of character Rita is, without the use of dialogue. Frank who is "staring, slightly confused" at Rita, is shocked by her personality and this creates even more comedy.
Much of life’s problems can be blamed on the excessive consumption of alcohol, but the bigger picture is gluttony in general. Too much money, or food, or power, or alcohol can leave one with an empty happiness. If a person is ignorant, they might try to remedy their problems with more false fulfillment. This quote is also comedic because it shows Homer’s stupidity. Though the writers are attempting to prove a point, the character of Homer is totally sincere.
When it comes to the topic of shows like Family Guy, most of would agree that it’s funny, insightful, witty and intentionally crude. Being from a generation where shows like this have taken over most television stations, the argument over Family Guy is particularly over is if someone likes it or not, if the jokes are to mean or deviously hilarious, or what to take home from each episode. People not fond of this show, now, generally have seen too much of it, think the jokes aren’t funny, or maybe the type of humor they find entertaining is not a part of this program. Now as an adult, the distinctions can be made where the jokes are aimed, if they are too offensive and what should or should not be taken seriously. What are important to consider about programs like this are, what messages adolescents are receiving from these types of television shows and how much is at face value.
On the one hand, many argue that “humor is the only truthful way to show the truth” (Freda Freiberg, 2007). On the other hand, others felt that “any fictional treatment was inappropriate because fiction- whether popular entertainment or high art- smacks of falsity. While the Holocaust was too real, thus, they believed its reality could only be conveyed by factual documentation and testimony” (Freiberg, 2007). Even though it is a funny movie, Chaplin uses humor as a vehicle to delve into a serious subject. Although using humor might be considered scandalous to some critiques, everyone can admit that Chaplin made a remarkable film based on his famous sense of humor.
"The Miller's Tale" and "The Reeve's Tale" encompass the use of humor as a method of advancing the stories' plot, which, incidentally, share striking similarities. In both of the tales, vulgarity and over the top sexual obscenity comprises the humor that makes the audience react. In my opinion, the author did a good job at producing laughs, but if the stories are analyzed in depth, then the reader will realize that they are, indeed, quite perverse and spiteful. With that being said, I found the tales to be a temporary form of amusement only when enjoyed for what they merely are, a source of laughter and nothing more. In "The Miller's Tale", a clever student named Nicholas decides to trick the carpenter John by sleeping with his young and attractive wife Alison.
It was actually kind of funny. Thought it was creative how the author made his piece into a comedy, and it was about comedy. Little bit of irony there. For example he said, and stated funny things like “To tell a joke at the office or a party these days is to be pronounced a cornball.” (John, 2008, p. 426) or “Jon Stewart just has to twist his eyebrows a little bit, and people laugh.” (Morreall, 2008, p. 428) it was the little things that made me laugh, that actually made the piece better and more enjoyable to read. The main point of this essay, from my point of view, was to get people to think about real comedy and how much it has changed over the years.