The show generally focused on more topical matter, and has been making fun of people and situations in the news and pop culture ever since. In many episodes, especially in many of the early episodes, a life lesson is ultimately learned after some hardship occurs. The show fills an important role in society by showing humor in just about every situation. South Park is almost always the first show to make fun of a situation that most people may think couldn’t or shouldn’t be joked about. In a recent episode, for example, the Penn State sex abuse tragedy was joked about, with a counselor character making jokes while saying “too soon?” shortly afterword.
Feminism in Situational Comedy: Discourse through Laughter in 22 Minutes In American households, most people can claim to watch sitcoms. Typical situational comedies, or sitcoms, can be described as a brief encounter with familiar characters who encounter "situations" and solve any dilemmas within 22 minutes, making sure to do so in a humorous way. It remains true that most TV shows feature male leading actors, as well as most of TV programming. However, one genre where the female lead is gaining ground is in TV sitcoms. I wish to examine some recent shows and characters that have served to address feminist issues by first drawing a parallel between these shows, and then analyzing the characters.
In my opinion “All in the family” was a great 1970’s sitcom. I really enjoy the reality of politics, sexuality and they way Americans’ view each other in the sitcom. I find the show to be brilliant and hilarious and most Americans’ don’t get Archie Bunker’s point of view on life and that’s why I think that the contrasts would outweigh the comparisons if this show were to air today. Some of the television’s jokes would still hold up today. When Archie picks on his wife and calls her names, it compares to the sitcom “Everybody loves Raymond”.
Unquestionably Archer is primarily a comedy, its various other forms are all subservient to the main goal, to make one laugh. Archer relies heavily on parody, random gags and gross out humor, which are all common strategies among animated comedies. In the first scene Sterling is being interrogated in what appears to be an eastern European dungeon of sorts. Shortly after Archer makes fun of the interrogators accent-switching and under-powered torture device it is revealed that the torture is under the supervision of Sterling’s mother, Malory and is merely a practice exercise. Archer is introduced as a immature, yet capable and Malory is presented as a domineering executive/mother.
We follow the characters through a collection of short stories. They are all addicted to something, whether it's heroin, alcohol, adrenaline or even sex. Their addictions represent, in a way, their escape from society and reality. They are so convinced of the meaninglessness of any effort, the hopelessness of the future, and the humiliation of being Scottish, that taking drugs begins to seem as a logical option. The drugs transform an otherwise orderly life into a more intense and fleeting adventure.
Through manipulating the truth the media are able to create something fictional in order for them to gain something, and most of the time this is to increase ratings. An example from ‘Playing the Ego Card’ of this manipulation is through, the false representation of Brookes Promotional video. The Frontline creators have used the satirical technique Juxtaposition, to provide a false perception to the viewers of the program that Brooke is a very smart, loyal and caring person- when really she is the exact opposite. Through this particular scene the creators have used satirical techniques to construct a humorous, entertaining representation of what really happens behind the scenes of the media. In the episode ‘Playing the Ego Card’, the truth is manipulated on several levels, to create a humorous, entertaining show.
But Mr. Fitweiler finds it hard to believe because everyone knows that Mr. Martin is a very efficient worker, never smokes, and never drink anything stronger than ginger ale. Mr. Martin tells Mr. Fitweiler that Miss Borrows suffers a psychological stress. Although she is telling the truth, nobody can believe her because they have known Mr. Martin for a long time and know his life style. Mr. Martin makes an incredibly wise plan to get Miss Barrows fired using imagination. He creates a scenario which relies on the aspect of the status his colleagues have put him into in order to solve his problem and achieve his desired
Sibling Rivalry (Whether we fight with our brother or sister we learn from time to time that fighting over something isn't the best idea we could've done. There are several themes that are displayed in television shows such as: The Underdog who proves to be the best, the sidekick who aides the superhero, to the simple journey our protagonist goes through or even where brothers and sisters fight. Sibling rivalry happens in almost everybody's lives and it’s something most of us have to live with. )(Sibling rivalry is one of the most popular themes found in today's television shows. )(This classic theme is evident in many shows such as: The Simpsons with Bart and Lisa; Arrested Development’s family; and finally, with Justin, Alex and Max in Wizards of Waverly Place.
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. Also to take a look at whom we are laughing at now, and who we were laughing at then. His main point was information on comedy. In each section of this piece the author used different themes. For example, one of the sections in the piece was about how the internet has changed comedy overtime.
Moreover, many celebrities are brand ambassadors of wine and liquor products, where they promote these products and their admirers starts boozing as their role model is promoting it. Furthermore, some celebrities create impossible standards of beauty and looks as a result of which more and more teenagers feel less confident and more dissatisfied with their look. Teenagers are at their puberty, where they undergo massive changes physically, mentally and emotionally. For instance, girls try to become thinner like their favorite television or movie star, where boys try to get good physical look as their favorite hero. To achieve desired body structure they attempt unhealthy ways, like taking mussel gain pills or fat reducing medicines, which may have detrimental effect on their health.