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Beyond sitcom : new directions in American television comedy

Author: Antonio Savorelli
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyzes four comic series--Scrubs, The office, The comeback, and Ugly Betty--revealing how each program separates itself from traditional and demonstrates an increased self-awareness of the genre. Throughout, the author focuses on two themes in the transformation: the relationship between comedy and euphoria; and the relationship between comic texts and reality.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Savorelli, Antonio.
Beyond sitcom.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2010
(DLC) 2010008705
(OCoLC)544474642
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Savorelli
ISBN: 9780786459926 0786459921
OCLC Number: 615635634
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 211 pages)
Contents: Situation comedy --
Scrubs --
The office --
The comeback --
Ugly Betty --
Genre dynamics --
Comedy, misplaced --
Comedy and reality.
Other Titles: Oltre la sitcom.
Responsibility: Antonio Savorelli.

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This book analyzes four comic series--Scrubs, The office, The comeback, and Ugly Betty--revealing how each program separates itself from traditional and demonstrates an increased self-awareness of the genre. Throughout, the author focuses on two themes in the transformation: the relationship between comedy and euphoria; and the relationship between comic texts and reality.

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