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Politics and the American television comedy : a critical survey from I love Lucy through South Park

Author: Doyle Greene
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
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"This work examines the unique and ever-changing relationship between politics and comedy through an analysis of several popular American TV programs"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Greene, Doyle, 1962-
Politics and the American television comedy.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008
(OCoLC)608430694
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doyle Greene
ISBN: 9780786432356 0786432357
OCLC Number: 167513308
Description: ix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Subverting the Medium 3 --
Part 1 Is Avant-Garde Television Comedy Possible? --
1 American Comedy and the European Avant-Garde 9 --
Dada and Distraction: The Origins of Avant-Garde Comedy 9 --
"Nightmare Farces": Surrealism and Silent Film Comedy 13 --
The Other Marxism: Artaud and the Marx Brothers 19 --
Waiting for Buster: Theater of the Absurd and American Film Comedy 11 --
2 The Culture Industry and American Television Comedy 29 --
Camera, Cinema, Revolution: Benjamin, Artaud, and Adorno 29 --
Adorno: The Culture Industry and Television 31 --
The Dual-Character of Comedy and Drama in Early American Television 34 --
From "Comedy-Variety" to "Situation-Comedy" 36 --
Clash of the Titans: Lucy Ricardo versus Ralph Kramden 42 --
Part 2 Deconstructing Television: American Television Comedy, 1951-1966 --
3 The Humor of Anomaly: Ernie Kovacs 49 --
Ernie in Kovacsland 49 --
The Cockeyed World: Kovacs and Benjamin 52 --
Surrealism and Sight-Gags 56 --
"The Intimate Vacuum" 58 --
Poetry in Motion: Music, Montage, and "Sound to Sight" 62 --
Fanfare for the Modern Man: "Eugene," The Ernie Kovacs Show (ABC, 1961) 65 --
4 Say "Dada": The Soupy Sales Show 78 --
A Brief History of Children's Television 78 --
Soupy Sales: The WNEW Years 84 --
When Worlds Collide: On-Screen and Off-Screen Space 88 --
Part 3 From Bumpkins to Bigots: American Television Comedy, 1962-1971 --
5 The Idiocy of Rural Life: Green Acres 99 --
Barnyard Comedy 99 --
Class Struggle: The Beverly Hillbillies 101 --
Absurdist America: Green Acres 103 --
The Life of the (Capital L) Law: Oliver Wendell Douglas 108 --
Contradiction and Overdetermination: The Hooterville Order 112 --
6 Archie Bunker for President! The Crisis of American Television Comedy in the Counterculture Era 117 --
Monkee Business 117 --
The March on CBS: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 120 --
Culture Industry Counterculture: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 125 --
The Great CBS Purge and the Rise of the Political Sitcom: All in the Family 133 --
Part 4 Anti-Television: American Television Comedy, 1975-1983 --
7 Game Shows of Cruelty: Chuck Barris and The Gong Show 141 --
Disasters Waiting to Happen: The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game 141 --
Two Minutes of Fame: The Gong Show 144 --
The Process of Elimination 149 --
"The King of Schlock" 150 --
8 Situationist Comedy: Andy Kaufman 156 --
That's Entertainment: The World of Andy Kaufman 156 --
"I Don't Know if You're Laughing with Me or Laughing at Me": Saturday Night Live, 1975 158 --
"Maybe I Went Too Far": Pushing the Boundaries of Television 161 --
"I Was Just Teasing in Fun": Taking on the Talk Show 171 --
"Andy Kaufman Is Not Funny Anymore!": Revenge of the Culture Industry 177 --
Requiem for a Comedian: "The Andy Kaufman Show," Soundstage (PBS, 1983) 181 --
"A Sum of Spectacles": The Legacy of Andy Kaufman 190 --
Part 5 Is Avant-Garde Television Comedy Still Possible? --
9 Damage Control: Comedy-Variety and Situation-Comedy After 1974 195 --
Now Ready for Prime-Time Players: Saturday Night Live 195 --
Happy Days Are Here Again 198 --
10 Fair and Balanced Satire: Against The Sympsons 200 --
A Franchise Is Born 200 --
Simpsons, Meet the Simpsons ... 201 --
Biting the Fox That Feeds It? P 204 --
Parody, Pastiche, Politics 206 --
11 Comedy Is Not Pretty: In Praise of South Park 212 --
A Sore Sight for Eyes 212 --
"Friendly Faces Everywhere ..." 215 --
Democracy Happens 219.
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