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Sitcom: a history in 24 episodes from I love Lucy to Community
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Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2014.
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Book
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406 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Loveland Adult Nonfiction
791.45617 Austerlitz, S.
Description
The form is so elemental, so basic, that we have difficulty imagining a time before it existed: a single set, fixed cameras, canned laughter, zany sidekicks, quirky family antics. Obsessively watched and critically ignored, sitcoms were a distraction, a gentle lullaby of a kinder, gentler America--until suddenly the artificial boundary between the world and television entertainment collapsed.

In this book we can watch the growth of the sitcom, following the path that leads from Lucy to The Phil Silvers Show ; from The Dick Van Dyke Show to The Mary Tyler Moore Show ; from M*A*S*H to Taxi ; from Cheers to Roseanne ; from Seinfeld to Curb Your Enthusiasm ; and from The Larry Sanders Show to 30 Rock .

In twenty-four episodes, Sitcom surveys the history of the form, and functions as both a TV mixtape of fondly remembered shows that will guide us to notable series and larger trends, and a carefully curated guided tour through the history of one of our most treasured art forms.

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9781613743843 (pbk.), 161374384X (pbk.)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Obsessively watched and critically ignored, sitcoms were a distraction, a gentle lullaby of a kinder, gentler America--until suddenly the artificial boundary between the world and television entertainment collapsed. In this book we track the growth of the sitcom, following the path that leads from I LOVE LUCY to THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW; from THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW to THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW; from M*A*S*H to TAXI; from CHEERS to ROSEANNE; from SEINFELD to CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM; and from THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW to 30 ROCK. In twenty-four episodes, SITCOM surveys the history of the form, and functions as both a TV mix tape of fondly remembered shows that will guide us to notable series and larger trends, and a carefully curated guided tour through the history of one of our most treasured art forms"--Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Austerlitz, S. (2014). Sitcom: a history in 24 episodes from I love Lucy to Community. Chicago: Chicago Review Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Austerlitz, Saul. 2014. Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes From I Love Lucy to Community. Chicago: Chicago Review Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Austerlitz, Saul, Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes From I Love Lucy to Community. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2014.

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Austerlitz, Saul. Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes From I Love Lucy to Community. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2014. Print.

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