Comic Visions: Television Comedy and American Culture / Edition 2

Comic Visions: Television Comedy and American Culture / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
1577180038
ISBN-13:
9781577180036
Pub. Date:
10/30/1997
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Comic Visions: Television Comedy and American Culture / Edition 2

Comic Visions, Second Edition is an update of the most influential critical history of American television comedy.

  • Most comprehensive social and critical history of American television comedy
  • Very engaging, lucid and entertaining writing style
  • Approaches social criticism without being too scholarly and pedantic

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577180036
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/30/1997
Edition description: REV
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Praise for the First Edition.

Acknowledgments.

Foreword by Ken Tucker.

Preface to the Second Edition.

1. What's So Funny About America?.

2. Waking Up to Television.

3. The Making of a Sitcom, 1961.

4. Planet Earth to Sitcom, Planet Earth to Sitcom.

5. The Sitcom at Literate Peak.

6. Demographic Fantasies of the Reagan Era.

7. Friends of the Family.

Bibliography.

Index to Television Comedy Series.

General Index.

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