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inart exam #2

comedy styles of televsion

dues ex machina mechanism to return to the "status quo"
internal situation the different conflict dealt with each episode
concrete mise en scene believeable, lived in environment
functional mise en scene background, generic but serves no purpose
comic surrealism show ignores what is going on in the real world and creates its own world
comedy contrast takes incongruent things and puts them together for humor
external situation same conflict each episode
classical unities unity of time, space, and action
closure the end of a sit-com; conflict is resolved
sub-text deeper meanings of actions and dialogue
internal action the inevitable issues being faught by characters
fragmentation breaking things down into an episodic fashion; a great amount of plasticity
artificiality calling attention to the fact that it's not reality
intertextuality weaving in references from other media
cultural capital the knowledge expected of the audience
self-reflected humor reminds audience that what they're watching isn't real
Created by: rsg175