Television Comedy and the American Home Audience Michael Tueth . . . AS
LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LAUGH s television reached out across America , it
soon became clear that the viewers preferred the milder format of situation
Author: Michael Tueth
Publisher: Peter Lang
For more than fifty years some very funny people have been entering American homes through television's big picture window. From Lucy and Uncle Miltie, to Archie Bunker and Marge Simpson, certain comic stars of television history have become not just cultural icons, but friends of the family. This comprehensive study of the most successful television comedies - including domestic sitcoms, workplace comedies, variety shows, late-night comedy, animated comedy, and more - reveals that, unlike the comedy found in film, on stage, in comedy clubs and concert halls, television's presentation of comic characters and stories must negotiate a relationship with the more privatized and value-laden environment of each American home that it enters.
Lew , on his way to the kitchen , said , “ How can you stand in a sitting room ? ”
Harriet said , “ I know someone who died in a living room . ” " You mean he was
rubbed out in his drawing room ? " Then all her tension relaxed into laughter ,
Author: Elizabeth Hay
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Harriet Browning becomes enmeshed in the old movies that she was deprived of as a child and views over and over again, until she no longer fits into the real world, until the arrival of two Hollywood refugees, the widow of a famous screenwriter and her movie-expert stepson, who bring her face to face with real life. By the author of A Student of Weather. Reprint.
Upon smelling this , I immediately envision the part of her house I always saw first
, the living room with the large neutral colored braided rug on top of the matted
carpet , the dark wood rocking chair , and the wood burning stove . I used to sit in
Author: Paul S. Bodner
Publisher: Dad's Lemonade Stand Incorporated
As part of a scholarship contest, over 7,000 stories were submitted and judged by an editorial board based upon story and style. 97 entries were selected to be published, with a byline credit awarded to the winning authors. Yuba City, California student Britt Flaherty wrote the winning story. Her story is a moving, emotional tribute to a teacher who made a difference that will last forever. "Everyone has had a teacher who really made a difference in their lives," said Bodner. "This book is unique because we publish the words as they were written, in the voice of the young person. It is a positive, appreciative voice that is honest and emotional, and it carries a message that makes us all appreciate those who are supportive in our lives."
He is the author of Laughter in the Living Room: Television Comedy and the
American Home Audience (2005). He has conducted numerous courses and
workshops on comedy and its relationship to changes in social attitudes. Having
Author: Michael V. Tueth
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Film comedy has been around as long as cinema itself. Over the years, particular forms of the genre have emerged, evolved, and spawned other branches of comedy. While these subgenres may vary in their approach to humor, all of them have the same goal: amusing audiences. In Reeling with Laughter: American Film Comedies—From Anarchy to Mockumentary, Michael V. Tueth examines some of the most enjoyable comic movies of all time. Beginning with the anarchic romp Duck Soup (1933), each chapter explores a specific subgenre through a representative film. Along with the Marx Brothers’ classic, other subgenres discussed in this volume include romantic comedy (It Happened One Night), screwball comedy (Bringing Up Baby and What’s Up, Doc?), musical comedy (Singin’ in the Rain), sex farce (Some Like It Hot), satire (Dr. Strangelove), parody (Young Frankenstein), neurotic comedy (Annie Hall), Dionysian comedy (Animal House), mockumentary (Waiting for Guffman), and animated comedy (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut). In this volume, Tueth provides the background of each film’s production and discusses their audience reception, critical appraisal, and the qualities that have characterized these enduring works. Reeling with Laughter will appeal to film students, as well as the general public eager to revisit these great American films.
hadn't bargained for was how much living in New York would blow John's mind.
... under the covers when I heard a lot of noises emanating from the living room:
Tyler's horrified scream, squealing, laughter, more laughter... and more laughter.
Author: Amy Yasbeck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With Love and Laughter is actress Amy Yasbeck’s most enduring memory of the life she shared with her husband, John Ritter. He was one of America’s most popular and beloved film and television actors. We welcomed him into our homes weekly with his Emmy Award–winning portrayal of Jack Tripper on Three’s Company and his hit comedy 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. On September 11, 2003, John Ritter’s death from an undiagnosed aortic dissection, at the age of fifty-four, shocked and saddened not only his family and friends but also his millions of fans around the world. In this celebration of the life she shared with John, Yasbeck gives an emotionally honest account of navigating the shock and heartbreak of her family’s sudden loss. She honors his memory by recounting the lessons learned from her husband and his unique approach to life. She encourages us to enrich our own lives, as John did, by joyfully acknowledging our connectedness to one another. The tragedy of his untimely and avoidable death holds its own valuable lessons: life-saving ones. In 2007, John’s brother, Tom, empowered with the correct information about aortic aneurysm and dissection’s familial link, was properly diagnosed and his aneurysm was treated successfully. Knowing who is genetically at risk for this condition enables us all to avoid being blindsided by this insidious and often deadly disease. Here is an account of Yasbeck’s call to action for the public and medical community alike, culminating in the formation of the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health and the Ritter Rules. In this powerful memoir Amy Yasbeck shares her deeply personal and ultimately hopeful journey of surviving the devastating loss of her husband. Yasbeck looks back with anecdotes and memories from both John’s life and her own. Here are the unforgettable times she shared with a man who was adored for finding humor in everyday encounters, never failing to energize and entertain everyone around him. His philosophy was summed up by his favorite autograph for his fans, With Love and Laughter, John Ritter. Amy Yasbeck’s powerful story reminds us that love never dies . . . and the laughter doesn’t have to end. AMY YASBECK WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER, John Ritter
I , too , wanted to hear what Herr Hertzenhertz was talking about . I stole into a
corner of the living room , listened to Hertz Hertzenhertz laughing loudly , and
watched him smoking his thick , black , aromatic cigars . Suddenly Father came
Author: Sholem Aleichem
Publisher: New York : Paperback Library
A collection of stories, sketches, monologues, and satire by the Yiddish humorist, showing adults and children in the act of being themselves in many situations--at school, at work, on holidays, and in railroad cars.
The room was transformed . I taped a note on the front door suggesting that he
freshen up from his trip and meet me in the living room . Meanwhile , I changed
into something silky that makes me feel especially attractive . Then I lit the
Author: Barbara Jonas
Publisher: Time for Two
Comprised of suggestions and ideas for making a relationship special--contributed by men and women of all ages--this book is a collection of moving, honest, often funny, and always real "secrets" for nurturing and enjoying romance.
said a scratchy , feeble voice from another room . " It ' s Megan , ” said Megan ,
stepping inside and pulling me behind her . " It ' s me , Megan , ” she said loudly ,
looking around . The living room was large and empty . There was a table with ...
Author: Anne Lamott
A sensitive and reflective twenty-four-year-old woman chronicles her family's confrontation with illness when it is discovered that her father suffers from an inoperable brain tumor
HUMOR , PLAY & LAUGHTER the common challenges I experience as a parent ,
such as requesting that Andrew pick up toys that have taken up residence in the
living room . I have looked at my ordinary responses , which are to tell , beg ...
Author: Joseph A. Michelli
Publisher: Love & Logic Press
Parenting does not have to be a stressful experience. In fact, parents who lighten up and laugh with their families can be more productive by using humor to ease conflict, deflect hostility, and create a feeling of well-being in the household. Readers will benefit from the author's many everyday examples of how a humorous approach can greatly improve family life.
But the continuing laughter from the living room was like a magnet. Why couldn't
my parents be so lighthearted all the time? I glanced at the kitchen clock; Mummy
hadn't even remembered Confession! I dawdled by the cooler. A determined fly ...
Author: Maggie Harris
Powerful forces surge through British Guiana as it transforms into independent Guyana. Margaret must navigate her own independence. Scottish, Portuguese, African: all and none of these, this teenager of the emergent Caribbean learns seduction Hollywood-style, but she belongs to more than a century of transgressions. She kisses forbidden faces, the living colours of colonial history. Love and loss come home to her in two men of the river.;When Margaret is just fifteen, her father dies. A little later, she packs up her dreams, leaves her riverman and makes the Atlantic crossing. But the spirits of her old geography keep whispering.