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Author Putterman, Barry.

Title On television and comedy : essays on style, theme, performer, and writer / by Barry Putterman.

Publication Info. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [1995]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  PN1992.8.C66 P88 1995    AVAILABLE
Description x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Defining our television heritage I: traditional television values -- Jack Benny and the surrealism of the ordinary -- The boys of Benny and Burns: Dobie Gillis, Green acres, The Bob Newhart show and Newhart -- The Sennett tradition: I'm Dickens...he's Fenster, Camp Runamuck, Valentine's day, Occasional wife, and the Monkees -- I found it at the movies: Sid Caesar, Carol Burnett, and Don Adams -- ALF in the family: The people's choice, Topper, Bewitched, ALF -- The Granfaloon family: The Mary Tyler Moore show, The odd couple, and their idiot children -- Defining our television heritage II: this day and age -- Visit from a small planet: the comedy world of Ernie Kovacs -- "It's my show so who cares": Martin Mull, Julie Brown, and the stand-ups -- Ernie Kovacs' nastiest whelps: the comic strip and British "alternative comedy" -- French and Saunders: anatomy of a comedy team -- "I'm not sure what motivates them": the gorgeous ladies of wrestling.
Subject Television comedies -- United States.
ISBN 0786400676 softcover alkaline paper

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