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Title:
Great Brit-coms : British television situation comedy
Author:
Koseluk, Gregory, 1958-
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
ix, 563 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786408054
Format :
Book

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PN1992.8.C66 K67 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Summary

While Americans and the British may differ in their opinions of what is or is not funny, many television sit-coms amuse and interest millions of American television viewers. This analysis of some of the most popular, innovative, and representative Brit-coms includes those that served as the templates for American shows (Steptoe and Son), and those that are very popular with American viewers (Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances), as well as many that may be new to some American viewers. There are 13 featured programs: For each there is a comprehensive overview of the series, information on its development and effects, and a plot guide and production information for each episode. The introduction covers issues such as the differences between American and British humor and American and British television program formats, as well as the criteria for including programs in the book. Also included is a section on 18 additional popular and recommended British comedies.