Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cheers in the Office

As soon as I started watching Cheers I was instantly reminded of The Office. I always loved watching The Office , but couldn’t help noticing none of their problems really had much to do with their actual work. Relationship issues or company events always made the … Continue reading

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The ’80s are a No Go

I am unsure if it is simply our generation, but I really disliked this week’s shows. Roseanne, which Professor Dalton mentioned previous students had also disliked, was definitely not a favorite. I never liked this show when I was a child … Continue reading

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I Still Dislike ‘Roseanne’- Lexi Cass

After Dr. Dalton pointed out many times that her students often times expressed a dislike for Roseanne when they were younger, I remembered that I too felt this way. Roseanne for some reason was always the show on TV when I was … Continue reading

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The Cosby Irony

By Jake Moross I couldn’t help but think while reading and writing about The Cosby Show this week that there was something deeply troubling about the stark contrast between Bill Cosby’s character in The Cosby Show, Cliff Huxtable, and his real … Continue reading

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The Brexit

By: Elizabeth Joyner If there’s anything I’ve learned so far in our sitcom and culture course it’s that what happens in the world influences television and vice versa. This week we saw a major historical event unfold when the British … Continue reading

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Public Sphere-Where Everybody Knows Your Name

By: Yutian Zhang “Cheers” is a meaningful show about the regulars at a bar where every body knows your name. We have watched many different sitcoms from the 1950s to the 1980s. However, unlike many other sitcoms, it seems to … Continue reading

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Will the Real Bill Cosby Please Stand Up?

By Sarah Teegarden Out of the different 1980s sitcoms I thought that The Cosby Show was the most interesting and funny. Not only were the jokes good in the show, but the innovative portrayal on Black families and masculinity was good too. … Continue reading

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