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> On Mon, 24 Feb 1997 19:47:06 -0500 Dan Carroll said:
> >
> >(i) English sitcoms are more likely to opt for a slapstick-influenced laugh
> >(eg: the comic violence in "Fawlty Towers", or the tooth-extraction scene of
> >"Men Behaving Badly (GB)", whereas American shows like "Friends" and "Cheers"
> >have much less of this; their humour is in the main verbal or visual, and
> >almost exclusively non-violent.
 
Interesting how "Fawlty Towers" is regarded as an exemplar of British
sitcom, despite having been made 20 years ago and there only ever being 12
episodes...
 
Leo
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Leo Enticknap
Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture
*** look at our website on http://www.ex.ac.uk/bill.douglas/ ***
University of Exeter, UK
 
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