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Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions
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Sitcom - Conventions + Subversions

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  • 1. Conventions of a Sitcom By Tudor and Sarin
  • 2. Character Conventions
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS1m6gAGjew
    • My Family the same characters
    • Ben and Susan and kids
    • Character
    • Last of the summer wine –
    • Same characters for years now
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTfva-MeYVA
  • 3. Character Subversion
    • Ideal, many different characters.
    • Some swearing and drug use.
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBHJylguJxQ
  • 4. Camera Conventions
    • Usual Camera shots
    • Typical sitcom
    • My Hero
    • My Hero - 1.01 - Pilot (1/3)
    • Camera
    • My family
    • Normal camera movement
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puvCCNe5L3Q
  • 5. Camera Subversion
    • Peep show takes a point of view format rather than a typical sitcom format.
    • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =zW29RocStAg&has_verified=1
  • 6. Humour Conventions
    • Normal Humour family humour not dark humour and not too in dept
    • The Vicar of Dibley
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx87be_34Do
    • Humour
    • Not Going Out
    • Crude humour
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soqHGAK4kVI
  • 7. Humour Subversion
    • Usually family humour and nice however black or dark humour is involved.
    • One foot in the grave
    • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =vMX0FS0r280
  • 8. Stereotypes Conventions
    • Childlike male and responsible female
    • My Family Ben
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsWsABOlQDU
  • 9. Stereotype Subversion
    • Irresponsible teen and responsible mother subverted in absolutely fabulous.
    • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = jAgBeAFZVgI
  • 10. Situation Conventions
    • Red Dwarf
    • Usually sitcoms show the situation as trapped, for example my family is trapped by the family.
    • Red dwarf is trapped in space
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNn2b9IIA5A
    • Situation
    • Yes minister
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORLN45b64n0
  • 11. Situation Subversion
    • The Mighty Boosh, not really trapped anywhere but just weird comedy in strange places.
    • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =dO6WBLFnQjY&feature=related
  • 12. Audience Conventions
    • Usually canned laughter but sometimes there are live studio audiences
    • Only Fools and Horses
    • Studio audience
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63rcdLeXiU8&feature=related
    • Audience
    • Two pints of larger and a packet of crisps
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx4mib0x42I
  • 13. Audience Subversion
    • Usually a studio audience
    • However In the office there is no laughter at the jokes.
    • Office
    • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = sCZOpaKccOM
  • 14. Location - Conventions
    • One or two locations.
    • Usually a house/home.
    • Sometimes another location during a “special” episode.
    • Only Fools and Horses - Uncle Albert Conversation
    • Blackadder - Green Gold
    • The Royle Family - Red Nose Day
  • 15. Location Subversions
    • The Mighty Boosh – Always in various strange locations such as a desert or a jungle.
    • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =dO6WBLFnQjY&feature=related

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