sitcoms

9.5.19

The Sitcom Renaissance Has Arrived – And No, We're Not Joking

Shows like Channel 4's 'Stath Lets Flats' show audiences can care about the half-hour format – it just needs specificity.

12.18.18

What's the Deal with the 'Seinfeld' Characters' Ages? An Investigation

It seems like it'd be easy to learn how old Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer were supposed to be. Turns out it's impossible.

7.21.17

A Brief History of Britain's Racist Sitcoms

From Alf Garnett to Ricky Gervais, British comedy has always told us to pity bewildered old xenophobes.

8.23.16

I Watched an Episode of 'Mrs Brown’s Boys' and Tried to Find the Humour

Maybe I'm wrong and exceptionally bad shit is Actually Good?

7.23.16

These Illustrations of Iconic Sitcom Living Rooms Will Feed Your 90s Obsession

Illustrator Babak Ganjei is certainly no couch potato in his charming and nostalgic comics of 90s-sitcom living rooms.

7.1.16

ShitComs Episode #2: Honky Sausages

In the second of this series of sitcom evisceration, we consider Honky Sausages, a classist, racially insensitive pile of filth.

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4.4.16

How To Avoid Clichés When You're Writing a TV Show About Love

We spoke to Stephen Falk, creator and writer of 'You're The Worst', to ask how you write about love without getting soppy.

2.4.16

Talking to 'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris About Putting the New Black Middle Class on Screen

We spoke to the creator behind ABC's consistently funny and cutting family comedy about politics, 'The Cosby Show,' and aspirational TV.

11.17.15

Remembering 'Keeping Up Appearances', a True British Sitcom

The early 90s story of social climbing was basically Mike Leigh with a laugh track.

11.1.15

​Whatever Happened to Predictability? The Milkman, the Paperboy, Evening TV?

There are some important American cultural and historical issues that haven't received much attention at all this year. Some of them aren't as relevant as they once were, but they still keep us up late at night as we wonder whatever happened to them.

6.3.15

@Seinfeld2000 Interviewed the Porn Star Bree Olson About 'Seinfeld'

@Seinfeld2000 spoke with 'The Human Centipede 3' actress and AVN-award-winner Bree Olson about her love of 'Seinfeld.'

4.20.15

The Stone Dicks of Fire Island's Belvedere Hotel

Sexy and sad statues and portraits of young men cover the halls of Fire Island's most notorious, clothing-optional luxury hotel.

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