Television Sitcoms over Time

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Over the years we have seen many great television shows as well as some bad ones come and go. The reason for this was that although they may have been good for the time being they were not ones that would be expected to last throughout history. Some of these shows were Freaks and Geeks which only lasted one season and Arrested Development which lasted 3 seasons. That being said they were never something that the fans actually felt the need to want reruns, they were always on to the next best thing. Some television shows just could not contend with the ones that had emerged previously in history. This is because in the early years of production were the television shows that set the precedents for what television is today. One of the most well-known shows that changed the future of television for centuries to come happened to be one of the very first’s sitcoms to air on television, “I Love Lucy”. This popular television show emerged in the fifties and set the stone for what comedy should be. This show was clever and original at the same time for all of the ridiculousness that took place. Many shows that have followed were surprisingly big hits but none could leave an impact like “I Love Lucy”. This is because it “is legitimately the most influential in TV history, pioneering so many innovations and normalizing so many others that it would be easy to write an appreciation of simply, say, the show’s accidental invention of the TV rerun.”(VanDerWerff) Audiences of all ages are attracted to humorous shows and like Will Rogers said, “We are all here for a spell, get all the good laughs you can.”(BrainyQuote) I Love Lucy planted the seed for future television sitcoms by being the first show to show women as scatter-brains yet extremely clever, men as loud and confused characters, and friends that were dupes and accomplices which was captured and used by many television…...

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