Sitcoms, short for situational comedies, are a genre of tv show in which the character(s) are placed in a set of circumstances (being stuck in an elevator, missing a work deadline, babysitting an obnoxious child) and the humor is derived from their failure or success. This tag is to be used for ...

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Why do British sitcoms have so many fewer episodes than American ones?

Through Netflix & Amazon streaming, I have recently "discovered" a bunch of really good British sitcoms that I never knew existed. Although I think some of these comedies are as good or better ...
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Nineties sitcom about small software company

I am trying to identify an old TV show with the following properties: Was broadcast in the early 1990s in South Africa, but the show likely came from the United States The main characters were a ...
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Why do sitcoms generally have A-B Story Structure?

Most sitcoms i've watched tend to follow a specific pattern in storytelling. There is a main story (A) involving the principle character(s) and a side story (B) which is interesting but generally ...
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Upto what extent do foreign sitcoms/drama shows exhibits 'real culture' of those countries?

Looking at sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and other ones, up-to what extent do they reflect the culture of America? Is it good to make a statement about other countries' ...
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Why is lotion used as a metaphor for masturbation?

I've noticed a theme in sitcoms, more from the 80s/90s than now, that a bottle of hand lotion would be used a sign that a character has been masturbating. I don't get it. I imagine that lotion might ...
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British TV series about a dead man living with his mates

The main character was a black man and was killed in an accident, didn't want to die, Death (who really Diggs Sarah Michelle Gellar) gave mercy so the dude could go on living as a dead person. Only ...
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In which sitcom characters are baffled by new software?

I remember seeing a sitcom where the boss had installed some new software and the characters had difficulties using it. I thought it may have been The Office (US) with Ryan's new website, but judging ...