Honey, I'm Home! by Gerard Jones
Sitcoms, Selling the American Dream

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An illustrated history of the sitcom, TV's most enduring genre, discusses the ways in which such crowd-pleasing favorites as I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners have provided entertainment, defused social tensions, and sold products. National ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Gerard Jones

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Jones is the founder of Media Power for Children and serves on the advisory board of the Comparative Media Studies Program at M.I.T.
 
Published February 1, 1992 by Grove Pr. 291 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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That show and some of its many imitators (e.g., Bachelor Father, Leave it to Beaver, and The Dick Van Dyke Show) he calls ``strangely seductive horrors,'' ``products of profound national confusion masquerading as confidence.'' As Jones analyzes the premises and plots of Dobie Gillis, The Beverly ...

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Jones, coauthor of The Beaver Papers, proves a perceptive and penetrating observer of pop culture.

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The retooled sitcom of the '80s acknowledged divorce and racial divisions only to assure viewers that ''we will be happier than ever before.'' Jones admits that recent hits such as Married...With Children, Roseanne, and The Simpsons don't really fit his thesis, but he doesn't spend enough tim...

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