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How was Seinfeld a pioneer in situational comedy?

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PostPosted: January 31, 2005 8:01 PM 

I'm writing an essay on the show Seinfeld and its influence on American popular culture. I'm having a hard time coming up with ideas. Can anyone help me think of how Seinfeld has innovated situational comedy and made its mark on pop culture? Thanks!

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: January 31, 2005 8:57 PM 

The instructor is likely looking for original thought, no?

Cockeyed Optimist

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PostPosted: February 1, 2005 9:40 AM 

This isn't too dificult, is it ?

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: February 1, 2005 11:00 AM 

Look at shows that came after Seinfeld. There's precedent, baby!
Also look at the shows "motto"...."No hugging, No learning". How is this different from shows of the past?

Bubble Boy

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PostPosted: February 1, 2005 8:17 PM 

They broke the rule the last episode... but after 9 seasons, who can blame them.

cousin jeffrey
Vile Weed

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PostPosted: February 1, 2005 11:46 PM 

they did a show about masturbation. they did a show about being gay. they've done shows about threesomes.....wait, what grade are you in? you're not in elementary school are you?

Or maybe, you can talk about how they managed to, as they said, inter-twine two completely different story-lines at the end. for example, Kramer's golf ball getting stuck in the whale that George had to save when he pretended to be a marine biologist.

One really innovative concept was, as O'brien said, was no hugging no learning, which at that time was really rare.

You know, sometimes, those guys don't make it back...but Seinfeld did!

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