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Welcome to the Sitcom Study, where we contemplate the TV shows we grew up with and search for the truth and wisdom amidst the tropes and clichés. Each week we’ll compare and contrast several TV episodes that share a common theme, be it characters plagued by amnesia, pop star guest spots, jump-the-shark moments, or women giving birth in elevators. It happens more than you think...

The Sitcom Study Amy & Jay

    • TV & Film
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Welcome to the Sitcom Study, where we contemplate the TV shows we grew up with and search for the truth and wisdom amidst the tropes and clichés. Each week we’ll compare and contrast several TV episodes that share a common theme, be it characters plagued by amnesia, pop star guest spots, jump-the-shark moments, or women giving birth in elevators. It happens more than you think...

    Pranks & Practical Jokes!

    Pranks & Practical Jokes!

    Stephanie Tanner gets even, Jan Brady goes full American Psycho, and iCarly drags her brother back into the depths of prank addiction... This weeks trope is Pranks and Practical Jokes! Here's what we're watching:
    The Brady Bunch S2 E13 "The Impractical Joker"
    Coach S5 E20 "Dirty Tricks"
    Full House S7 E14 "Is It True About Stephanie?"
    iCarly S4 E3 "iGet Pranky"

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Chain Letters!

    Chain Letters!

    Edith Bunker plays it safe, Mrs. Garret lays down the law, and Tim the Toolman Taylor ends up with a classic case of black eye and green hands... This week's trope is Chain Letters (and the misfortune they cause)! Here's what we're watching:
    All in the Family S6 E6 "Chain Letter"
    Facts of Life S5 E13 "The Chain Letter"
    Home Improvement S1 E19 "Unchained Malady"
    3rd Rock From the Sun S4 E16 "Superstitious Dick"

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Homemade Movies!

    Homemade Movies!

    Doogie Howser portrays a zombie, Ben Seaver adds a touch of eroticism to the killer alligator genre, and the It's Always Sunny gang fail to make an impression on fellow Philadelphian M. Night Shyamalan... This week's trope is Making a Movie! Here's what we're watching:
    Growing Pains S5 E25 "Ben's Movie"
    Doogie Howser S2 E8 "Revenge of the Teenage Dead"
    Community S1 E3 "Introduction to Film"
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia S5 E11 "Mac and Charlie Write a Movie"

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Ripped From the Headlines! (w/Eric Paul)

    Ripped From the Headlines! (w/Eric Paul)

    Punky Brewster unpacks the Challenger explosion, Murphy Brown takes on Dan Quayle (in real life, somehow) and Brooklyn 99 tackles the many societal woes of 2020 New York City... This week we're talking Ripped From the Headlines Sitcoms with Eric Paul of Everything is a Primary Source! Here's what we're watching:
    WKRP in Cincinatti S2 E19 "In Concert"
    Punky Brewster S2 E22 "Accidents Happen"
    Murphy Brown S5 E1-2 "You Say Potatoe, I Say Potato"
    Brooklyn 99 S8 E1 "The Good Ones"

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Dinner Parties!

    Dinner Parties!

    Mary Tyler Moore loses control of the guest list, George Jefferson busts out a new tuxedo, and the Michael Scott / Jan Levinson household serves up a feast of delicious cringe (it must marinate for at least 3 hours)... This week's trope is Dinner Parties! Here's what we're watching:
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show S4 E10 "The Dinner Party"
    The Jeffersons S2 E1 "A Dinner for Harry"
    The Wonder Years S4 E13 "Dinner Out"
    The Office S4 E13 "Dinner Party"

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Obsessed with Chess!

    Obsessed with Chess!

    Frasier is driven to madness by his dad's effortless victories, Bernie Mac delivers age-old wisdom in metaphors of knights and bishops, and Felix Unger falls back into the depths of his childhood obsession... This week's trope is CHESS! Here's what we're watching:
    The Danny Thomas Show S5 E13 "The Chess Game"
    Frasier S3 E18 "Chess Pains"
    The Bernie Mac Show S2 E16 "Chess Wars"
    The Odd Couple S2 E9 "Chess Nuts"

    • 1 hr 26 min

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