History of the Sitcom on SBS
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History of the Sitcom on SBS – Exploring a groundbreaking genre that’s kept us laughing since the dawn of television, History Of The Sitcom reunites audiences with their favourite sitcom families, friends, and co-workers, while also introducing them to comedies that are sure to be a binge-watch.

From I Love Lucy and The Brady Bunch to Black-ish, Fleabag, Modern Family and beyond, this eight-part docuseries features hilarious clips and interviews with scores of comedy legends who have graced the small screen over the decades – including Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Helen Hunt, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Dick Van Dyke, and Mel Brooks, and explores how sitcoms have reflected – and affected – cultural change over the years.

Series One, Episode Eight: Movin’ On

Although the American dream of social mobility underpins America’s social contract, that dream is so often beyond reach that it takes sitcom humour to help laugh at the struggles of getting ahead.

The Honeymooners, The Andy Griffith Show and Roseanne all offer funny snapshots at class divisions in America, divisions that are even starker in Arrested Development and Schitt’s Creek.

History Of The Sitcom – Final Episode – Wednesday, 12 July at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (8 Parts)

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History of the Sitcom on SBS

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