Naughty Shows and Nice Shows
You’re the Worst makes us laugh by exploring how far terrible characters can push social boundaries. But it also illuminates some big ideas about comedy that stretch back to the Restoration, Chaucer, and Commedia dell’arte.
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Married with Children vs. Seinfeld
On the two great existentialist sitcoms of Generation X.
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Idylls of the Boss
George Steinbrenner, R.I.P.
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I’m A Hustler, Homey; You A Customer, Crony
How gangsta rap and Seinfeld validated each other.
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Perspectives on Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” [Think Tank]
Take my hand. We’ll Overthink It, I swear.
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