The Office - Garrett Sanders Gcs375 RTF 305 Mr. Kanaan...

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Garrett Sanders Gcs375 RTF 305 Mr. Kanaan October 22, 2007 Section 19 The Office and Ideology The Office is NBC’s top rated comedy program. The show airs on Thursdays at 8:00 eastern and has grown a huge fan following. The Office’s target audience seems to range from senior high school students to adults in their mid-40s. The show’s setting is that of a common company office filled with seemingly “normal” workers who, like people in the real world, just want to get through the workday. The Office thrives on its ever-present dry humor and awkward moments. The show is relatable to most middle class white Americans who work in the same environment five days a week. The Office ’s ability to relate to its audience and the show’s constant nonchalant attitude has made it one of the most awarded and watched television programs in the nation. The Office ’s cast is made up of mostly white characters, but the show does contain a wide range of minorities (African American, Indian, Mexican), however most of the African American characters are found working in the supply room rather than the office. When issues of race or sexuality are brought up,
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course RTF 07885 taught by Professor Nasr during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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