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Analysis Bob Newhart Show: “Emily, I’m Home…Emily?”—1970’s -Bob comes home from work to find the apartment empty -Emily was at an all day school board meeting -Bob happy shes home—make me dinner -Bob has to watch the game in the bedroom b/c emily has school board committee coming over—Bob winds up having to meet them -Bob is a psychcologist—poke fun woman mistakes him for a chiropractor b/c still not considered legitimate field of medicine -while bob is watching game in bedroom, beer commercial comes on, tempting him -realizes hes a prisoner in his own home—has to put on a suit in order to walk in the kitchen -board of ed offers Emily full time job—who will clean cook wash clothes? -Emily takes the job, they get a Spanish speaking housekeeper, bob gets lonely enough to ask out Mr.Carlin, his patient, who thinks no body likes him -the two get drunk and Carlin drops Bob off at the apartment, concerned if the two are friends or not; bought bob drinks and got him drunk so bob will like him as a person -emily questions Bob, and calls him out on being drunk -Bob drinking to escape the problem with Emily -Bob thinks of himself as a liberal, modern guy, but rally prefer Emily to just be a substitute teacher/housewife instead of fulltime -talk it out and love each other Bob Newhart analysis -bob and Emily have liberal marriage, yet when Emily wants full time job, bob is insecure; ironic bc he is a professional mediator who tries to understand other ppl’s problems, but cant deal with own problems -1970’s view of liberal marriage—wives “had a say” -husband welcomed wife’s input but in the end, wife willing to sacrifice for family and marriage—Emily said if bob really had a prob with job she would turn it down -when Emily proposes new job, bob is selfish and asks what am I going to eat? -even tho bob is well educated, liberal—still see wifes primary goals as meeting his -emily is progressive woman who wants more responsibility—hires a maid so bob doesn’t have to clean the house -paying another woman who is subordinate to her, shown through ethnicity -bob uncomfortable with lack of control in his life—which man has to have -emily is very witty and even dazzles bob sometimes -bob not a big guy nor intimidating -challenges notion of more manly man having more control over wife -bob shows crises of men during the time, adapting to women’s evolution -see powershift in men and women
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The Jeffersons Florence’s Union—1980’s -george (husband), louise (wife), Florence (maid) -Florence wants to form a Union for maids
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