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Character and Situational Character and Situational
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Two types of traditional comedy: Use physical element in traditional comedy.
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1. Setup 2. Bridge 3. Payoff Physical
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The third type of traditional comedy from the silent era. Three-beat structure:
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Litmus Test Punch-line
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The payoff in stand-up. Highest test for traditional comedy.
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Sitcoms Funny; Politically Correct
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Under the litmus test, jokes should be ____, not necessarily ____. Apartment door always opening and closing (i.e. entrances and exits).
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1.No one gets hurt 2.Sex is funny, not erotic 3.Do not pick on weak and helpless Contrast
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Cast funny looking people in traditional comedy. Three rules for traditional comedy:
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Audience pre- disposed to liking you Break 4 th Wall
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How Woody Allen changed comedy. Needed to break the 4 th wall in traditional comedy.
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1. Burned by soup 2. Burned by cigar 3. Wine broken Payoff
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In traditional comedy, each ____ in joke has to be funnier than the last (critical). Three jokes in Young Frankenstein:
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Deaf and dumb monster and Blind monk “We haven’t had espresso”
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Tagline in Young Frankenstein. Contrast in Young Frankenstein.
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“Can’t talk to a nun that way” Hit with ruler
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Physical element in Blue’s Brothers.
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course FIL 1000 taught by Professor Goshorn during the Fall '10 term at University of Central Florida.

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