Annotative Bibliography

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Joe Wilmot BCA 503 11-29-09 Annotative Bibliography Archer, Wesley, dir. "Bart Sells His Soul." The Simpsons . FOX. 1995. Television. One of the most popular and longest running prime time TV series “The Simpsons” has entertained all kinds of audiences through the years, while keeping its identity. Unlike the series, the episode “Bart Sells His Soul,” has to deal with characters losing and or changing their identity. Bart sells his soul to Millhouse for five dollars and Moe turns his bar into a family restaurant, throughout the episode we see these changes take place and how they affect the characters identity. Bart can no longer laugh, walk through automatic doors, and get kindness from his pets; Moe tries to set a family environment to get more business, but ends up losing money and going back to his old ways, and Bart learns enough of the lesson to get his soul back. In this episode, Bart lacks the ability to make an ethical judgment, loses the qualities that are special and unique about him, because he sells his soul for five bucks. Moe not so much, part of his personality is to try and get quick money, but another major quality about his personality is his bar, and its customers. He turns his bar into a family restaurant, but it backfires and ends up costing him. Both Moe and Bart sold something about them making their stories parallel, but for Bart it was much harder to get his back, for half the episode Bart searches for a way to get his soul back, but ends up with no luck. A dream with a bunch of kids playing with their soul, and Bart not having one symbolizes emptiness he feels. Lisa ends up coming through (as family usually does in sitcoms) with Bart’s soul. Overall this episode shows why “The Simpsons” are my favorite TV series, with the writers creativity and way of storytelling, I don’t see how someone doesn’t have a sublime moment in at least one of the four hundred some episodes.
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Wilmot 2 Jack, Bennie. "Christmas Shopping." The Jack Benny Program . CBS. 1960. Television. “The Jack Bennie Program” is at a store of some sort, looking for Christmas presents for his family and Rochester his employee. The show is filmed in front of live audiences, had thirty- nine episodes a season, and usually included Mel Blank. As Jack is looking for his gifts many weird comedic things happen. A random man dressed as a robber comes up and tells Jack where the jewelry section is, there is a dance in the middle episode with Dennis Day, and also includes a integrated commercial for the sponsor of the show that week. I thought that “The Jack Bennie Program” was hysterically entertaining, Bennie is known as the master of comedic timing and it was put on display in this episode. This episode would have long shots of the actor after they did their punch line, had up-tempo shopping music, a bunch of background chatter, and really did well expressing characters personalities. It seemed as if the whole episode was filmed in a medium shot sort of way, I thought that if they changed
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