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Osbournes - Mark Salmon Summary Essay 02/09/2008 From Ozzie...

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Mark Salmon Summary Essay 02/09/2008 From Ozzie Nelson to Ozzy Osbourne Jennifer Gillan argues in her essay, “From Ozzie Nelson to Ozzy Osbourne: the Genesis and Development of the Reality (Star) Sitcom”, that MTV’s The Osbournes finds both its roots and its success from the foundation laid out by shows that precede it over half a century ago (56). Gillan claims that this lack of originality is what allowed the show to find such success in its reliance on common sentiments and characters derived from more familiar shows like All in the Family and The Munsters (55). Although Gillan strongly believes the show is neither radically new nor completely unique, she does not deny that many disparities do indeed exist that allow The Osbournes to break the mould of traditional televised entertainment (54-56). One of the most notable parallels seen in The Osbournes and the sitcoms of the 1950’s is the similar character types that range from the ‘bumbling dad’ and ‘ruler-of-the- roost mother’ to the ‘good bad boy’ and ‘perky girl’ (57). Gillan states that that even
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENG 170 taught by Professor Ana during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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