“Cheers”: A Semiotic Analysis by Berger
In Arthur Asa Berger’s essay, he conducts a semiotic analysis of the comedy television show “Cheers.” In his analysis of the show he points out many characteristics that refer to semiotics. Even though one could not agree with all of his findings, many of them are reasonable. One discrepancy someone might have with his ideas is that he applies his analysis to simply one episode rather than the
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Cheers”. One might not agree with all of what Berger might have to say, but most of the things discussed in his essay are true to fact. One of the things that one could have discrepancy with is the use of the analysis for just one episode instead of the whole sitcom. The use of analyzing the whole show instead of one episode is the fact that the essay would be longer and more detailed.