Before writing this essay, I watched a old re-run of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, and I read the chapter in the television textbook where a episode of “Leave It to Beaver” was broken down into Act One, Act Two, Act Three and Act Four. It was there that I realized that since 1951, with the premiere of “I Love Lucy”, that most sitcoms follow a very basic, but successful pattern. I will demonstrate
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this essay, I have demonstrated how almost all sitcom are cut from the same cloth, even though one was made in the 1950’s (Leave It to Beaver) and the other in the 1990’s (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air). By that I do not mean that all sitcoms are the same when it comes to social, economic and political issues. But almost all of them including the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” follow the four-act formula.
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