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3rd May '16 10:35:31 PM MsChibi
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The term [=Sitcom=] is a portmanteau of "Situation Comedy". Originally, sitcoms were broadcast on the radio. Before long, they progressed to television; the Ur-[=Sitcom=] on TV is ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which pioneered many of the technical and comedic techniques used to this day, including ThreeCameras, but the first television sitcom is generally agreed to have been 1946's ''Pinwright's Progress'' on Creator/TheBBC (all footage is lost, however). The Honeymooners did much to standardize many of these tropes as well.

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The term [=Sitcom=] is a portmanteau of "Situation Comedy". Originally, sitcoms were broadcast on the radio. Before long, they progressed to television; the Ur-[=Sitcom=] on TV is ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which pioneered many of the technical and comedic techniques used to this day, including ThreeCameras, but the first television sitcom is generally agreed to have been 1946's ''Pinwright's Progress'' on Creator/TheBBC (all footage is lost, however). The Honeymooners ''Series/TheHoneymooners'' did much to standardize many of these tropes as well.
28th Dec '15 4:30:35 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top left: ''Series/CharlesInCharge'', ''Series/{{ALF}}'', ''Series/GimmeABreak'', ''Series/SmallWonder'', ''227'', ''Series/PunkyBrewster'', ''Series/JustTheTenOfUs''. Center: ''Series/{{Webster}}'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top left: ''Series/CharlesInCharge'', ''Series/{{ALF}}'', ''Series/GimmeABreak'', ''Series/SmallWonder'', ''227'', ''Series/PunkyBrewster'', ''Series/JustTheTenOfUs''.''Series/{{Just the Ten of Us}}''. Center: ''Series/{{Webster}}'']]
28th Dec '15 4:30:02 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top left: ''Series/CharlesInCharge'', ''Series/{{ALF}}'', ''Series/GimmeABreak'', ''Series/SmallWonder'', ''227'', ''Series/PunkyBrewster'', ''Series/{{Just the Ten of Us}}''. Center: ''Series/{{Webster}}'']]

->''"I know this is a sitcom, but ''no-one'' can be this stupid."''\\
-- '''Brendon''', ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' (an [[HypocriticalHumor animated sitcom]])

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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top left: ''Series/CharlesInCharge'', ''Series/{{ALF}}'', ''Series/GimmeABreak'', ''Series/SmallWonder'', ''227'', ''Series/PunkyBrewster'', ''Series/{{Just the Ten of Us}}''.''Series/JustTheTenOfUs''. Center: ''Series/{{Webster}}'']]

->''"I know this is a sitcom, but ''no-one'' can be this stupid."''\\
-- '''Brendon''',
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-->--'''Brendon''',
''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' (an [[HypocriticalHumor animated sitcom]])
24th Nov '15 3:11:17 AM BloodMist
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The term [=Sitcom=] is a portmanteau of "Situation Comedy". Originally, sitcoms were broadcast on the radio. Before long, they progressed to television; the Ur-[=Sitcom=] on TV is ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which pioneered many of the technical and comedic techniques used to this day, including ThreeCameras, but the first television sitcom is generally agreed to have been 1946's ''Pinwright's Progress'' on Creator/TheBBC (all footage is lost, however). The Honeymooners did much to standardize much of these tropes as well.

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The term [=Sitcom=] is a portmanteau of "Situation Comedy". Originally, sitcoms were broadcast on the radio. Before long, they progressed to television; the Ur-[=Sitcom=] on TV is ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which pioneered many of the technical and comedic techniques used to this day, including ThreeCameras, but the first television sitcom is generally agreed to have been 1946's ''Pinwright's Progress'' on Creator/TheBBC (all footage is lost, however). The Honeymooners did much to standardize much many of these tropes as well.
24th Nov '15 3:10:45 AM BloodMist
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The term [=Sitcom=] is a portmanteau of "Situation Comedy". Originally, sitcoms were broadcast on the radio. Before long, they progressed to television; the Ur-[=Sitcom=] on TV is ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which pioneered many of the technical and comedic techniques used to this day, including ThreeCameras, but the first television sitcom is generally agreed to have been 1946's ''Pinwright's Progress'' on Creator/TheBBC (all footage is lost, however). The Honeymooners did much to standardize the sitcom even before I Love Lucy.

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The term [=Sitcom=] is a portmanteau of "Situation Comedy". Originally, sitcoms were broadcast on the radio. Before long, they progressed to television; the Ur-[=Sitcom=] on TV is ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which pioneered many of the technical and comedic techniques used to this day, including ThreeCameras, but the first television sitcom is generally agreed to have been 1946's ''Pinwright's Progress'' on Creator/TheBBC (all footage is lost, however). The Honeymooners did much to standardize the sitcom even before I Love Lucy.
much of these tropes as well.
24th Nov '15 3:07:18 AM BloodMist
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The term [=Sitcom=] is a portmanteau of "Situation Comedy". Originally, sitcoms were broadcast on the radio. Before long, they progressed to television; the Ur-[=Sitcom=] on TV is ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which pioneered many of the technical and comedic techniques used to this day, including ThreeCameras, but the first television sitcom is generally agreed to have been 1946's ''Pinwright's Progress'' on Creator/TheBBC (all footage is lost, however).

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The term [=Sitcom=] is a portmanteau of "Situation Comedy". Originally, sitcoms were broadcast on the radio. Before long, they progressed to television; the Ur-[=Sitcom=] on TV is ''Series/ILoveLucy'', which pioneered many of the technical and comedic techniques used to this day, including ThreeCameras, but the first television sitcom is generally agreed to have been 1946's ''Pinwright's Progress'' on Creator/TheBBC (all footage is lost, however).
however). The Honeymooners did much to standardize the sitcom even before I Love Lucy.
26th Jul '15 4:03:55 AM StFan
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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top left: ''Series/CharlesInCharge'', ''Series/{{ALF}}'', ''Series/GimmeABreak'', ''Series/SmallWonder'', ''227'', ''Series/PunkyBrewster'', ''Series/JustTheTenOfUs''. Center: ''Series/{{Webster}}'']]

->''"I know this is a sitcom, but ''no one'' can be this stupid."''\\
-- '''Brendon''', in ''HomeMovies'' (an [[HypocriticalHumor animated sitcom]])

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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top left: ''Series/CharlesInCharge'', ''Series/{{ALF}}'', ''Series/GimmeABreak'', ''Series/SmallWonder'', ''227'', ''Series/PunkyBrewster'', ''Series/JustTheTenOfUs''.''Series/{{Just the Ten of Us}}''. Center: ''Series/{{Webster}}'']]

->''"I know this is a sitcom, but ''no one'' ''no-one'' can be this stupid."''\\
-- '''Brendon''', in ''HomeMovies'' ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' (an [[HypocriticalHumor animated sitcom]])
30th Jun '15 7:37:06 PM Willbyr
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30th Jun '15 7:31:30 PM Willbyr
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30th Jun '15 11:03:07 AM Willbyr
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