History of the Sitcom on SBS – Exploring a groundbreaking genre that’s kept us laughing since the dawn of television, History Of The Sitcom reunites audiences with their favourite sitcom families, friends, and co-workers, while also introducing them to comedies that are sure to be a binge-watch.
From I Love Lucy and The Brady Bunch to Black-ish, Fleabag, Modern Family and beyond, this eight-part docuseries features hilarious clips and interviews with scores of comedy legends who have graced the small screen over the decades – including Tina Fey, Lisa Kudrow, Helen Hunt, Jason Alexander, Kelsey Grammer, Dick Van Dyke, and Mel Brooks, and explores how sitcoms have reflected – and affected – cultural change over the years.
Series One, Episode Five: Sex & The Sitcom
This episode explores the revolution of sex in sitcoms.
Since America has long found it easier to laugh about sex than talk seriously about it, sitcom humour has had a critical role ushering in a new era of openness, not just towards sex, but toward women’s rights and gender identity.
History Of The Sitcom – New Episode – Wednesday, 21 June at 7.35pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (8 Parts)
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