Category Archives: Thesis

Desperate Housewives; Dutiful Househusbands: #TBT Chapter 5 & Conclusion

Chapter Five The Subversion of the “Ideal Family” in Desperate Housewives In 2004 a dramatic situation comedy, also referred to as the sitcom, hit the American television screens with such magnitude, the show rocketed to number one almost immediately and … Continue reading

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Desperate Housewives; Dutiful Househusbands: #TBT Chapter 4

Chapter Four The 1990s and the new millenium  II. THE NON-TRADITIONAL FAMILY AND THE EXTENDED FAMILY Full House      Just prior to Roseanne coming onto the scene, Full House (1987-1995) hit prime time Fridays, and introduced a very loose definition of … Continue reading

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Desperate Housewives; Dutiful Househusbands: #TBT Chapter 3

Chapter Three The Family in Situation Comedies; the 1970s to the 1990s  I. THE 1960S: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL TRANSITION During the 1960s the concept of the “All-American family” which appeared so often in the 1950s sitcoms underwent a radical change. This change … Continue reading

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Desperate Housewives; Dutiful Househusbands: #TBT Chapter 2

Chapter Two The 1950s Television Family  INTRODUCTION; FAMILY COMPOSITION “Another popular genre was the family comedy, full of warm, homey values typified by The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, The Thomas Show (Make Room for Daddy), Father Knows Best, and … Continue reading

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Desperate Housewives; Dutiful Househusbands: An Undergraduate Thesis #TBT

I was cleaning out my files on my computer yesterday and stumbled across a gem from my undergrad days. My UNDERGRADUATE THESIS! Looking back, its been almost 10 years ago to the day that I finished my final draft of … Continue reading

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