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Title Seinfeld, master of its domain : revisiting television's greatest sitcom / edited by David Lavery with Sara Lewis Dunne
Published New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2006
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Contents Preface: "Part of popular culture" : the legacy of Seinfeld / David Lavery and Sara Lewis Dunne -- "Giddy-up!" : introductions. Much ado about nothing : some final thoughts on Seinfeld / Albert Auster ; Seinfeld : a show (almost) about nothing / David Marc ; Seinfeld / Bill Wyman ; Reflections on Seinfeld -- "Maybe the dingoes ate your baby" : genre, humor, intertextuality. Seinfeld as intertextual comedy / Michael Dunne ; They laughed unhappily ever after : Seinfeld, situation comedy, and the sitcom encounter with nothingness / Barbara Ching ; Jane Austen, meet Jerry Seinfeld / Dennis Hall ; Genre expectation and narrative innovation in Seinfeld / Amy McWilliams --"If I like their race, how can that be racist?" : gender, generations, and ethnicity. Male anxiety and the buddy system in Seinfeld / Joanna L. Di Mattia ; "Do you think they're having babies just so people will visit them?" : parents and children on Seinfeld / Matthew Bond ; Seinfeld is a Jewish sitcom, isn't it? Ethnicity and assimilation in 1990s American television / Jon Stratton --"It is so sad. All your knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny cartoons" : cultural, pop cultural, and media matters. The Republic of Seinfeld / Geoffrey O'Brien ; Seinfood : purity, danger, and food codes on Seinfeld / Sara Lewis Dunne ; "It'll always be Burma to me" : J. Peterman on Seinfeld / Eleanor Hersey ; Getting the joke even if it is about nothing : Seinfeld from a European perspective / Elke van Cassel ; From must-see-TV to branded counterprogramming : Seinfeld and syndication / Michael M. Epstein, Mark C. Rogers, and Jimmie L. Reeves -- Rereading Seinfeld after Curb your enthusiasm / David Lavery with Marc Leverette -- "Get out!" : back pages. Glossary of Seinfeldian terms / Betty Lee ; Seinfeld episode and situation guide -- Seinfeld intertexts and allusions
Summary After a slow and inauspicious beginning, Seinfeld broke through to become one of the most commercially successful sitcoms in the history of television. It was named by TV Guide as ""The Greatest Show of All Time, "" and has become an entrenched part of American popular culture - its language, jokes, characters, and situations part of the water cooler vocabulary of two, even three, generations. This fascinating book includes classic articles on the show by Geoffrey O'Brien and Bill Wyman (first published in the ""New York Review of Books"" and Salon.com respectively), and a selection of new and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Seinfeld (Television program)
Situation comedies (Television programs)
Genre/Form Situation comedies (Television programs)
Situation comedies (Television programs)
Form Electronic book
Author Dunne, Sara Lewis.
Lavery, David, 1949-
LC no. 2005030744
ISBN 1441100903 (electronic bk.)
9781441100900 (electronic bk.)