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Analysis of Situation Comedies: Father Ted - Father Ted is unlike any other comedy in the way, which it is set. It is set on a remote island of

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Analysis of Situation Comedies: Father Ted - Father Ted is unlike any other comedy in the way, which it is set. It is set on a remote island of the coast of Ireland. This is to inflict the fact that the three priests are isolated from society sort of like outcasts. The use of folk/western music gives us a sense of Ireland and therefore helps us to establish the setting of this sitcom. The credits at the beginning also have an Irish theme to them as the use of Celtic writing has been used which also gives it a church style effect. At the start of the programme the use of a long aerial shot is used so we can again establish the setting and as we get to see many fields of green grass we assume it is an isolated place with a low population. ...read more.


As the credits start their is a point of view shot from the TV this is to show the audience the focal point of this families life. As this whole sitcom is generated by them sitting around the TV. There is also a blue filter used on the screen to inflict the TV is that important to them. The sitcom is based on a council estate in Manchester therefore the soundtrack is done by a Manchester band Oasis who are portrayed as rough Manchester lad which gives us a sense they aren't really like the royal family. In the opening scene the camera doesn't even have to move as it is all situated around the TV. ...read more.


I think the target audience is mainly middle age females and younger females who can relate to some of the situations within this text. Only Fools and Horses - This Sitcom is set in Peckham, London in a run down working class area. The theme of this programme is that they are trying to make it out of Peckham because of poverty but no one ever makes it out of Peckham. The subject matter is that they are always coming up with plans to make money and compete for the alpha male role but they always end in disaster and failure. Again and again they try and make money but never end up getting a penny. If this theme was broken and they actually made money and escaped from Peckham then they would be defying the narrative and the comedy would die. Jamie Spencer Media Studies ...read more.

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