December 7, 2021

A telecomedy, situation comedy or simply comedy, [1] known in English as a sitcom (acronym for situation comedy), is a type of television series whose episodes take place regularly in the same places and with the same characters, [ 2] and where recorded or live laughs are usually included. It was developed in the 1960s in the United States and is still relevant today, as recent developments and announcements show. [3] [4] [5] [6]


Its duration is usually about 25 minutes, although some series can last 50 minutes, and are broadcast in the United States as a funnel program (which collects audience) before the prime time. [Citation needed] The action of this type of series is developed for the most part in decorated studios, and these are limited to about 4 or 5 meters. The action that is narrated is self-concluding, that is, they present stories that begin and end within the same chapter. In addition to these stories, secondary and parallel plots develop, jumping from one to another. The number of characters is limited in quantity, and the protagonists are usually five or six people. The humor that is used is based on the verbal joke, the visual joke (gag) and reaches its best expression in the situation humor. This humor falls on the development of the plot, the personality of the characters and their reactions. [Citation needed]


The first sitcom in history was the British Pinwright's Progress, in 1947. Years later, I Love Lucy would come, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, which began as just a sketch within a program, and ended up taking on an independent entity. Some of the most important and recognized worldwide have been, among others: Seinfeld, The Office, Malcolm in the Middle, Friends, Full House, Drake & Josh, The Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother, Two And A Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, The Little Wonder and El chavo del 8.

List of sitcoms

Sitcoms in alphabetical order Broadcast series in bold

Sitcoms by country


Initially, Argentine sitcoms emerged as adaptations of others (American and Spanish): Big pa! (1991-1994, Telefe) La niñera (2004-2005, Telefe) (Argentine version of The Nanny) Who is the boss? (2005-2006, Telefe) (Argentine version of Who's the Boss?) My love (2005-2006, Telefe) Married with children (2005-2006, Telefe) (Argentine version of Married ... with children). Homemaker (2006, Channel 9) Hechizada (2007, Telefe) (Argentine version of Bewitched) Here there is no one who lives (2008, Telefe) (Argentine version of the Spanish original) One of two (2008, Telefe) Jake & Blake (2009-2010, Disney Channel) (Recorded in 2008) Mr. and Mrs. Camas (2011, Public TV) Super Clumsy (2011, Disney Channel) All to me (2011-2012, América TV) Loco por vos (2016, Telefe) (Argentine version of Mad about You)


What a family, Los Serrano (2013, Red Uno) Los Camacho (2011, Diaphragm, exhibited by Televisión Universitaria Santa Cruz) Dos multitudes (2008, BolAr Producciones, screened by Activa TV Santa Cruz) El opa metichi (2007, TeleArte, exhibited by Televisión Universitaria Santa Cruz)


In Brazil, most sitcoms are produced by Red Globo. In Brazil, the sitcom format is almost always replaced by the serial format. Some of the most popular comedy series have been: Sai de Baixo (Rede Globo) Take the, give it (Rede Globo) Os Caras de Pau (Rede Globo) A Grande Família (Rede Globo)


The first were sketches that appeared within Sábados Gigantes in the 1980s, such as Los Valverde and Los Eguiguren. Only with the arrival of Los Venegas (the longest running Chilean television) did the sitcoms begin

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