Honey, I'm home! : sitcoms, selling the American dream

Jones, Gerard, 1957-

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export

  • Creator Gerard Jones
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. New York : Grove Weidenfeld, 1992.
  • Physical Details
    • 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780802113085, 0802113087
  • OCLC ocm23901387

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278) and index.

Contents

  • Out of the ether -- Cheese, baseball, and music -- Without Sanka, no marriage -- Normal lives in normal surroundings -- Why love Lucy? -- The sitcom factory -- Inventing America -- Sweet subversion -- Meeting in the middle -- Homesteaders of the new frontier -- The kids are all right, basically -- Fantasyland -- Cracks in the pot -- Affirming the worst -- Enduring the worst -- Take your flies with you -- Sex and the sitcom girl -- Manly retreats -- Believing because we want to believe
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