Sunday, January 14, 2007

Comedy TV Shows Review


3rd Rock from the Sun is an inspired comedy show that is about a group of aliens with a human condition set in the fictional city of Rutherford, Ohio, to learn about Earth's population, customs and others. Starring John Lithgow as the High Commander of an investigative team sent to Earth on a mission to learn everything about humans and their so-called advanced civilization. This leader takes the position of a college professor, and the other as members of the group as military expert as his sister, the intelligence expert, supposedly oldest of group takes form of his teenage son. The uninhibited reactions turn everyday events into unusual situations.


Sabrina Spellman is a 16-year old student who lived in Greendale with her two aunts, Hilda and Zelda, and her talking black cat, Salem. She is a half-witch because her father is a warlock and her mother is a mortal. Informed by her aunts that she is a witch on her 16th birthday, she is hesitant to believe them at first. But along the way, she gets into many scrapes while figuring out how certain spells work. Sabrina learns the tricks of magic in order to receive her witch's license. She also has to keep the secret from her boyfriend, Harvey, friends Jenny and later Valerie, stuck-up nemesis Libby, and her ever-suspicious vice-principal, Mr. Kraft, her true identity.


Fran Fine is a whiny, nasal-voiced Jewish woman from Flushing, New York, and the main character in the sitcom, who has just been fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. She ends up selling cosmetics in Manhattan. This takes her to the home of Maxwell Sheffield, a rich, widowed English Broadway producer. His three kids named Maggie, Brighton and Gracie. Fran is mistaken to be applying for the job of nanny to Maxwell's children and is hired for that purpose. She gave joy to the house that had been blue ever since Mrs. Sheffield passed away. She also becomes quite attached to the children, and becomes great friends with Niles, the butler, who is always aware of everything that is going on in the house. Included in the show is Sylvia, Fran's compulsive eater, nosy mother. Val, Fran's best friend with a low I.Q. and Yetta, Fran's grandmother. The attraction between Fran and Mr. Sheffield became evident as the years went by, for C.C. Babcock, Maxwell's business partner, who also likes him and always had a crush on him.


Carol Burnett and Friends was originally from CBS premiered on the 1st of October, 1972. The sitcom was the collective, revised version of The Carol Burnett Show wherein sketches was only shown. The casts of the show includes Harvey Korman, Dick Van Dyke, Tim Conway, Lyle Waggoner, Vicki Lawrence and Carol Burnett herself. 151 episodes in Six Seasons were produced in the show which becomes the finest variety show during the 70's.


Three Stooges is about the lives and careers of the famed slapstick comedy team of Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Joe Besser. They are three good-hearted fools who have a knack for screwing up even the simplest task. They were first introduced to the men in their early days of vaudeville, struggling to make ends meet. Then Hollywood calls and their years of hard work pay off, taking them to the "big time". However, struggles between each other and health issues create obstacles for the comedy group, yet somehow the group survives and becomes the legend we know and love. Some of the episode of The Three Stooges Show includes Moe slapping Larry, several eye pokes, head conks, and the ever possible pie fight.

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