What does sitcom mean?

Definitions for sitcom
ˈsɪtˌkɒmsit·com

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. situation comedy, sitcomnoun

    a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life

  2. situation comedy, sitcomnoun

    a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life

Wikipedia

  1. Sitcom

    A sitcom, a portmanteau of situation comedy, or situational comedy, is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who mostly carry over from episode to episode. Sitcoms can be contrasted with sketch comedy, where a troupe may use new characters in each sketch, and stand-up comedy, where a comedian tells jokes and stories to an audience. Sitcoms originated in radio, but today are found mostly on television as one of its dominant narrative forms. A situation comedy television program may be recorded in front of a studio audience, depending on the program's production format. The effect of a live studio audience can be imitated or enhanced by the use of a laugh track. Critics disagree over the utility of the term "sitcom" in classifying shows that have come into existence since the turn of the century. Many contemporary American sitcoms use the single-camera setup and do not feature a laugh track, thus often resembling the dramedy shows of the 1980s and 1990s rather than the traditional sitcom.

ChatGPT

  1. sitcom

    A sitcom, short for "situation comedy," is a genre of television or radio programming that combines elements of comedy and continuous plot. It typically features a set group of characters who navigate through various situations in their daily lives. The storyline usually revolves around humorous events or misunderstandings.

Wikidata

  1. Sitcom

    Sitcom is a 1998 French surrealistic satire film written and directed by François Ozon. The story documents the moral decline of a once esteemed suburban family, whose descent into degeneracy begins with the purchase of a small white rat. The film's name is a direct reference to American sitcoms, which are noted for their focus on traditional family values and whimsical humour.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sitcom in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sitcom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sitcom in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Perry:

    ... You won't be seeing me on a sitcom for a while.

  2. Hannibal Buress:

    He gets on TV, 'Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!' yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.

  3. Barry Williams:

    Oh, I was committed to a lifetime of show business long before ‘The Brady Bunch,’ in fact, I don’t think any of us really held up high hopes that it would have this kind of endurance. Even by television standards, it’s a pretty unique series. It’s been a sitcom, a cartoon show, a variety hour, a Christmas special, a movie twice (we did my book [‘Growing Up Brady’] as a TV movie) and ‘A Very Brady Renovation.’ There have been so many things around it, more than pretty much any television series I can think of.

  4. Hannibal Buress:

    It's even worse because Bill Cosby has the f--king smuggest old black man public persona that I hate. He gets on TV, 'Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.' Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches, 'I don't curse onstage.' Well, yeah, you’re a rapist.

  5. Chuck Lorre:

    We were reading articles about how kids here and in England were gravitating to STEM fields, both in high school and college, because they’d been impacted by the show, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ actually caused them to look into science and technology and math as career goals. You don’t set out to make a sitcom anticipating you might cause somebody to change their life.

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