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The characters and situations were often thinly-disguised parodies of recent real events and real people, giving the show's comedy a black edge.
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True, it is no longer cricket for the butler to be the killer in mystery fiction, but we are dealing here with actual people in real life and not imaginary characters and situations.
Featuring vividly outlandish characters, bizarre situations, and equal parts suspense, slapstick, irony, satire, black humor and biting social commentary, Li ' l Abner is considered a classic of the genre.
He often suffers physically in the show, either at the hands of Butt-head or various other characters or situations.
The comedy genre often humorously exaggerates situations, ways of speaking, or the action and characters.
John McPherson's Close to Home also uses this theme, though the characters are mostly restricted to humans and real-life situations.
Recurring characters on SNL played by Guest include Frankie, of Willie and Frankie ( coworkers who recount in detail physically painful situations in which they have found themselves, remarking laconically " I hate when that happens "); Herb Minkman, a shady novelty toymaker with a brother named Al ( played by Crystal ); Rajeev Vindaloo, an eccentric foreign man in the same vein as Andy Kaufman's Latka character from Taxi ; and Senor Cosa, a Spanish ventriloquist often seen on the recurring spoof of The Joe Franklin Show.
" Film critics sometimes use the term " pejoratively to connote an unrealistic, pathos-filled, campy tale of romance or domestic situations with stereotypical characters ( often including a central female character ) that would directly appeal to feminine audiences.
* Adult dōjinshi, or H dōjinshi, refers to a type of work that uses copyrighted characters presented in sexual situations.
He developed a " tremendous propensity for exploring political situations " which would ensnare his characters.
It describes the adventures of various low-class characters in absurd, extravagant, and dangerous situations, often in the world of petty crime.
The production set a pattern for the remainder of his theatrical output, most of which can be considered as 20th century reworkings of stock characters and situations from the Italian traditional Commedia dell ' arte.
Plautus ’ range of characters was created through his use of various techniques, but probably the most important is his use of stock characters and situations in his various plays.
Soap operas from Australia and the United Kingdom tend to focus on more everyday characters and situations, and are frequently set in working class environments.
In contrast to the Gale episodes, there was a lighter comic touch in Steed and Peel's interactions with each other and their reactions to other characters and situations.
Historical figures and events from a number of different historical eras and myths make numerous appearances, and the main characters are often credited with resolving important historical situations.
In 1998 W. R. Logan, frustrated at the lack of activity from the comic's publishers both in promoting the title and also in making best use of new talents, decided to create an independent title using 2000 AD copyrighted characters and situations.
Other times, a historical event is used to complement a story's narrative, occurring in the background while characters deal with situations ( personal or otherwise ) wholly unrelated to that historical event.
His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency.
P. Schuyler Miller, noting that the novel's " climactic situations seem to be telegraphed ", suggested that Heinlein presented his background situations so effectively that readers solve the story's mysteries more quickly than Heinlein allowed his characters to.
" Joly Herman of Commonsense media describes the show as a " cute, highly stylized series thrills the senses with its strange characters, funny situations, and lots of lowbrow humor " she goes on to say however, that the show does go from innocent to violent in no time and that there is not much protecting young viewers against the violent undertones.
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In this play there were some thirty or more named characters and I don't know how many more unnamed.
To include all these, and control characters compatible with the Comité Consultatif International Téléphonique et Télégraphique ( CCITT ) International Telegraph Alphabet No. 2 ( ITA2 ) standard, Fieldata, and early EBCDIC, more than 64 codes were required for ASCII.
Many of the non-alphanumeric characters were positioned to correspond to their shifted position on typewriters.
Christie occasionally inserted stereotyped descriptions of characters into her work, particularly before the end of the Second World War ( when such attitudes were more commonly expressed publicly ), and particularly in regard to Italians, Jews, and non-Europeans.
Most notably are the characters of Dr. Eric Leidner in Murder in Mesopotamia, Signor Richetti in Death on the Nile, and many minor characters in They Came to Baghdad were archaeologists.
Agathon introduced certain innovations into the Greek theater: Aristotle tells us in the Poetics that the characters and plot of his Anthos were original and not, following Athenian dramatic orthodoxy, borrowed from mythological subjects.
A good example of the contempt the first democrats felt for those who did not participate in politics can be found in the modern word ' idiot ', which finds its origins in the ancient Greek word, idiōtēs, meaning a private person, a person who is not actively interested in politics ; such characters were talked about with contempt, and the word eventually acquired its modern meaning.
The characters and lands created by the children had newspapers, magazines and chronicles which were written in extremely tiny books, with writing so small it was difficult to read without a magnifying glass.
Because the characters were 8 x 12 pixels this meant that video resolutions of 512 x 192 pixels ( in 64x16 character mode ), or 640 x 300 pixels ( in 80x24 character mode ) were created, which was quite high for the time.
Prior to the year 1878, all apostolic letters and briefs requiring for their validity the leaden seal were engrossed upon rough parchment and in Gothic characters ( round letters, also called Gallicum and commonly Bollatico, but in Italy today Teutonic ) without lines, or diphthongs, or marks of punctuation.
Other Flexowriter characters that were found a use in Atlas Autocode were: in floating-point numbers, e. g. for modern ; to mean " the second half of an Atlas memory word "; for the mathematical pi number.
From the early 1940s to the late 1950s, there were scores of Sunday strip-style magazine ads for Cream of Wheat using the Abner characters, and in the 1950s, Fearless Fosdick became a spokesman for Wildroot Cream-Oil hair tonic in a series of daily strip-style print ads.
Dogpatch characters were used in national campaigns for the Cancer Foundation, the March of Dimes, the National Heart Fund, the Boy Scouts of America, Minnesota Tuberculosis and Health Association, the National Amputation Foundation, and Disabled American Veterans, among others.
Karagöz and Hacivat shadow play characters were historic personalities who lived and are buried in Bursa.
Morton introduced the recurring characters and continuing stories that were a major feature of the column during his 51-year run.
Rather than the more aristocratic themes and music of the Italian opera, the ballad operas were set to the music of popular folk songs and dealt with lower-class characters.
This approach also led quickly, as it did in T & T, to players playing a wide range of non-human characters and game worlds that were deeply pluralist.
* Many of the characters and musical themes of Bubble Bobble were used by Taito in a tile-matching video game Puzzle Bobble ( a. k. a. Bust-a-Move ) and its sequels.