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Situation Comedy

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Dear Santa,

Sunday, 24 December, 2006, 12:00am

Sitcoms

1 Who sang I'll Be There For You, the theme tune to Friends?

2 In what part of London was Only Fools and Horses set?

3 In Cheers, Sam Malone was a former relief pitcher for which baseball team?

4 Mork and Mindy and Laverne and Shirley were spin-offs from which popular American sitcom?

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Sitcom City

It took TVB planners years to realise that Monday night is not the night for endless earnest news programmes, but someone finally saw sense at the end of 1997 and broke up the dismal 90-minute entertainment-free zone of The Pearl Report, The Wall Street Journal and 20/20 with Spin City at 8pm.

22 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

No laughing matter

COMEDY, like sodomy, is an unnatural act, said Marty Feldman, the bug-eyed English comedian who died in Mexico in 1982 at the age of 49. It is difficult not to agree, particularly when faced with the kind of criminally unfunny situation comedies - sitcoms- hammered obtrusively into the television schedules likes nails in the coffin of what used to be called humour.

17 Jan 1994 - 12:00am