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Honey, I'm Home!: Sitcoms: Selling The American Dream

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Gerard Jone's Honey, I'm Home! has been widely acclaimed as the premier primer on America's Morality Plays-the TV situation comedies that have chained us to our Barcaloungers ever since Lucy first bawled her way into our hearts. Recalling the best and worst the sitcoms have had to offer, Jones recreates their atmosphere and their times with wisdom and style; paralleling th ...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published March 15th 1993 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1992)
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"Jones has written a thorough analysis of the sociological impact of television sitcoms from their beginnings in radio. While always a popular format, the half-hour comedy has reflected changing trends in society, helped the average person cope with these changes in a nonthreatening way by laughing at them, and most of all sold the advertiser's product. From the early classic I Love Lucy to The Mary Tyler Moore Show and All in the Family , which changed the face of television in the 1970s and se ...more
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Gerard Jones is an award-winning American author and comic book writer. From 1987 to 2001, Jones wrote many comic books for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Viz Media, Malibu Comics and other publishers; including Green Lantern, Justice League, Prime, Ultraforce, El Diablo, Wonder Man, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, The Shadow, Pokémon, and Batman.

Jones is author of the Eisner Award
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