Further Reading and Bibliography


Frazer, June M. and Timothy Frazer. "Father Knows Best" and "The Cosby Show": Nostalgia and the Sitcom Tradition, Journal of Popular Culture.

Friend, Tad. "Sitcoms, Seriously." Esquire March, 1993: 112-24.

Hamamoto, Darrell Y. Nervous Laughter New York: Praeger, 1989.

Henry, Matthew. "The Triumph of Popular Culture: Situation Comedy, Postmodernism, and The Simpsons ." Studies in Popular Culture XVII:1 (October1994): 85-99.

Jones, Gerard. Honey, I'm Home! New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1992.

Kinsley, Michael. "Bart for President." The New Republic July 23, 1990: 4

Leland, John. "Battle for Your Brain." Newsweek October 11, 1993: 49-53

Marc, David. Comic Visions; Television Comedy and American Culture. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989.

Marc, David. Demographic Vistas; Television in American Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984.

Marin, Rick. "Nuking the Nuclear Family." Newsweek. April 29, 1996.

McBride, Allan and Robert K. Toburen. "Deep Structures: Polpop Culture on Primetime Television." Journal of Popular Culture.

Morrow, Lance. "Folklore in a Box." Time. September 21, 1992.

Rebeck, Victoria A. "Recognizing Ourselves in the Simpsons." The Christian Century June 27, 1990: 622

Taylor, Ella. Prime Time Families. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

Tichi, Cecelia. Electronic Hearth. New York: Oxford U. Press, 1991.

Waters, Harry F. "Family Feuds." Newsweek. April 23, 1990: 58-62


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