You would think that, if you take out all the jokes and leave just the plot in American sitcoms, you would end up with something that is not funny at all. And you would be completely right—although the edits of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm still had some solid funny moments.
While we were busy celebrating America's birthday, another anniversary snuck by us: on July 5th, Seinfeld turned 25 years old. And despite being old enough to drink, smoke, and drive a rental car, the show is still a nearly-universal cultural reference. The one-hour documentary Seinfeld: How it Began is required…
Legendary comedienne Lucille Ball would've turned 100 today. May she rest in peace. Google's even got a fresh new doodle in her honor, with the video up top featured within. But Lucy did more than just play a TV housewife.
The wags over at Splitsider have a take on how streaming video and DVR have actually served to make TV shows funnier. Or maybe more accurately, to give funny sitcoms a better chance of survival: