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Episode 107

Nerdist Writers Panel

Structure of a Sitcom

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Nerdist Writers Panel #107: Structure of a Sitcom

“Structure of a Sitcom and Rise of the Anti-Sitcom” panel from ATX Television Festival: Dan Harmon (creator, Community), Paul Scheer (creator, NTSF:SD:SUV), Dave Finkel (New Girl; 30 Rock), Tim Doyle (Last Man Standing), and Rob Schrab (director, Mindy Project, Childrens Hospital) discuss the rise of new comedy formats and the changing rules of writing comedy.

Moderated by Emily Moss Wilson.

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4 comments

  • Yeah, exactly. If it’s something natural–or as funny as Dan Harmon does it–then it’s fine. When it derails the plot for 5 minutes, nobody likes it–even if you’re selling a product everyone likes and wants.

    I really enjoyed Dan’s being all “Do what you want! What are they gonna do, fire you and then bring you back?!”

  • I really enjoyed the discussion of the product placement. I do not mind when the products are in the episode,but when the character says something that NO PERSON would ever say, it really turns me off. The 30 Rock Snample episode and the KFC sponsored episode of Community worked for me. A show I love that is KILLING me with the products is Bones.