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Sitcom

2019/09/05 04:12:31 網誌分類: 生活
05 Sep
          One of the most popular sitcoms on American television was the 1970s television series All in the Family. It was a sitcom that mixed comedy with sensitive issues such as politics, racism, and religion. YouTube has many of the episodes. Sometimes, when I want to laugh and relax, I watch one or two episodes in the evening with a glass of wine. A sitcom is a shortened word for situation comedy. A situation comedy is a funny television or radio series with the same people in every episode. The sitcom All in the Family is about a working-class father and his family who live in a modest (ordinary, simple) house in New York.

          The four main characters are Archie Bunker, his wife Edith, his daughter Gloria and her husband Michael. Gloria and Michael live in Archie's house to save money. Almost every episode is about the four of them at home. Edith is mostly in the kitchen cooking. Archie, who has conservative political views, is always arguing with his daughter and son-in-law who both have liberal views. Archie's wife Edith is kind but naïve and uneducated. Archie always insults her by calling her dingbat. The American slang word "dingbat" means an idiot or a stupid person. Edith doesn't dare get angry when her husband calls her a "dingbat" but her daughter Gloria often scolds her father for insulting her mother.

          Archie feels his son-in-law is lazy because Gloria works to support him while he goes to university. Archie always insults Michael by calling him "meathead". This American slang word was made popular by Archie in the sitcom. The word "meathead" is similar to "dingbat" and means an idiot. Other similar slang words are "blockhead" and "bonehead". Some of the episodes reminded me of the political quarrels among family members in Hong Kong caused by the extradition bill. Many families in Hong Kong nowadays are divided along political lines. Some support the government, the police, and China while others oppose the government, the police, and China.

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          美國電視其中一齣最受歡迎的處境喜劇(sitcom),是一九七○年代的電視劇《All in the Family》(《全家福》)。那是一個混合喜劇與敏感議題,如政治、種族歧視和宗教的處境喜劇(sitcom)。在YouTube上也可找到許多集。有時我想笑笑、輕鬆一下,就會在傍晚時份邊喝杯酒邊看一、兩集。A sitcom就是situation comedy的簡寫,situation comedy則是指搞笑的電視或電台處境喜劇,每集都是由同一陣容出演。處境喜劇(sitcom)《All in the Family》故事圍繞一個工人階級的父親和他的家人,住在紐約一個簡樸、普通的(modest)房子裏。

          四個主要角色有阿切.班克、他的太太伊迪絲、女兒歌莉亞和她的丈夫米高。歌莉亞和米高為了儲錢而住在阿切的房子中。差不多每一集都是他們四個人在家中。伊迪絲主要在廚房中煮食。政見保守的阿切常跟他那抱自由開放立場的女兒和女婿爭論。阿切的太太伊迪絲很友善,但不免天真和無知。阿切常常侮辱她,叫她做dingbat。美式俚語dingbat即是傻瓜。對於丈夫叫自己做dingbat,伊迪絲不敢動怒,但她的女兒歌莉亞則時常責備她父親侮辱她媽媽。

          阿切認為他的女婿懶惰,因為歌莉亞出外工作以支持他去讀大學。阿切常常侮辱米高,叫他做meathead。因為阿切在這個處境喜劇(sitcom)中常說而令這美式俚語廣為流行。Meathead跟dingbat類近,都是指愚笨的人,另一些類似的俚語是blockhead和bonehead。好幾集也令我想到引渡條例在香港家庭成員間所激起的政治爭拗。今天香港有許多家庭都在政治路線上出現分歧,有些支持政府、警方和中國,另一些人則反對政府、警方和中國。

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