chapter  8
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Sitlifeprop: Flirting With Realities

Everyone calls them sitcoms, short for situation comedies. But many sitcoms aim for more than a laugh; they flirt with reality. They wrap the social, political, and moral lessons in humor so that each episode, each cameo, becomes a reminder of something useful to us all. Many sitcoms are innocuous, but other sitcoms address almost-real problems with almost-real people, and because they rely as much on drama as on humor, they take on the character of sitlifeprop, which, because of its messages of enhancement and hope, is essentially newprop.