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Old 04-27-2021, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why are workplace comedies always white collar?

What about blue collar workplace comedy? Can you think of any? Is it a class thing?
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Cause every scene would be no more than thirty seconds long and end with "GET BACK TO WORK!!!"
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Yes because other shows suspend disbelief
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^ Those were the only blue-collar workplace comedy TV shows I could think of at the moment.
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Yes because other shows suspend disbelief
I mean I was making a joke but the basic point behind it is that in general the lower the class being represented the more unpleasant the work place being depicted and the harder it is to make it a likeable setting. I mean the workplace of The Office sucks but nobody in the office has to worry about deciding whether to pay rent or buy food and they're all sitting at desks rather than blowing out their knees and their backs doing hard labor.
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They did it in Superstore
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There is ample room sitcom material on a construction site.
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There is ample room sitcom material on a construction site.
What's the Venn Diagram overlap between "people who know what happens on a job site" and "people who work in LA writing sitcoms that are profitable."
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I was thinking about Clerks too, I guess it's neither really white or blue collar though?
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How is it a question if convenience store clerk is a blue collar job?
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