Antedating of "Situation Comedy"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Feb 17 03:47:16 UTC 2004

situation comedy (OED 1953)

1912 _L.A. Times_ 8 Apr. II5 (ProQuest) His scene in the closing act, at
the lunch counter, is genuinely funny.  It contains situation comedy, and with
the assistance of Charles Dudley and Madison Smith, Mr. Cawthorne gets it over
in big fashion.

Fred Shapiro

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