Antedating of "Situation Comedy"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 8 16:30:57 UTC 2012

situation comedy (OED 1953)

1925 _Billboard_ 21 Feb. 52/3 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  The afterpiece ... was hokum pure and simple, filled with broad elemental situation comedy, and kept 'em laughing boisterously.

Fred Shapiro

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