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1 COMIC TERMS TO KNOW Take notes in your spiral- Notes Section

2 Irony (3 types)  Dramatic- when the audience knows more than the characters  Ex: the audience knows Oedipus is the killer, but he didn’t  Verbal- when what you say is not the same as what you mean  Situation- when what you expect to happen is not what actually does happen  Ex: Why does one park in a driveway, but drive on the parkway?

3 Sarcasm  A statement meant to mock or convey contempt, which sometimes uses irony Examples:  Judge Judy is popular because she’s so friendly.  Well, this day was a total waste of makeup.  Well, aren’t we just a ray of sunshine?  Make yourself at home! Clean my kitchen. Which of these examples is NOT an example of verbal irony?

4 Pun a humorous play on words that suggests different meanings of the same word or same sounding word Examples:  “A noun and a verb were dating but they broke up because the noun was too possessive.”  I kilt ‘em like a Scottsman.  I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger, then it hit me.

5 Double Entendre [Double Meaning] a word or expression capable of two interpretations, with one usually risqué, or sexual (whole situation needed) Examples:  Tiger Woods will never get a chance to appear on Wheaties after his affair. However, word has it that he will get his picture on Cheetos!  In Big, Josh invites Susan to spend the night, only if he can be “on top”[top bunk]…  "If I told you you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?“ – comedian Benny Hill

6 Hyperbole extreme exaggeration, saying more than is really true Examples:  The classic fisherman story…  “I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse.”  It was so cold, I saw polar bears wearing jackets”  Yo mama’s so stupid she tripped over the wireless network. Which of these hyperbole examples uses pun?

7 Understatement the opposite of hyperbole, still exaggeration, but minimizing the truth  “It’s just a flesh wound.” (Black Knight, after having both of his arms cut off in Monty Python and the Holy Grail)  “I am just going outside and may be some time.” (Captain Lawrence Oates, Antarctic explorer before walking out into a blizzard to face certain death, 1912)  After rolling his car, the driver says, “I guess I’ll need a new bumper.”  Fish appreciate water…. Which of these examples of understatement use verbal irony?

8 Oxymoron juxtaposing two words whose meanings are opposite to form an idea that transcend the literal Westley: Why won’t my arms move? Fezzik : You’ve been mostly dead all day. Examples?: (which of these are NOT oxymora, but actually sarcasm?) open secret larger half clearly confused alone together Hell's Angels found missing mad wisdom civil engineer deafening silence seriously funny living dead Microsoft Works

9 Paradox  a statement that contradicts itself if elaborated to its logical conclusion. EX.  standing is more tiring than walking…  This statement is false.  Man in Black: We face each other as God intended - sportsmanlike.... you'll put down your rock, I'll put down my sword, and, try and kill each other like civilized people.

10 Paradox  Wizbicki wrote a pamphlet, "Spontaneity and How to Plan for It!”

11 Mistaken Identity The ploy where one person is mistaken for another *The mistake can be either an intended act of deception or an accident. Give an example from the film you just watched!

12 Juxtaposition an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially to invite comparison Example:  Billy and the adult-sized Josh side by side- Billy is actually the more mature of the two- street smart and not so fearful  Forget to remember or remember to forget!

13 How do you feel with these?


15 Parody  An act that imitates an original in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at Example: “Austin Powers" (spoof on James Bond movies)“ Spaceballs" (spoof on Star Wars movies)“ Airplane!" (spoof on disaster movies of the 1970s) "Blazing Saddles" (spoof on American Western movies) "Young Frankenstein" (spoof on classic monster movies) "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (spoof on all Robin Hood movies) "Scary Movie" (spoof on horror movies) AND?????

16 Parody of Escher’s parodox!

17 Homework:  Note cards for the terms Day 1  TV Log — Watch a ½ hour sit com. Or “Marcel the shell with shoes on”  You will need to identify and use 3 out the 7 terms we went over today in a situation comedy.  We would like:  a brief description of the TV show  where the terms were shown  and what effect they had on you

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