What is satire and the purpose of satire, according to Gray, Jones, and Thompson?
How long has satire been on television? And the series that began the satire TV boom?
Geoffrey Baym offers four reasons (and lots of examples!) that Fox's The 1/2 News Hour failed so miserably. What are these? Which reason do you think is his strongest, and why?
What is the carnivalesque (i.e., definition, purpose, key characteristics), and why is it useful to both conservative- and liberal-minded people?
Does Ethan Thompson's argument about the carnivalesque hold true for South Park's "Over Logging"? Explain via instances from the episode.
Please check your assignment against "Writing about Film and TV" (improperly formatted work will not receive full credit), save it as a PDF, and then upload it to the Google Drive Folder you created for our class. [INSTRUCTIONS HERE.]