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Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (Video 2005) Poster

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The Goldbergs (1949) (TV Series)
depiction of socioeconomic mobility and suburban flight
Mama (1949) (TV Series)
early working class depiction
The Life of Riley (1949) (TV Series)
early working class depiction
Beulah (1950) (TV Series)
early depiction
The Jack Benny Program (1950) (TV Series)
tobacco companies secretly included in programming and hiring in collusion with advertisers
The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951) (TV Series)
early trope that having products is success
I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
depiction of shopping as life well lived
Life with Luigi (1952) (TV Series)
early working class depiction
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952) (TV Series)
early working class depiction
I Married Joan (1952) (TV Series)
early working class depiction
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse: Marty (1953) (TV Episode)
early working class depiction
Make Room for Daddy (1953) (TV Series)
early depiction
Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954)
rural white bumpkin trope
Father Knows Best (1954) (TV Series)
emerging erasure of working class for sanitized upper-middle class with consumerist mores
The Honeymooners (1955) (TV Series)
trope of working class incompetence
Leave It to Beaver (1957) (TV Series)
emerging erasure of working class for sanitized upper-middle class with consumerist mores
The Real McCoys (1957) (TV Series)
rural white bumpkin trope
The Flintstones (1960) (TV Series)
trope of working class incompetence
The Andy Griffith Show (1960) (TV Series)
rural white bumpkin trope
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) (TV Series)
further developed trope that having products is success
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) (TV Series)
trope of working class incompetence
Bewitched (1964) (TV Series)
erasure of gender discrimination and disparity
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) (TV Series)
rural white bumpkin trope
Green Acres (1965) (TV Series)
rural white bumpkin trope
I Spy (1965) (TV Series)
depiction
Julia (1968) (TV Series)
African-American assimilation into myth of American dream
Hee Haw (1969) (TV Series)
rural white bumpkin trope
The Brady Bunch (1969) (TV Series)
erasure of gender discrimination and conerns of working class women
All in the Family (1971) (TV Series)
trope of working class incompetence
Sanford and Son (1972) (TV Series)
trope of working class incompetence
The Rookies (1972) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) (TV Series)
stereotypes and erasure
Good Times (1974) (TV Series)
erasure of (Black) working class reality
Chico and the Man (1974) (TV Series)
working class Latino, trying to assimilate out and up
Police Woman (1974) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
Baretta (1975) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
The Jeffersons (1975) (TV Series)
erasure of (Black) working class reality
S.W.A.T. (1975) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
Starsky and Hutch (1975) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) (TV Series)
trope of working class incompetence
One Day at a Time (1975) (TV Series)
early depiction of single mother
Laverne & Shirley (1976) (TV Series)
erasure
What's Happening!! (1976) (TV Series)
erasure of (Black) working class reality
Alice (1976) (TV Series)
class aversion in treatment of economically struggling woman character
Taxi (1978) (TV Series)
trope of working class male incompetence
Diff'rent Strokes (1978) (TV Series)
platitudinous
The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) (TV Series)
rural white bumpkin trope
Working Stiffs (1979) (TV Series)
trope of working class incompetence
Hill Street Blues (1981) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
Cheers (1982) (TV Series)
trope of working class male incompetence
Newhart (1982) (TV Series)
rural white bumpkin trope
Mama's Family (1983) (TV Series)
erasure
Miami Vice (1984) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
Hunter (1984) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
The Cosby Show (1984) (TV Series)
platitudinous
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) (TV Series)
avoidance in lieu of mythos
Married with Children (1987) (TV Series)
trope of working class male incompetence
21 Jump Street (1987) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
Roseanne (1988) (TV Series)
one of only shows to combine working class and feminist concerns
Murphy Brown (1988) (TV Series)
upper-middle class single mother
Cops (1989) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
trope of working class male incompetence
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) (TV Series)
platitudinous
Law & Order (1990) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
Roc (1991) (TV Series)
unique show that somewhat addressed urban reality for Blacks
Jerry Springer (1991) (TV Series)
exploitative and deceptive "loser TV"
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) (TV Series)
working class acting out individually without class consciousness
NYPD Blue (1993) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
Grace Under Fire (1993) (TV Series)
erases social reasons for woman's lot
The Nanny (1993) (TV Series)
erasure
Ellen (1994) (TV Series)
early television appearance of safe, non-threatening, middle class, assimilated lesbian
ER (1994) (TV Series)
exception of a prominent role for Asian-American character
Friends (1994) (TV Series)
platitudinous
The Drew Carey Show (1995) (TV Series)
trope of working class male incompetence
Spin City (1996) (TV Series)
emerging depictions of safe, non-threatening, middle class, assimilated gay men
King of the Hill (1997) (TV Series)
restrictive stereotype
Oz (1997) (TV Series)
exploitation
Sex and the City (1998) (TV Series)
platitudinous
Will & Grace (1998) (TV Series)
safe, non-threatening LGBTQ with class tropes
The King of Queens (1998) (TV Series)
trope of working class male incompetence
The Hughleys (1998) (TV Series)
erasure
The Parkers (1999) (TV Series)
unrealistic depiction with respect to typical single mother's experience
Judging Amy (1999) (TV Series)
well-to-do
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) (TV Series)
exception of a prominent role for Asian-American character
Resurrection Blvd. (2000) (TV Series)
early show with Latino characters, who were largely underrepresented
The Brothers Garcia (2000) (TV Series)
early show with Latino characters, who were largely underrepresented
Yes, Dear (2000) (TV Series)
restrictive stereotype
Gilmore Girls (2000) (TV Series)
well-to-do
Queer as Folk (2000) (TV Series)
stereotypical depiction of queer people with class tropes
My Wife and Kids (2001) (TV Series)
erasure
Six Feet Under (2001) (TV Series)
stereotypical depiction of queer people with class tropes
The Bernie Mac Show (2001) (TV Series)
erasure
American Family (2002) (TV Series)
early show with Latino characters, who were largely underrepresented
The Shield (2002) (TV Series)
cop show distortion and tropes
George Lopez (2002) (TV Series)
former working class Latino assimilated out and up
Still Standing (2002) (TV Series)
trope of working class incompetence
Extreme Makeover (2002) (TV Series)
physical makoever individual responsibility trope
Joe Millionaire (2003) (TV Series)
physical makoever individual responsibility trope
Queer Eye (2003) (TV Series)
safe, stereotypical display of gay men with class tropes
Dog the Bounty Hunter (2003) (TV Series)
law and order show distortion and tropes
All of Us (2003) (TV Series)
erasure
The L Word (2004) (TV Series)
safe, non-threatening LGBTQ with class tropes
Pimp My Ride (2004) (TV Series)
physical item individual responsibility trope
Blue Collar TV (2004) (TV Series)
self-aggrandizing trope of working class male incompetence
Rodney (2004) (TV Series)
trope of working class incompetence
Grey's Anatomy (2005) (TV Series)
exception of a prominent role for Asian-American character
I Want to Be a Hilton (2005) (TV Series)
physical makoever individual responsibility trope

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