Comedy is often a product of its moment. Once that moment has passed, do the laughs ring hollow, or are they a window into the time the jokes were written? Originally conceived as an attempt to investigate and establish the cultural context for Monty Python’s Flying Circus, FARCED PERSPECTIVE now seeks to delve into a series of various classic comedies, dig into their conceits, and determine if their reputations can withstand the test of time.
On key anniversaries of premieres and original broadcasts, we look back at these cultural touchstones and and ask:
WHAT WAS INNOVATIVE MATERIAL THEN, WHAT CONTINUES TO BE SUCCESSFUL NOW, AND WHAT HAVE PEOPLE THOUGHT ABOUT IT ALONG THE WAY?
FARCED PERSPECTIVE IS A NON-COMMERCIAL FANCAST PRESENTED BY ENTHUSIASTIC AMATEURS. WHILE WE STRIVE TO BE ACCURATE AND PROFESSIONAL IN ALL ASPECTS, WE WILL LIKELY GET THINGS WRONG. RESPECTFUL CORRECTIONS AND COMPLAINTS CAN BE DIRECTED TO US VIA EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA, OR AS A COMMENT, AND WILL BE ADDED TO THE ERRATA PAGE AS APPROPRIATE.