Get Smart invented the sitcom mythology · The A.V. Club

Good piece on a great show. It's a pity there isn't a bigger cultural dialogue about style in comedy; it's as if psychological realism is not just a norm or an ideal, but somehow "reality" itself. There seems to be no consciousness of how clown worlds and Commedia dell'Arte are expressing themselves in modern culture, or that psychological "realism" is jsut a style unto itself.