Item Details

The Misfit [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Celebrate the unique characters who defied comic stereotypes and societal expectations to reflect America's diverse personalities in this episode. Interviews include Alec Baldwin (30 Rock); Diablo Cody (The United States of Tara); Greg Daniels and Rainn Wilson (The Office); Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld); Paul Feig and Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks); Mitchell Hurwitz (Arrested Development); Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead); and Garry Shandling (The Larry Sanders Show), among others.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
America in Primetime
Contents
  • Misfits in Entertainment (1:18)
  • Age of the Nerds (2:44)
  • Misfits and Comedy (1:43)
  • Challenging Social Conventions (2:57)
  • Sympathizing with Villains (3:46)
  • Provoking Audiences (3:41)
  • Americana's Dark Side (3:56)
  • TV Reflecting Reality (2:22)
  • Embracing the Other (2:19)
  • Making Abnormal Normal (1:28)
  • Misfits as Social Critics (2:47)
  • High School Misfits (3:33)
  • Show Business Insecurity (4:40)
  • Narcissism in Comedy (5:13)
  • Misfit Evolution (4:50)
  • Revenge of the Nerds (1:29)
  • Comedy and Society (1:29)
  • Credits: The Misfit: America in Primetime (1:50)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Publisher no.
  • 56042s Films Media Group
  • 56045 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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