What makes us laugh on American TV? Is the laughter real? What are the typical features of a sitcom? How are sitcoms made? In this course we will watch and analyze clips from various US sitcoms throughout the past decades and try to produce our own mini-sitcom script. We will figure out which relations, if any, exist between TV and American cultures. This course will introduce characters, plots and lifestyles that are relevant to gaining a better understanding of US American culture.