How 14 Sitcoms Addressed (Or Ignored) Major World Events
Sitcoms were just going about their business, pumping out episodes, then it happened. A major event rocked the world, and became the one and only talking point for the foreseeable future. What do they do? Do they put the blinders on and stay the course, or do they scrap upcoming storylines to give their take on the madness? Those tough decisions needed to be made quickly, and as you’ll see, some tackled the issues head-on, and some said, “Naw, we’re just here for that sweet escapism you all need right now.”
Whether we the audience needed to dive right in or needed a little reprieve, TV provided it all! We could get the zeitgeist’s take for as long as we wanted, then dip over to the fluffy stuff for a palate cleanser. For the deep dives and the fluff, here’s how 14 sitcoms went about tackling (or fully ignoring) major world events.