NPR : British Sit-Coms' Winning Formula

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NPR : British Sit-Coms' Winning Formula: "Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Helen Pilcher, a molecular neurobiologist and stand-up comedian who specializes in scientific jokes, about her formula for writing hit British TV shows."

Also other places.

  • r = recognizability of main char.
  • d = main char. delusions of grandeur
  • v = verbal wittiness
  • f = amount someone falls over
  • α = success of any plot or scheme
  • ΔS = difference social status highest and lowest char.

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