situation comedy

a comedy drama, especially a television series made up of discrete episodes about the same group of characters, as members of a family.

1945–50 Unabridged
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situation comedy
Also called: sitcom (on television or radio) a comedy series involving the same characters in various day-to-day situations which are developed as separate stories for each episode

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But it lacks depth and resonance, and it resolves itself as glibly as any
  situation comedy.
But a popular situation comedy based on their work seems almost as fanciful.
Recognizes and interprets humor in a political cartoon, situation comedy or a
Interpret and explain a political cartoon, situation comedy or joke in the
  target culture.
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