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Hot & Heavy: The Elaine Benes Podcast

Apr 20, 2023

I had the pleasure of discussing The Couch (S6E5) with the brilliant Lucy Rivers, a scholar who has studied female characters in sitcoms throughout television history. Our conversation covers a wide range of topics and I loved exploring her thoughts on so many things I totally nerd out on when watching scripted television. Be sure to follow Lucy on Instagram - @lucy_rivers_pgr.

References to facts mentioned by Lucy:

Rustad, G. C. and Schwind, K. H. (2017) 'The Joke That Wasn't Funny Anymore: Reflections on the Metamodern Sitcom', in van den Akker, R., Gibbons, A., & Vermeulen, T. (eds.) Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect and Depth After Postmodernism, London: Rowman & Littlefield International Ltd.  

Sánchez Saura, R. (2019) 'BoJack Horseman, or the Exhaustion of Postmodernism and the Envisioning of a Creative Way Out', in Creativity Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 2: pp.291-300. DOI: