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The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (1998)
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The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (1998)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer is an American sitcom that aired on UPN in 1998. Before it was even debuted, the series set off a storm of controversy because of a perceived light-hearted take on the issue of American slavery.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: sitcom, american civil war, politics, political intrigue, boss and employee, head of state, state affairs
Time: 19th century

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DAG (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: DAG is an American sitcom that aired from November 2000 to May 2001 on NBC. It was named after its star, David Alan Grier, who stars as United States Secret Service agent Jerome Daggett. Daggett's name, in turn, is a back-formation. The show ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 90s
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Spin City (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Spin City is a smart, sophisticated sitcom about the behind-the-scenes workings of City Hall in the biggest city in America. Workaholic Mike Flaherty is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, serving as Mayor Randall Winston's key strategist and ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: mayor, politics, sitcom, right hand man, boss and employee, workplace situations, media satire, state affairs, politically correct, media, secretary, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Yes, Prime Minister (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: James Hacker MP the Government's bumbling minister for Administrative Affairs is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have possibly have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private ...
Style: not serious, humorous, clever, talky, cynical ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
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That's My Bush! (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: That's My Bush! is an American comedy television series that aired on Comedy Central from April 4 to May 23, 2001. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, best known for also creating South Park, the series centers on the fictitious personal ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: politics, sitcom, parody, white house, media, disorder, head of state, state affairs, goofy hero, couple relations, maid, usa president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Thick of It (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, talky, cynical ...
Plot: sitcom, politics, state affairs, power relations, government official, political intrigue, mishap, stupidity, workplace situations, coworker, workplace, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Yes Minister (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: politics, sitcom, secretary, politician, minister, workplace situations, government official, dishonesty, workplace, dimwit, boss and employee, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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1600 Penn (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: 1600 Penn is an American single camera television comedy series about a dysfunctional family living in the White House. The series stars Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman and Josh Gad. Gad, along with Jason Winer and Jon Lovett jointly created the central ...
Style: talky, realistic, humorous, not serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, politics, white house, family problems, teenage life, state affairs, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, head of state, usa president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Utopia (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic
Plot: sitcom, office, disorder, workplace situations, workplace, political satire, politics, government agency, bureaucracy, incompetence, workplace humor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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The Royal Family (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Royal Family is an American sitcom starring Redd Foxx and Della Reese. The series was created and produced by Eddie Murphy, as part of a development deal Murphy had with CBS, and produced by Paramount Television, the television arm of Paramount ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, georgia
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Jenny (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Jenny is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1997 to 1998. The series was intended to be a star vehicle for Playboy Playmate Jenny McCarthy. It was rated TV-MA.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: hollywood, sitcom, showbiz, inheritance
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york
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Barbershop (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Calvin Palmer is the owner of a barbershop on the Southside of Chicago. Reluctantly inheriting the neighborhood establishment and popular hangout from his father, he juggles his responsibilities to his clients, his family, and his community as a ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Neues aus der Anstalt (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Neues aus der Anstalt is a political cabaret program on German television station ZDF, hosted by Urban Priol and Frank-Markus Barwasser, who replaced Georg Schramm. Broadcast monthly since 2007, it usually features three guest cabaret artists in ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Horrible Histories (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, History
Country: UK
Story: Based on the best-selling children's books and liberally splattered with guts, blood and poo, a group of British comedians offer an anarchic and unconventional take on some of history's most gruesome and funny moments, with topics ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
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Time: 15th century, middle ages, 20th century, 21st century, 16th century ...
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The Hughleys (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Hughleys is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22, 1998 to April 28, 2000 and on the UPN network from September 11, 2000 to May 20, 2002. It starred comedian D. L. Hughley as the main character, Darryl Hughley, and Elise Neal as ...
Style: offbeat, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
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Time: 90s
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Twenty Twelve (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: realistic, talky, humorous, semi serious
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Life with Bonnie (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The host of the local morning talk show Morning Chicago creatively balances family commitment—to her husband John, a hard-working family practice doctor, and their three young children— and career obligations.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, artists and showbiz, parents and children, media, ambition, relationship vs career, tv show, family relations, couples, family life, family, irish american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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Bagdad Cafe (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Bagdad Cafe is an American television sitcom starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Stapleton. The series premiered March 30, 1990 on CBS. The show is based on the 1987 Percy Adlon film Bagdad Cafe.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Sophie (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, semi serious, canadian humor
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 94
LateLine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven unaired episodes. Created by John Markus and Al Franken, LateLine depicted the behind-the-scenes ...
Style: offbeat, clever, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
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Time: 90s
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42%
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The Jane Show (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Jane Show is a Canadian television sitcom produced by Shaftesbury Films that was shown on Global from 2006 to 2007. The series stars Teresa Pavlinek as Jane Black, an aspiring novelist who takes a corporate job after her life undergoes a major ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, canadian humor
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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42%
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Norm (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Norm Show is an American television sitcom that ran from 1999 through 2001 on the ABC television network.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
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Dear John (1988)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic, based on british tv series
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Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mulaney (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Set in New York, and based on the life and stand-up comedy of John Mulaney, this multi-camera laffer follows an aspiring comedian coming of age under the influence of his boss, his roommates and his neighbors.
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, humorous, witty
Plot: friendship, sitcom, coming of age, performer's life, roommate, neighbor, stand up comedian, ladies man, short lived
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Roc Live (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Roc is an American comedy-drama television series which ran on Fox from August 1991 to May 1994. The series stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as his wife Eleanor.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: sitcom, politics, family life, network, society, collector, working class, social issues, black family, african american, scavenger, live broadcast
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mama's Family (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the cranky, argumentative Thelma.
Style: offbeat, realistic, semi serious, humorous, based on sketch comedy
Plot: sitcom, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, teenage life, family problems, parents and children, adult virgin, friends, family relations, family, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.8
 105
Emeril (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Emeril is a shot-lived American sitcom that aired on NBC in 2001. The series stars chef Emeril Lagasse playing himself as the star of a TV cooking show.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: sitcom, cooking, chef, nothing goes right, celebrity culture, cooking and food, reality tv, television flop, short lived, fictional reality show
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Drunk History (2013)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.
Style: humorous, talky, realistic, absurd, mumblecore ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american history, drunk, cultural icon, americana, state affairs, parody, absurd humor, guest, political satire, comedian, interview, joke ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fanciful series about an aspiring writer who imagines alternative life scenarios while working for a big company.
Style: biting, realistic, cynical, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: sitcom, lifestyle, supportive coworker, hapless, power relations, dull life, office, obnoxious boss, writer's life, workplace situations, love and romance, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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