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SitCombat: 1/19/12

30 Rock took the first SitCombat win of 2012, but Tina Fey and company didn’t have to tangle with Archer. The much-anticipated return of the FX comedy comes after a strong run to end the second season, followed by a … Continue reading

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The Return of SitCombat

I figured the season premiere of 30 Rock was as good a time as any to renew the weekly comedy showdown known as “SitCombat.” Archer comes back next week, so the opening contest of the year will be a one-on-one … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 4/28/11 (Or: On the Narrative Integrity of The Office)

Archer wrapped up last week after nearly winning four straight to end its season. We’re therefore down to two: 30 Rock, and the (crying) elephant in the (melancholy) room—The Office.  I have a feeling picking a victor in tonight’s SitCombat … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 4/21/11

All three shows were new again tonight.  Would Archer’s season finale be enough to propel the FX animated show to an improbable fourth consecutive victory?  Would The Office take the crown as Steve Carell’s long goodbye continues?  Or perhaps 30 … Continue reading

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SitCombat 3/17/11

I wasn’t originally planning on doing a SitCombat article this week.  Two reasons: One, the NCAA Tournament takes precedence over my viewing schedule.  Two, I thought 30 Rock was going to be another rerun this week.  It turns out, it … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 2/24/11

Yesterday was quite a day around these parts.*  I can think of no better way to follow up an academic-style commentary about the Obama Administration’s decision to cease defending DOMA than with an analysis of the relative merits of three … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 2/17/11

Can the long-awaited cinematic tale of Michael Scarn top defending champ 30 Rock, or will Sterling Archer’s own action / intrigue (and Burt Reynolds references) allow upstart Archer to take the crown from venerable and little-watched NBC fare? Here’s how … Continue reading

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SitCombat

I only watch about eight television shows on anything resembling a regular basis.  I realized recently that three of those shows are sitcoms airing on Thursday nights. I usually watch all three and informally think to myself, “Show X won … Continue reading

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