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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
The lady is a frustrated mom expressing her disappointment with her son’s latest video that shows him jumping over an obstacle in a shopping cart.

“That’s so 2005,” she tells him. “Do something funny!”

That advice comes from an AT&T commercial. However, Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says it could just as well be aimed at most of the current sitcom producers.

It’s not that they are failing to do funny things, Sokolsky says. But they are just the same funny things everyone has been doing for years.

The real shame, he adds, is that performances in these sitcoms may be better than ever. And he wonders “what might happen if the scripts ever catch up with them.”
Episode Date: April 20, 2012
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