Breaking the Fourth Wall (in comedy)

Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell), daughter Hailey (Sarah Hyland) and wife Claire (Julie Bowen) fill us in.

No, we’re not talking about house remodeling here, but rather something most of us don’t think about as we watch the characters in a film, play, or on TV. Whether we’re watching them interact in a living room, bedroom, office, or other setting, we are essentially viewing them through an invisible “fourth wall.” After all, if every production set retained all four walls, we wouldn’t be afforded a very good view of the action…

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Pop Culture historian, Freelance Writer, Author, specializing in American comedy history in films, radio, and TV. Beatles and jazz enthusiast, animal lover.

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Garry Berman

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Pop Culture historian, Freelance Writer, Author, specializing in American comedy history in films, radio, and TV. Beatles and jazz enthusiast, animal lover.

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