IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis –Jiminy Glick video

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Text: “Jiminy Glick interview with Jerry Seinfeld.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE2utktZ92Y

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • The video is clearly humorous but you should be able to identify sub-categories of humor (black humor, slapstick, etc.)
  • The interview format is often used for promotional interviews of entertainers. Even the setting is very similar (if not the same) as these interviews which are often done in hotel suites.
  • These kinds of interviews are often very mild and bland which makes this one stand out even more.
  • The humor come from the interaction between the two participants and this is enhance by the physical comedy of the Jiminy Glick (Martin Short)

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