The emergence of narrative in "The silly spider monkey fiasco"
Williams, Trevor Nathan
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This paper will investigate the emergence of narrative over the course of sixteen episodes of the sketch comedy program, "The Silly Spider Monkey Fiasco.” In investigating this emergence, it will analyze how "SSMF" was adapted and furthered the innovative format of the 1970's BBC program, "Monty Python’s Flying Circus," by incorporating linking devices to enhance the viewer’s satisfaction in watching the show and the creator’s enjoyment of constructing it. This study will explore the reasons for the effectiveness of narrative and linking devices in these programs from an informed theoretical background in creative, humor, and narrative theory. Finally, this paper will break down the creative process of the writer in his construction of the SSMF scripts as well as the thesis, itself.