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Watch an entire episode of one of the following TV shows: The Honeymooners, Leave It To Beaver, Father Knows Best, or I Love Lucy. You may watch ONE episode of ONE of these series – not necessarily the first one that comes up here. Just make sure you document (cite) for me which episode you are watching.
Compose a 400-600 word essay answering the following questions.
1. Describe the plot of the episode.
2. How are the women portrayed in the episode?
3. What type of lifestyle did women lead in the 1950s, according to the television series? How accurate was this portrayal?
4. How does this episode’s portrayal of women differ from how women are portrayed in the entertainment industry today and what does this indicate about changes in American society?
Leave It To Beaver – https://vimeo.com/search?q=leave%20it%20to%20beaver
The Honeymooners – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+honeymooners+full+episodes
Father Knows Best – https://www.shoutfactorytv.com/father-knows-best/short-wave/53cd482069702d27d3722b00
I Love Lucy – Free episodes of this series are becoming increasing difficult to find. You are welcome to search for one and watch it – be sure to provide the link for me. Be sure it is an entire episode also, not a trailer or promotional ad.
There are many complete episodes of all of these shows on youtube.com so feel free to use any episode for one of the 4 shows listed above.
You MUST cite the specific episode and the link to where you found it!
Submission must reflect a deep understanding of the material (video). Thoughtful, purpose writing of approximately 500 words or more with properly cited sources and few, if any, grammatical or spelling mistakes. Use only 1-inch margins, Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced type, and cite all sources using Chicago style format.