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Narration in Miranda

by Christine Becker

Miranda Hart has said the asides in her sitcom Miranda are heavily influenced by 1970s sitcom conventions and classic British TV comedians like Morecambe and Wise, but the show doesn’t feel like a relic of the past. It feels quite contemporary, in fact, even not far off from what single-cams have been credited with innovating, such as use of asides to the camera, quick cutaways, and self-conscious narrational moments. Here is a scene where love interest Gary busts into a therapy session with Miranda and her mom. Watch the scene and then note in retrospect how the audience reacts according to multi-cam rules, even though there’s been a single-cam-esque temporal manipulation in production.

Narration in Miranda

A narrational trick in Miranda.

from Miranda (2010)
Creator: Miranda Hart
Distributor: BBC Two
Posted by Christine Becker