Term Paper Proposal – Dr. Katz

At the moment, for my term paper I would like to write about the animated television series, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. A friend recommended it to me and I have only seen a couple of the episodes, so for the paper I will focus on the first two seasons. I wanted to focus on a show a little more obscure. It aired on Comedy Central from 1995 to 1999, and had six seasons. It is a half-hour show with commercial breaks and follows a similar format each episode. Dr. Katz has actors and comedians as his patients, and has an unemployed 25-year-old son. It was sort of the precursor for Adult Swim type animated shows. It is a style of show that would seem to fit well on HBO and its production has ties to HBO, so that is something I could explore definitely. I am worried there is not a lot of scholarly material on it, but I would like to give it a shot.

If it doesn’t work out then I would write about Curb, another show I do not have a lot of experience with, but find to be quality and entertaining and on HBO.

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