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Comedy is one of the main genres that films are classified as Comedyfilms entertain their audience by using the conventions of comedyPenelope Spheeris Waynes World and Mark Waters Mean Girls are twoexamples of comedy films Waynes World and Mean Girls are both situation comedies with slapstickA way that slapstick is used in these two films is through running gagsRunning gags are jokes that create comedy because they are repeatedthroughout the film In Mean Girls upon Cadys arrival at high schoolshe steps out onto the road and is almost hit by a bus The second timewhere this occurs is when Regina and Cady are fighting and while Reginais on the road yelling at Cady she actually gets hit by a bus The lastof this running gag refers back to the first one but instead the newsophomore plastics are almost hit by the bus This running gag is almost like the theme of Mean Girls When Cady isalmost hit by a bus it means that she is stepping into a new world andmust be ready to face problems Cady makes bad decisions at high schoolresulting in Regina getting hit by a bus leaving Cady to reflect on herbad choices Also at the end the sophomore plastics quickly jump backonto the path so that the bus does not run them over this is after Cadyresolves everything and it shows that she has learnt her lessonIn the scene where Regina is hit by a bus surrealism and the absurdkicks in She is advancing towards Cady while yelling at her butsuddenly she gets hit by a bus Regina is then seen looking perfectlyfine having only fractured her spine The technique of this conventionis moving away from a realistic scene to a basically impossible one In Waynes World Waynes obsessive ex-girlfriend Stacy creates therunning gag When she sees Wayne at the cafe she stumbles a little whenshe makes her way over to him The next time Stacy is seen wearing whatlooks
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