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Scrotal Recall: an infectious and very clever concept

The new sitcom, in which a young man visits former lovers, alphabetically, to inform them that he has a venereal disease, uses its seemingly rigid structure to great comic effect

While plot and dialogue are crucial to the success of a drama or comedy, much of the discussion during writing and editing involves structure: how can it be made to be seem logical and even inevitable that this scene follows that one and that the story begins and ends where it does? And a multipart drama or comedy raises the extra question of which material appears in which episode. In sitcoms, where the characters and basic scenario are often more or less identical at the start of each part, it is not uncommon for the order of the episodes to be shuffled just before transmission because of judgments over entry points or impact.

One way of negating such debates is a concept or novelty structure.

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