This assignment will be similar to the rhetorical analysis assignment. Instead of analyzing a commercial, for the research paper assignment you will analyze and contextualize a television show; specifically, you will select an episode of the television series Friends, which originally aired from 1994-2004. There are about 236 episodes to choose from, and they are approximately 22 minutes each. Think about genre (situation comedy). Examine the time period, social context. Why was the show so popular? Who is the (intended) audience? What’s important about this particular episode? Examine this episode within the context of the overall series as well as the culture. What rhetorical strategies or devices are used? Support your points with secondary sources (sources written about Friends, and….