Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
This thesis explores the impact of the television show Mike & Molly on the modern debate related to fat in America. The thesis uses the work of Michel Foucault as well as disability scholars such as Lennard Davis and feminist scholars such as bell hooks to examine how a comedy show like Mike & Molly can further disenfranchise fat people in society. The thesis shows that fat makes people an Other in society, and television shows and other forms of comedy that mock those who are fat just reinforce that Other status.
Mike & Molly (Television program) - Criticism.
Johnson, Maureen Elizabeth, "Mike & Molly -- An Other World" (2013). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 544.