Short Takes: Aug. 3, 1992


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You have to say this about Fox sitcoms: They've certainly got a style. RACHEL GUNN, R.N., the network's new Sunday-night entry, displays all the earmarks that TV critics have grown to know and hate: broad gags, crass caricatures and a nervy avoidance of sentimentality. The show, set in a kooky hospital, has no pretensions to realism, or even to common sense, and the jokes seem a quaint throwback to an earlier comedy era ("You can call me a doubting Thomas -- or you can call me Marlo Thomas . . ."). What makes it work is the zingy...

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