For academics interested in comedy, it demonstrates how humour theory
and Bakhtin's concept of the carnivalesque can be applied to contemporary TV comedy, but also combines these approaches very successfully with framing theory.
In the end, Greimas' theory was not deeply fertilizing for either metaphor or humour theory, although he has undoubtedly remained a classic for semioticians.
Cognitive-linguistic invasion in the kingdom of humour theory
Lawrence La Fave concludes that by this "egocentric, competitive interpretation of superiority humour theory, the individual is amused only when he feels triumphant and/or another person looks bad in comparison with himself.
Maesen, "Superiority, Enhanced Self-Esteem, and Perceived Incongruity Humour Theory," in Antony J.