These issues are deserving of more extensive coverage elsewhere. What is important here is that the genre of comedy film, not only points to these issues, but it does it in a way that no other format could. The genre has an appeal to the mass market because of its comedic approach – it takes on serious issues and reveals critical awareness to a large number of people. While the drama genre of American film is always considered focuses serious, comedy films often not only spotlight serious issues, but they provoke our ability to think of solutions. However, there’s a “catch.” And we need to remember that when we watch film comedy like, Catch 22. Just as Yossarian might represent the individual, or you or me: the citizens of these great United States, while the syndicate created by Minderbinder is analogous to the corporation, and Colonel Cathcart to the Chairman or CFO, etc. We [the citizens] need to remember not to just sit by and watch the chaos. We can not only be entertained by comedy film, but we can be enlightened and take action. The conversation in the film that Capt. Yossarian has with Dr. ‘Doc’ Daneeka in order to get discharged from his flying duties, describes the catch:
We can’t just get caught up in the craziness of the world. We can’t just sit by – like in the film, when the nurses so involved in their conversation while attending to a soldier covered in a cast from head to toe, take the bottle of urine and replace it with the bottle of IV. Yossarian screams, we as citizens need to protest. We have to persist in our intellectual and emotional development, and in watching American film comedy, not forget the serious messages that are communicated.