A sitcom "turn" is a writing device used by tv sitcom writers. As described by Friends
producer Alexia Young, it basically goes something like this: opposition
. She pointed out that every show does it, but the bad ones do it a lot.
Here is an example:
INT. APARTMENT - NIGHT
A man and a woman are having a romantic evening at home. They are sitting at a table by candlelight.
I will not go golfing with you father - it's boring and painful. Never ever --
The woman stands as he continues talking.
-- ever would I put my self through --
A shot of the woman from behind (unless of course this is airing in Europe). She drops whatever clothing she has on to the floor.
The man has a stupid grin on his face.
EXT. GOLF COURSE - DAY
The man and the woman's father are standing at the first tee.