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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 06:42 PM Reply

I like The Office: One reason is that there is no laugh track.

Same with Scrubs make in the day.


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 06:43 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 06:42 PM, CresIsis wrote: I like The Office: One reason is that there is no laugh track.

Same with Scrubs make in the day.

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 06:48 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 02:29 PM, Scintillating wrote: Are you calling Seinfeld unfunny?

It isn't funny.

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 06:49 PM Reply

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 07:40 PM Reply

TV stations think that because ppl hear laughter they'll be like OMG LOL!!@?!@!?>!#?!#!@ which is why the jokes are so unfunny all the fucking time (i'm lookin' at YOU Disney)


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 08:42 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 02:29 PM, Scintillating wrote: Are you calling Seinfeld unfunny?

The show did became outdated.

Then again same can apply with other comedy shows from that time, but it doesn't mean I can't enjoy them, especially "Married: With Children!"


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 09:27 PM Reply

sort of unrelated to the main topic but I have a fact for ya all. A lot of shows with a laughing track are recycling old ones, super old ones.. Meaning if you're laughing with a track, you're probably listening to a crowd o' corpses. Same deal with the wilhelm scream. Dates back decades and decades and I believe the original actor has snuffed it since.

Anyway, no, Red Dwarf amend Fawlty Towers are shining examples of laughing tracks not being a problem.

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 09:29 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 09:27 PM, Rumsworth wrote:
Anyway, no, Red Dwarf amend Fawlty Towers are shining examples of laughing tracks not being a problem.

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 09:40 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 05:35 PM, The-Great-One wrote:

. If there aren't any bloopers or mistakes in the scene then the laughter is real. Fuck Whose Line Is It Anyway used cues for laughter from their audience!


Watch their bloopers. Its so fucking hilarious


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 09:41 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 02:29 PM, Scintillating wrote: Are you calling Seinfeld unfunny?

good point. That show was great.

At 4/2/13 02:30 PM, Otto wrote: Also Fawlty Towers don't fuck wit it

That show is fantastic.


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 09:44 PM Reply

Look at me
Look at me and tell me that The IT Crowd wasn't funny

:Also, did you really expect a live action kid's movie from Disney to be good?


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:02 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 05:20 PM, Lemonardo wrote: Bazinga.

this is very good show

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:10 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 10:02 PM, dx5231 wrote:
At 4/2/13 05:20 PM, Lemonardo wrote: Bazinga.
this is very good show

Show started pissing people off when teenagers started believing they were physicists after watching it. Taught "nerd kids" everywhere about Schrödinger's cat and now the world won't shut up about it

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:15 PM Reply

The tv sitcom peaked at Seinfeld.

They might as well have stopped making new sitcoms after Seinfeld, if you ask me.

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:17 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 10:15 PM, Darthdenim wrote: The tv sitcom peaked at Seinfeld.

They might as well have stopped making new sitcoms after Seinfeld, if you ask me.

It also had the thing that made Married With Children so good.

It lacked all the maudlin, sentimental, sappy bullshit that plagued every other sitcom.

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:17 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 10:10 PM, Rumsworth wrote:
At 4/2/13 10:02 PM, dx5231 wrote:
At 4/2/13 05:20 PM, Lemonardo wrote: Bazinga.
this is very good show
Show started pissing people off when teenagers started believing they were physicists after watching it. Taught "nerd kids" everywhere about SchrÃf¶dinger's cat and now the world won't shut up about it

I could be wrong, but I thought the whole Schrodinger's cat thing was supposed to be satire that everyone ended up taking seriously.


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:18 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 09:44 PM, EnnuiEngram wrote: Look at me
Look at me and tell me that The IT Crowd wasn't funny

i have something to admit...

i didn't like the it crowd

pleasedont flame me ;(

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:35 PM Reply

I wouldn't necessarily say that laughter in the background makes a program "unfunny." There are plenty of shows that I like(d) which have laughter. Granted, these probably would have been better without it, but normally I don't even notice. I'm fairly confident laugh tracks came about as a way to simulate a live performance. These are my favorite with the laughter:

1. Andy Griffith
2. The Cosby Show
3. Family Matters
4. The Flintstones
5. Home Improvement

And these without:

1. Abbott and Costello
2. Malcolm in the Middle
3. Everybody Hates Chris
4. The Office
5. 30 Rock


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:38 PM Reply

its funny to me and thats what matters, so refrain from trying to "tell it like it is" you douche

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:39 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 10:35 PM, Cynical-Charlotte wrote:

1. Andy Griffith
2. The Cosby Show
3. Family Matters
4. The Flintstones
5. Home Improvement

It never made any sense to me for a cartoon to have a laugh track.

Who's laughing?! There's no studio audience watching this being filmed, it's a cartoon!

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:40 PM Reply

Friends.

Come on. Goes without saying surely.


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 10:50 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 10:40 PM, Gagsy wrote: Friends.

Come on. Goes without saying surely.

I actually had this conversation today. My friend love's friends and I had to make her turn it off because I couldn't stand the "HEHEHEAHHAHAHAHAHA" every time anyone fucking said anything. They didn't have to be funny....or even try and make a joke. The laugh track was after every god damned sentence

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 2nd, 2013 @ 11:01 PM Reply

At 4/2/13 10:18 PM, Crink wrote:
At 4/2/13 09:44 PM, EnnuiEngram wrote: Look at me
Look at me and tell me that The IT Crowd wasn't funny
i have something to admit...

i didn't like the it crowd

pleasedont flame me ;(

Are you feeling alright? The IT Crowd lawsuit episode had me laughing so hard I probably could've suffocated. Are you sure you didn't like it SO much that it's scrambled your brains?

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:15 AM Reply

At 4/2/13 10:35 PM, Cynical-Charlotte wrote: 1. Abbott and Costello
2. Malcolm in the Middle

fuck yeah

At 4/2/13 10:39 PM, Darthdenim wrote:
4. The Flintstones
It never made any sense to me for a cartoon to have a laugh track.

Who's laughing?! There's no studio audience watching this being filmed, it's a cartoon!

Scooby Doo as well.


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:28 AM Reply

The laugh track here makes it more funny.

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 3rd, 2013 @ 12:40 AM Reply

The "laugh track" as we know it was invented during the early days of television as a bridge between shows which were *truly* enacted before live audiences in studios and those which were filmed like crocodile teeth - one episode, then another, then another, in the same week - with no audience present to laugh (or sigh, or shit or fart).

In my opinion, it's been obsolete since The Dick Van Dyke Show and I Love Lucy.

Problem is, we've been so conditioned to being cued to laugh (or sigh or shit or fart) that we're uncomfortable without the laugh track.

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 3rd, 2013 @ 02:52 AM Reply

I often find shows more funny when there's a laughter track over them.


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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 3rd, 2013 @ 04:30 AM Reply

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Response to Show uses laughter track = unfunny Apr. 3rd, 2013 @ 10:06 AM Reply

It is unfunny, but it seems to be a mostly american thing these days