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If it's not funny. What are you all fucking laughing at. Every. Two. Seconds. Fuck off.
does my head in
I can deal with more. The problem is exactly when it's overused and you notice it more than anything else.
Red dwarf makes me feel uneasy without it
What's better than laughter?
Something about canning, I guess.
I reckon fraser would seem just as weird without the laughter
but thats shit as well. its only acceptable viewing first thing in the morning when you're still trying to wake up with your tea and toast.
yeah im no fraser fan either, just picked it out as a fairly acclaimed comedy that has a laugh track, any sitcom that uses one will seem weird without it because the pauses become awkward silences
if that's the case, i don't know whether that would make writing 20-25 minutes of script easier or more difficult.
doesn't have a laugh track, probably has the most expert physical comedy beats and general mugging to studio audience of any sit-com. for shame.
is just a horrible, horrible tv show
Made me question how much I actually dislike studio audience laughter, I mean obviously the typical Sitcom format relies on it but that really showed how much some series need it to stop it from appearing awkward.
'the laughter of the dead echoes through the walls'
or something similar.
But I am fully aware I am probably being manipulated by the laugh track
it's an Aaron Sorkin sitcom, made between 1998 and 2000, so it just about predated that whole thing with the single camera / no laughter track style becoming popular.
the first season had a laughter track, but it was really odd and distant. almost like an afterthought, and down in the sound mixes just enough so you notice it's there but not so you pay it much attention. i presume they didn't want one at all and this was the way of getting around it, but it was really odd to watch.
disappeared for the second season though, and it took me about six episodes to notice.
if a show's predicated on everyone speaking in quips and punchlines it still seems reasonable, if a bit old fashioned... but there's a lot of Nineties comedy like Seinfeld, League of Gentleman, Partridge etc that could have done without it, clearly it's writing tat's changed in the last 20 years, not the style of presenting it.
Less funny in fact. Maybe it is because we have spent our whole lives watching programmes with canned laughter, even the Flintstones did I believe? As long as it is a laughter track (so real people laughing at it, either in the studio or to a screening) and not the canned stuff that laughs at fucking EVERYTHING, then I have no problem.
Definitely my favourite
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