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Laugh Tracks In TV Shows Are Ridiculous

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by melvinj0, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. melvinj0

    melvinj0 Gold Belt

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    I mean I understand when it's a show that was shot in front of an audience, I still don't like it but I understand it, but when its just added in on top of the show its like WTF?

    Do some people really need a heads up as to when they should laugh?
     
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    Most of those shows would not be awkward if there was no audience. That's because they aren't funny. Except Seinfeld, of course.
     
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    Agree, TS. I dont care for it either.
     
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    Sometimes they can be annoying. Especially if you think of how many there are per show. Like 80 times in 30 minutes.
     
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    I love sitcoms, but laugh tracks are outdated.
     
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    Holy shit, that is hysterical!
     
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    Saw this thread just as I turned on HIMYM. A great show that's been utterly destroyed by the laugh track...
     
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    That was hilarious
     
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    I agree, for the longest time I thought I hated that show then I realized I just hated that laugh track so much it took away from the show and made the jokes seem lame.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    It's weird when I hear the same distinct deep laugh from Sanford and Son on a show Today...
     
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    You actually need it as it sets ambiance- Youtube sitcoms with out laugh track and the jokes do not become funny.

    Its like horror movies, take out the background music and the scares stop.
     
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    Thought the same when I saw Big Bang Theory. Modern Family is a good example of not needing a track.
     
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    But how will we know when to laugh if not told ?

    :p

    is Big Bang Theory shot before an audience or does it use a laugh track ? Because I swear it sounds so fake / canned.

    Also consider the people you hear laughing were probably recorded decades ago and are dead now. Not so funny anymore, eh ?
     
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    If a show is good/funny, it doesn't really matter to me if it has a laugh track or not, as I'll most likely find most of the jokes funny, anyway. Shitty shows are shitty shows, laugh track or not.
     
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    Live studio audience is good but canned laughter sucks. Same goes for green beans.
     
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    I disagree. I feel that canned green beans are the best way to make a proper green bean casserole. The string beans just don't get soft enough otherwise.

    But yeah, real audience is the best.
     
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    I've actually never had a green bean casserole. I might look online and check out some recipes.
     

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