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320 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by falconwing

Would the various comedies on TV and Cable be as funny if they didn`t have the `canned` laugh tracks to tell us how funny they are?
I was curious why they bother with the laugh tracks at all.


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18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 6/14/02 - 8:13:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hahaha yes!
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/23/02 - 8:35:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most shows on TV aren't funny anyway.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/2/02 - 3:24:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
They only have the canned laugh so you know when you are "supposed" laugh, if they didnt have it then people would just assume they were bad dramas. The canned laughter is amusing tho.
18 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/2/02 - 3:25:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
the laugh tracks help, sometimes i forget to laugh, they remind me
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 9/8/02 - 1:04:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes they're actually better WITHOUT the laughter put on.
18 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 9/8/02 - 1:25:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
tha tlaughter really annoys me, theres no need to have it verytime they do something.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 2/5/05 - 7:10:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I agree that they're better without.

It grates *so* much when they have canned laughter that is over the top at mediocre jokes, or at things that are not funny at all.

There are (albeit occasionally) comedies without laugh tracks, and they generally work well.




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