Every 5 years or so I try watching a network comedy
to see if they've gotten funny yet.
To help me know where it's supposed to be funny, they
were thoughtful enough play a highly compressed laugh
track after every "joke". This is supposed to make me go
"Hu? What? Am I supposed to laugh
with all those other
people now? Oh, ok. HAHA!"
So since the laugh track is supposed to be kind of like
training wheels to help you out, how about having a
track that's kind of funny itself?
You could have that smarmy forced smile "a-ha a-ha a-
sarcastic laugh, really stupid sounding "heyuck heyuck"
laughs like Goofy from the old Disney cartoons. Sheep
braying would be appropriate and ironic. My favorite
be some kind of angry yelling like when somebody's
"OH VERY FUNNY!! HA HA HA!"
This might increase my viewing time from 2
minutes to 4.