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    Why Sitcoms Stopped Using Laugh Tracks



    For the better half of the last century, multi-cam sitcoms across television relied on the laugh track to make TV shows better. Thanks to the laff box by Charley Douglass, favorite shows from Friends to Seinfeld would use canned laughter to sweeten the comedy. But over the last 10 years, the laugh track has disappeared almost entirely.

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    Most series no longer have dramatic musical themes or opening credit scenes either.

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    Those Laugh Tracks were always terrible!

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    So are the audiences. Laughing at the end of every stupid one-liner and setup. I don't watch sitcoms any longer. Nothing since about 2005 or so.
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