• I don't really mind the canned laughter. It feels like that sometimes, it's just part of comedy.
  • I've always disliked it. What's more, it's probably the same canned laughter they used in the 60s.
  • Annoying & unnecessary.
  • I think it makes people think things are funny when it actually is not. I think it is unfair.
  • I can't abide it. I also despise commercials. Commercial television treats viewers as moneybags waiting to be shaken and dried out. Canned laughter is supposed to tell viewers what is and isn't funny. I know what's funny and what's not funny to me. My intelligence doesn't need to be insulted by fatcats who think I'm an endless money supply for them.
  • I don't mind it because it's mostly on those old 50's & 60's sitcoms and they're worth the bit of irritation canned laughter adds to them.
  • I've never liked it. I think it's dumb.
  • I hate it!
  • When you can totally tell they are not on front of a live audience I hate it. I love Lucy has real and canned laughter. Back than they use the same ones for all the shows. There a lady saying uh-oh! Its too funny.
  • Personally, I don't care if they use it or not. I haven't watched a television situation comedy on a regular basis since Home Improvement went off the air in 1999. Even at that, I hadn't been watching it regularly for quite a while before it did finally go off the air. It seems to me that there hasn't been a sitcom that has appealed to me since.
  • You mean a laugh track? Yeah, I absolutely hate it and don't usually watch shows that have them.
  • It doesn't bother me at all. It was used in "I Love Lucy". In fact I think it adds some background. Desi and Lucy made a movie called "The Long Long Trailer". There wasn't a laugh track. I think if the movie had a laugh track, it would have been better. It felt hollow. "Andy Griffith" used a laugh track also. I think laugh tracks have their place. I wouldn't turn off a TV show based on the laugh track.
  • I'd rather hear real people laugh when something is actually funny. and I think that people in television must think everyone is stupid. do you really need to suggest to us when it's supposed to be funny? if it is, we'll laugh. if not, we'll turn it off and your show will get cancelled. treat us the way most of us are, educated adults who know when shows suck and when they don't.
  • not at all!
  • It's not really necessary in my opinion - Take a show like Extras! or Curb your enthusiasm - no laugh tracks - GREAT shows :)
  • No. Simply no. If something's funny, I'll laugh. If it's not, I won't. I don't need an exec telling me what's supposed to be funny. In fact, it's annoying.
  • I think it does, although most people would want to say the opposite. It works on your unconscious. It can still be annoying, though.
  • I can not stand it it often ruins the program for me. Another is the Loud music played to the point I cannot hear or understand what is being said. Old movies didn't have music when people were talking and they could be understood.
  • not sure what you mean by that
  • Annoying sometimes yes. I just tune it out. There are more important things to get myself in a dither about. I worry about climate change. I hate trophy hunters. I worry about animal abuse. Canned laughter doesn't rank high on my list of important topics.

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