Friday, April 03, 2015

The long, strange history of the laugh track

The long, strange history of the laugh track 

6 comments:

Deb said...

Not long ago on Antiques Roadshow someone brought in an original laugh machine they found, I believe, in a storage unit.

Unknown said...

I found a penny last week.

Deb said...

Yeah, this was appraised for a bit more than that:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/201001A13.html

/Clip was originally broadcast in 2011, but I know I saw a rerun of it not too long ago.

Unknown said...

I could never find that many pennies.

Jeff Meyerson said...

I always think of the scene in ANNIE HALL where Tony Roberts is telling his people, "Now give me a really big laugh here."

I hate laugh tracks.

Jeff

Deb said...

And the Woody Allen says, "Is there a boo on that thing?"