Tag: Sitcom

Why Are Laugh Tracks Still a Thing? 

Why Are Laugh Tracks Still a Thing? 

By the mid 1960’s, Douglass’ laugh tracks were eminent; shows like The Brady Bunch and My Three Sons are practically showcases of his work. But even at the time, the use of laugh tracks was derided by some creatives. Bob Unger told Billboard Magazine in 1955 that laugh tracks were a “necessary evil”, as at-home audiences still expected live studio audiences for their favorite shows. But as the years have gone by and comedy has continued to evolve, most of us now see canned laughter as an oft-grating relic of the past, representing a bygone era of comedy. So why do some shows still use it?

Kenan Thompson’s Milestone of 1500 Sketches on SNL

Kenan Thompson’s Milestone of 1500 Sketches on SNL

Kenan Thompson reached a milestone accomplishment of performing in 1500 sketches on Saturday Night Live on March 5. The veteran comedian, who has been a part of the SNL cast since 2003, performed his 1500th skit, “Home Repair Show” before receiving a backstage celebration from cast and crewmates, applauding the star for his amazing accomplishment.

An Honest Review of “How I Met your Father” from a “How I Met Your Mother” Fan

An Honest Review of “How I Met your Father” from a “How I Met Your Mother” Fan

How I Met Your Father is a stand-alone spin-off of one of the best sitcoms of all time, How I Met Your Mother. How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM), aired in 2005 and lasted nine iconic seasons, follows the main character Ted Mosby and his group of friends, Marshal, Lily and Barney in New York City’s Manhattan. The show starts in the year 2030 where an older Ted Mosby is telling his two children the story of how he met their mother.

The Genius in Love Survives for Only a Few Seasons

The Genius in Love Survives for Only a Few Seasons

“The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia” is a multi-camera sitcom on Netflix that follows a teen rocket scientist named Ashley Garcia who moves into her uncle’s home to experience life as a typical teenager. Created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland, this lovable series only survived for two seasons. Netflix decided to opt out of the third season, leaving the show to end with a holiday special. The show, while not widely popular, garnered good reviews in the younger community.

Top 5 new tv shows this Fall

Top 5 new tv shows this Fall

Guys With Kids (NBC) Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8:30/7:30c Tired of shows about women entering motherhood? Then check out this new refreshing comedy from Jimmy Fallon. It’s about guys with kids. Starring Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson and Zach Cregger. The three pals all live in the same apartment building and are learning the ropes […]

In Want of More Money, Modern Family Finally Get Their Contracts Settled

In Want of More Money, Modern Family Finally Get Their Contracts Settled

The cast of hit comedy, Modern Family, has finally agreed to drop a lawsuit against the ABC show after the producers and cast finally came to a negotiation over salaries. Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara were all upset over their contracts and were holding out for $200,000 per […]

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