I saw an episode of The Flinstones the other night and thought, “why the crap does this thing have a laugh track?” Usually a show will sport fake laughter because its not funny enough on its own. It needs something that triggers a primal instinct in us to think something is funny as long as others seem to be laughing at it before we do.
But then I thoght, Seinfeld seems to be an AWESOME show, and it had a laugh track…or at least a studio audience. So its not always true that a show must suck if it has one. But The Flintsones? There are no REAL people there to laugh! I just don’t get it. Hence the comic.