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prerecorded laughter added to the soundtrack of a radio or television show

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While sitcom auteurs abandon the simulated community of ersatz laughter in pursuit of more sophisticated programming, the masses flock to richer, more expressive laugh tracks such as Facebook and Twitter.
That the laugh track has fallen into the hands of upstart outsiders is the sort of irony that deserves a mechanical chuckle of its own.
The laugh track is a curious American invention, still resisted by many countries.
when a TV father comes down to breakfast and says 'good morning', the laugh track has already started to giggle.
TV sitcoms ditch the laugh track, move in closer, for a more realistic look
Amid the coffee, the hot shower, the laugh tracks, the Baby Ruths, I have fews moments to feel deeply.
Don't think: Everyone would've been better off without the phony applause and laugh tracks.
The Life Should Imitate Art Platform: Television sitcom writer and producer Bill Prady has a vision for California that involves laugh tracks and soundstages.
There are no rim-shot moments or laugh tracks to prompt the viewers and none are needed.
The network is filling the gaps left by its early hits such as ``Melrose Place,'' ``Beverly Hills 90210'' and ``Party of Five'' with a new prime time soap, ``Pasadena,'' as well as filmed comedies that dispense with studio audiences and laugh tracks.
Fake and ``sweetened'' laugh tracks, made exponentially more raucous by turning up the volume knob on the anemic titters of a studio audience, have been a staple of television comedy ever since.
The season's only new hit comedy is ``Malcolm in the Middle,'' a family series that eschews laugh tracks and is shot with one camera, like TV dramas.
2) defends those irritating, obnoxious TV laugh tracks by stating ``it has been scientifically proven that when OTHER people laugh, you are much more likely to enjoy the scene or the joke than when you are laughing by yourself.
The best thing about it, in some ways, is its deadpan nonchalance - which stands in refreshing contrast to much of today's radio humor, where the comedians have an in-studio team to serve as human laugh tracks.