The Death of Laugh Tracks

Drew Gooden

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    1. aesthetic asmr

      the criteria for your comment getting pinned differs so much in every video that every comment is insane for like the first 2 minutes

      1. Caio Rezei

        I honestly thought I was insane reading your comment, turns out it's just my dyslexia acting up and I read half of it out of order.

      2. Grea Blood

        I’ve always said that about whoopass

      3. Celestial Snail


      4. Chaitra K. S


      5. Snowleopard 0


    2. The reb-jedi Show

      Not enough people here know about letterkenny and it shows.

    3. Wil Decker

      Lack of talk about Seinfeld or Scrubs, two of the most popular tv comedies ever seems odd to me. It’s also weird to compare Friends to any show, like the Big Bang theory, that uses fake laughter since Friends actually had a live audience 95% of the time and rewrote jokes during shooting based on the audience reactions. Drew didn’t make that distinction in the last video about this either which is kinda disappointing and screws the results.

    4. Filip Orvik

      Don't shock me that HIMYM is lowest considering how at times it's as much of a drama as a comedy show. Also filled with music and stuff.

    5. Jazbo_14

      A show with a great mix of comedy and emotional storyline was Scrubs. What was really interesting about that show though was how far the shifts would take. In one scene you would have a completely crazy JD dream sequence and the next it would be about Brendan Fraser dying. But what was really interesting was that it never felt forced.

    6. Jazbo_14

      I remember ,about 10 years ago, I had grown sour to Friends. Loved it when I was younger. And then someone started watching it as it was recently added to Netflix (or something like that) and I was pleasantly surprised that it was still pretty funny. So I took that as a sign that I should check out TBBT. As I had not even watched it. Gave it a shot and through 3 episodes (maybe 4 or 5) I quietly chuckled once. I still do not 7nderstand the appeal of that show.

    7. TransAm4Ever

      Basically every Chuck Lorre show is pure garbage

    8. Cresc Endo

      My girlfriend got angry at me for pointing out laugh tracks in The Big Bang Theory, and I don’t blame her. Once you recognize it, you can’t ignore it.

    9. Jonny Smart

      15:00 “hi, I’m depressed” thanks drew you caught me off guard there 😂

    10. Matt Graller

      Oh, man, The Work Outing (IT Crowd S2E1) is a crowning achievement of comedy. The entire episode just builds and builds and builds and gets funnier and funnier until it just totally explodes at the end.

    11. Holly

      if you want shows like that, with the juxtaposition you need to watch more British shows e.g. gavin and stacey also friday night dinner which has a lot less emotion but it actually hilarious

    12. Wilhelm Hans Müller

      When I was a child, I acted like little Sheldon, maybe I was a genius

      1. Pascal Simioli

        Considering TBBT and Young Sheldon are tv shows about smart people written for stupid audiences I hardly doubt that But hey who knows I'm just a guy on the net

    13. Malkatrix musik

      It's hard watching himym after watching something that actually feels like real people watched it and laughed, sometimes they use the same stupid laugh track two times in a row, and it's just too similar not to notice

    14. Alejandro Macias

      Putting the big bang theory ah against Malcolm is the same as taking a chihuahua against a Jaguar… overkill it’s an understatement

    15. E L

      Tom being a dick to Gregg in Succession is some of the funniest television I’ve seen.

    16. David Dee

      Really gotta watch Schitt's Creek from the beginning.

    17. social coder

      Parks and Rec is awesome. No laugh track, every character is so unique, jokes are well thought out, and the show has heart and moments to connect deeper with the characters.

    18. Clay Sproule

      How why and what

    19. uri the man

      Friends with literally filmed in a studio audience

    20. jimmy bluebos

      IT Crowd shows that canned laughter can still work. The Big Bang Theory does not.

    21. Velocity Delta

      I actually like laugh tracks, I dunno why. Like even if I find something hilarious I can't laugh without prompting, even in real life, so I guess I'm odd.

    22. Nick Urbahn

      Did we address that it’s not a laugh track on friends but real people Laughing because it was filmed infront of a live audience

    23. Caio Rezei

      "The Big Bang Theory [...] - the Smash Mouth of sitcoms." - GOODEN, Drew. HOW CAN HE BE SO RIGHT? THAT'S SO RIDICULOUSLY TRUE THAT IT HURTS!

    24. Caio Rezei

      Who is Dick Wolf? Why, he's the genius that produced, directed and starred in the first one minute and a half of this video. An icon. A legend. The one and only Dick Wolf.

    25. Guiiotario

      Wtf ur talking about your name is drew gooden

    26. Finn Crossan


    27. Molly

      i want to know what drew thinks of always sunny

    28. Olivia Gregory

      Schitts Creek is the best show ever

    29. TheLaughingSquirrel

      Character: *exists* Laugh track: it’s my time to shine

    30. Emily Kaylin

      i love parks and rec so much

    31. Durkle Georgeson

      my favorite laugh tracks on a show are the Hanna barbera scooby doo episodes

    32. Cameron Clendaniel

      Mash is a good show to compare laugh track vs no laugh track. When they are in the operating room, there is no laugh track, while the rest of the show has one. I personally think the scenes without the laugh track are better.

    33. Natalia Montelongo

      Maude and The Golden Girls worked fantastic because the actors were masters of timing (Bea Arthur was exceptionally fantastic) they knew when to let the joke breathe and stablish a pace. The other thing was the brilliant writing that many sitcoms lack today.

    34. Sin Talento Producciones

      I feel like me and my friend's nerdy conversations while playing games would seem like comedy gold to the hypothetical Big Bang Theory studio audience. Like: -yo i got a Bane of Arthropods ll Netherite sword in the piglin fortress *(STUDIO AUDIENCE ERUPTS IN MANIACAL LAUGHTER)*

    35. Anthony

      CBS sitcoms especially Lorne Michaels shows tend to get the audience going. They will definitely reset if a joke didn't get the reaction they wanted. Then if it still didn't land they will dub fake laughter over it. A show that while funny (from a nostalgia standpoint at least) that had an issue with just letting jokes flow naturally was Reba. Especially, during the later seasons. You would have scream laughing going on for what felt like a minute straight. Another show that would have a similar issue was Married with Children. Every time a character would enter the set they had to stop for five minutes it felt like because there would be cheering from the audience. All they would do was enter.

    36. Jose Noriega

      Big Bang Theory is only good (for me) in very small doses.. I watch an episode or two and i am done.. I start getting annoying by the poor joke writing cuz its mostly (seriously) nerd said nerdy thing nerdily.. Yup. But i do personally enjoy the one or two episode.. Its like junk food entertainment.

    37. TheOgreMan

      I’m so used to laugh tracks that they don’t really bother me. I understand the criticism of their existence, but honestly that’s not really what determines whether or not I find a show entertaining. I make that choice myself

    38. Elijah Ford

      Here's the thing about laugh tracks: if the show is actually good, YOU are the laugh track.

    39. Kvak

      Have you watched brooklyn 99?

    40. marley92282

      This is bizarre, P&R and Malcolm are my all-time favorite shows, and Schitt’s Creek *seems* like it’s amazing but I can’t really know that for sure since I’ve never watched a single second of it.

      1. finn

        schitt’s creek is great!! i didn’t love it at first but it quickly gets really good :D

    41. Ryan Fletcher

      the best way to describe the big bang theory: 12 year old me: this is the best show ever 16 year old me: aha that was pretty funny i guess 21 year old me: .......ok

    42. red lemon boy

      Young sheldon is really boring. It needs a laugh track

      1. Uigrahp

        @Snoop Dogg The Certified G this is a joke right

      2. Snoop Dogg The Certified G

        @Uigrahp this is a joke right

      3. Uigrahp

        @Snoop Dogg The Certified G this is a joke right

      4. Snoop Dogg The Certified G

        this is a joke right

    43. House Plant

      I like the big bang theory, but i think the laugh track hurts it alot as they just put it over them doing normal things... But like nerds. It also doesn't fully understand nerd culture (in my opinion) it could work better if they where portrayed as the outcasts of the outcasts, but whatever, I enjoyed myself

      1. Snoop Dogg The Certified G

        nerds aren't even outcasts at all anymore in real life

    44. iceturtle 1025

      No Always Sunny?

    45. Gateaux Q

      I’ve hated laugh tracks my entire life. I guess I was a deep thinker when I was a kid? because I pretty quickly became aware of laugh tracks trying to manipulate you into laughing and thinking whatever it was was funny. WandaVision had many issues later on in the series but the early deconstruction of the laugh track was one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time.

    46. DZZY BRUSH

      You should watch psych

    47. Nick R

      I need so much more like Silicon Valley and Barry

    48. *****

      park n rec is the best show ever

    49. Cody O.

      I'm rather surprised HIMYM was so low, since they film it like a single cam show and then air it for a live audience. But after thinking about it, the show does often like to engage in long set ups to the punch lines.

    50. Random Person

      The only good thing about the Big Bang theory is how deep of a character Sheldon cooper is. Honestly one of the best, most complex sitcom characters ever.

    51. jokefaceloser

      Schitts Creek definatly doesnt go for the nonstop punches

    52. Maddy DeLano

      As a child, I would always get peer pressured to laugh when the laugh track came on even if I didn’t find the joke funny

    53. Darwin Dark

      He really forgot the Jimmy Fallon show, the show where the host creates the laugh track with his mouth.

      1. Darwin Dark

        @eh - I mean yeah but when he does it every interview lol

      2. eh -

        it's not easy to keep a conversation going on in front of a live audience. Not every guest he has will will be funny. He sometimes has to do that, to make the conversation maybe less boring.

    54. stinkhole elohknits

      The big bang theory was never that funny. The laugh tracks added to it's misery. I tried so many times to enjoy this show but I just couldn't find any comedy in it. It sucks bad. Sorry for hurting some of the fans' feelings.

    55. I Stole Your Cookies

      The Office and Parks and Rec is the shiz :,) bacon; that's what she said; lik3 if you get these phrases.

    56. Andy Young

      Comparing "the big bang theory" to "Smash Mouth" is an insult to "Smash Mouth"

      1. Elijah Ford

        Smash Mouth had one of the biggest memes of all time, whereas I can't think of a single Big Bang Theory meme (if one does exist, hardly anyone has thought of it since 2012). Set point and match.

    57. Gwynbleidd Zireael

      It’s always sunny in philadelphia is the funniest show

    58. Bob

      I couldn't finish parks and rec cause Lesley is SO annoying

    59. Jake Greene

      Hey drew you should watch community

    60. babygibbyyoda

      Idk if it’s a good way of looking at sitcoms this way but, I like looking at sitcoms and the laugh track as a theatre productions that has much longer life than a regular play and the laugh track was like being a part of the audience that are enjoying what you are.

    61. sk84lafs

      goddamn you guys have been shitting on Friends hard in the past couple years. it may not be cutting edge now, but if you get out the generation of sitcoms that came before, Friends looks like a fucking masterpiece. Its definitely better written than How I Met/BigBang and surely feels more earnest in its story telling.

    62. Latss Tecass

      The gorgeous doubt potentially clap because bow previously promise at a lucky beef. sincere, truthful worm

    63. Were you right?

      I'm not bothered by laugh tracks. It's thier project, they pay for it.. personally I hardly notice them because my mind is loud. To each thier own I suppose. Appreciate and love you all. 🤟🏻

    64. Jessica Jensen

      Zac was the best character in big bang hands down

    65. Christopher

      just for the amount of work put into this, u got my like g 😂

    66. Grace T

      i think we're really in the era of Prestige Television right now. the most popular/well regarded shows are so much tighter and more deliberately plotted than the really long running series that have ended recently. like even the good place, which could easily have had 7+ series like mike schur's other shows was voluntarily ended after 4, and seemed much more strongly intentioned in terms of whole series direction.

      1. Grace T

        it's interesting to see how this compares to the sort of films big studios are putting out at the moment, which seem to be mostly adaptations and sequels and franchise stuff

    67. olivia b

      you need to watch hollywood on netflix

    68. Cheese 2000

      I totally forgot laugh tracks were even a thing until now

    69. Elite Management, Inc.

      14:10 same exact thing with Kevin can wait with Leah Rimini and Kevin James

    70. Elite Management, Inc.

      9:35 flawed experiment your perception of what a joke is is skewed because you were high off sharpies

    71. Edward Spaghedward

      The way he talks about the Leslie scene was so beautiful lol

    72. TyRaven67

      I heard once that laugh tracks were really old recorded audio of people laughing. So the conclusion i came to was now everytime I here them, its just laughter from the dead.

    73. C G

      big bang theory is the worst thing ever made

    74. John

      Seinfeld is still hilarious even with the laugh tracks

    75. The V Player

      Personally I loved the Big Bang Theory and it is one of my favorite shows ever.

    76. shocktipuss_

      can you do a review on the sitcom "the middle" ? I really like and I think you will to.

    77. C Luke

      Your show/movie analyses are honestly really good. You should reach out to the guys on Sardonicast and see if you could be a guest on an episode (or two)

    78. Freesmart

      "I brought Chinese" "And I brought Indian" Funny

      1. Pasan De Silva

        Last 3-4 seasons of tbbt was unnecessary and felt dragged to me. I was laughing lesser and lesser. Compared to first 3 seasons, the latter were merely a shed of it.

    79. Gabe Levy

      plz make more videos like this

    80. Mickey

      I’ve never noticed that he was wearing Eddy Burback’s merch in this video and that is so cute to me.

    81. Laura S

      I seriously never understood how so many people loved/love The Big Bang Theory. I categorically detest it. If you live in the UK, I'm pretty sure the channel E4 doesn't show anything other than reruns of this sh*t.

    82. Too Many Opinions

      I dunno if you’ll see this but as someone who used to watch a lot of Big Bang Theory: the episodes don’t work by themselves. It isn’t a show that’s funny if you only have the context of a couple episodes. The reason there’s so much lore around it is that you have to be invested in the entire story and watching it regularly for it to be enjoyable.

    83. Global00Vintage

      I"ve tried watching Schitt's Creek over and over again, especially since many of my friends tell me it's one of the funniest shows they've ever watched. I just don't get it. I can't even get through episode one, and I absolutely love those actors. There are some heavy hitters on the show, and yet I hardly laughed at all. My biggest issue is I'm still not sure what it is we are laughing at: Are we commiserating with their bad times? Even if we aren't rich we can all relate to being down on our luck. Is the joke their newly minted fish out of water status? They aren't just rich folk suddenly poor folk, but also city folk now turned country folk. It's an old trope--see Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, etc--so how does one make it fresh? It smacks hollow especially for people who have lived in both the city and the esoteric idea of " the country." In this show both peoples are seemingly disingenuous stereotypes of the most extreme characters from those settings. The rich, sophisticated city slickers--too out of touch to understand the "real world"--against the obviously much dumber, and less sophisticated country hicks--too stupid to understand the fast pace of city living. Yawn. Five bucks who ends up "winning" at the end. I don't know. This is what I gleaned from the first episode, so perhaps I should give it a chance. I'm perfectly willing to, if I could just get through the first episode!

    84. Leonie Müller

      I love how much effort you put in your videos

    85. Gfdg Nbcff

      The accidental pancake independently doubt because intestine cephalometrically complain failing a kindly tortellini. relieved, scientific dollar

    86. Azidoazide Azide

      What? You didn't get to finish watching Malcolm in the Middle until high School? What the hell man!!!

    87. Rosie

      I’m about to watch Parks and Rec for the third time THANKS TO DREW

    88. Rosie

      I really think you should watch Schitt’s Creek in its entirety. The characters do “blend” in some stereotypical ways, but the character development is **chef’s kiss**

    89. Shawn Bliss

      Parks and rec with a laugh track is weird

    90. Conroads Dev


    91. Nabzarella Dare

      Yes! Malcolm in the Middle would absolutely be ruined by a laugh track, so thankful they opted not to have one; despite canned laughter being quite the norm at the time.

    92. Ellelis Parrott

      Drew always cures my boredom

    93. drew

      but how will i know when to laugh

    94. Loreto O

      my mom loves tbbt and i just.....

    95. Sarah 123

      I’m REALLY hoping you went back and watched Schitts Creek at some point and realized just how wrong you were

    96. S

      I agree with what you had to say about Francis in Malcom in The Middle (one of my favorites from my childhood).

    97. Abby

      I absolutely hate tbbt, but young sheldon is one of my favorite shows. It’s in second place, with malcolm in the middle in first.

    98. K. M.

      In a way, reaction videos are sometimes like laugh tracks, the original point was to feel like you’re laughing along with someone else, and that’s what I like when I watch someone watch what I like lmao.

    99. K. M.

      My favorite remains M*A*S*H* though I did appreciate that the writers pushed to not have laugh tracks during operation scenes

    100. Lina Lavarello

      You should watch "Please like me" its an australian sitcom, its on Netflix