Friendly reminder this show was filmed in front of a live studio audience in one take.
And that all sitcom laugh tracks are taken from this show because the laughter was so sincere.
friendly reminder that this show was fuckin awesome
And most of the people who were recorded laughing are dead now. When you hear people laughing in sitcoms today, it’s the recorded laughter of dead people.
Well that escalated quickly
The bolded is kinda bullshit. Yes, some of the old laugh tracks are used, but so are a variety of laugh sounds, many of which are just patched together to form an array of different responses to a joke*. Which leads to the second bit: I Love Lucy was pre so many major laugh-tracked sitcoms that its laugh track actually sounds like something specifically from the era. Source for all.
*Or in the case of The Big Bang Theory, make the show seem like it’s actually funny.