The Power of a Laugh Track

We at MWTVG have talked about shows that use a laugh track as a sign that the comedy writing on the show might not be that strong and a laugh track is needed to help tell people where the jokes are.

It seems that a laugh track is much more powerful than that even.  Used properly, a laugh track can almost be as powerful and music added to the show.  A laugh track has the power to change how you view a scene.  Don’t believe me?  Watch this clip from Matin Comedy that puts a SEINFELD laugh track over scenes from the decidedly un-funny GAME OF THRONES:

 

I understand more now why TV Producers put a laugh track in on their shows.  It can change everything about the show.  It doesn’t make it better, but at least I understand their decision process a bit more now.