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Just How Bad Is 'The Big Bang Theory?'

Hits: 10423 | Rating: (2.3) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: fancylad
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razbitom
Male, 40-49, Australia
 845 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 10:56:31 PM
it's not funny *with* the laugh track. without it's just a sad display of the bleak and withering state of today's script writers.

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1447 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 10:52:47 PM
still funny :)

Scuzoid
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1270 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 10:17:04 PM
"carmium - ever watch "the office?"

Parks and Rec, Arrested Development, It's always sunny in Philly, 30 Rock, The Leagues, Workaholics, Reno 911, ANY "adult" cartoon (Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy, Archer). The list goes on and on. I honestly can't think of a SINGLE television comedy that is filmed in front of a live audience (As this show is) that compares to any of the shows I listed. Including Cheers.

There are shows with laughtracks that worked. They worked because the canned laughter had no bearing on the comedic timing of the actors, and most of the time, the actors would just be talking over the laughs. Seinfeld. But "filmed before a live audience" just ruins any sense of personality in a show.

Profworm
Male, 30-39, Western US
 314 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 10:10:46 PM
"A few comedies have tried to be funny without an audience or laughtrack - it just doesn't work."

Scrubs didn't use a laugh track. It worked quite well.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15126 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 10:09:06 PM
I watched a few minutes of one episode and found it to be not the least bit funny and actually pretty offensive. That might have something to do with the fact that I majored in physics.

FAKEBACON
Male, 18-29, Canada
 592 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 9:00:25 PM
carmium - ever watch "the office?"

Fancysucksss
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1051 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 8:39:58 PM
Yeah I can see why I only watched 2 episodes now.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 8:21:32 PM
A few comedies have tried to be funny without an audience or laughtrack - it just doesn't work. But still, this was pretty lame.

PTPete
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1244 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 8:18:04 PM
I watch this show w/ my husband. Leonard often says or does things that are similar to crap my husband sez or does. That in itself gets us laughing much of the time. I've been noticing a HUGE internet backlash on BBT; what gives? It's just a TV show.

Littlelo
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 148 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 7:56:21 PM
Their timing is also off without the laughs. That alone would make suck some of the funny out.

syke22
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1138 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 7:49:18 PM
It's much funnier this way because you notice how depressing it is.

Bealzebubble
Male, 18-29, Australia
 328 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 7:45:54 PM
That audience must be brain dead.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 6:20:07 PM

1: That's not the best or funniest scene. The picked a so-so scene. Stacking the deck.

2: It's not a laugh track, it's filmed in front nof a live audience.

Corydoras87
Male, 18-29, Europe
 638 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 5:57:18 PM
what happens is that a studio audience generally laughs more than a single viewer at home in front of the TV/computer because laughing is a social thing. you laugh loud to signal others that you understood the thing and found it funny. So when you are alone, a scene may be just equally as funny, yet you don't laugh, which makes you think that it MUST not be funny

Scuzoid
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1270 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 5:56:40 PM
I recall someone suggesting The Big Bang Theory to me when it first came out. I'm pretty sure that was around the time Community and Parks and Recreation started. Watched an episode or two of Big Bang, wanted to punch whoever that person was in their face.

Profworm
Male, 30-39, Western US
 314 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 5:00:17 PM
Laugh tracks have always been a crutch. Not only do they cover up how poor the writing is, but they fill half the episode with wasted time.

robthelurker
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2328 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 4:41:47 PM
come on, the part where he brought up her weight, that was funny, i laughed. still funnier then anything ive seen posted by fancy. wait fancy did post this, so in essence he did post something as funny as this... but it wasnt meant to be funny in thew way i found it to be funny... right? my head hurts. maybe i should stop drinking so early. the clock says seven but the lack of daylight says its ten.

cobrakiller
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 6952 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 4:41:30 PM
I still found it funny. Not an amazing show, but there are not too many good sitcoms anymore.

blackcatseye
Female, 30-39, Europe
 656 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 4:36:19 PM
Fancy's just bitter and twisted and sick that he didn't write this, or maybe he did ha HAAAA! Seeing as most of today's IAB content is at least three years old, I can see why. It's the "bitch at people better than you" day. Just shut up and get a manpax, troll.

CreamK
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1235 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 4:25:09 PM
Not as bad as i thought. I bet that if they removed the laughtrack for real, writers and cast would perform a lot better. This version is flawed in that sense, the actors are just waiting for the laughs to quiet down so they can continue: it destroys that precious comedic timing.

But i think this kind of sitcom still has some uses, they can't all be parks&rec. Some comedy needs to be just brains off for half an hour. It still has enough genuine sarcasm to get our brainjuices flowing after that break.

Huey
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 198 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 4:21:11 PM
Perhaps is the nerd in me, but I found about 94.3 percent of that quite humorous.

Brometheus
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 365 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 4:16:02 PM
Television.

That is all.

motleystew
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 44 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 4:04:54 PM
I laughed then cried a little when I realized this could have been a number of dates I have been on.

HOBYandy
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3071 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 3:57:22 PM
I didn't need to see this to know how bad The Big Bang Theory is.

Burton_Ian
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 809 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 3:55:26 PM
That's almost as awkward as real-life

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