Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lack of Laughter Makes a BIGGER Difference

Yesterday, we saw an episode of HBO’s series The Wire with a soundtrack. A rough, violent scene played 100% differently when laughter (sweetening to industry insiders) was added. But let’s take a hilariously funny CBS series... Big Bang Theory, created by my patron saints Charles Michael Levine (a/k/a Chuck Lorre -- no relation to Peter) and Bill “Has WGA Benefits” Prady... and let’s remove the laugh track. As you will witness from the video below, the removal of the laugh track makes a hilarious scene absolutely creepy. Check it out:

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