Friday, November 10, 2006


Ποιανού ιδέα ήταν το γέλιο-κονσέρβα στα sitcoms; Δεν θέλω κανέναν να μου υποδεικνύει πότε να γελάσω. Μπορώ και μόνος μου να καταλάβω το αστείο.

(και πριν αρχίσει κανένας να λέει ότι το γέλιο είναι από ζωντανό ακροατήριο, ε και; Πάλι υπόδειξη για το πότε πρέπει να βρω κάτι αστείο είναι. Είναι σαν στατιστική. "Στο σημείο αυτό που ο πρωταγωνιστής παρατηρεί ότι η πίτα που τρώει έχει γεύση σαν πατούσες, 200 άνθρωποι το βρήκαν αστείο και γέλασαν. Μήπως να γελούσατε και εσείς;")

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ask and yee shall receive:

"Laugh Tracks and Contagion

The use of laughter to evoke laughter or a positive mood is familiar to viewers of situation comedy shows on television. "Laugh tracks" (dubbed-in sounds of laughter) have accompanied most "sitcoms" since 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on September 9, 1950. On that evening the Hank McCune Show—a comedy about "a likeable blunderer, a devilish fellow who tries to cut corners only to find himself the sucker"—first used a laugh track to compensate for the absence of a live audience. Despite the fact that the show was short-lived, the television industry discovered the power of laughter to evoke audience laughter. The recording industry recognized the seductive power of laughter shortly after World War I with the distribution of the OKeh Laugh Record, which consisted of trumpet playing that was intermittently interrupted by laughter. It remains one of the most successful novelty records of all time. Acknowledging the commercial potential of this novelty market, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Woody Herman and Spike Jones all attempted to cash in with laugh records of their own."

Laughter - Robert R. Provine