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2014-04-28 02:29:01 PM  
Big Bang is the nerd equivalent of  blackface in vaudeville.  Insulting.
 
2014-04-28 02:30:07 PM  

Mega Steve: [img.fark.net image 850x1249]

I'll be in my bunk for the next week or so. Please send donations of gatorade, tissue, aloe vera gel!


Just you wait. Someday, you'll learn about this Foe Toe Shop...
 
2014-04-28 02:36:10 PM  

theflatline: Big Bang is the nerd equivalent of  blackface in vaudeville.  Insulting.


You are aware that you don't have to watch it, right? No need to get offended...just change the channel.

/Do I have to think of EVERYTHING?
 
2014-04-28 02:40:20 PM  
 
2014-04-28 02:50:37 PM  

theflatline: Big Bang is the nerd equivalent of  blackface in vaudeville.  Insulting.


I hope your joking because that's an incredibly dumb comment
 
2014-04-28 03:07:12 PM  
Know who else wanted to ban Practice?
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ballertainment.com
 
2014-04-28 03:07:38 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Mugato: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Neither the Honeymooners nor I Love Lucy used a laugh track.

Of course I Love Lucy did. In fact you could clearly hear Desi in part of the laughing.

The live studio audiences laughter in response to the jokes isn't a "Laugh Track", even if it is recorded

So what category do the later seasons of All in the Family fall into?

By the final season before it became Archie Bunkers Place, AITF was taped without an audience, but the show was played for a live audience to record their responses. Does that qualify as a laugh track, even though it was a live audience watching the already filmed show?


The laughter is still real live audience reactions to the actual jokes in the show as they are being told, even though it's the final edited version rather than the live filming that they are reacting to, so I would say no, it's not a laugh track. Given that Norman Lear apparently took pride in the fact that the show never used "canned laughter" during it's entire run, it would seem that he felt the same way. I don;t know if there is some industry standard definition or "official" answer

I clearly remember Rob Reiner's voiceover: "All in the Family was recorded on tape before a live audience." Wikipedia tells me they changed it to to Carroll O'Connor saying "All in the Family was played to a studio audience for live responses" when they started doing that, but I don't specifically remember it.

If I recall correctly, there were a couple of shows that used this technique, including I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched. But after the success of All in the Family, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show shortly afterward, live audiences became a staple for many popular sitcoms of the period

Even some sitcoms that started with laugh tracks caved in and switched to live audiences - The Odd Couple was one, because of pressure from Tony Randall. Happy Days was another, making it the third of three terrible examples in the original post I initially was responding to
 
2014-04-28 03:24:37 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: [i165.photobucket.com image 504x256]

NERD BLACKFACE! COCKSUCKA!


yup... pretty much this.
 
2014-04-28 03:35:08 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Satan's Bunny Slippers: It's not as good as it once was, but I'll still watch it.

I don't care if anyone else likes it or not.  And when it's no longer on the air, I will remember the one or three episodes that I thought were really good, forget the rest, and move on.

And in thirty years sitcoms will have Chuck and Lorres as characters


um, ok.
 
2014-04-28 03:37:36 PM  
Sorry meant to tie that to another Farkers comment. It still wil happen thou
 
2014-04-28 03:38:59 PM  

EyeballKid: Mega Steve: [img.fark.net image 850x1249]

I'll be in my bunk for the next week or so. Please send donations of gatorade, tissue, aloe vera gel!

Just you wait. Someday, you'll learn about this Foe Toe Shop...


Maxim
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-28 03:44:21 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: [i165.photobucket.com image 504x256]

NERD BLACKFACE! COCKSUCKA!


Yup, all those university prof types tapping hot chicks all the time being astronauts and shiat.
 
2014-04-28 03:47:18 PM  
Did they ban "The Big Bang Theory" because they guys eat Thai food all the time?  Or was it
because Sheldon mangles the Mandarin Chinese language so often? (He once greeted Leonard in
Mandarin and Howard said, "You just called him a syphilitic donkey".) Or maybe it's because Raj
is Indian? Or when the guys distracted a Korean exchange student because Sheldon freaked out
over him being only 15 years old?  (Look up some of the reruns on TBS or wherever and these
bits will turn up.)
 
2014-04-28 03:49:30 PM  

SonsoftheSod: Pennyblossom...

Pennyblossom...

Pennyblossom...


"Pennyblossom"?  Sorry, but Penny wasn't Blossom.  Amy Farrah Fowler was Blossom
(I think she's even wearing the same sweater).
 
2014-04-28 03:53:11 PM  

Li'l Robbie: SonsoftheSod: Pennyblossom...

Pennyblossom...

Pennyblossom...

"Pennyblossom"?  Sorry, but Penny wasn't Blossom.  Amy Farrah Fowler was Blossom
(I think she's even wearing the same sweater).



1.  Penny and Amy are together in a room
2.  Sheldon knocks before entering
3.  Profit
 
2014-04-28 04:00:41 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Weidbrewer: Sybarite: China bans The Big Bang Theory for policy reasons. Bans 'The Practice' because it's awful

There we go.

Wondered how many posts that would take.  "Two" is actually faster than I'd expected.

It's hip to hate the Bang. Meanwhile Lorre is laughing all the way to the bank.


Those poor devils.
 
2014-04-28 04:09:25 PM  

BafflerMeal: 1.  Penny and Amy are together in a room
2.  Sheldon knocks before entering
3.  Profit


And Sheldon recoils in horror at two girls getting it on.
 
2014-04-28 04:31:02 PM  

Mugato: BafflerMeal: 1.  Penny and Amy are together in a room
2.  Sheldon knocks before entering
3.  Profit

And Sheldon recoils in horror at two girls getting it on.


And then Bernadette enters, slowly removing her bra, and dropping it to the floor...
 
2014-04-28 04:35:11 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Mugato: BafflerMeal: 1.  Penny and Amy are together in a room
2.  Sheldon knocks before entering
3.  Profit

And Sheldon recoils in horror at two girls getting it on.

And then Bernadette enters, slowly removing her bra, and dropping it to the floor...


Go on...
 
2014-04-28 04:38:00 PM  

Mugato: Why people say shiat like "It's hip" to hate something? What does that even mean?


It means that the same people who are in EFVERY farkING THREAD yelling OMG NERD BLACKFACE!!" are the same ones sitting in front of it every weds or thurs or whenever its on telling you how much they farking hate it.
 
2014-04-28 04:52:32 PM  

Geoff Peterson: Mugato: Why people say shiat like "It's hip" to hate something? What does that even mean?

It means that the same people who are in EFVERY farkING THREAD yelling OMG NERD BLACKFACE!!" are the same ones sitting in front of it every weds or thurs or whenever its on telling you how much they farking hate it.


First time in 13 years on fark have I ever posted in Big Bang Theory thread.

And I have watched two eps, and found the show awful.
 
2014-04-28 05:13:35 PM  

theflatline: And I have watched two eps, and found the show awful.


Well then clearly YOU are the one to whom the rest of us should defer...what with having seen TWO whole episodes.
 
2014-04-28 05:14:13 PM  
Boston Legal is still cool, though, right?
 
2014-04-28 06:11:50 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Or intelligence does not always equate to common sense.


Or someone too far advanced for a normal to understand seems crazy because you don't have the same information and information-processing capabilities the other person has. Not saying that's how it is, but it's a possibility. It's certainly happened in the past.
 
2014-04-28 06:22:11 PM  
I only watch TBBT to see if this is the episode where we find out Penny's last name.

/ or Gilligan gets off the island.
 
2014-04-28 06:48:14 PM  

maxx2112: I only watch TBBT to see if this is the episode where we find out Penny's last name.


Mosby, but I'm still trying to figure out when Ted and step-mom Robin moved to Nebraska.
 
2014-04-28 06:51:59 PM  

maxx2112: I only watch TBBT to see if this is the episode where we find out Penny's last name.


Well she was married to Zach Johnson for a while before getting an annulment. So it's possible that, for a brief time, it was Johnson. I'm hoping to find out that her last name is "Superhero".
 
2014-04-28 06:52:13 PM  

fusillade762: Boston Legal is still cool, though, right?


Dr. Daniel Jackson, TJ Hooker, Constable Odo, Murphy Brown, and Dan Fielding all working in the same office?

How could it not be cool?

/And the Practice gets points for its final season basically being Boston Legal season 0.
 
2014-04-28 07:43:39 PM  

Moopy Mac: Mid_mo_mad_man: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Mid_mo_mad_man: Burr: vudukungfu: Mugato: vudukungfu: Mugato: I doubt they go through the trouble of hiring actual physicists to punch up the dialog and make the characters sound smart. Correct me if I'm wrong,

Mayim Bialik is no ditz. not a physicist, but a neuroscientist.

Is she one of the writers?

Worse. She's an antivaxxer

And a proponent of "Attachment Parenting"

She also bird feeds her kids. It means exactly what it sounds like.

I think you've confused her with Alicia Silverstone

In addition to being an anti-vaxxer, Bialik is the one who breastfed her son until he was four years old, and then, once he finally weaned, feeds him a strict vegan diet. She's also "Diaper Free", allowing her kiids to piss and shiat wherever and whenever it happens to happen. She potty trained her kids years too early, and sleeps with her children in a "family bed." She's a farking kook, no doubt, but she doesn't even come close to Silverstone in the Insane Parenting Olympics

I've never seen it in print but I've heard Bailik mention it.

Yes, she is a proponent of the bird feeding technique and has said as much in interviews.


so, she really...
*beer goggles*
Blossomed?
 
2014-04-28 10:58:13 PM  
Currently re-binging The Practice, subby can bite me.  Not as good as Boston Legal, but still good.
 
2014-04-29 12:16:02 AM  

Mugato: Mid_mo_mad_man: It's hip to hate the Bang. Meanwhile Lorre is laughing all the way to the bank

Why people say shiat like "It's hip" to hate something? What does that even mean?


It means it's popular.  I think you knew that but you have irritable bowel syndrome.
 
2014-04-29 12:31:53 AM  
I don't care for tbbt.

That said anyone who thinks it crap is just being contrarian. It is far better acted and written than most crap. The cream of the crap I would say I guess :)
 
2014-04-29 08:14:25 AM  

PluckYew: Sin_City_Superhero: Mugato: BafflerMeal: 1.  Penny and Amy are together in a room
2.  Sheldon knocks before entering
3.  Profit

And Sheldon recoils in horror at two girls getting it on.

And then Bernadette enters, slowly removing her bra, and dropping it to the floor...

Go on...


I get my robe and wizard hat....
 
2014-04-29 09:08:39 AM  

Billygoat Gruff: monoski: Arkanaut: Ha! Even Atheist Communist China doesn't believe in Big Bang Theory anymore. Checkmate, libs.

You are free to relocate to free-thinking China anytime. You could also go to Russia, I hear they the type of leader the GOP wants instead of Fartbongo.


A leader with some balls? Who doesnt want that? Barry is simply outmatched. I hate that he look likes like Putin's biatch and that he looks weak. But you guys wanted somebody like that because you were so sad about the rest of the world not liking the US. Well they still don't like us and they probably dont fear us as much either so I guess you sorta got what ya wanted.


Russian economy is down 20% and their currency is trading at an all-time low. How is that tough guy thing working out?
 
2014-04-29 10:16:09 AM  

monoski: Billygoat Gruff: monoski: Arkanaut: Ha! Even Atheist Communist China doesn't believe in Big Bang Theory anymore. Checkmate, libs.

You are free to relocate to free-thinking China anytime. You could also go to Russia, I hear they the type of leader the GOP wants instead of Fartbongo.


A leader with some balls? Who doesnt want that? Barry is simply outmatched. I hate that he look likes like Putin's biatch and that he looks weak. But you guys wanted somebody like that because you were so sad about the rest of the world not liking the US. Well they still don't like us and they probably dont fear us as much either so I guess you sorta got what ya wanted.

Russian economy is down 20% and their currency is trading at an all-time low. How is that tough guy thing working out?


Also, the number of American casualties so far has been zero.

I really wish America could get past this neanderthal "tough guy" bullshiat. I'm tired of our people dying on foreign soil. Diplomacy can't always work for everything, but it should be our first resort wherever possible.

I don't care if Putin fears us. I care that he stops gobbling up former Soviet nations. I don't care how that happens, as long as it causes as few American casualties as possible.

Anyway, I don't know where this image of Obama as a wimp came up. Under his direction, Osama bin Laden died, after being written off by Obama's predecessor. Obama bombed Libya and has been droning people to death all over the world. The world doesn't like us because we insist on playing the world's beat cop, and they ridicule us because our government can't get anything done even while we lag behind the world in health care, criminal justice, and education.

Anyway, all that aside, Kaley Cuoco is super-hot, and I'd watch back-to-back episodes of Chelsea Lately if she was on them both. And that's saying something.
 
2014-04-29 02:20:21 PM  

Mugato: It's called "sweetening". There might be a live audience but they're not all going to laugh when they're supposed to, especially if there are multiple takes. So they add a track in post.


CTRL-F... s-w-e-e-t....

Yeah, I knew this debate would happen. And you're correct. The audience's laughter is recorded and pasted where needed when other jokes fall flat. The show is amusing, but there is no way that an audience (that was not dosed with something first) would laugh that uproariously at every single joke, every time the take was redone. It's a laugh track, just that the canned laughter was freshly canned right at the show.

"Sweetening", "pre-enjoyed", "intelligent design"... obfuscating the terminology to make it sound more acceptable does not change these from being "laugh tracks", "used", and "creationism".
 
2014-04-29 02:36:06 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Mentalpatient87: Mid_mo_mad_man: First of all what's common tv?

Fark if I know, you said it.

Nevermind. I took offense at my own comment.


That is awesome. I have replied to my own drunken text from the previous night, but you win.
 
2014-04-29 03:08:34 PM  

Dragonflew: The audience's laughter is recorded and pasted where needed when other jokes fall flat. The show is amusing, but there is no way that an audience (that was not dosed with something first) would laugh that uproariously at every single joke, every time the take was redone. It's a laugh track, just that the canned laughter was freshly canned right at the show.


just like every other filmed 'live'
 
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