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The usage of laugh tracks in a TV show dates back to early television and the necessity of shooting a scene multiple times. While the performances of cast and crew could be tailored to fit the scene, the "audience laugh" - the aural cue to the viewer that something funny had happened - couldn't be controlled as easily. Once audiences had seen that scene once ...


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The inclusion of laughing for a sitcom comes from the fact that many of them were originally filmed with a real in-studio audience just like a game or variety show. The show would include the laughter from the real audience. Now shows that want to replicate that style will use quality, well produced laugh tracks rather than rely on a random result from a ...


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In the 1950s and 1960s, most sitcoms were filmed in front of a live studio audience. Comedy performers prefer working with an audience so they will know what is funny and what is not. This was probably because radio comedies of the 1930s and 1940s were broadcast and recorded with live audiences. This helped performers ad-lib and pace the comedy. By the ...


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Ad people know how to push our buttons. Psychological analysis on the impact of color shows that people (i.e. consumers) associate blue with concepts such as credibility, being business-like, professionalism, and trust. IBM was proud to be called "Big Blue." Facebook isn't blue by chance. Blue is also associated with honesty. All of these are good ...


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Jordan is one of the "associate producers" at Conan, so yes, he is one of Conan's employees, and not an actor. However, I would suspect that a large portion of that on-screen character is a bit worked up between the two. His "normal" job duties, as a producer, would be things like booking guests, ensuring that skits were properly set up, making sure ...


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Before answer your question I need to point it out the work of the American Humane Association (AHA) which started to advise Hollywood movie industry about the behavior of animals and humans, which they been doing since 1939 after the group began protesting the public release of the film Jesse James, because of a scene where a horse was forced to run off the ...


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There's a long page on the Tardis wikia which details many of the changes, and shows how sometimes it is merely a case of the makers discovering something they like: Deep Breath saw the debut of a new title sequence originally designed by Billy Hanshaw, after executive producer Steven Moffat discovered a popular video of the graphic artist's ...



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