It is generally accepted that The Big Bang Theory is not actually funny, yet it somehow remains on the air. Hey, everybody needs to collect a paycheck. But it does raise the question of how to actually make this show about faux-nerds funny, and it turns out all it really needs is a change of laugh track.
This, of course, has been a meme for years, but replacing laugh tracks, most of which are the same titters and giggles used since the 1950s to make people laugh at unfunny shows, is a stroke of genius. Instead of unfunny writing rooms trying to paper over their gags with the sound editor, shows could be put to a vote, and those ranked unfunny enough get Tidus instead. The writing staff feels shame, the show becomes funny, Square Enix has a stream of revenue that it apparently needs, everybody wins.
I want more like this!
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