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Old November 27 2012, 05:17 AM   #31
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Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

Someone's been drinking Kirk Cameron's Kool-Aid, I see.

Though he's right. The show IS garbage. But it's odd to claim you read The Bible and that you think all TV is evil and rots your brain. Because I'm sure The Bible gets into that kind of stuff.
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Old November 27 2012, 05:23 AM   #32
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Yeah, but shows like Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, and The Big Bang Theory are all shot before a live studio audience. The shows may record the audience responses and drop them in later, but that doesn't detract from the audience reaction to those shows. And on shows like Mother, scenes will be pre-taped and shown to the audiences in sequence for tapings precisely so their reactions can be recorded. So I'm really not getting your point.
My point is, I always associate the term "laugh track" with machine-generated laughter. If this is no longer accurate, then that's good, and I stand corrected.

As I said, though, it's easy for me to let it slide with Red Green because in that show, the performers openly speak directly to the audience - the show is about a show. (Basically it's what Home Improvement would have been like if it was all "Tool Time".) Even if modern laugh tracks *are* studio audiences, it's not quite the same thing.
If you watch the outtakes for big bang theory, some are actually caused by the audiance laughing/reacting at odd times, or interrupting a line of dialogue.
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Old November 27 2012, 06:00 AM   #33
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Though he's right. The show IS garbage. But it's odd to claim you read The Bible and that you think all TV is evil and rots your brain. Because I'm sure The Bible gets into that kind of stuff.
Brain rot?
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Old November 27 2012, 06:26 AM   #34
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One wonders why this show would need a laugh track since the punchlines can be seen coming from a mile away. Totally lame.
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Old November 27 2012, 02:45 PM   #35
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Re: Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth', wants us to stop watch

He has pretty much grown up on this show, I mean he was what 10 when it started? Seeing all the behind-the-scenes drama must have affected him in some way. Still, I'm not going to stop watching a show I enjoy just because somebody tells me to.

And as far as laugh tracks/studio audiences go, I've never had a problem with them.
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Old November 27 2012, 03:08 PM   #36
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And as far as laugh tracks/studio audiences go, I've never had a problem with them.
I don't mind studio audiences, but laugh tracks are a big no-no for me. M*A*S*H and Sports Night are two shows that spring to mind with horrible canned laughter.
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Old November 27 2012, 05:22 PM   #37
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Angus T. Jones, the "Half" from the show's title, slams the show in a video testimony...
Video was too long to hold the attention span of my filth-polluted mind, sorry. Is he unhappy he never got to make out with Bree Olson while she was banging Charlie Sheen, or what?
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Old November 27 2012, 06:27 PM   #38
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Angus T. Jones, the "Half" from the show's title, slams the show in a video testimony...
Video was too long to hold the attention span of my filth-polluted mind, sorry. Is he unhappy he never got to make out with Bree Olson while she was banging Charlie Sheen, or what?
Basically, he's Seen the Light and turned to Jesus (supposedly).
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Old November 27 2012, 06:36 PM   #39
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Angus T. Jones, the "Half" from the show's title, slams the show in a video testimony...
Video was too long to hold the attention span of my filth-polluted mind, sorry. Is he unhappy he never got to make out with Bree Olson while she was banging Charlie Sheen, or what?
Basically, he's Seen the Light and turned to Jesus (supposedly).
So he worships Charlie Sheen now? Awesome.
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Old November 27 2012, 06:49 PM   #40
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And as far as laugh tracks/studio audiences go, I've never had a problem with them.
I don't mind studio audiences, but laugh tracks are a big no-no for me. M*A*S*H and Sports Night are two shows that spring to mind with horrible canned laughter.
I understand with the Mash dvds, you can choose whether to play the episodes with, or without, the laugh track. With everything else identical, it quickly turns the series from a comedy to a drama.
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Old November 27 2012, 06:49 PM   #41
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He should give his $350,000 an episode to charity. What an ingrate. I like what someone said on Twitter about it: "Looks like Kirk Cameron has finally found someone to come to his birthday parties."
I was just going to say didn't some sitcom star go off the deep end like this before, but couldn't remember the name - but that was it, Kirk Cameron.
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Old November 27 2012, 07:10 PM   #42
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If that's what he wants, no problem. I've seen it twice and never bothered since. It's "filth" only in that it's a crappy show.
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Old November 27 2012, 07:42 PM   #43
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sadly I think he's being taken advantage of and is making himself unemployable in the process.
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Old November 27 2012, 07:45 PM   #44
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sadly I think he's being taken advantage of and is making himself unemployable in the process.
Oh, I'm sure he'll be picked up by Christian filmmakers, and go on to "star" in some of the most poorly written, horribly acted piles of dreck since the 40 year old end times extravaganza "A Thief in the Night", or the beloved "Left Behind" movie series. After all, who needs the validation of Hollywood when you can make that sweet Pat Robertson money AND be a dick for Jesus?
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Old November 27 2012, 07:50 PM   #45
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sadly I think he's being taken advantage of and is making himself unemployable in the process.
Oh, I'm sure he'll be picked up by Christian filmmakers, and go on to "star" in some of the most poorly written, horribly acted piles of dreck since the 40 year old end times extravaganza "A Thief in the Night", or the beloved "Left Behind" movie series. After all, who needs the validation of Hollywood when you can make that sweet Pat Robertson money AND be a dick for Jesus?
I'm seriously doubting there is that much work in that
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