If it weren't for canned laughter
, people would see just how stupid situation comedies
really are. It is really a sad commentary
on our culture
when the herd mentality
is so pervasive that it impedes our ability to judge content. Instead of deciding to laugh
for ourselves, we allow the little people
inside the television
to guide our amusement.
It's really frightening to think about. The large corporate media conglomerates can get most of us to sit night after night in our homes for four hours (what the average American watches) laughing at things that we wouldn't find funny unless they told us to laugh. It makes you wonder what else they can get us to do.
Please do not vote this down because you like Third Rock from The Sun or something like that and don't like the idea of someone telling you when to laugh. I like Seinfeld, I am not holier than thou, I'm just saying.