Quick rule of thumb: If a show features a laugh track, turn it off and save your gray matter. With few execeptions, it's another mind-numbing sitcom. Alternatively, you can laugh boisterously along with the laugh track; and as it tends to play every 5 or so seconds, this tactic can quickly force others to surrender control of the television. This tactic also illuminates how inane the laugh track concept really is. Try it some time.