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Bela Lugosi Jr.







PostPosted: January 20, 2006 11:20 PM 

Did the show have a studio audience during its entire run?

It sounds suspiciously like canned laughter, for example in "The Junior Mint" which I just watched again... I know the audience would applaud too long for Kramer when he entered the room, as he became more popular. Did they start with a studio audience and switch to canned laughter somewhere along the way?

Any experts here? If not, a discussion about porno would also be fine.

cousin jeffrey
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PostPosted: January 21, 2006 12:02 AM 

I don't think they did a lot of canned laughter, only when it was necessary. For example, when scenes needed to be shot in strange locations (outside, in a subway, etc...) But usually they'd shoot it first, then show it to a live crowd.

Other times when they would not use live laughter, is when the live laughter was just too big so that it took away from the show.

This is not written in stone, i'm really not sure, I don't have any proof.....I got nothin', really.

Yev Kassem
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PostPosted: January 23, 2006 9:26 AM 

Alright CJ, good work! Rolling Eyes

Gendison
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PostPosted: January 23, 2006 8:58 PM 

It all depends on how they kill the pig.

Knoxy
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PostPosted: February 9, 2006 1:35 AM 

I think up until Season 8 the laughter was mostly live. The laughter in Seasons 8 and 9 sounds very ov=bvisouly canned, far less authentic then before

Mookie
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PostPosted: February 9, 2006 10:17 AM 

Oh please... Do you even know what chu are talking about? Because I don't think you know what chu are talking about.

Pennypacker
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PostPosted: March 7, 2006 2:18 PM 

atleast until season 6 i dont think they ever used canned laughter. Not even in scenes when the gang was walking out in the streets or was driving/in a cab. They taped the scene without audience. then they reacted the scene in front of the audience at the shooting night. for example if they where in a car, they first filmed it then on shooting night they sat on regular chairs in front of the audience and did their lines. they then recorded the audience and put the sound on the previously filmed scene.

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: March 7, 2006 2:57 PM 

That's not funny...

Jimmy


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PostPosted: March 7, 2006 5:16 PM 

...or true.

Art Vandelay
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PostPosted: March 7, 2006 6:56 PM 

actually on the special features on the DVD they said that they would film all the scenes they could in front of a live audience (indoor scenes and even walking street scenes). And the scenes that they could not film in front of a live audience they would film separately and then replay those scenes in front of a live audience and then record their laughs for the completed version. Well I am quite certain that that is correct. That's what I got from the DVD anyways.

Gendison
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PostPosted: March 7, 2006 11:12 PM 

They mean they would play the actual video, they wouldn't sit there in chairs and pretend they're on a subway.

Pennypacker
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PostPosted: March 8, 2006 11:48 AM 

am I and Vandalay the only people here who has watched the special features on the DVDs? they even show a clip from when they sit there on chairs pretending to be in a car.

HateTheDrake
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PostPosted: March 8, 2006 12:10 PM 

Hey! Hey! You take pinko commie DVD talk into the DVD forum with the rest of the lunatics! Or smooth some hot sheets with a...
I've...I've lost my train of thought.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: March 8, 2006 12:10 PM 

Why do think you're the only ones who have watched the special features? Just because nobody wants to talk about this anymore? Because anyone with any sense can tell the difference between a laugh track and live audience laughter, and that this discussion has been beaten into the ground by those who obviously can't tell the difference and need assistance from the DVD and/or have each season's laughter explained by others? Confused

Mister Wilhelm
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PostPosted: March 10, 2006 12:26 PM 

My mother has never laughed, can or no can.

Mookie
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PostPosted: March 10, 2006 1:12 PM 

I was never able to become a banker. Crying or Very Sad

Jimmy


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PostPosted: March 10, 2006 2:59 PM 

I just thought of a great name for myself if I ever become a banker.... Buck.

Curly
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PostPosted: March 11, 2006 7:57 AM 

And if you were a nudist banker, your name would be...

Curly
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PostPosted: March 12, 2006 7:08 AM 

And customers would win some cash if you didn't say hello.

Newman
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PostPosted: March 12, 2006 12:03 PM 

Newman eats a can of laughter a day Wink

Gendison
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PostPosted: March 12, 2006 1:57 PM 

...yeah, that's what he does.

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