Have you ever stopped to think about the laugh track that accompanies most sitcoms (including Seinfeld)?  Why do we need to hear other people laughing throughout the show?  Is the assumption that the viewer is too dumb to know when to laugh?  Do we need a hint?  You never see this on dramas, during sad moments, you don't suddenly hear sobs from a so-called studio audience.  Do laugh tracks really make sitcoms funnier or more enjoyable?  What would Seinfeld be like without the laugh track?  I really don't know.  Like most people, I'm used to it - sitcoms would seem strange without one.  In fact, I never gave it much thought until I started watching Curb Your Enthusiasm (by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David), which has no laugh track.   It seems strange at first, but soon begin to appreciate the humor because you think its funny, not because you hear laughter coming from your TV screen.  I like it.  Does this mean I that I would have enjoyed Seinfeld more without the laugh track?  I still don't know, and probably never will.