laugh track..


even if it was a live audience...you think it would have been better without one?

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It was a live audience, and I think it adds to the show, it's what makes it unique. Similar to how filming a war movie in a documentary fashion adds to the reality of the content, our notions of a standard live audience sitcom are shattered when the characters start cursing and talking about sex, race, etc. It's a new spin on an old vehicle.

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Personally, yes. Even when sitcoms are filmed before a studio audience a laugh track is often still used.

Ive never liked studio audiences and especially hate laugh tracks so from a personal point of view i think this would have been better without.

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no.

You missed the entire point of Lucky Louie. It was an experiment to try and bring back the classic live audience sitcom performances that of the Honeymooners. Its supposed to feel like a crappy set, its supposed to be live, and raw... its supposed to broad and big...

Watch old Honeymooners...

You may not find them funny today but realize they were and still are classics!!! They are timeless still to this day.

Lucky Louie brought the Honeymooners into modern times. Instead of "Bang zoom, one of these days Alice... To the moon!" We have "You're a *beep* a f*'n *beep*

And thats it in a nutshell.

Its an edgy honeymooners that pays homage to the honeymooners, which btw.. was edgy in its day as well. It still is in some ways. Most sitcoms are too scared to do the old "I'll punch my wife if she doesnt shut up" gag.

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Nobody "missed the point", it just would have been better without a laugh track. I get the style, it just doesn't work.

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You missed the entire point of Lucky Louie. It was an experiment to try and bring back the classic live audience sitcom performances that of the Honeymooners. Its supposed to feel like a crappy set, its supposed to be live, and raw... its supposed to broad and big...

Watch old Honeymooners...

You may not find them funny today but realize they were and still are classics!!! They are timeless still to this day.

Lucky Louie brought the Honeymooners into modern times. Instead of "Bang zoom, one of these days Alice... To the moon!" We have "You're a *beep* a f*'n *beep*

And that's it in a nutshell.

Its an edgy honeymooners that pays homage to the honeymooners, which btw.. was edgy in its day as well. It still is in some ways. Most sitcoms are too scared to do the old "I'll punch my wife if she doesn't shut up" gag.


Yes! This is exactly what I thought as I just watched the whole series. I think the laughed track gave it a good presence of an old family sitcom. I didn't know what to expect when I started Lucky Louie because I never read anything about the show before I watched it, although, I have been watching the recent Louie series. It really through me for a loop when I saw the sexual content and all the cussing.

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I'm just watching the first episode now and I was kind of expecting it to be like "Louie" but after the first few minutes I saw it was more "Sitcom" style that has an actual story line, unlike "Louie" which is more contained from episode to episode. I love his stand-ups but didn't think I would like this because it looked kind of lame and didn't have the production quality of a major sitcom like Friends/Everybody Loves Raymond/etc... The audience/laugh track is super annoying, even though Friends is pretty much my all-time favorite I absolutely despise the laugh track!

After reading that and watching more of it, I was expecting way too much out of it. I'm about 15 minutes in and it is pretty damn funny.

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I tried watching the pilot but the laugh track is just horrendous... sucked the life out of every joke. I thought it was awful and I stopped watching.

[ Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. ]

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Me too - just tried to watch pilot - lasted three minutes before switching off. It's like someone instructed the audience to laugh hysterically at the end of every line; makes it entirely unwatchable....



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Your loss then. The show gets much better in the second episode and beyond.

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I did the exact same thing today

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I love this show but the show is funny enough and adult as well that we don't need the obnoxious and OVERLY LOUD laugh track mixed with audience!Its a shame this was done as it dumbed it down for the smart audience!!!

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The writing was strong, but the laughter was bad, I get the point of trying to do an olschool sitcom thing, but it wasn't really cleverly done or anything, and Louie right now on FX is much better anyway.






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if it's a live audience it's not a laugh track

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I just recently watched the the show for the first time. The very first scene involved interaction between daughter and Dad with the endless "Why's", which stretched my patience (that joke has been way overdone over the years), and after the credits on that first episode I was afraid it was going be another animated series.

I think the laugh track and video tape (not film) is very low class for this HBO production, an experiment gone bad for the network to re-create a 70's style sit-com.

I still have a few episodes to watch, but I don't foresee any real hero on this one-season series. Louie and Kim both have had their sensitive moments with the girl so far as I have watched, but this looks mostly to me like a seriously R-rated spoof of "Rosanne", with an occasional peek under the blanket for the benefit of the ladies who enjoy a look.

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It is not a laugh track, Lucky Louie was filmed before a live audience. Louis CK stated this in a podcast with Marc Maron.

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There is no laugh track on this show. It's been stated a few times by Louis CK and Jim Norton

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