Playing With: Laugh Track

Basic Trope: A recorded laughter is played after a joke is said or done.
  • Straight: Whenever a joke is said, you hear recorded laughter.
  • Exaggerated: Laugh track's reaction to joke is exaggerated compared to real life so even a hysterical laughter is played on every minor joke.
  • Downplayed: Laughter is played after a joke is said or done, but the show doesn't pause for laughter.
  • Justified: The laughter comes from an in-universe audience.
  • Inverted:
    • Whenever someone tells a joke, a crying track is played.
    • Someone is graphically shown to crudely amputate a limb. A laugh track plays.
    • Alternately: Cricket track.
    • Alternatively, characters laugh out loud followed by a joke track.
    • Alternatively, when a joke is made, a track of the audience crying out Dude, Not Funny! plays.
  • Subverted: There is a laugh track - which goes suddenly silent after the joke goes too far.
  • Double Subverted: As the joke Crosses the Line Twice, the laughter cautiously starts up again.
  • Parodied: The laugh track plays when no joke has been made, and a character lampshades the mistake.
  • Zig Zagged: When a joke is played, the audience doesn't laugh, but on another joke, they do laugh.
  • Averted: No laugh track is used in the show.
  • Enforced: "All the other comedies on the network have one. How will the viewers know when you're being funny otherwise?"
  • Lampshaded: "Ah, a laugh track. How droll".
  • Invoked: The comedian brings a tape player with a laugh track onto the stage.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The comedian then ostentatiously snaps the laugh track in two before starting their routine.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • The character is an insecure comedian who has to pay people to laugh at his jokes.
    • A race of puppylike alien beings is staring at them from afar. It constantly begs for entertainment, regardless of how exhausted the people are, ultimately driving them all insane.
  • Reconstructed:
    • His laugh track actually works in encouraging a genuine reaction.
    • The aliens decide they've had their fun/are bored with the show/need to sleep, and go to another household.

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