Laugh Track/Playing With
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Basic Trope: A laugh track is played after a joke is said or done.
- Straight: Whenever a joke is said, a laugh track is played.
- Exaggerated: Laugh track's reaction to joke is exaggerated compared to real life so even a hysterical laughter is played on every minor joke.
- Alternatively: A laugh track plays every ten seconds, for no reason at all.
- Justified: The laughter comes from an in-universe audience.
- Inverted: Whenever someone tells a joke, a crying track is played.
- 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.
- Deconstructed: The character is an insecure comedian who has to pay people to laugh at his jokes.
- Alternatively: 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.
- Alternatively: The aliens decide they've had their fun/are bored with the show/need to sleep, and go to another household.
- 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.
- Defied: The comedian then ostentatiously snaps the laugh track in two before starting their routine.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Plotted A Good Waste: The Laugh Track ruins the show, but on purpose.
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