See Jay Flop. Look, See Jay Flop. - Macleans.ca
 

See Jay Flop. Look, See Jay Flop.


 

I’m not even completely sure what point this is supposed to be making, but it’s strangely hypnotic: “The Jay Bombs Show”. You click on the embedded clip, and it plays a series of jokes from The Jay Leno Show with audience laughter removed, intercut with shots of an unappreciative audience and shots of Leno looking nervous or needy, to make it look like he’s bombing over and over again. Here’s one example, but to play all of them you have to go to the site and click on the clip (then it plays all the clips in succession).

One reason why this works is that whoever made the clips has put in crowd noise underneath the long, awkward pauses. This much-forwarded clip of The Big Bang Theory with audience laughter removed, on the other hand, is quite poorly done, since the creator of the clip didn’t put in anything (music or ambient noise) to give a sense of what the show might actually be like without laughter.


 
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  1. This is awesome.

  2. Thank you for commenting on that The Big Bang Theory clip that's making the rounds. So many people are saying the slip just shows how woefully unfunny TBBT is. But there's a difference between stripping a laugh track from a one-camera show (like when the MASH DVDs remove those laugh tracks), and eliminating the laughter from a show filmed in front of a live audience. The show was written and performed with that live audience in mind. You can't strip them away. It's such a common misperception that shows like TBBT and Two and a Half Men have laugh tracks. It's real laughter.