“Two And A Half Men,” without the laugh track, but with commentary

Remember how recently someone posted a video of the popular CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, but removed the audience's laughter from the scene in an attempt to point out how the jokes in the scene might not have been so funny? That inspired some different opinions on the nature of sitcoms and laugh tracks. Well, it was only a matter of time before the comedy community turned its eyes toward the even more popular CBS sitcom, Two and a Half Men. Especially since most people I run into in comedy are not fans of the show that stars Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer and an ever-growing kid, and way too many sexual innuendos as punchlines week after week.

So. The grown-up kids at CollegeHumor took aim on the show by examining this opening scene from an episode without the laugh track, telling us what you probably really heard from a cranky audience member. Ready for that? Roll the clip! Then discuss and debate how the most basic jokes about sex have appealed to wide audiences for generations upon generations.

Sean L. McCarthy

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3 thoughts on ““Two And A Half Men,” without the laugh track, but with commentary

  1. I love the show it always make me laugh , Allan is the idiot that always getting in trouble and the cheap , and charlie is the fool that always play of Latin lover and is the drunk jingle player and jake which is the dummy.

  2. I haven’t seen that episode before and I keep laughing and missing the bits telling me how unfunny it is.

  3. Charlie cracks me up in this movie. Allan kind of scares me, mostly because he’s super femmy. Which drives me insane. But Jake is the best thing about this show. I think i’ve seen every episode.. its possible that i haven’t though.

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