Friday, May 08, 2009

WAT CENTRAL IS FILMED BEFORE A LIVE STONED STUDIO AUDIENCE.

I'm so tired. So very tired, and this hot windy muggy bizarre weather we've been having here is not helping matters. There's a bad fire in Santa Barbara a bit up north. Beautiful little town too, going back to California's Spanish days.

I notice that comedy shows on television now like The Office and 30 Rock, are totally devoid of live studio audiences, and that the traditional classic sitcom method of filming is a dying art form. This kind of sucks, because I grew up with the sitcom, and even went to several live tapings back when I was a teenager! YEAH MAN! I went to see The Golden Girls and Empty Nest a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... While the live studio audience way is arduous and it can take a good two to three hours to film a show to get it right, (sometimes requiring us to laugh again at the same joke over and over), the finished product is always pretty darn good. Remember classic shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, and Roseanne? Sure you do, and all of them are memorable not just for their superb writing and acting, but it was thanks to being filmed before those studio audiences that those shows had that extra live Broadway/theater-like quality! The pioneer in this field was the immortal I Love Lucy show, and many times a joke was made funnier when hearing the roar of a studio audience's laughter on many of the shows that followed this format. There are still a few traditional sitcoms here and there I believe, but no standouts as it once was...They don't even write cool theme songs anymore, like they once did!

The legalization of marijuana is coming! IT IS COMING! WHAT TOOK IT SO DAMN LONG?! LOLOL! This means that California is well on its way to legally taxing a very important major resource of revenue and that we will all be able to light up and have a merry gay ole' time! I'm way overdue for my card, but am too cheap as of yet to pay the average $130 price to go to legit pot dealers for a good year. Wonder how it will be once Mary Jane is truly legal! You'll be able to go to the corner 7-Eleven I suppose? How weird will that be?! I mean really, I do know of many ridiculous potheads who overdo the herb and LIVE their entire waking hours baking on that stuff which I do not condone, but for such a light recreational rare user like mysef, this is wonderful! Of course, our retarded once-bodybuilder Hollywood star governor is pushing for this, because the state is severely broke! We'll see how it all pans/works out, but all of this is pretty freakin' fascinating.

It's the weekend! Here's to the classic sitcom that started it all! It just would not be the same without that live studio audience:


3 comments:

Todd said...

Arnold is just too cool sometimes. When things get tough, he always pulls out the big guns and blows things up.

Oh wait, that's only in the movies...

Sebastien said...

Ahhhh, the Office, one of my favorite shows.

I never had an affinity for studio audiences or laugh tracks. I found it distracting...

alice said...

I loved that episode of Lucy. Desi's straight man to her zany antics was so perfect. I still laugh like an idiot when I watch that show.

It would be cool to blaze up legally. But would it be as fun??