At Merlotte’s: A True Blood Sitcom

Oh, what a laugh track can do.

Something I love about True Blood is how the writers insert humour into the darkest places — figuratively and literally — without reducing each scene to something crass and empty. The meaning and integrity of each character remains. We get to feel smart, and the narrative rolls on with nary a twitch. Save for you, Terry Bellefleur.

That said, this video is an incredible study in pacing. The laugh track is laid in to absolute perfection, canned laughter judiciously selected to fit each “punchline.” *cue laughter*

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