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49: LOL




Prepare to get your funnybone/ulner nerve tickled! We take a closer look at the things that make us laugh: the rich surprise history of "That's What She Said" jokes, the invention of the Laugh Track, how MAD magazine came to be, comedy duos, and what actually makes hyenas laugh so much. 


RUNTIME: 50 minutes 37 seconds


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"Make'em Laugh" from Singing in the Rain  Amazon | iTunes 


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    The image of cat is looking so adorable. That one can make you much happier than the Brian song. I like the funny documentary, but they seem more elegant when they are uploaded with videos. Because process of presenting them make them much funnier to listeners.
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Obligatory volvo chant! SWEDEN SWEDEN SWEDEN SWEDEN!

February 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSwedish meatball

I just wanted to let you all know that on the M*A*S*H DVDs you have the option of turning off the laugh track (it's wonderful). Thanks for the great podcast and the only reason I look forward to Mondays!

February 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

According to my dictionary, the word 'vaudeville' comes from 'Vau (Val) d e Vire', the valley of the Vire in Normandy, where they began in the 15th century.

February 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia Lavender

I thought that Big Bang Theory did film in front of an audience?

April 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

Love the show but stop saying META!!!

We get it, your smart and cultured...but yeah, non more meta

October 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterME

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