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Why do people laugh at broad comedy?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dick Whitman, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'd like to hear from some of our resident TV-philes like Double Down.

    Why do people laugh at dumb, broad jokes on TV?

    I just saw the latest "Whitney" commercial. She calls someone "Spongeboob Sweatpants" and the live studio audience cracks up. NBC thought it was such a great line, they've centered this week's ad campaign around it.

    Who finds this shit funny? Why? What am I missing?
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    You're assuming more people are like you or DD than are like me. And you'd be wrong.
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Senses of humor are very odd things. Hard to find two that match. You should've watched the 60 Minutes thing tonight about Trey Stone and Matt Parker for the exception that proves the rule.
  4. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    I had to look up the term broad comedy, because I have never heard it before. For the record my grandmother knew what it meant :)

    The physical comedy stuff I will never get, one of my uncles loves The Three Stooges and I can't figure it out.
  5. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    How many threads do you start a day, seriously? With every thought that passes through your head? I find *that* funny. (Not meant to be insulting. It's just that if I notice someone starts a lot of threads, it must be a slew of them. I'm not that observant and I don't live on this site.)

    People laugh for different reasons. Many times I laugh because I'm laughing at the people who are laughing at something I find amazingly non-funny. In the end, all it does is add to the laughter.

    Personally, I don't get broad humor. At all. I like understated "King of the Hill"-type humor -- where you have to think about it first.

    But if a whole room of people is laughing at something I think is stupid, yeah, I do laugh at them.

    Not that I'd ever be in a sitcom audience. I'd probably be kicked out for not laughing.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    KJIM, our rent's not that high; you can live here.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I've actually had some time off the last few weeks. So lots of free time. Ending soon, though.
  8. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Yeah...broads make me laugh...their lipstick and stilettos shoes and such.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Frank Sinatra.
  10. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Sooooooo, you're saying this place is no Greenwich, eh?
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Heck, one can live in Greenwich, too, but it would give Stain a coronary
  12. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Dick's next thread: Why do birds suddenly appear?
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