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post #61 of 253
Again, there's no laugh track, yeah it's an audience that maybe even gets paid to laugh with the classic "laugh" sign....

IDK who says she isn't hot, 2 sexy outfits in 2 episodes and an shower scene.. I want more of those...

I'll give it another shot..
post #62 of 253
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

Again, there's no laugh track, yeah it's an audience that maybe even gets paid to laugh with the classic "laugh" sign....

IDK who says she isn't hot, 2 sexy outfits in 2 episodes and an shower scene.. I want more of those...

I'll give it another shot..

She's sexy if you're into Olive Oil types. I'm not. She's got a pretty face though. Laugh track, fake audience, call it what you want but it ruins an already awful show. I've watched few shows with so many unlikeable fringe characters.
post #63 of 253
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

Again, there's no laugh track, yeah it's an audience that maybe even gets paid to laugh with the classic "laugh" sign....

In my book a live studio audience forced to laugh = laugh track. You can't possibly believe that the laughs are "real", unless you believe that the supposed audience laughs at EVERY OTHER sentence on this horrible show.
post #64 of 253
My wife and I still enjoyed the second episode. So far, we are enjoying this series.

I don't know what all the fuss is about with regards to the live audience laughter. Yes, the audience laughter was too loud in the overall sound mix in the pilot, but it got better in the second episode. I just don't understand how some members of this forum can object so strongly to the inclusion of live audience laughter in a show.

In my younger days, I attended live studio tapings of such great shows as All in the Family, Soap, and Third Rock From the Sun. They were great experiences, and the laughter was genuine. There were many other truly great TV comedies filmed in front of a live audience, that provided me with many, many years of quality entertainment. Shows like Cheers, The Odd Couple, The Bob Newhart Show, and many more. If I had turned off those shows simply because they included audience laughter, I would have missed some of the best television comedies ever created.

Am I suggesting that Whitney is as good as All in the Family or Cheers? Of course not. But so far it is the only new comedy that, in my opinion, I could potentially watch for the whole season. The rest of the freshman shows (Two Broke Girls, Up All Night, New Girl, and Free Agents) have already had their season passes cancelled.
post #65 of 253
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

My wife and I still enjoyed the second episode. So far, we are enjoying this series.

I don't know what all the fuss is about with regards to the live audience laughter. Yes, the audience laughter was too loud in the overall sound mix in the pilot, but it got better in the second episode. I just don't understand how some members of this forum can object so strongly to the inclusion of live audience laughter in a show.

In my younger days, I attended live studio tapings of such great shows as All in the Family, Soap, and Third Rock From the Sun. They were great experiences, and the laughter was genuine. There were many other truly great TV comedies filmed in front of a live audience, that provided me with many, many years of quality entertainment. Shows like Cheers, The Odd Couple, The Bob Newhart Show, and many more. If I had turned off those shows simply because they included audience laughter, I would have missed some of the best television comedies ever created.

Am I suggesting that Whitney is as good as All in the Family or Cheers? Of course not. But so far it is the only new comedy that, in my opinion, I could potentially watch for the whole season. The rest of the freshman shows (Two Broke Girls, Up All Night, New Girl, and Free Agents) have already had their season passes cancelled.

You dumped Up All Night and New Girl but kept Whitney? Is she a relative or do you just selectively watch bad shows?
post #66 of 253
My wife and I thought Episodes 1 & 2 were decent. I thought Episode 1 with Whitney in the nurses costume was an original and funny take on role-playing; A subject many sitcoms have attempted to tackle. Episode 2 was equally solid with perhaps slightly faster pacing. The dance floor scene had us in stitches.

I don't understand the vitriol expressed toward laugh tracks or studio audience laughter. I honestly can't say I noticed and I certainly didn't feel compelled to laugh b/c of it.

Full Disclosure: I park my receiver in night mode to better moderate the highs and lows and isolate the dialog. I really only care about the dialog for sitcoms as I'm not expecting to be blown away by explosions and applause and it's a PITA to keep rewinding to hear garbled dialog because the ambience track is too loud. This isn't just a Whitney problem. A lot of my local networks exhibit this problem.

With regard to Whitney. The wife and I both agree she's hot but in an anti-Sofia Vergara kind of way. She's tall, with a pretty face and no curves yet she managed to look smokin in that nurses outfit.
post #67 of 253
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

You dumped Up All Night and New Girl but kept Whitney? Is she a relative or do you just selectively watch bad shows?

Yes, I dumped two shows that failed to make me laugh in their second outings. No, she is not a relative. And no, I do not selectively watch bad shows. I watch shows that my wife and I find entertaining.
post #68 of 253
dump the sitcom facade and just let her do her standup routine. has to be better than the stifled situations and comic writing they've presented so far.

and i don't understand how anyone cannot be bothered by the forced audience laughter. they must be gettting paid per laugh.

it's extremely irritating........
lie fingernails on a chalkboard.

heck i might even give the show a second chance if they dump the laughtrack.
post #69 of 253
Her dialogue reads like she's simply doing stand-up directed at the other actors. But that's not a crime. Seinfeld was exactly like that for quite awhile. Fortunately for him though he had a solid cast. Whitney does not. Nor does it have solid scripts. The laughter has to be canned. How do you get a hundred+ people to laugh at exactly the same pitch for exactly the same amount of time over and over at the same jokes?
post #70 of 253
NBC orders full season of "Whitney" (along with "Up All Night"): http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/nb...-whitney-31532.
post #71 of 253
Nice! (I think)
post #72 of 253
Thumbs up!
post #73 of 253
Hopefully they move it off Thursday when the infinitely funnier 30 Rock comes back. The laugh track just isnt working on a night of comedy that doesn't have any.
post #74 of 253
+1
post #75 of 253
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Hopefully they move it off Thursday when the infinitely funnier 30 Rock comes back. The laugh track just isnt working on a night of comedy that doesn't have any.

Apparently I'm in the minority, but I just don't think 30 Rock is that funny. Too over the top for me.
post #76 of 253
Are there any midseason comedies scheduled for NBC? If not, this seems like a foregone conclusion. NBC added three new comedies to the four they already had, and Free Agents is dead (or about to be). Math dictates that they keep the remaining two for scheduling purposes.

EDIT: Actually, it appears NBC has three half-hour comedies for midseason, Vodka/Chelsea, BFF, and Bent. Those plus 30 Rock means NBC presently has an extra 30 minutes, though I suppose NBC could get serious about competing on Sunday nights and reduce The Apprentice to 90 minutes.
post #77 of 253
Trying to be delicate here, on a family forum... but did anybody watch Sunday Night Football this past weekend?

Al Michaels had to read a promo for "Whitney" and he stumbled on reading her name. I had a feeling like his mind went somewhere it shouldn't have as he was about to read that.
post #78 of 253
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

How do you get a hundred+ people to laugh at exactly the same pitch for exactly the same amount of time over and over at the same jokes?

In post. During sound editing they will increase or decrease audience levels appropriately or use the best recording from whatever take had the biggest response.

It my be taped in front of a live audience but just like dialog it doesn't mean the audience that was recorded during that exact take is being used.
post #79 of 253
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

In post. During sound editing they will increase or decrease audience levels appropriately or use the best recording from whatever take had the biggest response.

It my be taped in front of a live audience but just like dialog it doesn't mean the audience that was recorded during that exact take is being used.

Exactly... IF they get everything perfect on the first take all the time, then the laughs would always be genuine for that take... but when the actors mess up a few times, the audience is no longer surprised by the upcoming joke they've now heard for multiple takes... so once they get the take right, the audio guys have the task of synching the laughs from an earlier take with the later take where the scene went as intended.

That's bound to be a tough task... especially if the audience laughs at the mistake rather than the joke and throws off the timing.
post #80 of 253
Well so much for my opinion that New Girl is better than Whitney. Suffered through the latest New Girl this week and didn't laugh, chuckle, guffaw, or smile once. One of the absolute worst episodes of any show I'd ever seen.
post #81 of 253
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Trying to be delicate here, on a family forum... but did anybody watch Sunday Night Football this past weekend?

Al Michaels had to read a promo for "Whitney" and he stumbled on reading her name. I had a feeling like his mind went somewhere it shouldn't have as he was about to read that.

it can't be that bad to post here if it was said during the broadcast. go ahead and share it with us, or if not, pm me.
post #82 of 253
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Well so much for my opinion that New Girl is better than Whitney. Suffered through the latest New Girl this week and didn't laugh, chuckle, guffaw, or smile once. One of the absolute worst episodes of any show I'd ever seen.

yep, they both stink, but in terms of looks, zooey is more fun to watch than
whitney.
post #83 of 253
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Originally Posted by mr. wally View Post

it can't be that bad to post here if it was said during the broadcast. go ahead and share it with us, or if not, pm me.

Just to be safe...

Her name (or stage name anyway) is

It is in the credits each week. Al Michaels stammered a bit when reading it live on air, so you had to figure his mind went somewhere else and he wondered if someone was trying to punk him or something.
post #84 of 253
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Originally Posted by HDMe2 View Post

Just to be safe...

Her name (or stage name anyway) is

It is in the credits each week. Al Michaels stammered a bit when reading it live on air, so you had to figure his mind went somewhere else and he wondered if someone was trying to punk him or something.

watched the game and i kind of remeber that now that i understand your reference.

that was kinda funny.
post #85 of 253
Very funny episode tonight. It was probably the best of the season so far.
post #86 of 253
Haven't seen it yet but there was a racket ball scene for a commercial. Looked pretty damn funny.
post #87 of 253
^Oh, guess that's on a different episode.

Welp, tonight's episode was ok I guess. If I turn off my "male" it was funnier.
post #88 of 253
Another funny episode. The two leads have great chemistry. They remind me a lot of how well Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price play off eachother on Rules of Engagement.
post #89 of 253
I think the show is getting better as well. My wife seems to enjoy it so Ill stick around longer for her
post #90 of 253
That was pretty a $%#@ing hilarious episode. Lol
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