Jakob and Mandi talk about television sitcoms. The TV genre which, previous to the advent of reality TV, was considered the lowest form of TV. After soap operas and afternoon talk shows, that is. And late-night infomercials. But low down there, regardless. Anyway, in this episode they do a survey of the form over the decades with WKRP (late-70’s), Friends (mid-90’s) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (today). Also discussed: Three’s Company, Cheers, Frasier, Gilmore Girls and Will & Grace. And don’t worry, the laugh-track cuts out about 10 minutes into the episode.
Behold the awkward pain that is Friends with no laugh track.