My questions are as follows...
Does this make the material in these shows any funnier than it actually is?
If they took it out would it feel like something was missing?
If they took It out do you feel like certain jokes would go over people's heads?
Does ensuring that there is always recoded laughter, in any way, mediate between two people who may not find the same things funny?
Is this laughter in anyway insulting to your intelligence?
Why does it only take place in comedies? (You won't hear an automated *gasp*, *oh no he didn't* or *that bitch* in any of your favorite soap operas...)
If there are any questions you think I have missed or have any of your own, feel free to point them out. While this topic may not be incredibly hard hitting or important i'd still like to know what your thoughts are.