Originally Posted by Hampshire
If that creeps you out you should watch old episodes of Johnny Carson.
That whole show is HOSTED by a dead guy.
No, not for me--that's different, because we know that he died, and it is not a shock -- anymore than to look at a picture of abraham lincoln or JFK.
The laugh track on the other hand implies that someone in the audience is laughing, right now, unseen, but in fact it is canned from 1950's people.