Are laugh tracks really 'dead people laughing'?
In the movie, "Man on the Moon", it has Andy Kaufman (Character) say that the laugh tracks used are of "dead people", implying that they were recorded so long ago that the original people are dead.
Is that true -- how old are the laugh tracks? I would imagine if they dont update them, a good portion of the laughter you hear is indeed of the dearly departed.
A bit creepy -- does anyone know when the latest laugh tracks used on TV were actually recorded? Are we talking 1950's?