Someone added a laugh track to Vader and Luke’s confrontation in Empire Strikes Back, and it makes the whole scene take on a new context — especially when Luke gets his hand cut off and the crowd wildly applauds. It’s not perfectly executed (less is more), but be that as it may, this is pretty clever.
I don’t know why somone hasn’t done this with more movies, especially some of the more serious ones. Let’s get a laugh track onto Saving Private Ryan‘s opening D-Day landing or whatever. [via]