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canned laughter

Recorded laughter that is commonly played during a TV show's humorous moments, as to encourage the audience to laugh as well. Of course that corny show uses canned laughter to try to convince us that it’s funny.
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canned laughter

Also, canned music. Prerecorded sound effects that can be played repeatedly, as in That canned laughter doesn't make his jokes any funnier, or Canned music is greatly reducing the number of musical jobs available. O. Henry had the term in his story, Cabbages and Kings (1903): "We'll export canned music to the Latins." Canned laughter today is often used in broadcasting to simulate the reaction of a nonexistent live audience. [c. 1900]
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Instead there was canned music at halftime and people twiddling their thumbs while they waited for the action to resume.
The canned music is Steely Dan, enough for us to feel energized and expect a good time.
And what we don't want is to be forced to listen to THEIR crappy canned music at the expense of talking to family and friends.
Piped music, canned music, muzak, lift music, airport music - call it what you will.
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The guide's editor, Fiona Stapley, said: "Piped music, canned music, muzak, lift music, airport music - call it what you will, it's there and our readers loathe it in any shape or form.
Before you reject Jazz Kings for praising "children's music," take note that Kinderjazz are not delivering you canned music or covers; these are new songs with the flavors of old, performed with unbreakable joy and impressive technical skill.
And they saw 400 people line-dance to canned music when the band was on break.
The mood wasn't helped by rather random canned music.
Go into your local pub and canned music blares out for the benefit of the staff - certainly not for the customers.
If youAAEre a dance fan, and especially if youAAEre a patron of modern dance, you have no doubt endured punishing sound systems and unpleasant volume levels in even the best theatersAunot to mention the flat, cold sound quality you get from even the finest large-scale amplification of canned music.
Attracting major media attention nationwide, delighting auds who clap along with the canned music and gasp aloud at the stunningly awful f/x, "Birdemic" has carved out a place in the pantheon of midnight movies.
Describing the program in the journal Expert Systems with Applications, the researchers have expressed the hope that it will one day bring about great changes in terms of the intrusive and repetitive canned music played in public places.
Thankfully, the Erocktavision soundtrack is light-years ahead of other adult films, which usually sport a cheesy, repetitive canned music loop to accentuate the moaning and groaning.
Canned music is to be piped throughout the corridors and music will also be used to enhance lessons in classrooms.