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Did these classic TV sitcoms film in front of a live studio audience?

It's a tough quiz, but it's good for a laugh!

One of the trademark attributes of a sitcom is the use of laughter within the show. Dating back to the 1950s, television executives were looking for a way to regulate the laughter in their programs. Live audiences provided authenticity and interesting comedic beats for viewer to follow, but weren't always laughing at the jokes that needed to land. Alternatively, tracks with prerecorded laughter helped to inform the audience of laughing points and helped jokes land better, but didn't always sound authentic.

After relying on laugh tracks for much of the 1960s, the 1970s brought an era of mixing the live laughter and the fake, a technique known as "sweetening"; live studio audiences would provide the base laughter, and the tracks would be used to fill in the gaps.

We've compiled a list of shows and we want to know; even if the final edit of these programs was sweetened, did the shows film in front of a live studio audience? Give it your best shot!

  1. The Ed Sullivan Show
  2. The Munsters
  3. I Love Lucy
  4. The Andy Griffith Show
  5. Rhoda
  6. The Dick Van Dyke Show
  7. All in the Family
  8. The Beverley Hillbillies
  9. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  10. The Flintstones
  11. The Brady Bunch
  12. Mork & Mindy
  13. M*A*S*H
Did these classic TV sitcoms film in front of a live studio audience?

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