i don't watch a lot of tv.
i really don't have a lot of respect for it. i have 4-5 shows that i watch regularly, but that's about it.
last night we watched the season finale of 'the office' and we were laughing so hard it hurt. that the character development was also fantastic was great, but 'funny' is really the bottom line.
why do we like to laugh? in my high school psychology class, one of my friends wrote a paper about the subject, but i obviously never read it.
yet cosmo was right: you can make the masses weep and have nothing to eat, but slip on a banana peel and the world's at your feet.
for some reason, we are drawn to funny. jared hess is the funniest person i have ever known personally, and whenever he would start telling a story, work would slow down and people would congregate around him, because we knew we would be laughing. and not just a courtesy laugh or even a sincere laugh, but a deep down laughing-until-it-hurts that you try not think about during the take, because you will just laugh again.
it's really fun to laugh, and it feels really good.
if you can make someone laugh, they like you.
i think tv is generally dumb, but shows that make me laugh will have me there every time.