Originally Posted by Robstar
You've got the general idea, though 2 Broke Girls might not be the best example. Like you pointed out, they telegraph all of their jokes, but I'd argue that has more to do with the quality of the material and the predictable nature of their punchlines and pacing.
Some people posit that these shows stop being funny when you remove the laugh track, but that's ignoring that the tracks are the glue holding it all together and that by taking them away you're effectively changing the nature of all of the delivery. You can't take away the primary ingredient from a recipe and expect the dish to not taste differently; that's just unreasonable.