Television: Can the Laughter

When the cameras stopped grinding recently on an installment of I Love Lucy, Co-Star Desi Arnaz turned to thank the studio audience for its laughter during the filming of the show. Slipping up from behind, Lucille Ball crowned her husband with a pizza and the audience exploded. "That was the best laugh of the evening," chirped one spectator. "It should have been on the show." Chances are that it was—or will be. The laugh was captured on tape for Desilu Productions' library of canned laughter, from which the sound tracks of the company's...

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