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Watch the Pilot of 'Guys With Kids' Online Right Now, If You Want

Guys with Kids got the sneak preview treatment last night. Well, if you missed it, you can watch it online. The show premieres in a couple weeks, so you have some time, if you're busy right now. I should warn you, it is quite multi-camera. The show starts with producer Jimmy Fallon pleasantly informing us/warning us that the show was taped in front of a studio audience and afterward, boy does that studio audience make itself known. They laugh almost instantly in the first scene, for seemingly no reason, as all that happens is the three fellas cheer a basketball play. To be fair, it was a Harlem Globetrotters [...]

Laugh with, Not at, the Laugh Track

Unpopular Opinions is a bi-weekly column in which a writer takes a stand against popular opinion, whether it's asserting the true merit of a supposedly guilty pleasure or dissenting against the universally lauded.

Cheers is filmed before a live studio audience.” Those are welcoming words to people of a certain age. They make you think about a home cooked meal after soccer practice. Or a sack of McDonald’s you happily shoved down your throat while waiting for your mom and dad to come home from their weekly night out. Or the can of still beer you guzzled by yourself after stealing it from the front yard of a frat [...]