I just have to ask... Why the sudden hatred of it? Or have people have always hated it all along? I notice that people get easily annoyed with the laugh track in today's shows like The Class, but yet, it doesn't bother them with past shows like Diff'rent Strokes. I thought it was louder and more annoying back then. Even worse is the applause and the ovation cheer when a big-time celebrity shows up for the first time.