Efficiency in Comedy: The Office vs. Friends

30-Apr, 2018
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An entire episode of Friends without any dialogue:
I think we can all agree that laugh tracks are terrible. They're obnoxious, unnecessary, and an obvious waste of time- but exactly how much time? How much of an average episode of a sitcom like Friends is JUST laughter? That's the question I attempt to answer in this video.
This video was one I've been slowly writing for a few months, and one I had a ton of fun making. I know it's very different than anything I've put on this channel so I'm hoping you guys are on board. As you can probably tell, this was heavily inspired by the style of nerdwriter1 (uzworld.info/player/video/bKG_l72vqqSxZGc), one of my personal favorite youtubers.
It's a weird video because it combines comedy and math- two things that are very different. But if you've followed me on here for a while, you know that math is a strangely consistent theme in a lot of my videos. For some reason a love of statistics is deeply ingrained in my brain and there's just nothing you can do to change that so stop trying please.
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  • thanks for watching guys, I know this video is different from my usual format but I'm really happy with it. Also don't forget to use my link so dollar shave club doesn't regret paying me :-) www.dollarshaveclub.com/drew

    Drew GoodenDrew Gooden2 yil oldin
    • Chill man you are just ripping friends off when it's actually the best show according to many people, what's your issue?

      Meenakshi JijiMeenakshi Jiji11 kun oldin
    • Efficiency in comedy? comedy does not have to be efficient, it rather has to be effective and your video failed right there. The comedy was when you said that the US version of the office is better, i laughed. The office to me is copying something funny the English made and failing miserably .

      Neo EthanNeo EthanOy oldin
    • te amo

      Pau SacconePau SacconeOy oldin
    • Yes

      NateGamer 918NateGamer 9182 oy oldin
    • Im sorry but you are wayyy too biased so this video is no fact just pure preference by the way The Big Bang Theory is a good show now how i met your mother thats baaad like disappointing ending , too much narration and way to much spoiling the future in the actual show plus very predictable

      ALT F4ALT F42 oy oldin
  • This video is ridiculously unnecessarily. While 4M people : interesting.

    Gaurav SinghGaurav SinghSoat oldin
  • Lol. seems like this video editor is a blind friends hater. Friends is like literally a part of some people's daily routine. Friends is better than office any day

    MANOJMANOJ16 soat oldin
  • The thing is... *TWO SITCOMS WITH DIFFERENT STORYLINE CAN CO-EXIST AND ENTERTAIN PEOPLE* You don’t have to hate the other one to love the other one, both of them are good at their places! (Personally have no problem with laugh track and no problem with no laugh track until I’m entertained)

    Ajinkya ChavanAjinkya Chavan16 soat oldin
  • Friends is literally the G.O.A.T of sitcoms..after season 7 office is shit

    MANOJMANOJ16 soat oldin
  • wait who's the bad actor

  • I think Friends is funny not for its jokes, but for its simplistic, everyday humour, that we do kind of have among friends.

  • imagine you skip the friend's data research in this video cause it's so boring.

    Ashu KuAshu Ku22 soat oldin
  • Just the thumbnail is enough to make me sad. I love both the shows 😔

    SaumyaSaumya23 soat oldin
  • You earned a dislike dude😂😂- sorry for being Mean, I’ll share this video in-order to give you more dislikes😂😌

    Waruna Prasad RupasingheWaruna Prasad RupasingheKun oldin
  • I love how i met your mother more than others.

    Ayun BhusalAyun BhusalKun oldin
  • didn't need to see the video to tell which one is infinitely better lol

    Sargoth rozSargoth rozKun oldin
  • easily the office

    Potato is goodPotato is goodKun oldin
  • you made me watch rhe office and i loved it ❤️ thank you

    Munem Yeaesin KhanMunem Yeaesin KhanKun oldin
  • Friends is not that great. I just love Joey.

    Vivek RaiVivek RaiKun oldin
  • 9:36 In the description: *also its courtney cox.*

    Joe MamaJoe Mama2 kun oldin
  • 53 million views - friends final episode. 6 million views - office final episode. End of discussion.

    Dave XXLDave XXL2 kun oldin
  • Video is not bad but he spent half of it summarising and gushing over an episode of the office

    B AB A2 kun oldin
  • Seinfeld is the best!

    Veda MallVeda Mall2 kun oldin
  • Efficiency in Comedy :Friends vs Seinfeld We need it!!!

    Naveed KhanNaveed Khan2 kun oldin
  • I love b99. No laughter tracks

    Nick LopesNick Lopes3 kun oldin
  • Bbt, himym, friends or even the office I don't care Rick and Morty is the funniest

    Ziad MohamedZiad Mohamed3 kun oldin
  • I love how many comments are people whining about his video based on their personal taste in show:) It's not like he reiterated it was all opinion based multiple times or anything. Then we've got people coming on here to proclaim self righteous crap like: "Ur so stuipid, delete your channel. I clicked off after 7 seconds." Heheh, don't worry Drew, people like that took time out of their day to comment on your video:) They were quite obviously here more than 7 seconds. Comments under this vid are hilarious...

    Dicon Dissectional ReactionsDicon Dissectional Reactions3 kun oldin
  • I like both but it depends on my mood. If I want a relaxed show I would watch friends but if I wanted a funny show i'd watch the office.

    Ave WAve W3 kun oldin
  • Fire drill episode is my personal favourite

    Afifah TahsinAfifah Tahsin3 kun oldin
  • The Office iss besttt

    Afifah TahsinAfifah Tahsin3 kun oldin
  • Who TF said F.R.I.E.N.D.S have laugh tracks?? 📌They perform infront of live audience and in some scenes we can clearly understand that they are people sitting infront of them. 📌If you see the bloopers or behind the scenes of friends you can see the audience. The actors sometimes engage with them and also they wait for the laughs to get finished so that they can continue their acts. ( you can search the bloopers ) 📌And also when celebrities come to the show you can hear the cheering of the audience and also when something special happens in the show we can literally hear the true reaction of the audience ( don't say that they are also sfx ) 📎Note : sometimes they use laugh tracks when they are not shooting in the studio, because otherwise the viewers may find something missing or experience something changed.. i.e outside, busy places, bus etc.. but these situations rarely occurs as they spend more time shooting indoors. 🚫Please use some research before putting a video like this.🙄 By a true and proud friends fan.❤ #friendsforever

    90'spoets90'spoets3 kun oldin
  • No way u can’t even compare friends and the office like the office isn’t even that funny like the whole show I only laughed like 3 times but friends I legit have a laugh session after each episode

    Shoogy KhalidShoogy Khalid4 kun oldin
    • @Morgle No dude, because humor is subjective.

      We as WHOLEWe as WHOLEKun oldin
    • Cause ur stupid.

      MorgleMorgle3 kun oldin
  • FRIENDS is only better in character development as compared to other popular sitcoms.

    saurav kumarsaurav kumar4 kun oldin
  • The first time I watched and heard those "tinny laughs", I didn't like it either. I thought they were unnecessary and stupid, or that, at least, it was better that they didn't exist than they existed. But I got used to it, and I quickly found the series funny and easy to watch. Tin laughs are no longer a problem for me, they are like a short break for me to laugh at jokes (which for the most part were good, and I think for tin laughs to work, jokes have to be good otherwise it is simply awkward). As I liked friends, I started looking for more and more sitcoms to watch, and I quickly discovered that there were sitcoms without the giggles, and I felt that in these series without giggles there was something missing, the jokes were no longer funny, maybe (probably) it's a matter of habit, but it quickly dawned on me that sitcoms without tinny laughs had to unfold faster, and I always had the feeling that I was being bombarded with jokes all the time, and that it took the essence out of them, it just seemed like the characters were constantly trying to make fun of it, and they never had it, those awkward stops where you could see the reactions of the characters while listening to the laughter were missing.

    Riqui FerRiqui Fer4 kun oldin
  • I agree that the office is more funny but I think friends is the better show because nestalga and legacy also have to be taken into account. Also Jim looking at the camera every five seconds is basically the same as a laugh track

    Alexis K.Alexis K.4 kun oldin
  • When he said TBBT is the worst show, I just stopped there

    Samarth VaidyaSamarth Vaidya4 kun oldin
    • Not the worst but one of the most overrated

      FranciscoFrancisco2 kun oldin
  • i couldnt agree more

    Mariana Kucerija 1-3Mariana Kucerija 1-34 kun oldin
  • Drew: I HATE LAUGH TRACKS!! me: let's like, subscribe, and do everything else to help this man grow his channel.

    MOVIE ManiacsMOVIE Maniacs4 kun oldin
  • friends is not just about jokes. it's also about the grow and friendship and love...

    Ou SOu S4 kun oldin
  • I have seen all the episodes of both series and i am a big fan of office too But but but office is nothing compared to friends...

    Abdulahad KhanAbdulahad Khan4 kun oldin
  • I have seen all the episodes of both series and i am a big fan of office too But but but office is nothing compared to friends...

    Abdulahad KhanAbdulahad Khan4 kun oldin
  • I like The Big Bang Theory

    Priyansh AgrawalPriyansh Agrawal4 kun oldin
  • For me the laugh track makes it feel like I’m watching it with people and I kinda get that feeling you have when you’re in on a inside joke

    Jon ArbuckleJon Arbuckle5 kun oldin
  • Friends season one is good, Office seasons 1-7 is great. I like friends but I Lov the office

    George CostanzaGeorge Costanza5 kun oldin
  • I love Friends. End of.

    vuyokazi sodingavuyokazi sodinga5 kun oldin
  • I thought friends was funny

    Kalel ArtKalel Art5 kun oldin
  • Even though saying TBBT is the "worst show ever" is in itself a nonsense, But what is even worst is saying that without even watching the whole show! Is that how you criticise things?

    leadingworldleadingworld5 kun oldin
    • @fishbitez ok I see 😅

      leadingworldleadingworld3 kun oldin
    • @leadingworld my parents have it on all the time. trust me, i have seen more than i would have ever liked to.

      fishbitezfishbitez3 kun oldin
    • @fishbitez So it's just the first impression. I should at least see a season to claim that "it is the worst"

      leadingworldleadingworld3 kun oldin
    • i don't need to watch the entirety of the big bang theory to know that the mere thought of it makes my organs want to shut down one by one

      fishbitezfishbitez4 kun oldin
  • okay, i got ur point. but u need to remember that friends was set like, 25 years ago. comedy show's audiences have changed sooo much, but for the time, friends was a total blast. u dont like the show style? chill out, it wasn't made for u

    Ana Clara CastroAna Clara Castro5 kun oldin
  • Watching The office gives me anxiety. Especially Micheal.

    Vimal PrakashVimal Prakash5 kun oldin
  • Friends is fast food. The Office is gourmet shit.

    Luke FerraroLuke Ferraro5 kun oldin
  • This is brilliant

    jody isaacsjody isaacs6 kun oldin
  • Himym review please 🔥

    Tanvi GhanTanvi Ghan6 kun oldin
  • That's why I only watch B99 and office now

    Apex GamingApex Gaming6 kun oldin
  • im at the comments before watching the video. the office is straight up hilarious but i enjoyed friends without really finding it comical. it was more like Full House with some sexual humor and a few puns. but still pretty good

    Kylei WalkerKylei Walker6 kun oldin
  • i can agree with you on friends, it's not as funny but still really good though, but screw you for saying big bang theory and LELE PONS worst, big bang theory is equal to friends and LELE is freaking AWESOME!!!!!

    Krish RajpalKrish Rajpal6 kun oldin
  • Forgive me, but Big Bang was actually kinda funny.

    Unholy RavioliUnholy Ravioli6 kun oldin
  • Delete your channel man you’re so stupid

    singhsingh6 kun oldin
    • His channel is good, watchu talkin bout

      microwaved chickenmicrowaved chicken11 soat oldin

    vaibhavivaibhavi7 kun oldin
    • Bro if a show was only good for its laugh tracks then it's prob not a good show...

      microwaved chickenmicrowaved chicken11 soat oldin
  • Guess what is the best episode of breaking bad Yup its Season 5 episode 14(Ozymandius)

    Sudhanshu SahooSudhanshu Sahoo7 kun oldin
  • I’ve never seen either of these shows but I’ve been to NYC and Scranton countless times and I like Drew Gooden so I guess I’ll watch this

    Рози РозаРози Роза7 kun oldin
  • How do people who like Friends enjoy their food if they have no taste?

    Anita PuAnita Pu7 kun oldin
  • Ditched this vid after 30 seconds. Such a crappy stereotype

    SportsFan 27SportsFan 277 kun oldin
  • Brooklyn 99 and parks and recreation are my favorite shows

    Deeksha BhamidipatiDeeksha Bhamidipati7 kun oldin
  • "scientific endeavour"😂 Talks about comedy shows.

    Deeksha BhamidipatiDeeksha Bhamidipati7 kun oldin
  • Thank you UZworld for recommending me a video of a crybaby who wants everything he's way..

    Sadma AasiqSadma Aasiq7 kun oldin
    • Did you even watch the video...

      microwaved chickenmicrowaved chicken11 soat oldin
  • the office is literally the less comedy show i´ve ever seen, it's disgusting and I really don't understand why people like that shit

    DareshDaresh7 kun oldin
  • 9:35 Are we thinking about the same 6th person!!?

    Kumar NileshKumar Nilesh7 kun oldin
  • Friends is like a drug for me ...I’ve been watching it for ages and whenever I feel crap or disconnected from reality and general ...Friends just brings me back

    IKELLAIKELLA8 kun oldin
  • Laugh tracks are bothering you because they are not letting you sink into the world of the sitcom, but Office cast acting like actual idiots most of the times is ok and you have no issue to immerse and believe that these are real people?

    Paweł CzechowiczPaweł Czechowicz8 kun oldin
  • Why are even comparing it?? Friends is not even close tbh.

    armaan shaikharmaan shaikh8 kun oldin
  • It's ross isn't it

    Sam GBSam GB8 kun oldin
  • The office is plain darn racist

    Love HeartLove Heart8 kun oldin
  • Dude! Laugh tracks principle was the origin of tv. It’s was a play with cameras on it. Have you played a Bball game with and without an audience- it’s not right or wrong, just different- grown up

    Ryan GrayRyan Gray8 kun oldin
  • I love the big bang theory

    Pedro GuntherPedro Gunther8 kun oldin
  • The cpr tune and scene saved a life in real world, I read it on news but can't find now. Anyone ?

    Rejected ideasRejected ideas8 kun oldin
  • Here is my recommendation- watch Gintama! It's the best comedy I have watched till date.

    dilip jaindilip jain8 kun oldin
  • the office is absolutely my ultimate favorite show. amazing

    kimikimi8 kun oldin
  • @droopy

    HectorHector8 kun oldin
  • laugh tracks are pathetic

    kimikimi8 kun oldin
  • Office💎❤️

    Rachit SoinRachit Soin8 kun oldin
  • i love the way they make eye contact with the camera

    Aiman MalikAiman Malik8 kun oldin
  • Friends definitely gets shit on way too much. Sure, comedy is entirely subjective, but I sincerely think that friends is actually somewhat funny. A lot of people hate it for the sake of it, but it’s light-hearted and so comforting. The laugh track can be so distracting, especially when the joke isn’t especially funny, but the storylines and jokes are still good in my opinion.

    Joe SantinoJoe Santino8 kun oldin
  • There are people who love both ok

    Aditi SoniAditi Soni8 kun oldin
  • Personally,I feel like friends is a great show to keep on the background,while the office needs more attention but is more funny? Both are great shows though,with different strengths

    Arun MunagalaArun Munagala8 kun oldin
  • Ok but I got really offended when you said tbbt was the worst show. It’s just not for everyone.

    Akshayaa MAkshayaa M8 kun oldin
  • I'm glad this wasn't a "One show is better than the other" type video, I recently started watching Friends because it seemed mainstream to dislike so I had to see for myself but I actually quite like it

    Kaotic PhoenixKaotic Phoenix9 kun oldin
  • The writing and acting on the office was just to good to waste 5 minutes on laugh tracks or in between cuts. Even the deleted scenes are better then most sitcoms. Watched both shows multiple times but the office is a masterpiece!!!

    Tiben nnTiben nn9 kun oldin
  • No one talking about Mr. Bean's laugh tracks...

    KushagraKushagra9 kun oldin
    • It actually fits well with the style of the show, it would feel empty with no one talking making noise

      FranciscoFrancisco2 kun oldin
    • I'll allow it. It's ssooooo good.

      HHH HHHHHH HHH4 kun oldin
    • Well Mr. Bean is actually good show (imo)

      PaxPax8 kun oldin
  • The use of Comic Sans is just so... comic.

    J PJ P9 kun oldin
  • There's nothing like friends.....

    Tarun SharmaTarun Sharma9 kun oldin
  • It's like comparing a Serious action film with a Comedy action film. The Office and FRIENDS are both of comedy genre but the direction and scrip-writing types are completely different which give both of them their own characteristic feel and fun.

    KushagraKushagra9 kun oldin
  • No one talking about Modern Family? Me :

    KushagraKushagra9 kun oldin
    • @Khader Basha Mohamed 😂😂This is truly a doggy-dog world( #HailGloria'sEnglish )

      KushagraKushagra9 kun oldin
    • YAAS!!Thank you, GLORIA PEOPLE!!I mean,Baby Cheeses for Baby Jesus 😂😂😂.Hello,Phil Dunphy people-Juliana and Clive Bixby

      Khader Basha MohamedKhader Basha Mohamed9 kun oldin
  • Still Friends is best and funniest show for me.....

    ashu rathiashu rathi10 kun oldin
  • Brookline nine nine is the very best ❤

    Gautham__srGautham__sr10 kun oldin
  • Then don't watch it.

    nas oonas oo10 kun oldin
  • Still wondering who that bad actor is in friends.

    Dragonshot67 8Dragonshot67 810 kun oldin
    • Me too. Probably the least successful actor of the bunch??

      Rohith PadikkalRohith Padikkal10 kun oldin
  • Should be renamed Drew's Preference in Comedy. I can't watch The Office but I can watch Friends all day every day.

    DizzyDizzy10 kun oldin
    • The jokes in the office go right over yoit head... you need to be at least moldly cultured to like the office

      Kian RossKian Ross7 kun oldin
  • Wasn't Friends recorded in front of a live audience?

    DizzyDizzy10 kun oldin
    • Just because a show has a live audience doesn’t mean a laugh track is never used.

      JekyllJekyllKun oldin
    • Yes. This video is stupid.

      90'spoets90'spoets3 kun oldin
  • Friends is basicly drugs for me. If I ever feel down it instantly makes me happy.

    McLovinMcLovin10 kun oldin
  • But Drew, at least 1 minute of every friends episode is "atmosphere".

    T PrimeT Prime10 kun oldin
  • Schitt's creek is another show which is kinda underrated.

    ammu kuttiammu kutti10 kun oldin
    • I just started watching it a little while ago I was really iffy about watching it for a while but I finally decided to watch it while being in a bored abyss of not having shows to watch and I put it on I LOVE IT it’s like the best show ever

      Moop GameMoop GameKun oldin
    • KINDA it’s sooooo underrated

      Love HeartLove Heart8 kun oldin
  • Office vs friends Meanwhile b99 :- noice toit

    Ankit ChauhanAnkit Chauhan10 kun oldin
  • The office from season 1 till 6 is the best

    selena toŕselena toŕ10 kun oldin
  • There's not one single trustworthy soul in the universe that prefers Frinds over The Office.

    Flávio HollandaFlávio Hollanda10 kun oldin
    • Come on ...i do..u cant compare them you know

      Fiza ShaikhFiza Shaikh9 kun oldin
    • yea thats cause frinds isn't a real show

      person that existsperson that exists10 kun oldin