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Ron Anders wrote:
Funny how as time goes by our sense of humor gets more jaded though.
I watch stuff that would make me roll on the floor only to make me go meh today.


I think there are three factors at work here.

Humour does tend to belong to a particular time/zeitgeist. That's not always true, of course, as there are genuinely timeless things - the Laurel and Hardy movies, the Phil Silvers Show and Hancock's Half Hour have always made me laugh in spite of being made before I was born - but the vast majority of comedy always seems to belong to the age in which it was created. Many comedies that I loved in the past now simply register as half-decent. That's not so often the case with drama where things tend to hold their appeal (or lack of) regardless of age.

Secondly, repetition does rather ruin a joke. Watch the funniest thing in the world a few dozen times and it won't be anywhere near as funny as it was the first time.

The other aspect, I think, is anticipation. When you're keyed up to laugh your head of because you did so during last week's episode and everyone has been talking about how brilliant it was, there's a far higher chance of you finding the next episode funny than if you came at it cold. This was probably more relevant back in the days when we watched things as they were broadcast but it still applies to an extent.

So we're maybe not quite as jaded as we think.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain

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