What is this silence that surrounds us? Can it be measured? Can it be heard? More importantly, is Roommates—the ABC Family sitcom that is basically a parody of a sitcom made real—filmed in a void? Judging by this laugh-track-free clip of the show, the answer to that last question is yes.

(Via TV Squad)

Unsettling, right? I half-expected the camera to turn towards the studio audience and reveal a crowd made up entirely of those squat, angry, dark demons from Ghost, or for the whole set to be slowly swallowed by encroaching inky black darkness. Do you think ABC Famiy chose to post this clip without a laugh track just to put a big stark "!" on that deaf joke?  Because it worked.

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