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13. I remember seeing the show with a laugh track, but my local/cable station has none. How did the series originally air?
165 of the original episodes aired *with* a laugh track; only "Sheriff for a
Day" (P-135) was produced without one. In syndication, many stations would
edit the episodes to fit commercials, often producing a rather shoddy
result, so Hanna-Barbera released an "official" edit of the episodes and
removed the laugh track in keeping with the laughless cartoons of today.
Some stations still air episodes with laugh tracks, though these are
undoubtedly still edited versions of the original episodes.
The "restored" episodes that premiered on the Cartoon Network in November of
1995 did *not* include a laugh track, and neither do most of the episodes that have been restored for DVD.
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