Need to find a SPECIFIC laugh track
May 16, 2010 10:47 PM   Subscribe

LaughTrackFilter: Trying to find a specific laugh track featuring this annoying little boy's giggle, which seems to be prominent in all commercials featuring children at play. Does anybody know what I'm talking about?
posted by InterestedInKnowing to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
One of these from AudioSparx maybe?
posted by unliteral at 11:01 PM on May 16, 2010

Just tried that. There doesn't seem to be anything there. The next commercial I see, I'm just gonna have to write down the name of it. Because I know I'm not crazy.
posted by InterestedInKnowing at 11:13 PM on May 16, 2010

Have you tried looking in the effects that come with Final Cut (soundtrack)? I was digging in there recently and heard a lot of familiar stuff. Don't have it in front of me, but there's quite a selection of laughs in there.
posted by jardinier at 11:47 PM on May 16, 2010

Related? (see my own tangential comment in that thread)
posted by jozxyqk at 2:43 AM on May 17, 2010

I know exactly the giggle clip you're talking about. Once I noticed it, I couldn't un-notice it every other time I've heard it. If it helps, it's been around a while. The giggle (or at least one very much like it) can be heard in 1997's Diddy Kong Racing video game for the Nintendo 64.
posted by Servo5678 at 7:44 AM on May 17, 2010

Is this the one you're thinking of? I hear it everywhere. There are a few other similar sound effects linked from that page if it's not the same one you have in mind.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 8:06 AM on May 17, 2010

Thank you guys, I've received two great links to it. Now, I can start a campaign for commercials to stop using that giggle.
posted by InterestedInKnowing at 10:28 AM on May 17, 2010

Yes, that's the same one I was talking about in the other link (at least the end bit).
posted by jozxyqk at 2:18 PM on May 17, 2010

Following the trail of related threads, it looks like your giggling child is mentioned on the stock sound effect page on TVTropes (about 3/4 of the way down, under 'People'). It mentions a few other places it's been spotted.

It's funny, because even when I was reading this thread on a speakerless computer, I knew exactly what laugh you were talking about. I'm sure if I paid more attention, the ubiquity of stock sound effects would drive me mad.
posted by Gordafarin at 11:57 PM on May 18, 2010

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