25 Things Sitcoms Seriously Need To Stop Doing
If I have to hear one more laugh track...
The dad is stupid but loveable, while the mum is an uptight bitch.
Everyone dates everyone else in the one friendship group.
"Fat" versions of characters are made to seem stupid, slobby, and ugly.
Characters always have the most annoying catchphrases.
Huge things happen in one episode, and then never effect subsequent storylines/are never mentioned again.
Everyone always looks really nice, even if they're just hanging out at home.
Sex is always so... clean.
The meals are always full-on (although you rarely see people actually eating).
Nobody says "bye" on the phone.
Characters with time-consuming jobs never seem to actually be at work.
Random, never-before-heard-of characters suddenly appear in later seasons.
One character is always bullied for laughs.
People never say what they mean.
The rare occasions that there are nonwhite/cis/straight characters, they're typically marginalised.
Characters have babies but hardly ever see/talk about them.
There are those random, lazy episodes that are entirely made up of clips/flashbacks from other episodes.
Or the gimmicky episodes that have nothing to do with the overall plot.
Little kids are unrealistically intelligent and precocious, and do things that cause chaos without really getting into trouble.
Characters are recast with actors who look nothing like the original.
Will they/won't they plotlines.
No one EVER locks their doors.
People go to bed with full faces of makeup, and when they wake up and it's still perfect.
Groups of friends are present for every single life event.
When two characters kiss there's that annoying "oooooooh."
And laugh tracks. Oh god, the laugh tracks.
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