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The Office US Is The Funniest TV Show On The Planet, According To Science

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The Office US Is The Funniest TV Show On The Planet, According To Science

There are plenty of TV shows out there that will give viewers absolute belly laughs that make them gasp for air.

However, researchers wanted to see what the funniest show is on the planet and it appears The Office US has won the vote.

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Credit: NBC

OnBuy.com grabbed 120 people and sat them down to watch the top 10 funniest sitcoms chosen by comedy lovers.

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They found the American version of The Office provided the most amount of giggles, with one minute and 45 seconds of laughter registered per hour.

While that doesn't seem like a lot of laughs, you have to remember that sitcoms aren't all about the comedy.

The Office US is described as 'a motley group of office workers go through hilarious misadventures at the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company' and stars Steve Carell, Mindy Kaling, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and more.

Coming in second place is the equally funny (but apparently just not as much) Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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The cop comedy clocked one minute and 38 seconds of laughter per hour and viewers said the funniest season was the fifth instalment and season six was the least funny.

Following these two hilarious shows were Community, Parks and Recreation, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arrested Development, Friends, How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men.

The last show on the list was The Big Bang Theory, which, despite winning loads of awards, was deemed to be the least funny. There was an average of six seconds of laughter per hour, which is certainly lower than its competitors.

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The viewer consensus said: "Although the sarcastic dialogues are humorous, jokes about stereotyped characters and the constant laugh track can be unfunny and occasionally annoying."

OnBuy.com says it sourced the TV shows after surveying more than 2,700 fans. Then they got 120 volunteers, who had to wear headphones while watching the top 10 shows and they had a high-quality microphone placed next to them.

The researchers measured the total laughter notched during each episode and would only record laughs that reached more than 60dB.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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