I totally get what some people are saying about the laughter sounding canned. I was at the recording of Fathers and Suns, and laughter was abundant and loud, often raucous. Yet the laughter on the broadcast episode sounds unnaturally neat, as if it's been packaged and modulated to within an inch of its life. The problem, obviously, is that Red Dwarf is just too funny. The cast are too funny. Heck, even the warm-up guy was too funny. Even the floor manager was funny! At the point where Ian Symes attempted to rap, well there just wasn't enough oxygen in the room. The laughter had to be tamed somehow.