Bill Bixby: Situation comedies are old-fashioned—they stick to formulas. I resent their music which is old fashioned. I resent the use of a laugh track. We use one—network policy [ABC]—I couldn't help it, although I resent it. As a viewer, I want to make the choice as to when to laugh. I don't want to be told. I want to get credit for some kind of intelligence. Sound effects are used in sit-coms to prime them up. They are all gimmickry designed to make the audience think that what they are seeing is fun. It's in the writing. They need more responsible writing. When it's lousy, they feel they need all these lousy inducements. It's a terrible thing to be running in fear.