Did the producers take out the big camera and sound system and replace the equipment with a home camcorder? There should have at least been some noise including a "This is bad" sound when Jesse showed up when DJ was telling the boys how stupid they looked. And I have an idea of a few laughs while that scene was going on. Even the funniest character on the show (Kimmy Gibbler) didn't get a laugh.
If they weren't going to have a laughing track, they may as well have changed the animation from sitcom to the same animation that Gilmore Girls or The Young and the Restless has. Sitcoms never go well without a laughing track.
This is one of the reasons I'm glad I wasn't born yet back then. But the Baby Beluga bit cracked me up. Like when the tape broke, I had to ROFL. I at least had to give it a 7.5 for the Baby Beluga bit. I'm all about comedy.