While 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' would occasionally make a stab at humor, few would describe the sci-fi series, which ran between 1987 and 1994, as a comedy. But it turns out there was a great sitcom lurking beneath the intergalactic quandaries and technical jargon all along, and all it took was simple laugh track to unleash it.

A clever YouTuber cut together footage from the show with a cheesy laugh track, making the adventures of Captain Picard and crew way funnier than they were meant to be. Check out 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' as a sitcom, below:

[via BuzzFeed]