Andy Herd, the comic artist behind “Pandyland,” has trained a computer program to auto generate scenes from “Friends.” And no, it’s not just because he has too much free time.
“I was motivated by childlike fascination at the possibilities of machine learning and how it could be applied to humor,” Herd explained. “I think the scripts are actually better than some current TV sitcoms. I have received a lot of positive feedback.”
Not so fast, says “Friends” superfan, John Kardasis – who estimated he’s watched all 10 seasons more than 20 times and basically has all episodes memorized. “There’s no way this series could’ve gone 10 years with a computer writing it, ” Kardasis said. “The actual script wasn’t funny. It was funny in that the computer was generating sort of gibberish.” Oh.
Source: The Washington Post