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post #32 of (permalink) Old 2013-05-02, 11:37 AM
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I've always assumed the increased background noise during silence was intended. It simulates the type of sound you would get from automatic gain control circuits used in recording devices from the era that the show depicts. I haven't noticed it in any other show on the same channel.
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