"How many optimists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?..."
I'm a fan of Colonel Tribune for more than his refined style, tasteful jokes and dapper moustache - I love how he characterizes the Tribune (a short bio can be found here). If he weren't a two-dimensional figure inside of my computer screen, I think I'd like to run into him on the street someday. For now, I'll have to settle for running into him on Twitter and Facebook.
I was laughing right along with the laugh track - hopefully he brightens your day too!
"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting."