Star Trek: The Next Generation always took itself serious in the sci-fi world, but there were moments of comedy, some of it unintentional, but at times it was hard to tell. That's why we need a peppy sitcom-like opening and a laugh track. Witness the following video, and stick around for the sitcom opening (you'll love it if you're a Parks and Recreation fan as well):
If you just want to watch the P&R-style opening, watch this one instead:
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