On top of the magic being done behind the scenes, the extras presented in these sketches are always on point and help open the floodgates for a wide audience. Take it from someone who is not even remotely considered the target audience of the show; Carbon Dating's humor welcomes everyone in to have a laugh or two be it man, woman, child, or adult.
All of the actors are giving their A game and it's pulled off in a tremendous fashion.
It is the chemistry between the two leading ladies that makes Carbon Dating a success and the two actresses play off one another remarkably well.Madelyn (Marcie Barkin) is a rebellious spitfire who refuses to adapt to the public's view of middle aged women whereas Amelia (Amanda Serra) is a carefree and somewhat oblivious optimist who seems to just go with the flow.From first glance, one would get the impression that Carbon Dating is a show sharing traits to a family sitcom or talk show but the two leads reflect on their 'fantasies' so often it would be safe to call Carbon Dating a sketch comedy or satire in a fashion similar to Family Guy or Mad TV.The amount of carbon-14 gradually decreases through radioactive beta decay with a half-life of 5,730 years.So, scientists can estimate the age of the fossil by looking at the level of decay in its radioactive carbon.
These 'fantasies' are the core of Carbon Dating's humor and they are pulled off in a tremendous fashion thanks to some expertise editing and visual effects.