In a genre of television, monopolized by one particular program, the 2010-2011 season of World's Funniest Moments shows lots of potential as a home-video show contender. Season 2 brings an all new flavor, replacing solo act Arsenio Hall from Season 1 with an ensemble of new talent, good writing and segment production, and just some good ol' fun and laughs!
Kind of like a cavalcade, the presentation is shared by several personalities, with main emcees Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie. Chris and Kyle Massey (Zoey 101 and That's So Raven, respectively) refresh the hosting duties with funny stunts during the episode, including silly competitive games with the audience. Additional video challenges, where contestants can win money (like convincing random people to adopt a live swarm of bees), also make for some very hilarious moments. Too funny!
Live television + taped home videos + reality TV games = well-rounded, interactive, reality television show. I see lots of potential here with their current formula, but this valiant effort has only one exception to its goodness. World's Funniest Moments sometimes plays outdated recycled clips (like the girl falling face-first on the treadmill from 2-3 years ago). Because they sometimes define themselves as a viral video show (and viral videos are often already replayed and become stale quickly), it's one of those necessary things to showcase recent clips that have not yet met their expiration date. I am certain that if they could afford to acquire some fresh videos, this WFM upgrade could be solid gold.
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