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America's Funniest Home Videos 

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Viewers from around America send in home videos with comedic moments.
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Series cast summary:
...  Announcer / ... 313 episodes, 2001-2018
...  Himself - Host 288 episodes, 2001-2015
...  Himself - Host 192 episodes, 1989-2011
...  Himself - Announcer 156 episodes, 1989-1995
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"America's Funniest Home Videos" was inspired by a series of successful TV specials, where home viewers were invited to send in videotapes of their "funniest" moments. In "AFHV," host Saget provided commentary to the home videos which often showed wedding and sports bloopers, children and pets either being themselves or getting into trouble, furniture or other objects giving way (usually contributing to someone's fall) and "comical" reactions to getting inadvertently hit (usually in the groin). Sometimes, certain videos were grouped into themes, such as Christmas or a summer vacation, or had sentimental value to them, such as a marriage proposal; other times, videos were set to classic rock tunes. The top three videos of the week as selected by the producers were eligible for each week's $10,000 top prize; the audience would electronically vote for their one favorite video. Weekly winners got to compete in a later special for a $100,000 top prize. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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For everyone that wins the $10,000 prize they have another chance at winning $100,000 at the end of that season. See more »

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Daisy Fuentes: If you hear a crash, it could be cash.
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St. Louis Rag
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Music by Scott Joplin
[Plays during every "30 ___s in 30 Seconds".]
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America's Unfunniest TV host
26 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Just a few seconds ago, while checking his profile, I read that AFV's current host Tom Bergeron used to work as a mime. It figures. He's possibly the stiffest, dullest host ever to crawl across the screen. His jokes aren't deadpan, they're just dead, period. As if the puns weren't bad enough, his telling of them will have the audience snoring rather than laughing.

That being said... some of the clips are absolutely hilarious! Watching a baby hit his father in the nuts with a baseball bat may be too lowbrow for you, but simple humour is often funny humour. Although some videos are obviously staged (which makes you wonder just how bored these people are), the ones that depict real accidents are hilarious. So if you can stand Bergeron's droning attempts at ruining funny videos, check this out.


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