Random (boring) Thoughts
America's Funniest Home Videos
Normally, a comedy show on television gets old and
repetitive after a few seasons. After a while, the jokes
all seem the same, and it's not fun to watch anymore.
There is, however, one show that has gone 300 some
episodes without suffering this fate: America's Funniest
The show is far from perfect. The lamest videos are always
the ones that win the money at the end of it all. The
hosts are always annoying and not funny. The studio
audience is a collection of airheads and misfits from
around the globe.
Despite all this, the show still remains funny because it
is dedicated to one single premise: It is always funny to
see some guy take a shot to the cherries.
It's funny to see people fall down at weddings. It's even
funny to see strange pet behavior. But, at the end of the
day, the core of the show is black and blue testacles.
I'm not sure why it's so funny (especially because it
hurts like hell), but audiences eat it up. Even when you
know in advance that it's coming, it's still funny.
Americans will watch boring tapes for an hour just to see
the ten second clip of some kid hitting his dad's sack
instead of a pinata.
In these days of terrible writing and lame reality shows,
it's nice to see that one show gets it right. So, thank
you AFV, for your impecable taste.
And, thank you to all the swollen, high voiced, sterile
men around the country who willingly sacrificed footage of
their darkest hour so that we could all get a much neeed