I know that America exports many things around the world including television series. I am not sure if the illustrious America’s Funniest Home Video is one of them. Over here is has been on almost 20 years. It is essentially a bunch of home videos of men falling off roofs, kids being chased by animals, old women falling at a wedding and other hilarious things.
The show is never destination television for me but when I find myself spending the day on the couch especially after staying up until 3AM cleaning up after a Halloween Party it seems one of those things I flip to. Now I am not going to say I don’t enjoy the show because I do. I will never tire of a kid in boxing gloves hitting his dad square in the nuts. I enjoy it at least up until the last 8 minutes of the show. This is the time they announce the producers pick for the funniest three clips of the show that the studio audience will vote on to win $10,000.
Yet, in all my years of casually watching the show, the “producers” NEVER NEVER NEVER pick the funniest clips. It’s always the staged things or crap that I am not sure why they find funny enough to have put it in the first 22 minutes. If my gig with the Simpsons doesn’t work out, I would be happy to pick the top videos for the producers of AFV.