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Hosts
Bob Saget (1989–1997 (main host); 2009; guest host for one episode)
Daisy Fuentes & John Fugelsang (1998–1999)
Tom Bergeron (2001–2015)
Alfonso Ribeiro (2015–present)
Announcers
Ernie Anderson (1989–1995; 1996-1997 using old recording)
Charlie O'Donnell (sub Season 1)
Gary Owens (1995–1997)
Jess Harnell (1998–present)
Broadcast (ABC Primetime)
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Special: 11/26/1989
Series: 1/14/1990 – present
Packagers
Vin Di Bona Productions
ABC Productions/Entertainment
Distributors
MTM Enterprises (1996–1998)
20th Century Fox Television (2000-2005)
Buena Vista Television/Disney-ABC Home Entertainment & Television Distribution (2005-present)

America's Funniest Home Videos is a reality show where people send in their home videos of situations gone awry in hopes of winning $10,000 for funniest video of the show, and then have a chance to win ten times that amount, $100,000, for funniest video of the season. The most common videos usually feature slapstick physical comedy arising from incidents, accidents and mishaps. Other popular videos include humorous situations involving pets or children, while some are staged practical jokes.

The show was also known as AFV in 1998.

Music[edit | edit source]

1989-1997 – "The Funny Things You Do" by Jill Colluci

1997 – "The Funny Things You Do" by Peter Hix & Terry Wood

1998-2015 – Dan Slider

2015-present – Dan Slider (contains excerpts from "The Funny Things You Do" and the 1998 theme)

Theme Lyrics[edit | edit source]

The Funny Things You Do (1989-1997 version)

We've got laughs from coast to coast
to make you smile!
A real life look at each of you
to capture all that style.

You're the red white and blue
The funny things you do
America, America, This is you!

Stories from your friends next door
they never told.
You might be a star tonight
So let that camera roll.

You're the red white and blue
Oh, the funny things you do.
America, America, This is you!

The Funny Things You Do (1997 version)

Chorus: Home videos, home videos
Sunday!
You're the red, white, and blu-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-u-e-e-e-e-e!
(instrumental)

Terry: Hey!

Peter: We've got laughs from coast to coast (Chorus: To Coast)
to make you smile!
Terry: Oh, a real life look at each of you
to capture all that style. (Yeah!)

CHORUS Both: You're the red, white, and blue
The funny things you do
America, America, This is you!

Peter: Stories from your friends next door (Chorus: Friends next door.)
They never told (told told)
Terry: You might be a star tonight
so let the cameras roll (Yeah!)

CHORUS

Inventor[edit | edit source]

Vin Di Bona

This show was inspired by the Japanese show Fun TV with Kato-chan and Ken-Chan.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Bob Saget's $100,000 AFV shows, balloons were dropped on the first prize winners after he/she/they was/were announced. Ever since Daisy Fuentes and John Fugelsang took over, confetti and streamers were used instead of the balloons for the $100,000 shows. They still use confetti and streamers today.
  • Bob Saget was also most famous for being a cast member on the sitcoms Full House and Fuller House. In fact, some of his fellow cast members have made special guest appearances on AFHV.
  • Tom Bergeron was also famous for hosting Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004.
  • Alfonso Ribiero was famous for being Carlton on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and for hosting Catch 21.

Rating[edit | edit source]

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Studios[edit | edit source]

The Prospect Studios
Hollywood Center Studios

Spin-Offs[edit | edit source]

International Versions[edit | edit source]

  • Australia's Funniest Home Video Show/Australia's Funniest Home Videos (Australia)
    • Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos (Australia, Spinoff of AFHVS)
  • New Zealand's Funniest Home Videos/Minties New Zealand's Funniest Home Videos (New Zealand)
    • The Great Kiwi Video Show (New Zealand, successor of NZFHV)
  • 最滑稽的家庭视频 (China)
  • Vídeos de Primera (Spain)
  • Video Loco (Chile)
  • Paperissima (Italy)
  • You've Been Framed! (United Kingdom)
  • Video Gag (France)
  • Upps! Die Pannenshow (Germany)
  • Сам Себе Режиссёр (Russia/Россия)
  • Tá a Gravar (Portugal)
  • America's Funniest Videos Latinoamérica (Latin America)
  • America's Funniest Videos Brasil (Brazil)
  • Hauskat Kotivideot (Finland)
  • Lachen om Homevideo's (The Netherlands)
  • Videodinges (Belgium)
  • Låt Kameran Gå (Sweden)
  • Hit med Videon (Denmark)
  • Sveriges roligaste klipp (Sweden)
  • Bitoy's Funniest Videos (The Phillipines)
  • Süper Matrak (Turkey)
  • Śmiechu Warte (Poland)

Additional Pages[edit | edit source]

America's Funniest Home Videos/AFV In Popular Culture
America's Funniest Home Videos Episode Guide/Airdates
America's Funniest Home Videos/Catchphrases
America's Funniest Home Videos/Gallery
America's Funniest Home Videos/Merchandise
America's Funniest Home Videos/Set Changes

Links[edit | edit source]

Official Site from ABC
AFV's Official Site

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