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Opening SpielsEdit

Pilot Opening Spiel: Tonight on "America's Funniest Home Videos", you might see your brother working out. Your bride dancing! Your baby window cleaning! Your team competing! Your little girl bathing! Your neighbor singing! Or your son swinging! You, might even see yourself! And now, here's the star of "America's Funniest Home Videos", Bob Saget.

1989-1997 Opening Spiel: (insert upcoming clip [seasons 3 through 7], followed by the AFV theme being played with other upcoming clips being shown, and then up until 1994, a scene of a family doing a certain activity in a living room and they see AFHV on their TV screen) Ladies and gentlemen, BOB SAGET!

1991 Opening Spiel with $100,000 Grand Prize Finale: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, cats and dogs. It's the first grand prize episode of the season on America's Funniest Home Videos! Joining us via satellite to cast their votes are... (insert five cities in Season 1, three from 1990 to 1993). And now, once again, Bob Saget!

1993-1997 Opening Spiel with $100,000 Grand Prize Finale: Good evening, America! It's the 1st/2nd/3rd Grand Prize episode of the season. Joining us via satellite will be the good people of (insert stations and locations)! And now, ladies and gentlemen, Bob Saget!

1998-2001 Opening Spiel: Tonight on "America's Funniest Home Videos", (insert description of upcoming clips). It's/We're/All coming up tonight on/a $100,000 "AFV"! And now, (insert funny comment here), DAISY FUENTES! And, (insert funny comment), JOHN FUGELSANG!

2001-2003 Opening Spiel: (insert one upcoming clip, followed by a funny comment related to the video). Tonight on "America's Funniest Home Videos", (insert description of upcoming clips). It's/We're/All tonight on/a $100,000 extravaganza "AFV" ! And now (insert funny comment here)/here's your host, TOM BERGERON!

1999 America's Funniest Home Videos Uncensored (Video Special) Opening Spiel: "AFV" Theme plays (upcoming clips). Hi I'm Steve Carell and welcome to "America's Funniest Home Videos Uncensored!"

2000 A Tribute To Moms Mother's Day Special Opening Spiel: It's "America's Funniest Home Videos A Tribute To Moms!" (insert description of upcoming clips) Tonight on "America's Funniest Home Videos A Tribute To Moms!" Now, once again your host, DL Hughley!

2000 Stupid Cupid Valentine's Special Opening Spiel: Tonight It's "America's Funniest Home Videos Stupid Cupid Valentine's Special!" (insert description of upcoming clips) Stupid Cupid has got in his sight.It's "America's Funniest Home Videos Salute To Romance!" Valentine's Day will never be the same! Ladies and gentlemen, here's the man who's first initials stand for Darn Lovable, DL Hughley!

2000 Matrimony Mania Special Opening Spiel: Tonight on "America's Funniest Videos", It's "Matrimony Mania!" (insert description of upcoming clips) Tonight on "America's Funniest Home Matrimony Mania!" And now, everybody's favorite man, TOM BERGERON!

2003-2012 Opening Spiel: Previously on "AFV", (insert description of upcoming clips). We're "AFV"! And now, (here he is,) (insert funny comment here), (it's) TOM BERGERON!

2001-2012 Opening Spiel with $100,000 Grand Prize Finale: Tonight on America's Funniest Home Videos $100,000 Show... (insert description of upcoming clips), and one lucky family will take home/walk away with $100,000. (Rest of spiel is same as normal spiel)

2012-2015 Opening Spiel: Here's a sneek peek at tonight's "AFV", we dare you not to laugh! (insert description of upcoming clips). Welcome to "America's Funniest Home Videos"! And now, here he is, the host of "AFV", (Kids: TOM BERGERON!)!

2015-present Opening Spiel: Here's a sneak peek at tonight's "AFV" we know you're gonna love it! (insert description of upcoming clips). Welcome to "America's Funniest Home Videos"! And now, here he is, the host of our show, ALFONSO RIBIERO!

2015-present Opening Spiel with $100,000 Grand Prize Finale: Tonight on America's Funniest Home Videos, the Season's (insert number) winning families vie for the $100,000 Prize. Who will be victorious? We'll find out as AFV's $100,000 episode starting right now! We know you're gonna love it! (insert description of upcoming clips). Welcome to "America's Funniest Home Videos" $100,000 Show! And now, here he is, your host, ALFONSO RIBEIRO!

Contest Plug Edit

"Saget: If you got some of your own, here's where you can send them.

  • "Anderson: Home Videos, 8530 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211. A $5,000 cash prizes will be awarded for the producers choice of best video. Producers decision is final. Enclose a $2 handling fee if you want your original tapes returned. For more information write to our address. We are not responsible for misdirected tapes. Contest deadline is January 15, 1990. So mail your tapes in right away!" - Pilot plug

"For what you saw made your laugh, send it now to Home Videos, 8530 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211. A $5,000 cash prizes will be awarded for the producers choice of best video. Producers decision is final. Enclose a $2 handling fee if you want your original tapes returned. For more information write to our address. We are not responsible for misdirected tapes. Contest deadline is January 15, 1990. So mail your tapes right away!" - Ernie Anderson (closing pilot plug)

"Saget: Tonight's Assignment America is (insert various titles, and directions usually accompanied by funny quotes) Send your tapes to our regular address, and mark with the envelope (insert various envelope title). I'm going to the center stage now, and/because (insert funny quote)." - Bob Saget (about Assignment America before the second commercial break; 1991-1996)

"To compete in our $10,000 weekly prize and $100,000 grand prize... (Season 1)

"To compete in our new $15,000 weekly contest (Rest of Season 1)...

  • ...send your tapes (today) to: "America's Funniest Home Videos" P.O. Box 4333, Hollywood, California 90078. Enclose a $2 handling fee if you want your tapes returned. For more information write this address. Not responsible for misdirected tapes. To be eligible for our contest, videos must be exclusive to "America's Funniest Home Videos"/Employees and family members of Capital Cities/ABC and Vin Di Bona Productions are not eligible. To make our deadline, mail your tapes now!" - Ernie Anderson (Season 1 plug)

"To be eligible for our $15,000 weekly contest, send in your tapes today to "America's Funniest Home Videos" P.O. Box 4333, Hollywood, California 90078. Enclose a $3 handling fee in U.S. check or money order if you want your tapes returned. For full contest rules write this address. Not responsible for lost or misdirected tapes. To make our deadline, mail in tapes in now! This season we will send an America's Funniest T-Shirt to every person who submits a tape which makes it on our show. One size fits all!" - Season 2 Plug

"Hey America!/You heard what Bob said! (insert recap of Assignment America) [And don't forget your other Assignment Americas (list of Assignment America). If you're producers liked your tape the best, they'll fly you out to introduce your very own video right on the show! Send our tapes to our regular contest worth $15,000 in weekly prizes. For full contest rules, write this address. Not responsible for lost or misdirected tapes. If your tape makes it on our show, we'll send you a cassette of The Best of America's Funniest Home Videos. Send in your tapes now! - Season 3 plug.

"If you think you have a funny or amazing video, send your tape to our regular address. We got a weekly contest for $15,000. For full contest rules, write this address. Not responsible for lost or misdirected tapes. Include a note to our screeners on what to look for! - Season 3 Generic Plug

"Hey America!/You heard what Bob said! (insert recap of Assignment America) [And don't forget your other Assignment Americas (list of Assignment America). If you're producers liked your tape the best, they'll fly you out to introduce your very own video right on the show! Send our tapes to our regular contest worth $15,000 in weekly prizes. For full contest rules, write this address. Not responsible for lost or misdirected tapes. If your tape makes it on our show, we'll send you a cassette of The Best of America's Funniest Home Videos. Send in your tapes now! - Season 3 plug.

"If you like to win $10,000 or $100,000, send your funny or amazing tapes today to: "America's Funniest Home Videos" P.O. Box 4333, Hollywood, California 90078. Enclose a $3 handling fee if you want your tapes returned. Write this address for full contest rules. Remember: We are not responsible for loss or misdirected tapes. (insert funny comment; for example: "Don't delay! Send today!"). - Ernie Anderson (Season 4; Generic Version)

"Hey America! Would you like to see your funny or amazing videos on America's Funniest Home Videos? Maybe your videos could be worth $10,000 or even $100,000! Send them today to: "America's Funniest Home Videos" P.O. Box 4333, Hollywood, California 90078. Write this address for full contest rules. (insert funny comment; for example: "Remember ten first class stamps could mean $10,000!") - Ernie Anderson (Seasons 5 and 6; Generic Version)

"Find or make a funny video! And send it to Saget!" - Anderson

"Hey America! It's Assignment America time! We want to have your funny or amazing videos on our show. Your assignment: Send your tapes today to P.O. Box 4333, Hollywood, California 90078. Write this address for full contest rules. Your funny or amazing video could be on TV! - Gary Owens (Seasons 7 and 8)

"Tonight's Assignment America is (insert various titles, and directions usually accompanied by funny quotes) If you see it, just send it to us. Jess, tell 'em more." - Tom Bergeron/Alfonso Ribeiro (about Assignment America before the commercial break; 2001-present)

"If you'd like to see your video on America's Funniest Home Videos, upload it to ABC.com/AFV.com, or you can mail it to us at: AFV (America's Funniest Home Videos), P.O. Box 4333, Hollywood, California 90078. For full contest rules, log on to AFV.com or write the address above. Remember, you can't win if you don't send it in." - Jess Harnell (when the 2001-2015 Bergeron series aired in reruns on some cable systems)

"Hey America, want to see your funny video on our show? Then upload it to AFV.com!" - Jess Harnell (2015-present)

Voting CatchphrasesEdit

"It's time to give away tonight's prizes. $10,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third." - AFV host (about the three nominees) Saget will say this spiel in Seasons 2 and 3.

"As this special draws to a close, we have yet to give out cash prizes that add up to $25,000 in cash. Now, the producers have chosen their four favorites. Three of these home videos will win $5,000 and one will receive the grand prize of $10,000."-AFV specials hosts (2000)

"Our third place winner will receive an RCA Pro-Edit Camera. Our second place winner will receive an RCA Home Entertainment unit with a 31-Inch monitor and Super VHS Recorder." - Bob Saget (used in first season only)

"It's time to give away $15,000 in prizes. $10,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third. In addition, our third place winner will receive an RCA Pro-Edit Camera. Our second place winner will receive an RCA Home Entertainment unit with a 31-Inch monitor and Super VHS Recorder." - Bob Saget (Second season)

"Our/My Producers, who (insert funny quotes), have narrowed the field down to these three (insert funny fact) choices/finalists/nominees, and [here] they are..." - Bob Saget (used 1990-1997) [NOTE: From 1991 to 1993, Saget would sometimes add "in random/no particular order".]

"Our studio audience will vote for one of these three nominees/finalists. And they are..." - Daisy Fuentes

"One of these finalists is worth $10,000/$100,000. Who will it be? Is it?" - Daisy Fuentes

"Our three nominees are...." - Tom Bergeron

"Let's meet our finalists/nominees! They are..." - Alfonso Ribiero

"Lock in your votes right now!" -  Bob Saget (when it's time for the studio audience to vote)

"(insert city), lock in your votes!" - Bob Saget (used only on $100,000 shows Seasons 1-4)

"It's/It is time (for you) to vote now!" - Daisy Fuentes and Tom Bergeron (when it's time for the studio audience to vote)

"It's time for you to vote!" - Alfonso Ribeiro (when it's time for the studio audience to vote)

"Who will be tonight's $10,000 winner? Is it (insert three finalists)? We'll find out in a moment!" - Ernie Anderson (used in first season only)

"Who will win the $10,000 first place prize this week? We'll find out in a moment!" - Ernie Anderson (used 1991-1993)

"Who will it be? (insert three finalist videos)? We'll find out in a moment!" - Ernie Anderson/Gary Owens (1991-1997)

"Have you voted for your favorite video yet? Make up your mind because we'll find out who wins the $100,000 in a moment!" - Ernie Anderson on $100,000 contests 1991-1993.

"Who will be our next $100,000 winner? We'll find out in a moment!" - Ernie Anderson/Gary Owens (used on $100,000 shows 1993-1997).

"Who's gonna win/take home the $10,000/$100,000..."

"One of these clips/videos is worth $10,000/$100,000..."

  • If you flip around now, (insert funny comment)!" - Jess Harnell (1998-2001)

"Who's gonna win the $10,000/$100,000? (insert three video choices)? We'll find out when AFV/America's Funniest Home Videos returns!" - Jess Harnell (2001-2003)

"We'll be/come (right) back/return after these messages." - Ernie Anderson/Gary Owens (going to a commercial break during the Saget era; 1993-1996)

  • "And now, back to...
  • "We now continue with..."
  • "We now return to..." 

....America's Funniest Home Videos." - Ernie Anderson/Gary Owens (coming out of the commercial break during the Saget era; 1993-1996)

[NOTES:

  1. Coming out of the second commercial break, Ernie would add "Here on ABC." during Seasons 5 and 6.
  2. In Season 7, and on syndicated prints of the Saget version, Gary would subsitute the full name with "AFHV."

"While they're voting, check out tonight's honorable mentions." - Tom Bergeron/Alfonso Ribeiro (to show funny highlights; used since 2003)

"And now the results of the studio audience voting...(a hand gives Bob the envelope) Thanks/thank you. (insert funny comment)." - Bob Saget [sometimes "studio audience" is replaced with a funny joke]

"And now, we have the results from the votes of the studio audience/[and] internet voting!" - Daisy Fuentes/Tom Bergeron

"And now, the results from our studio audience/[and] internet voting!" - Alfonso Ribiero

"The/Our second place ($3,000) winner is..." - AFV host (when the second place winner is announced; up until 2008)

"The/Our third place ($2,000) winner is..." - AFV host (when the third place winner is announced; since 2008)

"And the winner of the $10,000, and tonight's Funniest Home Video is..." - AFV host (when the $10,000 winner is announced)

"And the winner of the $100,000 (,and this season's funniest home video) is..." - AFV host (when the $100,000 Grand Finale winner is announced)

"(insert video title)! Sent in by (insert name/names) of/from (insert location)!" - AFV host (when announcing the video finalists and/or the winner of the $10,000/$100,000 prize)

Win CatchphrasesEdit

"Those people are now eligible for our $100,000 contest!" - Bob Saget (used 1990-1996)

"You guys, congratulations! Now that you've won $10,000, we may see you again for our $100,000 show!" - Daisy Fuentes or John Fugelsang

"You've won $10,000 and you're also eligible for the $100,000 drawing later on in the season."- Tom Bergeron (2001-2015)

"Congratulations, guys! Since you won the $10,000, you are (now) eligible to be in our $100,000 show later this year." - Alfonso Ribiero

Other Catchphrases Edit

"The good news......" - John Fugelsang

"The bad news........" - Daisy Fuentes

"Hey Alfonso, I/we want to see (insert subject)!" - Kid(s)

"HI BOB!" - Audience in another location to Bob Saget (used in $100,000 shows only)

TaglinesEdit

"For America's Funniest Home Videos, I'm Bob Saget saying, 'Keep those cameras rolling and we'll see you next week.'" - Bob Saget (1st season only)

"Travel provided by Northwest Airlines, serving over 220 cities in 20 countries on three continents. In all we do, we want to be the best. Northwest Airlines. - Ernie Anderson (Seasons 1 and the first half of 2)

"Travel provided by U.S. Air with nearly 3,000 daily departures with over 170 cities across the countries. U.S. Air: America's Most Frequent Flyer!" - Ernie Anderson (Used in the second half of Season 2 only)

"Transportation provided by Northwest Airlines, a leader in on-time performance to over 200 cities across America. Northwest. We're committed to getting you there on time." - Gary Owens

"Travel provided by Caravan Tours; offering guided tours since 1952! Caravan tours are fun and educational for the whole family! (Call or go online today!)" - Jess Harnell (used in the Ribeiro era only)

"So until next week, keep those cameras safely rolling and honey, (insert funny comment). Good night." - Bob Saget's regular closing (1989-1997)

"Remember, ten first class stamps could mean $10,000." - Bob Saget.

"Remember, here at AFV, (insert comment). This is us signing off./Good night." - Daisy Fuentes and John Fugelsang (1998-2001)

"Congratulations to all our winners. We hope you enjoyed our look at (holiday or some other theme). Please join us in the months to come as we bring you another slice of life on America's Funniest Home Videos. I'm D.L. Hughley/Richard Kind/Stuart Scott. Goodnight, everybody."-D.L. Hughley, Richard Kind or Stuart Scott closing the AFV specials (2000)

"That's the end of/all the time we have/it/That is our show for tonight, but we promise to reload the video cannon/we're whipping up a whole new batch for next time so see you soon and remember"-Tom Bergeron/Alfonso Ribeiro (2001-present)

"If you want to see more videos, log on to abc.com, keyword: AFV" - Tom Bergeron (2001-2003)  

"This season if you send us a video and it airs on the show, we'll/we will send you an AFV t-shirt"-Tom Bergeron/Alfonso Ribeiro (2010-present)

"If you get it on tape/video, you could get it in cash. Good night, everybody." - Tom Bergeron (2001-2009)

"So upload to us. Get rich, get famous. Good night, everybody!" - Tom Bergeron/Alfonso Ribeiro (2008-2018)

"So good night, everybody, and remember, send your video to me/us, get yourself on TV." - Alfonso Ribeiro (2018-present)

"'AFV will be back next time with more videos, more fun, and more of me! Good night!" - Alfonso's alternate closing.