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  • Starring: Bob Saget, Ernie Anderson
  • Summary: America's Funniest Home Videos is ABC's longest-running comedy series. The show began with original host Bob Saget (Full House)The series was an instant sensation on Sunday nights and ran for seven successful seasons. The show was re-launched with new hosts John Fugelsang (a stand up comedian with a one man show called Junk Male) & Daisy Fuentes (Loving), with a new hour long format, and moved to Monday nights where it would once again become a ratings success and then aired on Saturday. Then, after several years of being shown as an occasional special hosted by D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) and Richard Kind (Spin City), ABC brought the series back on Friday nights with new host Tom Bergeron (Hollywood Squares). In September 2003, it was moved back to Sunday nights. Once again, the series has become a success. On This Show First Price is 10,000 and second is 5,000 and 3,000 for third also there is a 100,000 grand price show every so often where the 10,000 winners compete for 100,000. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Reality
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Marvin Kitman
    Jun 19, 2013
    60
    I'm ashamed to admit it in front of my more serious colleagues, but I think the show can be very funny. Of course, like everything else on TV, some of it hits, a lot of it misses. But in the midst of the pain, cruelty, ridicule and abuse, not to mention boredom, somebody falls into a manhole and I find myself bursting out laughing. [29 Mar 1990]
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jun 19, 2013
    60
    It's good, clean and funny. But in their zest to cram in as many pratfalls and bean balls as they can, the producers concentrate on the mishap and almost never on the aftermath. Everything is edited down to tiny bites.
  3. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 19, 2013
    42
    The only thing more uneven than the quality of the videos is host Bob Saget's comic commentary.
  4. Reviewed by: John J. O'Connor
    Jun 19, 2013
    40
    The times may be ripe for featherbrained entertainment, for aggressive escapism. ... I suspect that ... 'America's Funniest Home Videos' may eventually tumble as fast as it soared. The predictable diet of cute kids and animals, weddings and sports, is already somewhat numbing. [1 Mar 1990]
  5. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jun 19, 2013
    0
    Downright megabominable, a half hour of mostly violent, amateur-produced slapstick whose biggest victims are inevitably its smallest participants. Children.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 3, 2010
    10
    America's Funniest Home Videos is a great show. It's just no good now that Bob Saget's not hosting it. I don't care for Tom Bergeron. Bob Saget ruled!
  2. Aug 13, 2011
    10
    OMG!!!!!!!! I love this show. It has the funnest videos ever and there all real. I think it's an amazing show., I have lost of funny things that happen in my life i should be on there. But really great show. Expand
  3. Aug 7, 2013
    10
    It frankly doesn't matter what age the viewer is, AFV always provides the priceless family laughs that mostly can't be scripted, and even if it tends to be, it provides a nice hefty laugh at the viewers expense at the best quality slapstick can provide. Expand
  4. Dec 3, 2010
    9
    I love this show, it's is so funny, it is one of the greastest shows of all times. It is hilarious, this show needs to be on more often, I mean i laugh until i cry whenever i watch this show Expand