Afterthoughts on America’s Funniest Home Videos and Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy

There is not much to afterthought on either America’s Funniest Home Videos or Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy.

What more can be said about America’s Funniest Home Videos? They show a bunch of videos and everyone at home scoffs at the ones that they think are staged. People get hit in the nuts or they do not. Some animals get stuck somewhere. This is all while the host makes terrible one liner comments.

This weekend my mom suggested I turn off the sound. Really, that is only half the solution. Turning off the whole TV would be a much better plan. That would not be fair to everyone who voted though. Maybe if I turned off the video and left the sound, it would be like watching performance art. That would not really be better, would it?

Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy has left me angry. Parents treating their children with absurd standards and sheltering always pisses me off. Religious dad, your kids do not love you because of your fantastic parenting. It is a sort of Stockholm syndrome. They sympathize with your pathetic need to control everything you see.

Maybe they just do not want to be yelled at. The children’s options are lots of yelling if they do not do things right, or less yelling if they do things correctly. What a treat! Do not cry and get tears on the floor, kids! Then daddy will yell because he has to mop the entire house.

Enough of this. It is spring and sunny outside. It is time for me to be happy. Another week of forced TV gets underway today! Make sure to VOTE HERE! Tell your friends to vote too. People you do not know that you pass on the street should vote too. Tell them that.

America’s Funniest Home Videos

America's Funniest Home VideosNothing like out of town guest to throw a wrench into your time frame. So I am late in getting to my America’s Funniest Home Videos blog. I could say I am sorry, but I am not. Sure, I missed some people getting hit in the nuts, but that is it. Let us move past it and continue forward.

I have not seen this show since the days of Bob Saget. It used to be a Sunday ritual with the family, I believe. Or Friday. It was some day of the week, that is for sure. I remember enjoying myself quite a bit. That does not mean it was quality.

With all of this in mind, I do love seeing people get hurt. This show has that in spades.

You know, these could be the exact clips they showed 15 years ago. Perhaps terrible home videos are cycler in their entertainment value. The same goes for terrible one liners about the terrible home videos.

If you want to be cool, you can call the show AFV. That is what all the kids are calling it. “You catch AFV last night dude?” “Naw, I was out murdering some fool.” You know, use it like that.

On a side note, What About Brian? looks terrible. Stay far away from ABC from now on!

The voting contraptions on the show do not seem to have changed in 15 years. They are still as large as wheel of cheese.

Someone won. It does not matter. And that is the show. It makes me sad that Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame, is a head writer for the show. How the mighty have fallen.