Alternatives to Bloopers
While people mess up and make mistakes in many areas of life, there are some blunders that are different than others, some of which have already been mentioned. In this section, we’ll discuss the various categories of bloopers.
There have been a number of collections of videos that feature blunders on the field and on the court. One of the most famous long-running series of such videos were The Football Follies. There were other branch-off videos that highlighted bloopers in other sports such as baseball and basketball as well. As part of regularly scheduled programs, some sports television networks will often play compilations of these kinds of bloopers during or after games.
Many movies will feature out-takes while their credits are rolling. These will be videos of people trying to memorize song lyrics or lines of dialogue for a film, but blundering as they do so. Some films, such as Pixar’s Toy Story 2 and A Bug’s Life created fake out-takes that can be viewed while the credits roll. They are “fake” out-takes because the movies were made using CGI technology, which was also used to create scenes that are played off as out-takes.
With the invention and spread of DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, movie studios are able to give customers more than just movies; they can include special features on the discs that sometimes include commentary by the actors or filmmakers, deleted scenes, and what are known as “gag-reels.” Unlike out-takes which mostly consist of line-fibs, gag-reels are short video clips that include various takes and jokes of a particular scene that didn’t make it to the final version of the film.
Needless to say, there are numerous instances and examples of bloopers all over the media, whether you’re talking about films, social networking, or sports.