Famous Bloopers of Today
Bloopers have begun to dominate much of the media that the average person views and participates in today. While bloopers started as short shows at the end of other programs, they soon began to have programs strictly dedicated to them.
America’s Funniest Home Videos
This program originally aired as a one-time special in 1989, but it would become a weekly series in 1990. Bob Saget was the original host and acted in that role for 8 seasons. The season recently got picked up for a 25th season.
BBC ran two popular shows dedicated to outtakes in the 1990s. The first, Auntie’s Bloomers ran until 2001. It was replaced by Outtake TV, which began in 2002 as a series of one-off specials. It became a regular program in 2004 and lasted until 2010. The program now appears occasionally as specials.
With the improvement of video capturing capabilities in devices like cell phones, computers, tablets, and the like, people are recording themselves doing all sorts of things. You can find a video of just about anything on the internet today. In the last few years, videos that feature physical blunders, funny animal antics, and even homemade music videos have started to pop up like wildflowers. Some of the most popular videos on the internet include babies being tackled by cats.
Present in many of today’s television programs there are either segments or entire episodes and programs dedicated to the watching of and commentating on what are known as “fail compilations.” These are basically videos of people attempting to do certain things and failing at them. Some of these television programs can be harsh in their review of these videos because they make fun of the parties involved in the videos. While people will always laugh at others and themselves when they mess up or make mistakes, it does make one wonder if ridiculing people over such incidences is an easy and cheap form of comedy and entertainment.