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Does it ever amaze and dismay you when AFV posts video of some kid acting like a horrible brat, and the parents running the camera (and audience) are laughing?

Asked by Val123 (12704points) October 14th, 2009

This one comes to mind of a little girl having a temper tantrum because she can’t quite get the hang of riding her bike. She kept picking the bike (brand new bike!) up and throwing it on the ground and kicking it and stomping it. I did not find that amusing in the least. I woulda popped her one!

Or a sibling darn near abusing their little brother or sister, punching them and screaming at them and stuff. Not funny.

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

‘popped her one’ – what does that mean?
anyway I haven’t watched AVF in ages
but I guess they think that while they’re recording it’s funny
maybe they’re thinking ‘oh I’ll send this to AVF’

Facade's avatar

Yea, those kinds of clips aren’t funny.

Val123's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Popped her on the butt, set her in the hall, and taken her bike away!

MrItty's avatar

…. I’m amazed America’s Funniest Videos is still on the air! I remember watching that with my parents as a kid, with Bob Saget hosting….

Val123's avatar

@Facade and @MrItty Ya gotta unnerstand…we’re cablely challanged here in Kansas! Actually, just my husband and I are. We have the absolute cheapest “package” ($14.00) just so we can at least get some reception. I think we have 10 channels…we wait all week for House, Bones, and me for 20/20 and 60 minutes! Other than that it’s Meh. AFV, Friends, Cheers, old stuff, but good.

SarasWhimsy's avatar

I absolutely HATE those videos! I cannot imagine what the parents are thinking! Amazing how those are always the ones to win too. I’ve stopped watching the end of show all together.

Val123's avatar

Some of them ARE funny, tho. But so many of them, not just the kids, are obnoxious and stupid. I do not understand how someone could post a video of themselves, sloppy drunk, doing something idiotic for the whole world to see.

ccrow's avatar

The ones I really hate are the ones involving snot, vomit, etc. Just gross, not funny, IMO. And I like Tom Bergeron way better than Bob Saget, too.

casheroo's avatar

Tantrums can be funny in certain contexts, in my opinion. Children are just so outrageous that it’s hard not to laugh.. hell, I want to do this ALL the time when my kid throws a tantrum

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