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America's Funniest Home Videos

America's Funniest Home Videos

Photo Credit:  Michael Ansell / ABC
  • Premiered: 
    November 26, 1989
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Clip
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the segments on a Japanese series (Fun with Ken and Kaito Chan) 
  • Subject Matter: Comedy
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Plot Synopsis

Have a laugh with some of the funniest home videos ever sent in by people across the country. In its 27 seasons to date, AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS has given away over $14 million in prize money and evaluated more than a million videotapes from home viewers. For the 2013-2014 season, AFV's three $100,000 winners will compete to win a Grand Prize: a vacation for four to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and to the Disneyland Resort in California. AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS returned for its 25th season on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 7pm ET/PT on ABC, one week later than originally scheduled. The video highlights in the Season 25 premiere episode include clips featuring Ice Bucket Challenges that went wrong; a little girl trying out her new gift; a fairy that actually flies, only to see it fly directly into the lit fireplace; "Hammocks vs. Hams"; a music montage featuring comedic canines; and Tom playing "Head, Gut or Groin?" In its 25 seasons, AFV has given away over $13 million in prize money and evaluated more than a million video clips from home viewers. AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS returned for its 26th season on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 7pm ET/PT on ABC, with new host Alfonso Ribeiro. Season 27 of AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS premiered on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 7pm ET/PT on ABC. Hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, this week's video highlights include a teenager recovering from dental surgery who is convinced one of her nurses was Hilary Clinton; a woman in labor tries to distract herself by dancing hip hop in the delivery room; a boy tries to do a good deed by returning his neighbor's garbage can which was blown into his yard, only to be challenged by fierce winds; a music montage featuring Hover Board mishaps and a package of hilarious face-swapping videos. Season 28 of AFV premiered on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT on ABC, hosted by again by Alfonso Ribeiro. The season opener's video highlights include a music montage starring dinosaurs of all kinds and the ferocious fun they create; mishaps in the Great Outdoors, including a tiny fisherman celebrating his catch until he mishears his dad saying, "Throw it off," instead of, "Show it off." A sunbathing beauty gets pranked by a passing jet skier; dogs saying "I love you"; and a Dorky Dad segment includes a dad puppeteer who is foiled by the family dog stealing his show.
Season 29 of AFV premiered on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7pm ET/PT on ABC, with Alfonso Ribeiro returning as host. AFV offers a weekly $10,000 first place prize to the funniest or most unique video as voted upon by the in-studio audience. Those prize winners then move on to the next competition round where they vie for a $100,000 prize. At the end of the season, the $100,000 prize winners compete for a grand prize vacation package. In its 29 seasons to date, AFV has given away over $15 million in prize money and evaluated nearly 2 million video from home viewers. The season opener features funny pranks, a musical tribute to cats and a deer who steals the carrot-nose from a snowman.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Vin Di Bona Productions