America's Funniest Home Videos (often abbreviated AFV) is an American video clip television series that has aired on ABC since 1989. It shows viewer-submitted video clips with voice-over narration (and occasionally sound effects) added for humorous effect. At the end of each episode, the top three clips (selected by producers) are voted on by the studio audience. The winner receives $10,000, while the first and second runners-up receive $3,000 and $2,000, respectively. The show spawned two spin-offs: America's Funniest People (abbreviated AFP), which aired from 1990 to 1994; and World's Funniest Videos, which aired in 1996.
America's Funniest Home Videos has been referenced and parodied several times in Simpsons media.
||"Stark Raving Dad"
||Homer watches a TV show where the announcer introduces the three "home video finalists". After rolling the clips, the announcer asks the audience to cast their votes. Even though the show isn't named and the clips aren't shown on-screen, the clips' titles ("Man Breaking Hip", "Dog on Fire" and "Baby with a Nailgun"), voiceover narration, studio audience voting and layout of the set (briefly seen in an establishing shot) make it clear that the show is a parody of America's Funniest Home Videos.
||"Saturdays of Thunder"
||At VHS Village, Homer rents a video titled Football's Greatest Injuries.
||"A Star Is Burns"
||At the Springfield Film Festival, one of the films submitted by Springfieldians is Hans Moleman's Man Getting Hit by Football, which shows Moleman being hit in the groin by a football and then collapsing to the ground. When the film is screened for the festival attendees, Homer laughs uproariously and says, "This contest is over! Give that man the ten thousand dollars!" and adds, still laughing, "Roll it again." Jay Sherman, on stage presenting the films, glares at Homer and says, sharply, "This isn't America's Funniest Home Videos."|
Later, when the judges convene to cast their votes for the best film, Homer supports Moleman's, enthusiastically referring to it as "Football in the groin!", which is reminiscent of how the producers title the finalists' clips on AFV.
||"Treehouse of Horror IX"
||The program World's Deadliest Executions parodies the show.
||"Homer to the Max"
||While watching TV, the Simpson family see a promo teaser for America's Funniest Tornadoes.
||September 7, 2009
||That "Funny Video" show is sick. Tonight they showed a plane crash and a shooting. What is America coming to... wait that was the news.
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