#123 When someone in a movie gets hit in the head or crotch

Did you grow up with funny home video clips on TV?

I remember lying on my stomach in front of the TV with my face in my hands laughing out loud at Bob Saget’s fuzzy scenes and high-pitched voiceovers. My cousins and I would start rolling till tears streamed down our cheeks as cats fell off TVs, kiddie pools exploded, and old people’s pants fell down on the dance floor. Of course, when you took away those clips it was pretty much just a giant compilation of people getting nailed in the face by basketballs and smacked in the crotch by their hockey-stick-wielding toddlers.

And for some reason there’s just something universally funny about seeing someone on TV or in a movie get hit in the head or crotch. The absurdity of the situation gives us the nervous laughs, the surprise laughs, or maybe just a I’m-glad-that-didn’t-happen-to-me.

AWESOME!

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22 responses to “#123 When someone in a movie gets hit in the head or crotch

  1. I love the number of this entry. An awesome number indeed!

  2. I’ve decided that people getting hit or falling is ONLY not funny if someone is seriously injured. If you’re only slightly hurt all bets are off and I shall laugh at you. When I get hit I normally can’t breathe from laughing so hard at myself.

    • I agree – I hate seeing old people falling over and hurting themselves, or little children crying when they get hit on the head.

      But Neil’s examples are some of the better Funniest Home Videos clips. :)

      (Specially the cat – animals clips are almost always the greatest!)

  3. My daughter calls it ‘fall down’ instead of America’s Funniest Videos… because well…there’s always someone falling down.
    Its always funny until someone really gets hurt.

  4. The cheapest laughs always get the greatest results, it’s true. What’s the deal?

  5. wendy

    Testing 123…..

    Oh yes, I can laugh out loud at someone else, especially crazily willing!!

  6. Plur

    Must disagree with this. I am always annoyed when this happens in movies. :-/

  7. Gina

    A couple years ago when feeling stressed and overwhelmed, I began watching old AFV reruns almost every night. Being able to laugh out loud was such a welcome and awesome pick-me-up!

  8. Yep! Pretty much goes like this:

    “OOOH – OW that’s gotta hurt…*cringe* ” … “BAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!”

  9. Judy

    I don’t think these are funny at all. Watching people get hurt is NOT fun.

  10. Roadcrosser

    This happened in Johnny English: Reborn. [SPOILER ALERT] His hands were busy trying to free something and the bad guy decides to kick him there. He doesn’t flinch because of his previous monk training. The vehicle they are in shakes around and the bad guy has to hold on to something to stop from falling out of the door to his death so English kicks him (In the opposite side, if I remember) and he rolls around. He manages to get off and fires a missile at the vehicle and blows it to bits (along with the bad guy). [SPOILER END]

  11. Black Bear

    The crotch tends to heal but the head not so much, so I can laugh at one better than the other. Still not sure either are awesome.

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