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In honor of America’s Funniest Home Videos‘ 600th episode, AFV put together a video of the 600 greatest nut shots in the show’s history.
AFV became rather dated when the internet rolled around. No longer do we have mothers wandering around the house with a camcorder filming their husbands partaking in something that is going to undoubtedly end poorly for him and subsequently snail mailing it to LA. Back in those days, AFV was the lone destination these videos would wind up, and viewers were left patiently waiting for the next episode to air for the next installment of user-submitted videos.
Nowadays, we have infants walking around with smartphones, and every dumb thing they encounter on a daily basis hits social media in mere seconds.
In spite of this, AFV has found a way to stay afloat. While I wouldn’t consider AFV all that relevant anymore, for the rest of my life I will associate a nut shot with the show.
For the record, “nut shot” is the preferred terminology. Not groin shot, sack tap, dick kick, etc. And nut shots are the foundation of which AFV was built on. Truth be told, the show might as well be called America’s Funniest Home Nut Shots — they’re literally the only reason anyone ever watched.
Like watching a car wreck, viewers just can’t take their eyes off of the pending excruciating pain.
I think I read (humble brag that I better myself by reading sometimes) somewhere that women who spend a lot of time together get on the same cycle or whatever. When it comes to males, we feel each other’s pain when we witness a nut shot.
The best nut shots are the ones that happen organically. While it is great to plan out an attack and hit one of your buddies unexpectedly, it’s much better to come out of nowhere. Videos that start off innocently with no real fear in sight, then BOOM a nut shot occurs is as good as it goes. You just can’t script those kinds of moments.
I don’t want to live to see the day that I stop laughing at a good nut shot..
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