America's Funniest Home Videos

America's Funniest Home Videos

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America's Funniest Home Videos

America's Funniest Home Videos, also called America's Funniest Videos (abbreviated as AFHV and AFV), is an American video clip television series on ABC, based on the Japanese variety show Fun TV with Kato-chan and Ken-chan. The show features humorous homemade videos that are submitted by viewers. The most common videos feature unintentional physical comedy, pets or children and some staged pranks.

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Written by
  • Mike Palleschi (2001–)
  • Erik Lohla (2007–)
  • Jordan Schatz (2010–)

Past writers:
  • Todd Thicke
  • Robert Arnott (1990–97)
  • Bob Saget (1990–97)
  • Trace Beaulieu (1998–2007)
  • J. Elvis Weinstein (1998–2007)
  • Joel Madison (1998–99)
  • Tony De Sena (1988–99)
  • Arthur F. Montmorency (2001–02)
  • Kevin Kataoka (2007–10)
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Screenplay by add_black screenplay by
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Directed by
Vin Di Bona (2002–present)
Other directors:
  • Ron de Moraes (1989 special)
  • Steve Hirsen (1990–2001)
  • Rob Katz (2001)
  • E.C. Pauling (2001–present)
  • Averill Perry (2004–2011)
  • Russ Reinsel (2004–2007)
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Narrated by
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Theme music composer
Dan Slider (music)
Jill Colucci, Stewart Harris (lyrics, 1989–96 version only)
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Opening theme
"The Funny Things You Do",
performed by Jill Colucci (1989–96),
performed by Peter Hix & Terry Wood (1996-1997),
Rearranged ska/reggae instrumental (1998–2015),
Rearranged band instrumental (2015–present)
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Country of origin
United States
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Original language
English
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No. of seasons
30
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No. of episodes
685 (as of October 20, 2019)
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PRODUCTION

Executive producer
  • Vin Di Bona
  • Michele Nasraway (2013–)
  • Todd Thicke (2013–15)
Co-executive producers:
  • Steve Paskay (1989–1997)
  • Barbara Bernstein (1998–2001)
  • Chris Cusack (1998–2001)
  • Terry Moore (2001–2006)
  • Todd Thicke (2001–2013)
  • Michele Nasraway (2010–2013)
  • Mike Palleschi (2015–present)
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Producer
Bill Barlow
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Camera setup
Videotape; Multi-camera
(studio segments)
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Running time
22 minutes (1990–99)
44 minutes (1989 and 1999–2000 specials; series: 2001–present)
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RELEASE

Original network
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Picture format
1080p

480i (SDTV)
(home videos upscaled to widescreen)
(1989-2010)
720p (HDTV)
(2010-present)
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Original release
November 26, 1989 (1989-11-26) (as a special)
January 14, 1990 (1990-01-14) (as a series)
present (present)
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CHRONOLOGY

Preceded by add_black preceded by
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Related shows
America's Funniest People (1990–94)
World's Funniest Videos (1996)
El Diablito (from XHDRBZ)
Videos After Dark (2019-present)
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Bob Saget: [Repeated line] Keep those camera safely rolling.

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