"AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS" CELEBRATES 500 EPISODES
Did you know that the genesis of "America's Funniest Home Videos" can be traced back to an infestation of Australian frilled lizards in Tokyo? What are the three things host Tom Bergeron wants to see at studio tapings? (Answer: his breath and his nipples.) Learn the stories behind these and other fun facts in the articles I wrote for Variety marking the 500th episode of the show.
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Di Bona discovers new species
Straight man for America’s pratfalls
Slap-schtick keeps hitting funny bone
Database boosts creative freedom of writers
Music montages cut closely to the beat