|USA||1989||60||Reality-TV . Family . Comedy|
"AFV," the longest-running primetime entertainment show in ABC history, returns for season 27 with the same mission - to provide viewers with hysterical moments that fly by at a dizzying pace. This week's video highlights include a teenager recovering from dental surgery who is convinced one of her nurses was Hilary Clinton; a woman in labor tries to distract herself by dancing hip hop in the delivery room; a boy tries to do a good deed by returning his neighbor's garbage can which was blown into his yard, only to be challenged by fierce winds; a music montage featuring Hover Board mishaps and a package of hilarious face-swapping videos.
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It's good, clean and funny. But in their zest to cram in as many pratfalls and bean balls as they can, the producers concentrate on the mishap and almost never on the aftermath. Everything is edited down to tiny bites.Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
I'm ashamed to admit it in front of my more serious colleagues, but I think the show can be very funny. Of course, like everything else on TV, some of it hits, a lot of it misses. But in the midst of the pain, cruelty, ridicule and abuse, not to mention boredom, somebody falls into a manhole and I find myself bursting out laughing. [29 Mar 1990]Newsday Full Review
The only thing more uneven than the quality of the videos is host Bob Saget's comic commentary.People Weekly Full Review
The times may be ripe for featherbrained entertainment, for aggressive escapism. ... I suspect that ... 'America's Funniest Home Videos' may eventually tumble as fast as it soared. The predictable diet of cute kids and animals, weddings and sports, is already somewhat numbing. [1 Mar 1990]The New York Times Full Review
Downright megabominable, a half hour of mostly violent, amateur-produced slapstick whose biggest victims are inevitably its smallest participants. Children.Los Angeles Times Full Review