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World's Funniest, formerly World's Funniest Fails,[1] is an American reality television series produced by Dick Clark Productions and Jukin Media which made its debut on Fox on January 16, 2015. Hosted by Terry Crews, the funny videos show was inspired by YouTube channel FailArmy.[2] A panel of comedians views and analyzes the videos, which are divided into categories.[3][4] In the first season each panel member selected a favorite in each category. Crews chooses a video in each category and decides on the "Fail of the Week" at the end. The panel member who picked the "Fail of the Week" receives the trophy. The show states in a disclaimer that viewer submissions are not accepted; unlike America's Funniest Home Videos, this show makes no claim as to whether people in the videos were hurt by their reckless behavior.[3]

World's Funniest
Presented byTerry Crews
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18
Production
Running timeApprox. 60 minutes
Production company(s)Dick Clark Productions
Jukin Media
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseJanuary 16 (2015-01-16) –
December 18, 2015 (2015-12-18)
External links
Website

The show was picked up for a second season to begin in the fall of 2015, but they were expected to be 8 or 9 unaired episodes ordered in February.[5][6] The second season began airing November 6, 2015. The name was shortened, Crews said, because not everything funny is necessarily a fail. Also, the panel of judges no longer nominated favorite videos.[1]

Although not officially cancelled, Fox has not ordered a third season of the series.

The show has no direct connection to another past Fox show of the near-same title, The World's Funniest!, which aired on the network from 1998 until 2000[1] and was produced by Brad Lachman Productions.

ReceptionEdit

Brain Lowry of Variety said World's Funniest Fails "tries to concoct a game element around the clips that never really makes sense", but "if the goal was to develop a series that exhibits even a shred of originality or ingenuity, as 'Fails of the Week' go, hey, it looks like we already have a winner!"[3]

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (2015)Edit

No.TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Dance Like No Paramedics Are Watching"January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)3.32[7]
2"Trees: Man's Only Natural Predator"January 23, 2015 (2015-01-23)3.04[8]
3"Horses: They Just Don't Like Us"January 30, 2015 (2015-01-30)3.07[9]
4"Dogs and Babies: Together At Last!"February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)2.73[10]
5"Gravity: It Kinda Sucks"February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13)2.39[11]
6"Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! Gotta Fail!"February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)2.56[12]
7"Baby Got Fail"February 27, 2015 (2015-02-27)2.81[13]
8"Kids Survive the Darndest Things"March 6, 2015 (2015-03-06)2.77[14]
9"All Creatures Great and Uncoordinated"March 13, 2015 (2015-03-13)2.70[15]
10"Animals: Nature's Biggest Jerks"[16]June 23, 2015 (2015-06-23)1.64[17]

Season 2 (2015)Edit

No.TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"The Grating Outdoors"November 6, 2015 (2015-11-06)2.21[18]
Panelists: Ross Matthews, Natasha Leggero, Josh Wolf
2"Internet Yearbook"November 13, 2015 (2015-11-13)2.17[19]
Panelists: Sherri Shepherd, Tone Bell, Jen Kirkman
3"Un-Dynamic Duos"November 20, 2015 (2015-11-20)2.24[20]
Panelists: Wayne Brady, Jessimae Peluso, Josh Wolf
4"Dogs: Nature's Clowns"November 27, 2015 (2015-11-27)1.81[21]
Panelists: Margaret Cho, Jeff Dye, Erik Griffin
5"Low Selfie Esteem"December 4, 2015 (2015-12-04)2.02[22]
Panelists: Jim Jefferies, Dana Gould, Iliza Shlesinger
6"Cat's Entertainment"December 11, 2015 (2015-12-11)1.92[23]
Panelists: Godfrey, Fortune Feimster, Erik Griffin
7"Meltdowns"December 17, 2015 (2015-12-17)1.78[24]
Panelists: April Richardson, Loni Love, Julian McCullough
8"Sibling Rivalry"December 18, 2015 (2015-12-18)1.79[25]
Panelists: Arden Myrin, Sarah Colonna, Ross Matthews

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Dresch, Cassie. "'Crews'-ing for funnies: Terry Crews is back to host Fox's viral video series 'World's Funniest'". TV Media. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Terry Crews To Host 'World's Funniest Fails' On Fox". Deadline Hollywood. December 16, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Lowry, Brian (January 15, 2015). "TV Review: 'World's Funniest Fails'". Variety. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Beard, Landford (January 16, 2015). "Terry Crews Shares 5 Major Mishaps from World's Funniest Fails". People. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "World's Funniest Fails: Season Two Renewal for FOX Series". TVSeriesFinale.com. May 13, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "World's Funniest Fails Renewed For 2015-16 By FOX!". renewcanceltv.com. May 11, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
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  8. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 26, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Grimm' Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'Constantine' or 'Hart of Dixie'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 2, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Grimm' & 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Up; 'Cristela' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 9, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Hart of Dixie', 'Dateline', 'Shark Tank' & 'Masters of Illusion' Adjusted Up; 'Cristela' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 17, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 23, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustment to 'Cristela', 'Last Man Standing' or 'Glee'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  13. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 2, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'Hawaii Five-0' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  14. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 9, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: No Adjustment for 'Glee', 'Hawaii Five-0' or 'Shark Tank'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  15. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 16, 2015). "Friday Final Ratings: 'The Amazing Race', 'Cristela', 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'Blue Bloods' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  16. ^ http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch/worlds-funniest-fails/listings/
  17. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/06/24/tuesday-final-ratings-americas-got-talent-adjusted-up-5/422120/
  18. ^ Porter, Rick (November 9, 2015). "Friday final ratings: 'Blue Bloods' adjusts up, everything else holds". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  19. ^ Porter, Rick (November 16, 2015). "Friday final ratings: 'Reign' keeps season high, 'World's Funniest' adjusts down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  20. ^ Porter, Rick (November 23, 2015). "Friday final ratings: No adjustments on a quiet night". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  21. ^ Porter, Rick (December 1, 2015). "Friday final ratings: No changes as 'Santa Claus' stays on top". Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  22. ^ Porter, Rick (December 7, 2015). "Friday final ratings: 'Top Model' finale and everything else holds". Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  23. ^ Porter, Rick (December 14, 2015). "Friday final ratings: 'Amazing Race' finale and all others hold". Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  24. ^ Porter, Rick (December 18, 2015). "Thursday final ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' holds, season high for 'Mom' despite adjusting down". Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  25. ^ Porter, Rick (December 21, 2015). "Friday final ratings: 'Shark Tank' and 'Grandma Got Run Over' repeats adjust down". Retrieved December 21, 2015.

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