As a person who has a reliable internet connection and a Netflix account, I was not aware that America’s Funniest Home Videos was still on the air. And by “on the air”, I mean that in the archaic sense in that it is still being broadcast on network television and if you have a pair of rabbit ears and a boob tube, you can still watch it at 7:00 every Sunday night (weather permitting). If you, like me, thought that YouTube and Twitter had all but made AFV obsolete, welcome back to the real world. Not only is AFV still a going concern, former host Bob Saget will be back on the air in a new, naughty version called Videos After Dark. According to Variety, ABC has just ordered 2 seasons of the “adult-oriented” clip show. And no, this is not RedTube4TV. The clips will be vintage AFV clips that were previously deemed too hot to broadcast!
Apparently all the amateur porn tapes that have been sent in since AFV debuted in 1989, have been burning a hole in producer Vin Di Bona’s pocket this whole time.
Saget and Di Bona have kicked around the idea of fielding an edgier take on the “AFV” vault for some time. ABC executives approached Di Bona a few months ago with a similar idea. Saget came on board quickly. “I called (Saget’s) agent to ask him about his interest in the project and he said to me ‘Bob’s already in makeup,’ ” Di Bona told Variety.
Di Bona said the show will be a blend of Saget material punctuated by a generous serving of clips. The “AFV” team has plenty of material to draw on, Di Bona promised. “We’ve been collecting them since day one,” he said.
Goddamnit, I hate to admit it, but I’m dying to see what’s on those fucking tapes! Bob’s ready, Vin’s ready, we all ready! Bring on the hilariously ill-timed cum shots! The show will go for a “nightclub-style feel” and not have any AFV branding to ensure that AFV maintains its “family friendly” bona fides.
Original Recipe AFV, still going strong, is currently being hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro. I love Alfonso Riberio! I may just need to give this whole “TV” thing another try. However, there are some differences from the old AFV that I truly did love in its heyday (which, I have learned, never ended!). Today, approximately 70 percent of the clips submitted to AFV are taken on smartphones and most of those are filmed in vertical mode. That means they have to do some behind-the-scenes television magic to make them look right on TV. Vin hates vertical mode, so get your shit together, people! We’ve got TV to make!