Popcorn TV is the Worst Show on Television

NO SERIOUSLY. What is up with this show?

What does “popcorn TV” even mean and why do they act like they’re going to show us funny videos and then just DON’T?!

Sorry. I’ll explain. Popcorn TV is this show that pretends to be America’s Funniest Home Videos (best) mixed with a hidden camera gags show (worst). If you’re not familiar with a little show I like to call A-F-V, I suggest you don’t even bother because YouTube is better.

I’m watching Popcorn TV as I write this because I recorded it to watch it later because I watch really bad TV even when I have the option not to.

In Popcorn TV, just like in AFV the videos are all introduced by the always morbidly unfunny host or clown or whatever, ________________. I have no idea what his name is. He’s the least memorable whatever he is that there ever was.

Remember Bob Saget’s super awkward years of hosting AFV? It seemed like he completely hated that job and that’s why he was totally the best at it. He used to read the worst jokes off the teleprompter and laugh and go “who wrote this stuff?” What’s Bob Saget doing these days? Wouldn’t it be funny if he made a home video and sent it in to AFV and they didn’t even play it because, unlike the idiot producers over at Popcorn TV, they actually watched it first and realized that Bob Saget is the dullest human being ever and no one wants to watch him eat grapes?

Then there was that other guy. The same guy who hosted Hollywood Squares and probably some other dumb shows at some point. I should probably start learning names if I’m going to keep writing things about daytime TV celebrities.

ANYWAY. The host is only one broken headlight in the bloody car accident that is Popcorn TV.

Where do they get all these terrible videos? I guess they just have a huge stash of footage of people doing the most mundane things. I mean, really. The producers of this show truly believe, deep down in their hearts, that a video clip of the most regular-looking lady I’ve ever seen being fairly decent at indoor rock climbing is going to make me explode with side-splitting laughter. She literally just climbs some rocks with a small amount of effort. HILARIOUS.

They also pull hidden camera pranks on the unsuspecting nice men and nice women of whatever town they have invaded. This current “prank” that I’m watching involves 4 somewhat muscular men who basically go and surround someone who is waiting to cross the street, pick that person up and carry them across safely. I swear I’m not making this up. No, seriously, guys. They carry one person across a street that is maybe 30ft wide and then go “HAHA! SEE THAT CAMERA?” and point at me, the embarrassed spectator who’s been caught spying on the most boring prank ever conceived. The host feels the need to ask amidst giggles, “Who would be calm and let these guys carry them like that?” What kind of question is that? How are you going to fight off 4 strong men while each one is holding one of your limbs? Pretty sure I’d rather wait out the 6 seconds it takes them to get me to the other side of the street than make a scene and have to deal with their crap for even longer.

Ugh. They just showed a baby sort of blowing air in the direction of a candle and failing to put it out. God, this show raises so many questions. Like who is giving money to these people? Where did they find this loser host? Has anyone in the world seen this show besides me? Is it just a figment of my imagination?

After some quick Googling I’ve discovered that the name of the host is Leland Klassen (notice how it’s the dumbest name ever) and that he is “widely regarded as Canada’s Premiere Clean Comedian”. I didn’t even know this was a Canadian show and now I’m filled with all sorts of shame.

Here’s a silly picture of Leland Klassen:

Ugh, right?

To be fair, I have seen maybe 8 home videos that were hilarious on Popcorn TV. It’s just seriously not worth sitting through videos of people going to take a bite of food but missing their mouths. Or babies eating cake. Or a full minute of people falling while skiing (actually kind of awesome).

If for some reason you feel compelled to watch this show, here’s a thing you can click on: http://www.filmon.com/channel/popcorn-tv#Popcorn-TV

I think It’s just a stream of videos, though, so you won’t get the full experience of watching it with a host. But, don’t worry, that would just make you nauseous anyway. If you already watch and love Popcorn TV, I sincerely apologize for totally bashing your terrible taste and sense of humour.

15 thoughts on “Popcorn TV is the Worst Show on Television

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    December 20, 2012 at 4:14pm

    Is this anything like the Just For Laugh Gags that is on from time to time to fill gaps on CBC?

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    Heather Rae

    January 1, 2013 at 7:57pm

    This sounds horrible. I used to love Bob Saget on AFV for the same reasons..he hated that show, and he was majorly doing cocaine so if you see a rerun look for it-he’s fucked up almost the entire time. The guy who was last hosting AFV, Tom Bergeron is seriously the most annoying person on TV. I haven’t seen this popcorn Leland, and he sure looks like a sack of skin…but I hate Tom Bergeron so much that any time I flip channels and see him on anything I just automatically shout, “SHUT THE FUCK UP, TOM!”


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    Leland Klassen

    February 28, 2013 at 3:38am

    Co’mon, “the dumbest name EVER”? There has got to be a name or two dumber than mine. Other than that, the rest of your critique was pretty much spot on. BTW, it’s all gags and home videos from France.

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    March 4, 2013 at 9:00pm

    Is this real life?
    If you are the real Leland Klassen, hit me up and we’ll come up with some ideas for a better photo shoot and also a better career path. <3

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    April 11, 2013 at 2:45pm

    Who ever is in charge of Popcorn TV has no idea what he/she is doing. The show’s usage of boring, unfunny clips and annoying replays during each video are enough to drive anybody with a good sense of humour crazy.

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      Leland Klassen

      May 27, 2013 at 11:34pm

      Mariannna? Or Marianna? Why did you spell it with three N’s. Is it the real you? I like your name by the way, both versions. I like it spelled with two n’s better, but either way I don’t have a problem with it.
      Yes it’s really me and I have to say that I do like the line “The host is only one broken headlight in the bloody car accident that is Popcorn TV”. I would say however, if there were 8 videos that you found funny, I think you could find 8 of my segments funny if you watched long enough.
      As far as the career path goes…honestly, I think I’m too old to change. Thanks though, it’s nice to know that you’ve got my back!

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        January 4, 2014 at 4:11pm

        I have to say the more I see Leland, the more of a crush I have on him. Very handsome man.

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          March 13, 2018 at 5:44pm

          I’m so sorry for bashing you, Leland Klassen. You truly are a Nice Man. ❤

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    July 10, 2013 at 10:57pm

    I cannot stand to watch popcorn tv, not for even one more night. It is disgusting, abusive, and ridiculous. That man needs his head examined.

    They laugh at children crying during the stunts. They show abusive pictures of animals being hurt and they laugh. How this show ever got on the air on such a lovely TV network with such amazing Christian programs, I just don’t know.

    I wish there was a way to boycott or get rid of that idiot leland Klassen and his stupid program. I will never watch it again. It is finished as far as I am concerned. I have written to the TV station about it twice, but don’t even get a reply.


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    October 23, 2013 at 12:08pm

    It’s okay Leland. Don’t worry about rude and ignorant people like these. Your show isn’t that bad. Besides you’re pretty cute and that makes the show even better to watch! 😉

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    November 23, 2013 at 10:10pm

    The reason I watch it sometimes is because I think Leland is adorable. He’s got the nicest smile. I will admit most of his jokes aren’t funny. What is funny is the audience when the camera swings over to them and they are almost sick from laughter. Even before Leland finishes his sentence they are laughing. Tonight he said, “Do you ever leave your cell phone somewhere bad can’t find it?” The audience roared just at that sentence. I don’t get it, but I do know I’d love to kiss Leland. He’s tall and thin and has a great smile and a twinkle in his eye. I don’t care if he talks about himself lots. He’s cute and the show is funny if you find the audience roaring at nothing to be funny like I do. 🙂

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    D Chappell

    January 31, 2014 at 7:48pm

    I understand why they call this page “Popcorn TV is the worst show on TV”! I watched 2/3’s of it tonight to give it a second chance. There is NOTHING funny about it. It shows people falling down ski hills, tripping over things and doing stupid things and then does “instant replays” of these accidents or embarrassing events. Their “set up gags” are stupid, not funny. I don’t care if Leland is Christian or not, NOT funny is NOT funny!! Maybe he has just quit comedy? I don’t know but this show is garbage and I bet Canadians are paying for it out of our tax dollars. Tonight was the last time I will ever see it again but I think Leland might be a good Stand Up Comic, but this stuff is just crap!! 😉

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    March 25, 2016 at 11:11pm

    I just watch the show tonight for the first time. It is the worst show that I’ve ever seen. It’s an embarrassment to Canadians. The guys who produce this have no brains at all. How can anybody be so retarded as to like this?

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    April 14, 2017 at 11:13pm

    I actually watch popcorn TV a lot because im a student and don’t get many channels. It’s actually funny, and entertaining. I remember funniest home videos, the videos were vintage and it actually looked like peoples personal videos! I’m kinda surprised that the videos come from france.. Don’t we have talent in North America? What’s with all the hate with the show? Its one of the only shows on TV that doesn’t take itself to seriously.. The host shows enthusiasm.

    To the girl who wrote this review.. You can’t write. You need to be objective and show both sides, your opinion doesn’t matter and should be neutral. Have you watched the show? The only thing I did agree was that Leland klassen sounds like a fake name, or like a tooth floss that you use to clean your teeth.

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    Billy Kabaa

    August 2, 2017 at 12:27am

    I think popcorn tv is great!

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