NO SERIOUSLY. What is up with thi
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:
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/
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.