COLIN VICKERY OUT OF THE BOX
ARE you a cat person or a dog person? Actually, I should elaborate. Do you prefer watching cats or dogs on Australia’s Funniest Home Videos? You have to admit that the animal hi-jinks always make you laugh more than anything the humans get up to on the Channel 9 clip show.
Grooms collapsing at wed- dings, guests slipping on the dance floor, kids tripping over during school plays, teens smashing the footpath on skateboards— it’s all good for a chuckle, but doesn’t hit the mark quite the way a cat or dog clip does. I think it is because we all know how stupid most of the people are. Kick a soccer ball around a living room and something is bound to get smashed.
Then there are the parents who put their infants in danger just to win the prize money on AFHV. I still have nightmares about the two-year-old who was made to go down the slide four times even though each time the poor little nipper landed on his or her head. You could hear mum and dad counting their winnings as they made the kid do it just one more time.
I’m going to declare my allegiance and say that I prefer
Funny: Piano-playing cats