Here a group calling themselves “Silly People,” have found a cheap way to practice the bobsled… and perform some demolition work at the same time!
One night,the Moscow emergency service received an odd call. A young man – somehow – had gotten his head stuck in a gambling machine. You know,he’d really gotten into the game. Curious to see what was...
And now another very proud moment. In the middle of a tunnel, a patient falls out of the back of a moving ambulance. And really,who hasn’t been there? Somehow, the ambulance crew doesn’t seem to notic...
One spring day,some Moscow shop employees noticed a naked bearded man hiding in the trees,thus giving new meaning to the term “urban jungle.” When the rescue crew arrived,they decided to use a jet of ...
And while we’re talking about what not to do with trolleybuses – here’s a half naked wingnut jumping around on top of a bus protected by nothing but a very loose fitting sheet. This one’s a member of ...
When you go to the circus, the performance is almost always flawless. Well, here’s some footage that shows several of the painful goofs and gaffes that happen during rehearsal.
For years, Russian ballet has set the standard for the rest of the world. But even the exemplary Bolshoi theater has had their share of some very funny incidents. In a live performance, no one is ever...
Here this male dancer is probably wishing he’d had something a little more substantial for breakfast! No I got ya!
Even a top dancer, after twirl after twirl after twirl after twirl, can start feeling a little dizzy. Watch how he gets through all of the hard part, and then has the toughest time getting himself off...
And now we present more falls of every kind. Clearly balance is often a fickle friend. Mind the banana peel. Both on the stag…and in the rehearsal studio…
Sometimes it is not a dancer that falls down, but the dancer’s costume. You can’t not feel for this girl! Talk about embarrassing!
And look here, there’s so much gravity in this rehearsal studio that she can’t get off the floor and well, he’s about to join her! Careful, that coat’s a killer!
And jump… and turn… and jump and slide! And grace and poise and sit down! Oh by the way be careful, we just washed and waxed the floor.
At a celebration at a famous Moscow theater, a presenter and an enormous gift basket take an unplanned trip. Watch out for that first gaping hole, it’s a doozy!
In the middle of a tribute to a famous Russian writer, the stand filled with VIP guests collapses. Apparently, the festival organizers had saved a little money on nails…
It’s hard being a live TV news-caster. “And lose the glasses!”
“And hit the sailor guy with that spotlight!” Next on when TV props attack!
Here, the mayor of Moscow’s thinking “I wonder how far I can sit back without falling down. Well, now I know!
And while we’re on the topic of things falling down…if you guessed the bell. Well, two points for you.
And here are some other TV taping misadventures. More of when TV props attack!
And things seem okay here, but watch the blue background. Seems this plant has developed a little crush. Ever the professional, our interviewer barely skips a beat!
And now we dance. Here’s a little number and it goes like thiiiiis! Careful, that desk’s not as solid as it looks! And... fall apart!
And how ‘bout a nice drink by the pool. Make that IN the pool!
Your guess is as good as ours on this one. It’s either a bonfire or a witch burning. With snowballs.
Here again,it’s revenge of the sets! The excitement of live television.That is gonna leave a mark!
Here, a famous Russian singer is attacked by an infatuated lamp. Usually, it’s just the fans he’s gotta worry about. Here it’s the hardware too!
The setting is the taping of a talk show. Ironically the topic is alcoholism. One of the guests, who’s clearly several sheets to the wind, is trying to reach the microphone, but does a face plant inst...
A woman in a village in Siberia was visited by some unexpected houseguests one day. These two cute bear cubs had gotten themselves lost. They’d come into the village looking for food and now their exc...
And here’s another story about bears and people. There are those brave and foolish souls among us who keep bears as pets, rather than, say, dogs or cats. But bear ownership does have it’s pitfalls. Th...
This little she-bear decided to get better acquainted with her owner. Hey, you’re kinda tasty! He may wanna switch to some pet goldfish…
Now, see that big pig puppet? Well, apparently the bear didn’t like him much either!
Apparently these monkeys didn’t like this guy’s face. So they tried to alter it.
It’s a known fact that dogs don’t like drunk people. And often don’t try to hide their aversion to alcohol…
A famous Russian producer was goosed I guess is the best way to put it, by a dog in Bavaria. Apparently, German dogs are still put off a little bit by the presence of Russians there… Either that or he...
This next piece took place at a fire station. During a cleaning, a small dog decided he’d help with the hose work. He’s making a great show of innocently aiming the hose here and there and at everyone...
Well it’s not every day you see a chimp knocking back the hooch in a tree in the middle of the city. Then again, this isn’t just any ordinary beer-loving ape! He’s a trained circus chimp who escaped t...
If that’s the drinker,here’s the smoker. Our hedonistic little friend is enjoying a well-mannered smoke on a sunny afternoon in the backyard. All he needs is a smoking jacket and the evening paper and...
And this little guy doesn’t like smoking or drinking himself,but give him second-hand smoke any day of the week and he’s a happy pooch.
And a lazy spring day in the park with a man and his dog becomes something,well,let’s just say the mood changes. Kids,you might wanna go see if there are any snacks in the kitchen.
And here an ostrich decides that those glasses would look better on me!
And the lesson here is always wear a helmet when riding your pet zebra.
And now we come to our cat section. Clearly, this scrappy little guy doesn’t realize quite how little he is. Especially compared with the size of this dog. That’s one good-natured dog. And one lucky l...
You know what they say about cats and curiosity? Well, watch this…
And this little kitty has a thing for fire! Bad candle bad!
And though that’s quite a leap, this little kitten still has to swim part of the way anyway. Never a cats favorite activity!
So now let’s take a closer look at man’s best friend. Honestly, can you imagine a cat ever agreeing to something like this?
This we threw in, well, because it’s funny.
And here we have the famous urban sled dogs - or in this case, urban mini ski dogs at work.
And just like people, some dogs can get, well, a little fixated on certain commonplace objects. Like windshield wipers, for example. Maybe these are made out of liver treats? Kind of hard to explain o...
Accidents can happen at even at the most solemn occasions. According to this school’s tradition, the youngest student rings the last bell for the graduates. But sometimes you have to break tradition…o...
This salute to fallen heroes has a rather nontraditional ending. But before we get to that,there’s a lot of standing around to be done.Here let me get my purse while you shoot… that tree limb down!
These two lovebirds were caught on tape by some amused neighbors. He’s apparently come home drunk and broke,one time too many. She decides she’s not going to let him come back into the house until he ...
And here’s the old exploding flashbulb trick…always good for a laugh…
And those shoes – yeah,wheels on the bottom of ‘em!…
Here’s a lion who may not say a lot, but he gets his meaning across - loud and clear.
On New Year’s Eve, as on nearly every other night in Russia, people like to drink. Heavily. This tends to make one a lousy dancer. Pretty good at Judo, though. It’s hard to maintain one’s dignity fall...
By now most people know that smoking is a dangerous habit. But who knew the danger was so immediate? Here a number of Moscow teenagers are having fun with some doctored cigarettes. A little gunpowder ...
It turns out that bears really like alcohol. Apparently, years ago, pectators at traveling gypsy shows were obliged to treat the performing bears to a drink… But since those days, it’s gotten much har...
Here, a man was playing with his dog and, joking around, threw a huge stick over the fence. Finding such a huge stick was easy. Bringing it back was another story entirely. Though his owner may be a d...
And in this corner, wieghing in at 2 and a half pounds, Fluffy. Here’s a kitten who clearly has a thing against vacuum cleaners. And since he hasn’t quite figured out how to shut the annoying machine ...
There’s a British saying that even a horse’s arse will become popular if you show it on TV frequently enough.
Well, we're about to find out if the same can be said for people's, um, posteriors… This fellow seems to be swimming along fine, just don't … get out of the pool.
Water pressure is a strict task master when it comes to keeping bathing suits around hips, versus, say, ankles…
Here a group of friends are helping an accomplished diver perform some trick dives. Needless to say they save the trickiest one for last. And a 9-5 from the female judge!
Most of you probably know what a kilt is. But how many of know that real Scotsmen tend not to wear anything else under their kilts? Well, y’all do now!
Shakespeare once wrote “Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!” Here no wind was needed—just a little help from the missus.
Plenty of wind here though. Either that or this blushing bride had one too many burritos last night.
Anybody else starting to see a unifying theme here? Maybe its wherever there are skirts, there are gonna be some tushies.
Maybe we should amend that to wherever there is cheap elastic, there’s bound to be some undies…
Which holds for this guy too as you’ll see in a second. Clearly he’s not a real Scotsman. Tighty whiteys indeed!
And this lovely dancer’s not the only one falling down now is she? If she’d just rolled with it, the audience might never have known the difference!
It’s hard to say exactly what happened here. Well, let’s rephrase that, we know WHAT happened, it’s just how and why that’s a bit foggy. And speaking of fog, she might wanna keep those out of the sun ...
And this rather unlikely event took place during a Russian team skydiving championship. These ladies are perfectly synchronized. They start in a circle, then form a line, and enjoy the wind rushing by...
And now we return to familiar territory: Drinking and dancing. At first everything here seems alright. By our standards, this guy’s practically Fred Astaire! Then that old demon vertigo catches up wit...
And everyone’s dancing away here when suddenly this guy decides he’s King Kong. Guess what’s gonna happen? Once again, the score: alcohol 1, judgment,0.
And while we’re talking about judgment, it’s not a terrible idea to learn the basics of any new activity. Barring that, a cup’s never a bad idea.
And here we see that either junior’s got great placement, or dad’s got terrible luck!
Uh oh, dad’s got himself stuck trying to get up to the tree fort again. I believe we said Shorties, not briefs!
Now as I recall, the owl and the pussycat went to sea in a pea green rowboat. Hmm, you’d think three plastered groomsmen could row across a little pond without getting into too much trouble!
Now as funny as this one is. You gotta hate being this guy. Wow! Probably lost the fish too!
And even if you’re not a Rugby expert it’s pretty safe to assume that ripping pants off is some kinda foul.
Here too, you can almost hear this swinger saying… “A belt a belt, my kingdom for a belt!”
Ziplines are great fun, they’re a safe adrenaline kick, and well, like a lot of the other sports we’ve seen today, they too can take your pants off in a heartbeat if you’re not paying attention!
This guy’s so close to getting across, then it’s just his pants. Hey, more red undies folks! Well, pink!
Now we’ve all seen boxers flatten their opponents, but never someone flattening their opponent and the ropes as well.
And who can resist an adorable little dog doing tricks. Don’t forget to… jump. Hey, those weren’t there this morning!!
Ah, Christmas in Russia! Hey I had a dream once about a scary game of musical chairs with a huge ghoulish Santa Claus. Who knew there was tape rolling? I think Santa’s been dipping into the Egg Nog!
And if we leave you with nothing else today, then remember, Life's more fun when it's Outrageous and Hilarious, and, ideally caught on tape. Even more so if someone ends up totally covered in gooey gl...
And speaking of weddings the wedding toast is a great responsibility. Here, the groom wants to drink to his bride, and why not? But why beer? And then again, why the shoe? If his bride were Cinderella...
Let’s start with some horse and carriage shenanigans. And really,who doesn't like a ride in - or out of - a carriage. If nothing else,it'll make a nice story for the grandkids! Not to mention a great ...
And now let’s take a look at the guests. Especially the drunken hyperactive whirling dervish guests. Hey, isn’t she a little young for football? No no, Boris, the flower girl demolition derby isn’t un...
Here’s wedding-related video. This easily could be a remake of the movie Runaway Bride. Except this time,it’s a runaway groom. Perhaps,before the wedding,the groom finally met his new mother-in-law.Ap...
This young couple has just gotten married. They’ve vowed to stand by each other through pleasure and pain. A Champagne cork leaves the bottle at speeds of up to 60 feet per second. This one makes a no...
The wedding with embarrassing incident. Here, someone has come up with a balloon inflating contest to entertain the guests! One of the balloons blows up right in this guy’s face! Well he may have lost...
According to an old Russian tradition, on the wedding day, the groom must carry his bride across a bridge. Think of it as a really big transom. If he succeeds, well… Unfortunately, this groom’s first ...
Grooms are in such short supply that when a wedding does actually take place, the entire city celebrates. Even the police!
Wine flows pretty freely at Russian weddings. But heavy drinking doesn’t make wedding guests forget ancient, often oddball, traditions… Such as the ceremonial stealing of the bride’s shoes. It’s hard ...
And should we wrap that champagne bottle up for you? No, I’ll just wear it here, thanks!
Now as for this wedding video,hmm,in some places its grab your partner,do se do. Here,it appears to be more along the lines of grab your partner’s crotch and run like mad. You know,thousands of years ...
At least they’d understand the Russian wedding party, and how unforgiving it’s specific gravity can be sometimes! And boomp boomp boomp. Another one bites the dust.
And your guess is as good as mine here, with the bride, her matron of honor and her several “groomsmaids!” And whoopsie! And make that another whoopsie! That’s gonna leave a mark! It’s that infectious...
Everybody’s dancing and having a good time and the keyboardist in this wedding band is pulling off the wedding band hat-trick: he can play, sing, and take a nap all pretty much at the same time. Now ...
And now we have some more funny,silly,or absurd wedding moments. They were all shot in different cities at different times,but you’ll see they have a common thread.
From a trip to broke neck mountain… Hey there pardner, ya sure ya know how ta ride that horse?
To a long trot down broken bride hill! Watch out, those last fifty or so steps are a doozy!
And here’s yet another way NOT to open a bottle of champagne. You know, with the trouble people have opening these things, it’s amazing anyone ever gets a drink at these weddings.
…And sometimes… if you really want to be heard — rambling incoherently — get up on a table! Just don’t overstay your welcome up there. You never know what might happen. Alright, who are we kidding, we...
One odd tradition has it that a groom is supposed to drop his future mother-in-law in dirt. Then the marriage will be long and happy. Here the mother of the bride is dressed in her best funeral wear, ...
Champagne is a capricious little wine. Sometimes it seems like there’s a small genie hiding in each bottle. A genie that will rarely miss a chance to spill on someone…
Now we’ve all heard ”you may now kiss the bride”…or…just knock her over! Either way’s good.
And once again we find that drinking, dancing and tables just don’t mix!
And as a last wedding note,keep in mind that a shaky bridge… is a lot like a shaky marriage! You’re going along fine and then well,then you’re all wet!
Someone once said they went to see a fight and a hockey game broke out. Well these fans went to see a hockey game and a crazy cat chase broke out. I think some four legged ice chains might have helped...
Perhaps inspired by our fearless if freezing feline friend,this Doberman sees a ball,and a big field and decides it’s playtime. And just like that,a soccer team has a new mascot/half-back. And some ti...
How about a camel race? Despite their huge humps and awkward appearance, camels can be surprisingly fast. But, unlike horses, they are extremely cranky and will rarely miss a chance to throw off their...
And speaking of riding, one of the most important things about horseback riding is: learning how to fall off.
So you’re playing a rousing game of pool and you start thinking “Hey,I wonder if this pool cue could support my weight?” And of course,you’ve gotta find out,right?
And while we’re talking about pool, it’s safe to say that you never know what’s going to happen. Here’s a trick shot you won’t see many pros attempt! Clearly he didn’t see this coming either or he wou...
So it’s the middle of winter and you’ve been cooped up watching extreme sports on TV for a little too long. Yes, the X games come to Siberia! In a matter of speaking. So these guys have developed a ne...
So we move from waterskiing in winter to snow skiing in late late spring. Without snow. Or a clue, as it turns out.
And season, shmeason! These bikers aren’t going to let a little thing like winter get in the way of their extreme biking! Turns out a bruise is a bruise, no matter what the season!
And these two, despite a decrepit old snowmobile, subzero temperatures and a lot of alcohol running through their bloodstream, decide to brave life and limb for, um, well,just for the fun of it. Unfor...
And, in more or less the same category, we have this brave if foolhardy soul who attaches himself to a car with a cable and goes powersledding. Into a little old lady walking down the street. A partic...
And just to show you that grownups aren’t the only ones with bad judgment, we have these two somersaulting young sledders.
And here are some more car-sledding misadventures. Oh yeah, watch out for the big pile of sand in the middle of the road!