Video: The Bride Is, Er, Excused

Life's embarrassing moments add up to a homegrown hit

Maybe it was the woman who got her head stuck in a dishwasher. Or the groom who fainted dead away at the altar. Or the fat golfer who rolled down a hill after a mighty swing. Whatever did it, TV viewers have suddenly become hooked on watching ordinary people make fools of themselves. And a new prime-time hit is born.

After just six weeks on ABC's Sunday-night schedule, America's Funniest Home Videos is the newest member of Nielsen's Top Ten. The show's premise is shamelessly simple. Viewers send in funny clips they have shot with their camcorders -- everything from cute...

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