�AMERICA�S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS� -- NOW THE LONGEST RUNNING
PRIMETIME ENTERTAINMENT SHOW IN ABC HISTORY -- CELEBRATES
WITH A TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE EPISODE, FRIDAY, MAY 19
Winner to Take Home $250,000 Prize for Funniest Video Ever
�Episode No. 1624� � In one for the record books, �America�s Funniest Home Videos� celebrates its 16th season finale and the amazing fact that the beloved series is now the longest-running primetime entertainment show in ABC history. In a two-hour special season finale edition of the show, airing FRIDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) and filmed on location in Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, �AFHV� counts down to the 20 funniest videos of all time, with the owner of the top video taking away the largest cash prize in the show�s history, $250,000.
Tom Bergeron is the host of �America�s Funniest Home Videos.�
For 16 seasons the series, which has now passed the 350-episode mark, has captured the unexpectedly funny things that happen when adults, children, animals and even inanimate objects are at their spontaneous best. Visitors to Walt Disney World were asked to vote on the 20 best videos of all time and to pick the funniest of all. Among the finalists:
**The Quad Squad � Identical quadruplet babies laugh in synch when their dad makes funny noises.
**Chainsaw Brothers � Two brothers get a big surprise when their dad awakens them with a chainsaw the morning after they watched �Texas Chainsaw Massacre.�
**Stinky Finger Chimp -- A chimpanzee puts its finger where it doesn�t belong, hilarity ensues.
**Dog Eat Dog � A not-too-bright dog tries to attack his own foot when he thinks it�s after his bone.
**Fake Electrocution Scare � A man fixing a light socket pretends to get electrocuted � his friend gets even by shoving a banana in his face.
In its 16 seasons to date, �America�s Funniest Home Videos� has given away over $9 million in prize money and evaluated more than half a million videotapes from home viewers. Viewers wishing to submit home videos to �America�s Funniest Home Videos� should visit www.abc.com for details.
Vin Di Bona is executive producer, with Todd Thicke serving as co-executive producer. �America�s Funniest Home Videos,� which premiered on January 14, 1990 and is from Vin Di Bona Productions, airs with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.