AUGUSTA — Normally, it’s rude to laugh at someone’s misfortune. But an Augusta teen hopes the nation laughs on Sunday night at a painful incident recorded this summer. Benjamin Lucarelli, 17, was at the rope swing at Pinkham Pond in Alna with friends. Lucarelli got a running start toward the pond, holding firmly onto the rope swing, but he never let go. He held on right until he reached dry land – and a tree.“I was on a rope swing and I thought the water was cold and I didn’t let go,” he said Friday. He struck the tree back-first with a loud thud, stopping him in his tracks. His mother, Lauri Chambers, said she didn’t watch the video because she was worried it depicted her son getting hurt. “I actually didn’t watch the video for myself for quite a while,” she said. “I heard the (thud) and I didn’t want to see the video.” “It kind of sounds like a tree fell over,” Lucarelli chimed in. After … [Read more...] about Augusta teen will be featured on ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’
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A family from Salt Lake City beat the Field family of Orlando to win the grand prize as “America’s Funniest Home Videos” closed its 28th season Sunday night.The winning video was called “Sedated Saber Skirmish” from the Bagley family.The grand prize was a visit for four to the four Walt Disney World theme parks in Central Florida and a five-night stay in a Disney Resort Hotel.So Central Florida was a winner.Toy Story Land, which opens next month, received a big promotional push as the prize was announced on the Disney-owned network.Of course, the Fields can enjoy winning $110,000 on the ABC show to make it into the final two. The family collected $10,000 in the March 25 episode and $100,000 in the May 13 installment.David and Mary Field and their children, Carson, Jillian and Henry David, appeared on both episodes.“We are just so extremely grateful to have won and to have had the chance to be on the show,” Mary Field said after the May 13 … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’: Who won grand prize?
The Field family of Orlando has won $100,000 on “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”The family collected $10,000 in the March 25 episode and graduated to a contest for $100,000 in an episode that aired Sunday on ABC.The victors were David and Mary Field and their children, Carson, Jillian and Henry David.They won for a video called “I've Got a Wishbone to Pick With You.”The story behind the video, courtesy of Mary Field: “Our family was decorating for Christmas. Our two oldest children pulled the wishbone from our turkey at Thanksgiving and made a wish. Our daughter, Jillian, thought her wish of a lollipop would instantly appear since she won the wishbone. It didn’t appear, and Mom was called a liar, and Jillian was crying. It was a funny moment in our family.”Also competing in Sunday’s episode was a family from Lake Mary: Deirdre Beamon; her children, Kayson and Kris; and Deirdre’s mom, Linda.In the May 20 season finale, the … [Read more...] about ‘Funniest Videos’; Orlando family wins $100,000
Central Florida has two families that will compete for $100,000 in the May 13 episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”Each family has won $10,000 to move to the $100,000 round with seven other families.On Sunday’s episode, Deirdre Beamon of Lake Mary was the winner for a family video. Accompanying her to the taping were her children, Kayson and Kris, and her mom, Linda.On the March 25 episode, David Field of Orlando was the winner for a family video. He shared the victory with his wife, Mary, and their three children, Carson, Jillian and Henry David.There’s more good news for the $100,000 winner on May 13.That family will compete with the $100,000 winner from the midseason for the grand prize on the May 20 season finale.The grand prize is a visit for four to the four Walt Disney World theme parks in Central Florida and a five-night stay in a Disney Resort Hotel.“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which is in its 28th season, is the … [Read more...] about ‘Funniest Videos’: 2 Central Florida families compete for $100,000
Families from Lake Mary and Deltona are featured on “America’s Funniest Home Videos” this weekend.Deirdre Beamon of Lake Mary is on the ABC series with her children, Kayson and Kris, and her mom, Linda.Javier Romero of Deltona will be on the long-running show with his wife, Stephanie; his children, Ilyanna and Anthony; and Stephanie’s children, Bryan and Christian.“It was a true blessing for our family,” Stephanie Romero said by email. “We got to be on national TV, plus we got a dream vacation all in the same package. We would have never thought that we would be able to travel to California as a family, and it was truly such a beautiful time together. The kids truly enjoyed the experience at the taping. They were thrilled to know they were a part of the show they usually watch at home! And everyone was very accommodating and very professional, including the host.”That would be Alfonso Ribeiro. The show airs at 7 p.m. Sunday.The two … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ features 2 Central Florida families