A pratfall is specifically plopping down on one’s ass. No face-plants here. We compiled the best fall-down-go-boom shots because we care about your well-being, and laughter is the best medicine. No, that’s a lie: Antivirals are the best medicine. We only did this to point at people and laugh at them while they’re down. We’re terrible human beings.
1. Tabled for discussion
A skateboard? Can’t imagine how this young man will end up on his tuchus. Well, that’s a lie, but we didn’t expect what happens after his rail-slide (or is that fail-slide?) on a table goes vertical.
2. Robbie Rebound
Man, Robbie Williams is past his peak, but the man knows how to recover from a pratfall. We’ve never seen such a polished example of “I meant to do that.” He seamlessly segues into the recline, like, “What up, Robbie Williams?” “Oh, just chillaxing here, singing some songs about life. You?” Nicely done, sir.
3. Cruising for a bruising
Two girls in their underwear performing “Risky Business” is sexy. One girl watching in horror as her friend skull-dents the hardwood floor? Much less so…
4. Today, the fools shall pity you
This one’s deliberate, but it’s Mr. T, and if the ’80s taught us anything, it’s that Mr. T makes everything better. Everything. Even finding out your mother’s having an affair. So we’re going to allow it (the GIF, not the affair).
5. Gaga gone googly
Now for something a little more current. To make a romance work takes a lot of effort, luck and commitment. But to make a bad romance, all one really needs is a bit of self-destruction, and Lady Gaga shows she has plenty when she tumbles off this piano.