Growing up in the mid-'90s, America’s Funniest Home Videos was a staple in my household. I remember sitting on the floor in front of the TV in our living room and laughing until my sides hurt as grown men slipped off docks while trying to tie up stubborn boats, mortified brides watched as their wedding cakes toppled helplessly onto dance floors, and as father after father got bonked in the gonads by their careless and often giggling children.

As a kid, it was easy to disassociate their hilarious misfortune with the inevitable suffering that immediately followed. After all—this was TV! They don’t show people actually getting hurt on TV!

Today, AFV is still on the air (hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro now), but it has largely been rendered obsolete by the internet and its endless supply of viral viewing options. And thanks to social media, it’s easier than ever for these clips to spread and reach massive audiences. From that news reporter who fell while crushing grapes with her feet, to that dude in the monster mask who got snuck while trying to spook his classmate, to that woman who took a catapulted watermelon to the dome on The Amazing Race, we all watch these videos and enjoy a laugh at the expense of the subjects in them. Then we move on.

But what happens after the camera stops rolling? How do these traumatic events affect the stars of these videos, and how do they cope with their newfound celebrity in the aftermath of being “meme'd”? Which brings us to the Dallas runaway golf cart.

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