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How a Nebraska Family Won $10,000 on America’s Funniest Home Videos

An accidentally thrown video game. A broken television. And one very nervous little boy.

A random but hilarious accident won an Omaha, Nebraska family $10,000 on America’s Funniest Home Videos this Sunday. The family will now be competing for a $100,000 prize later on this season.

It all started when 10-year-old Hudson Foral was recording a video of himself unpacking a used video game for a Youtube channel. Hudson asked the camera “Any of you recognize this?”, before jokingly throwing the game over his shoulder. It seemed like a harmless thing to do until Hunter heard the game’s case crack the screen of the expensive looking 55-inch TV behind him. What happened next likely won the contest for the family.

Hunter, wide-eyed and looking like he’d seen a damn ghost, does a double take before exclaiming “Oh shoot.” He then runs over and attempts to turn the TV on, but all he saw was pixelated pink and white streaks fluttering vertically along the screen. Frantic “oh no’s” came next as Hunter, white with fear, hurriedly shuts the camera off.

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His parents were naturally upset but nonetheless got a good laugh out of the whole thing. As longtime fans of America’s Funniest Home Videos, the family decided to submit the video before getting a call from a producer who told the family that not only was the video a hit, but that they also wanted to fly the family out for a December taping of the show where they’d compete for the $10,000.

When asked what they planned to use the money on, Scott Foral, Hunter’s father, said he’d like to put it towards his kids’ education. He seemed to be out voted when the rest of the family said they wanted a new entertainment system instead.