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America's Funniest Home Videos Season 8 aired from September 22, 1996 to May 18, 1997. Gary Owens became the permanent announcer since Ernie Anderson had health problems in 1995. On January 12, 1997, "The Funny Things You Do" was re-recorded in a modern style, featuring Peter Hix and Terry Wood. The set changed again on February 2, 1997, the carpet was gray, the neighborhood skyline was black, the stars were white, and lightened up trees were added to the backstage area. During episodes 9 to 23, the narration for Bob Saget's introduction was a reused audio clip originally recorded for the fourth season, done by original announcer, Ernie Anderson. This was also Bob Saget's final season on the show as the host before being replaced by Daisy Fuentes and John Fugelsang the following season.


Season 8 Episode 1

The Torch Runner, Kangaroo Nudges Man & The Enlistment

Season 8 Episode 2

Hockey Mascot Fall, The Camcorder Explanation & Who's The President?

Season 8 Episode 3

The Fake Gator, Tot Paints Room & Here Comes The Bride

Season 8 Episode 4

Cheerleader Reunion, Scared Cat On Man & Little League Ball Chaser

Season 8 Episode 5

Rapunzel Girl Falls, Water Snake Surprise & "You Bad" Priest

Season 8 Episode 6

The Biggest Belly, Beach Chair Dog & Cowboy Foot Lasso

Season 8 Episode 7

Shaving Dad And Baby, Fainting Trumpet Player & Wife Drops Anniversary Watch

Season 8 Episode 8

The Microphone Hogger, The Muddy Dog & Hairy Back Proposal

Season 8 Episode 9

Surprise From England, The Limbo Mechanic & Patient Candy Eater

Season 8 Episode 10 $100,000

The Fake Gator

Season 8 Episode 11

Baby Spits Up On Brother, Football Player Misses Kick & "Last Time" Macarena Boy

Season 8 Episode 12

Man Inflates Blimp, The Burping Dog & "I Don't Wanna Be A Grown-Up"

Season 8 Episode 13

Super Freak Toupee Loss, Giraffe Tongue & Turkeys Chase Dog

Season 8 Episode 14

Hysterical Dirt Bike Kid, Dog Guards Presents & "Fa La La" Baby

Season 8 Episode 15

Creepy Laugher, Hot-Headed Altar Boy & Escape Artist Tots

Season 8 Episode 16

Giant Hair Baby, The Amazing Long Putt & Itchy Bride Wine Spill

Season 8 Episode 17

Squirrel Scares Deer, Baby Laughs At Dog & Girl Shushes Doll

Season 8 Episode 18

Fishing Kids Fight, Man Spits At Proposal & Bounce Check Ringboy

Season 8 Episode 19

Dad & Son Basketball, Easter Bunny Surprise & Fence Climbing Dog

Season 8 Episode 20 $100,000

Baby Laughs At Dog

Season 8 Episode 21

Sister Tooth Puller, Baby Crashes Camera & Model Rocket Fly-by

Season 8 Episode 22

Lipstick Everywhere Tot, Dog Goes Berserk & Vaseline Boy

Season 8 Episode 23

Box Boy, Phantom Bird Tickler & Boys Don't Want A Sister

Season 8 Episode 24

Static Cling Cat, Cameraman Hits Sliding Glass Door & “Phone Is Ringing” Boy

Season 8 Episode 25

Kiddy Gate Escape, Underwear Holster Boy & Fish Scares Ferret

Season 8 Episode 26

Llama Spits On Grandma, Dog Tears Up House & Up And Down Dog Ears

Season 8 Episode 27

Big Dog Pool Rescue, Branch Fall Boneheads & Upside Down Potato Guys

Season 8 Episode 28

Man Trains Hawk, Man Plays Icicles & The Bride & The Bee

Season 8 Episode 29 with Full House Cast

Fake Snake Scare, Dress Model Fall & Kid Breaks Lollipop

Season 8 Episode 30

Boys Don't Want Sister


IIVYWho:'s The President

Kangaroo Nudges Man Little League Ball Chaser


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  • In episode 19, a special tribute to Ernie Anderson was shown in form of a clip of Season 3 Episode 9 where he makes his first and only on-screen appearance, then a card is shown saying:
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"Ernie Anderson

November 12, 1923 - February 6, 1997",

as he had passed away days before the episode aired.

  • "Last Time Macarena Boy" was the only clip ever to be nominated from a montage.
    • Season 8 Episode 29's original broadcast edit, featuring 3D gags for 3D week never aired again, instead being replaced with a re-edit that removes all 3D related parts and replaces them with normal segments with Bob. No one knows for sure when that version premiered, but the earliest known date for it is November of 1997. This re-edit was seen in syndication.