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Theme MusicEdit

In the 1989 pilot/special, an instrumental version of "The Funny Things You Do" is heard, and no vocals from Jill Colucci were used. Vocals from Jill Colucci were featured at the end of the 1989 pilot/special, which later became a regular feature on January 14, 1990. The instrumental version of the theme music were used when the show came back from commercial.

When America's Funniest Home Videos began as a regular series on January 14, 1990, vocals from Jill Colucci were added to the rerecorded version of "The Funny Things You Do", who previously recorded the theme song at the end of the the 1989 pilot/special. The instrumental and vocal versions of the theme music were used when the show came back from commercial.

In the 1996-1997 season, the theme music was rerecorded again by adding more vocals to it. The rerecorded version performed by Peter Hix and Terry Wood. This was the final version of "The Funny Things You Do", as well as the instrumental and vocal version of the theme music, when the show came back from commercial.

On January 5, 1998, the theme was changed back to an instrumental version, featuring a horn section, and an electric guitar, and no vocals were used.

On October 11, 2015, the theme was rerecorded with the same horn section, the electric guitar was removed, and was replaced by piano and saxophone parts. The 2015 theme combined "The Funny Things You Do" with the 1998-2001 theme.

Opening CreditsEdit

In the 1989 pilot/special, a blue sky with clouds were used while yellow stars zoom in, followed by the show's logo zooming in, and exiting to the upper right. To show the upcoming clips, an animated purple TV set was used. Followed by the show's logo again before revealing a shot of the set, followed by Saget's entrance.

When America's Funniest Home Videos began as a regular series on January 14, 1990, a mixed red, white, and blue-like background with a giant camera lens was used while animated stars and stripes zoomed out of the lens. Then, the show's logo zooms forward and exits forward on an angle. Following that, a silver screen was used to show the upcoming clips. A stars and stripes effect is used to transition from each upcoming set of videos. This is followed by the show's logo again, which leads into a skit before revealing the set, followed by Saget's entrance. The skits were dropped at the end of Season 5. On the 1991 CBS/Fox Video release The Best of America's Funniest Home Videos, "THE BEST OF" can be seen beneath it. For $100,000 shows, a red banner with the text reading "$100,000 Classics" can be seen. On Season 2, Episode 13, Jill Colucci appeared on camera performing "The Funny Things You Do" in a recording studio, and then, the camera zooms in on the TV to reveal Saget's entrance. On America's Funniest Home Videos: An Inside Look, the logo is smaller. "AN INSIDE LOOK" can be seen next to it. To celebrate the show's 100th episode in 1993, "100th EPISODE CELEBRATION" can be seen on a red banner.

On January 8, 1997, a computer animated segment showed the words, "Home Videos Sunday" on a black background and a multicolored circle. Then, behind a space background on the window is a CGI family emerging from the red couch while watching the TV. Then, the show's logo is plastered on the same multicolored circle. The upcoming videos are now shown on an animated widescreen silver TV set. The stars and stripes effect have changed to red, white, and blue streamers, and white confetti. Followed by the show's logo again before revealing the set, followed by Saget's entrance.

On January 5, 1998, the space background was replaced with a multicolored background with past AFV clips, and the words "America's Funniest Home Videos", as well as "AFV" flying around. Then, the show's logo typewriters itself out, followed by the letters "AFV" coming forward and zooming off in different directions. During that period, the upcoming clips were shown on the same background, with an animated widescreen with two wavy borders. For $100,000 shows, computer-animated falling dollar bills were used in the background.

On September 28, 2003, the same intro was used, except to show the upcoming clips, the wavy boarders did not use itself. Instead, a small blue glowing TV set was used.

On September 26, 2004, the multicolored background was gone, so an orange colored background was used as the "AFV" letters dropped down as one. The same small blue glowing TV set was used for upcoming clips.

On October 2, 2005, the blue TV set only glowed when it was zooming in. When it showed the clip, it was normal.

On October 1, 2006, the blue TV set's screen became wider.

On October 7, 2007, the blue TV set sparkled, its hue became lighter and the screen was more streched. When alternating videos, the screen turned gray at times.

On October 4, 2009, flying stars were added to the bright orange background.

On October 2, 2011, the background screen was changed to blue and green. Also, the past clips in the background were changed to squares.

On October 7, 2012, a silhouetted applauding crowd is shown as the letters "AFV" appear on a flashing blue-lit background. Then, the logo is shown on an overhead camera shot of the set.

When America's Funniest Home Videos celebrated its 25th anniversary on October 12, 2014, the letters "AFV" now appear on a square background with the silhouetted applauding crowd. Now, the logo is silver sparkled with the number 25 next to AFV.

On October 11, 2015, the background screen was changed to purple with white lines. Also, the logo became purple and yellow, and the number 25 was removed.

On Febuary 19, 2019, the 2004 or 1998 background screen was updated and used, and the show's logo got a new look.

Sets Edit

The set has a lot of changes.

Saget EraEdit

In the Saget era, the set consisted of a typical living room, which is made of furniture, such as a cabinet, table, lamp, couch, and a television set. Both sides consisted of large video monitors. On $100,000 shows, the satellite cities were joined on the right video monitor. In the background, there was a neighborhood skyline, which can be seen behind the audience.

Variations Edit

In the 1989 pilot/special, co-hosted by Bob Saget, and Kellie Martin, the star of the ABC show Life Goes On, the set consisted of two large monitors on both sides of the living room. There was also a large monitor in the middle of the living room set, and the window was not seen in the living room, until the show began as a regular series on January 14, 1990. The two entrance doors were shown on both sides, one for Saget, and one for Martin. A table and chair can be seen next to the entrance door. Also, the television set did not appear in the living room, until the show began as a regular series on January 14, 1990. The skyline background lights were blue, and there was also a poster sign, which was also located in the back of the audience area. The blue and white striped wallpaper was darker, and the carpet was pinkish-red.

When America's Funniest Home Videos began as a regular series on January 14, 1990, with Bob Saget hosting solo, the entrance door was shown on the left side, and the television set was added to the furniture of the living room set. The blue and white striped wallpaper was lighter. The large monitor in the middle of the living room set was replaced by a window, leaving the two large monitors on both sides. The skyline background lights gained a purple-blueish color scheme. The carpet gained a dark blue color scheme, so that the audience can see it more visible. Also, starting on later episodes of Season 2, yellow lampposts were added to the audience area, so that the audience members can see the action.

On September 22, 1991, at the beginning of Season 3, the blue and white striped wallpaper was removed, so the set consisted of a light blue wallpaper with dots. The carpet gained a light blue color scheme, and the window in the middle was small. The skyline background lights gained a light blue color scheme, with a sunset-reddish gradient color.

On September 20, 1992, at the beginning of Season 4, the dotted wallpaper was removed from the set, so the set consisted of three glass windows in the middle of the living room set, and the picture frames were removed from both sides of the window. The skyline background lights gained a lighter color scheme, and the sunset-reddish gradient color was removed. The carpet reverted back to a darker blue color scheme.

On January 8, 1997, by the end of the Saget's era, the skyline background lights gained a black color scheme, and the star lights gained a white color scheme. The carpet gained a gray color scheme, and light-up trees were added to the backstage area, so that the audience could see the set more visible.


Fuentes/Fugelsang EraEdit

On January 5, 1998, the living room set was removed, so the set consisted of a center stage with a circle floor, and it has "AFV" written on it. There are also multi-colored square walls. In addition to the set, there is a large monitor behind the center circle stage, which is complete with two staircases on both sides. At the top of the stairs, there are a couple of square doors where Daisy Fuentes and John Fugelsang make their entrances. The audience seating can now be seen on the left side, the right side, and behind the stage. Also, there are comfy yellow couches and lounge chairs for some audience members to sit in.

Bergeron EraEdit

Variations Edit

On September 15, 2001, when Tom Bergeron took over as host, the set consisted of a center stage that has a darker color and featuring the show's logo in the middle. The audience seating was added to the left side, back left side, and behind the stage. There was also a cubic-like video screen next to the stage. There was also cylinder-like pillars that glowed purple.

On September 28, 2003, the center stage consisted of lights, and the words "AFV" replaced the show's logo in the middle. The pillars became blue, sometimes other colors for certain occasions. The video wall consisted of a swurvy curvy-like video wall screen. They were also curved light borders that were hanging above the set. The floor became blue with circles.

On October 1, 2006, a bar/lounge was added to the front row of the studio audience area. The center stage consisted of an LED screen in the middle. The monitors on the video wall were changed to a giant LED screen. When Tom makes his entrance, he entered via a silhouette wall with lights. By the end of the Bergeron's era, the silhouette was replaced by a glass sliding door.

Ribiero EraEdit

When Alfonso Ribiero took over as host in 2015, the swurvy curved like-video wall screen was replaced by a giant LED video cube, complete with a staircase on the side. The circle was removed from the set, so that the audience can see it more visible and the floor's wallpaper became an outlined checkerboard.

Not sure changes much to the set. Just the pillars and curved light boarders' color have changed.