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Ten Banana Cream Pies Gone Horribly Wrong

March 20th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 12 Comments


The Sesame Street “Falling Baker” counting lesson is certainly a beloved favorite of children of all ages. The dad who decided to recreate it for his adoring children below was right in thinking it would delight him. They seem very amused, and a good time was had by all, his lack of professional stunt training be damned.


But much like the gambler who can’t leave well enough alone, he had to push his luck.


Performing an encore a few days later, in front of a much larger crowd (heard advising him against the stunt in the beginning), all looks to be well. But as his description of the video states, “This fall put me in the hospital for a busted ankle and knocked the wind out of me. all for FUN! enjoy” Colorful backstory? I thought so too, until I watched it. Instead of happily pretending to eat the pies like in the first video, he is definitely biting his tongue to hold back some powerful obscenities, what with the whole family watching and all. If you were planning on throwing yourself around the house this weekend to entertain your kids, after these videos you may just want to pop in a Baby Einstein instead.

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tim D on Mar 20, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    10 BANANA CREAM PIES!!! And one genuinely stupid, silly man.

  • 2 Teaser on Mar 20, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    It’s unfortunate that you can’t read what’s written on that stupid hat……..But I highly think it’s the word IDIOT…..

  • 3 Barry on Mar 20, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    One two three four five, six seven eight nine ten, eleven twelve….

    Dooo do do doo do do doooo do do do do do do doo do do doo!

    One two three four five, six seven eight nine ten, eleven twelve….

    Do do do do dooo do do do do do doooo do do do do do do do do do dooo!

    Do do dooo dooo!


  • 4 seismic on Mar 20, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Trade that hat for a dunce cap, idiot!

  • 5 SIRHAMHAT on Mar 20, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Phew… I was just glad that the children didn’t sense his injury and begin to gorge themselves on Daddy’s weakened body. If kids get the jump on you, you are a gonner… ‘Specially if you’re covered in 10 banana cream pies.

    Kids eat the darnedest things…

  • 6 Darth Chimay on Mar 20, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    And those aren’t the only videos he’s done of himself falling down stairs and into flora. It’s good that he’s teaching his children the valuable lesson of schadenfreude. And how to dial 911.

  • 7 karen on Mar 20, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    you shoulod also note-you dont see any women doing the stunt. what does that say?

  • 8 amanda on Mar 20, 2008 at 5:57 pm


  • 9 Beautiful Houndstooth on Mar 20, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    I never realized that was Jim Henson’s voice!

  • 10 Kenny8 on Mar 20, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    That’s one nutty family.

    Obviously “Dad” must’ve hung the plasma TV on the wall the wrong way, if the camerawork is anything to go by.

    I love the cries of “Don’t do it Mikey!!” followed by the inevitable “Oh my God!”

  • 11 John H. on Mar 21, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Actually, that seems like very nearly the coolest dad in the world.

  • 12 R.A. Roth on Mar 21, 2008 at 11:11 am

    They never put the caption “Do Not Try This At Home” at the bottom because Sesame Street was trying to thin the heard.

    Think of all the stupid people that died recreating that stunt. The ingenuity brings a tear to my eye.