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pratfall

n. a fall on the buttocks; a fall on the buttocks done as part of a comedy act. If you want to be in musical comedy, you should learn to take a pratfall.
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As we were treated instead to replays of her pratfalls from earlier series, was this Hart's way of telling us that her character is finally discovering her inner grace?
So make the most of those pratfalls, catchphrases, and sly looks to camera, because Miranda Hart, right, is moving on.
missteps and pratfalls visit me, friends and acquaintances mimic
They encounter male strippers, mourners, bikers and beauty pageant contestants in a crazy hidden-camera road-trip romp, packed with stunts and pratfalls (this is a Jackass offering, after all).
The European captain has been visiting a specialist in London to avoid the pratfalls of Faldo in 2008 where he made a series of gaffes at Valhalla.
On set they call me 'Bruise Springsteen"' - Comedienne Miranda Hart on her pratfalls.
There's no way I am going to be caught in a Jacuzzi with some girl out of The Only Way Is Essex" Comedian John Bishop "We did one the other day and I felt as though I had cartoon birds circling my head, but it got massive laughs, so in tragic, hungry-for-adulation actor style I was happy" Actress Sarah Hadland on pratfalls she has to perform as Miranda Hart's "diminutive sidekick" "I love the chaos of it all, but it has got to be planned" Mary Berry, star of The Great British Bake-Off, on her idea of Christmas Day
THERE were tears, shocks, laughter and the usual pratfalls in this year's series of Fferm Ffactor.
Or they could take a leaf out of Miranda Hart's book and create an old-fashioned sitcom full of silly jokes, pratfalls and a Hi-De-Hi style 'You Have Been Watching' closing credit sequence.
Pratfalls, spit-takes and even a romantic triangle ensue, as well as one of the most mealy-mouthed messages ever: Change is good, but tradition is good, too.
Most of the pratfalls end in tears ( of pain for the team, laughter for us ( as we shake our heads in disbelief in such wanton displays of foolishness.
The preadolescents in the audience loved the slackers' kneepads, the pratfalls, the dancers scootching on their bottoms like toddlers.
Coyote's hapless attempts to catch the Road Runner remain iconic today because these films were legitimately funny, featuring pratfalls for the kids, innuendo for the adults, and the sort of quick, mischievous wit that transcended generational boundaries.
Yet making the language do pratfalls for our amusement is a concept that seems to me essentially gauche and irritating.
His poetry is aggressively intelligent, full of pratfalls and rimshots, and, embracing low culture as readily as high, science as readily as literature, encyclopedic in a manner far more common to novelists such as Pynchon and McElroy.