The Treadmill Tumble That Left Me in Cackling Tears

I found the video below and laughed so hard that I was shaking silently for about 20 seconds. You know that laugh that looks like you’re sobbing because you’re trying to catch your breath? Yes. That one. Just watch this video (it’s 70 seconds long and gets good around 45 seconds in).


He fell so hard that his sandals flew in two different directions, and his complete fail was repeated as he tried to get balanced. His attempts at dance redemption failed SO BAD. This is so comical that it looks like a cartoon. I was expecting Bugs Bunny to come through and say “Ehhhh what’s up, doc?” This fall, though! He didn’t just fall once either. Nah. His attempt at rebalance made that machine re-punish him. I cry.

When the video started and he strutted in READY to show his friend his sick moves, I just knew it wouldn’t end well. He took off his chains and everything and laid them down to show he really meant business. And then he told the other dude to kick off the music. Dude had plans, yall.

But when he cripwalked his ass unto that treadmill and promptly ended up on his back with his legs in the air, I about lost it. LOST. IT. He lost ALL his various accessories in the process too. Not just his chanclattas but his hat was GONE too. In hindsight, his decision to take off his chains was super smart because he woulda been slapped in the face by all that jewelry. He mighta died.

Here’s a GIF so you can watch it loop endlessly like I have.

Treadmill Fall gif

Seriously. I am in tears. Just look at him and his preparatory crip walk.

People falling is ALWAYS hilarious (as long as they don’t get hurt). Like this falling graduate who could NOT stay on her feet longer than 2 steps and had to crawl across the football field to get to her seat.

But this dude gets a special medals of fail. Maybe it’s because of his “I’m about to slay this dance” pre-juke session. Iunno what it is but this is the funniest fall I’ve seen yet.

Moral of this story: Do not rock sandals on a treadmill. Always record your attempts at recreation of an Ok GO video for our amusement. Remove your chains before attempting such dangerous moves. Do not try to crip walk on a treadmill.

Whatchu think of this fall on a scale of 0 to GAHTDAMB!!!!?

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  1. July 18, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I love how the treadmill sucked him back on for a 2nd lashing. LOL

  2. Buttascotch
    July 18, 2013 at 8:12 am

    The sandals…..oh the sandals…lololololololol

    • nsp
      July 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      that one sandal was spinning, lmao!

      • catvoncat
        July 18, 2013 at 10:44 pm

        That spinning sandal damn near killed me. I laughed, I cried, and I’m still coughing and sniffling ten minutes later. That sandal! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  3. Polka Dots
    July 18, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Why was the dreadmill set to “sprint”? I knew it was a bad deal when I saw how fast that thing was going. Shoot even OcHoe Stinko needed a little assistance when he ran that speed!

    • jynxgirl03
      July 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Yes, Lawd this…this exactly! My 7 year-old just watched it and she was droolin laffin! Her exact words: “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That dude is DUMB!”

  4. July 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I have so many questions. Why is the treadmill just running in the back ground?
    What in the Miguel made him think that taking them suave moves to the moving treadmill was a good idea?
    in socks?
    if I lose my job i hope one of yall can employ me.

  5. dirtychai
    July 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

    When he tried to regain his balance by leaning on the still spinning treadmill belt is when I lost it!

  6. July 18, 2013 at 8:25 am

    i don’t even know where to start – what i do know is that when i’m ready to have this baby (i’m due in 5 weeks), i’m just gonna watch this video on continuous loop – because if laughing this baby out is the way to go, this is the video to make it happen!!!

    • Trish
      July 18, 2013 at 9:47 am

      I’m due in one week! After watching that GIF loop for the past 3 minutes, I’m pretty darn sure I’ve put myself into labor! Dead, I tell you! 😀 Can’t stop laughing!

  7. zionsmama85
    July 18, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I’m crying!!!! sjdjfjfjdjdjdjdjeurfj cnn djdbv thanks, I NEEDED this before work!!! x_x

  8. That Dude
    July 18, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I’ve saved this video because it makes me holla EVERY. TIME. I just now noticed his friend doing the silent laugh after dude falls twice (twice!!) and then tries to play it off. Nah, son.

    I woulda never posted this online. NEVER.

  9. Nomi
    July 18, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Luvvie I can’t with you it’s too early, got me wheezing bout to go into preterm labor in here, I’m freaking crying. Damn sandals gone hat nowhere to be found, treadmill said you gon learn today. I’m seriously puzzled why was it running though

  10. yellowbelle
    July 18, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Bahahahaha!!!! Hilarity^3. When I saw the treadmill and dude taking off his chains like hes about to do SOMETHING, I said to myself “self, this is not going to end well…mmmmhmmm”. I think I choked right about the times he had his two legs up in the air, sandals flew off and you could see the look of desperation in his eyes. That treadmill was like ” You ‘Gon Learn Taday”!!!

    As funny as this is though, I still doesn’nt beat my all time favorite youtube fall. If you have time, Please youtube “Scarlet Takes a tumble.” That has become such a classic in my family that we watch it together every Christmas when we get together.

    • July 18, 2013 at 8:58 am

      Oh girl I am VERY familiar with Scarlet’s tumble. In fact, I blogged about it years back on another site. That fall heard round the world slays me every time.

      • yellowbelle
        July 18, 2013 at 9:02 am

        Please blog about it again on here… actually i dunno If i can take it. My sides already hurt from laughing at dude and his treadmill tango.

    • yellowbelle
      July 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Here’s the link:
      Scarlet Takes a Tumble

    • Crystal
      July 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Watching Scarlet take a tumble turned me into a damb Depends commercial… Every time I show it to someone, I tell them, go to the bathroom first…

  11. Jabari
    July 18, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I. WASN’T. READY. Why must I cry!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?

    • ~~eb
      July 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

      LAAAWWDDD, not why must I cry? I am on the floor!

  12. MissG
    July 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I too have a question…WHY w/ such an elaborate & organized desk setup, does not a chair exist?

    • nsp
      July 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      elaborate, where. that walmart desk. lol

    • Bukky
      July 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      But that was my question too! Dude’s have to kneel on the ground to get access to the interwebs?!

  13. July 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I am so glad I was home when I watched this! I have a serious headache now. MissG I said the same thing too, at least get the chair out of the kitchen! Whew, I need an Advil now!

  14. Abi
    July 18, 2013 at 11:33 am

    It was the ‘after the fact shakara’ that did it for me. Serious mate, all that shouting of ‘nighor’ and you want to effezee your way out to switch off the camera? Nighor this! I.D.I.O.T

  15. Tara
    July 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    FLATLINE. I saw this a few months ago and looped it; and I still die. It comes in at 8:03 in this video:

    This and the one at 2:07, with the dude who can’t even remotely deal with a 10mph setting and his friend who sits there not giving one-fortieth of a damb, had me sobbing and twitching.

  16. Choc
    July 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I saw this several years ago. It is still as funny as the first time I saw it. Btw, “preparatory crip walk” had me in stitches! Luvvie your are something else!

  17. Bluedove
    July 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    How did his friend stay so cool?

  18. Nono
    July 18, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    This video is one of my absolute favorites! When his shoes quit I laughed so ugly! And then reading your description of it was just as bad as watching it!
    When he tried to get up and that treadmill said “NAWL” and spun him back…. *tears*

    Let me go watch this again!

  19. MsZ
    July 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I crack up EVERYTIME I see this!! That break-dance back spin?!?! Wooo!!

  20. July 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    there is just SO much wrong with this video.

  21. July 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    *crying* Oh lawd, put ah hand!

  22. July 22, 2013 at 2:38 am

    I see your GAHTDAMB!!!! and raise you one Last Trump and one Great White Throne Judgement, because that right there??? Real life cartoon lookin. LOL

  23. Robyne
    July 22, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Dead from laughing so hard!!!!

  24. a
    July 22, 2013 at 10:58 am


  25. a
    July 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Pride cometh before a FALL( bible) lol.

  26. a
    July 22, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I think if he wasnt tryin to show off his DANCE moves so it would have been just an accident but instead he just looks like a fool. Lololol! Was not expecting that laugh today! Thank you

  27. Angela
    July 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Luvvie!!!!! You wan kill me with lafta!! I reject it 🙂

  28. deandrea
    July 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I see the sandals…but where did his hat go?

  29. nope
    July 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    really – that was staged, shockingly funny but still staged.
    but you are still my next best friend in my head ( after chrissy jim jones girlfriend)

  30. July 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I almost gave up my life when I dared to watch this while eating lunch! I’m convinced that some people–these very special souls– are solely on this earth to keep our spirits lifted as we laugh at their lunacy! Thanks be to God, Fools + Luvvie, the Holy Comic Trifecta!

  31. Bola
    April 7, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    The treadmill ain’t got time for his foolishness! Lmao!

  32. maljazur
    April 8, 2014 at 6:36 am

    It was cute, but clearly choreographed. Glad it worked for him and the views and LOLs he was shooting for came to pass…

  33. Tracey
    April 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Why do I love this chronicle of jackassery? Let me count the ways: 1) Dude’s shoes flying into the air like ghetto confetti. 2) The way Dude spins on his back like a broke down tortoise. 3) The way Dude’s boy just puts his head down on the desk as if to say, “Deliver me from this clown who just got took out by a piece of exercise equipment.” 4) That “Jane! Stop this crazy thing!” run before Dude goes down. Tell me you don’t hear Smokey from “Friday” yelling, “You got knocked the F*CK OUT!” once he tumbles.

    This clip right here is a classic.

  34. April 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I can’t laugh anymore. Body is sore!!

  35. Marki
    December 9, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Looks like he bought and paid for his ticket to ride the Teacups at Disney World…

  36. Lizz
    December 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    His partner is just looking at him like, “damn, man”