As more blooper shows began competing for funny flubs, people gradually realized there was gold in them thar spills, and soon everyone involved in the original scene -- writers, actors, directors, even composers whose music played in the background -- all demanded royalty cuts for a 10-second goof. Today, buying the rights to Kelsey Grammer saying "Piles" instead of "Niles" can add up to $25,000.
Unfortunately for folks like you and me, the payday for ordinary Joe bloopers hasn't kept pace with celebrity outtakes. "The World's Funniest!" executive producer Brad Lachman says the Fox show -- which relies on non-celebrity flubs -- pays just $200 for that shot of Dad painfully belly-flopping into his backyard pool or Mom getting bitten on the nose by the neighbor's canary. So here's some advice to home videographers aiming to share in the big bucks: Before you get hit in the groin with your next golf ball, get yourself a good agent.