It’s not always easy to sort out good advice from bad, but in some cases you hear something and you just think, “Yes.” Or maybe even, “Yes, very good advice.” For example, I once read a letter to Slate’s “Dear Prudence” advice column from a woman who believed her mother-in-law was poisoning her, and Prudence suggested that she switch plates with her husband next time they have dinner at her MIL’s house. The letter-writer followed her advice and wrote a follow-up letter saying that after she did, her husband got sick and when she explained to him what she had done — because up until then he had not believed her about the poisoning, so she had to switch the plates secretly — are we all following this story? This is an incredible story — her husband got mad in such a way that showed he had actually been in on it the whole time and now the letter writer is getting a divorce! Huh! ISN’T THAT SUCH A CRAZY STORY?! Anyway, whoever uploaded this video is a total “Dear Prudence” and he should have his own advice column because he is VERY GOOD at advice.

Thank you, Dear YOUTUBEdence — you’ve done it again. Also I hope that little boy is ok, I’m sorry this incredible blooper had to happen during his very scary story! (Via ViralViral.)

Comments (14)
  1. Seems like that guy was just coming out to play.

  2. Soooo, is this lady getting divorced while her husband and mother-in-law are in JAIL? For POISONING A PERSON? Will these letters to prudence serve as THE PEOPLE’S EXHIBIT A? Do we know the answers to these questions, or will we have to wait for the inevitable Lifetime original movie to find out?

  3. Who was that that said “Watch the background!”? It sounded like this person:

    • I’d like to nominate “Watch the background” as the new mandatory impression for everyone to do at some point. It takes over for reigning 16-year champion “Mmmm hmmmm” from Billy Bob Thornton.

  4. Dinner for One: The Alice Jones Story

  5. In my canon, the person who said “Watch the background” then quickly darted out the window to where the news crew was filming outside his house so he could see himself on live TV.

  6. How long before everyone involved in this clip is being interviewed on Ellen?

    “My guests today include Steve Carell here promoting his new movie, as well as “Watch the background” guy, the guy who fell out of a window, and the news reporter who was in the middle of it all.”

  7. Did that guy a) hold his junk while gracelessly falling b) fluff his junk before walking away?

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