Alfonso Ribeiro is in his sixth season of hosting America's Funniest Home Videos and he shared a crazy story that could've easily landed him on the show back in the '80s. When he was a teenager, Ribeiro was out water skiing with friends. As he explained it, he was trying to be cool by pulling off a smooth move.
"I was out water skiing and I was on a thing called a "sit-down ski" and I was being all cool," Ribeiro explained. "You know how when you water ski and you zip across the wake and you go, and you go toward land and you let go of the rope and then you slowly sink. So I was trying to do that moment where I was cool, right?"
Unfortunately for Ribeiro, the sit-down ski wasn't on-board with his plan. "The sit-down ski don't slow down," Ribeiro said, pausing for dramatic effect before adding, "at all! I hit the land at full speed." The Fresh Prince star went on to explain that he was heading directly toward a dolly on the beach. No word on why there was a dolly on the beach, but there it was, in front of Ribeiro who was careening toward said dolly. "I was going straight toward a dolly and it [the water ski] hit the land, I shot out of this thing like a canon, went right over the dolly, did a forward roll, stood up and everybody thought I did it on purpose," Ribeiro said, before adding, "Inside I was shaking like, quivering like I was in 12 degree weather."