Personally, when I think about the concept of “car fails,” some pretty dire images pop up.
Thelma and Louise going over the side of a cliff type stuff.
The problem with going to the most extreme worst-case scenario immediately is that I’ve mentally skipped over all the much funnier car fail experiences.
I probably wouldn’t have ever thought about them at all, if it weren’t for Jimmy Fallon. Once again, he is making me think about something totally stupid for my own amusement.
Fallon asked his Twitter followers for their stories of a “funny or weird thing that happened to you or a friend involving cars.” They could share under the hashtag #CarFails in the hope that their funny or weird thing would end up being broadcast on Fallon’s show.
It’s Hashtags time! Tag a tweet with #CarFails and then tell us about a funny or weird thing that happened to you or a friend involving cars. Could be on the show!
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) August 7, 2019
It turns out there are about a million weird and funny ways for a car to fail without it ending in a trip to the emergency room. And a surprising number of them involve Sir Mix-a-lot.
Here are 25 of the funniest car fails Twitter shared with Fallon:
…..she’s doing great these days. pic.twitter.com/JN0Y7KeVGD
— beezus (@msemmabee) August 8, 2019
That time dad had to hire a taxi to drive him around the shopping mall parking lot to find his car #carfails
— C Taylor (@CTaylor8) August 7, 2019
After realizing how slippery the driveway was, I intentionally left a blanket in the back of my car and asked my boyfriend to go grab it for my daughter just so we could watch through the window and laugh…..and we did. Nine months later and it is still funny #CarFails pic.twitter.com/F7lYaKxqBf
— Joyous (@joymertessmith) August 7, 2019
My buddy was the first of us to get his license and had an old Ford Maverick without a working stereo. We had to blast Sir Mix-A-Lot through a Playskool “My First Radio.” #CarFails pic.twitter.com/CQz0bSexxu
— Brian Downing (@downing413) August 7, 2019
I was in my friends car and they had the sunroof open, a bird flew into the car and hit my friend in the face several times! #CarFails
— leah (@itsleahbale) August 7, 2019
Ran out of gas a half block from home after picking up/cashing my check at work.
I worked at a gas station.#carfails
— Cat 🐾 (@P1thyparty) August 7, 2019
My tape player (yes, I’m old) got stuck with Sir Mix A Lots SWASS in the tape player. You know what does not make a 3 hour road trip better? Listening to Buttermilk Biscuits 48 times in a row.#CarFails pic.twitter.com/3uj8HCIN3P
— Dave B (@pdaveb) August 7, 2019
When my friend and I were on our way to see YOU at the tonight show, my car broke down. We stopped in the middle of Pennsylvania and had to buy a new throttle body for the car. We ended up FaceTiming my dad and changed it ourselves AND made it to the show!! #CarFails here’s a pic pic.twitter.com/h9G9ttjPDR
— Molly Meador (@molly_meador) August 7, 2019
Hey jimmy ever had a problem with a tailgater? #CarFails pic.twitter.com/X3sdTxYFin
— Sarah Sommer (@patiencesommer) August 7, 2019
My first car was a Ford Festiva, which is a tiny little car. One day while I was at work 4 of my male coworkers picked it up and moved it to a different part of the parking lot so I couldn’t find it when I got off work. #CarFails
— Michele (@shaylahc1) August 7, 2019
In college I was the only one with a car in my friend group, Only my driver side door worked so when we went anywhere we all had to climb in and out through the driver side, when we pulled up to the local buffet and started piling out people were like wtf clown car? #CarFails
— Blake (@TheRealRando) August 7, 2019
I had to disconnect the electricity from the passenger seat of my first car because it kept shocking people and giving them electrical burns #CarFails
— Jeremy Maxwell 🆒 (@J_Max713) August 7, 2019