Muhammad Ali Appearing on Candid Camera
While every network is showing Muhammad Ali in boxing retrospectives, we wanted to show something completely different.
For those who do not remember Alan Funt’s Candid Camera, it was the first TV show to do what so many other shows would later try and imitate; capture regular people’s reactions to extraordinary, sometimes crazy situations.
The day Muhammad Ali shows up in a New York City school classroom is one of the greatest stunts the show ever did. The reactions of the children are priceless.
I remember vividly seeing Muhammad Ali on Candid Camera when this episode aired in 1974 and thinking “how come no celebrities appear at my school?”
This video just displays a totally different side of Ali. It also shows how popular Muhammad Ali was to an entire generation, especially kids. This clip is only five minutes long, but it is hilarious.