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  • n  a fall onto your buttocks
  • n  an embarrassing mistake

  • Bean, dressed as a pearly king, taking a pratfall as he reaches to light the Olympic torch? A phalanx of bowler-hatted dancers reprising John Cleese's repertoire of silly walks?.
  • Faith without doubt leads to moral arrogance, the eternal pratfall of the religiously convinced.
  • There is no real tray, no real cafeteria, and Amanda's tumble was a planned pratfall.
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  • Penguins sign coach Dan Bylsma to 2-year extension
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Dan Bylsma couldn't avoid speculation about his status as the Penguins coach in the days following Pittsburgh's four-game pratfall against Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals, even in his own house.
    June 12, 2013 - The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  • Dan Schneider in Kansas City Star
    Just look at 'Seinfeld,' the show that many praise as the best sitcom of all time,Schneider says. "Who stood out on that show? Goofy Kramer. He was as broad and slapsticky as they come. I've always said a good pratfall works wonders - if...
  • Jim Carrey in Lincolnshire Echo
    ...telling awaiting fans about the power of "yes" - Jim said: "I broke three ribs while I was doing a pratfall. I've done pratfalls my whole life but half way through the pratfall, I decided, 'I'm going to change things up here, I want to get...
  • Tom Shales in USA Today
    ...his going-away party at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Nov. 16, Koppel noted that critic Tom Shales called Nightline after its first broadcast "at best a great leap sideways and at worst a pratfall backwards for television news."

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