Jack Black has become known as a modern master of slapstick comedy over the course of his lengthy career on the silver screen. The Tenacious D frontman has hilariously battled Mexican luchadors, tumbled down raging rapids, and even taken a burrito to the face while driving a motorcycle in a fan-favorite Anchorman scene. However, the comedian's recent appearance on The Price Is Right took the idea of slapstick a bit too literally, as an ecstatic contestant on the game show slapped the iconic comedy actor directly in the face during a failed attempt at a high-five. Check out a clip of the slap below to see for yourself.
I have to give Jack Black quite a bit of credit; he takes that hit like a champion and plays it for humorous effect. The video makes it pretty clear that he definitely did not expect to get hit in the face while celebrating that moment on The Price Is Right, but he took the moment and ran with it like a complete comedy professional. He even threw in a pratfall for good measure -- just to make sure that we all knew he was okay with the joke. In the words of Jon Lovitz' Master Thespian from Saturday Night Live: "ACTING!"
Of course, all is well that ends well, as Jack Black quickly received an apology from the contestant who slapped him in the face. Now that the guy has a little extra money in his pocket, he may have some free time to work on the accuracy of his high-fives. He seriously looks like he could use some help in that regard.
Game shows have a delightful habit of providing us with these hilariously unscripted moments, and The Price Is Right has become one of the most reliable sources of game show humor over the course of the last few decades. Jack Black's head injury represents the latest in a long line of awkward incidents to take place on the set of the iconic show, but in recent years we have seen terrible bids, fantastic celebratory dances, and even unexpected celebrity cameos from performers such as Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. The Price Is Right has become a complete and utter cultural institution over the course of the last 45 years, and we have a feeling that it will be around for at least another 45.
As always, CinemaBlend will make sure to bring you the latest, greatest, and most humorous game show fails as they happen. Let this be a lesson to you for the future: if you ever find yourself on The Price Is Right, you should definitely wear a helmet. For more of the most important information concerning all of the most highly anticipated spring television debuts still to come later this year, make sure to check out our comprehensive midseason premiere guide and fill out your TV viewing schedules accordingly!