ERNEST taking a tumble while in St. Louis still makes me giggle. Not at the pain that was so clearly inflicted as his face nearly met the guard rail, but because he played it off so damn well.
I mean, I would have been LAID out for a hot minute if I had taken a fall like that, so the fact he bounded back up like nothing happened is so impressive.
There are thousands of quotes out there about the importance of being able to laugh at yourself, and Ern embodied that fully during this. He even made the fall the highlight of the show’s recap reel… a cinematic move if you ask me.