Lawnchair Larry: The Man Who Flew in a Lawnchair

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  • Half as Interesting
    Half as Interesting10 muaj më parë

    Want to become 1/100th as legendary as Larry? Then submit an HAI topic suggestion and, if we use it, you'll enter HAI history (and get a free t-shirt):

  • Hapa Siuhengalu

    Hapa Siuhengalu

    5 muaj më parë

    Got a few things wrong on this one He had a two liter coke, not a beer His girlfriend paid for the balloons and supplies for the event The authorities cut power to the area where he was landing so he wouldn’t get electrocuted if he were to get tangled in the power lines, which I believe he managed to avoid I don’t think Larry was a truck driver, but I don’t remember

  • The Fishmaster History

    The Fishmaster History

    6 muaj më parë

    You should talk about the Pig War. There’s a Wikipedia article about it. It was a border dispute between Britain and America over the San Juan islands. It seems like the kind of ridiculous stuff that would make a perfect video.

  • Dichtsau


    6 muaj më parë

    i just checked the "lawnchair larry david letterman" original upload from 1982. within 35s letterman says "in this day and age of hatred and tyranny". is he a timetraveller? those days and age are right now! :O you should make a video about "history repeating itself - faster & faster"

  • FmDoesYT


    10 muaj më parë


  • Devilish Jester

    Devilish Jester

    10 muaj më parë

    You should make a video about Adelir Antônio de Carli due to the similarities

  • The420Chronicles
    The420Chronicles22 ditë më parë

    A $1500 fine is nothing compared to the experience he had, and I bet those pilots that saw him nearly shit themselves! Hell, if I were him and I knew about the fine I’d incur on landing I’d have still done it.

  • PacificFrostHeaves Gaming
    PacificFrostHeaves GamingMuaj më parë

    Do you like the pixar movie up? Well, then it’s this guy’s fault.

  • Ziggyzaggy 300
    Ziggyzaggy 300Muaj më parë

    2:03 my man just put a sticky note of idea mirrored on the wall

  • Danese
    DaneseMuaj më parë

    While growing up in LA, either my father or his father (I don't remember which) was one of the press photographers who "got to shoot this man with a 200-millimeter cannon" but in 1980's terminology.

  • Javier Johnson
    Javier JohnsonMuaj më parë

    absolute madman, but, ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT

  • Dr. Icepick
    Dr. IcepickMuaj më parë

    Livin like larry

  • Morphic Gaming
    Morphic GamingMuaj më parë

    my mans just out there living like larry

  • Daniel Schein
    Daniel ScheinMuaj më parë

    As I recall he was charged with operating an aircraft without a pilots license or an airworthyness certificate. He was also charge with entering class B airspace (area around large commercial airports) without first making radio contact with the tower. The FAA eventually gave him a pass on the airworthyness certificate. 😂😂😂

  • Ezra Sitt
    Ezra SittMuaj më parë

    “He got to be in…a ALthe video by a very cool and fun channel that you should totally subscribe to”. Ahh, I was waiting for this shoutout to Jon Bois

  • Matthew Tapley
    Matthew TapleyMuaj më parë

    Don't understand why this is the lowest viewed HAI

  • Meno Passini
    Meno Passini2 muaj më parë

    The authorities turn off the power in the area where he was coming down so he wouldn't be electrocuted. Today I think everyone would just stand by recording with their Cell phone and say Oh Well.

  • Cyrus First
    Cyrus First2 muaj më parë

    Who is here after correction video?

  • DoubleBaconChaseBurger
    DoubleBaconChaseBurger2 muaj më parë

    I remember when Disney/PIXAR's Up first came to theaters they advertised it on an episode of America's Funniest Home Videos by putting Tom Bergeron in a chair with helium balloons. Now I know what people actually mean when I say "have you seen Up that movie where the house lifts up by balloons?" and they say "Oh a chair!"

  • D. Day
    D. Day2 muaj më parë

    Awesome. Screw the faa they don't own the sky.larry one brave man.

  • Flightless Comrade
    Flightless Comrade2 muaj më parë

    Watching this video after seeing it was the least watched from the mistakes video...

  • bester Fan
    bester Fan3 muaj më parë

    Okay, that dude was freaking savage!

  • sneekmatrix
    sneekmatrix3 muaj më parë

    At 16000 feet that beer would freeze

  • Cerith Freeman
    Cerith Freeman3 muaj më parë

    Can't believe this video fails to mention this story was turned into a musical called Flight of the Lawnchair Man

  • wing tart
    wing tart3 muaj më parë

    Anyone From The 3rd Mistakes Video?

  • Yung Ket
    Yung Ket3 muaj më parë

    Joe rogan

  • 1bam18
    1bam183 muaj më parë

    not as good as the jon bois video

  • Mrjcraft00
    Mrjcraft004 muaj më parë

    I’m only here because this is apparently the least viewed videos lmao

  • WiWiPiWiWi


    3 muaj më parë


  • Phil_the_dwarf_hamster
    Phil_the_dwarf_hamster4 muaj më parë

    Is nobody gonna mention Erik roner?

  • Jeff Benton
    Jeff Benton4 muaj më parë

    So "Up" was based off of a true story?

  • Boston SportsFan
    Boston SportsFan4 muaj më parë

    Jon Bois already did this

  • Alex Shiryaev
    Alex Shiryaev4 muaj më parë

    Who is watching this after David Blaine's balloon stunt?

  • Tickle Dad
    Tickle Dad4 muaj më parë

    So this is where David Blaine got the idea.

  • Hoy Voy
    Hoy Voy4 muaj më parë


  • Lanz Dines
    Lanz Dines4 muaj më parë

    "He a little confused, but he got the spirit."

  • KingJake2511
    KingJake25114 muaj më parë

    Up on a budget

  • Bim Ba
    Bim Ba4 muaj më parë


  • jannecechmanek
    jannecechmanek4 muaj më parë

    I'm here to bump up the views.

  • Tendies
    Tendies4 muaj më parë

    who is here after mistakes 3?

  • Jacopo Lattanzio
    Jacopo Lattanzio4 muaj më parë

    so here we are after tokyo grift

  • Amazing
    Amazing4 muaj më parë

    I´m here to rewatch HAI´s least watched video ever

  • Zorgdub
    Zorgdub4 muaj më parë

    Came here from the mistake video.

  • Helmer
    Helmer4 muaj më parë

    Biggest mistake ever

  • G.A. C.
    G.A. C.4 muaj më parë

    I love this video. Hey Larry, I love you man, and thanks for that beer.

  • G.A. C.
    G.A. C.4 muaj më parë

    1:35 I'm pretty sure that's an Antonov AN-2 biplane. Hey Half, you guys aren't going Russian on us, are you?

  • The Fare Player
    The Fare Player4 muaj më parë

    Who else is here because HAI said it was his least viewed video?

  • Guy Adler
    Guy Adler4 muaj më parë

    I am going to use this video for an essay about my hero

  • Peter Bennett
    Peter Bennett4 muaj më parë

    Who else came here from his mistakes video?

  • Peter Inawat
    Peter Inawat4 muaj më parë

    I will single handedly now make this his most watched video.

  • doctor gibble gobble III
    doctor gibble gobble III4 muaj më parë

    if you're interested in lawnchair larry jon bois did a good video on him

  • Srta.TacoMal
    Srta.TacoMal4 muaj më parë

    How is this the least-viewed video on the channel!?

  • Elyas Correa Nogueira
    Elyas Correa Nogueira4 muaj më parë

    Sam acknowledges his least-viewed video, so everyone will watch it and he gets more views. *stonks*

  • A Very Random Person

    A Very Random Person

    3 muaj më parë


  • Mohammad Zuhair Khan
    Mohammad Zuhair Khan4 muaj më parë

    Hey HAI, if you are wondering why this video got so few views, Jon Bois and the MythBusters both did a video on this.

  • baylinkdashyt
    baylinkdashyt5 muaj më parë

    You know... I'm not sure why, but I like the copy, and delivery, of this video better than any other of yours I can think of just now. Great lede.

  • WiZZa Boi
    WiZZa Boi5 muaj më parë

    When you copy John bois and do it much worse

  • raffle baffle

    raffle baffle

    4 muaj më parë

    it was unintentional

  • Justin Golden
    Justin Golden5 muaj më parë

    Why are all Larys complete badasses?

  • anonymous
    anonymous5 muaj më parë

    David Blaine is doing this in 2020

  • TheNoobKing 144
    TheNoobKing 1445 muaj më parë

    Are you gonna do a video about the guy who flew *HIS* living room?

  • startrek03
    startrek035 muaj më parë

    This guy is a legend! xD

  • Andy Brinegar
    Andy Brinegar5 muaj më parë

    How is this the least-viewed HAI video? I died laughing with this one 😂

  • stenbak88
    stenbak885 muaj më parë

    The FAA is such a buzz kill

  • Deplorable Mecoptera
    Deplorable Mecoptera5 muaj më parë

    Where's this man's presidential pardon?

  • Aostrele
    Aostrele5 muaj më parë


  • Joseph Ippolito
    Joseph Ippolito5 muaj më parë

    Who else already saw this story in a Pretty Good video by Jon Bois?

  • Cheesy chio
    Cheesy chio5 muaj më parë

    Larry is BAMF, nuff said.

  • Red Jet 7059
    Red Jet 70596 muaj më parë

    Amazing video as always

  • Not Sure
    Not Sure6 muaj më parë

    That took a lot of guts. Good for him. But sadly, he ended his life in 1993.

  • Henry Hyneman
    Henry Hyneman6 muaj më parë

    this is... pretty good

  • Jekelloaria
    Jekelloaria6 muaj më parë

    can't wait for someone to say FAKE!!!!!! I HAVE PROOF

  • Landon M.

    Landon M.

    6 muaj më parë


  • Dichtsau
    Dichtsau6 muaj më parë

    i just checked the "lawnchair larry david letterman" original upload from 1982. within 35s letterman says "in this day and age of hatred and tyranny". is he a timetraveller? those days and age are right now! :O

  • Momo Kawashima
    Momo Kawashima6 muaj më parë

    One day I'll go in the U.S., build a home as they were built in the late '800s-begin of '900 and see how many balloons it requires to make it fly at the altitude of a commercial flight

  • Melissa Degroat
    Melissa Degroat6 muaj më parë


  • booga man dan
    booga man dan6 muaj më parë

    “I may be jailed, but none of you were ever truly free!”

    NAME NAME NAME6 muaj më parë

    By the way this is the least viewed HAI video to this date, excluding only the announcement for the Extremities podcast. Even the most recent video, which is 3 days old (why Australia is an American corperation) has more views.

  • Just Some Gamer - Gaming And Stuff
    Just Some Gamer - Gaming And Stuff6 muaj më parë

    Reminds me of Tom Scott sending garlic bread to the edge of space

  • Dylan Jones
    Dylan Jones6 muaj më parë

    Larry's story also inspired a stage musical called flight of the lawn chair man. I was in my high school production and it was really fun. A cast recording can be found on ALthe

  • Lovro Rukljic
    Lovro Rukljic7 muaj më parë

    Fun fact: this is the least popular HAI video ever

  • Michael Saccavino
    Michael Saccavino7 muaj më parë

    I’d say this story was... pretty good. Oops wrong video

  • 先生CherryPepsi
    先生CherryPepsi7 muaj më parë

    W h y

  • AaronShenghao
    AaronShenghao7 muaj më parë

    He is just like WanHu - a ancient Chinese men tried to fly by using kites and strapping fireworks to a chair... Coincidence? I think not!

  • Shweta Tiwari
    Shweta Tiwari7 muaj më parë

    I read it on Google earlier it was written that he took off in Canada

  • strider04
    strider047 muaj më parë

    I learned about sybil ludington in school.

  • McJohnson
    McJohnson7 muaj më parë

    _"That day in the lawnchair, he never even used his camera. He said he was so amazed by what he saw that he forgot to take a single picture. 'It was one hell of a view', he said... Larry is surely one of the only human beings ever to sit in a chair, sip a drink, and enjoy [a view of Los Angeles from 16,000 feet] - not behind a window, safe from the elements, but through the naked eye. If the clouds got out of the way and he looked toward the ocean, he could have seen, just barely, the curveature of the Earth. We read it in books and take people's word for it; he could've sat up there and_ *seen* _it."_ -Jon Bois

  • Chris Bennett
    Chris Bennett7 muaj më parë

    The pioneer of paramotoring!

  • Jaime Brown
    Jaime Brown7 muaj më parë

    Nice but you forgot the part where Lawnchair Larry gets dumped by his girlfriend of 14 years leading him to get depressed and shoot himself in the head in a forest

  • Dmytro Burdenko
    Dmytro Burdenko8 muaj më parë

    Welcome to whoever stumbled upon this HAI! This is currently the least-viewed episode of all time, beating out the Canadian polar bear episode!

  • smalltime0
    smalltime08 muaj më parë

    America may have forgotten him, but there is an Australian comedy movie from 2003 that is basically based on it. Its called Danny Deckchair, it even has Miranda Otto in the supporting lead.

  • yoman21a
    yoman21a8 muaj më parë

    Did you just say "brilliant" without a plug?

  • izzy k
    izzy k8 muaj më parë

    PLEASE watch the Pretty Good Jon Bois video on this. it’s literally my favorite video on youtube.

  • Ivan Ramos
    Ivan Ramos8 muaj më parë

    since a catapult is not an engine, the first airplane isn't credit of the wright brothers :)

  • Eli Victorio
    Eli Victorio8 muaj më parë

    I already watched this story from Pretty Good by Jon Bois, but this HAI video is also good

  • Gary Hay
    Gary Hay8 muaj më parë

    This was one of the funniest videos you've made. Rock on man

  • Prabath Hemachandra
    Prabath Hemachandra8 muaj më parë

    1:51 the opposite side of the United States is the south Indian ocean not China because the opposite side of you is on the opposite latitude of you and China is on the same latitude as the US Reply this please

  • Adrian Perdomo
    Adrian Perdomo8 muaj më parë

    This is good but it’s not... pretty good

  • J M
    J M8 muaj më parë


  • Lance McKenzie
    Lance McKenzie8 muaj më parë

    As a cashier, you are formally requested not to make the 'is it free?' joke.

  • Ken N
    Ken N9 muaj më parë

    Dont need to thanks me

  • Ryan Miller
    Ryan Miller9 muaj më parë

    Up 2

  • Just some Random guy
    Just some Random guy9 muaj më parë

    Did he land in Florida aka his mother land

  • Luis G.• 15 years ago
    Luis G.• 15 years ago9 muaj më parë

    Anyone gonna talk about that pellet gun??imagine just driving or u as a kid playing around when suddenly a gun drops on u

  • Luis G.• 15 years ago
    Luis G.• 15 years ago9 muaj më parë

    0:49 wow language..plzz dont say ok boomer

  • maruftim
    maruftim9 muaj më parë

    and here I thought a hot air balloon at 16,000 feet only happens in Flight Simulator X

  • 13IZZARE
    13IZZARE9 muaj më parë

    The least viewed video

  • Lucas Chai
    Lucas Chai9 muaj më parë


  • Dillon The Hacker
    Dillon The Hacker9 muaj më parë

    Paramotor problem solved

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