A spectacular fall. Could describe an actual fall on the buttocks (prat) or a fall (preferably one that includes slipping or tripping, flailing of the arms, and damage to furniture) done with the intention of creating laughter. Masters of the comedic pratfall include Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, David Jason, and Roberto Benigni, although most Americans nowadays are familiar with this comic bit from Saturday Night Live performers like Chevy Chase and Molly Shannon.

Can also describe any blunder or mishap.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.