The Best Funny High Five Fails Of All Time

Maybe these people should stick to shaking hands....

Giving someone a high five seems like such an easy thing to do, but apparently it's a lot harder than it looks! Giving the perfect high five is a bit of an art form, and one that not everyone has mastered.  Sometimes people just miss each other's hands, sometimes someone is left hanging awkwardly with their hand in the air, and sometimes people miss and end up accidentally poking each other in the face.  Who knew that this simple, casual bro-greeting could be so tricky (and so dangerous)?

The following fifteen people knew, that's who.  They have all experienced the agony of going in for an epic high five only to be rejected. Worse yet, these embarrassing incidents were caught on camera for the whole world to enjoy.  Oh and enjoy them, we shall.

Note: All of these images are stills taken from video. Click the corresponding links to see the brief videos so that you can enjoy ALL of these embarrassing fails in living color. You won't regret it.

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Via Giphy.

Diddy goes for the high five, but John Mayer is all about the hugs.

This isn't the first time we've seen John Mayer fail at being even remotely cool, yet he still makes up for it with this awesome photobomb. More »

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via Imgur.

This one is just painful!  This Fox News anchor attempted a spontaneous high five with her co-anchor, but got left hanging. The look on her face at the end is priceless; it almost makes it worth watching Fox News.  (Almost).

See also: 10 of the Most Popular Funny News Bloopers Ever. More »

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These two American Idol judges gave us this awkward exchange, wherein Steven goes for the high five and Randy mistakes it for a fist bump. More »

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Via Cheezburger.

Poor Yvonne!  Denied on the left, denied on the right, resigned in the end. More »

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Via Cheezburger.

 And people say golfing isn't a cool sport.

Related Story: You Had One Job! (and You Failed Spectacularly). More »

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Via Cheezburger.

Neither one of these people has a clue how these high five things actually work, do they? More »

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Via Cheezburger.

This guy was merrily handing out high fives when he accidentally booped the lady next to him square in the face.  Oops!  He should have quit while he was ahead. More »

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Via YouTube.

Remember when Ryan Seacrest tried to high five a blind guy.  Yeah.  That went about as well as you'd think it would go. More »

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Via Cheezburger.

There's nothing like socking an audience member in the eye on live TV while lamely attempting a high five to really get the blood pumping in the morning. Makes you feel alive, right? More »

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Via SB Nation.

Or in this case... everybody disses Tom Brady. All the guy wanted was a high five.  That's cold.

Speaking of Tom, check out The Best New England Patriots DeflateGate Memes. More »

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Via Funny Junk.

This Red Sox player was so fired up that he was giving everybody high fives... even those who weren't fully aware of what was going on. D'oh! More »

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Via YouTube.

This is Australia's Brad Haddin during a cricket match against India.  That's gonna leave a mark. More »

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Via Distractify.

Won't somebody notice this old man?  Anybody?

No?  Okay then.   More »

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Via MTV/YouTube.
In T-Swift's defense, nobody ever accused her of being coordinated. More »
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This poor dad just wants to give his son a high five after their big win on America's Funniest Home Videos, but his son left him seriously hanging.

I wonder if they could enter this video in for another chance to win at the show? More »

These folks all need a lesson in High Five Etiquette!

Good thing Tripp and Tyler have that covered. Click the link above to see their funny "High Five Etiquette" video and don't be left hanging ever again.