Gordon County residents may remember The Great Moodini from a nearly fatal stunt gone wrong at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in July of 2011.
The local stunt man, Michael Anthony Mooney of Calhoun, has received a certain level of notoriety through several avenues of social media outlets, after his near fatal stunt gone wrong was recorded and posted to YouTube.
After the accident happened, and Mooney suffered injuries to his left hand and leg, over 100,000 users viewed the stunt gone wrong.
Shortly after going viral, Comedy Central’s Tosh.O picked up the video and flew Mooney out to Los Angeles to perform a “web redemption,” in which people are given an opportunity to “redeem” themselves, “giving it another shot.”
The episode aired on Comedy Central in October of 2011, but the Calhoun stuntman is not stopping there.
Mooney considers himself blessed that truTV has picked up his failed stunt video and will be airing it on the national television network Thursday, April 5, at 9 p.m.
The series Not Safe for Work features comedic acts like Mooney’s and includes a behind-the-scenes look of the making of the show.
“Combining outrageous, never before seen videos with hilarious glimpses behind-the-scenes of the production team making the show, Not Safe For Work takes viewers on an unexpected and wild ride to the number one clip of the week. You’ll never know what’s coming next as Not Safe For Work offers its own unique spin on stunts gone wrong, dumb criminal fails and countless embarrassing moments caught on tape,” according to truTV.com.