10:34 AM EDT, August 19, 2014
Talk about making a splash!
Max Miller isn't the first guy ever to fall out of a kayak, but he is the first whose hysterical antics are generating Oscar buzz for "Best Dramatic Performance" on YouTube. The Chicago man's reactions were overboard, to say the least.
INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander said to him, "You are very vocal in your distress in this video."
He replied, "I know. It was bad. My friends will tell you that I am sort of like their entertainment."
To make matters worse, the female friend who filmed the hilarious hijinx couldn't help cracking up.
Miller said in the video, "Sarah, I don't know what to do!"
His friend Sarah, who was filming, was laughing as she said, "I am sorry. I can't help it!"
Miller replied, "It's too deep! Ohh!”
She even taunted him saying, "There is something on your shirt."
Miller was never actually in danger of drowning—the water was only five-feet deep. But, there were things in it, besides water.
He told Alexander, "With all of the weeds and snakes, I just wanted to get out."
At one point the kayak capsized, and he really freaked out.
Miller said in the video, "I don't know what to do! I don't know what to do!"
Sarah said, "Okay, okay, calm down. Listen to me, Max!"
He replied, "Oh, Sarah, help me! Oh my God! Oh no!"
Alexander asked, "How did you make it to shore?"
He said, "I sort of had to suck it up and swim through everything. I climbed out into a bunch of thorn bushes and cut up my legs."
All in all, it was quite a day.