The All-Time Funniest Zoom Fails

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Few things inspire terror more deeply than the fear of doing something stupid and not realizing your Zoom camera is on. But in this time of working from home, more of us than ever are using Zoom daily. And that means there are more opportunities for one little goof to become the moment that haunts us forever (because the Internet is always recording).

Luckily for the rest of the Internet, we get to watch those moments and giggle to ourselves because there’s no way we would ever walk into a Zoom meeting in our underwear. And even more luckily for you, we’ve found the funniest of all these Zoom fails and compiled them here.

So buckle in (and double-check that your camera and microphone are turned off) because we’re about to see some amazing examples of failure. Let’s see how badly the internet has failed at adapting to working from home with these amazing Zoom fails.

Sometimes you have a very private conversation in the middle of class, and if that microphone is on then everyone can hear about how he was messaging other girl.

Rolling a blunt directly in front of the camera during class: an intentional power move or the biggest mistake of your life?

I’ve turned myself into a potato and I can’t get out! Help!

There’s the first moment of man in underwear, the moment at which man in underwear realizes he’s on camera, the desperate run, the run into the wall and subsequent staggering backwards, and then the facepalm. It’s a play in less than a minute.

Did you know that smart homes are always listening and want to be helpful even in your Zoom meetings?

Listen, people love pets. Do not apologize for making someone’s day better.

However, if this new coworker continues their disruptive behavior, you’re going to have to go to HR (their dad).

Unless you want your coworkers to see your nude husband. i haven’t read very many of those “art of business”-type books, but that feels like a power play.

I would love to have the confidence to sing “I like banaaaaaanas” during a work meeting. I just feel like my coworkers don’t understand just how much I like bananas?

I think the Ultimate Warrior ended up walking out with both the Intercontinental and World Heavyweight Championships? But since I’m no longer in pre-K, so I have no way to find out for sure.

You know what though? Maybe this teacher needed to hear that. Maybe this brave, unmuted soul saved the rest of the class from another 40 minutes of gibberish.

As someone who has to cook for themselves all the time and feels like it takes up most of their day, I am here to tell you that I would kill to have someone demand I get my ass down there for dinner.

I hate to break it to this professor, but the fact that you are teaching in the middle of a global pandemic has already ruined the “real” feel of teaching. Let’s just quiet up Breathy McLoudBreath and Chip Smacker McGee, what do you say?

I bet all the bosses got a kick out of seeing your husband’s butt! Although, one has to wonder how much productivity would increase if there were fewer butts in the workplace.

Finding out where someone lives is so intimate, it almost feels inappropriate to do at work. I should only see how other people live if they invite me over or I break into their house because I am a burglar.

The other day I put on deodorant, and realized I might as well be putting on Jared Leto Joker makeup for how insane a ting that was to do.

There are certain beats you want to hit on every Zoom call. If you go through an entire meeting where one person doesn’t look over their shoulder and start having a conversation with their mic before remembering they’re doing a work thing, is it ever really a Zoom call?

Remember, time means nothing in quarantine. 3 AM is the new 4 PM. 4 PM is now lunchtime. 1 AM is Happy Hour. Nothing matters anymore.

Look, the world is going through enough right now. We don’t also need to deal with teachers farting.

Even before the quarantine, I used to go to the movies with my shirt full of Pringles because they don’t let in outside snacks. So I am so sorry you have to be inconvenienced by having one Pringle in your shirt for an hour. I saw 1917, for chrissakes.

Why are you having exclusive happy hours with your family? Invite your founders! Invite your coworkers! Invite that weird guy from Accounting who used to sell Girl Scout cookies in the office even though he definitely didn’t have a daughter. They’ll all have a great time!

Again, this feels like a real power move. Who’s going to say no to your request for a raise if you’re so confident in your job you just strip sometimes for no real reason?

The worst part about combining with your background is you can’t enjoy the blissful experience of trying to find the perfect background image for your Zoom session. I put up close-up pictures of Chris Harrison’s face when I get together with friends on Zoom to watch The Bachelor.

Not to armchair quarterback here, but what they should have done is all record their parts separately and had one person volunteer to edit together, pitch correct, and sync up the entire song. Then they could’ve just shared the file with Miss Rodriguez over Dropbox.

One thing I’ll tell you about this kid: he loves donuts.

When we said before that pets should be allowed to come on your Zoom call and make everyone happy, we did not mean to imply it would be okay for a cat to come on your Zoom call while it’s making itself (and its brother?) happy.

If that senior figure in the PR industry didn’t notice your beer, smirk, and pull a beer of his own out of his bookcase, I think it’s time for you to find a new industry — one that doesn’t employ liars.

Truly this nightmare creature, birthed in Zoom, will bring about the Destruction of All. Repent, brothers and sisters! (But make sure you’re still keeping a safe six feet of distance from those to whom you’re repenting.)

As much as I love cats, I hate litter boxes. They smell so– not exactly bad, but different. Like, different than you’d think a litter box would smell. I think I’d be less disturbed by litter boxes if they just owned it and smelled like cat feces?

Me, I’d just be happy to get off a Zoom call without going, “Wellllp, gettin’ to be that time…” but then the other person doesn’t get it and we keep talking for like another 20 minutes.

While we’re at it, I’ll just go ahead and tell you Tip # 2 right now: don’t ever talk about pooping. Just keep all that to yourself.

No one will make fun of each other for struggling to end a Zoom call, in the same way that no one will make fun of anyone for clearly being hungover while on a Zoom call.

Let’s be honest here — we’re all going to come out of quarantine completely different. Some people will have gained or lost weight. Some people will be a little more appreciative of the simple things in life. Some people will be bison. Our job is to just be accepting.

Honestly, the weirdest thing to me is that the guy showed up to a Zoom call without a shirt. I find that to be an objective Zoom faux pas.

I’ve been doing an hour of yoga every day since quarantine began, and I bet this mom is going to come out with better tone in her thighs and buttocks than I am.

It’s about all the painful things you have to do to adapt to being on film. Please don’t make me this self-conscious about my face ever again.

Not only can your coworkers see you, they can see what’s behind you. Framing is important.

But it is the stuff of nightmares and we had to include it. If you’re going to the bathroom do not, I repeat DO NOT leave your video on.

This is a great time to play with some of the cool features that Zoom has, like all the exciting backgrounds! Just be careful or you may end up with a face filled in by outer space.

The communal “oh!” after he spells his name is the cutest thing I’ve seen on the internet today.

You could end up in the wrong class…from the wrong country. Not a good look.

“Miles don’t…please don’t.” But Miles is blowing some serious clouds over there, nice bro.

Because it means that I have just shown my entire naked body to my class.

Use the Mute button and use it liberally! Do not use the “no green screen” option or you will turn into a hell beast.

Maybe blur out the meeting ID. Especially if you’re a Prime Minister.

Especially if they involve children. It doesn’t matter if you lock the door, those little monsters will find a way to get on your call and say something wildly inappropriate.

Working from home was supposed to be peaceful wasn’t it? Wasn’t it??!?!

You may be at home but you can’t act quite like you would if you were totally alone. Make sure you’re muted before you rip a giant fart.

There’s no reason to be mean like that. We’re all struggling right now.

Let’s all talk at once. That would be fun, right?

Leave your cutesy pet talk for when you’re no on the meeting. Or at least when you’re on mute.

Run for that mute button before the bad noises hit. Only the mute button can save you now.

See what I deal with every day? This is why I’m always so stressed out.

Now the whole world knows that she loves her spouse. Which may be lightly mortifying, but is also truly sweet.

This mom isn’t about to waste time while she’s on a call: she’s getting hair done. The teacher’s reaction is truly hilarious.

This guy has no idea what to do when students start to act up. It’s particularly funny since he could mute the students.

Sometimes you just forget that teach can see everything and you just HAVE to send a dildo.

They are not doing well at setting work/life boundaries now that they’re working from home. Go to bed!

Weird times call for weird measures, which means grading might a little more lenient this year.

You can always just have your cat attend meetings for you. They’re very good at staying quiet, but they may lick their butt on screen. Like this list? Stay tuned for the absolute funniest activities people have done while in lockdown…

No? It’s ok, I’ll just play it here on Zoom. That’s what this is for, right?

Why not share your personal tax information with the whole family? To be fair, this is definitely better than sharing it with all of your coworkers or classmates, but still not great.

WEAR THEM. You never know when you’re going to forget to turn your video off. It’s safer for everyone if your tushie is covered.

The northern lights have eaten away at her face, leaving her a shell of a person.

Zoom sees all, and you shall see nothing. Nothing I say!

Because then he can share the very important truth about the B, Carole Baskin.

It’s still a mystery why some people turn into monsters and others are perfectly normal. Maybe Zoom is judging our souls.

She is become lizard. All bow before her and despair.

Maybe it’s the eyes above the raccoon eyes, but it just doesn’t seem right. And yet his glasses still manage to cover both pairs of eyes.