I am not asking about post credit scene; I am asking about bloopers. I've done research and found "Rush Hour (1998)" is the first movie to show bloopers at the end of the movie. Are there any older examples than this movie?

  • Off-topic, but just to throw this out there: a post credit scene is called a "stinger".
    – Ben Plont
    Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 1:54
  • Not exactly what you're after, but as a point of interest, blooper reels have been around since as early as 1936.
    – Walt
    Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 10:05
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    Why isn't anyone posting Smokey and the Bandit....meaning the first one??
    – user38615
    Commented Aug 3, 2016 at 2:06
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    @JohnHein Somebody did but due to being detail lacking answer it got deleted. You can also present it as your answer but remember to give a detailed answer rather then the comment you provided as an answer.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Aug 3, 2016 at 6:52
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    Liar Liar is 1 year older than Rush Hour and includes bloopers.
    – GendoIkari
    Commented Oct 30, 2016 at 14:08

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This article credits the movies Being There (1979) and Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) as being the early pioneers of the art.

Another site listed Hooper (1978) with Burt Reynolds, as being the earliest example of this in a movie. This makes sense because the wikipedia article on bloopers does credit Burt Reynolds and Jackie Chan with being known for putting bloopers in their ending credits.

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I will update if I am able to find any earlier examples. Also I should mention that the wikipedia article mentions the earliest known "bloopers" to have been popularized on tv and radio as early as the 1930's, but the question specifically asks for the first movie to show bloopers at the end of the movie (ie in the credits) so I've limited my answer to that criteria.

  • Not earlier, but 1981's Cannonball Run is another Burt Reynolds movie that did it.
    – ruffdove
    Commented Jan 25, 2021 at 20:46

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