I'm guessing that at least some of those clips show people suffering fatal brain aneuryisms or strokes, so this struck me as more horrifying than funny.
I don't have that information, I'd say fainting is more common
Eric, you're guessing and I agree with Joanne. Fainting is the highly probable events here. You must be a gloomy Gus to see these as fatal episodes. It does point out, however, that those tall stools used on TV sets are dangerous.
I wonder if short people are cheaper to insure on-set :)