Marvin is terrified of pit bulls because of a traumatic experience he had as a child. Forty years ago, this fear would have been undiagnosed and Marvin’s phobia would be his secret shame. Because it is 2011, the world gets to watch Marvin break down in tears when confronted by a puppy on Animal Planet’s My Extreme Animal Phobia. Isn’t progress great? Video after the jump.
My Extreme Animal Phobia follows people and their, erm, extreme animal phobias. The above clip is taken from an episode airing tonight that also features people with crippling arachnophobia and ophiophobia. There isn’t a term for “fear of cute puppies” yet, which may be the saddest part of all of this. (Aside from the crying.)
[via Best Week Ever]