Friday, October 17, 2008

Live news bloopers

Hey, it happens. They're on live. Doesn't mean they're not funny as hell.

Warning: Bad words.

Kyra Phillips, who is one of my favorites on CNN, pulled a GREAT one just this week.



And then there's Shepherd Smith's classic from Fox News.



For this one, is the graphics department trying to tell us something?



And finally, sometimes it's not an anchor just slipping up, it's one who is a complete idiot.

10 comments:

Simon H. said...

This was always one of my favorites. I never understood how she got the two mixed up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq2VQsdVYgY

Bobert said...

This is Sue Simmons of WNBC in New York. She uses the "F" word live on air during a tease for the newscast at 11.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYAMDhVT50I

rickatnite said...

I have some good ones from when I worked at a station that did news, but I don't think it gets much better than this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjvpbOWShLY

I'm not sure which is funnier: the blooper itself, or the anchor's ad-lib afterwards.

Amanda said...

How about these two from Milwaukee?

One had a brain fart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNIG1Zz7p5s

The other talked about naked people and stretch marks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoJCvsYpFLI

Anonymous said...

Fuck it, we'll do it live!

jheaton said...

My favorite example of this will always be the time MSNBC was interviewing Niger Innis, a black political consultant, and accidentally spelled his name with an extra G.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Nigger_Innis_MSNBC.jpg

Jeff said...

The third clip is Chip Maxham, who used to do local weather here in Charleston, S.C. He lasted about six months. Worst. Weather. Guy. EVER. We used to watch just to laugh at his verbal screw-ups. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the graphics people did that on purpose....

Joe said...

I gotta go with:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Aw3_IsuFk&feature=related

-J.

P.S. The visible item being carted off behind the oblivious reporter may or may not be the battering ram to which he was referring.

xjill said...

"ooooh, lord." Love it when stuff happens on CNN, they always go with it so professionally. And Shepard Smith's reactions are usually hilarious.

Brian Phillips said...

Here is a Friday question for Mr. Levine: There is an episode of Dick Van Dyke ("Bupkis") where Rob decides to call the radio station, when he hears a song that he has written. He picks up the phone and dials, THEN he opens the phone book to look up the number; Van Dyke chuckles to himself, but this mistake was left in. Outside of minor continuity errors, like the "Almost Perfect" pie fight anecdote, are there any bloopers that ended up getting left in shows you've worked on?