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December 29, 2012 9:31 AM   Subscribe

2012's Best News Bloopers
posted by The Whelk (33 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm dying to know what the whole '... stopped because of your reporting. Total and complete killjoy" bit was about. And why the newscasters were so dismissive of her.
posted by Yowser at 9:43 AM on December 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


That was sledding on the "Counterbalance" on Queen Anne hill in Seattle (from 2008 actually I think). Sledders were upset the media was making a big deal of it, afraid it was going to be shut down (quite dangerous in reality; 1/4 mile of almost 50% grade).
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 9:53 AM on December 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


Way to go, Dan.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:53 AM on December 29, 2012


Sort of a mixture of double entendres and crazy interviewees...
posted by KokuRyu at 9:59 AM on December 29, 2012


We were not drinking wine today.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:03 AM on December 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


That sentence is always false.
posted by The Whelk at 10:04 AM on December 29, 2012


That sentence is always false.

Depends on whether you consider gin to be wine.
posted by Joey Michaels at 10:11 AM on December 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


Rule number one: never report live on the sausage fest.
posted by zippy at 10:11 AM on December 29, 2012 [7 favorites]


Ah, the old Erection Storm.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 10:12 AM on December 29, 2012


weather cat was left out, weather cat doesn't give a fuck
posted by ninjew at 10:17 AM on December 29, 2012 [8 favorites]


John is heading north.
posted by pernoctalian at 10:24 AM on December 29, 2012


Aww, I sympathize with Drew The Farm Kid. Sitting there in his stroller enjoying his cantaloupe when a goddamn journo gets in his face. Pee the journo in the face, Kid D, PEE HIM IN THE FACE!!!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:28 AM on December 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Having worked in several local and national newsrooms and having witnessed very, very many moments during pretapes or about-to-go-live that had us all looking around in wonderment wtih "holy fuck did i just hear that???" expressions, I am very surprised that this tape is not far, far longer. Shit, the shows I worked on ALONE could have been 15 minutes long.
posted by nevercalm at 10:46 AM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am sympathy cringing so hard right now I'm afraid I might end up in the hospital. Why do I watch things like this? I just feel so bad for the people.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:00 AM on December 29, 2012


I so pale.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:01 AM on December 29, 2012 [8 favorites]


Ahahahaha Wyclef Jean lololol
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:15 AM on December 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


It could easily have been hours long. Heck, there are personalities in the industry who could provide hours of bloopers all by themselves. In New York, Sue Simmons used to be notorious for her on-air mistakes, especially in bumpers.

A few years ago, I was standing next to the exec producer behind the cameras in an nbc-affiliate's studio as a client's (live) segment was about to start. They came back from commercial and the anchor said "We're back. It's September 18th. Only seven more shopping days until Christmas..." Exec producer smacked her forehead so hard you could hear the sound over the broadcast.
posted by zarq at 11:18 AM on December 29, 2012 [4 favorites]


The lack of weather cat in this compilation is indeed unforgivable.
posted by elizardbits at 11:20 AM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I hope Jay-C found his sister. He was looking for her on the subway.
posted by Kevin Street at 11:27 AM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


*Takes off shirt, dances around in the background of this post*
posted by drezdn at 12:23 PM on December 29, 2012 [6 favorites]


The thing is, that reporter would never have known that a like, two-foot roach used him for a highway if he had not been on teevee.

Now he has to carry that to his grave. Think of that.
posted by angrycat at 12:27 PM on December 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


"We didn't need to see that, THANKS RAY"

As if Ray was going to do anything else once he was on the air.
posted by Spatch at 12:58 PM on December 29, 2012


We used to love watching the in-house feed for the rooftop and Times Square cameras and how often they'd have to do some robotic acrobatics to shoo away pigeons. I always waited for them to take that feed so I could yell out "CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MASSIVE PIGEON BUTTS!"
posted by nevercalm at 1:07 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yay! Sweet Brown! Here is a delightful interview she did with Tosh.
posted by Dr. Zira at 2:33 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I want the apartment fire lady to get her own show. I would watch it religiously.

I also want the really angry reporter in the red tie to get his own show, in which he is perpetually sent to places and he has to figure out why he was sent there. Sometimes there would be no reason at all, and his wrath would flow like lava!
posted by winna at 2:50 PM on December 29, 2012 [9 favorites]


Then the analysts flipped to the second page of the opinion and went "Oh shit."
posted by radwolf76 at 3:34 PM on December 29, 2012


Nothing Tosh has ever done has been anywhere remotely approaching sweet. Nothing while he was a baby and certainly nothing he's done since becoming a professional "comedian".
posted by item at 4:39 PM on December 29, 2012


She has more than enough delight for the both of them and plenty to spare.
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:07 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I so pale.

Yes! The look on her face was priceless. But the only bit I had to pause and re-watch was the roach. Just... wow.

BTW, I'd always assumed the guy running with the horse head during the storm was creating his "customer image" for the mask on Amazon.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 8:25 PM on December 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Love the weather guy who did the Carlton dance.

I knew this video would include WGN, the Chicago station with the TV show plane crash. That's actually my preferred station and I watch them a lot. People are all over Robin for saying they should have let the news anchors know... give her a break, they'd known for maybe what, 20 seconds, if that? I think they handled it well.
posted by IndigoRain at 2:23 AM on December 30, 2012


Like the guy on the left, I didn't see the pole he was about to run into at full speed. My husband was cracking up, so I figured it was worth backing up the video to watch again. Apparently it's funnier the second time, because it was on the replay that the love of my life actually spit all over my laptop. Literally, in the literal sense of the word that does not mean "figuratively," a spray of saliva showered my computer. I never believed all of you with your lame "you owe me a new keyboard" jokes, so now I must apologize for my disbelief.
posted by vytae at 10:19 AM on December 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, Dear AskMe: What dog breed is this? The super adorable one that pokes his head into an oh-so-serious news segment about a girl in the hospital. That is the dog I want. Halp?
posted by vytae at 10:23 AM on December 30, 2012


What is that object on? between? skirt-fixing lady's legs at 6:29?
posted by zippy at 6:06 PM on December 30, 2012


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