We have seen anchors and reporters do some really strange things during November Sweeps, but I don’t think we’ve ever seen one eat cat food live on the air. That is exactly what KSTU‘s Dave Nemeth did last week. What did he think? He thought it was so purrfect, that he finished the can. And then when it was time to interview the next person, he got really catty with them. OK, I lied about the last part, but it sounded good.
Anyways, back to him eating the cat food. I showed the video to my cat and she gave me a look that made me understand I should never ever try that home. In other words, she threw a hissy fit.
It is the last weekday before Halloween and the morning news shows are dressing up for the holiday today. Each year the Today show picks a theme and this year they went with some of the characters from the Peanuts. The costumes are so hideous that you can actually understand what the Principal is saying over the loud speaker as she rips them a new one.
What is so awful about their costumes besides everything, the hairlines they did for the men and Savannah Guthrie as Pigpen, the way Matt Lauer sounds as Lucy, should I go on. Just watch for yourself as the second thing from our childhood was destroyed this week. Gem and the Holograms of course being first.
Seriously though, isn’t the Today show rebounding in the ratings? Then why are their costumes so cheap??? Ann Curry must be so happy that she no longer has to participate in this annual ritual.
One of the things you have to deal with when you are a morning news anchor is live animals, of all kinds, being on the show. The other day when Kip Smith from Wildlife Encounters of Gretna was on KMTV‘s morning newscast he decided to have some fun with the anchors, Mike DiGiacomo and Mary Nelson.
Smith brought out a skunk and explained to the anchors why they spray. As he was holding the little guy, all of sudden it appeared that the skunk was spraying them. DiGiacomo was so horrified, he got up and walked out. Then Smith revealed that he was holding a little water pump and the skunk didn’t leave his scent behind.
What a stinker. This might be the best prank that anyone has done during a newscast because it is something everyone fears when they see a skunk. So imagine what it must be like when you have to be all happy and composed and that happens.
I know I would not have been able to handle that as well as they did. I would have been cursing up a storm, live TV or not.
John Stamos was on Today today and he slapped Matt Lauer when the newsman said to him, “You’re a grandpa?” Then when Uncle Jessie said it to him, he slapped him back. Finally, when Lauer said to him, “You’re really a grandfather?”, he slapped him hard enough that he will never ask that question again.
Of course the two men were playing around, but it was fun to finally see someone do to Lauer what many of us of have wanted to do for a while. It felt so good to watch him hurt so good.
And don’t forget to tune in to Stamos’ slapstick comedy Grandfathered on Fox tomorrow at 8p. Oh and I lied about it being slapstick, he reserves the slaps for Lauer! Ba da bump, tssss!
Enki Bracaj auditioned for a news anchor job at Zjarr in Albania and needless to say the 21 year old got the job according to Daily Mail. Can you guess why they hired her?
I wish I knew her secret weapon when I was making audition videos to be a reporter. But no, I wore my shirt buttoned up because I thought that was professional. Stupid me.
We have all seen a news interview that has gotten really catty, even a few that lead to a cat fight, and now you are seeing the best news bloopers that were a true catastrophe. That’s because cats found a way to screw them up. Funny Local News Bloopers compiled the best of them and they are more than purrfect, they meowvelous. So watch as reporters are scratched, hissed and attacked by kitties who didn’t want to be on camera. I promise it will make your Friday. Especially, the video of the guy whose thigh and balls became a fun scratching post for one cat that was anything but a pussy!
Stephen Colbert chatted it up with local news anchors to promote The Late Show that debuts this Tuesday at 11:35p on CBS. Once of the anchors he spoke with is WFOR‘s Rick Folbaum who decided to change things up. The Miami newsman is sick of reading the teleprompter, and he would like start singing the bad news. Only problem, is the news director won’t let him do it for some reason. So he thought he would ask Colbert to sing along with him, in the hopes of persuading his boss to allow him to do it.
Do you think he made his case or do you want to change the channel? As someone who worked in news in Miami (not WFOR), I think it works! Miami is always groundbreaking when it comes to changing up how newscasts are done, and I would love to musical news.
A reporter was doing a standup and it turned out to be a real buzzworthy story. That’s because a wasp flew over him and he got afraid. He got very afraid. How afraid? You see him running away from the bug as it chased him down the road, like a reporter trying to get an exclusive from someone who doesn’t want to talk.
No word on who won that fight, but there’s a new reporter everybody is buzzing about, Was P. Bugger!
This is not a good week for reporters and bugs because this is the second one who hit high notes when he saw the unidentified flying object. The first one dealt with a bigger bug, and higher pitched scream.
Brad Wills was reporting on the hot weather at the beach for Fox 5 in San Diego, when a huge bug decided that he wanted to be interviewed about it by the meteorologist. Only problem is Wills was afraid of the big unidentified flying object. So much so, he hit notes that only a man who has been stung down there can hit.
And that is why you rarely see weathermen outside in the field.
KTLA‘s Courtney Friel was reporting live about the first day of of school for LAUSD students yesterday and she asked the cute little kids if they were excited to go to school. When she got to interviewing 4 year old Andrew Macias if he was going to miss mom during his first day of Pre-K, at first he laughed and then he cried. When he starts to tear up, you just want to give him a hug; but that is not what the reporter did. Instead, she included it in her package and apologized at the end of her liveshot. She said as a mom, she can understand what he is going through, but does she really. She made a sweet innocent little boy cry just before he is about to start school for the first time. How mean is that? She is a big old meanie.
But I am sure it will all work out for Andrew because Ellen DeGeneres probably had her people call his people to book him on the show next month. But still, poor Andrew.