Being a news reporter is a thankless job. You're basically just reading to people too lazy to look at a newspaper or a website, which explains my favorite kind of news blooper. Because there are endless kinds on the internet, YouTube is riddled with them. But the freakout. Oh, the freakout. The freaout is the most uncomfortable, surreal, and hilarious kind. Whenever these happen, which is actually more often than you'd expect, the results are absolutely hilarious.So what news reporter had the "best" meltdown? That depends on your point of view. If you love TV reporters freaking out, then take a look at the funny videos list and watch poetry in motion.
Parrot Attacks Reporter Moments Before Broadcast
Moments before Brittany Kleyn went live on Australian Network Nine, she was "attacked" by a rogue parrot who evidently wanted a little camera time. The bird belonged to nearby resident Michelle Mills, who was reunited with her pet (named Lola) after people saw the parrot on the news. For her part, Kleyn was not amused by the video bomb. She yelped in terror and begged her cameraman to remove the bird, all live on camera.
Anchor Refuses to Talk About the Kardashians Anymore
Florida news anchor (and the world's hero) John Brown said what we were all thinking when he flipped out over a Kardashian news story. Brown said he was "having a good Friday" until forced to endure yet another update on the reality TV superstars. When a segment about Hollywood referenced the Kardashian clan, Brown leaped from his spot on the Good Day Orlando couch and yelled, "I’m sick of this family. It’s a non-story!” We feel you, John.
Reporter Scared Out of Her Mind by Photobomber
KTLA reporter Wendy Burch was live in Los Angeles when a passerby thought he'd join in on her broadcast. He sneaked up on Burch while she was reporting on LA's bid for the 2024 Olympics and gave her an on-air fright she won't soon forget.
Reporter Can't Hear During GOP Party
Trying to have a conversation at a party can be tough as it is. There are loud noises all around you, people dancing, running around, having fun, and all while you're trying to have a side-part and wear a suit. Imagine trying to do a serious report from one. That's what this poor guy was attempting at the GOP party after Ronald Reagan's election.
There's no way to tell how many times he was trying to get that one perfect take, but it's a safe bet it never came.
"Can anybody hear me?" Decades later, yes, we hear you, and think this is hilarious.The last interruption is, by far, the best.