Local News Bloopers

Best Local News Bloopers

I’ve got to say that watching some of these funny news bloopers is hilarious.  The fails that these young news casters experience makes me feel really good about myself.  I don’t normally love laughing at other people’s misfortunes, but who can help but chuckle at some of these moments.

I was thinking earlier today when I dropped by a friends house in Ridgefield Connecticut that these small towns are haven for funny things caught on tape.  They’ve got a little show in town that lets the residents know about what’s going on in the neighborhood.  My friend and I sat down to watch it and within 5 minutes there was a mistake.

You could tell by the look on the other newscaster’s face that this mistake happens often.

She was like:

Come on… man, you do this every time!

My buddy didn’t think it was as funny as I, but he’s not someone who really gets a kick out of forecasting bloopers.  On the other hand I get a real kick out of watching them.  I’ve been there and I’ve messed up.  When I said my lines wrong or froze on camera my colleagues at the office sure gave me a verbal whipping.

The Worst Blooper of My Life

This one time I was on scene at a crime in the park.  It was a robbery where there was a guy going around stealing people’s strollers.  My mom and dad had always told me that I’ve got to watch or should I say “wash” my mouth.  I’m an honest person.  This honest guy writing this now is also standing 6 foot 5 and weighing in at 300+ pounds.  Needless to say… I don’t scare easily.

So, I’m in the middle of these newscast when a strange thought occurs to me.  Sure enough I just blurt it out!

Why on earth would someone be stupid enough to steal people’s strollers?

My camera man started laughing as those words inched their way out of my mouth.  Of course the station didn’t find it nearly as funny as the cameraman and I.  Later that day I was fired.  A week later I was rehired as the news station got praise from the local super about the hilarity of the news cast.

So, in the end…  I’m totally allowed to laugh guilt-free to at these bloopers.  You should too!

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