Are We Live? : the Funniest Bloopers from TV and Radio by Marion Appleby

By Marion Appleby

From Iggy Pop simulating intercourse with a teddy endure on a kid's exhibit to Mike Tyson's musing that he "might simply fade into Bolivian," a hilarious book approximately the whole lot which could and feature long gone mistaken in a broadcasting studio
 
Whether it really is Nicki Minaj's Good Morning America cloth cabinet malfunction, or an Antiques Roadshow ceramic specialist mistakenly describing a section of Victoria Regina porcelain as "Rictoria Vagina," this book takes within the complete spectrum of comedy gold captured on film—whether intentional or not! This rip-roaring number of broadcasting calamities covers a number of laugh-out-loud occasions from cloth cabinet malfunctions to the nightmare that's the outdoor broadcast—the international of television and radio hasn't ever been so funny.

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In March 2012, cameras panned onto fifty-year-old BBC Breakfast news presenter Simon McCoy when he had his head on the desk, apparently snoozing. ’ Inveterate prankster When he worked for Irish national network RTÉ, veteran broadcaster Terry Wogan used to burn his co-hosts’ scripts while they were live on air. , revealing that much of his early career involved quite a bit of pranking. Jeremy Paxman: Cross Him At Your Peril Author, broadcaster, journalist, angry man: Jeremy Paxman tells it like it is.

And who in their right mind would present a weather bulletin when standing next to a massive pelican? BAD ROMANCE ROMANTIC MISFIRES Even the most jaded of souls likes a bit of romance in their life. But one thing’s for sure – a live broadcast is not the way to woo a potential partner, propose to your current squeeze or indeed call to an end a dying relationship. Especially if you both happen to be very famous. A Match Made In Heaven There’s nothing like a story of a nice engagement to warm the heart.

The accident and emergency unit in Newcastle now looks almost certain to move from its home in— [The news studio lights turn off. ] Colin Briggs: Don’t worry, we haven’t paid the lighting bill. ] BBC local news A bit of an earful Faced with a revolving on-screen graphic and intro music that had stuck, this BBC News 24 presenter clearly had half the gallery shouting in her ear. Sadly, she opened the bulletin with: News anchor: Good evening and welcome to the problem. We seem to be having some …a few problems this morning …I do apologize for that.

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