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 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Scripted comedy is all well and good, but some of my favourite laughs come from things people say inadvertently in live broadcasting. Sport is particularly good for this, and I've heard a couple of beauties recently.

One was during a football match - pundit Craig Burley, referring to a player whose form had been patchy, said that "he hasn't always been the flavour of the fans' eyes."

And in yesterday's Monaco grand prix, when Perez was driving aggressively and ended up retiring, an unknown radio presenter asserted that "if you play with fire, you're going to get bitten."

Any others that you've heard and can share?

TG


Edit - I quoted the first from memory but got it somewhat wrong, which I realized when I found an email that I'd sent on the night I heard it. The true version, now above,
was even more bizarre but somehow more understandable.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

Very funny, TG.
The only such gaffe that springs to mind wasn't live, but it's still pretty funny. Many years ago Bing Crosby was recording a song. Right in the middle of the recording he sings, without missing one beat, as if this was the lyric: "They stole my score, the dirty bastards!"

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Not what someone said, but I remember in the 70's watching a PBS show and this guy was actually picking his nose while being interviewed on the set. Amazingly I saw the same thing happen again a few months ago.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Not what someone said, but I remember in the 70's watching a PBS show and this guy was actually picking his nose while being interviewed on the set. Amazingly I saw the same thing happen again a few months ago.

Heh heh - it does happen. I saw a VERY well-known (and now knighted) cricketer standing out at third man* with the camera focussed right on him while he was mining his sinuses.

TG

* deep in the field behind third slip, since you asked smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Very funny, TG.
The only such gaffe that springs to mind wasn't live, but it's still pretty funny. Many years ago Bing Crosby was recording a song. Right in the middle of the recording he sings, without missing one beat, as if this was the lyric: "They stole my score, the dirty bastards!"


Bing was such a foul-mouthed so-an-so!

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

LOL. It's mind boggling to me. Two things one should never do on live television. Pick your nose, or pull out your dingoling. wink

 
 Posted:   May 27, 2013 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Does this count?

"Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country."

— Poplar Bluff, Missouri; September 6, 2004


I've always wondered what the teleprompter actually said.

 
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