Watch: Sports reporter bosses anchor, not realizing camera is rolling: "Jessica, we are live"

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After the break, I wonder if the anchor was alone and saying, “Jessica is no longer with NBC, but we wish her well.” :grimacing:

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right? the next sound you hear is jessica clearing out her locker.

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Awkward Ed Helms GIF by The Office

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“Jessica, we are live” . . . and your career is dead.

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Holy smokes I thought the video clip was going to be an exchange between an anchor and a correspondent on scene who had a communication misunderstanding. I didn’t expect Jessica to be standing right there.

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I muff my lines, like every day.

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Ma’am this is a Wendy’s.

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Papasan, we are live.

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I am muffing my lines at this moment!

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Sometimes I do it just to annoy the shit out’a someone. But I digress…

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Jessica we are live. [pause] So, uh, ‘take it away’!

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I wonder what Jessica thinks the appropriate pragmatics for this situation is. Should the anchor have asked about Jessica’s weekend? The interaction is especially weird since the anchor was probably just reading off the cue card.

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It took her a moment to reset there. Definitely will need time to work on their on-air transitions.

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Did Jessica think they were rehearsing the news? Is that a thing?

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If you roll on the rehearsal, is it really a rehearsal?

I assume it is? Why wouldn’t it be? Preparing for things tends to make people do a better job. Like not having a disagreement or miscommunication about a transition live on air.

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I thought we’ve gotten over saying “the Ukraine” in English. It’s just Ukraine. (No need for the Seinfeld sketch, thank you.)

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Still practising, I guess?

Ukraine

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Ukraïna would be more fun to type