Gawker’s “Fox News Mole” Joe Muto has posted another dispatch, this time an anecdote about a visit to “The O’Reilly factor” from 80′s sitcom star–and puppet–ALF.
Why? Because TV news has a long and illustrious history of having fictional characters on as guests while pretending they are actually real.
Below is a curated selection of some of our favorite moments.
Kermit the Frog on CNN’s “The Situation Room” arguing for inter-species relationships:
Kermit’s other half Miss Piggy on NBC’s “Today” talking about her “career”:
“Sesame Street” characters cause mayhem on “Fox & Friends.”
Serious news anchor Erin Burnett interviews puppet presidential candidate Marvin Quasniki:
Finally, the infamous ALF interview on “O’Reilly”:
- Quite the Dinner Date Between Seth Meyers and 'Dateline's' Keith Morrison
- Lisa Myers Agrees With Sharyl Attkisson: Media Less Eager to Hold Obama Admin Accountable
- Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton Will 'Pay the Price' for Pres. Obama's Treatment of Press
- John Oliver's New Take on the News-Comedy Genre