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Caught on Camera: The March Oops Reel

Regular readers of TVSpy already know that there was no shortage of news bloopers this month. In case you missed any, here’s a compilation of the best ones, involving crashing lights, dangerous snow plows and earthquakes.

Good Morning! Fresno CBS Station Knocks on Wrong Door in Early AM Giveaway


KGPE‘s Zara Arboleda was supposed to surprise the winner of the station’s “Race to the Altar” giveaway live on the morning show.

The excitement was high while the reporter for the Fresno CBS affiliate approached the winner’s apartment holding balloons and bouquet of red roses at 6:45 in the morning. She knocked. She rang the bell. Then she got a glimpse of the person who cracked open the door.

“Whoa! Wait a second. You’re not Nick,” said Arboleda, who then doubled over with laughter and said “We’re at the wrong apartment!”

No word on the reaction from “not Nick” who woke up to find a TV crew outside.

‘We’re Gonna Have to Run Because Our Light’s Catching on Fire’

It was a windy (and expensive) morning on Friday for KECY, the Fox affiliate in Yuma. During Anna Chaulk and Eduardo Santiago‘s live shot from the Imperial Valley Mall, the lights blew over twice, leaving the pair in the dark.

Santiago was able to make a diving catch to save the light during the first hit, but the second time they blew over, they crashed audibly to the ground behind the camera. Chaulk, the station’s primary anchor, had to throw it back to the studio: “We’re gonna have to run because our light’s catching on fire,” she said. Watch:

Two for One Blooper Deal: WPBF Anchor Drops ‘S’ Bomb and KTVU Reporter Drops a Snot

Since neither of the following bloopers merits a solo post, TVSpy thought we’d deliver them in a double shot of pure schadenfreude.

The first comes to us by way of Gossip Extra’s Jose Lambiet. It’s Felicia Rodriguez from the West Palm Beach ABC affiliate WPBF dropping an “Oh shit, yeah!” while tossing to a story about a big lizard.

The second comes from the San Francisco Bay Area market FOX affiliate KTVU where reporter Heather Holmes drops a snot and licks it up in one fell swoop. Watch it after the jump. Read more

WABC Misspells Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Name in Tweet

Small spelling error on the WABC Twitter feed this afternoon:

WABC Phillip Seymour Hoffman tweet

The tweet has since been deleted.

WLS Tease Mistake Stinks Up Fish Story

It only took two letters to turn a WLS tease about a fish story to crap.

Luckily the report for the Chicago ABC owned station was actually about Asian Carp and no one at the station was attempting to tell tales about the size.

The gaffe was spotted by a local viewer who tweeted about it:

Fired First-Time Anchor A.J. Clemente Looks to Rebuild Career in 2014

TieuClementeA.J. Clemente‘s first words in his first time anchoring at his first job were “fuckin’ shit!

After promptly getting fired by Bismarck NBC affiliate KFYR, and jetting off to talk about his experience on shows like NBC’s “Today” and the “Late Show with David Letterman,” Clemente settled for a job as a bartender in Delaware.

Tuned In’s Jerry Barmash recently spoke with Clemente about what’s next for the infamous first time anchor.

Clemente, 25, tells Tuned In that he’s about to teach a seven-week broadcasting course at a private school in Manhattan.

“It’s to help high school international students,” Clemente says. “They have passion for the media industry and I’m just trying to help them out as I’m trying to proceed with my career.”

While the feelers from TV stations have dried up since his abrupt ouster, Clemente says his teaching stint will also serve as a chance for him to rebuild his own career. Read more

Caught on Camera: The Oops Reel of 2013


Sports blog Deadspin has linked to someone who put together a look back at this year’s best TV news bloopers. So in the spirit of the holidays, we’re linking it forward.

While not all are from local TV stations, the collection does have plenty of schadenfreude moments TVSpy readers might remember and many we’d all like to forget.

KBAK-KBFX Weathercaster Gets Put in Time Out After False Snow Forecast

KBAK-KBFX weathercaster Aaron Perlman was put in a “temporary time-out” this morning after wrongly predicting snow in Bakersfield over the weekend.

“There are windows in that corner. You can look out the windows,” anchor Rob Finnerty said. “Be sure sure to take note there is no snow out there.”

WDIV Remembers Nelson Mandela With a Picture of Alex Rodriguez

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Nelson Mandela accomplished many impressive things over the course of his life, but playing third base for the New York Yankees was not one of them. This may come as a surprise to Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV, who seem to have confused the two in a graphic that ran yesterday (above).

The graphic of Alex Rodriguez was up for seven seconds before it was quickly replaced with the correct headshot. [h/t New York Daily News]

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