We all enjoy watching news bloopers and seeing people humiliate themselves, especially on live television. It is always sure to make us laugh – that is, until one of us becomes the victim of a viral blooper ourselves. That’s exactly what happened to a pair of news anchors from Vancouver Island.
When trying to segue from a previous story, news anchor Andrew Johnson made a slip-up. In the previous story, an older lady had used the word “canoodling” to describe the behavior of young people of the area back in the day. When handing the spotlight off to Astrid Braunschmidt to cover the weather, Johnson said, “Maybe we can canoodle before you get into it”. In a very awkward reply, Braunschmidt said, “We are not going to be canoodling.”
Claiming that the word “canoodle” meant to simply chat or talk, Andrew quickly grows obviously embarrassed by his misuse of the word. Instantly after the mixup Andrew was scolded by his producer through his earpiece and informed his that canoodling meant to fondle, kiss, etc. Also embarrassed by the slip, Astrid tells Andrew, “You know what? You just made the blooper reel. Good job, Andrew”. Johnson later explained that he was only half paying attention to the story before, but since people in the studio were laughing, he decided to go ahead and make use of the controversial word.
The YouTube video of the newscast has already received almost 1 million views. The CTV anchors are even getting recognized by other big names in news such as Matt Lauer from the Today Show. Lauer even reached out to Braunschmidt in a Tweet saying, “@CTVNewsAstrid still laughing about that tape. My best, Matt.”
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