Video: Fox News anchor seems to believe he’s Steve Doocy, for some reason; Update: Joke?

posted at 4:57 pm on May 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart and HuffPo, one of the oddest palate cleansers we’ve ever posted, I think. That’s Clayton Morris you’re looking at, subbing this morning for Doocy on “Fox & Friends” and … really getting into it, from the look of things. There’s no mystery what happened here; the mystery is that it happens twice, at 0:04 and again at 2:19. Did neither Morris nor the Fox production team really not notice that the ‘prompter needed updating? “For the last time, anything you type, Burgundy will read!

Exit quotation from a catty Fox News “insider” via HuffPo: “It was wishful thinking on Morris’ part, and executives didn’t find it amusing.”

Update: From the comments: “I find it hysterical that Obama-supporting liberals are mocking Morris for supposedly reading whatever is on the teleprompter.”

Update: Supposedly this was a joke, although no one on set seems to have gotten it. They can’t all be winners, I guess.


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He’s smart.

therightwinger on May 28, 2010 at 5:00 PM

1) Clayton Morris notoriously fools around. He’s actually pretty funny on Red Eye.

2) I find it hysterical that Obama-supporting liberals are mocking Morris for supposedly reading whatever is on the teleprompter.

amerpundit on May 28, 2010 at 5:01 PM

But Morris corrects his reading just before saying “Steve Doocy” again so he was paying attention to what he was reading.

It had to have been intentional… (Slam at Doocy?)

Skywise on May 28, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Holy God, the first time I heard it I figured he meant to say, “I’m filling in for Steve Doocy.” But then he goes on to say it again! Amazing. How do these people dress themselves in the morning. Or do they?

Zetterson on May 28, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Bernadette Peters still lookin’ good though.

forest on May 28, 2010 at 5:02 PM

I’ve seen Clayton on RedEye — he’s too smart and too witty not to have been hip to it, IMHO.

John the Libertarian on May 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM

If his wife doesn’t notice the difference, then we have a problem.

portlandon on May 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM

That HAD to be a joke. Just not all that funny and 99.999999% of the people watching just end up thinking he’s an idiot. Weird.

Zetterson on May 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Also, I like how the artist in the clip is being “provocative” by painting the Virgin Mary with a machine gun and grenade.

I take it she lacks the balls to do the same with Muhammad. No, keep mocking the people who aren’t calling for your head to roll. Brave.

amerpundit on May 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Ok, that’s funny. I can’t figure out if he’s just fooling around or if he’s just reading what’s on the TP. Either way it’s funny. Wonder what Doocy will have to say about it.

Oldnuke on May 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Much ado about nothing!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on May 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Thanks for putting serious news items up here.

Western_Civ on May 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM

amerpundit on May 28, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Congrats! You got bumped up to the update!

John the Libertarian on May 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM

You stay classy, San Diego.

portlandon on May 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Will the real Steve Doocy please stand up?

Steve Z on May 28, 2010 at 5:05 PM

He could be President , anytime.

the_nile on May 28, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Congrats! You got bumped up to the update!

John the Libertarian on May 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM

I know! I’m completely flattered and never expected this honor. There are just a few people I’d like to thank.

*Cracks out pre-written list of names*

My parents who inspired me to get involved in politics, Barack Obama who’s succeeded in raising my blood pressure to near-heart attack levels…

amerpundit on May 28, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Thanks for putting serious news items up here.

Western_Civ on May 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM

You’re welcome! Thanks for the traffic and your feedback.

Allahpundit on May 28, 2010 at 5:07 PM

I, state your name….

kingsjester on May 28, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Needs to lighten the hair a tad!(sarc).

canopfor on May 28, 2010 at 5:08 PM

I can’t watch Clayton — he is a liberal at heart and I just don’t watch the FNF mornings on the weekend.

Funny the left should point this out without noting that he is on the left on virtually every issue.

LifeTrek on May 28, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Just be glad Morris didn’t refer to Bernadette Peters as “T*ts McGee”.

amerpundit on May 28, 2010 at 5:10 PM

He actually said “I see goosey.”

Narutoboy on May 28, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Did anyone else catch that one of the graphics reads, and I’m not making this up, “Book teaches the importance of being yourself.”

But what if I want to be Steve Doocy?

miConsevative on May 28, 2010 at 5:13 PM

If his wife doesn’t notice the difference, then we have a problem.
portlandon on May 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM

You mean his rumored babymama, Natali Del Conte….

Outlander on May 28, 2010 at 5:13 PM

he’s funny, i like that guy.

ted c on May 28, 2010 at 5:14 PM

He knew exactly what he was doing, and did it well.

Bernadette Peters needs to give spoiler warnings before she tells how a book ends. That wasn’t right.

exception on May 28, 2010 at 5:15 PM

He knows who he is. It was a joke. Not particularly funny, perhaps, but a joke.

ncborn on May 28, 2010 at 5:18 PM

“Update: Apparently Morris was not reading from a TelePrompTer but was making a “hilarious” joke.”
***
Fox News Anchor Has Ron Burgundy Moment
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fnc/fox_news_anchor_has_ron_burgundy_moment_163101.asp

StewartIII on May 28, 2010 at 5:19 PM

This guy likes to ass around.

Terrye on May 28, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Seriously, I couldn’t give a rip less about Clayton Morris, and don’t usually use all caps, but IT WAS A JOKE. READ THE D@MN CYRON-BEING YOURSELF.

I can’t help it wasn’t that funny……

di butler on May 28, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Morris was a goof on “The Daily Buzz”, and he was absolutely hilarious. While on Daily Buzz, he was a raging Liberal. I don’t know if he’s changed or just knows where his bread is buttered. But the skits with him and Mitch English were quite awesome, especially when they had Ron Corning around, who took the show way too seriously.

He either made a mistake at first, and then played with it later (the second mention is clearly intentional because he pauses before saying it), or he was just messing around, which is also likely.

Nethicus on May 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM

For crying out loud he had a grin at the end. He knew what he was doing. Some people (liberals) need a sence of humor!

Vince on May 28, 2010 at 5:26 PM

That’s sense!

Vince on May 28, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Zzzzzzzzzzzz….
Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?
Zzzzzzzzzzzz….

HornetSting on May 28, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Morris was a goof on “The Daily Buzz”, and he was absolutely hilarious. While on Daily Buzz, he was a raging Liberal. I don’t know if he’s changed or just knows where his bread is buttered. But the skits with him and Mitch English were quite awesome, especially when they had Ron Corning around, who took the show way too seriously.

He either made a mistake at first, and then played with it later (the second mention is clearly intentional because he pauses before saying it), or he was just messing around, which is also likely.

Nethicus on May 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM

He plays a faux conservative on the weekend show but it’s not very convincing.

LurkerDood on May 28, 2010 at 5:28 PM

The guy is a joker, period.

FireBlogger on May 28, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Bill Clinton offered him an unpaid job if he could pull that off with a straight face and not run.

The Chicago Mafia warned us all a long time ago about Fox not being a serious news organization.

Clearly Clayton Morris had been under deep cover, but who knew William Jeff was Obugme’s fixer?

ontherocks on May 28, 2010 at 5:29 PM

You’re welcome! Thanks for the traffic and your feedback.

Allahpundit on May 28, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Time to change the name to Hulkpundit.

MadisonConservative on May 28, 2010 at 5:32 PM

He actually said “I see goosey.”

Narutoboy on May 28, 2010 at 5:10 PM

LOL

John the Libertarian on May 28, 2010 at 5:32 PM

He says it with such a straight face I can’t help but believe he knew what he was doing. Typically someone making a gaffe like that would at least pause for a second or show some sign of making a mistake. He doesn’t at all.

ButterflyDragon on May 28, 2010 at 5:34 PM

He’s either incredibly absent minded or an excellent goof.

Schadenfreude on May 28, 2010 at 5:37 PM

I love it. Clayton has a twisted sense of humor (like mine) and dollar to doughnut says he had planned in advance to do this.

I wasn’t that impressed with Clayton for a long while, but find he grows on me, mainly for his humor.

petefrt on May 28, 2010 at 5:38 PM

In real life, he would have laughed at making a mistake like that…and would have said something like “one for youtube”

he didn’t laugh…it was deadpan humor…and maybe Steve Doocy has his own little segment on Fox and Friends…the Steve Doocy segment.

r keller on May 28, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Would anyone be reading this now id he had said “I”m filling in for Steve Doocy”?

dragondrop on May 28, 2010 at 5:59 PM

It would have been funnier if someone injected a question mark…

“… I’m Steve Doocy?”

Seven Percent Solution on May 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Halp me reed obamuh

blatantblue on May 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM

he has done this twice before on the FoxFlash podcast.

I’ve seen it.

It’s a running gag.

This is a major media-commentary-FAIL….

Drunk Report on May 28, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Ever notice that Steve Doocy always has that look on his face like he’s about to ask Gretchen Crlson to pull his finger? Of course, if he spent the entire program asking her to tug his exteded digit, it would still get higher ratings than anything on MSNBC.

radjah shelduck on May 28, 2010 at 6:29 PM

The three fill ins for Fox and Friends are all Obama lovers, uninformed and think they are the new young cool team….not

nondhimmie on May 28, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Nobody with half a brain can introduce themself as someone else and not catch it.

It’s a joke, son. A gag. A spoof on a goof.

Tennman on May 28, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Boy you said it! One of my favorite movies of all time is ‘The Jerk’ and she was SMOKIN’ throughout that movie… and that was 30+ years ago!

Ugly on May 28, 2010 at 7:08 PM

^^^

Meant for:

Bernadette Peters still lookin’ good though.

forest on May 28, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Ugly on May 28, 2010 at 7:09 PM

It’s a little bit OT but concerns the story at the end about the Virgin Mary painting. We going to start taking bets on how long it takes a Christian group to figure out that the best way to get results is threats of violence?

DFCtomm on May 28, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Wow, this is far worse than that Sestak thingy… yeah, let’s spend our time on this…

WordsMatter on May 28, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Could be he’s goofing on Rick Sanchez’s “Burgandy” moment.

http://dailycaller.com/2010/05/08/rick-sanchez-ad-libs-a-tease-video/

SaintGeorgeGentile on May 28, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I found this hilarious personally.

TheBlueSite on May 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM

OMG, Peters still looking good? No way. She looks (and sounds) like a demon monster! In fact, I got a little scared watching the middle segment.

TheBlueSite on May 28, 2010 at 9:01 PM

I think it’s surreally hilarious, since I have no idea who Steve Doocy is — and would’ve had no reason to disbelieve his claim if I’d seen this clip elsewhere.

I’m sure it’s a joke, but whether it’s a goof on “ad lib here” (I did see that one) or on this Doocy person’s lack of fan base (maybe it’s just me), I have no idea.

Also: Bernadette Peters, looking really good. I’ve loved her since Annie, and so glad she’s a shelter dog supporter.

Tanya on May 28, 2010 at 9:03 PM

I’m also vaguely amused at the people freaking out over the paintings of Mary with guns and hand grenades.

Some of my favorite people are over in Afghanistan right now, holding… guns and, possibly the occasional hand grenade. And they’re doing it to support your freedom to get all freaked out over a painting. Of someone you like, holding… something you like.

I don’t even understand my own people, sometimes.

Tanya on May 28, 2010 at 9:11 PM

He actually said “I see goosey.”

Narutoboy on May 28, 2010 at 5:10 PM

-
Smarter than Barry.

RalphyBoy on May 28, 2010 at 9:26 PM

When I woke up and these folks were on, I thought I had lost a day so I can believe they were joking around with the viewers who were confused.

Cindy Munford on May 28, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Yes, Clayton Morris jokes with a straight face. It was Friday. The regular crew, including Doocy, took the day off. I imagine they got more than a few emails asking “where is Steve Doocy?”. So he became Doocy. Just a theory from watching both Doocy and Morris over the years.

jakev on May 29, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Much ado about nothing!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on May 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM

I agree! We have the North, and South Korea on the road to implosion. We have sludge, and crud on the shores in the gulf. We have a liar for a President, head deep in corruption, and a country that’s falling apart, and this….THIS is what makes news, and anger?

capejasmine on May 29, 2010 at 9:16 AM

SaintGeorgeGentile on May 28, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I think you’re right. Funny stuff!

mtb on May 29, 2010 at 2:28 PM

This guy drives me nuts anyway. He is the epitome of pampered youth.

I haven’t been able to stomach him since he admitted he walked away from his house because it was underwater — on the advice of Donald Trump (no moral thing, The Donald said, mortgage is just a contract and sometimes you have to break them). Jeez.

Greyledge Gal on May 30, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Does no one else get the reference to “a story about being yourself” where someone is asked to substitute for someone else… and therefore chooses to BE that person?

I find it extremely droll. Well played, sir!

VekTor on May 30, 2010 at 2:01 AM