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Video: The Michael Bay meltdown at CES

posted at 9:15 am on January 7, 2014 by

Evidently we’ve found the one guy on earth who depends more heavily on the ‘prompter than Obama does.

What on earth happened here?

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That’s surprising. I thought Michael Bay was used to working without a script. See what I did there?

Doughboy on January 7, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Human Michael Bay turns out to do human things. He was clearly nervous even at the start. I’d say there is really nothing to see here.

LaughterJones on January 7, 2014 at 9:25 AM

They should have seen this coming. Have they seen his films? He’s not exactly big on dialog. It worked out okay though because Megan Fox came out and bent over the TV.

Rocks on January 7, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Brain freeze. Couldn’t do it off the cuff, panicked, said screw it I’m Michael Bay and walked out.

WitchDoctor on January 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM

That was weird. Good thing what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas or this would go viral…

What?

Fallon on January 7, 2014 at 10:52 AM

God damn it! Maverick’s disengaging.

ElectricPhase on January 7, 2014 at 10:54 AM

“Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES,” Bay explained in a post on his personal blog. “I was about to speak for Samsung for this awesome Curved 105-inch UHD TV. I rarely lend my name to any products, but this one is just stellar. I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP’s intro line and then the teleprompter got lost. Then the prompter went up and down – then I walked off. I guess live shows aren’t my thing.”

Ya think?

Fallon on January 7, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Good thing he doesn’t make his living on the other side of the camera.

flipflop on January 7, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Everyone cannot be good or perfect at all things. Guess it’s time for him to take a speech 101 course.

Imrahil on January 7, 2014 at 11:59 AM

“The curve…how do you think it will impact how viewers’ experience your movies?” – Need a teleprompter for that? Ha. Come on man, just wing it!

nextgen_repub on January 7, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Choomed?

Shy Guy on January 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Throwing the prompter operator under the bus – - when it’s obvious that Bay doesn’t know how to read lines off a TelePrompTer. He was complaining about the text “jumping up and down” when he stepped on the Samsung guy’s opening and then didn’t bother reading the screen.

Uh, the text “jumps up and down” when the prompter op is trying to get the speaker’s attention to say, “Dude – read THIS part right here!”

Worst thing is that the prompter operator will probably be fired because Michael Bay didn’t bother to rehearse.

DarthBrooks on January 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Why does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies?

Red Cloud on January 7, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Why does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies?

Red Cloud on January 7, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Probably because they make money. The man has had only one genuine box office bomb(The Island) in his career which is coming up on 20 years.

Doughboy on January 7, 2014 at 1:16 PM

After seeing this, I am in awe of how 0 keeps it together when his teleprompter turns on him. He is just flat out awesome.

tommer74 on January 7, 2014 at 1:20 PM

I don’t blame Michael Bay. I have a hard time coming up with a reason I would want a 105-inch TV in my family room as well.

MagnaPhallix knows how to sell a TV

The Schaef on January 7, 2014 at 2:42 PM

That’s surprising. I thought Michael Bay was used to working without a script. See what I did there?

Doughboy on January 7, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Awesome!

snoopicus on January 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Legalize marijuana yo.

Murphy9 on January 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM

because Megan Fox came out and bent over the TV.

Rocks on January 7, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Where? I didn’t see Fox in that video.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 7, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Nothing is more heartfelt and genuine than reading your raison d’être from a teleprompter and going blank when the thing crashes.

conservative pilgrim on January 7, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I almost couldn’t get through that. It made my stomach hurt. Poor guy.

Kensington on January 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Behold, a hollywood liberal forced to think for himself for the first time.

Dollayo on January 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

He creates visual worlds that are so beyond everyone’s normal life experiences. He gets to dream for a living. He takes people on an emotional ride. haha

Dollayo on January 7, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Big shot thought he could just show up for a gig, read and cash a check. Maybe run through the script once or twice next time, eh.

Ronnie on January 8, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Who the heck is Michael Bay?

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2014 at 1:59 AM

Visionary.

Tsar of Earth on January 8, 2014 at 2:11 PM