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The worst on-air technical malfunction evah?

posted at 1:21 pm on February 21, 2014 by

For those of you who watch The Ed Morrissey Show, perhaps not — but at least my entire technical staff consists of me. For Chicago’s WGN, they may as well have had me as their technical staff:

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Okay, that was funny, but the hockey game is back on. #GoCanadaGo

CitizenEgg on February 21, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Is that Norah O’Donells sister?

BobMbx on February 21, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Keep the audio off… it’s more entertaining.

ExpressoBold on February 21, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Maybe they should try to create a healthcare website.

Galtian on February 21, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Not a technical malfunction. One of the new FCC monitors in the station decided that the news being broadcast was not appropriate and pulled the plug.

http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/02/20/fcc-monitors-your-news-komrade/

He just missed one. The appropriate people will be sent to remedial education.

Subotai Bahadur on February 21, 2014 at 2:53 PM

The guy in the background doing the mime elevator was priceless.

CurtZHP on February 21, 2014 at 2:58 PM

i love how they handled that. they just had fun instead of getting nervous and panicking! that was very, VERY funny!! :D

Sachiko on February 21, 2014 at 3:02 PM

I knew I’d seen those two before. Makes me wonder if they just do crazy stuff of purpose on a regular basis to get attention… Or…are they really just that bad?

dont taze me bro on February 21, 2014 at 3:02 PM

The clip seems to be missing above and at the webpage of origin.

Here’s an alternative link:

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/02/21/anchors-hold-up-funny-signs-during-technical-meltdown/20835265/

ShainS on February 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM

That’s nothing compared to our malfunction-in-chief who spews malswear every GD time he opens his venus flytrap.

Sherman1864 on February 21, 2014 at 7:43 PM

…it was cute

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

God love ‘em, how often do you get to have fun at your job?

Maddie on February 21, 2014 at 8:53 PM

I’m probably too cynical, but this feels like a hoax.

drewwerd on February 21, 2014 at 9:23 PM

They were better without the sound.

RadClown on February 22, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Appropriately enough, WGN formerly owned a baseball team that hasn’t made the World Series since 1945…

radjah shelduck on February 22, 2014 at 4:53 PM

WGN has the BEST morning show! Robin and Larry are always fun and Tom Skilling is the best weatherman.

Chitownmom on February 22, 2014 at 6:16 PM

The worst on-air technical malfunction evah?

Only if by “worst” you mean “most awesome”.

flipflop on February 23, 2014 at 10:32 AM

I’m probably too cynical, but this feels like a hoax.

drewwerd on February 21, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Yep–there’s no way a bunch of teleprompter addicted empty suits could manage to be that funny on cue. It was scripted.

ElectricPhase on February 23, 2014 at 11:49 AM

I think it is real. WGN, being a large local independent station here in Chicago, can afford to be loose during a technical glitch. The major network stations would have cut to last year’s WNBA finals or something.

segesta on February 24, 2014 at 8:23 AM