Movies and the world of television news never cross, save for a few classic moments like Anchorman and Network, but if there’s one thing that can bring all walks of life from all worlds together, it’s a good compilation of news bloopers. The year 2013 is coming to a close and with Anchorman 2 still fresh in our minds, we turn to the world of real life newscasters for one last laugh before 2014 is ushered in.
Someone mashed together the best news bloopers of 2013 and for the 365 days we had this calendar year, newsrooms around the world produced at least 30 minutes of hilarious material for us all to look back on on New Year’s Eve.
These videos are a little NSFW at sometimes, but that’s apparently what news is supposed to be — dirty, gritty and full of goats, monkeys and scantily clad women doing the weather.
Some of these moments are headline news, like the pilot naming incident after the San Francisco airport plane crash. Some of these moments are largely being seen for the first time but whatever poor newscaster who is included in this half hour of blooper bliss is forever immortalized in history.
They may not be thankful in that regard for the internet but we are, so here’s to a 2013 full of news bloopers and a 2014 we hope contains more Anchorman style mess ups and less actual Anchorman on our local news.