Have you ever seen those bloopers on television where something wacky, crazy or funny happens while a television reporter is on camera? I've seen a few, and some are pretty funny. For example a person may walk behind the reporter and make a funny face.

When the national networks decided to place their weekday morning teams on street level with huge windows so people on the street can see in, I immediately thought that was a bad idea. How long would it take for passers-by to stop and wave at the camera or make funny faces or hold up signs with whatever message they wanted to get out?

Well, it happened just as I thought. When I would watch these shows, I would constantly be distracted by the crazy people doing whenever in front of the window, and totally miss out on what the anchors where talking about. I haven't watched network TV morning shows in a while, so I'm not sure they still have full view of the street behind them.

But there are instances where stuff just happens on live television -- things beyond the control of the station's staff. Things that just happen unexpectedly. Here are two examples of that in the videos below. The first is from our good friends at WBNG-TV from Wednesday. Kaitlin Pearson was tossing the broadcast to a commercial break, and the feed from the top of the Security Mutual Building had a "visitor" -- the eight legged kind:

You have to give them credit, the whole crew played it relatively cool, or at least a lot cooler than most people when they see a spider. They could have yelled, they could have freaked out, but they didn't.

Although the crew at 12 News isn't the only upstate New York to have an unexpected visitor. Matt Mackie from News 10 in Albany was giving his weather forecast back in November 2020 and a bird strolled in front of the shot looking for its five minutes of fame:.

Maybe the bird was just trying to train to become a meteorologist one day?

[via Kaitlin Pearson WBNG-TV, News 10 Albany]

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