Even the news and media industry is working from home now, but that doesn’t mean that they’re excused from the mishaps that happen on air. After all, there’s no room for second takes when your reporting live. Check out this week’s most WTF moments that were captured on live TV:
A catfight, literally
— (@nikkibigornia) May 15, 2020
We’ve seen a fair share of unexpected cameos in clips of reporters working from home and this one just tops the cake. While reporting for “DZMM Teleradyo”, Doris Bigornia is interrupted by a fight between her cats. Props to her though, she kept her cool! The veteran reporter is still going viral that news sites abroad have featured the scene-stealing catfight too. They did say goodbye in the end:
— (@nikkibigornia) May 14, 2020
Even varieety shows have also gone online! On his segment “Tutok to Win”, Wowowin host Willie Revillame calls lucky winners who send their numbers to the show’s pages. However, this call took an unexpected turn. Kuya Wil, dapat kasi nagpakilala ka muna!
“Sorry, you do not have enough load”
It seems like Kuya Will wanted to make the most out of his “Tutok to Win” segment by calling more winners but his phone didn’t allow it because he didn’t have enough load. What makes this clip funnier is that he first thought that it was the callers who didn’t have load before realizing that it was on his end. It must’ve been a horror for the production team and especially for Kuya Will. Na-feel namin stress niya.
“It only takes one person to change your mood.”
Let our response be: SANA ALL!
Harry Roque x Joseph Morong pic.twitter.com/TXypZJLqkT
— Deo Mariano Enalpe 🇵🇭 (@deoenalpe_phl) May 19, 2020
During a live broadcast, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque scolded a reporter for writing an inaccurate article (the reporter didn’t write the said article, which only reported Roque’s actual words). Right after that, GMA Reporter Joseph Morong asked Roque to “relax”, lightening the mood. For a brief moment, Roque was smiling, until Morong asked Roque to clarify the quote that had allegedly been taken out of context.
Sino nga ba si Dianne?
The Senate has also adopted the remote work setup. At their usual Monday hearing, senators ran into an unexpected “technical difficulty”, when Sen. Cynthia Villar was caught calling for a certain “Dianne” without muting her mic, causing the senators on the call to break into laughter. “I move that Dianne be recognized, Mr. President,” Senator Sonny Angara quipped. And we have to agree — let us recognize this mysterious Dianne. Is she a staff member? Is she living with the Senator? We want answers.
President Duterte goes on a sound trip
— Joseph Morong (@Joseph_Morong) May 19, 2020
No, this isn’t edited footage.
President Duterte addressed the nation on Tuesday evening for his 8th weekly report on the government’s efforts to contain the virus. At first, it was just like his other addresses, stuffed with his usual rants. But then he caught us off-guard when he asked for a song to be played, saying that it captured his emotions during this crisis. The internet wasn’t having any of it and made their own remixes and memes:
That’s why it looked familiar pic.twitter.com/OMmot2DfM5
— Mañatita (@thysz) May 19, 2020
President Frank Ocean…?
K-Pop fans trend “#GMAAapologize”
— Joseph Reyes Dominguez (@realmejoseph) May 20, 2020
K-pop fans were distraught this week as Dispatch released news that the “97 Liners” or BTS’ Jungkook, Seventeen’s Mingyu, NCT’s Jaehyun, and ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo met in Itaewon a week before the “super spreader” incident in Seoul. The entertainment companies of the idols all confirmed the news and have assured that the boys aren’t sick and have been tested. However, many still remained concerned as they continued with their activities without going on quarantine.
GMA reported the news and Pinoy K-pop fans soon demanded an apology. They claimed that the news network didn’t do thorough research on the issue and even mistook NCT Jaehyun as a member of NCT Dream. Fans also explained in a tweet:
— JK ⁷ (@_ggukie) May 20, 2020
Another DZMM cameo
Here’s a relative oldie that’s still a goodie. While reporting live for Ted Failon’s Failon Ngayon, reporter Johnson Manabat was interrupted by an unexpected guest: his son! To his credit, the reporter tried his best to stay composed, but these things do happen on video calls.
What are some of your favorite moments caught on live TV? Share with us below!