Funniest TV News Fails

Funniest TV News Fails

– You’ve heard of fake news, but have you heard of mistake news? – Let’s talk about that. (upbeat electronic music) – Good Mythical Morning. – First off, in darkly
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to play a game about news, specifically those times
when the news graphics were either wrong or
completely ridiculous. It’s time for… ♪ Can you believe these graphics ♪ ♪ That were on the news ♪ ♪ You can try to guess the answer ♪ ♪ But you might lose ♪ (Link sings) – Yeah. – You know who sings that? – You, man. – Me, that’s right. (laughing) – Fake news. – Okay. Uh, Link, what I’m going to do is I’m going to show you a news graphic, a chyron is what we call it in the biz. – I love chyrons. – And, there’s something either, somebody made a mistake or it’s just a ridiculous story. – Okay, yeah. – Either way it’s gonna be crazy. And you have to guess
using multiple choice which was the thing that
was actually on the screen. If you get four of these right, you get to give a weather report on IGTV. – I love weather manning. – IGTV’s not a new television station, it’s just Instagram TV. – That’s okay. – Don’t get too excited. – Is there a green screen involved? – Uh, yes. And if you don’t get four right, guess who does get to
give the weather report? – Still me. – Tall Boy. Okay, here we go. Here’s the first one. – And now the weather from Tall Boy. – Here’s the first graphic. – [Link] Okay. New at 10 – PB&J
Sandwiches, question mark, question mark, question mark? – What’s under the question mark, Link? Is it, A) Code for drugs? B) Trying too hard? Or C) Are they racist? – Code for drugs… Anything can be co-opted
as the code for drugs. – Uh-huh, well that
should give you a clue. – Not racist. I think it’s trying too hard. That sandwich isn’t, but I know some who have. B. – Link, you’re trying too hard because the answer is C) Are they racist? – [Link] What? – Yeah, I just remembered
that the PB&J sandwich is not anywhere nearly as racist as the kale, kale, and kale sandwich. (crew laughing) – Kale, kale, and kale. – Kale, kale, kale. – Oh, okay, okay, I got it, all right. K-K, I get it, kale, kale. – I made a KKK joke, you know… (crew laughing) One a year. Okay, here we go. Here’s the next one. – Dr. Russell: Girls
more likely to have… What? – What are girls more likely to have? – According to Dr. Russell. – A) Hateful little minds, B) Ice-cream headaches, C) Gym class excuses? – So which one is Dr. Russell? The woman or the guy, ’cause, that’s gonna, I
don’t know if that’ll help. – You know what, no, I, well, you know what, I’m
not gonna say anything other than the fact that the woman looks like she’s in a news studio and the man looks like he’s
in front of a weird wall at his home. – Good point. I’m looking at Dr. Russell’s face and I’m thinking… (laughing) Hateful little minds, which is the craziest one, but hey, this is the internet. – Link, you’re in sync with Dr. Russell, yes! It’s hateful little minds. Also be sure to check
out Hateful Little Minds premiering this fall on the CW. (laughing) – Dr. Russell. – I’m especially fond of that one. Okay, here’s another one. Markie Ashby, not blank, not blank. This is channel two. What is Channel Two Katu
saying Markie Ashby is not? A) Not wearing any pants, B) Not going to die, C) Not good on camera? (crew laughing) C’s not a joke, it could be an answer. But it is kinda funny because some of these might be funny. – Yeah. – Don’t overthink it. – The chyron person could’ve
made that as a joke, not good on camera. I’m gonna go with, I’m gonna with not good on camera. – Okay, well the answer is
A) Not wearing any pants. And here’s the– – Tilt down please. – I don’t think they can do
that, it’s a still image. And here’s another Markie
who’s not wearing any pants. (crew laughing) – Okay, I remember that ad. – Again, one picture of Mark Wahlberg in his Calvin Klein’s, a year. Yeah. (crew laughing) – Feel it, feel it. – There it was. Came quite early this year. – Feel the vibrations. – All right, here’s another one. Here’s another one. – [Link] Wife stabs husband with, what? Look at her face. – [Rhett] Yeah, really look. Try to look into that woman’s eyes. – She did not feel good
about what she did. – Yeah, look at that
crooked smile, smirk thing that’s happening. – All right. – And guess what she
stabbed her husband with. What does it say? A) Legos, B) Squirrel, (laughing) or C) Dinner? – Okay, you could make a, some sort of, a knife with Legos, I guess. – Yep. – You could freeze a squirrel in a configuration, and if it’s pointing– – Oh, frozen squirrel. – So that it could then be stabbable. But I do think that
they had an altercation over the dinner. Lots of fights happen over dinner and then what do you pick up to stab with? The dinner, C. – Actually Link, it’s B) Squirrel. (laughing) That is the face of a woman who has stabbed her
husband with a squirrel. – I’m sorry, it was the
only thing available. – Can’t believe it actually worked. – I’d like to meet this squirrel. – Yeah. That woman sounds nuts. – I don’t wanna meet her. (crew laughing) – Here’s another one. We’ve got a burning
structure of some kind. – Okay. – What does it say underneath
the horrendous fire? A) School kids get day off, B) Have a great day! Or C) Home prices dropping! – Specifically this one. Oh gosh. – It depends on your
insurance policy actually. – Man, nobody wins with this, but someone definitely gets fired, no matter what the answer is. This is tough. I’m gonna guess school kids get day off. And this is a mix up. – Wrong, Link. It’s have a great day! – Have a great day? – Yes. – I mean, if your house
isn’t burning down, you have nothing to complain about. – Well to clarify this was
actually a broadcast in hell so this was a great day. – Oh. – Well, Link, you’re not doing too hot. – There’s still hope. – Yeah, you’ve for three more. – Just need to news anchor myself. – Take a look at this guy. – [Link] Okay. Robert Nelson. – That’s Robert Nelson, what does it say under Robert Nelson? – Okay. – Is he A) A cool kid, B) A vape teen, or C) Adopted? – Okay, all of the above. Is that an option? – No. – Vape teen. I said it out loud, so
I guess it’s my answer, vape teen. Why not? I have nothing to go on, Rhett. – Can’t you look at Robert Nelson and tell he’s a cool kid, Link. Look at, he’s got, he’s layered. – [Link] No. – [Rhett] He’s layered. – [Link] Oh, he is layered. – [Rhett] You know? – [Link] Okay. – Kids that age, if you’re
layering at that age, you’re a cool kid. That’s what I always say. – Layered Hamilton, that’s what, that’s what his nickname is, like the surfer. – But incidentally, he is also a vape teen and he is adopted. You were right. – Don’t vape, not cool. – And, breaking news, Link. This round is twos-worthy– – Oh, well I need it. – Meaning it’s worth two points. But you still gotta get both
of these last questions right. – Yes, okay. – To be the weatherman. – All right. – [Rhett] Take a look at
this man, John Levesque. – [Link] It says 41 degrees on the left, 52 degrees now, so it’s gonna
get colder tomorrow night. – Oh, get ready. (crew laughing) Okay, what interesting
thing are they telling us about John Levesque? A) Won’t eat his vegetables, B) Not Kevin James, Or C) Had to go home and shower. – Okay, see, it’s somebody
having fun with chyrons, no matter what the answer is here, this is someone in the studio and this is their last day and they’re going out with a bang. – Okay. – That’s my theory. – All right, okay. – So what’s the funniest
one that someone who worked at a news studio could come up with? – Okay, so you lowered your
standards a little bit. – Yeah, right, and I would say, not Kevin James for two points. – Link, you sure? – What about had to go home and shower? Now that you revealed it. – Yes, it’s had to go home and shower. Incidentally that is Kevin James, but the answer was had
to go home and shower. – Dang it. – Link, you know what. Because you’re my buddy, I’m gonna let this one
be worth three points. – Yes, thank you. – So you can get those four points. – Come on. – I believe in you. I want you to do the weather because I know you like it so much. – I love weather giving. – Here’s the last news image. We got a dog. – Gosh, look at those
shoulders on that dog. It’s boof! – Okay. What’s underneath this dog’s picture? A) Nosey neighbor, B) What’s for dinner? Or C) Sexual predator? – Not sexual predator, that’s too funny. (crew laughing) Slash inappropriate. Nosey neighbor makes little to no sense. But what’s for dinner could work under any news story, I think. – That’s, yeah, you’re right. – Just try it. Next time you’re watching
the news, just like, I’m going with what’s for dinner? – For the win, but actually the loss. It’s sexual predator. – Sexual predator. – Yes, that little
dog’s a sexual predator. He likes it rough. (crew laughing) Link, unfortunately, I gave
you all the chances I could but I’m gonna have to, Tall Boy’s gonna have to do
the weather report on IGTV. So be looking out for that on
the rhettandlink Instagram. – Can I control the green screen? – I dunno. We’ll have to talk to someone about that. But thank you for liking,
commenting, and subscribing. – You know what. Time for dinner. (crew laughing) – I’m Donovan from Northern Indiana and I have the Book of Mythicality here. And I decided to put my
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