Oz news team pays homage to Carry On
'Long stabby thing' – ooooh, matron
An Oz morning TV team has out-innuendoed itself with an exchange worthy of the best (or worst) of Carry On.
With a couple of minutes to fill before the 6.30am news bulletin on Channel Nine's Today show, hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson got the ball rolling with a bit of banter about how best to defend yourself and your family from intruders.
Newsreader Georgie Gardner then chipped in her contribution, before reporter Ben Fordham concluded with advice on how to beat off unwanted visitors with a golf club:
Stefanovic is a bit of a local hero in the Lucky Country, and his performance following an apparently heavy night at the Australian TV industry's Logie Awards back in 2009 prompted much glee from a rival channel:
Stefanovic subsequently apologised for not being at his best.
On the other hand, Adelaide's Ten News at 5 newsreader, Belinda Heggen, was certainly at her best last Monday when she fired this barbed remark at sports chap Mark Aiston:
Thanks to Liam Teeboon for the tip-off.
Re: And for those of us behind restrictive firewalls
Try this, most of the choice bits are spelled out: http://reg.cx/1MRb
And for those of us behind restrictive firewalls
Any chance of a transcript?
Anon, as my boss would probably rather I not be on this site while at work
Kind of a bitch, I think!
Him: 'Am surprised something so small could cause so much interest'
Her: 'Well you would know about that, wouldn't you?'
Completely unprompted, it seems - though without seeing his reaction hard to tell if it was a friendly jibe or a mean one. She didn't seem to smile too much after, either.
I was left thinking 'Oh, snap! (Yes, I did think that) - where did *that* come from!'