by Will Conley
We swear on all the graves of all our ancestors that the videos in this post will make you laugh.
On August 17, 2011 the revered and dignified CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper completely broke down in a fit of giggles during a live broadcast of the Anderson Cooper 360 news show. The stimulus: his own pun-laden script about French actor Gerard Depardieu’s recent performance art piece Man Intentionally Pissing in Airplane Aisle While Airplane Taxis on Runway.
Cooper regressed to an earlier stage of his personal maturation halfway through the grade school humor news piece, giggling sporadically despite his best efforts, and mostly regained his professional composure by the end.
We laughed right along with him. There is something so contagious about people laughing in situations when they are firmly expected to not laugh at all. That must be why we love video clips of television news anchors just letting go and losing it.
In the spirit of Anderson Cooper’s less evolved side, we present to you our lucky seven favorite videos of news anchors from around the world, cracking up over stupid things.
Note: We fully realize this has been done before — compiling funny videos of news anchors — but we find that way too many of them are just plain uncomfortable. We’re not here to look at stuff that makes our stomachs turn somersaults and our conscience attack our minds with pitchforks. No. These videos are just good, clean fun. For a change. (Don’t worry, we won’t make a habit of it.)
First, we go to Germany…