Hmmm...didn't see the spot, but Chateau Elan (the winery) is just down the road from us. Of course, I'm no longer welcome there after the unfortunate chablis incident.
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They way she fell made it look like she might have broken an arm. But the sounds she made and the "I can't breath" made me think she'd just knocked the wind out of herself. Those are the sounds I'd expect a kid to make in the same situation.
We felt it important to address the concerns many have had for the FOX reporter that fell from a wooden platform here on property. This occurred 7 years ago, and we want to assure you the woman is fine. Her fall was the result of the platform being filmed from the back instead of the front where hand-rails are provided. Safety is of great concern to us, and no similar incident has occurred before or since.
Everyone at work is giving me the oddest look, but damn that's hysterical. It's definitely worth it to try to figure out which of those links will work.
I'm a little mixed up as far as who was who though. Was it the anchor who fell, or the person being interviewed? And who was the one complaining that it was "disgusting?" I wouldn't assume the anchor would say that, but then again, why would the person doing an interview for the winery say that either?
I think I analyze everything to death. But back to my original point: damn that was funny.
What amazes me the most about the clip is how long they sit on the shot, with the photographer just standing there, shooting the empty platform.
I.E., everyone in the control room was asleep (which is understandable, especially if this was an early morning show), and everyone in the studio was chatting away and not paying any attention (which tends to happen during uninteresting and dull color stories that abound during later segments of local morning shows).
Here's my recreation (gleaned from five years of large-market live local TV production):
Everything seems to be going smashingly boring, when Whatzerface falls down and starts growling.
The photographer, in an amazing moment of clarity, chose not to follow the falling reporter, just in case her injury was graphic or disturbing, and expected the director to cut away immediately and kill the audio feed. Which didn't happen, because of the above reasons.
Then, at some point, SOMEONE who was paying at least a little attention to the show (probably the master control operator), get on the intercom and said, "WHATZERFACE JUST FELL DOWN!"
At which the producer would look up from the eBay page she was absentmindedly searching on her control room terminal and say to no one in particular, "OH MY GOD!"
The director would then catch a glance at the program monitor, and frantically yelp, "UH, READY CAMERA TWO, STUDIO STAND 'EM BY, CUE 'EM, TAKE TWO, TAKE TWO!!!"
The technical director (the person pushing the buttons) and the chyron operator (the guy that does all the graphics) would then probably realize by the panicky screams of the director that something was wrong and sit up attententively at their stations and put worried looks on their faces as if they had been paying attention the whole time.
Meanwhile, in the studio, the camera operators, upon hearing the director yelling through the intercom, would scramble back to their cameras, frantically adjust their shots, someone would scream "STANDBY!" and then everyone would point to the confused anchors, who were too busy gossiping about the news director's alleged affair with the traffic manager to have any idea what the hell just happened.
Then finally the technical director punches up camera two, the tally light flips on and the anchors are on-screen with dumb looks on their faces, and the producer whispers in their ear with the tiny earphone (which are called internal feedback devices for some reason) that whatzerface fell down and they need to go to commercial.
And the whole deal only takes like eight seconds.
Boy, that really takes me back.
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The Red and the Green Stamps
None of the links work for me. Is there another link? Or could anybody tell me the name of the video, so I can look it up with Google?
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They said they'd stop stomping grapes after a certain time-something about how much could be stomped and a contest is mentioned while they do it-and then she says some little joke and starts stomping fast for a few seconds. And eventually goes for a fall over. Whee!!!
I read somewhere that this was something like 7 years old. But dang! It looked like it hurt. Falling from such a height would do some sort of damage.
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Haven't seen the video, but heard the story and the sound from another Philly radiostation (WMGK) today. The screaming sounded like a cross between Tammy Faye Baker and a bloodhound. I was reminded of the I Love Lucy grape stomping episode.
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