TV Anchorman Asks Coworker to 'Canoodle' Live on Air (Video)
The CTV Vancouver Island news anchor has became a viral video sensation after he accidentally propositioned his co-worker, weather host Astrid Braunschmidt, to canoodle live on air.
The television station had just aired a story about a town on Vancouver Island where couples used to come to “canoodle” — an old-timey word which technically means “kiss amorously,” which the kids may refer to as “making out” (although, there is probably some text abbreviation now).
After the story package had ended, Johnson was transitioning over to the weather, when he proposed that he and Braunschmidt could "canoodle".
“It’s time now for a full look at your forecast with Astrid. Maybe we can canoodle before you get into it,” Johnson said with a grin, which almost immediately turned to a grimace when he realized what he said.
“We’re not going to be canoodling,” Braunschmidt replied coolly.
“What?” she added, confused, perhaps not understanding how flattered she should have been to be asked out by a man with hair and a jawline like Johnson.
As coworkers began laughing off-screen, Johnson leaped to defend his reputation, saying “I thought canoodle meant chat.”
Johnson, ashamed of his public rejection, ends the clip asking to “get me off camera".
Braunschmidt, who is married with two boys, tweeted about having to tell the boys why she suddenly received fame. "Well...our boys, 5 & 10, now know the meaning of #canoodle. I thought I had a few years to explain. guess not.#parentingandtheinternet101"