Australian Newscast Goes Wrong: 'Lake Monster' Video
Karl Stefanovic Presides over Another Awkward Newscast
We look to Australia for fantastic newscasts, and Oz keeps on delivering, thanks to one-man show Karl Stefanovic.
Nine Network's Karl Stefanovic is like something out of a Christopher Guest film, and we mean that as a compliment. In this case, he's left to anchor a segment about a Queensland "lake monster", complete with Jaws-esque musical buildup.
Upon throwing to Paul Burt at Evandale Lake, though, we realize that we're watching a newscast about... a lake. Fair enough, it's a lake where someone may have seen a shark, but still. It's never a good sign when the giggles begin before the man on the scene even says anything.
It only gets worse when, given a chance to reel in the Lake Monster (?!), Burt catches a duck.
Stefanovic tries to get the studio to cut away from the duck-wrangling, but it's too late. What's a newscaster to do? Crack a lame joke, naturally.
Thank heavens for Karl Stefanovic, that's all we're saying. Oh, and apparently the duck was unharmed.