MINNEAPOLIS — Live TV is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you're going to get.
When reporters do standups in the wild, any number of things can happen to make their live report a little more "exciting" than planned.
Weather changes, animals may think your hair is a snack, and thoughtless people jump into shots thinking that they're funny (If you ever think about doing this, don't). It's all unpredictable. Even physical surroundings that look stable aren't, as you can see in this classic walk-and-talk that leaves a reporter in the drink.
It's stressful to be a field reporter.
So if you're lucky enough to report from the studio, it's easy to feel that nothing unpredictable is likely to happen. It's a controlled environment where many processes and people are in place to make sure everything runs smoothly.
But it's something that we count on and trust that often betrays reporters in the studio — technology.
Meteorologist Jennifer McDermed of Fox 9, which services Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, was recently betrayed by technology when the green screen took on a mind of its own.
First there's one Jennifer, then two, and soon there are infinite Jennifers repeating every move the meteorologist makes. But she's a pro and doesn't panic. Instead she can't stop laughing and turns the mishap into jokes.
It's both trippy and hilarious.
Click here to watch the video and experience the sensible chuckle this clip offers.