Not everyone on television is a savvy, well-practiced professional. It’s a fact that is never more apparent than when the cameras are rolling live. The pressure and lack of flexibility when what’s happening on camera is going straight to air can be tremendous, and sometimes the results can be unintentionally hilarious. Case in point, video from a Bismarck, North Dakota NBC affiliate has gone viral, thanks to a rookie news anchor leading off his very first broadcast by accidentally swearing
, more than once, on the air. While A.J. Clemente’s slip-up was clearly unintended and wound up costing him his job, it also gained him a lot more attention than any well-run Bismarck news broadcast ever could have. It also brought to mind some other famous on-air incidents.