Gotta Watch: Anchors and animals
An anchorman teases a weatherman with a large spider and scares his co-worker out of the studio.
September 2nd, 2011
10:47 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Anchors and animals

Broadcast journalists are seasoned professionals, but even they can get unnerved, especially when animals are involved. You've gotta watch how nature tackles television personalities with tons of humor.

Tarantula tantrum – An Indianapolis weatherman is distracted from his forecast when the anchor teases him with a large tarantula. Watch him defend his response even as he considers leaving the studio.
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Is that a snake in your pants? – Why yes, yes it is. A python gets up close and personal with one meteorologist, slithering itself down his pants. Find out how many people it takes to unhinge this serpent from its unusual hiding place.
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A not-so killer toad – It begins as wonder and awe, but quickly turns into fear and hysteria. Watch Larry King's young sons react to a toad brought on the set.
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Filed under: Animals • Gotta Watch • Showbiz • Snakes • TV
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  1. Jordan scene

    My favorite bloopers have been the anchors trying to find homes for cats, then the cat spazzes out and attacks the

    September 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timm

      I also love that video, I told my wife that is one of the videos i want shown at my funeral.

      September 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I love those, too, Jordan scene.
    Those cats have a hissy fit!

    September 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Californian

    "Dude, that thing shoots hair at you and has things...". How do these people get jobs? There are plenty of unemployed J- school grads around.

    Tarantulas are harmless, gentle, beautiful creatures. Calm down.

    Why has that hyper, dopey Jack Hanna been allowed to harass animals for all these years? Just listening to him makes me nervous and tense, so it's no wonder the animals he drags in front of the cameras freak. He's cruel.

    September 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • bindiboi

      Couldn't agree more, I have two Tarantulas, but the guy said, "Fangs" not "things". I have always wondered what the appeal of Hanna is. He has no personality and usually doesn't even know anything about the animal he is presenting.

      September 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TheTruth72

    I love the video where a lizard jumps on a reporter and he freaks out and stumbles and falls down.

    September 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. el_danno

    I like the ones that all have the same f***ing ad at the front.

    September 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. NOT-EVERYTHING-IS-PLANNED

    Tv isnt the place to bring wild animals, the way things have been going should open up peoples eyes. Man is always guessing the next move and has clearly overstepped his boundries. Just look back at whats been going on with exotic animals, there have been reports of deadly attacks and i guess the lady that kept a monkey that nearly shewed her face off isnt big enough eye opener or warning. You be the JUDGE!

    September 3, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jerry Meadows

    Crazy crawdad soup wall 2 wall. Wish they had video links of meteorological space asses and elephants mining anti-gravity dark matter campains. Lol not.

    September 5, 2011 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
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