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. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/black-box/

    September 2, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Mike to tell you the truth son i dont know what you are doin w ith these post of yours But if people treat you as i do you dont get any response

    September 2, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat2u

    The perfect animal to pair these news anchors with would be the jacka$$ since that is how most of them act.

    September 2, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. SteveN

    Geez, they just got through describing all the POISONOUS PARTS of the thing. Why should it be surprising that he recoiled from it?

    September 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    @ Banasy. My weenie feels funny. Will you check it for me?

    September 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT (pit bull trainer)

    i use to catch wolfspiders and put them in the teachers desk...

    September 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT (super conductor magnet maker and space explorer)

    the only animal that needs to go on an anchor is a cat.. i hate cats...
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    why do i have to keep my dog on a leash when the cats can roam free and pee on my camaro and scratch it up..
    .
    luckly i have under ground fense,, so i put some cat food out in the drive way... and when a cat stray cat comes around i open the door and let my pitbull out to help keep the pet population under control...

    September 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shaker

      jerk

      September 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      i also sell swamp land in florida... would you like to buy some?

      September 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ling chow

    Cats taste berry berry guud. Excerrent in many chinee dishes.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Oh. You're making fun of Chinese accents. At first I thought you were making fun of Strawberry Shortcake, so I was going to post a reply about the Smurfs.

      September 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Ewwww.
    I HATE tarantulas!

    @bobcat2u:
    Lmao! So true!

    September 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. michaelfury

    And who could forget the inimitable Dan Rather?

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/as-the-crow-flies/

    September 2, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @Philip

    Shut up. Please. I beg of you. Just be quiet. Shhhh. Oh, and go away. Far, far away. So far away that you can't get an internet signal. Or better yet, just expire gracefully. Or awkwardly, your choice. Thank you.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Anomic Office Drone

    I love watching Letterman with animals. He and Jack Hannah always coax a few laughs out of me.

    September 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • PETA

      Jack Hanna is worse than Hitler. He is enslaving and abusing animals for his own amusement.

      September 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Krusty the Clown

    So why do they call this a urine monkey?

    September 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cult of Personality

    Awwww....What an ADORABLY CUTE TARANTULA and PYTHON... ROFLMAO...

    September 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jdurand

    The snake in the pants one is absolutely hilarious.

    "I bet you never knew!" I laughed.

    September 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
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