Did Your New Year’s Suck?
Well it didn’t suck as bad as these guys. Possibly the worst live event coverage ever.
This clip shows a montage of “highlights,” filled with abrupt cuts, throwing to nobody, unintentionally live microphones, inability to know/care if it was midnight and pretty much every other error that could have made it live on the air. Hosted by Jamie Kennedy, and former MTV Canada host Jessi Cruickshank, it was an epic disaster that unfolded live on LA indie station KDOC.
Peple who did not show up that were supposed to: Mario Lopez, Eva Longoria, Joey Lawrence and Jennifer Love Hewitt
At one point, the show interviews one of Hugh Hefner‘s ex-girlfriends holding a Carl’s Jr. cheeseburger because the burger chain sponsored this awesomeness.
Macy Gray sounded stoned as hell and didn’t know what time it was.
On multiple occasions, Kennedy and/or the show’s producers ask on a hot mic whether the show is currently live (by the way, it was) while liberally peppering in some profanity for the sake of it. The first few seconds of one return from commercial break began with Kennedy on-stage looking around confusedly while off-camera voices asked “Where’s my stage manager?” and declared: “Don’t fucking give me shit.”
The control room couldn’t seem to figure out how to press the right buttons and so interviews were cut off mid-sentence, camera shots sometimes never changed, random Carl’s Jr. ads ran during the middle of broadcast, and a video of Jamie Kennedy at a comedy club took about 10 seconds to load.
One random woman in the crowd figured out how to read teleprompter behind co-host Stu Stone and mimicked his read for an entire two minutes. Sheer brilliance.
Some guy dropped a big ol’ “motherfucker” live on-air.
Oh hey, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony seemingly missing the memo about “not cursing on air,” because… umm… they cursed. A lot.
Kennedy tries his best at hitting on a drunk black woman: “You should go white, because it’ll keep your vagina very tight.” Also on-air.
The show ends with a fight on-stage behind the hosts… and then silence as the credits roll. Awesome.
By the way up and coming video people, this is probably an example of what not to do.