And thanks for the actual quote that late Charles Rocket said about who shot JR. After that series he was out of the job as a series regular.
No big loss, to be sure. My cat is funnier than he ever was.
I wonder what other slip-ups live TV can do nowadays?
If it's live, it's ripe for a blooper. Although, nowadays nothing is really "live" because the FCC is cracking down on even unplanned, spontaneous profanity. If you're doing a live shot somewhere and a passerby looks at the camera and shouts an obscenity, that could be 5 or 6-digit dollar fine, even though there is no way to control that sort of thing. So everyone is on delay now. What's funny is when all three major news channels (CNN, MSNBC, Fox) are covering an event like a press conference, and if you flip back and forth, they are all out of sync with each other on this supposedly "live" remote, cos they are all using different delays.
I don't care about profanity (to me, there are no inherently "dirty" words -- just words that have been randomly designated as dirty by people who can't deal with reality). What is far more offensive to me is the mangling of the English language that takes place by supposedly educated news anchors and reporters. You can't watch more than an hour of CNN or its ilk without hearing at least a couple of words (that any 8th grader should know) horribly mispronounced. And when they don't do that, they just make up words. When the hell did "effort" become a verb? ("We are efforting to get him on the phone...") What -- "making an effort" is too wordy now? And when did "white supremacist" become "white supremist?" Three syllables too many to deal with, so we'll just arbitrarily drop one?
(You have to forgive me.....I'm about to turn 50 and am plunging headlong into the "cranky old guy" phase of my life....)