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Tripping Along The Ledge



Not sure why I find this so funny. Maybe it’s because, with most clangers, you understand what the person intended to say, even if came out a little garbled. In this instance though, I have no earthly idea of what was this man could possibly have been trying to say. Even Will Ferrell would have trouble delivering lines this absurd.

During a routine back-and-forth with his local weather guy last night, veteran New York news anchor Ernie Anastos observed (bizarrely) that, “It takes a tough man to make a tender forecast, Nick.”Looking rather bewildered, weatherman Nick Gregory replied, “I guess that’s me.” Without missing a beat, Anastos adds, “Well, keep fucking that chicken.”

The expression on the female co-anchor’s face says it all.

Watch the video here.

September 17th, 2009.

7 Responses to ““KEEP F***ING THAT CHICKEN!””

  1. Colin Says:

    I like his continued ranting “Hey look at you, hey, looking good out there, go go go !”

    You can hear his bug eyed co-anchor falter in her lines as she wonders if he’s slipping up or melting down.

  2. Peter81 Says:

    Was he drunk?

  3. Eoin Says:

    @ Peter – dunno, but apparently he has a history of saying bizarre things on air. Just nothing, presumably, as bizarre as “keep fucking that chicken.”

  4. Eoin Says:

    Actually, if you check out the latest edition Daily Show just gone online, Jon does a pretty fun bit about this.

    Claims he was just about to unveil “keep fucking that chicken” as his own signoff line, but Anastos beat him to it.

  5. Colin Says:

    Anastos strikes again. Came across it in top vids on youtube.

    Court tv Judge Pirro interrupted accidently to news feed.


    Let’s Bulge it, Baby !

  6. padraig Says:

    could he have possibly meant keep plucking that chicken?

    that’s a thing, right?

  7. Eoin Says:

    Possibly Padraig – in his apology he says he misspoke…

    Although “keep plucking that chicken” still makes absolutely no sense whatsoever!

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