Being a news anchor is a tough gig. Everything you do is live, leaving no room for errors. Also, the goddamn pancake makeup you wear on the air smothers your pores, so they're constantly screaming for help as you try to read the news soberly and solemnly, like a Greek statue slowly coming to life.
It's only those first two problems that result in some hilarious TV moments, though. Here are five recent news screw-ups that bewildered an unsuspecting viewing public.
5 Reporter Can't Stop Laughing (While Talking About Horrific Deaths)
Before Australian news presenter Natasha Exelby was supposed to read a particularly depressing news report, a studly Irish adventurer was interviewed by her co-anchor, who seemed intent on hooking the two up. Exelby played along, exchanging some quick flirty banter before laughingly announcing that the guy might just be a "lucky leprechaun." (Is that a euphemism for sex? We're not 100 percent sure how Australian slang works.)
He might get joey into the pouch. Yahoo Seriously, no joke.