Out Takes - the little mistakes famous folk would like to forget?
We all make that little verbal slip, the twist of phrase that sounds
all right before it slips from your lips. Well TV and Radio folks have
their slips broadcast to millions and recorded for posterity! Here's a few
from the UK!
- "Liz Taylor is recovering in hospital after having had a benign
tuna removed from just behind her right ear."
- Capital Radio, London
- Peter Snow: "In a sense, Deng Xiaoping's death was
inevitable, wasn't it?"
- Expert: "Yes."
- TV Channel 4 News
- As Phil De Glanville said, each game is unique, and this one is no
different to any other."
- John Sleightholme, BBC1
- Shoemaker: "Sometimes we use French leather."
- John Eley: "Where do you get that from?"
- Shoemaker: "France!"
- BBC Radio Suffolk
- You weigh up the pros and cons and try to put them in chronological
- Dave Bassett, BBC Radio 5 Live
- Shane Ritchie: "What's your name?"
- Contestant: "Eva."
- Shane Ritchie: "Short for?"
- Contestant: "Eva."
- ITV (Shane Ritchie is an ex-UK games show host now appeariung in East
- If England are going to win this match, they're going to have to
score a goal."
- Jimmy Hill (soccer commentator), BBC TV
- Fern Brittain: "So you're a schoolteacher. And what sort of
children do you teach?"
- Contestant: "Schoolchildren."
- BBC 2
- "You could hear everyone's eyebrows going higher and higher into
- BBC Radio 1
- Beethoven, Kurtag, Charles Ives, Debussy - four very different names."
- Presenter, BBC Proms, Radio 3
- "It's like learning to play golf. Just when you think you've
cracked it, they move the goal posts."
- Adrian Love, Southern Counties Radio
- "Cystitis is a living death, it really is. Nobody ever talks
about it, but if I was faced with a choice between having my arms removed
and getting cystitis, I'd wave good-bye to my arms quite happily."
- Louise Wener (of Sleeper) in Q Magazine
- "...an idea someone picks up and runs with, only to find they've
painted themselves into a corner."
- British Labour Party Spokesperson, BBC1
- Grand National winning jockey Mick Fitzgerald: "Sex is
an anti-climax after that!"
- Desmond Lynam: "Well, you gave the horse a wonderful
ride, everyone saw that."
- "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks
on the field."
- Metro Radio
- "Morcelli has the four fastest 1500-metre times ever. And all
those times are at 1500 metres."
- David Coleman, BBC1
- Listener: "My most embarrassing moment was when my
artificial leg fell off at the altar on my wedding day."
- Simon Fanshawe: "How awful! Do you still have an
- Talk Radio Interview.
- "So did you see which train crashed into which train first?"
- 15-year-old: "No, they both ran into each other at the
- BBC Radio 4
- "The lack of money is evident but you've got 12,000 volunteers
who'll break their back to make sure it's a success."
- ITV's Today Program (on the Paralympics)
- Presenter [to palaeontologist]: "So what would happen if
you mated the woolly mammoth with, say, an elephant?"
- Guest: "Well in the same way that a horse and a donkey
produce a mule, we'd get a sort of half-mammoth.
- Presenter: "So it'd be like some sort of hairy gorilla?"
- Guest: "Er, yes, but elephant shaped, and with tusks."
- Greater London Radio
- Kilroy-Silk: "Did you mean to get pregnant?"
- Girl: "No. It was a cock-up."
- Kilroy-Silk a morning chat show host, ITV
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