Monday Morning Humor: Broken News

Monday Morning Humor: Broken News August 6, 2012

Have you ever felt like the reporters you watch on TV aren’t really telling us much of anything? The British, with their strange sense of humor, had a short-lived television series featuring nothing but fake “news” broadcasts (with interruptions for pointless advertisements) that was meant to poke fun at what real “broken news” sometimes feels like. Here’s my favorite clip, featuring the gifted and inimitable Benedict Cumberbatch as our intrepid reporter, here reporting on an outbreak of the dreaded tomato flu in Athens:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz1PSrNNn70?rel=0&w=560&h=315
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  • Phil on Southern Gospel

    “The British, with their strange sense of humor” – funny we’d say the same thing about your American sense of humour! 😉

  • K. Payne

    If this guy isn’t a politician, he needs to be. The only thing I’m sure of is that the fat lady, with or without the glasses, is supposed to come out of that door and sing. I think.

  • Ha! Sometimes I think your sense of humor is funnier though… in a strange way of course. 😉

  • Down this ramp you can see here behind me here… (don’t forget that bit, very significant)

  • That’s hilarious. Love it. 🙂

  • I love me some Benedict Cumberbatch. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂

  • Oh, and I also love how it starts breaking up right at the moment when Doctor Apostononopolos (sp?) is finally going to make his statement. 😀

  • marywrightt

    I love British humor!! Thanks for posting, this is hillarious!

  • You’re welcome! I think this series will be a success. 🙂

  • J.D Sumner had a remarkably “northern irish” sense of humour. That’s different from the usual british sense of humour. But J.D’s extremely dry wit is a staple part of the northern irish brand of humour.

  • Now I’m a little less familiar with the specifically northern Irish brand of humor as distinguished from “British.” Are you saying it’s even drier? Ironic given the Northern Irish fondness for their drink. 😆 (Sorry, bad pun, couldn’t resist.)

  • Lydia

    Somebody shd. do a word count on “indeed,” “Francis,” and other contentless words he uses. 🙂

  • I love it when he says at the end “Down this ramp which you can see here behind me here.” 😀