"I Love Lamp" Anchorman prank pulled on live TV
A TV weatherman was left red-faced after falling for a prank inspired by the Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman.
Brian Niznanskyhad been doing his stint on the NBC affiliate WGBA when he suddenly blurted out the seemingly bizarre line "I love lamp!"
It turned out the director had slipped the lighting loving line (uttered by Steve Carell in the film) into his teleprompter notes.
So if Niznanskyhad didn't already have a reputation for blindly reading his teleprompter without thinking, he does now.