Nobody can blame KDOC, an independent TV station based out of Orange County that broadcasts in Los Angeles, for wanting to do a live New Year's Eve show. What they can be blamed for, however, is the astounding level of technical incompetence that happened while they were live on the air.
And it was beautiful.
The clip above shows a montage of "highlights," filled with abrupt cuts, throwing to nobody, unintentionally live microphones, inability to know/care if it was midnight and pretty much every other error that could have made it live on the air. It was like Tim & Eric -- or maybe a junior high school AV club -- was hired to produce an extravagant party with Jamie Kennedy, Macy Gray and Shannon Elizabeth as the star attractions (in case you were wondering if this was set up for success).
Warning, the clip includes some NSFW language, courtesy Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and also from errant producers who didn't know their mics were live. Yeah, it was that kind of night.
Blossoming video production nerds: Study hard.
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Stand at the top next time.
There must be more to this.
Dramatic British Facepalm
Wait for the end.
Don't Leave Map Editors Unattended
Because they will be messed with.
Quick Power Nap
Sleep deprivation can have that effect.
Really Didn't Need To Know That
Thanks for letting us know, though.
Rodney Stanger is the most cunning of criminals.
Ice vs. Weatherman
Ice always wins.
In His Defense, He's Completely Insane
We have no words.
Snowball In The Face
Whoever threw that had some pretty good aim.
A Common MIx-Up
She got there in the end.
A What Job?
Don't worry, he said it won't happen again.
New Airline Snack
Think of all those who are allergic.
Ice vs. Weatherman II
Ice is 2-0 so far.
Hard To Say
Give her a break, Shep.
Something Else On His Mind
"The Internet, what they're going to do with this one!"
This Is What It's All About
He's good at snowball fights.
Some great ad-libbing there.
In her defense that guy is a big arsehole.
Vasectomies Are Hilarious
The cameraman even got involved in this one.
Good story, guys.
Might want to stand farther to the side of the road.
Ah, the infamous grape crushing fall.
BBC's Horrible Secret
But he finally sheds light on the story.
At least they're mature about it.
We'd actually rather she didn't elaborate on that.
At least the kids were having fun.
He Was In A Rush
It was quicker than walking all the way around the camera.
A quick map edit takes care of it, though.
And Nancy Grace isn't happy about it.
Was this planned? We don't really care.
Alcohol And Live Television Mix Well
At least he made the report more interesting.
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