11/04/2014 09:07 pm ET Updated Nov 04, 2014

Tom Brokaw's Phone Rings On Air During Midterm Results

It happens to the best of us, Tom.

While iconic newsman Tom Brokaw was discussing the Tuesday's midterm election results on MSNBC, a fire alarm-like sound began to blare. After a few moments of confusion, Brokaw realized the dreadful noise was actually his phone going off. Without missing a beat, though, he picked it up and pretended to be talking to his wife about grocery shopping.

"I will remember to bring home the milk," he quipped.

Watch the amusing exchange in the video above.