History Main / YetAnotherBabyPanda

2nd Apr '16 4:11:30 PM Dravencour
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Part of a NewsBroadcast, usually the last segment, in which clips of stories involving footage of [[Literature/HarryPotter waterskiing budgies]], squirrels adopted by mother dogs, [[CatUpATree cats rescued by firemen]], [[InvertedTrope firemen rescued by cats]], or otherwise [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter crowd-pleasing cute'n'sappy animals]] are shown to boost [[RatingsStunt ratings]]. In the event of a lack of fuzzy critters, the [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged Special Olympics]] or [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter large litters of human babies can sometimes fill this role]]. Often (incorrectly) referred to as [[HumanInterestStory "Human Interest" stories]], despite the general lack of anything interesting (or human).

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Part of a NewsBroadcast, usually the last segment, in which clips of stories involving footage of [[Literature/HarryPotter waterskiing budgies]], squirrels adopted by mother dogs, [[CatUpATree cats rescued by firemen]], [[InvertedTrope firemen rescued by cats]], or otherwise [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter crowd-pleasing cute'n'sappy cute 'n' sappy animals]] are shown to boost [[RatingsStunt ratings]]. In the event of a lack of fuzzy critters, the [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged Special Olympics]] or [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter large litters of human babies can sometimes fill this role]]. Often (incorrectly) referred to as [[HumanInterestStory "Human Interest" stories]], despite the general lack of anything interesting (or human).
8th Mar '16 3:11:04 PM Jeduthun
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Compare with WorstNewsJudgmentEver.

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Compare with WorstNewsJudgmentEver.
WorstNewsJudgmentEver, when the kicker preempts more serious news stories.
4th Mar '16 2:32:18 PM MsChibi
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Part of a NewsBroadcast, usually the last segment, in which clips of stories involving footage of [[Literature/HarryPotter waterskiing budgies]], squirrels adopted by mother dogs, [[CatUpATree cats rescued by firemen]], [[InvertedTrope firemen rescued by cats]], or otherwise [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter crowd-pleasing cute'n'sappy animals]] are shown to boost [[RatingsStunt ratings]]. In the event of a lack of fuzzy critters, the Special Olympics or large litters of human babies can sometimes fill this role. Often (incorrectly) referred to as [[HumanInterestStory "Human Interest" stories]], despite the general lack of anything interesting (or human).

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Part of a NewsBroadcast, usually the last segment, in which clips of stories involving footage of [[Literature/HarryPotter waterskiing budgies]], squirrels adopted by mother dogs, [[CatUpATree cats rescued by firemen]], [[InvertedTrope firemen rescued by cats]], or otherwise [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter crowd-pleasing cute'n'sappy animals]] are shown to boost [[RatingsStunt ratings]]. In the event of a lack of fuzzy critters, the [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged Special Olympics Olympics]] or [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter large litters of human babies can sometimes fill this role.role]]. Often (incorrectly) referred to as [[HumanInterestStory "Human Interest" stories]], despite the general lack of anything interesting (or human).
18th Jan '16 1:12:16 PM AgProv
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In Britain known as an "And finally", after the catchphrase of Creator/TrevorMcDonald. An older in-house name for the practice named the newsroom comedy series ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey''; ITV News At Ten went through a long period of ending on a cliffhanger story about a Spanish village ritual, where a live donkey was fated to be dropped from a very high church tower. The feelgood factor was engendered by the Spanish animal welfare people stepping in on behalf of the donkey following sustained international condemnation.

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In Britain known as an "And finally", after the catchphrase of Creator/TrevorMcDonald. An older in-house name for the practice named the newsroom comedy series ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey''; ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey''. ITV News At Ten went through a long period of ending on a cliffhanger story about a Spanish village ritual, where a live donkey was fated to be dropped from a very high church tower. The feelgood factor was engendered by the Spanish animal welfare people stepping in on behalf of the donkey donkey, following sustained international condemnation.


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* Comedy series ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'', set in a TV station's newsroom and following the bitter bitching and infighting between its clashing egos, was named after an alternative reference to this practice.
18th Jan '16 1:08:36 PM AgProv
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In Britain known as an "And finally", after the catchphrase of Creator/TrevorMcDonald.

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In Britain known as an "And finally", after the catchphrase of Creator/TrevorMcDonald.
Creator/TrevorMcDonald. An older in-house name for the practice named the newsroom comedy series ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey''; ITV News At Ten went through a long period of ending on a cliffhanger story about a Spanish village ritual, where a live donkey was fated to be dropped from a very high church tower. The feelgood factor was engendered by the Spanish animal welfare people stepping in on behalf of the donkey following sustained international condemnation.
17th Jan '16 2:43:58 AM lefton4ya
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Wang_and_Funi Wang Wang and Funi]] are a couple in a zoo in Australia, that have not successfully mated after even after being together for years. But during the 36 hour mating period each year, newscasters love to report on it because it combines Yet Another Baby Panda with SexSells. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzCrdFqCr6g This newscast]] had a lot off double-entendres both intentional and unintentional with the newscasters loosing it, including a totally new definition for "Eats, shoots, and leaves."
23rd Dec '15 3:46:13 PM WillKeaton
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* Stories of this type routinely appear on Drew Curtis' {{Fark}}, usually with a variation on the tagline "[[SarcasmMode Ugly-ass]] baby [[MadLibsCatchPhrase [noun] born in [place] ]]." (The more "ugly-ass" the description, the more [[TastesLikeDiabetes pancreas-killingly adorable]] said baby critter will be.)

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* Stories of this type routinely appear on Drew Curtis' {{Fark}}, usually with a variation on the tagline "[[SarcasmMode Ugly-ass]] baby [[MadLibsCatchPhrase [noun] born in [place] ]].[place]]]." (The more "ugly-ass" the description, the more [[TastesLikeDiabetes pancreas-killingly adorable]] said baby critter will be.)



** MSNBC [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-26-2004/squirrelly-situation have had bad luck in the past with this]].
* We Germans don't mention [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knut_%28polar_bear%29 Knut]]. See also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flocke Flocke]]. [[BearsAreBadNews Knut ain't cute anymore,]] which probably explains why all the coverage of him has dropped off. Or maybe it's because he died.
* The two Chinese pandas coming to a Belgian zoo and all the news coverage thereof, including a visit by the Chinese president. You'd almost forget it is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda_diplomacy diplomatic trick]].

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** MSNBC [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-26-2004/squirrelly-situation have had bad luck in the past with this]].
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* We Germans don't mention [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knut_%28polar_bear%29 Knut]]. Knut.]] See also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flocke Flocke]]. Flocke.]] [[BearsAreBadNews Knut ain't cute anymore,]] which probably explains why all the coverage of him has dropped off. Or maybe it's because he died.
* The two Chinese pandas coming to a Belgian zoo and all the news coverage thereof, including a visit by the Chinese president. You'd almost forget it is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda_diplomacy diplomatic trick]].trick.]]
23rd Dec '15 3:45:12 PM WillKeaton
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* Parodied in the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwSxQWEVmQg Wind Girl]]" entry of the 3rd ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} [[FanFic/TouhouM1GrandPrix M-1 Grand Prix]]'', a series of animated FanVid skits where the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters participate in a {{Manzai}} tournament.

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* Parodied in the "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwSxQWEVmQg Wind Girl]]" "Wind Girl"]] entry of the 3rd ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} [[FanFic/TouhouM1GrandPrix M-1 Grand Prix]]'', a series of animated FanVid skits where the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters participate in a {{Manzai}} tournament.
11th Dec '15 4:43:54 PM Kitchen90
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In Britain known as an "And finally", after the catchphrase of [[Creator/SirTrevorMacDonald Sir Trevor [=MacDonald=]]].

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In Britain known as an "And finally", after the catchphrase of [[Creator/SirTrevorMacDonald Sir Trevor [=MacDonald=]]].
Creator/TrevorMcDonald.
28th Nov '15 1:27:21 PM FF32
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* A news show from a ''SpongebobSquarepants'' episode plays with this: behind the newscaster is an ordinary picture of perfectly safe kittens, though she says, "And there were no survivors."
* A newscast in an episode of ''WordGirl'' had a segment with a waterskiing squirrel that was interrupted for breaking news about a bank robbery.

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* A news show from a ''SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode plays with this: behind the newscaster is an ordinary picture of perfectly safe kittens, though she says, "And there were no survivors."
* A newscast in an episode of ''WordGirl'' ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' had a segment with a waterskiing squirrel that was interrupted for breaking news about a bank robbery.
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