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18th Jun '16 2:50:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Now lost to the annals of broadcasting, the stars and script aligned for one day at MSNBC in 2007. The day featured ongoing commentary about a policy speech by Vice President Dick Cheney. By some miracle, this was always placed in rotation right after a story about Chinese zookeepers using panda-porn to induce mating in their charges. Every hour on the hour another seasoned anchor was reduced to giggle-fits trying to segue from one to the other.
** 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.]]
* [[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."
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* Now lost to the annals of broadcasting, the stars and script aligned for one day at MSNBC in 2007. The day featured ongoing commentary about a policy speech by Vice President Dick Cheney. By some miracle, this was always placed in rotation right after a story about Chinese zookeepers using panda-porn to induce mating in their charges. Every hour on the hour another seasoned anchor was reduced to giggle-fits trying to segue from one to the other.
** 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.]]
* [[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."
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16th Jun '16 11:32:21 AM Wymar
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* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' has a segment where you play a news correspondent reporting on location. One of the items you can report on is a dog. If you choose it, the anchor will say "I can just imagine the headline now: ''A DOG EXISTS SOMEWHERE!''".

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* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' has a segment where you play a news correspondent reporting on location. One of the items you can report on is a dog. If you choose it, the anchor will say "I can just imagine the headline now: ''A DOG EXISTS SOMEWHERE!''". Subverted when the dog turns out to be [[spoiler:a bomb]].



* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck, having a big ego, gets a big boost whenever a newscaster talks about a crime he solved. Unfortunately the newscast promptly switches gears to a baby panda or cute kitty, causing everyone to forget about his exploits.
** Subverted slightly when the two new baby pandas are clearly fighting each other. People still find it cute.

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* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck, having a big ego, gets a big boost whenever a newscaster talks about a crime he solved. Unfortunately the newscast promptly switches gears to a baby panda or cute kitty, causing everyone to forget about his exploits.
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exploits. Subverted slightly when the two new baby pandas are clearly fighting each other. People still find it cute.
5th Jun '16 3:46:21 PM nombretomado
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* The episode "Girth" of ''PushingDaisies'' concluded a CoincidentalBroadcast with "Next up: Kittens On Parade!"

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* The episode "Girth" of ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' concluded a CoincidentalBroadcast with "Next up: Kittens On Parade!"
26th May '16 6:51:07 AM CrankyStorming
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* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' has a segment where you play a news correspondent reporting on location. One of the items you can report on is a dog. If you choose it, the anchor will say "I can just imagine the headline now: ''A DOG EXISTS SOMEWHERE!''".
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12th May '16 3:10:31 PM Midna
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->''"Still, on a gloomy Sunday morning not a bad thing to finish on, pandas"''

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->''"Still, on a gloomy Sunday morning morning, not a bad thing to finish on, pandas"''pandas."''
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.
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