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28th Oct '17 4:55:57 PM Actua11y
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* Parodied in the Creator/WillFerrell movie ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', which included a news broadcast concluding with a water-skiing squirrel, and ongoing coverage ([[SeriousBusiness "Panda Watch"]]) of a pregnant panda at the San Diego Zoo. The climax of the movie takes place at the birth of the pandas. ''No one'', not even Veronica Corningstone, who is annoyed about being assigned to sappy human interest stories, questions the significance of this story, and none of hordes of journalists at the zoo that day notice when several people nearly die after jumping into the grizzly enclosure.

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* Parodied in the Creator/WillFerrell movie ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', which included a news broadcast concluding with a water-skiing squirrel, and ongoing coverage ([[SeriousBusiness "Panda Watch"]]) of a pregnant panda at the San Diego Zoo. The climax of the movie takes place at the birth of the pandas. ''No one'', not even Veronica Corningstone, who is annoyed about being assigned to sappy human interest stories, questions the significance of this story, and none of the hordes of journalists at the zoo that day notice when several people nearly die after jumping into the grizzly enclosure.



* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' refers to it as the "Moment of Zen" -- originally it was just a piece of unrelated footage, such as a man getting sat on by an elephant, but it has evolved over recent years and is now usually an extension of something covered in the main body of the show.

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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' refers to it as the "Moment of Zen" -- originally Zen"--originally it was just a piece of unrelated footage, such as a man getting sat on by an elephant, but it has evolved over recent years and is now usually an extension of something covered in the main body of the show.



* Parodied, as with most news tropes, in ''Series/TheDayToday''. One notable example has anchor Chris Morris begin to interview a woman who is organising a jam-making contest for charity... unfortunately, he doesn't turn off his usual 'hard-hitting-Jeremy-Paxman-asking-the-tough-questions' persona, reducing the poor woman to tears in the process.

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* Parodied, as with most news tropes, in ''Series/TheDayToday''. One notable example has anchor Chris Morris begin to interview a woman who is organising organizing a jam-making contest for charity... unfortunately, he doesn't turn off his usual 'hard-hitting-Jeremy-Paxman-asking-the-tough-questions' persona, reducing the poor woman to tears in the process.



* 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 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 Unfortunately, the newscast promptly switches gears to a baby panda or cute kitty, causing everyone to forget about his exploits. Subverted when the two new baby pandas are clearly fighting each other. People still find it cute.



* [[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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* [[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 losing it, including a totally new definition for "Eats, shoots, and leaves."
3rd Sep '17 9:26:31 AM CaptEquinox
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* Also on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann used to show these on ''[[CountdownWithKeithOlbermann Countdown]]'' fairly regularly, in about the middle of the show. He called them "sanity breaks".
12th Mar '17 1:39:32 PM nombretomado
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* A ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' letter was interrupted as it was getting too sexually stimulating and was replaced with a scene of a man with a stoat through his head.

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* A ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' letter was interrupted as it was getting too sexually stimulating and was replaced with a scene of a man with a stoat through his head.
4th Feb '17 11:47:30 PM Ccook1956
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* A ''MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' letter was interrupted as it was getting too sexually stimulating and was replaced with a scene of a man with a stoat through his head.
28th Oct '16 5:22:46 PM Jeduthun
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Compare with WorstNewsJudgmentEver, when the kicker preempts more serious news stories. Compare ''and'' contrast FilmAtEleven, when a serious news story is teased as though it's a kicker.

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Compare with WorstNewsJudgmentEver, when the kicker preempts more serious news stories. Compare ''and'' contrast FilmAtEleven, when a serious regular news story is teased as though it's a kicker.
28th Oct '16 5:18:19 PM Jeduthun
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Compare with WorstNewsJudgmentEver, when the kicker preempts more serious news stories.

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Compare with WorstNewsJudgmentEver, when the kicker preempts more serious news stories.
stories. Compare ''and'' contrast FilmAtEleven, when a serious news story is teased as though it's a kicker.
15th Oct '16 8:58:06 PM nombretomado
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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}}, Website/{{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.)
11th Oct '16 5:50:43 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:349:Animal segments will never jump the shark...\\

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[[caption-width-right:349:Animal segments will never jump {{jump the shark...shark}}...\\
5th Aug '16 5:47:22 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:349:Animal segments will never jump the shark...but the animals might.]]

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[[caption-width-right:349:Animal segments will never jump the shark...\\
but the animals might.]]
5th Aug '16 5:47:09 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:349:Animal segments will never jump the shark...but the animals might.]]
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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.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}}'' ''Touhou'' characters participate in a {{Manzai}} tournament.



* Parodied in the Creator/WillFerrell movie ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', which included a news broadcast concluding with a waterskiing squirrel, and ongoing coverage ([[SeriousBusiness "Panda Watch"]]) of a pregnant panda at the San Diego Zoo. The climax of the movie takes place at the birth of the pandas. ''No one'', not even Veronica Corningstone, who is annoyed about being assigned to sappy human interest stories, questions the significance of this story, and none of hordes of journalists at the zoo that day notice when several people nearly die after jumping into the grizzly enclosure.

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* Parodied in the Creator/WillFerrell movie ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'', which included a news broadcast concluding with a waterskiing water-skiing squirrel, and ongoing coverage ([[SeriousBusiness "Panda Watch"]]) of a pregnant panda at the San Diego Zoo. The climax of the movie takes place at the birth of the pandas. ''No one'', not even Veronica Corningstone, who is annoyed about being assigned to sappy human interest stories, questions the significance of this story, and none of hordes of journalists at the zoo that day notice when several people nearly die after jumping into the grizzly enclosure.



-->'''Vetinari:''' So... we have what the people are interested in, and human interest stories, which is what humans are interested in, and the public interest, which no one is interested in.
-->'''William:''' Except the public sir.
-->'''Vetinari:''' Which isn't the same as people and humans?
-->'''William:''' I think it's more complicated than that sir.

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-->'''Vetinari:''' So... we have what the people are interested in, and human interest stories, which is what humans are interested in, and the public interest, which no one is interested in. \n-->'''William:''' \\
'''William:'''
Except the public sir.
-->'''Vetinari:'''
sir.\\
'''Vetinari:'''
Which isn't the same as people and humans?
-->'''William:'''
humans?\\
'''William:'''
I think it's more complicated than that sir.



---> '''Kent Brockman:''' ''[serious tone]'' And the fluffy kitten played with that ball of string all through the night. ''[brightening up]'' On a lighter note, a Kwik-E-Mart clerk was brutally murdered last night.

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---> '''Kent Brockman:''' ''[serious tone]'' [''serious tone''] And the fluffy kitten played with that ball of string all through the night. ''[brightening up]'' [''brightening up''] On a lighter note, a Kwik-E-Mart clerk was brutally murdered last night.



* ''OsmosisJones'' had two microscopic reporters talk about animal crackers being shown in the digestive tract with the headline "'''Panda-monium!'''"

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* ''OsmosisJones'' ''WesternAnimation/OsmosisJones'' had two microscopic reporters talk about animal crackers being shown in the digestive tract with the headline "'''Panda-monium!'''"



* A newscast in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' had a segment with a waterskiing squirrel that was interrupted for breaking news about a bank robbery.

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* A newscast in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' had a segment with a waterskiing water-skiing squirrel that was interrupted for breaking news about a bank robbery.
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