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5th Aug '16 5:47:22 AM Willbyr
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5th Aug '16 5:47:09 AM Willbyr
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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.
2nd Aug '16 9:52:06 AM Willbyr
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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 animals]] are shown to boost [[RatingsStunt ratings]].{{ratings|Stunt}}. 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).



24th Jul '16 2:40:58 PM nombretomado
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* BillBailey references this in his stand-up shows ("The crab that e-mails the coastguard on the impending tidal wave...") and claims that England has become so pathetic that they work as the kicker on foreign news broadcasts ("...et finalement: les anglais!")

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* BillBailey Music/BillBailey references this in his stand-up shows ("The crab that e-mails the coastguard on the impending tidal wave...") and claims that England has become so pathetic that they work as the kicker on foreign news broadcasts ("...et finalement: les anglais!")
19th Jul '16 8:25:40 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''CBS News Sunday Morning'' always ends with a "Moment of Nature", sometimes just scenery but often including animal footage.
10th Jul '16 4:56:12 PM eroock
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** Spoofed in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E4TreehouseOfHorrorIX "Treehouse of Horror IX]]:

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** Spoofed in [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E4TreehouseOfHorrorIX "Treehouse of Horror IX]]:IX"]]:
10th Jul '16 4:55:47 PM eroock
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** Spoofed in one of the Hallowe'en specials:

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** Spoofed in one [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E4TreehouseOfHorrorIX "Treehouse of the Hallowe'en specials:Horror IX]]:
10th Jul '16 4:18:53 PM eroock
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** One episode has Bart and Lisa becoming reporters at their school news station. When Bart records a series of highly successful (and highly insubstantial) "human-interest" stories, Lisa tries to compete with him by doing a story on (among other things) the "Crazy Cat Lady." It doesn't go well. Then she tries a train story, standing next to some railroad tracks: "The old Union Pacific doesn't come by here much anymore..." Cue heavily labelled 'Union Pacific' train going by [[OverlyLongGag for a very long time]]. Followed by [[RuleOfFunny another attack from the Crazy Cat Lady.]]

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** One episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E21GirlyEdition "Girly Edition"]] has Bart and Lisa becoming reporters at their school news station. When Bart records a series of highly successful (and highly insubstantial) "human-interest" stories, Lisa tries to compete with him by doing a story on (among other things) the "Crazy Cat Lady." It doesn't go well. Then she tries a train story, standing next to some railroad tracks: "The old Union Pacific doesn't come by here much anymore..." Cue heavily labelled 'Union Pacific' train going by [[OverlyLongGag for a very long time]]. Followed by [[RuleOfFunny another attack from the Crazy Cat Lady.]]
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.
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