Sunday, May 14, 2006

My New Hero!

This just made my day: Moments before a scheduled on-air interview last week, a harried producer ran to the BBC's reception area to grab the interviewee and whisk him into the studio. Problem was, they didn't grab the expert -- they grabbed his cab driver, who happens to have a limited command of English. As the Daily Mail reports:
Baffled, but compliant, the driver was fitted with a microphone and allowed himself to be marched in to the studio. Cameras rolled, and he was quizzed live on air by consumer affairs correspondent Karen Bowerman - who missed the cabbie's panic-stricken expression when he realised he was being interviewed.
Watch the video -- it's hilarious. What I love -- besides the way this winsome chap gamely tries to play along -- is that, compared to other talking heads on television, he's not all that bad! I mean, who cares if he doesn't make any sense? I think he should consider a second career as a television commentator on a variety of subjects.


Anonymous Christian said...

Turns out he's not a cabbie after all, but someone who applied for a job at the BBC and was actually waiting for an interview. And an interview he got!

2:00 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

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8:25 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Ah, you're right, Christian.

More here from the BBC about it

I still adore the guy!

8:30 PM  

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