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I Love Lamp': Wis. News Anchor Falls for Teleprompter Prank on Live TV

"You got me!"

Teleprompters can be wonderful things. They're essential for delivering the news. But the tools of the trade are only as good a those who use them. And when those who use them turn them into a practical joke tool, we get viral video gold. And that's what happened on WGBA-TV in Green Bay, Wis. recently when the show's director decided to pull a prank on meteorologist Brian Niznansky.

After talking about a cat story with his co-anchor, Niznansky turned to the prompter and said, "In other news, uh, I love lamp."

It took him a minute to realize what just happened.

"What is-- what? Whoa. You got me!"

"Oh my God he totally fell for it!" his co-anchor shouted, she then explained that "Brian will read anything that's in the teleprompter:"

If you're unfamiliar with the movie "Anchorman," the prank and the quote come from that film [content warning for one mild curse word]:

As a side note. NBC26 is one of the stations I grew up watching. That's something to be proud of.

(H/T: TV Spy)

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