The funniest 10 blunders on Lebanese TV in 2015

The funniest 10 blunders on Lebanese TV in 2015
2 min read
20 Dec, 2015
Video: From anchors getting the giggles to hosts forgetting their guests' names, al-Araby al-Jadeed brings you 10 funny moments from Lebanese TV in 2015.
The news in Lebanon is often grim, but sometimes spontaneous moments provide comic relief [AFP]
2015 has not been Lebanon's year, which has seen so many crises that most Lebanese and Arabs eventually lost count.

The media did not fare better, with many assaults recorded this year against the press corps.

Still, there were a few comical moments on television in 2015, providing much needed relief. Without further ado, here are the funniest moments on Lebanese television this year.

Hysterical laughter

MTV's Mouna Saliba got a case of the giggles during her evening newscast, triggered by her colleague Fadi Shahwan sneazing in the studio. The fit of laughter lasted for just over 50 seconds, before she resumed the bulletin, apologising to the viewers.

'Allahu Akbar'

Like Saliba, Future TV's sports anchor Hiba Zaidan started laughing uncontrollably when her colleague Abbas Hassan cried 'God is great' comically as she was giving a sports update.

February gains extra days

LBC's Elise Farah, reading the weather report, gave a very accurate forecast for February 29 and February 30 this year. The only problem was those days did not exist on the calendar.

Camera keeps rolling

Future TV's Joelle Faddoul mistakenly thought the broadcast had switched to ads, and started to adjust her clothes and relaxing on her chair, before her colleague alerted her they were still live.

The coat quickly comes off

Al-Jadeed TV's Nawal Berri took off her coat live on the air as she was covering the aftermath of a suicide bombing in southern Beirut. Social media users were quick to make fun of her.

'Crowd surfing' on air

MTV's reporter Nakhleh Odeimeh, while covering a garbage crisis protest, was suddenly carried off by youths over their shoulders, before they started dancing as a crowd cheered.

'What's your name?'

Future TV host Salman Sari al-Din forgot the name of the guest on his show Beirut Talk, and in the end had to confess "I have forgotten your name sir". Awkward.

'Will you marry me?'

MTV's Jad al-Khatib, who hosts a segment on technology during a morning variety show, proposed live on air to his girlfriend Lea who was in the studio. Awh.

Friendly rivalry

Anchorwomen from rival networks Otv and MTV were pushing each other out of the way to get the best spot at the home of the Lebanese parliament speaker. Stay classy ladies.

The cold never bothered me anyway

Future TV's Ghida Jbeili could not stop complaining about how cold she was as she was reporting on Storm Zeina in Sawfar. Let it go, Ghida.