When the local news screws up, everyone laughs because live TV is hard and these kind of things are bound to happen. But a new mash-up of Halloween bloopers from local news has a distinctly different feel.
Most of the mishaps are inflicted by co-workers who are looking to have a laugh at the expense of on-air talent. Everyone likes to play some jokes on co-workers, but doing it on live TV is definitely upping the ante. It appears to be a tradition so ingrained at some networks that you can tell the specter of getting pranked wears on some of the talent. For instance, the broadcaster at the 10:36 mark who can't stop looking over her shoulder because she's clearly been pranked on past Halloween broadcasts. This Halloween was not an exception.