There’s a Blooper Reel From This Morning’s Announcement
Who knew that saying just a handful of quick lines about joining the morning show would be so difficult? I certainly didn't. As you can tell by the fact that I'm barely featured in the blooper reel. I'm like Jack Nicholson or Clint Eastwood in that respect. I nail it on the first take. Sam? I don't think she's gonna get a call from Lorne Michaels anytime soon, let's just go with that. I mean, see for yourself:
The blooper reel is twice as long as the actual video. And I know for a fact there are more bloopers that aren't featured because of some... let's say "choice" words that were said. When Ben and I came back later that night to shoot the "Arriving at work" scenes (a little behind-the-scenes magic there), he asked "is this going to take three hours to shoot like it did earlier?" I said "Nah, Sam isn't here." To which he shot back "Oh, so it'll only take like 10 minutes, cool."
Needless to say, we had a lot of fun shooting this, and we're going to have a lot of fun together each and every morning. She's a welcome addition to the morning show. We'll just have to keep reminding her that it's live, and there are no second takes. Or third takes. Or 50th takes.
In case you missed the video announcement this morning: