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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 182598 22-Oct-2015 18:07
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I haven't seen it posted on the web yet, but today Thursday the 22nd TV One news presenter Melissa Stokes was apparently pranked.

At the opening of NZ TV One midday, at noon, Melissa read these news item introductions off the teleprompter.

"More about the enduring argument: marmite, vegemite or potatoes chips on your toast."

[Melissa grimaces]

"And who said maths is boring. We’ll show a numbers genius, who digs monopoly..."

[Melissa grimaces again]

", and strip tease … I have a feeling this is not our news bulletin."

She seemed pretty angry the rest of the broadcast.

I noticed TV One has not posted the episode on the "on demand" web site.

If it wasn't a different channel, I'd guess it was Jono and Ben prank, messing with a news presenter.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 1411279 22-Oct-2015 18:16
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I saw something along those lines. Not a good look for tvnz. These types of pranks seem to be happening for ratings with different media outlets and 'comedy' programs. The radio also do them.

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  Reply # 1411357 22-Oct-2015 19:53
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I saw this today and couldn't work out why the words didn't go with the pictures.

Pity we haven't got a copy to post on You Tube


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  Reply # 1411427 22-Oct-2015 22:01
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Ask and you shall receive.

I doubt very much that it was a prank. Looks very much like someone stuffed up and loaded the wrong script onto the autocue.

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