If we’ve learned anything from live television over the years, it’s to always be mindful that people are always watching and the mics are always hot. New York City meteorologist Chris Cimino apparently didn’t realize his mic was still on when “Today” show host Al Roker cut to him for Thursday’s forecast.
Cimino was heard saying:
“It’s just a weird f—ing thing, it’s just strange. Um, but I think if I didn’t do that, I wouldn’t have allowed myself.”
His mic was abruptly cut off and the sound went silent for the next 20 seconds before the screen cut back to Roker at the roundtable. Cimino has yet to speak out about the blunder, but an NBC spokesperson said of the slip up,
“[It] was inappropriate, unacceptable and has been addressed. We apologize to our viewers.”
Whew, Channel 4. Check it out in the clip above.