A news anchor’s misunderstanding of the word “canoodle” and what looked like an on-air proposition combined to leave a Vancouver, British Columbia TV news team giggling, blushing and stammering during a broadcast earlier this week.
CTV Vancouver Island anchor Andrew Johnson was ending a story in which a woman reminisced about an old lovers’ lane. She said, “A lot of guys would bring their girlfriends out and, you know, canoodle or whatever.”
Johnson attempted an awkward segue away from the story to the weather, asking weather host Astrid Braunschmidt if she’d like to “canoodle” a bit before she did the weather.
“We’re not going to be canoodling,” said Braunschmidt emphatically, making the international “warding-off” gesture with her arms, perhaps involuntarily. “What?”
Johnson looked confused. “Oh, I thought ‘canoodle’ meant ‘chat!’” he explained, but by then producers could be heard laughing off camera, Braunschmidt was standing with one hand on her hip and the other on her chin, looking at the floor while the weather-cast’s digital clouds raced by behind her head.
“You know what?” she said, looking up, “You just made the blooper reel. Good job, Andrew!”
Watch the video, embedded via YouTube, below: