Live breakfast television can take all kinds of twists and turns.
When adding an interview to the mix, it’s a formula that can result in the most awkward and entertaining segment to simultaneously start your day and make you feel better about all those times you thought people were talking to you when they were actually on the phone.
There are a number of reasons live morning interviews can go wrong. Firstly, it’s early, so some guests might not have properly switched on yet. Secondly, if crossing to overseas talent, there’s always a delay, which can result in the inevitable talking over each other, and thirdly, some guests from across the pond just might not… get it.
But as it all crashes and burns, all viewers can do at home is watch it all unfold, unable to look away, wondering if the cast ever feel envious of the Cash Cow hidden in their giant cow costume away from the utter cringe of it all.
Ahh, the beauty of live television.
Here, we unpack six infamous morning television interviews that make us feel lucky we work behind a computer screen.
Excuse us while we Google if you can die from second-hand embarrassment.
Kristin Davis on Sunrise.
Who could forget the curly wig of doom Samantha Armytage donned during a Sex and the City skit that went horribly, horribly wrong?
The year was 2016, and try as we might, we just can't erase it from our minds.
Davis – an activist and UNHCR Ambassador – was in Sydney to speak about her work with refugees when much to her horror, Samantha tossed her a script to re-enact a scene from Sex and the City, which at this point, had wrapped a whole 12 years prior.