Brian Williams' "Nightly News" Fire Alarm

  • Aired:  11/30/11
  •  | Views: 88,103

Former volunteer fireman Brian Williams sets an example for the kids by staying on prompter through a fire alarm. (4:42)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

LAST NIGHT RIGHT AFTER WE TAPED

THE SHOW LAST NIGHT I'M IN MY

OFFICE THROWING DOWN LUNCHABLES

TWO-PACK.

YOU KNOW.

[ LAUGHTER ]

IT'S MY ROUTINE AND I'M WATCHING

THE NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH BRIAN

WILLIAMS.

EVEN BETWEEN BITES OF GEE

METRICKICLY PER SIS BITES OF LSH

LET'S CALL IT HAMMISH.

I SEE THIS.

>> THIS IS NBC NIGHTLY NEWS

ABOUT BRIAN WILLIAMS.

>> GOOD EVENING PERHAPS IT'S

BECAUSE OF ITS NAMES.

FOR ALL THE BANKRUPTCIES WE'VE

COVERED IN THIS GRIM U.S.

ECONOMY

[ SIREN ]

YOU'LL FORGIVE US WE HAVE A FIRE

ALARM ANNOUNCEMENT GOING ON IN

THE STUDIO.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: NO, I WILL NOT FORGIVE

YOU.

I DO NOT TUNE IN TO THE NUMBER

ONE NATIONAL NEWSCAST TO HAVE MY

CURRENT EVENTS INTERRUPTED WITH

TECHNICAL HIGH JINX.

WILLIAMS?

YOU WILL DELIVER CONCISE

SUMMARIES OF THE DAY'S EVENTS IN

A SLICK DIGESTIBLE YET BLANDLY

PRODUCED PACKAGE, MUCH LIKE

LUNCHABLES.

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND YOU WILL DO IT EVERY DAY OF

EVERY YEAR FOREVER.

WELCOME TO HELL, WILLIAMS.

BY THE WAY, BACK IN NEW JERSEY,

WEREN'T YOU A VOLUNTEER FIREMAN?

FIRE ALARM GOES OFF IN YOUR

STUDIO AND YOUR EXAMPLE TO THE

KIDS IS STAY ON PROMPTER?

[ LAUGHTER ]

HEY, KIDS WHEN FACED WITH A FIRE

STOP, DROP AND BE HAND SOME.

NO!

I'M SURE THEY STRAIGHTENED IT

OUT.

>> WHILE STAYING IN THE AIR

THOUGH PERHAPS NOT SOMETHING

SPECIAL ANYMORE

[ SIREN ]

AGAIN, WE HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT

GOING ON IN THE STUDIO

WE SHOULD ADVISE THE VIEWIERS

THERE'S NO DANGER US TO.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: SEE I'M GOING TO

(bleep) KILL SOMEONE SMILE.

I'VE SEEN THAT SMILE.

CLEARLY THIS IS NBC NEWS WORST

MID BROADCAST CALAMITY SINCE

THAT ALPACA ATTACKED TOM BROKAW.

SORRY COULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GET

PERUVIAN HAIRBALL OFF MY DESK.

IT'S BITING MY --

[ LAUGHTER ]

STILL, STILL, KUDOS TO BRIAN

WILLIAMS FOR TAKING A FRANKLY

ANNOYING SITUATION IN STRIDE ALL

THE WAY TO THE COMMERCIAL BREAK.

I'M SURE THEY FINALLY FIXED THAT

ALERT.

>> FRIDAY 10:00, 9:00 CENTRAL ON

ABC.

>> AS WE CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH A

FIRE ALARM THAT IS STUCK WE

PRESS ON NONETHELESS WITH

TONIGHT AS BROADCAST.

THAT MEANS WE'RE BACK WITH THE

LATEST INSTALLMENT IN OUR SERIES

OF REPORTS

[ SIREN ]

THE WAR NEXT DOOR

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: HE'S NOT EVEN

PRETENDING ANYMORE.

HE IS JUST LIKE --

[ LAUGHTER ]

I WILL LET EVERYONE IN THIS

BUILDING BURN.

YOU KNOW WHO I FEEL BAD FOR THE

AUDIENCE AT HOME FOR NBC NIGHTLY

NEWS THE HIGH PITCHED INCESSANT

NOISE MUST HAVE DONE TERRIBLE

DAMAGE TO THE HEARING AIDS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

SERIOUSLY WILLIAMS, NBC NIGHTLY

NEWS IS LIKE A CENTRUM SILVER

DELIVERY SYSTEM.

[ LAUGHTER ]

ANYWAY IN OTHER NEWS NEWT

GINGRICH

[ SIREN ]

OH, FOR -- OH, THIS BETTER NOT

BE WHAT I THINK IT IS

[ SIREN ]

[ SIREN ]

>> ARE YOU TRYING TO DO A SHOW,

JON?

>> Jon: JUST RIGHT THROUGHOUT

TRYING TO TAO A SHOW AND I WOULD

APPRECIATE IT IF YOU --

>> NOT SO FUNNY IS IT, FUNNYMAN?

[ SIREN ]

DON'T YOU HAVE A -- YOU WERE

JUST SAYING --

[ SIREN ]

>> Jon: DON'T YOU HAVE A SHOW

TO DO?

>> I HAVE A SHOW TO DO, JON.

WE CALL IT ADDRESSING THE

NATION.

WHY DON'T I GO DO IT.

WILLIAMS OUT.

>> Jon: DO,

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