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Reporter's on-air blooper made him the butt of morning show jokes

Reporter Gets Stuck In Mud During Segment


An NBC 5 reporter based in Texas got himself into a sticky situation.

KXAS's Jeff Smith was attempting to demonstrate just how low the water levels were at a local lake in Texas. Let's just say it didn't go as planned.

Looking down below the dock at the lake floor, which Smith thought was solid ground, Smith said "This should all be water." Smith then jumps onto the 'sold ground' only to immediately sink and become stuck in several feet of mud.

After briefly panicking, he collected himself and smiled -- then decided to stay put for another report before the team's photographer helps him wiggle free.

Though he was physically unharmed, his 'action reporting' became the butt of several morning show jokes, including one from the NBC crew, who rightly claimed that Smith 'stuck the landing.'

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bbwiththeo May 05 2014 at 1:41 PM

Reporters are the most ridiculously stupid people among us, which is why they are so easily deceived by democrats, the second-most ridiculously stupid people among us.

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bigred8690 May 05 2014 at 5:44 PM

In a society where more and more people have college degrees, local tv stations still narrate their newscasts as if we were all high-school dropouts. When the time comes that no one under a certain age watches, not even for the weather forecast, they will have only themselves to blame.

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steve_sleep May 05 2014 at 6:11 PM

Lake. Low. Mud Sticky, Wet Dirt. Next assignment to stand in a wash during monsoon and tell everyone how dangerous flash floods can be, Glub...Glub.. Dead... Mucking Foreons..

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TALLEYGT May 05 2014 at 7:23 PM

thats not a lake --its a sewage treatment plant!

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db1219 May 05 2014 at 7:57 PM

Tha looks and reads like something I would have done (I have NO luck, at all).

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FIESTA & SIESTA db1219 May 06 2014 at 3:03 AM

No but I'm betting you have a lot of fun along the way! ;)

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Buckingham's May 05 2014 at 9:16 PM

Your name is MUD! Okay....somebody had to say it.

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runswthscisors40 May 05 2014 at 11:57 PM

Smith then jumps onto the 'sold ground'...........

We're pokin' fun at you, AOL..................

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frisco9312 May 05 2014 at 11:57 PM

texans do the darndest things

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FIESTA & SIESTA May 06 2014 at 3:02 AM

Haha - finally something actually funny - not horrifying - not annoying - not making me want to go to Mexico and bring back the Marine myslef! Nope - just outright funny and a good laugh to end the day! Thank you Jeff Smith - and the fact you are from the great state of TEXAS makes this story all the better! Thanks again! Glad you weren't hurt - other than your pride - just a little! I say you deserve a promotion!

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I LOVE YOU JENNY May 05 2014 at 5:40 PM

Brilliant!!!!!!!!

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