This game can be played during any program produced by
a network, cable, or local news operation. The term “anchor” refers to any
person involved in the live on-camera, in-studio presentation of a newscast, (ie.
news, weather and sports people, on-set reporters, etc.)
Of course, know when to say "when." Don't drink and drive. As always, no
An anchor mentions the name of his/her network/station.
TWICE if an anchor mentions the name of another
A microphone flag from another station appears on the
TWICE if a reporter or anchor from another station
appears on the air.
An anchor pretends to sort through papers on the desk.
A news anchor is chroma-keyed in front of anything.
An anchor laughs.
A generic network liveshot is attempted.
TWICE if it takes more than five seconds for the
network reporter to start talking.
The anchor thanks the network reporter after the
Video of fat people shot only from the neck down is
An anchor or reporter says, medical breakthrough, high
tech, fighting for / clinging to life, a family left homeless, or a parent’s
You hear someone who is not normally on-camera. (ie.
floor directors, camera people, station guests)
TWICE if you see someone who is not normally on-camera.
(bump shots count)
Anyone appearing on-camera is not fully clothed. (not
necessarily talent. people behind liveshots count)
An on-air person is refered to only as a letter or
series of letters. (ie. Mr. G, A.J.)
You hear the words Live, Big Board Sports, AccuWeather,
Team Coverage, or Exclusive.
An anchor or reporter says the name of a body part that
normally is not discussed in polite mixed company.
An interview or standup is conducted in front of a
More than one reporter appears on-camera
A station vehicle appears on-camera.
You see or hear a helicopter.
A reporter uses a prop in a standup.
A reporter wears a hard hat, or any protective garment.
TWICE if the reporter mentions the hard hat, or
It’s obvious the reporter shot his/her own standup.
A reporter appears on camera in multiple,
A reporter walks during a standup.
TWICE if a reporter runs during a standup.
A reporter is more than 100 yards from the camera
during a standup.
TWICE if a reporter is in some sort of costume.
A reporter is driving during a standup.
TWICE if the camera is somewhere besides in the car
with the reporter.
A reporter is in a boat or aircraft.
TWICE if the reporter is operating the boat or
aircraft. (holding an oar counts)
Anyone eats on-camera.
A reporter is on skis, snowboard, skates, skateboard,
A standup was obviously done in or within walking
distance of the station, or a reporter's or photographer's house.
FULL BEER if both of a reporter’s feet at any time
leave the ground during a standup. (Skipping, skydiving, bungee jumping,
temporary mid-air suspension of any kind)
The weather person is shown "...in the weather center
finishing up your forecast..." during a bump shot.
A weather person says radiational cooling, frontal
system, disturbance, trough, or dew point.
The word “doppler,” or "NEXRAD" is said, immediately
followed by a number.
TWICE if that number is higher than one thousand.
TWICE if an anchor is obviously chroma-keyed in front
of the wrong thing.
FULL BEER if it’s so bad a non-news person would notice
TWICE if an anchor laughs uncontrollably.
FULL BEER if it’s so bad the station has to go to
TelePrompTer obviously goes out.
TWICE if the anchor says nothing intelligible for more
than five seconds.
An anchor or reporter is CG’d as someone else.
TWICE if an anchor or reporter is CG’d as an animal or
A network anchor is anywhere besides New York.
TWICE if a network anchor is outside the United States.
A NETWORK reporter BESIDES JEFF FLOCK so much as moves
a muscle below the neck during a standup.
You hear the word tonight.
TWICE if it’s said by Diane Sawyer or Sam Donaldson.
(consult a physician before playing during PrimeTime Live’s headlines)
Katie Couric appears on an NBC show OTHER THAN Today.
One drink for every period of five consecutive seconds
that Katie Couric is not smiling. (on any show)