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At almost every financial firm across Wall Street you’re likely to see CNBC, Bloomberg or Fox Business playing non-stop. Most of the time everything on TV goes smoothly, but every now and then one of the more colourful on-air personalities goes off script and commits a major blooper.
Other times it’s the guest or a trader in the background who gets caught in an embarrassing moment on camera.
Either way, the screw-up will most likely end up on the internet forever for the rest of us to enjoy.
We’ve compiled some of our favourite on-air screw-ups and other hilarious unscripted moments from financial television.
Former CNBC anchor turned CNN anchor Erin Burnett accidentally called Citigroup 'Sh*ttygroup.' At least, that's what it sounds like.
In 2010, Erin Burnett went on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss jobless claims and she started showing off the red bra Mark Haines gave to her for Christmas that functions as a 'gas mask.' It made Joe Scarborough look uncomfortable.
Here it looks like Jim Cramer is speaking into Erin Burnett's chest. He's really just trying to use her mic.
Last December, when CNBC's Diana Olick was discussing foreclosure inventory she basically fell out of her chair. (It happens toward the end).
Beautiful Australian native Mandy Drury told trader Joe Terranova she would 'happily go down under' with him.
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera called bulls**t on Obama not realising that she's live on CNBC's 'Power Lunch.' Oof!
Last fall, Fox Business senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino came on air to say that a Morgan Stanley PR person threatened his life. 'Morgan Stanley will not silence me with death threats.'
Gasparino has had his fair share of on-air screw-ups. During a Wall Street banker bonus debate, Gasparino has dropped an F-bomb on air. Whoops!
Of course, it's not always the on-air talent who makes the blooper. During CNBC's 'Your Money, Your Vote' GOP debate, Rick Perry had his 'Oops' moment.
A Macquarie banker was caught looking at a nude picture of supermodel Miranda Kerr, while his colleague was talking about the Australian interest rate environment on live TV.
Then you never know if a trader at the CBOT will be pulling off a classic trading floor prank. Who could ever forget the infamous 'Who put this d*ck on my back?'
After Raj Rajaratnam was convicted on insider trading charges, the disgraced Galleon chief's attorney John Dowd had some choice words for CNBC. He even flipped the network the bird.
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