I dare you to try and watch this without laughing! Mika Brzezinski, an anchor for ‘Morning Joe’ on MSNBC, was reporting on a gas leak that happened during a ‘Furry’ convention. However, the news ended up being the moment she found out what that actually is! Watch the hysterical video here.
Just because you’re on live TV, doesn’t mean you can control your reactions! Mika Brzeninski and Joe Scarborough reported on the 19 people who were hospitalized on Dec. 7 at a Furry convention in Illinois. However, during the report, you can hear Mika pause and get really confused. Then, you can see her flip out once she finds out what a Furry is — hey, I didn’t know either!
Mika Brzeninski: Furries Are What?
“19 people were hospitalized at a.. Furry convention, in Illinois,” Mika said in the beginning of the newscast. “Did I get that wrong?”
Mika continued to try to read the story but laughed throughout and kept pausing. Luckily, the video cut to B-roll of the event — folks dressed up in furry costumes.
So, when the live camera cut back to the table, she was hiding her face and couldn’t stop laughing! The B-roll continued to play again. Finally, we saw the table again — and this time she was gone, and running down the hall. “We just told Mika what the convention was about,” Joe said.
Ok, for those of you, like myself and Mika, who didn’t know what a Furry convention was, the definition (according to Wikipedia) “is a formal gathering of members of the furry fandom — people who are interested in the concept of fictional non-human characters with human characteristics.” However, many other associate it with the Urban Dictionary definition: “Men and women who like to dress up in animal costumes and have sex with each other.”
Regardless, Mika’s reaction is basically priceless — right, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta