Martha: “Buzzed” Live?

Was the Live Desk a bit too live for Martha MacCallum today? As she and co-anchor Trace Gallagher covered the liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis, they interviewed former NASA astronaut Tom Jones. With regard to the administration’s active review of the NASA program Martha asked, “Any sense of how that evaluation is going and whether or not we’re going to see more extraordinary travels into space and beyond?”

Out of the blue, an unknown and “unshown” woman was heard, saying, “That sounded like Bud [sic] Lightyear right there.”* Not directly acknowledging the probable producer whose “whisper” was apparently inadvertently aired, Martha responded with a hearty laugh. Ignoring or not hearing the interjection, Jones simply answered the question and co-host Trace uttered not a word.

Martha, did your producer mean Bud Lite Year or Buzz Lightyear?

*Live Desk – 11/16/09 (@2:36 p.m. ET)

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2 Responses to “Martha: “Buzzed” Live?”

  1. M. Davey Says:

    Martha has an infectious laugh. That would have made me laugh, also.
    Maybe no one but a few even noticed it. It took my reading it twice to catch it. Let’s just hope the astronaut didn’t hear it or reads this and gets it after repeating it all day in his head.

  2. jakeho Says:

    M. Davey, she does indeed. As to our astronauts, they probably wouldn’t mind a six pack or two in space. Reportedly, the Russian cosmonauts formerly would–perhaps, still do–sneak a bottle of vodka into space.

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