A television weather gal was seriously bugged on Friday by an on-camera spider while attempting to give a routine forecast.
Kristi Gordon of Global BC apparently had her “spidey sense” on as she noticed the legs of an arachnid approaching her head on the studio’s monitor.
“Oh my gosh! That was creepy!” she exclaimed as she ducked and darted out of the spider’s path. (Click to see the video below:)
“Of course it had to be right on my head!” she continued. “I hate it, I can’t stand it!”
Voices of her broadcast colleagues can be heard saying, “You realize it’s not there” and “Kristi, it’s not in the room. It’s OK.”
“I am so sorry. OK, I gotta keep going here,” Gordon replied, wiping away tears of laughter in an effort to continue with the weather forecast. “You know what? It just really creeps me out.”
Sympathetic viewers sent messages of support to Gordon on Twitter.
She replied to one, saying: “I was crying! Just didn’t want to show on-air so I kept laughing to regroup.”
Another tweet read: “Embarrassingly not the first time freaked out by spiders, bugs, snakes and Halloween.”
Indeed, Gordon was the victim of a flying insect which “dive bombed” her in the middle of a forecast last August.
“Whoa! That was a bug … just dive bombed me,” she said on the air while laughing. “Did you not see that? … I just got dive bombed by a bug.”
Gordon’s antics are reminiscent of Lisa Hidalgo, the popular meteorologist for KMGH-TV, the ABC affiliate in Denver, Colo.
As she was providing her viewers details of an April snowfall in Colorado, the camera focusing on her suddenly dropped down, taking aim at her feet.
“Wow!” Hidalgo shouted as she noticed the camera’s new angle. (Click to see the video below:)
Immediately, the weather woman turned into a dancing Wonder Woman of sorts, performing an impromptu jig, singing, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!”
But that wasn’t the end.
Hidalgo then crouched down on all fours to continue giving the forecast, while looking up into the camera.
“So it’s gonna be kind of cold today. Temps in the 30s,” she said. “By tonight we should see some clearing skies. All right, you have a good one!”
Hidalgo then crawled on her hands and knees out of the camera shot, all the while giggling.