December 20th, 2007
11:07 PM ET

COMPLETELY Caught Off Guard

The December 21st edition of CNN Student News gave me the biggest surprise of my career to date.  I honestly had NO IDEA WHATSOEVER about the joke that every other member of our staff was in on.  They'd told me we were going to finish up with some memorable quotes that people – other people – made throughout the year, and I bought it.  And the worst part is the fact that they'd been planning this since before Thanksgiving, when our company's VP came up with the idea.

They were all laughing HARD when they rolled the segment and saw me staring at the monitor in utter shock.  And when it came to the dancing, all I could think to myself was, "Make it stop!"

Well, I guess it is a good way to wrap up the show for the holidays.  And whatever you celebrate, I hope you have as much fun with the break as our staff did embarrassing the Santa hat off me.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Filed under: Behind the scenes
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Garrett

    that was so funny.you should show that on the monday when we come back to school.thanks for the dance.

    December 21, 2007 at 11:23 pm |
  2. Dakota

    lol It was unexpted my class brook out lafing

    December 22, 2007 at 1:50 am |
  3. Emily M.

    I agree with Garrett (even though I probably don't know you). That was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you take dancing lessons? :o)

    December 23, 2007 at 11:43 pm |
  4. Patricia

    I was once reporter/producer/anchor of TV companies in Taiwan. I like your style. Well done.

    December 24, 2007 at 2:44 am |
  5. yongju

    Fab. I was laughing and I think it wa so fuuny.
    I hope that I see you soon.
    from Korea.

    December 24, 2007 at 11:37 pm |
  6. Kelsey

    I thought that to be very funny you should do that every year!

    December 28, 2007 at 4:33 pm |
  7. Chris

    Nice show, i like it.
    from China

    December 29, 2007 at 1:06 am |
  8. Ara

    It was so cool~:-D I want to see your other dance!!
    and I really love your CNNstudentnews!!!
    fron Korea.

    January 2, 2008 at 10:34 am |
  9. Ara

    It was so cool~:-D I want to see your other dance!!
    and I really love your CNNstudentnews!!!
    from Korea.

    January 2, 2008 at 10:38 am |
  10. Anonymous

    That was a very hysteric (or historic) end to the year!

    January 2, 2008 at 12:28 pm |
  11. Daniel

    It was hilarious; sure made me laugh!!
    p.s. did you forgive them
    p.s.s. nice Santa hat

    January 2, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  12. Kristina

    Carl, me and my best friend absolutly love you! in my social studies class we watch you every friday! me and my friend are actually making a video of you called "Oh that Carl!" You rock!
    From Wisconsin.

    January 4, 2008 at 6:46 pm |
  13. Tressa

    That was so funny! we were all surprised when we seen that come on! your face was halarious it was completely stunned! your the best newscaster ever!!

    January 5, 2008 at 4:04 am |
  14. Kathy

    Since many classes didn't see it because school wasn't in session, I think it's worth a re-run...a welcome back, a new year surprise maybe?
    by the way, are you going to do some kind of 2007 recap? top stories of the year, etc.?

    January 6, 2008 at 8:17 pm |
  15. Pancake

    That was one of THE GREATEST things we have ever seen. We rewinded the tape and watched it at least 5 times. Thanks for making my year, Carl. ;]

    January 22, 2008 at 9:46 am |
  16. Alex

    omj!!! ( oh my jonas) u know who the Jonas Brothers r right? Anyway the is SOOOOOOOOOOOO funny! Maybe u could teach me how 2 dance like dat 1 day!!!!! I could do it 4 my school talent show. mayb I will win Sure................................... any Super cool :0

    March 21, 2009 at 1:15 am |
  17. Billy

    TIGHT man

    March 21, 2009 at 1:16 am |