October 30th, 2007
10:09 PM ET

Halloween Humor

One of the things I love about working on CNN Student News:  the fun we have on air.  We always take the serious stories seriously, but anyone who's seen the "hoodle" or the recent Mud Run knows that the goofy stuff gets coverage too.  Not every news show gives you the chance to make some cheesy pun at the end or to do what we did at the end of Wednesday's Halloween program, for example...

Tell us what you thought!

Filed under: News Coverage
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Keith

    CNN is great to watch, it keeps me updated in the world. I’m a teenage kid and a lot of news channels are boring. CNN student news is real news but with a touch of humor makes it for my taste of news, thanks CNN for the great job your doing!!

    October 31, 2007 at 12:08 pm |
  2. Erik

    Hey Carl. I just wanted to let you know that you have inspiried me to go trick-or-treating as a vampire because of your sweet, tight, marvelous, unbelievable, cool, rad, legit, spectacular, daring, awe-inspiring, terryfying, fascinating, dandy, wonderful, sensational, breathtaking, hunky-dory, sharp, impressive, glamorous, amazing, awesome, incredible, remarkable, astounding, exciting, fantastic, terrific, extravagent, phenomenal, fabulous, mind-blowing, over-welming, freakish, super-human, superior, unimaginable, staggering, stunning, creepy, spookish, superb, smashing FANGS.

    PS: Can you give Ms. Slater's class from Sumner High School (Sumner, WA) a shoutout?

    Thanks Carl!

    October 31, 2007 at 1:30 pm |
  3. Marcus

    Carl you make my day everytime your on my student news
    please make a shout out to Mrs. Slaters 4th period class

    October 31, 2007 at 1:32 pm |
  4. Austin

    I like the fact that you guys have fun while repoting the news. I'm a teenager and to me most news programs are boring and dont interest me. On your show I never know what I will see. The funny reports are always the best and I liked the one from today. Keep the funny news coming

    October 31, 2007 at 7:09 pm |
  5. Erin

    it always look like u have alot of fun Carl. My second hour social studies class always laugh at your puns. We usually wait for them. Can't wait for tommorow!!! keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 31, 2007 at 10:41 pm |
  6. Lisa

    Dear Carl,

    We watch student news EVERYDAY in my Honors US Cultures Class, and your "Off the Beaten Path- Halloween Edition" was a very funny twist to the regular show. You are our class favorite, and everytime you host we are excited. We didn't think you'd be doing anything for Halloween, and then you surprised us at the end with your laughable fangs, and (was that a) Transylvanian accent? Haha, it was a great way to brighten up your already funny show.


    ps. love the hoodle!

    November 1, 2007 at 8:33 am |
  7. Peanut Butter

    Hey Carl,
    After Watching yesterday's episode, I can definately say that you are my idol
    I love your intese coverage of the Hoodle, and those fangs your wore, to DIE FOR!
    HAHA! I made a cheesey pun just like you. Now don't go stealing that one and saying
    it on the air! You rock Carl and so does CNN Student News!!!

    November 1, 2007 at 8:51 am |
  8. Natalia

    So I think you're hot and I love your cheesy lines during the news. Everyday I dream of you in Government. You make that class so much more exciting. You make me laugh.....and I LIKE it!!!

    November 1, 2007 at 1:32 pm |
  9. Brittany

    Carl! our class watches Cnn student news ever school day. we even have quizes on it. Thanks for informing us. Oh and the vampire move was smooth. lol 🙂

    November 2, 2007 at 4:48 pm |
  10. Katie

    Hey Carl!!

    My class loves CNN student news and we always laugh at your cheesy jokes at the end. Those are my favorite part!!
    -Your biggest Fan

    November 5, 2007 at 8:17 pm |
  11. Cassandra

    My friend and I the CNN student news format for our newscast in health and EVERYONE loved it! We even added cheezy puns:] My honors class(including our crazy teacher) LOVED today's segment!

    WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    November 5, 2007 at 9:48 pm |
  12. matthew

    I saw that one and I think that the first one was more funny. It was the one when the people were doing the news and these gobolins appeared. I couldn't stop laughing until I finally stoped. Were you laughing your head off?

    November 16, 2007 at 12:17 pm |
  13. Garrett

    i hope no bad boys were out. i like the show COPS. i like COPS.

    November 25, 2007 at 1:56 pm |
  14. Garrett

    you should come to Riceville,IA

    November 25, 2007 at 1:59 pm |
  15. ryan

    Mr.azuz im afraid i have to say u r the bst anchor in the whole wide world u r my idol when i get out the marines i havent decided when or if ill leave but im gonna be an anchor man and ur gonna be my idol carl i dont usually say this but i LOVE u man u rock my socks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 27, 2007 at 10:55 am |