blog devoted to CNN International Business anchor, Richard Quest, who looks like a cross between Roger Daltry and a Muppet. You have to see him to believe him...
Comments by: YACCS
Thursday, December 25, 2003
Pulling the Christmas Crackers
I wish everyone a very, merry Christmas. Even when it’s Christmas there are still some people who have to work and one of them is our Mr. Quest. To make Business Central a bit more in the spirit they play instead of the regular tunes some Christmas songs and every guest on the show had to pull a Christmas Cracker with Richard. Here are the best two:
Richard: (He’s holding a Christmas Cracker in his hand) You are familiar with one of these Todd and you are American.
Richard: You are familiar with on of these.
Todd: And what are the called?
Richard: They are called Christmas Crackers.
Todd: I work with crackers every day. Why do we need a cracker here?
Richard: Grab it. Pull it. (Bang) Hey I won one.
Todd: Hey what do you have in there?
Richard: Uh look at that nice little brooch. You can give it to your wife. (He gives it to Todd)
Todd: (laughs) Your generosity overwhelms me.
Richard: She will appreciate that.
Richard: And the hut. Don’t put it on.
Todd: No. I wouldn’t dare.
Richard: I say, I say, I say Mr. Benjamin (read the question out) What do you give a sick bird.
Todd: What do give a sick bird? (Shows the “brooch” again) This button.
Todd: Yeah, I guess you need a few drinks to really appreciate this. (Both start laughing)
Richard: It’s one of the purely British traditions.
Here is the second one:
Richard: Finally another Christmas Cracker from on of our brave band of producers Lindsey joins us. You wanna sit Lindsey, you don’t wanna stand.
Lindsey: Thank you (sits down)
Richard: She is one of those people who is responsible for our – another American so we give some instructions: grab, pull.
Lindsey: Do I have to grab that thing in there.
Richard: (Shows her) Just grab. (They pull and I doesn’t work as it was supposed to) Oh, do another one. (They take the next one) Yeah I won. There is your silly hut (She puts it on. Very pretty ;) ) and your little present. (Reads the question) What is a frog’s favorite drink?
Lindsey: (no response just a questioning look)
Richard: Quaca Cola. (Lindsey laughs) That’s it for this edition of Business Central Thank you Lindsey. (They started playing a really bad Christmas song and Richard tries very hard not to laugh without much success.) The news headlines is next Larry King Live follows that. I’ll be back with a summery. Whatever you are up to in the hours ahead I hope it’s peaceful. See you tomorrow.