A missing letter in a Teleprompter left this Virginia anchorman extremely embarrassed after he alerted his viewers to "check your panties."
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The unfortunate typo left Eric Phillips of NBC12 in Richmond visibly mortified. He was supposed to say, “check your pantries."
He was doing a story on a slow cooker recall when the gaffe happened. Within seconds, he realized the mistake and erupted in nervous laughter.
His co-anchor, Karla Redditte, said she caught the typo before he started reading but it was too late to warn him.
One letter makes all the difference. 😂 Yes, this was read on air. #checkyourpanties pic.twitter.com/m4eyO0y1yG— Karla Redditte (@KarlaNBC12) October 19, 2016
Everyone laughed it off and he apologized for the mistake.
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After the incident, he tweeted: “My partner in news is making sure I go over my scripts with a fine toothed comb because....you know...”
My partner in news is making sure I go over my scripts with a fine toothed comb because....you know...#checkyourpanties #checkyourscripts pic.twitter.com/Aam610poUb— Eric Philips (@EricNBC12) October 20, 2016
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