Last Thursday, actor Mike Myers announced he’s expecting another child with wife Kelly Tisdale
. Considering that Myers is still associated with his role as zany British detective Austin Powers in the three-part series, national news outlets were quick to make such a reference in delivering the news.
"Groovy, baby — again!
” People magazine gushed. "Yeah, baby!
" the Huffington Post exclaimed. But how was the news playing on local newscasts? Well, on Thursday night, Conan O’Brien’s show "Conan" decided to compile videos of local news anchors breaking the story.
"Local news found a really unique way to tell the story,” O’Brien said, setting viewers up for the punch line.
The segment showed 29 separate local newscasters using the exact same line -- "Mike Myers says 'yeah, baby'" -- in reporting the news. While some anchors nailed Myers’ signature catchphrase from the film, others sounded more Australian than English.