Top 10 Live TV Streakers
Streaking is the act of taking off one’s clothes and running naked through a public place. The act itself is pretty awesome, but throw in a live television event watched by millions and millions of people, and the act becomes performance art. Many have tried, but few have been as successful as these brave soles who turned some normally poised and collected newscasters, sports announcers and rock stars into laughing, confused — and sometimes appreciative — spectators. Here now, the top 10 live television streakings.
THE MASKED STREAKER
Poor Seattle newscaster Dawn Scott is rendered utterly speechless after a naked, masked streaker hauls ass (and balls) down the hill behind her, causing the in-studio director to cut abruptly to the produced package ahead of schedule.
WHAT A HUGE KNOB
This one’s a classic — After a naked guy wanders onstage during a live BBC performance from Slash and Ronnie Wood, the Rolling Stones guitarist breaks out laughing before working “What a huge knob” into the song’s lyrics. But we wonder, was he talking about the bloke or his baloney?
If you blink, you might miss it. At the 15 second mark of this clip, during an aerial shot of the ice, a streaker tries to bring a little excitement to an Olympic curling event, but proves not even naked man-ass can liven up this Canadian pasttime.
It’s hard to believe the newscaster actually reacts by saying, “It’s… it’s nuts!” Yep, and wieners too.
While this Grammy Award streaker only gets half-naked, it’s still one of the all-time greats. A performance artist named Michael Portnoy, who was paid $200 by producers to dance behind Dylan and “give Bob a good vibe,” decided instead, to strip off his shirt and Soy Bomb a clearly-perturbed Dylan, as well as the tens of millions of viewers watching on live TV.
SUPER BOWL BONANZA
In this classic from Super Bowl XXXVIII, a British streaker, disguised as a referee, bolts onto the field just before the second half dressed only in a thong. He was later fined $1000 for trespassing, but we’d say the video evidence of him being tackled by a professional lineman is well worth the fine.
GRASS FIRES? SHOULD BE ASS FIRES!
In the middle of his report on grass fires, this channel 8 newsman manages to keep it mostly together despite being subjected to a cross-camera streak by a nudist with an air horn.
SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES
Not only does this streaker up the ante by having lady parts, she scores!
Completely unfazed, Ginger Zee, from Kalamazoo’s channel 8, works the streaker’s perfectly-timed revelry right into her report.
STREAK IT LIKE BECKHAM
This pasty hooligan gets Beckham’s L.A. Galaxy fans all worked up with his mid-game jog across the pitch, one pant leg still on for most of the run.