KARE 11's Eric Perkins dozes off on camera during the weather [VIDEO]
Don't get us wrong -- we love us some Eric Perkins.
Rena Sarigianopoulos serves as Perkins's human alarm clock on live TV.
In fact, yours truly has been known to occasionally guest on KTWIN's Eric Perkins and Tony Fly morning show. So it is with the most delicate of fingers that we poke fun at him.
Bottom line -- this video is just too funny to ignore. During a 10 o'clock newscast
last month last year, Perkins was caught napping on camera as Sven Sundgaard wrapped up the weather.
The video was recently picked up by Funny or Die, prompting Perkins to offer up the following tweet this morning:
Great..... my bit that never dies is receiving yet another re-tread on Funny or Die funnyordie.com/videos/beefcdd...-- Eric Perkins (@PerkatPlay) April 13, 2012
In fairness to Perkins, we imagine it'd sometimes be tough to stay awake when your typical day begins with a radio show that goes on the air before the sun rises and ends with a news telecast that wraps at 10:30 p.m.
You also have to admire the smoothness with which Perkins handles the on-air wake-up call from co-anchor Rena Sarigianopoulos. Rather than get flustered, he displays remarkable improvisational skills by turning the unplanned cat nap into a mini comedy routine.
Without further ado, here's the footage:
CORRECTION -- As noted above, the clip is actually from 2011. It's still funny, though.