Anyone who caught the last half hour of Thursday's "Live at Daybreak" witnessed some of the program's worst moments since the end of the Thom Knight era. For starters, the normally appealing Malorie Maddox apparently came to work dressed as England's Queen Elizabeth II. Either that or she was under the impression that it was "Dress Like Grandma" Day.
Then Jim Siedlecki, looking and acting even more like Gomer Pyle than usual, spiced up his banter with meteorologist Scott Akin by blurting out, "Wow, there are lots of computers here!" Yeah, Jim—holy shit—there are cameras, too!
The highlight, however, came during the normally excruciating "First Birthdays" segment. Reading what was clearly a prank submission that got by the producer, the already off-kilter anchors announced that one youngster "enjoys playing with his wiener dog."
As the program wrapped up, Maddox salivated as she mentioned that pro tennis player Andy Roddick was scheduled to visit the station later in the day. We can only imagine Roddick's consternation upon seeing that a blond-haired Ruth Bader-Ginsburg lookalike was batting her eyelashes at him.