One of the best things about the Internet is the ability to find news broadcasts from all over the country, or even all over the world. Funny local news interviews aren’t just a fun way to pass the time, they’re also a way to understand the subculture of a particular area. But let’s be real, anthropologists aren’t watching local news videos for their educational content. One of the unexpected offshoots of funny local news reports are the Internet celebrities that have used the videos of their hilarious moments as a platform to become something else. The most popular of these news-to-limelight performers is Antoine Dodson, the “hide your kids, hide your wife” guy. But even more people nowadays are stepping forward in the local news spotlight to become actual Internet celebrities. We’ve rounded up the best local news interviews for you to take a look at below. Who’s the most famous local-news-interview-turned-celebrity out there? Sweet Brown might top your list. She made everyone double over in laughter with her signature catchphrase, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” during her infamous local news interview.
Hide Yo’ Kids, Hide Yo’ Wife
Antoine Dodson gave this incendiary interview to WAFF-48 News in 2010 after an intruder attempted to rape his sister in her second-story bedroom in Huntsville, Alabama. He issued a warning to the perpetrator that resulted in several different auto-tuned renditions of his news interview that went viral online.
Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That
After a fire broke out in Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkin’s apartment complex, the smoke inhalation gave her bronchitis. In this interview, we find out what she thinks about THAT.
A Piece of Burger from Burger King
After a police chase ended in a terrible accident, WAPT 16 decided to interview the wackiest person they could possibly find: Courtney Barnes. Barnes ended up coining the phrase that swept the nation in 2015: “a piece of burger from Burger King.”
Apparently, This Is the Best Interview Ever
While shooting some interviews with kids in Wilkes-Barre, WNEP put a microphone in the hands of the a kid who blew the top off of his grandpa’s power ball addiction.
Straight Outta Dogtown
This VERY NSFW interview with Kai, a homeless hatchet-wielding skateboarder who doesn’t even know how old he is, keeps getting darker and darker as the interview goes on, but the way he introduces himself should be studied by toastmasters.
This Interview Was Brought to You by McDonald’s
When Amanda Berry escaped from Ariel Castro’s home, where she and her daughter had been imprisoned for over a decade, she immediately ran into the metaphorical arms of her neighbor, Charles Ramsey. After she was rescued and safely returned to her family, Ramsey was interviewed by a local news station, and could not shut up about eating McDonalds. What an endorsement.