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Meet Ernie Anastos, the "Keep @*$&ing That Chicken" Anchor

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 1st 2010 8:03PM
Way back when, a news anchor in New York said something rather unfortunate on the air. Well, unfortunate to him, but hilarious to anyone else with a working central nervous system.

Ernie Anastos, the Fox news anchor in New York, accidentally uttered the now-immortal phrase "keep $&%^ing that chicken" during a throwback on an evening news cast. Anastos told The New York Times in a recent profile that he didn't realize he had said anything bad until after that night's broadcast and insists he was trying to say "plucking."

Despite the reputation of the infamous moment, Anastos said he's done denying that the infamous word fell from his mouth because "If you keep saying, 'I didn't really say that,' it doesn't sound right. This is New York. That particular word is practically 'hello,' the way it is used."

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I watch Ernie and Dari Alexander (his co-anchor) every night!

When he said it, I was surprised that it came out of his mouth while on the air, but like he said in the interview, in New York, it's just like saying hello.

I certainly don't hold it against him; I still watch them every single night!

February 01 2010 at 9:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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