That saying “the show must go on” couldn’t apply to two people better than Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. The co-hosts of Live! With Kelly and Michael were fresh from vacation and rarin’ to start a new week when, on Monday’s show, the most annoying sound in the world decided to play for nearly four minutes during their intro.
Instead of talking about their vacations and Kelly’s lack of tan (thanks to the crappy Long Island weather), both Kelly and Michael tried to make light of the situation for both themselves, the studio audience and the viewers at home.
“I’m sure that’s not dangerous to anyone here. Unless it is.”
“It’s a good thing this isn’t live TV.”
“So, we’re just supposed to talk? Keep talking?”
“We’ll just yell for the rest of the show!”
“Oh, it’s not bad at home? OK, good.”
No, Kelly, we’re afraid it was pretty bad. The irksome alarm, not you two! The awful sound could’ve been awkward and threw many for a loop but because of what consummate pros Kelly and Michael are and how well they do under pressure, it was nowhere near as bad as this: