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This TV Anchor's Reaction To A Terrible Pun Makes Bad Jokes Worth Telling

Better than a reaction from URANUS, amirite?

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A recent newscast from CKPG TV in Prince George, British Columbia, featured a story about astronauts eating lettuce grown in the International Space Station.

"I love it," said anchor Aileen Machell. "Agriculture that is out of this world."
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"I love it," said anchor Aileen Machell. "Agriculture that is out of this world."

That's when sportscaster Rich Abney chimed in with a line he's been preparing his entire life to deliver: "Gotta say it seems like a better idea than eating food grown on Uranus."

OK Rich!
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OK Rich!

Here's the exchange in full.

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Abney's weak-ass lettuce joke generated attention from GQ and Time, among others.

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Way to go putting yourself out there with that dad joke, @RichAbney! I've seen articles on every corner of the internet about it, hahaha

@RichAbney nailed it! #forthewin #foodfromyouranus hahaha ha. Almost spit out my coffee!

Whoa, easy on the Uranus hashtag...

One restaurant created a new food label in Abney's honour.

Hey @RichAbney, safe to eat? Courtesy of @CopperPigBbq #UranusLettuce #Freshhh

But HOLD ON. Abney is getting all the attention when the real star is Camille MacDonald and her incredible reaction to the ~joke~. Look at this face!

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This is the reason we have advanced gif-making technology.

Recognize that it is "The Scream"-meme ready!

This. This. THIS.

CKPG.

Let's also note for the record that Abney consistently plays the ham on the show. Here he is invading the set in a speed skating outfit.

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Yet, once again the real star is MacDonald's excellent rubbernecking.

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Recognize.