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10 Legendary Live Flubs, From Steve Harvey to ‘Saturday Night Live’

10 Legendary Live Flubs, From Steve Harvey to ‘Saturday Night Live’

Live TV comes with certain risks, and Sunday’s Oscars snafu – in which “La La Land,” not “Moonlight,” was mistakenly named Best Picture at first – is a reminder of that. The occasional slip of the tongue or even pranks can lead a few buzzy, unpredictable moments, which may explain why live TV is experiencing a resurgence in popularity among TV programmers.

But there are times though when major snafus take over a live broadcast, causing embarrassment or controversy. It’s in those moments when the networks probably wished there was time for a do-over or edit.

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Here’s a look at some of TV’s biggest recent mistakes, listed in chronological order, made during live TV:

The Drunk “Cheers” “Tonight Show” finale

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