A video of BBC journalist Quentin Sommerville, which went viral in 2014, braced the internet again. In this viral video, Sommerville was reporting the burning of a pile of drugs, but accidentally got high on their fumes, and failed to report further.
BBC reporter Quentin Somerville accidentally gets high from pile of burning heroine, fails to report further pic.twitter.com/ozJj8Ttqzs— A SLICE OF HISTORY (@asIiceofhistory) August 29, 2022
Quentin Sommerville, BBC’s Middle East correspondent, was reporting from an open field where he accidentally got high. In the video, he can be seen giggling hysterically, unable to finish his sentences. Although he tried several times, the narcotics gave him uncontrollable giggles to the point where even the cameraman burst out laughing.
“Burning behind me is 8½ tons of heroin, opium, hashish, and other narcotics,” Sommerville is seen saying as the giggles begin to erupt. After that, he had a streak of failed attempts, each attempt funnier than the previous one.
Twitter had a gala time over the video, some reminiscing when it first went viral, others confused about how they haven’t come across this gem yet.
Gosh I remember when this first aired, had the gallery in hysterics every time. Glorious— elizabeth holland (@LisahollHolland) August 29, 2022
Still as funny now as it was then.— Judith Lee (@ObscureJudethe) August 29, 2022
How have I only just discovered this?!— Clarissa Ward (@clarissaward) August 30, 2022
In desperate times, the world needs heroes that provide us with much needed breaks from the reality surrounding us. You have given us exactly this in a 1:09min clip— Jason Kindrachuk, PhD (@KindrachukJason) August 29, 2022
I still cry with laughter every time I see it.— Euan MacDonald (@Euan_MacDonald) August 29, 2022
The “Shh, shh, shhh…” gets me. Like every teen who tries to pretend they aren’t stoned to the gills when they try to sneak into the house… I still remember my brother coming in one evening, the smell of pot wafting up the stairs, eyes red trying to tell my Mom he was “fiiine”.— Mudhooks (@Mudhooks) August 29, 2022
Always brightens my day, seeing this. Absolutely classic. 🤣— Claire Hopkin 🏴 (@claireindubai) August 29, 2022
How did I miss this! Brilliant 🤣🤣🤣— Laura Bicker (@BBCLBicker) August 29, 2022
This will never get old… watched this on repeat so many times.— Zainu (@PPP_HateAccount) August 29, 2022
That is honestly one of the funniest things I’ve ever watched. No matter how many times I see it, it has me in fits. Thank you for your unintentional long term contribution to my mood 🙂— PC (@Elodaave) August 29, 2022
Ah, the famous reporter that got a bit too close to toxic fumes 🥳😎 When I was a child I loved the clip. I am an adult now and I still love the clip 😂— Filip 🇪🇺🕊️🇺🇦🇺🇳 (@FelixZeFabCat) August 29, 2022
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