There are some moments in news, such as “hide yo kids, hide yo wife,” that will go down in history, but perhaps none is more hilarious than the “Alabama Leprechaun.”
In 2006, residents of one Mobile neighborhood claimed that an actual leprechaun had taken up residence among them, so the local news crew went to investigate.
The newsmen did their best to be professional and keep from succumbing to laughter. The first wonderful moment of television arrives as a local with shining gold teeth declares, “To me, it look like a leprechaun to me. All you gotta do is look up in the tree. Who all seen the leprechaun, say yeah!”
After that moment, a sketch of the mysterious creature is unveiled and is titled “amateur sketch” — the level of amateur in this sketch is impossible to understate.
Then we move on to an insightful resident, who doesn’t even bother to get out of her car when the microphone is shoved in her face. She bellows, “It could be a crack head that got hold to the wrong stuff, and it told him to get up in a tree and play a leprechaun.”
After that, the news crew runs into an amateur leprechaun hunter who brandishes a “special leprechaun flute” (which is actually just a piece of metal pipe) that he explains “has been passed down from thousands of years ago.”