twcclassics wrote: Tropical Hurricane wrote:
Mr. B wrote:For us older folks, we actually don't like much of the silliness.
Do you realize that is what research showed? I guess that's why the turn to professionalism instead of the jokesters.
I agree, but you can be a professional and still act like you enjoy your job. I don't like watching clowns, but I also don't like watching teleprompter robots. Which is why the ones that are ALWAYS serious bug me.
Exactly! I don't need OCMs doing cartwheels but a little humor and personality here and there gives life to the subject and makes it more interesting. Obviously you don't want a comedian when there is a tornado outbreak or hurricane but that never was the case. When it was time to get serious, you all did a great job. When there are sunny conditions across the country, it's nice to spice up the forecast a little. That in my opinion is professionalism.
Now it seems to me TWC tried to condense this attitude and market this approach to weather in "Abrams and Bettes: Beyond the forecast". That to me had too much condensed and forced humor. Then when Mr. Roker joined the show, they attempted to condense all of this energy into some type of bizarre morning show.