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Local news videos are frequently the best. A lot of times this is because weird bloopers happen on the local news, but sometimes weathermen (and women) and news anchors will also get up to wacky shenanigans. That’s exactly what happened, here, when Finnish weatherman Pekka Pouta decided to fuse his weather report with a great Game of Thrones reference. Check out the short video, below.
Most of the weather report is in Finnish, but partway through meteorologist Pekka Pouta’s report about the increasingly cold weather in his area, the man totally pulls together one of the best Game of Thrones references we’ve ever seen. And while I don’t speak Finnish, the nice thing about Game of Thrones is that it’s pretty universal. In the short video, the weather reporter totally throws on full Ned Stark gear and announces “Winter is coming” which is both clever and hilarious. Here's how the weatherman compares to the real thing:
Winter in Finland is notoriously long and snow-filled. Depending on where you live in the country, you might have a winter schedule that’s as bad as three months or that might last for a large chunk of the year. So, when the meteorologist says that winter is coming, it’s kind-of a big deal. Luckily for everyone watching the broadcast, winter does not last as long in Finland as it does throughout parts of Westeros. So, that’s good at least.
For whatever reason, meteorologists tend to be a little more outgoing with their broadcasts than a lot of news anchors. In the States, weatherman Mike Thomas has made a bit of a name for himself by working a slew of musical references into his broadcasts. And U.K. weatherman Liam Dutton famously went viral when he flawlessly pronounced this name: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrn-drobwllllantysiliogogogoch. A good weatherman can make even the dullest weather cast sound pretty interesting, and kudos to this guy going above and beyond to make it happen.
If you’d like to see some other incredible news-related moments, be sure to catch this guy failing at hopping a fence. There's also that anchor who made Hump Day sound dirty, or the British reporter who couldn't stop laughing after accidentally inhaling opium. It's been a great year for classic news moments.