FOX40 anchor Paul Robins ended up with a giant mess on his hands – and jacket and head – after a bird pooped on him Thursday morning on live TV while outside AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Since the video made its debut on FOX40.com, it’s popped up everywhere. The Huffington Post, SFist, London’s The Daily Mail and The Drudge Report have all posted it. If you Google “bird poops on anchor,” it’s all Paul.
Anderson Cooper used it in his show and ESPN has called FOX40 for permission to use it.
AT&T Park seagulls sort of have a reputation for gathering around the stadium and McCovey Cove, so it makes sense that you’d see a direct hit every now and then. Seagull parody Twitter account ‘@ATTSeagull’ refers to Paul’s bird bomb as the “poop heard round the internet!”
This isn’t the first time Paul has been in the national spotlight. He and longtime broadcasting partner Phil Cowan were known as “The Answer Guys” on the Discovery Channel’s “The Next Step.” Paul and Phil also played a huge roll in FOX’s short-lived “The Wilton North Report,” of which Conan O’Brien was a writer. When O’Brien was fired from NBC, FOX40 News Director Brandon Mercer offered him writing for Paul once more.
Paul and Phil also hosted “The Paul and Phil Show” on the radio for 20 years.