Media Ocre: When Breakfast got too rude for Hilary Barry

Alan Morrison and Rowan Bettjeman present the most awkward television moments of the week.
Hilary Barry turns her head during a Breakfast segment that showed Hunterville farmers 'bobbing for testicles'.
Hilary Barry turns her head during a Breakfast segment that showed Hunterville farmers 'bobbing for testicles'.

Bobbing for testicles and a giant pink pillow that resembles something it probably shouldn't - how did these things make it onto daytime TV this week?

That's what the Media Ocre team is asking after two suggestive clips aired on our screens, one during Breakfast and the other during an infomercial.

In the first, Breakfast hosts Hilary Barry and Jack Tame laugh at a segment in Hunterville in which farmers "bobbed for testicles".

It had Barry turning her head to avoid seeing the clip, trying to pretend they were simply bobbing for apples, then declaring: "No!"

In other awkward scenes, a presenter was forced to sit on a suggestive pink pillow during an infomercial.

A giant pink pillow made it onto TV screens this week. Should it have been there?
A giant pink pillow made it onto TV screens this week. Should it have been there?

Other awkward incidents this week include a Melbourne Cup punter who accidentally stumbled into a live TV cross, an interview about a bus fire, and bird impersonations.

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