Getting a newsman to read aloud what at first blush appears to be an innocuous name, but in actuality is a dirty word, during a live broadcast, is the oldest trick in the book.
That, however, doesn't make it any less hysterical.
Meteorologist Henry DiCarlo and his colleagues at KTLA maintain eternal vigilance against such pranks, but one managed to slip by DiCarlo as he was wrapping up his Wednesday morning shout-outs.
"And Hugh Janus turning 10," DiCarlo says nonchalantly before moving on to his next topic.
But dapper Morning News anchor Chris Schauble quickly arrived at the realization that no parent with the last name Janus would be so cruel as to name their son Hugh.
DiCarlo took his punking like a champ, but, always the professional, made sure to add a necessary disclaimer: "Hopefully there's not a ten year old really with that name out there."