A classic teenage quest to retrieve a lost ball made ABC’s broadcast during Saturday’s football game between Penn State and Indiana.
The camera crew caught a group of boys attempting to reach a football, which had gotten stuck in a tree outside the Memorial Stadium fence.
Hilarity ensued as the broadcast crew — Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard and Allison Williams — spent nearly two minutes of the broadcast breaking down the quest.
Williams even went over to get the full story. As it turns out, one of the kids — “Hunter the punter” — punted a football into the tree, causing the classic scene to ensue.
Of course, other footballs were unsuccessfully launched in an attempt to knock the first one down. They too became lodged in the tree. At one point near the beginning, you can see one of the boys toss his shoe up there.
The police allegedly got involved, and eventually the boys were able to retrieve the footballs. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been a part of this scene a time or two, and we all know a “Hunter the punter.”
“They always get you in trouble,” Huard astutely pointed out.
Some fans even called for the broadcast to go back to showing the boys, even though Penn State and Indiana were locked in a three-point game.
— Bryce Tuttle (@BryceTuttle4) November 12, 2016
— Spencer Barcewicz (@BigSpence55) November 12, 2016
— Bob Wischusen (@espnbob) November 12, 2016
— thedacsrulzA+#1 (@zdacsz) November 12, 2016
— Sheri Shannon (@SheriShannon27) November 12, 2016
Listening to these #PSU announcers talk about these kids trying to get this ball out of a tree is killing me
— Justin Arnold (@callmejarnold) November 12, 2016
Big 10 football. Where kids trying to retrieve a ball out of a tree is more entertaining than the game itself https://t.co/xMNnKyPnSk
— Jonathan (@Jon1443) November 13, 2016
The Nittany Lions ended up pulling away, but the fact that those boys got the football down was the real story on everyone’s mind.