Lighter Side: Revenge is a dish best served... on TV?

When a US television personality bought a putrid-smelling scented candle for his office, his staff set about plotting their revenge.

Lighter Side: Revenge is a dish best served... on TV?
Imagine your boss lights a candle in the office every day and the repugnant stench that drifts silently from its flickering wic has everyone in the office seeking revenge. Now imagine you could carry out that revenge on a national television show... live.

That's just what happened to US journalist and TV personality Anderson Cooper. 

Copper, who hosts primetime news program AC360 in the US, got more than he bargained for after purchasing an “obscenely” expensive candle for his office – which got right up the noses of his staff.

Apparently, the candle’s scent was so strong his co-workers decided to plot revenge against him.

Cooper's canny staff targeted a feature of the show – ‘The Ridiculist’, where the host takes a few minutes to comment on a funny news story – to get one back on their boss.

The crew replaced a teleprompter with a script and video that disclosed how much they detested Cooper's offensive-smelling candle – with hilarious results.

Watch the prank below:


Free newsletter

Our daily newsletter is FREE and keeps you up-to-date with the world of HR. Please complete the form below and click on subscribe for daily newsletters from HRD New Zealand.

Recent articles & video

Alec Baldwin cut-out used to protest employee pay

Worker spikes colleagues with LSD because they’re ‘too uptight’

After Disney-Fox merger, thousands brace for massive job cuts

Conducting reference checks: What you need to know

Most Read Articles

Are employees on maternity leave entitled to accrue leave?

Is your workplace culture toxic?

How can HR build resilience in the workplace?