Jersey McClair was a presenter on the local Minnesota quiz show Crank Up that Cheese between 1984 and 1999. His final show became notorious after some unexplained comments he made during the live finale of the 1999 season.
McClair announced that the show would return after a commercial break, and then greeted the live audience with a "shocking announcement":
"I was supposed to explain to you that our two contestant, Darryl and Rebeca, are expecting a baby, but I feel that the time has well and truly come, where I have to explain that I am, despite appearances, a lizard man from the year 5000."The signal was then cut, and McClair announed his resignation from the KBBOP channel the next day.
|Darryl Marks and Rebeca Lampley, the contestants on the show, look on confusedly during McClair's statement. After transmission was cut, the couple signed a gagging agreement with the channel, so have not given any statement on what was going on behind the scenes. It is believed they were compensated with cruise tickets.. Photograph by jone.nyborg.|
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