Now that we’ve seen it, we feel almost silly for thinking in conventional terms: Maybe donning a T-rex suit, finding a live shot to photobomb, and then staging a predatory war over scarce and precious dino treats really is the best way to land a breakout role in a Jurassic Park movie.
We’re not sure that was the intent Thursday, when three still-unidentified people in Florida crashed the background of an oh-so-serious MSNBC live shot about the recently passed Republican tax bill. But it was epic, and — like a real T-rex fight (probably) — over too soon.
MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson appeared gloriously oblivious to the prehistoric skirmish being waged amid the palm trees just behind her shot, chatting up CNBC’s Ylan Mui, stationed safely in Washington, about how the IRS will have to adjust to … honestly, we forgot, and who cares? By that point, all we’re really able to focus on is that sweet T-rex on T-rex (on T-rex) fighting.
Watch the two-way dino spat escalate when T-rex No. 3 joins the fray:
Credit for first spitting the landmark moment out to Twitter evidently goes to WHDH-Boston executive producer Leo Ruiz, who attached the clip with the simple caption “@HallieJackson reporting live from Jurassic Park.”
For her part, Jackson was a good sport about it, later tweeting her relief that the shot was beset only by inflatable dinos — and not Florida’s very own (and very real) toothed nightmares from the eldritch past.
Carnivorous lizards probably don’t take kindly to unsolicited advice. But if we were these three, we’d land an agent pronto — while our Jurassic stock is still sky-high. It's probably a little too late to snag a cameo in the next movie, though: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters on June 22, 2018.