A BIZARRE noise shocked guests after it abruptly started in the middle of Friday’s Live with Kelly and Mark show.
Kelly Ripa, 53, rushed to explain the reason for the surprising noise to her startled guests.
Comedian Keegan-Michael Key, 52, of Key and Peele fame, and his wife, film producer Elle Key, attended Live with Kelly and Mark to promote their new co-authored book, The History of Sketch Comedy.
The spouses and colleagues discussed their working relationship and said it somewhat mirrors the relationship between Mark, 52, and Kelly.
Mark mentioned that the couple has been married for over five years and when asked who was the better gift giver out of the two, both the reboot actor and his wife agreed that she beats him in that regard.
Keegan and Elle then provided a story to support their gift for giving.
The Super Mario Bros. actor revealed that Elle got him one for Christmas last year Toy Story 4-Jersey Jacks themed pinball machine.
Keegan played the voice of Ducky, a stuffed duck, in the film.
Elle admitted: “It was a good gift, but it was the distraction gift.”
As soon as the producer said the phrase “red herring,” a dramatic melody played loudly in the studio.
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Elle and Key searched for the source of the noise as Kelly explained, “We have our own red herring sound effect,” as the audience laughed.
Elle then explained that the actual gift was Detroit Lions tickets, which she purchased for the Friends from College actor and his friends and family.
Earlier this week, Kelly snapped at her producer, telling him not to belittle her after he corrected her on live television.
On Thursday’s show, Kelly and Mark ended their show with the Inbox segment, where fans sent in pictures of funny or personal things they think the hosts would like.
Mark began the section with a picture of a Dalmatian-Serian hamster named Dottie.
“A what?” Kelly asked.
“An exotic hamster,” Mark and the live producer let her know.
“Okay,” she said, confused. “So we don’t breed Dalmatians with hamsters?”
The crowd laughed as their producer took a swipe at the host.
“I think it probably has stains,” he said.
“OK. Don’t talk down to me!” Kelly joked. “I’m asking an honest question.”
Kelly then turned to the audience and said, “And you know you were curious too.”
Then she calmed down and moved on to the next entry in her inbox.
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Earlier this week, Kelly snapped at a fan and accused him of gaslighting her.
A fan in the audience on Tuesday shouted an answer to her question, but that only confused Kelly further.
Kelly and Mark discussed Monday night’s Powerball drawing, which they didn’t win.
When Kelly asked when the next drawing was, she said: “When is it? Wednesday?”
An audience member shouted: “No, tomorrow night.”
Kelly turned to the audience: “Is it tomorrow? Correct? Which is Wednesday.”
“I said Wednesday and the lady said, ‘No, tomorrow,’ which is Wednesday.”
The host looked over at the crowd member, who corrected her and joked, “Stop gaslighting me!”
According to the Newport InstituteGaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which the perpetrator attempts to sow self-doubt and confusion in the victim.
Mark and the studio audience laughed at Kelly’s joke.