Project panellists red-faced after joke
IT'S Tuesday night and Tommy Little has dropped his first genital-related joke of the week to his unsuspecting co-hosts.
Unfortunately, it was Hamish McDonald who was left red-faced this time (not Lisa Wilkinson), seemingly unable to pick up where he left off after the cheeky moment.
The joke which left his co-hosts speechless came after Little shared a segment from the Today show with a dirty commentary.
"The Today show's Stevie Jacobs is in Fiji. He is a little too relaxed," the radio host began, before airing the clip which showed Jacobs ending his segment with the comment: "I got my pina colada where you can drop and flop," to eruptions of laughter from the studio.
"That is the drop and flop. If you do that in the opposite order, you get arrested," Little quipped as fill-in panellist Monty Dimond found herself in fits of giggles.
While Dimond managed to pull herself together, the joke threw Hamish McDonald completely off his game, leaving a brief moment of dead air.
"Hamish, do you want to speak?," Carrie Bickmore prodded.
"Are you thinking about dropping and flopping?," Little joked.
"Are you right?!," added an increasingly alarmed Bickmore as McDonald looked around confused, seemingly having forgotten his cue.
"If you are just walking in the door from work, not much left in the tank …," Carrie prompted with a laugh.
McDonald, still not picking up the hint, was saved by Little, who kept the punchline going while the host attempted to collect himself.
"If you just walked in from walk, drop and flop!," he said.
Luckily, the brief moment of awkwardness had the studio audience in stitches, and gave Little fodder for the entirety of the episode, teasing a usually peak-professional McDonald for his slip up at any moment he could get.