‘Tomorrow You’ll Wake Up With Your Strawberries and Cream at Your Five Star’: Even NBC Local Anchors Hate Bob Costas (Video)

Bob Costas, at 12:07 (NBC)

Poor Bob Costas. Now we know why the NBC news host and Olympics anchor has been sequestered away in his tower of green screens and library books: because other people at the network’s local affiliates are planning on killing him.

Last week, Jacksonville anchor Dan Hicken had a minor meltdown at 12:07 a.m., when Mr. Costas finally went off the air and allowed local news coverage to start back up again. “He does it every four years!” Mr. Hicken exploded. “Bob doesn’t know that twelve o’clock means twelve o’clock. It doesn’t mean 12:02, it doesn’t mean 12:04, and it certainly doesn’t mean 12:07. Bob, when it’s twelve o’clock, you say goodnight! You don’t care, because you’re sleeping right now. Tomorrow you’ll wake up with your strawberries and cream at your five-star! BOB!”