Like all 21st century earthlings, we get our news from some combination of apps, GIFs, and Daily Show clips, but if this hilarious reel of news bloopers from the ’80s and ’90s is any indication of what we’re missing, maybe it’s time we start watching the actual news again.
After watching the nearly seven-minute-long clip, it’s tough to put a finger on exactly what makes these vintage blunders so much fun. Maybe it’s the silly clothes. Maybe it’s the VHS quality. Or maybe it’s that, like your mama, they’re “for free and everybody knows it.”