If you didn’t catch the AFL Footy Show last night, you may have missed this funny exchange between Sam Newman and the panel during the opening segment.
It all had to do with Sam’s revelation in this week’s The Weekly Review on his favourite local spot.
The exchange went something like this:
Co-host James Brayshaw: “There’s something we need to discuss with you, park yourself down!”
“Most people who live in suburban Melbourne receive one of these – it’s an unbelievable publication, The Weekly Review. Inside this one, Peter Wilmoth has put together a very nice piece… and it has My Melbourne Secret: Sam Newman Butterfly House at the Melbourne Zoo.”
“Why is that funny?” Sam asked.
“I’m going to put it to you that the only time you’ve ever been in the butterfly house at the Melbourne Zoo was when that photo was taken…”
James went on to read out this exceptional quote from Sam below:
“Standing among these harlequinned beauties of nature, I drift into the surreal world that is their aimless and confused life, pretending they’re important but oblivious to the fact they’re not. It reminds me of most of the people I come across.
“The butterflies are not sure who I am or why I’m there so they completely ignore me, which in itself is bliss.”
Sam went into defence mode pretty quickly, coming up with this beauty of an explanation:
“Mate when I get fed up with imbeciles like him down there (pointing to Shane Crawford)… I wander down [to the butterfly house]. Sometimes they open it after hours and I go and sit there in the middle of the morning, 3am, 4… have you ever seen the monarch butterfly in full flight?”
In fact, we were quite impressed with Sam’s butterfly knowledge under pressure.
— The AFL Footy Show (@AFLFootyShow) May 19, 2016