Ryan Seacrest’s terrible on-air stuff up

By Stephanie Nuzzo May 18, 2017

This is like watching a car crash

American television personality and ex American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest has made a pretty major mistake on live television and we’ll never be able to stop cringing because of it.

The presenter was conducting an interview with Jeffrey Tambor on Live with Kelly and Ryan and he basically lived out every reporter’s biggest fear – he got the actor mixed up with someone else. 

“To me, you’re the scary guy in the subway in Ghost,” Seacrest told Tambor.

This guy, in case you need reminding: 

Now Tambor has starred in a long list of productions – he is probably best known for his roles in Arrested Development and Transparent – but, unfortunately for Seacrest, “the scary guy in the subway in Ghost” is not on that list. 

Tabor quickly corrected the error:

“Oh this is horrible ... you’re gonna be embarrassed. That’s not me,” he told Seacrest.

Seacrest replied with a short: "Oh God".

“How’re you doin’, you alright? It’s Vincent Schiavelli. Are you OK? Are you alright?” 

It’s at approximately this time that Seacrest begins to curl up into a little ball, obviously planning his retreat from humanity.

“He’s dead,” Tambor continued.

“We tried to book Vincent Schiavelli, he’s passed away and here I am. What is wrong with you? I came on to sell a book, not to be insulted! I am hurt. My reps are here and we are filing an action suit. I came on in GOOD FAITH.

“Let me ask you, did you think you were booking Vincent Schiavelli?”

Seacrest kind of mumbled awkwardly throughout the entire roasting, but it's clear from the start, there was no coming back from that blunder. 

After a pretty epic grilling Tambor explained that this is not the first time someone has confused the two actors, obviously trying to make Seacrest feel a little better:

“[Even] my WIFE thought I was Vincent Schiavelli ... and we married,” he joked.

Check out the entire uncomfortable incident below:

Image: Ryan Seacrest Productions