Today hosts left shocked by schoolboy's grim punchline to a joke that should NEVER have made it to air - and now the whole world is talking about it: 'I did not expect that'
An extraordinary moment that aired on Australia's Today show has the whole world in stitches.
Co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo were left visibly stunned when a schoolboy told an inappropriate joke about vegans falling to their deaths.
After their initial shock subsided, the pair doubled over in laughter, while newsreader Brooke Boney covered her mouth in disbelief.
Daily Mail Australia understands the moment was unplanned and producers had no idea what the boy was going to say ahead of time.
'I don't know,' Stefanovic said. 'Who wins?' asked Abo.
The boy didn't miss a beat as he replied: 'Society!'
An extraordinary moment that aired on Australia's Today show has the whole world in stitches
Co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo were left visibly stunned when a schoolboy told an inappropriate joke about vegans falling to their deaths
Stefanovic was so astounded he almost fell off the couch.
'We weren't expecting that!' Abo said, laughing nervously.
The moment was later posted to the Today show's TikTok account - and soon drew millions of views from across Australia and around the world.
The clip is making big waves in the United States, with TikTok users remarking that such a moment could never happen on strait-laced American TV.
The clip is making waves across the United States, with TikTok users remarking that such a moment could never happened on strait-laced American TV
Introducing the video in a viral TikTok, American commentator Benny Johnson called it 'the single greatest moment in television history'.
One U.S. viewer commented: 'That kid's got more wit and humor than a lot comedians today.'
Another added: 'The male host's reaction was so genuine. I have tears in my eyes.'
'I'm not even this kid's dad, and he still made me proud!' a third wrote, while a fourth remarked: 'That kid just won the internet.'
Many vegans and vegetarians were even forced to admit that, despite being the butt of the joke, the young man's comic timing was exemplary.
'As a vegetarian, I laughed my arse off,' one wrote.