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Wet and wild anchors

Aug. 20, 2008 at 12:00 PM ET

It was the moment we were all hoping for.

Matt, Meredith, Al and Ann had walked out to the Olympic Green to check out the fountains that come on out there every now and then, and the fountains didn't come on.

So during a commercial, we all had our eyes peeled to see if the fountains would suddenly activate, soaking our unsuspecting anchors. And lo and behold, television magic occurred.

Watch the video

I want you to pay extra-close attention to the way Matt flees the scene when the water arrives.

On Matt's behalf, it seems apt to quote Woody Allen's character, Boris, in Love and Death: "We have to take our possessions and flee. I'm very good at that. I was the men's freestyle fleeing champion two years in a row."

His speed was Usain Bolt-esque.

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