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Meteorologist Barry Burbank Explains Coffee Cup Incident

BOSTON (CBS) – An image of WBZ-TV Meteorologist Barry Burbank holding a coffee cup has gone viral.

On Saturday, Barry was on the morning news with Kerry Connolly.

When they came back from a commercial break, he was holding his coffee cup upside down.

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WBZ-TV anchor Kerry Connolly and Meteorologist Barry Burbank (WBZ-TV)

Someone posted a picture of it on Reddit and Twitter which got people across the country commenting and wondering what went wrong.

Even Jimmy Fallon poked fun at it in his monologue on Monday's "Tonight Show."

"What is this thing? Do I write with it?" Fallon said about the upside down mug.

It turns out Barry was just poking fun at the fact that no one ever puts anything in his cup.

"In the past, on some mornings I say, 'you know my cup is always empty nobody ever puts anything my cup,'" Barry said Monday night, before the "Tonight Show" aired.

"So I said lets go on the air and I'll have my cup turned upside down, and maybe see if people notice that the cup is upside down. They always say that my cup is always empty, not just half full or half empty, it's always empty, so there you go, cheers."


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