STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A Miami man tried to join the barter economy. He captured a small alligator, took it to a store, offered to trade it for a 12-pack. His attempt made news on Chicago TV, where the anchor tried to tell the story.
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UNIDENTIFIED BROADCASTER: He tried to trade it for beer. (Laughter)
INSKEEP: But had to pause 44 seconds, laughing.
UNIDENTIFIED WEATHERMAN: I think he's lost it.
UNIDENTIFIED BROADCASTER: (Laughter)
INSKEEP: The weatherman tried to help the anchor, asking: What would Ron Burgundy do?
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