About halfway through, his crazed rant rises to a beautiful crescendo in which he starts slamming the table and accusing Bear Stearn's bosses of being ‘nuts'. Then his voice breaks into a high-pitched plea, and as his baffled co-presenter looks on he appears so genuinely distraught that you can almost imagine him having a full-scale breakdown.
It's hard to imagine any of the BBC News' economics correspondents reacting like that. Still, with broadcasting standards declining these days, you never can say never.
Watch the clip here.