Parents who work from home know all too well how tough it is to keep their kids in check (while attempting to simultaneously get stuff done). Little humans have a way of turning even the most serious things into a complete joke. Just ask Robert Kelly, the man whose live BBC interview from earlier today (March 10) is now the stuff of legend.
Kelly, a political science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea, was being interviewed by the BBC about the very serious impeachment of South Korea’s democratically-elected President Park Geun-hye. The chat was going well when all of a sudden a jolly toddler burst into the room, determined to get some camera time.
At first it looks like Kelly’s not fazed; he give her a quick shove and continues on. Then, just as he’s internally adjusting to the fact that his daughter is chilling right behind him, ANOTHER child waltzes in. This time it’s a legit baby, seated in a baby walker.
Within seconds, his wife flies into the room (seriously there’s no walking involved). She, very unceremoniously, grabs the girl while crouching down. The poor woman’s seemingly trying to avoid being on camera, but failing miserably. The crying toddler and baby walker are awkwardly dragged out of the room while Kelly apologizes and smiles through the extreme pain he must’ve been feeling in that moment. Hey, maybe deep down he knew that this interview would go down in history.
Ranking the BBC Dad video’s moments:
1. Baby Entrance
2. Mom Closing the Door
3. Toddler Entrance
4. Mom’s ‘Risky Business’ Entrance
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) March 10, 2017
BBC Interview Dad: “Question is how do democracies respond to those scandals.”
— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 10, 2017
Anyone who’s ever done a Skype interview knows exactly why BBC Dad didn’t get up to help with the rugrats:
My dude isn’t wearing pants.
— Jon Schneidman (@RealSchneidman) March 10, 2017
BBC dad can’t back up and pick up that toddler because then he’d expose his Star Wars jammies bottoms on live TV.
— Alice Anderson (@AlicePoet) March 10, 2017
My goal.in life is to walk into any room with the confidence of kid #1 in that BBC interview.
— Andrea (@ChiAndie) March 10, 2017
Enter every room like the kid who interrupts the BBC Skype interview.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 10, 2017
Obviously the video is quickly making the rounds on the internet. The original YouTube video (uploaded by the BBC) has over 26,000 views, while a version on Facebook has already surpassed 2 million.