This dad’s humiliation on live TV is viral video gold
Working from home is pretty amazing when you have kids, but it can also be a totally ridiculous shit-show, as one dad proves on national television in what could be the best video bomb in the history of the internet. While giving a very important interview, this poor guy was interrupted by his kids. Because of course he was.
Luckily, the end result is absolutely hilarious.
Dr. Robert E. Kelly is an associate professor of international relations in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan National University in South Korea. In his capacity as an expert on South Korea, he appeared on the BBC earlier today to discuss the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye.
In the middle of a serious conversation about democracy and scandal, kids happened.
Kelly’s in the middle of speaking when his young daughter enters in spectacular fashion. Like, we should all be walking into rooms like this kid.
As the tot is blissfully unaware of her father’s televised interview about a major world event, bopping along to a song only she can hear, Kelly keeps talking. The studio presenter interviewing him points out that, um, your kid is showing.”I think one of your children just walked in,” he says, as Kelly turns around to intercept the toddler, doing his best to keep his composure, when another special guest comes rolling in.
Those few seconds of video are parenting in a nutshell. Your kids don’t give a single shit that you’re an expert on security in northeast Asia and US foreign policy appearing on the fucking BBC. Nor should they.
The grand finale is when a woman comes flying in, ninja style, to apprehend her tiny escapees. In my version of this story, the woman was probably just trying to go to the bathroom and in those few moments, the kids took advantage in the worst way possible. She’s in a hot panic, but to his credit, Dr. Kelly keeps his composure.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to parenting.
Anyone who’s worked from home (or any parent, really) knows all too well how often these things happen — and how easily. Kids have zero awareness when it comes to mommy or daddy being in the middle of something important. Kelly handled the situation perfectly, though of course, some critics on Facebook think he should’ve been more jovial about it.
Clearly, they’re people who’ve never tried to work with kids around. Or, people who’ve never been interviewed by the god damn BBC and had two kids crash through the door like the Kool-Aid man.
In the end, all was well and we now have a viral video that’s total comic gold. We commend you for your grace under pressure, Dr. Kelly. And that amazing floor-slither-door-shutting move, unidentified woman. You’re both heroes to us.