This Awesome BBC Dad Parody Imagines How a Mom Would Have Handled the Situation
Last week's BBC Dad was the video the world needed. For those who managed to miss the frenzy the viral video caused: When South Korea expert Robert Kelly Skyped into a live BBC interview, his two young children and frazzled wife's surprise cameos wound up stealing hearts on a global scale. Honestly, we're still laughing at the impeccable comedic timing of it all. But now, in response, New Zealand's comedy news show "Jono and Ben" put together a parody video, showing us what things might look like if BBC Dad was BBC Mom instead.
In the video, BBC Mom maintains complete composure despite facing far crazier interruptions than BBC Dad had. She's first interrupted by two children — and instead of trying to ignore them, BBC Mom feeds one with a bottle and distracts the other with a toy without batting an eye. She then proceeds to cook a turkey, steam a shirt, clean a toilet, defuse a bomb, and prepare to help her husband find a missing sock, all while serenely analyzing the South Korean president's impeachment. "Shout out to all the working women out there defusing bombs on a regular basis!" reads the video's caption on Facebook.
The Internet basically exploded with their opinions on the way BBC Dad handled the situation — some applauded his attempts at staying on task and ignoring the children, while others criticized him for seemingly shoving his daughter out of the way. ("No, I was not shoving Marion out of the way. I was trying to slide her behind my chair where there are children’s toys and books, in hopes she would play with them for a few moments until the interview ended," Kelly wrote on his website.)
Jono and Ben's video makes the totally valid point that working moms are often expected to handle more parenting duties than working dads are and that dads tend to receive more praise than moms receive for doing less work around the house.
Check out Jono and Ben's video below.
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Photo Credit: Jono and Ben/Facebook