Is the New BBC Dad as Mom Parody So Spot-On or So Stereotyped?
This latest take on the BBC dad interview seen 'round the world is funny, but is it slightly offensive to dads?
It's the latest parody of the BBC dad interview that has totally taken over the Internet this week. And this time, New Zealand-based satirical news show "Jono and Ben" imagines what it would be like if kids crashed a mom's live interview. Let's just say according to this hilarious video, the scenario looks a lot different from when Professor Robert E. Kelly's two young children interrupted his moment in the spotlight.
First, when a child playing Kelly's 4-year-old daughter Marion bursts into the room where the mom is being interviewed, instead of brushing her aside, she picks up her child and offers her a bottle.
Next, little "James" rolls into the home office in his walker, and while maintaining her composure and continuing to eloquently explain her points on Korean politics, this fictitious mom hands her son a little toy rattle.
Soon, she is ironing and cleaning a toilet, and still, she doesn't break for one second from conducting the interview.
The interview ends with the mom disarming a bomb live on TV, no sweat.
Pretty funny, right? Because obviously there's a shade of truth about how many moms are easily able to multitask, perhaps more efficiently than dads. But in the end, this is a stereotype that definitely doesn't apply to everyone. Some women would have been completely knocked off their game if their kids burst into the room during a live TV segment, just like plenty of dads could have played off such an interruption without blinking an eye.
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How you react to the unexpected, especially when it comes to kids, depends upon the person. Still, we are laughing right along with the rest of the Internet about this newest parody.
What's your take?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and soon-to-be mom of 4. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.