The Story Behind Kids Crashing Dad's Live BBC Interview Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
The Internet took off with Professor Robert E. Kelly's now-infamous BBC interview that was hilariously interrputed by his kids, and the gifs and memes just keep coming.
By now, everyone from New York to Korea has watched the footage of dad and professor Robert E. Kelly getting interrupted by his two kids during a live interview with BBC, and then, his wife's subsequent, desperate attempt to remove their brood from the room. Meanwhile, Kelly looks like he wants to sink through the floor.
But now Kelly is speaking out about what really happened during this cringe-worthy, yet completely relatable broadcast gone wrong. And it turns out he found the whole incident rather amusing, albeit embarrassing!
The Internet-sensation dad told The Wall Street Journal about his 4-year-old daughter Marion dancing into his home office, "She was in a hippity-hoppity mood that day because [she had a] school party."
And about why his wife, Kim Jung-A, who was minding the kiddos at the time, didn't realize their daughter had crashed the interview, Kelly explained to the BBC, "She was videotaping the interview so we could have a clip of it, and the kids sort of escaped and I had foolishly not locked the door."
Ultimately, Kelly blames himself for the now-infamous interruption, but has absolutely managed to find the humor in the situation.
"Once my [8-month-old son James] came in the roller, there was nothing I could do," he told the BBC, adding, "I was just hoping you guys would cut it on your end and I was keeping a straight face." Kelly also says, "I mean it was terribly cute. I saw the video like everybody else. My wife did a great job cleaning up a really unanticipated situation as best she possibly could."
And in the end, he recognizes, "They're little kids and that's how things are."
Kelly and his wife are also painfully aware that the family has now become Internet stars, and have likely seen some hilariously-awesome memes and parodies they have inspired.
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We're glad the Kellys aren't taking themselves too seriously! They admit, however, to being put off by the fact that many viewers assumed Kim was the nanny. Luckily they have cleared up any misunderstandings, and can now laugh it off.
Here's betting Marion and James are going to inspire some LOL-worthy Halloween costumes this year!
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.