Parents who work from home know what a struggle it can be to get long, uninterrupted periods of quiet. And today, one professor just trying to do a news interview from home this morning feels that statement more than ever.
When live TV goes wrong...
This BBC TV guest's children become the stars of the show. pic.twitter.com/gVWbcZmASh
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Robert Kelly, a professor of political science at Pusan National University, was being interviewed live by the BBC about South Korea. A serious conversation. But the political chat was soon taken over by unexpected show-stealers: his children.
First, a little kid wearing glasses and a yellow sweater walks in doing a little dance and goes up to the computer screen to see what Daddy's doing. Once Robert realizes that his preschooler’s now in the room, he tries to keep a straight face and puts his arm up as way to say, “You need to leave.” At this point, the news anchor has notified him of the child.
But wait, there’s more!
Just as the preschooler gets comfy on a nearby seat, a baby in a walker enters the room, too! About two seconds later, a woman frantically rushes into the room, grabs both children and manages to get them out of the room.
The situation was handled masterfully by Robert. Not once did he look behind him or start laughing. He finishes the interview on a serious note, and the anchor says thanks and “there’s a first time for everything. I know you’ve got some children who need you.”
We challenge you to watch this video without laughing out loud!