There are some viral videos that transcend time. The BBC Dad video is one such video.
The infamous clip, where two tiny children interrupt their father’s BBC broadcast, went viral about one year ago today. After footage of BBC Dad with a different backdrop recently made the rounds, the journalist made an earnest commitment to his concerned fans: he would return to his original backdrop.
One fan’s expression of anxiety received over 1,400 retweets.
So the BBC Dad — who, wouldntyaknow, actually has a real name, Robert Kelly, and a real job, Professor of Political Science — spoke up.
This has been re-tweeted 1200 times, so I guess I should say this was only bc I am traveling and had to use a laptop. Once I’m home, it will be the same set-up as always. https://t.co/6bjc1wFT5O
— Robert E Kelly (@Robert_E_Kelly) March 11, 2018
Unfortunately, Kelly didn’t respond to every Twitter user’s individual demands. BBC Dad, we demand more.
and the door will be unlocked to let your kids in…right? 😊
— Varsha Venkatasubramanian (@_varsha_venkat) March 11, 2018
The best thing was when you described your daughter as being a bit ‘hippity hoppety’. We could all benefit from being a bit hippity hoppety sometimes. Hope you’re having a great day.
— Rachael Parkman (@RachaelParkman) March 11, 2018
Here’s the original video for your continued enjoyment.
If there are any bold kids on a CNN set out there willing to interrupt a broadcast, please step up to the mic. It’s 2018. We need a viral fix baaaaad.