“Shout Out to All the Working Women Out There Defusing Bombs on a Regular Basis” BBC Interview Parody by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Shortly after Robert Kelly’s children interrupted his live BBC interview, Kelly tweeted, “Is this the kinda thing that goes ‘viral’ and gets weird?’” It has indeed gone viral, Professor Kelly. In fact, several parodies of the video have emerged.
The spoof by New Zealand comedy show "Jono and Ben" asks the question: “How would a mom have handled the situation?” In the spoof, a woman is being interviewed about the political crisis in South Korea when her daughter marches into the room. Not at all phased, the woman scoops her up and gives her a bottle. When the baby enters, she quickly gives him a toy. The professor continues on with the interview, never missing a beat, all the while cleaning a toilet, cooking a chicken, steam-cleaning a shirt, helping her husband find a sock and DEFUSING A BOMB.
The interviewer remarks, “You do look rather busy there. We can reschedule.” But working-mom-extraordinaire brushes off the suggestion and continues to multi-task, without even breaking a sweat. The "Jono and Ben" show posted the video to their social media accounts with the message, “Shout out to all the working women out there defusing bombs on a regular basis!”
In just 36 hours this video went viral, too, having been viewed more than 20 million times and already inspiring some controversy. What do YOU think of the parody?