“Shout Out to All the Working Women Out There Defusing Bombs on a Regular Basis” BBC Interview Parody by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

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6 months ago

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?

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Erin Musto
I saw this a little while ago, I thought it was not only funny but pretty true
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I know, right?! Welcome to 30Seconds, Erin Musto !
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This is hilarious! I couldn't stop LOL during the original video, and same with this one. Could relate to both, which is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead !
Katie Sloan
Loved it! I know so many women who multi-task at DEFCON 1 daily with such ease. Kudos also to Mrs. Kelly for saving the day after her hubs failed to lock the office door!.
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Yes! I can't help but wonder what would have happened if she hadn't walked in when she did!
Renee Herren
The husband looking for his sock!!! Priceless! I am always telling the guys in my house to stop looking for things with their "man eyes"!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I seriously could watch this series of videos all day long!
Heather Frey
Loved this. And so much truth to it. I have a wonderful hub, but there's just a limit to how many tasks guys seem to feel is enough where I think most Mom's are like, how much stuff can I cram in one day?? :)
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
YES, Heather Frey ! Sometimes my To Do list frightens me! ha!

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