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When the Children Crashed Dad’s BBC Interview: The Family Speaks

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The Wall Street Journal sat down to interview the family that became internet famous after the children crashed their father’s live BBC interview:

    As the interview began, the couple’s 4-year-old daughter Marion jumped up and down at the sight of her father on the screen. Perhaps recognizing his location, a room at the end of the hallway, she wandered off to find him. She was in high spirits after enjoying her birthday party earlier that day at kindergarten, her father says.

    The couple’s 8-month-old son, James, followed behind his sister in his baby-walker, as he often does. Ms. Kim continued to concentrate on the screen, filming her husband.

    Then, there she was: Marion was in the same room as her father in a bright yellow sweater.

    I also loved Ben Thompson’s breakdown of the video on Medium.

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  2. FrankieThe4th

    things have never been stranger Prestigious

    You really weren't kidding with that Medium breakdown. Straight gold.
  3. PandaBear!

    Trusted Prestigious

    And all-time internet classic. So funny but so cute too!
  4. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

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    No matter your political affiliation, this is hysterical
  5. polyfilla

    who can never be sure

    Normally videos that go "viral" aren't really that funny to me, but I was in tears after watching this video - brilliant.
  6. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    i'm glad the response to this has been largely positive, in my head i was seeing all this internet negativity ranging from "they abuse their kids!" to "he's an emotionally negligent father!" to "what an unprofessional way to handle this!" which, there is still some of that, but mostly people are seeing the charm of it.
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  7. devenstonow


    yeah, that was actually my first thought when seeing this video, that there'd be outrage over him pushing the daughter away.

    but it's just too goddamn adorable of a video to be mad
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