BBC Dad, the OG of interrupted work-from-home calls, is back with the kids


Marion Kelly is again and nonetheless stealing her dad’s thunder in reside BBC interviews. The OG of “interrupting a work-from-home parent’s video call,” Marion and her household appeared on BBC today to share ideas for coping with cooped-up children whereas working from residence through the pandemic.

As Marion and youthful brother James squirmed and protested behaving on digital camera, her mom Kim Jung-A mentioned the household has tried to get outdoors as a lot as doable, whereas below coronavirus lockdown with the remainder of South Korea. “We try to go see the flowers and trees so they can shout and scream.” Dad Robert Kelly added it was powerful: “There’s only so many games they can play and puzzles you can do before they just kind of, you know, run around.”

Marion, then 4 years previous, famously interrupted her father’s 2017 live appearance on BBC News as he tried to debate the intricacies of politics on the Korean peninsula. She strutted in sporting a yellow shirt and plopped down beside him as he heroically tried to proceed the interview. But then child James rolled in, and though Kim ran in and tried to corral the children and salvage the state of affairs, it was just about over at that time. A meme was born.

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South Korea, the place the Kelly household lives, has been praised as a mannequin for flattening the curve, preventing the spread of coronavirus infection with widespread testing, tracing the supply of infections, and cooperation with social distancing measures. The head of the World Health Organization suggested different international locations ought to observe its lead.

“I think social compliance here has been pretty high,” Robert Kelly mentioned in at present’s BBC interview. “You don’t see the kind of stuff that you’ve seen in the United States, with like people crowding beaches and people refusing to stay off the subways and stuff like that. South Koreans have actually really responded really well, and that’s why the curve has flattened now to only 100 a day. So it’s actually been pretty successful.”

He then began to apologize for the clearly bored children who had been mugging it for the digital camera (younger James truly left the room and returned with what regarded like a online game at one level through the interview), however the BBC presenter interrupted him: “That’s one thing you can never apologize for now,” he chuckled.

BBC Dad, the OG of interrupted work-from-home calls, is back with the kids

So for those who’re worried about your children interrupting your video calls when you’re working from residence, perhaps don’t be. The BBC Dad and household are faring okay (even when issues appear a bit of bit loud).