Parents Provide Backstory To That Hilarious BBC Interview "Comedy Of Errors"
Last Friday the world was given a gift in the form of the best internet video of 2017 (and who knows, maybe of all time).
When Professor Robert Kelly forgot to lock his office door and began a live discussion about South Korea's president on the BBC, little did he know that he was opening the door to not only his two kids but a near-perfect piece of slapstick comedy gold.
The hysterical video has been viewed more than 85 million times on the BBC Facebook page and reported across the globe.
As Dad attempted to give a serious interview with gravitas, daughter Marion and son James had other ideas. The two gatecrashed the BBC interview before they were swiftly ejected by their mother.
But now Kelly and his wife (#NotTheNanny) Jung-a Kim have finally come forward to give us their side of the internet-breaking Skype video (and yes, he was wearing pants).
The professor, who is an expert on South Korean affairs, told the Wall Street Journal, "As soon as she [Marion] opened the door I saw her image on my screen. She was in a hippity-hoppity mood that day because of the school party."
Despite his best attempts to salvage the interview, Kelly admits that "When my son came in too, I knew it was over".
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It's at this point that his wife appears on the scene to remove the children and maintain some sense of decorum. However, many internet trolls have accused her of being too rough with the children.
"My wife Jung-a did not use too much force in removing the children from the room. People asked this,'' Kelly stated.
"Our children were not hurt... we normally do not treat our children the way you saw in the clip."
When asked if they thought the video was funny, they confessed that while they do now, they were mortified at the time.
"My wife and I did not fight after the blooper, we did not punish our children. In fact, we thought that no television network would ever call us again," Kelly said.
"I communicated with the BBC immediately afterward and I apologised to them. I said that if they never called us back or never asked me to be on television again, I would understand."
The pair also responded to assumptions that the woman in the video was the hired help.
Kelly, 44, added: 'We would like to clear up some of the rumours and controversies around the video. Yes, the woman in the video is my wife, not my nanny."
He confessed to being "pretty uncomfortable" with the perhaps racist assumption. However, Jung-a-Kim had a more lighthearted response.
"People should just enjoy it, not argue over these things. I hope they stop arguing."
For now, we're going to take Mom's advice and watch that clip for the 400th time...