This Parody Video Of The BBC Dad Interview Makes A Hilarious Yet Crucial Point About Multitasking Moms

Never underestimate the power of a working mother.

At this point, pretty much everyone has seen the infamous BBC interview of dad extraordinaire Robert E. Kelly that took the internet by child-sized storm last week.

But just in case you missed it, here's what happened: 



That infamously adorable video has since sparked a hilarious parody imagining how a mom might have handled that same interruption.

Created by New Zealand comedy duo Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce of Jono and Ben, the video stars a mother who has mastered the art of multitasking. When her daughter walks into the mother's interview with BBC, she puts the toddler on her lap. Then, when her infant child rolls in a moment later, she magically finds a colorful ball to amuse the baby. 

Next, the mother makes dinner, irons a shirt, cleans the toilet, disables a bomb, and even helps her husband look for his missing sock — all the while never missing a beat as she perfectly delivers a complex and nuanced answer about South Korean international affairs.

Much like its viral forefather, the maternal parody has become an overnight internet sensation. In less than 24 hours, the YouTube video has garnered more than 700,000 views. Its instant popularity is proof positive to never underestimate the power of a working mother. 

While the lighthearted video makes a necessary and relevant point about the unequal expectations assigned to traditional gender roles, it should be noted that both the real and parody videos are just two examples of the way millions of modern families share household duties.

Mothers should absolutely be commended for their multitasking abilities, as should fathers — as should anyone else who acts as a parent in whatever capacity they can. 

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