By now you surely have seen the clip of Professor Robert Kelly conducting an interview with the BBC to discuss the recent headlines out of South Korea, only to be interrupted and run off the rails by his two children and wife. If there is one person to blame for the whole fiasco, it is Kelly himself, but he is taking the incident in stride.
“It’s a comedy of errors,” Kelly explained to The Wall Street Journal. Oh, was it ever!
It all started when Kelly forgot to lock the door to his office, which he says he usually does. As the door opened, his daughter, Marion, came strutting into the office like Vince McMahon making his way down the ramp to the ring.
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“As soon as she opened the door I saw her image on my screen,” Kelly explained. “She was in a hippity-hoppity mood that day because of the school party.”
Kelly managed to keep the interview going as best he could, holding his daughter back with an extended arm from his chair. But then things got a little more chaotic when his infant son James came rolling in, soon to be followed by a very distressed mother trying to keep order.
“He usually locks the door,” Ms. Kim said. “Most of the time they come back to me after they find the locked door. But they didn’t. And then I saw the door was open. It was chaos for me.”
“Then I knew it was over,” Kelly said of the moment his son rolled through the door. There really was no coming back from that one.
Kelly reached out to the BBC shortly after the interview concluded to apologize and he and his wife were stunned when the network asked to share the clip online. After initially declining, the couple was persuaded to allow the clip to be shared with the masses, and the rest is history. The clip was an instant viral hit and may end up being one of the best clips of the year.