Even though people have been working from home for over a year, there are still times when they are caught off guard, especially during video calls. One of those moments happened on live television when a financial expert was interrupted by his on-air son and the little one’s blunders sparked a riot of laughter online.
In an interview with Bloomberg News, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, senior researcher at the German Marshall Fund (GMF) and associate at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), discussed the resignation of Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann. However, as the expert was very serious in explaining how this might impact the German financial industry, his son stole the show by stepping into the frame.
As the little boy waved frantically for his father’s attention, Kirkegaard nonchalantly continued to maintain a straight face. He was seen trying to push the child away. However, that didn’t stop the father from continuing, as the boy even grabbed a stapler!
Finally, the show’s host Jonathan Ferro tried to break the ice and laugh it off. Ferro interrupted Kirkegaard to make a joke about his son: “Does your son work for the Greek government?
The clip was shared on Twitter by Bloomberg producer Aggi Cantrill, with plenty of comments about the hilarious incident and naturally it reminded people The BBC’s Father in 2017 Robert Kelly.
– Aggi (@aggichristiane) 20 October 2021
The video drew a lot of reaction online, with most parents saying there was nothing to be embarrassed about, but praised him for his calm and “Nordic chill” poise. However, he admitted on Twitter while replying to a user, he ultimately couldn’t control his laughter.
🙂 – in all honesty if you look at the whole thing you will see that Nordic cool breaks down quite quickly – https://t.co/1iHHNKderH
– Jacob F Kirkegaard (@jfkirkegaard) October 21, 2021
Here is how internet users reacted:
This video of kid bombarding his father’s interview is what I imagine Victorians are thinking about doing more locks or zoom meetings.
– Antoinette Lattouf (@antoinette_news) 20 October 2021
This young man set the standard for the house’s most impactful TV hit! https://t.co/rlaZCWp2fO
– Eleni Giokos (@EleniGiokos) October 21, 2021
This kid who drags his father is a sublime performance art pic.twitter.com/lipjOOxpVi
– Gabe Hudson (@gabehudson) 20 October 2021
– Bonnie Burton (@bonniegrrl) 20 October 2021
To be honest, it could be his revenge for you by making him an Arsenal fan….
– Robin Wigglesworth (@RobinWigg) 22 October 2021
– Room assessor (@ratemyskyperoom) 20 October 2021
– Peter Ryan (@Peter_F_Ryan) 20 October 2021
This interview with @jfkirkegaard is the next level of Nordic calm. https://t.co/iKYE3kFQHV
– Nicolai von Ondarza (@NvOndarza) October 21, 2021
Our own BBC Dad moment https://t.co/qdHFXyQGQQ
– Juliette Saly (@julesaly) 20 October 2021
Absolute props to Bloomberg Dad here to a) keep it together and b) outdo BBC Dad https://t.co/CIirP2yZcA
– Kate Bevan (@katebevan) October 21, 2021
Papa BBC or Papa Bloomberg? Choose your fighter https://t.co/pIDARWIYYm pic.twitter.com/i8a9Pkphp5
– clarissa rewrites star wars ix (@ClarissaDeLune) October 21, 2021
When your middle name is Funk, dancing kids are free with any live TV spot https://t.co/J0k46s29eF
– Amanda Katz (@katzish) 20 October 2021
Have animals and children interrupt Zoom meetings and the interview comes as no surprise at this point as people get used to a pandemic life. Earlier in August, Carmel Sepuloni, New Zealand’s Minister for Social Development, had an interrupted interview by her son which showed a “deformed carrot in the shape of a part of a man’s body”.