Pakistan may have unknowingly created its own version of the popular ‘BBC dad’ video.
It happened when Quaid-e-Azam University Professor Zafar Jaspal was invited to speak to al Jazeera as an expert on the terrorist attack on Friday’s attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi on Saturday.
Jaspal gave his son ‘instructional gestures’ for entering a room where he was giving a live interview to an international news outlet.
In the footage, Jaspal’s son could be seen appearing in the background. Upon noticing his son’s presence, the professor silently gestured at him to leave the room, so that the interview is not interrupted.
The video soon went viral, with Twitter users drawing parallels between the media talk and a video last year of children crashing their father’s interview with the BBC.
In an interview with the British media network, Professor Robert Kelly was speaking via Skype on the issue of South Korean politics. As he answered a question, a young girl wearing glasses could be seen strutting into the room.
The moderator pointed out to the professor that one of his children had walked into the room. As Professor Kelly tried to push his child out from the camera frame, the younger sibling tottered into the room as well in a baby walker.
Another video of a 5-year-old boy crashing his father’s interview with Al Jazeera is providing viewers with a first-hand look at the endless wonders of working from home — and giving BBC dad a run for his money.
Daniel Smith-Rowsey, a film historian at St. Mary’s College of California, was attempting to break down Hollywood’s unified front against sexual assault at this year’s Golden Globes when his son Rainier popped into the frame to yell “cheese,” say “hi,” and drive a toy-car all over his dad’s shoulders.