You may not know his name, but you've probably seen his BBC interview.
Political science professor Robert E. Kelly's family famously barged in on him during a live BBC interview back in March. The hilarious video quickly went viral.
It all started when Kelly announced on Twitter that he'd be on the BBC to talk about the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye:
I will be on @BBCNewsMedia / @BBCWorld in 10 minutes to talk about the Korean impeachment.— Robert E Kelly (@Robert E Kelly) 1489143107.0
Little did he know that the interview would make him famous worldwide––overshadowing the impeachment news.
Partway through the interview, his daughter, Marion, came marching in. According to the Kelly, she was in a "hippity-hoppity mood" because she'd just had a birthday party at school.
Coming into the office on a Friday like https://t.co/MCpmOvDEU2— Dave Itzkoff (@Dave Itzkoff) 1489152325.0
As Kelly attempted to get his daughter to leave the room while still keeping his focus on the interview, his son, James, soon came gliding in in his baby walker to find his big sister. And that's when Kelly's sock-clad wife, Kim Jung-A came sliding in Risky Business-style (but a bit more frantic) to drag the two out and shut the door while Kelly closed his eyes in embarrassment and apologized.
@juliamacfarlane It’s the mum scrambling on the floor at the end that is priceless— James Osborne (@James Osborne) 1489145035.0
Coming to get the first viral BBC family interview like https://t.co/LPWUWVS7Ns— Mike Bird (@Mike Bird) 1489512215.0
Let's all relive this moment of pure magic from 2017, shall we?
Our favourite live TV moment of the week by far 👶😂 https://t.co/GXSCUl5hYI— BBC Newsbeat (@BBC Newsbeat) 1489148403.0
The Wall Street Journal was lucky enough to nab the first interview with the adorable family. Kelly called the experience "a comedy of errors," which seems fitting. And it was all because Kelly had forgotten to lock the office door after a long day of interviews.
The BBC interview dad and his family are completely charming. Our exclusive interview: https://t.co/0oI1wKjREJ https://t.co/tujsPCfgXF— Sam Walker (@Sam Walker) 1489518390.0
The little girl who crashed her dad's BBC int was in "a hippity-hoppity mood" bc she'd just had a bday party ❤️… https://t.co/FidcAAgSIm— David Mack (@David Mack) 1489512727.0
UPDATE h/t @Birdyword https://t.co/uFq4ZJLFJQ https://t.co/U87UY0JZxR— Blockchain Sam Ro (@Blockchain Sam Ro) 1489512249.0
Now, having amassed a healthy following since the incident, the Kelly family is back on Twitter again. But this time it's to wish all of their fans a Merry Christmas.
Kelly shared a photo of the kids, now a little bigger, saying: "Merry Christmas. To all the people who follow me because of the video or my children, thank you. We are flattered by your kindness."
Merry Christmas. To all the people who follow me because of the video or my children, thank you. We are flattered b… https://t.co/YHrucXHJZ7— Robert E Kelly (@Robert E Kelly) 1513999357.0
And Twitter gave the love right back:
@Annajsays Thank you. And Merry Christmas to @jamesmenendez too. We all had quite a year. Thank you for handling th… https://t.co/I7jgpra1zH— Robert E Kelly (@Robert E Kelly) 1514182938.0
@Robert_E_Kelly Sometimes I still walk into rooms like his daughter does. 💛— zadi (@zadi) 1514000024.0
@hamburglarsalad @Robert_E_Kelly I agree. It'll brighten up your day— zadi (@zadi) 1514030564.0
@Padawara @Robert_E_Kelly I know. She kills it. EVERYtime. ❤️😉— bubble gum (@bubble gum) 1514028923.0
@Robert_E_Kelly This still brings me so much joy! https://t.co/4Si33aljoU— Lelan Oake-Libow (@Lelan Oake-Libow) 1514003590.0
@Melissachirp @cricketfreak18 @Robert_E_Kelly I wanna make my 2018 look https://t.co/8LKPEshXRI.that.— Janet Gottschalk (@Janet Gottschalk) 1514171090.0
@Robert_E_Kelly I follow for the political insight but the video is how I found you. I hope you & your family have a lovely holiday!— Katie Mack (@Katie Mack) 1513999574.0
@nycjamgal @Robert_E_Kelly DAT SLIDE DO— Yoga Supersoldier MD (@Yoga Supersoldier MD) 1514051623.0
@hamburglarsalad @Padawara @Robert_E_Kelly https://t.co/d7DcdlN90R— Vix Maren (@Vix Maren) 1514118013.0
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