Baby goes bonkers for a remote control

So. Many. Buttons.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Aug 12, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 7:07 pm CDT

As anyone on the Internet knows by now, it doesn’t take much to impress a baby: A Katy Perry song, solid food, and their own eyebrows all make the grade. But the lowest threshold for amazement belongs to a boy whose mind is blown by the mere appearance of a remote control.

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How to describe his reaction to glimpsing this perfectly mundane object? The closest comparison would be astronaut Dave Bowman hurtling through a psychedelic wormhole toward the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey—wide-eyed, open-mouthed, entire nervous system alight.

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Just wait till he discovers the actual TV.

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*First Published: Aug 12, 2014, 11:52 am CDT