Meet the most easily frightened dad on the Internet

He won't breathe easy until his son moves out.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on May 19, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 7:10 am CDT

Dads: we like to think of them as noble protectors, steadfast and tough to rattle. But deep down, they’re all terrible cowards, as one son has gone out of his way to prove time and again.

Could the easily spooked, endlessly harassed father in this video really have anything to fear from blurted phrases including “Lizzie McGuire,” “Shawshank Redemption,” and “wiggle wiggle worm”? Maybe just a heart attack. But he seems to be a good sport about it nonetheless.

Well, now I know what I’m getting my dad for Father’s Day: a coupon good for a lifetime of me not lunging at him from the shadows.

Photo by Halloweenstock/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: May 19, 2014, 11:53 am CDT