Yesterday was one of the best days in the history of the internet. First, there was the story of the girl who threw a poo out of the window on a Tinder date, and then got stuck trying to retrieve it.
And then Twitter discovered the bat video. The bat video is – and I do not say this lightly – genuinely the funniest video I have ever watched in my entire life. My entire life. On the first viewing it’s good, but the more times you watch it, the more you notice, and if you are anything like me, you will end up lying on the floor, crying, for 10 straight minutes.
What I’m saying is, don’t just watch this video once. Get a group of mates together and watch it a good six, seven times. I guess you could say it’s a bit like Game of Thrones – it gets richer with every viewing. Yes I am comparing a viral video of an Irish family trying to catch a bat to Game of Thrones, and I am correct to.
I guess I should show you the video, you will 100% need to turn the sound on:
Firstly, it’s worth mentioning that every single second of this video is funny, but it is made at least three times funnier by the fact that the family is Irish. This is just how things work, Irish people are funnier than the rest of us.
By 38 seconds in, you are already laughing, but then it really kicks in when the person filming, a comedian named Tadhg Fleming, zooms in on his mum hiding behind the door and shouts “Maureen will you stop looking in de door!”
The ‘chorus’ of the video is Tadhg’s constant shouts of “Catch him, Derry, catch him!” but the killer verse comes at one minute and eight seconds in, when Derry gets up on a chair with the towel, and it looks like he might finally have snared the bat.
“Oh, did you get him?” Tadhg shouts. “Nah he’s there he’s making a mockery of you, boy.”
And from there it just spirals. “THE DOG’S PISSING! DAD THE DOG’S OUT THERE PEEING.”
“MAUREEN YOU’RE NO HELP BEHIND THE DOOR!”
“You’re tiring him out, he’s like McGregor he’s got no legs left.”
“OH FUCK IT!”
“AHHHHHH, AHHHHHHH! HE’S ON ME!”
And then this shot of a triumphant Derry, having sent the bat back outside where it belongs, and rubbing his hands together like it was no bother at all.
BUT IT’S STILL NOT DONE. Because the video ends with Maureen ordering the dog to get out of the house for his little indiscretion.
“Shut the dog out?! He’s frightened, he pissed himself mam!”
Now please, if you’ll excuse me, I am going to die.