An accidental video of an elderly couple struggling to learn how to use a webcam has gone viral, making the couple online accidental celebrities.
” Webcam 101 for Seniors” features Bruce and Esther Huffman trying to figure out how to take a picture of themselves using their new webcam, but they unwittingly recorded a hilarious video of themselves.
In the nearly three minute video, 86-year-old Bruce makes funny monkey faces, comments on his wrinkles, sings, burps and at one point, flirts with his 79-year-old wife Esther who ignores him while she tries to figure out how to take a photo.
“See how pretty your hair is?” Bruce said to Esther. “Just drop your dress a little bit and see your boobies.”
Esther was especially perplexed when she saw an error message pop up that read, “‘warning you must stop recording before trying to close.'” Esther went on to say, “Gee but I don’t know what I’m recording. Shucks.”
For one fleeting moment, Bruce almost figured out what was going on when he says, “maybe it’s recording us?” Unfortunately instead of exploring that possibility they moved on to another topic: their wrinkles.
Apparently, their granddaughter had tried to teach the charming couple how to use the webcam. When the granddaughter was on the new computer a few days later, she found the funny video. Titling it “Webcam 101 For Seniors”, she posted it on YouTube.
“We did not realize the camera was on at all, otherwise I would not have burped and groped,” added Bruce.”Well, I might have.”
“When I was 8 years old, my uncle paid me five cents if I’d make a monkey face and I’ve been working on it all these years. I never knew it’d make me famous,” Bruce said.
“I was trying to figure out how to do the videos and didn’t know the thing was actually running,” Esther said. “All the while, Bruce was kind of amusing himself because he was bored. He was being quite an actor.”
The Huffmans have become Internet sensations. They’ve appeared on several television news shows. The video has received close to3.5 million page views since it was uploaded on YouTube on August 21.