Skip to comments.“Balloon Boy” Admits: “We Did This For The Show”
Posted on 10/15/2009 8:21:48 PM PDT by thedailyjabber
I realize this may be posted as a comment, in the original thread but may be even bigger than the original breaking news.
The dad even sounded like he pooped himself :-o
if it is not appropriate please remove from breaking, etc.
Well, then let the parents pay for the show. The bill must be in the scores of thousands.
“hilda” heard it also, i thought i was hearing things.
credit them for posting it first.
the more you watch the guys body language....he is clearly disturbed.
Kid: We did this for the show.
Dad: Flrp. (pooping sound) Yeah.
Does somebody have any additional information confirming that it was an intentional hoax?
I personally they encouraged kids to do stuff for the show (Wife Swap) and make the kids act worse than usual or something.
Maybe it was something that happened before on their episode and he just carried it on.
in the video, he says YOU GUYS SAD we did this for the show
Balloon Dad is a lousy actor.
I heard. This is not conclusive to me. I have two six year olds, and often have a wrong impression of what they mean when they try to express themselves until straightening it out. Beware of assuming that little kids express things in context well.
The kid did not make clear exactly what the thing done for the show was. While I certainly understand this is presumed to be clear by ears tuned to listen to adults only.
Hasn’t this family been on TV before?
The strained, defensive, and evasive behavior of the dad during Wolf's follow-up question in the next segment was highly incriminating.
This family was on wife swap last year...
Can someone tell me what discernible means of income they have?
Wolfie asked the kid why he didn’t answer his parents calls from the bedroom and he said “we did it for the show”. This combined with the Dad’s befuddled attempt at explaining it away in the follow-up interview, long pause while he looks at his wife, hoping she comes up with something good, and that they appeared on “wife swap”, and his invention of the Jetson’s hover car makes me feel they are Super Guilty (a rarely used technical law term).
An Wolfie follows up with "I didn't quite hear that..."
LOL! Sounded pretty loud to me.
Its plausible the dad was aware of how what the kid said might be construed.
I think you guys are reading that all wrong..the kids were on the roof taking pictures..he was using the word “SHOW” as a way of saying a camera was on him. Why can’t we ever give someone the benefit of the doubt. I’m so glad this kid is ok..did it wreck any of your lives today that for two hours you were thinking of someone else, praying the kid is ok, and then when he’s ok, it’s like you’re all pissed.
If the dad’s lying, he’s a perfect candidate for White House czar.
Ut oh is right. I think the parents are a bit odd. The wife swap show & then the video I saw on the boys from the other thread makes me wonder if it was a stunt. Whatever it was or wasn’t I am glad the child is safe.
The Czar of Child Space Flight?
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