It’s a simple premise: a dad re-enacts the conversations he has with his two year old daughter – but the daughter is played by a grown man. And the results are very, very funny.
Matthew Clarke created the 'Convos with my 2-year-old' YouTube series, along with his wife, Leila Harrison, friend and co-star David Milchard – and, of course, toddler Coco.
Speaking to the Huffington Post, Clarke says he came up with the idea when he realised the ridiculousness of a conversation he was having with his daughter.
“A few months ago I was talking to my daughter, and I stepped outside it for a second and thought, If she was three feet taller, this would be completely unacceptable,” he said.
“I think, like I think most parents think, that my daughter’s hilarious. Daily she’ll say something or do something funny on its own, and I’m drawn to situations in different contexts that can be very funny. And so I thought about having a grown man say these things and I thought, There’s some comedy in that.
“So I started recording the conversations after they would happen. There was this wealth of material.”
The first three videos in the series draw on ordinary events most parents would recognise – Coco playing with Mummy, Coco refusing to go to bed, Coco demanding another cookie – but seem very different when acted by a male adult.
Clarke says the group originally thought of making eight videos, but are open to more. Bath time, he says, is just asking to be acted out.
“Bath time is usually pretty funny ... playtime is always hilarious,” he says.
“[Kids] are just like pure imagination … She’ll come up with something completely nonsensical. Like we’re taking the pirate ship to the disco - with no segue.”
Watch the episodes of 'Convos with my 2-year-old' below.