A Dad's Very Dramatic Reaction To His Wife's Suggestion Of Getting A Fake Tree Has Become Its Own Meme
"If this little glimpse into my world can keep one home from getting a fake tree, my pain will have been worth it," Joe Napoli, the not-at-all melodramatic dad in the viral video, told BuzzFeed News.
This is the Napoli family from Ontario, California: From left to right is dad Joe, daughter Audrey, mom Marie, and daughter Madison. All the Napolis take Christmas pretty seriously, but especially dad. "He's pretty overdramatic at times," Madison, 21, told BuzzFeed News.
Madison said her parents have a good-humored relationship, so when they were discussing getting a Christmas tree over the weekend, she overheard her mom trolling her dad and suggested they get an artificial tree this year.
"Do you know they're bad for the environment?" Madison overheard her dad grow sincerely concerned, so she started recording "to see how the conversation played out," she said. Little did she know just how serious her dad stood against artificial trees, and captured this now-iconic reaction.
"The whole thing is freaking plastic!" Joe shouts.
"I don't know what's happened to you and I know I can't solve it, so I'm just going to let it go," he says after heaving a huge sigh.