Such was the experience of BBC interviewee and professor of political science Robert E Kelly.
The Busan-based academic was on air via Skype with the broadcaster giving his expert views on the impeachment of the South Korean president.
Though the news today has been how the nation's Constitutional Court has formally removed Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal, all anyone could talk about after the interview was its unbilled guests.
Our favourite live TV moment of the week by far ?? pic.twitter.com/GXSCUl5hYI— BBC Newsbeat (@BBCNewsbeat) March 10, 2017
As Kelly spoke, a toddler wandered into shot, closely followed by a baby in a bouncer before both were herded away by a somewhat frantic woman.