Noah Ritter first stole our hearts with his YouTube video, quickly becoming a sensation. Now “the ‘apparently’ kid” is stealing the spotlight on Ellen DeGeneres’ show, proving that his charm is far from an act.
It’s been a year of firsts for Ritter, who says in his YouTube video that it’s his first time on live television while he takes the handheld microphone from the newscaster like a pro. As Ritter sits on DeGeneres’ couch, he says it’s his first time on a talk show.
Ritter then proudly waves to his grandpa in the audience and gets an “aww” from the crowd.
DeGeneres was quick to ask Ritter about his favorite word, “apparently.”
Ritter cleverly responded, “Yeah, but I got over it now,” saying that he doesn’t use the word anymore. In fact, he said, we should rename him “the ‘seriously’ kid” since that was his new favorite word.
Ritter then goes on to compare kindergarten to prison, which has even DeGeneres losing it with giggles while Ritter maintains a straight face like he doesn’t get the joke. “So you’re enjoying it?” DeGeneres asks when she finally stops laughing.
They really need to get this kid on a special episode of Kids Say the Darndest Things.
“I only tell the big kids on the bus,” Ritter explains, throwing his hands in the air when DeGeneres asks if the kids in his class know if he’s famous. “And I have to go to a different bus, that’s all I have to do, is just go to a different bus and I’m home free. And I’m like, ‘Why can’t they just park at my home?'”
Anyone else think he’s like a little Tony Soprano?
“I’m pretty sure that’s a guy in a costume,” Ritter says when DeGeneres brings out a lifelike dinosaur because they’re the five-year-old’s favorite.
This might just be the best video you see all year. Ritter should definitely consider a career in journalism. Do we sense a future Walter Cronkite on our hands?