Watch what happens when Sundar Pichai forgot to unmute his video call
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai was roasted by Kermit The Frog during their joint appearance on YouTube Originals' #DearEarth.Author : A. Gayatri
Since the Coronavirus pandemic has swept across the world, people have been forced to work from home. Although restrictions have been eased in several countries, employees, in general, continue to carry their work from home. In work from home setup, office meetings often happen through video calls and people mostly forget to unmute their mic during the whole meeting.
In one such hilarious incident, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai and Kermit the Frog had appeared together on a YouTube programme. The programme’s theme revolved around sustainable development and climate change.
The conversation began somewhat on a funny note where Mr Pichai was seen talking facing the camera but Kermit The Frog couldn't hear him. Kermit The Frog is one of the characters from Disney's The Muppets franchise and the character was created in 1995.
Taking to his Twitter account, Pichai shared a two-minute video clip of the interaction between him and the Frog. “Always remember to unmute…thanks @KermitTheFrog for joining us on @YouTube #DearEarth and chatting about some of our shared interests,” wrote Google’s CEO.
"Hi there, Sundar," Kermit the Frog said as he opened the interaction and welcomed Pichai to YouTube's “Dear Earth” series.
However, there’s a brief silence as the India-born executive responds to Kermit but the former is inaudible as his mic is on mute.
"Sundar, I think you are on mute. Wow, I can't believe I am talking to the CEO of Google and he is on mute,” says Kermit.
At this moment, Pichai realises his mistake and replies, “Sorry Kermit. I was on mute, and I've done it a few times this year like everyone else. I'm a huge fan of you and the muppets,” the Google CEO says.
The two then go on with discussing the issues on sustainable future and climate change mixing it with some humour.
Kermit then responds to Sundar with a compliment. "Thanks, Sundar, I am a big fan of yours. I have learned so much by searching Google. For instance, you know there are approximately 8,384 species of amphibians in the world?" says Kermit as he rants about some species in the world.
"Maybe, we can finish that list later?" Mr Pichai interrupts Kermit.
As the conversation continues, Sundar says he and his children love watching cricket highlights on YouTube among other things. Kermit replies that he, too, loves cricket, to which Pichai clarifies saying that he is talking about cricket matches and not the insect.
#DearEarth is a talk programme in which climate activists, creators and celebrities participate and share ways in which the planet can be made more sustainable.
According to YouTube, it is "an epic global celebration of our planet and what we need to do to reverse climate change." The programme aims to address the sustainability challenges that the world is going through and find a solution that can bring a change for the existing problems.