WILKES-BARRE, Pennslyvania - "Apparently sometimes I don't watch the news. ... Apparently grandpa just gives me the remote after we watch the powerball."
Those words, made famous by 5-year-old Noah Ritter, have become the talk of the digital sphere.
The video got more than 3 million views in just a few days. As a result, young Noah was invited to appear on the show "Good Morning America" earllier this week.
"It is so great because I've really never had any people like me." (laughs)
Aw. And as for Noah's grandpa? Turns out he had some influence against Michael Strahan's former team.
"I used to like the Giants, but my grandfather brainwashed me into liking the Steelers." (laughs)
Noah's interview from that local county fair has made for plenty of puns in headlines—most of them about his future in live TV. The Scranton Times-Tribune spoke with his grandfather, who said the family has gotten hundreds of calls for interview requests from Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel and many more. He also gave a little more explanation about Noah's use of the word "apparently."
"When he has nothing else to say, he says 'apparently.'"
Despite the sudden fame, however, Noah has no desire to pursue broadcast journalism despite the speculation.