Hilarious Toddler Approximates Recorder Sound With Scream

A TikTok video captured a mother trying to show her toddler how to use a recorder at their home in Deepstep, Georgia, with the child’s response being to scream into the musical instrument – in essence reproducing the instrument’s signature shriek.

The video, recorded by Jessica Griffin’s nine-year-old son, shows her giving the recorder to the tot who, instead of copying his mother and blowing into it, yelled at the top of his lungs.

“At the time he was one, almost two,” Griffin told Storyful. “One of his older brothers got the recorder from somewhere and I was trying to show him how to blow into it to play.”

Griffin shared the footage to her TikTok account in March, where it went viral.

Griffin said: “The result in the video is not what I was expecting at all, but it was hilarious.” Credit: Jessica Griffin via Storyful

Video transcript

[RECORDER NOTE]

[WHIMPERING]

JESSICA GRIFFIN: All right, go. Do it.

[HIGH PITCHED SCREAM]

[RECORDER NOTE]

[WHIMPERING]

JESSICA GRIFFIN: All right, go. Do it.

[HIGH PITCHED SCREAM]

[RECORDER NOTE]

[WHIMPERING]

JESSICA GRIFFIN: All right, go. Do it.

[HIGH PITCHED SCREAM]

[RECORDER NOTE]

[WHIMPERING]

JESSICA GRIFFIN: All right, go. Do it.

[HIGH PITCHED SCREAM]

[RECORDER NOTE]

[WHIMPERING]

JESSICA GRIFFIN: All right, go. Do it.

[HIGH PITCHED SCREAM]

[RECORDER NOTE]

[WHIMPERING]

JESSICA GRIFFIN: All right, go. Do it.

[HIGH PITCHED SCREAM]

[RECORDER NOTE]

[WHIMPERING]

JESSICA GRIFFIN: All right, go. Do it.

[HIGH PITCHED SCREAM]

[RECORDER NOTE]

[WHIMPERING]

JESSICA GRIFFIN: All right, go. Do it.

[HIGH PITCHED SCREAM]

[RECORDER NOTE]

[WHIMPERING]

JESSICA GRIFFIN: All right, go. Do it.

[HIGH PITCHED SCREAM]

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