Comedic Video Goes Viral: The Lock That Leaves Everyone Confused

Avery Emberly

Updated Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Have you ever encountered a door that seems locked, but it actually isn't? Well, get ready for a good laugh because a recent video on Reddit has taken the internet by storm. Titled "My Dad Built a Lock," this clip showcases a rather unconventional locking mechanism that has left viewers scratching their heads.

The video, which features a transcript in an unfamiliar language, shows a door that appears to be securely locked. However, as the person in the video tries to open it, they realize something is amiss. The door doesn't budge! Cue the confusion and hilarity.

The comment section of the post is filled with funny reactions and observations from amused viewers. One user hilariously commented, "The lock works. As far as keeping the door closed... Might need to rethink that." Another user, referencing the famous cybersecurity expert, wrote, "McAfee would be proud." It seems like even the internet's favorite password, "password," was suggested as a possible solution.

Some commenters drew parallels to pop culture, with one person noting, "Big Lebowski energy," while another joked, "Yeah, your 3,489 siblings already posted this." It's clear that this video has captured the attention of many, sparking a variety of humorous responses.

While some viewers questioned the practicality of the lock, others pointed out its convenient feature. As one commenter cleverly put it, "Very convenient. Easy access while appearing locked." It seems that this lock may be a master of deception, fooling potential intruders while allowing authorized individuals to enter without hassle.

As the video gained traction, references to other locks and similar situations flooded the comment section. One person playfully mentioned the "Cheeto lock," drawing a comparison to a well-known snack that can be easily opened. Another user shared their experience with a plastic shed that had a similar issue, stating, "It does actually close the door/latches properly, but you can just pull the door a bit harder and it pops out."

Among the humorous remarks, there were also some practical suggestions. A commenter noted, "Well, there is not anything wrong with the lock, but he should probably have considered a different placement." It appears that the positioning of the lock may be the key to enhancing its effectiveness.

Of course, in the world of social media, no viral video is complete without a touch of sarcasm. One person amusingly asked, "How many dads does this dude have?" while another jokingly pointed out, "Nobody will steal your lock." It's clear that the online community has found endless amusement in this peculiar lock.

In the midst of the lighthearted banter, some commenters speculated on the lock's security implications. One person mused, "Burglars won't know the doors don't open outwards lol." While another suggested, "Probably no one who doesn't know it opens like that will even try the lock." It seems that this lock's unconventional design may actually serve as a deterrent to potential thieves.

In the end, it's important to remember that this video is all in good fun. As one commenter aptly put it, "Honest people won't try the door at all, burglars will just smash that lock off before trying." The video's popularity serves as a reminder that sometimes, simple inventions can bring unexpected joy and amusement.

So the next time you come across a door that appears locked but won't open, remember this viral video. Whether you find it comedic or baffling, one thing is for sure: the "My Dad Built a Lock" video has undoubtedly left its mark on the internet, guaranteeing a good laugh for all who watch it.

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Top Comments from Reddit


The lock works. As far as keeping the door closed... Might need to rethink that


Mc Afee


Password: password


Yeah, your 3,489 siblings already posted this.


Big Lebowski energy


The lock is fine. The hasp is wrong.


Very convenient. Easy access while appearing locked. "Here before us was sufficient evidence to show that it really was an entrance to a tomb, and by the seals, to all outward appearances that it was intact." -- Howard Carter 'Discovered the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Tutankhamun '


This man has a lot of kids, considering like 4000 other people have posted this.


My larger plastic shed is sort of like this. It does actually close the door/ latches properly, but you can just pull the door a bit harder and it pops out.


Nobody will steal your lock.

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