Helicopter Parenting - Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

  • Published on Oct 8, 2018
  • Trevor thinks sensationalized news reports on missing children are creating helicopter parents.
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Comments • 693


    What's the name of the soundtrack that plays at the last ... Please, someone help!

  • Kaynat Akhter
    Kaynat Akhter 6 days ago


  • Gadaffi Selopyane
    Gadaffi Selopyane 22 days ago

    Trevor just kills me😂

  • Lady
    Lady 27 days ago

    We cant teach our kids to run any more, cause now some cop will shoot them in the back and first thing they will say is why did they run.... because they was scared and didn't know what else to do. now we have to teach see what they want first. and then if it is a threat fight.

  • Hindun K.
    Hindun K. Month ago

    i believe most millennial had most the same childhood. like playing on the street or neighborhood. go to school together with friends by foot or bicycle. but also millennial.. so over protective towards their children these days?? cos ive seen so many..

  • Lemlem Tesfu
    Lemlem Tesfu Month ago

    "My Mom says to me you run run if
    stranger catch you
    You deserve it "

  • Muds
    Muds Month ago

    He is hilarious. In this negative and struggling world this Brother is a gift to humanity

  • vhahangwele netshilonwe

    Is it just me or he always wears white shirts???

  • T Gray
    T Gray Month ago

    Haaaa we had the same kind of mother. She would say..you are not stupid, you run and scream while your running. That was just how to get away from boys who wanted to kiss me.

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  • E K Daufin
    E K Daufin 2 months ago +1

    I like his noises for being on your phone in an Uber.

  • MaxXx SH
    MaxXx SH 2 months ago

    The thing is that 1) it doesn’t just have to be on your own. I was almost kidnapped in a crowded public park with my family very close by. 2) A lot of the time it’s not strangers but someone you know who will kidnap or rape you. That’s why the parents and family are often the first people questioned when a child is taken.

  • KelRiever
    KelRiever 2 months ago

    Dear Trevor, that is not 'helicopter' parenting, take it from at least one parent. Yes, kids should be able to play in the street without being constantly watched. Most parents I know, and I, do not use 'helicopter' parenting to refer to that. They use it to refer to being constantly intervening in a kids life about everything, including when they are inside! It's not a positive term, though weirdly there was a news report somewhere saying it 'worked'.
    Kids playing in the street has more to do with neighborhoods, and if you were to take your point about news, I would say THAT is the misleading part of the news that's out there. That 'playing in the street' is or isn't something parents should universally do. Neighborhoods in cul de sacs have kids playing outside plenty, as far as I can tell. Meanwhile, yeah, if you are a parent, you shouldn't let your kid out on a 40 mph road when they're 4.
    So, entertaining as always. And still a fan. But...to be a helicopter parent, that's a lot worse than just not letting your kids outside alone.

  • IyaEarthseeds
    IyaEarthseeds 2 months ago

    That's why I don't watch/read the news. Not mainstream corporate run news.

  • Kate 8
    Kate 8 2 months ago

    Yeah but when it's your kid you want to bubble wrap the entire world just so they don't scrape a knee. I'm not for over protecting your kids but I do understand the worry. Also, about the plane crashes, yes they are not as common as car crashes but neither is surviving a plane crash vs car crash..

  • Violah8 Via
    Violah8 Via 2 months ago

    I love these btwn scenes.. Keep them coming

  • Yani Callu
    Yani Callu 2 months ago

    If he catches you, you deserved it..., jajajaja

  • Tseleng Botlhole
    Tseleng Botlhole 2 months ago

    It's the proximity to the ground that makes a car seem safe

  • much to do anything
    much to do anything 2 months ago

    Very true about the car crashes

  • Ann Mal
    Ann Mal 2 months ago

    A person without kids giving parenting advice 😂 lol

  • بشر الحافي
    بشر الحافي 2 months ago

    Exactly the same thing is happening with the Momo hoax now

  • E. A. Daang
    E. A. Daang 3 months ago

    It only gets into the news if it's new and relatively rare, i.e., newsworthy.

  • nina allen
    nina allen 3 months ago

    That’s what you call a moral panic! Well explained Trevor

  • Shubrakshi Seth
    Shubrakshi Seth 3 months ago

    And I luv u

  • •BlackHuntress•
    •BlackHuntress• 4 months ago

    I think the reason people are more scared about planes is because they have no control over it but in a car you're the one who's driving 🤔

  • Brenna Hasselmann
    Brenna Hasselmann 4 months ago

    A chapter in Freakonomics is dedicated to this topic lol

  • Isabel Perez
    Isabel Perez 4 months ago

    My mother needs to see this! If only she understood English! 😂😂😭😭

  • Mihaela Raischi
    Mihaela Raischi 5 months ago

    Planes transport big groups of people and in case of a plane crush most of the passengers and crew members die, that's why it's considered more important (as news) than a car crash in which people usually get minor injuries. Besides if a plane falls, this can cause damage to buildings and kill many other people on the ground.

  • Blueberry 16
    Blueberry 16 5 months ago

    My mom said to just throw the rocks (that I for some reason) had in my backpack at an attacker, punch them in los huevos, and then run. I love my mom.

  • Hannah Lopez
    Hannah Lopez 6 months ago

    Yes! That plane thing is true! Like spot on. Because when a plane crash its a lot of death vs a car that's why it's on news for a long time

  • Sukh Qazmi
    Sukh Qazmi 6 months ago

    U deserved it xD

  • MonstaFreak13
    MonstaFreak13 6 months ago

    Helicopter parenting i feel only happens with a certain demographic and/or gender. My sister was never allowed to go anywhere unless my parents knew who, what, when, where, why and how. With my brother and i, we would just leave as soon as our homework and chores were done and my parents gave up on the streetlight rule as i got into the latter teen years we didnt have a stay at home parent or the internet for them to keep track of us, cell phones were barely a thing then and kids definitely didnt have them.

  • spookym123
    spookym123 7 months ago

    I don't think most people who have a fear of flying base that fear on the belief that there is a greater chance of crashing in a plane vs a car, but rather if something does go wrong, you don't fall 30,000 feet from a car.

  • quirky mermaid28
    quirky mermaid28 7 months ago

    My mom is like this thats why she’s so strict with me

  • Naomi
    Naomi 7 months ago

    Unscripted Trevor is the best

  • Alan Reed
    Alan Reed 7 months ago

    availability hueristic

  • Trigger BladeX
    Trigger BladeX 7 months ago

    Trevor's mom is the wisest woman ever.

  • Marina E
    Marina E 7 months ago

    Well, the fear that your child might get killed, severly injured or abused is a valid one, because these things happen all too often.
    So you should let your children play by themselves as much as possible to protect them from harm, because most perpetrators are relatives or close friends. ;)

  • Julie Sloane
    Julie Sloane 7 months ago

    Trevor Noah is going to be a great dad.

  • Annabelle-Sara Gomoko
    Annabelle-Sara Gomoko 7 months ago

    African mams are the best mine told me you have hands you can fight back... but first RUN!

  • CornishCreamtea07
    CornishCreamtea07 7 months ago

    I'm not afraid of flying, but I get why some people would be as opposed to cars, even if they are safer. A cars on the ground, a plane is 30,00 feet in the air. if your car breaks down, then you just stop, if a plane breaks down...

  • Queen E
    Queen E 7 months ago

    Hi Trev😘Absolutely Damn Right Baby, The News Controls Peoples Reactions By Playing and Toying With Their Emotions!!!

  • I am just a mom doing the best I can

    It's now illegal to let your kids walk to the park and play go to school alone if it's more then two blocks away. It's now neglect and abuse. I don't play to all the hype about what you can or can't do as a parent. I was abused, went through 14 years in the foster care system. I know what is true abuse. I know that a butt whoopin is not abuse as long as it is on the bum, with only my hand and never hard enough to push the child down or cause them to pitch forward. However I don't think a spanking is always the right form of punishment. It depends on the misbehavior. Reaching dangerous things after being told not to and why can result In a quick smack on the bottom, one spank. Talking back, disrespectful behaviors, time out on the wall. Lies and cussing, pate smeared down the tounge and wall. Stealing, lose your stuff except books, bed and clothes for a time. So on...

  • Elle
    Elle 7 months ago +1

    i relate to that airplane bit so much 😂😂 every time there’s a turbulence i feel like i’m gonna die 😬😬😅😅

  • Spectra Light
    Spectra Light 7 months ago

    I'm really glad Trevor is addressing this. My mom never let me walk home to and from school, or even to the liquor store to buy chips and Arizona, even if they were close by. ☹️

  • _ DFC
    _ DFC 7 months ago +1

    Ridiculous how children are brought up now. I walked a half mile with my Mother to catch the bus. I had a purse attached to my Macintosh by an elastic thread so I didn't lose it. In one pocket it had threepence and two pence in the other for the return tickets. I got of at the city main bus terminal and caught another bus which took me to school. At the end of school I did the trip in reverse, my Mother met me for the half mile walk home. This was 1961 and I was five years old.

  • Adrian Terrell
    Adrian Terrell 7 months ago +1

    I don’t care what Trevor says......fuck flying!😂😂

  • Bethany Kay
    Bethany Kay 7 months ago

    How about the opposite of Helicopter parenting? Go #FreeRange. Check out this toddler taking a train to the city on his own.

  • D S
    D S 7 months ago

    If we "let them go," someone calls the police.
    I agree with you, I would love to! My son needs that independence for so many reasons! It's illegal. Even in places where it's not, child services has it's own rules. All it takes is a phone call, and people call READILY when they see an unattended child. Moms get a bad rep, but some just don't want their children taken away. It's a cycle of fear that perpetuates itself. Now kids aren't allowed off our own property without an adult. I let my child play on the porch while I watch through the window and I see the suspicious, horrified expressions as people pass by and don't even look hard enough to see me there.

  • Estefanía C
    Estefanía C 7 months ago +1

    I love trevor's mom!

  • Kpop0223
    Kpop0223 7 months ago

    But yo can't let your black child out to play these days because they might not come back. That's a valid fear. White kids can go out all the time.

  • abuaseel01
    abuaseel01 7 months ago

    If a car breaks down you can still walk away. If a plane breaks down, you can’t walk away, it more than likely means you’re going to fall to your death. So that’s why people who are afraid of flying go in cars

  • ruoweii
    ruoweii 7 months ago

    this analogy explains a lot of misconceptions people have lol

  • bedfordnhdonkey
    bedfordnhdonkey 7 months ago

    Good Trevor. Now apply that reasoning to Brett Kavanaugh.

    EUGINE EKKA 7 months ago

    i am so afraid of flying. i used to watch a show with my brother called Aircrash Investigation when i was young and that shaped my fear. i am still so afraid that i would rather be on a train for three days than board a two hour flight.

  • Diamond Light
    Diamond Light 7 months ago

    So the moral of the story is, don’t watch your kids... Let them get lost who cares

  • LeanneGC101
    LeanneGC101 7 months ago

    Marry me Trevor. Or anyone who is like Trevor.

  • Deri
    Deri 7 months ago

    Your Mom is awesome 😂😂

  • Amanuel Shibeshi
    Amanuel Shibeshi 7 months ago

    My God 😂😂😅😂

  • arju scarlet
    arju scarlet 7 months ago +1

    And if he catches you,you deserve it😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 nobody can make it sound as halirious as Trevor does.

  • C B
    C B 7 months ago

    In a way I agree with him and as always he's hilarious! 😂😂
    But I have to say, it's not that it happened all the time. It's that, on the off chance that it does happen (child abduction, plane crash, etc) it would be catastrophic. People do die in car crashes but most car crashes are minor compared to a plane falling out of the sky. Not every child is abducted but those that are, are likely traumatized to some degree at best or in mortal danger at worst.
    Again, I get it, he's being funny. I laughed. *stepping off soapbox*

  • Meira Hand
    Meira Hand 7 months ago

    As perfectly demonstrated by: ruclip.com/video/bM45bTN4Vnc/video.html

  • Higgs Boson
    Higgs Boson 7 months ago

    Trevor is just plain wrong. Restricting kids to play alone in the park is actually a way to prevent crime (eg. abductions, child trafficking, etc.), it keeps your children from being subject to those crimes, hence, good parenting. The reason why you and others weren’t abducted is simply because you were at the right place at the right time, but the contrast is greatly proved by the statistics of such cases.

  • RainbowEagle
    RainbowEagle 7 months ago

    In Europe, kids walk to school on their own still. Not that you'll hear about it on Fox.
    Note: There are some areas with a high criminal activity where it is not safe, mainly in big cities, but those are the exception.

  • Wandee
    Wandee 7 months ago

    Come back and do a show in south Africa

  • Donja Aboukhezaima
    Donja Aboukhezaima 7 months ago

    I understand Trevors point but also why people are afraid of planes and not cars. There is a higher chance you survive a car accident unlike a plane crash or accident... you are high in the sky and can't do anything but hope for the best and that the pilot knows what he is doing.
    About the kids, yeah people need to let go for a little bit. I think my mom was glad that the playground was right infront of our balcony and could so keep a eye on us. Still told me to never talk or go with strangers. When I was 11 or something, I was allowed to take the bus to school and back. I haven't had personal experience with kidnapping and no one I knew experienced it as well but I knew the world can be dangerous.
    I think I wouldn't let my daughter alone at the playground until a certain age (not sure yet). Yeah you hear more about it now because of social media and internet but it doesn't take away the fact that it does happen.

  • la sulamita
    la sulamita 7 months ago

    I didn't like this bit. Trevor is clearly not a parent, and clearly not a parent of a child who is missing.

    • la sulamita
      la sulamita 7 months ago

      I'm a 1970's child and mine kept a pretty "tight leash" on me. I do the same with mine.

    • Spectra Light
      Spectra Light 7 months ago

      My parents don't have a missing child, and I was never allowed to leave the house by myself.

  • Yogendra Joshi
    Yogendra Joshi 7 months ago +1

    Somebody.. please please... make a compilation of everything Trevor's mom said :)
    I just love her attitude :)

  • Ariff Johan
    Ariff Johan 7 months ago

    I would really love to hear what Trevor / Daily Show have to say about the khabib-mcgregor fight

  • Akitten84
    Akitten84 7 months ago

    The little jigglies of the planes make my stomach do flip flops. Can’t help it 😳 but I’ve gotten better at ignoring it. 😓

  • Juib Morrowind
    Juib Morrowind 7 months ago +1

    I remember walking around alone in my town when I was in 5th or 6th grade. I just liked to explore different parks and go visit friends' houses etc. This was is India.

  • Jennifer Webb
    Jennifer Webb 7 months ago

    Amy farrah fowler's kids are gonna be sooo fu%$#!

  • nanana nère
    nanana nère 7 months ago +1

    MY MOM IS SO LIKE THAT! When i was 7 or so, i told her that a man was near to grab me and i yelled so much and luckily i get rid of him. --I was with my friends, he approached and asked for help to go somewhere. My house was next to where he wanted to go, so they were like' 'that's yours, you have to help him!'' I explained but he said he doesn't get it so i walk him--in short, after the incident, i run to the house, i was scared and shaking while i was telling her...i needed a hug, some reassuring words, anything but instead, she replied ''first why did you put yourself in that position?! Why you were there? Why did you say this? Why did you do that?'' LOL

  • Matt Clark
    Matt Clark 7 months ago +3

    Stranger danger isn't anywhere near as much of a problem as abuse at the hands of family members, neighbors, school staff, coaches, and religious figures. People who KNOW the children are most likely to take advantage of them. I was raped by my 40 year old neighbor at age 3. Lived down the street from him for the next 11 years. They were family friends. That's the world kids actually grow up in when you're afraid of strangers: you end up pushing them to play nice, and subordinate themselves, to their abusers.

  • .
    . 7 months ago +1

    It's true, cars are more dangerous than planes. But don't let this distract you from the fact that McGregor got DESTROYED by Khabib.

  • ErykaSoleil
    ErykaSoleil 7 months ago

    My parents were very protective of me, but we also lived in an area where a few of the public buses had a bullet hole or two through at least one window, and walking at certain times of day by yourself could be risky. Oddly enough, I wasn't allowed to walk by myself even as a teen, but I was allowed bike to the local library by myself as a teen; I guess my parents thought I was harder to catch at that speed. XD

    As a parent myself now, I can tell you that the fear of neighborhood meth addicts, and assholes calling CPS because your kids are playing in a fenced yard by themselves is real.

  • Felicia Gardner
    Felicia Gardner 7 months ago +1

    Idk when 800 000 kids go miss each year according to the FBI even with stranger danger it is kind of scary. And sex offenders who have exploited minors live in the neighborhood. It is still a scary world. Now if we stop watching the kids and those rates go up than what? We go back to stranger danger? Now I am okay with older kids, as long as they are in a group doing stuff, but yes as a mother I worry. I am more than aware of the family danger, being abused as a kid. It always gets swept under the rug. But being aware of strangers is a good thing.

  • divya
    divya 7 months ago

    see whatcha gotta do is throw them off they’re rhythm

  • Dee Dee
    Dee Dee 7 months ago

    To everyone who says that it’s 100% preventable from your kids being kidnapped. Let me tell you a little story. I live in South Africa (XD) and my mon hates it when I walk to the store alone because there’s a lot of kidnappings around in the area, but I do it in anyways. I haven’t been mugged or caught... ever. Not once. I’m always cautious.
    The parents down the street from my house, well they’re cautious too. No one’s kids run around. No kid is left alone for a second. And yet two kids were kidnapped by strangers in front of their gate to their house, while the parents were still there. While they were getting out of their car!
    We have walls around our houses with big gates. Getting out of your car, surrounded by that, and the kids still got grabbed. I believe one was about 2 years old and another 12. The twelve year old was saved though.
    Tell me how this could have been 100% preventable? How much safer do you want your kids? If someone really wants to kidnap someone, they will. It doesn’t matter how cautious you are. It sounds stupid, but it’s true. They have had plenty of chances to grab me. A young female who wares short shorts and has earphones in 24/7. Yet they went for the kids at their home. So I’m sorry, but it’s not 100% preventable.

  • Genevieve Greene
    Genevieve Greene 7 months ago +1

    If he catches you you deserved it lol. I told my kids bite him hard and run.

  • Ulrich Fodze
    Ulrich Fodze 7 months ago

    a world where a mean thing like “Trump" is president is not a world worth living for children. it's an apocalyptic foresight of much more sinister things to come.
    With that "Trump" mobster still at large our children won't have a bright future. Good to know that this problem that sits in the White House will soon vanish.

  • Kateřina Novotná
    Kateřina Novotná 7 months ago

    That's what I love about living in Central Europe. Yeah, kids used to go outside on their own earlier but you can see 8 year old kids coming from school on their own, going to play football to the park on their own :)

  • Tiny Rock
    Tiny Rock 7 months ago

    Today my senior coworker told me her twin sons were called Joel and The other Joel for a while, I dunno it just cracked me up (edit:when they were newborns)

  • Gyula Takacs
    Gyula Takacs 7 months ago

    When Trevor has kids, he will understand. Just download a sex offender app for your phone and see how many are living in your neighborhood. You'll change your mind real quick on where you let your kids play alone. They didn't have that app in the 1970s or 80s or 90s yet the weirdos were still there. How many kids went missing or were abducted and we didn't hear about it because social media wasn't there to report it nor were there laws to alert us that a kid was missing.

  • Valerie Yuen
    Valerie Yuen 7 months ago

    “If he catches you, you deserved it” 😂😂 who find Trevor SO CuTe ??.. 🙌🏾 RAISE ur hands

  • Tisha3283
    Tisha3283 7 months ago +2

    Does Trevor have a kid? Didn’t think so... Looking forward to listening to/watching his set once he does though, coz I’m pretty sure THAT would be HILARIOUS 🙂

  • Rheto12
    Rheto12 7 months ago

    I was in the streets all the time since like 6-8 I remember one fishy occurrence where I guy insisted on giving me a ride but that’s it

  • WhatisASMR
    WhatisASMR 7 months ago

    It ain't easy filling out a 24-hour news cycle with factual news. Just ask Ron Burgundy.

  • Willie Purdom
    Willie Purdom 7 months ago

    We walked to school, and back home everyday...we never had a problem. The only problem we had was when we got home late because we was playing along the way. I use to wonder how my mom always knew we did that. It wasn't until I got older I found out that, there people in the neighborhood watching us all the way home, and when we stopped to play, they called and told her...and of course we got a good butt whupping for not doing as we were told. Now days people on your street don't even know each other, let alone care about what your kids did. Hell, neighbors don't know their own neighbors anymore. Thank god I grew up in a neighborhood where everybody knew everybody, why you might ask...because they had kids too.

  • Wynstan'sMom
    Wynstan'sMom 7 months ago

    A logical fallacy, the "law of small numbers" explains what Trevor Noah is articulating. Why can't I be that funny when I try to use definitions?

  • Uriel238
    Uriel238 7 months ago

    I'm not afraid of flying because of planes. I'm afraid of flying because of the TSA.
    They keep _randomly_ selecting me for extra searches.
    They don't like it when I find the poofer hilarious.
    And now, if they really don't like you, they stalk you indefinitely. Like seriously you go on a list and a sky marshall follows you around like a PI.

  • Boxmix
    Boxmix 7 months ago

    At this point, Trevor Noah's mother is the other host of The Daily Show and deserves to be on the credits and payroll....just saying

  • Goukes
    Goukes 7 months ago

    Very ironic coming from him.

  • Isaac Dederichs
    Isaac Dederichs 7 months ago

    10000 liker let’s goo

  • Tragoudistros.MPH
    Tragoudistros.MPH 7 months ago

    *Disclaimer* : (in the super fast voice after commercials) Trevor's mother loved him very much, and would never have thought he deserved it... but she Could have made the joke to drive the lesson home 😜

  • NaraRyansO163
    NaraRyansO163 7 months ago

    😆😂Omg Trevor i luv ur mom. ❤

  • marlee glenn
    marlee glenn 7 months ago

    That's why I don't watch news or talk shows. I'm not trying to be brain washed by BS anymore!

  • TheVivienne1990
    TheVivienne1990 7 months ago

    The last bit really got me

  • blue4me43
    blue4me43 7 months ago

    Yes, let the kids play outside more than Video games.

  • Lazy Perfectionist
    Lazy Perfectionist 7 months ago

    Only problem I have with what is usually referred to as "free-range parenting" is that it involves the kid being _alone._ Isn't it illegal to let a kid under the age of 12 be at _home_ alone? Shouldn't it, then, be _likewise_ illegal to let the kid under the age of 12 roam the _streets_ alone? Send a sibling or a friend or two with them and tell them to be aware of their surroundings.