WATCH: Irish Family Tries to Catch a Bat in Their Kitchen, Hilarity Ensues

This video of an Irish family trying to catch a bat in their kitchen is everything a video of an Irish family trying to catch a bat in their kitchen should be. There’s the patient designated bat catcher, Derry, who employs a mostly ineffective tea towel technique to trap the critter. There’s wide-eyed Maureen, who’s silently hiding behind a door. There’s the expletive-happy videographer, who berates Maureen for hiding behind a door while HE hides behind a door. And then there’s the dog, who makes a real, um, splash.

From now on, “Catch him, Derry!” is my go-to phrase when I’m bossing somebody around on a job I’m too wimpy to handle myself.

Candy Kirby

Candy is the founder of The Mom Beat and a humor columnist whose work as appeared in Redbook, Nickelodeon's NickMom, Disney's BabyZone, HelloGiggles and eHow. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation.