Updated: 08/06/2014 11:34 AM
Created: 08/06/2014 11:32 AM WDIO.com
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) - A 5-year-old boy's lively TV interview at a Pennsylvania county fair, punctuated by his frequent use of the word "apparently," has turned him into an Internet sensation.
Noah Ritter grabbed the microphone from a WNEP-TV reporter interviewing him at the Wayne County Fair and delivered an entertaining monologue in which he used "apparently" seven times in less than a minute.
Confessing he'd never been on live TV, Noah said, "I don't watch the news, because I'm a kid. ... Apparently grandpa just gives me the remote after we watch the Powerball."
The outgoing redhead, who starts kindergarten later this month, went on to say that one ride scared him "half to death" and made him "freak out."
A video of Friday's interview had been viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube through Wednesday morning, and he's been making the rounds of network news shows.
"He took the microphone and he started talking," his grandfather, John Borowski of Wilkes-Barre, said of the star-making interview. "We really thought nothing about it. But over the weekend, it just blossomed."
Noah, who is staying the summer with his grandparents, explained his reliance on "apparently."
"I use that when I don't know what to say," he told The Citizens' Voice newspaper of Wilkes-Barre.
"He's got some big words that he uses all the time," Borowski said. "When he has nothing else to say, he says 'apparently.'"
Though his appearance spawned a hashtag on social media - #NoahTheReporter - Noah said he doesn't plan on a career in television. He wants to become a paleontologist.
For more, click: WNEP.com
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Spectators Witness Athlete Triumph at Cable IPC Championships
Competition got underway Saturday morning in Cable, Wisconsin for the International Paralympic Committee World Championships starting with the standing and visually impaired biathlon...
Nolan Applauds Tariffs Against International Solar Panels
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decided to sign off on tariffs against solar panels from China and Taiwan. The big debate stemmed from the cheap, subsidized products that injured U.S. solar manufactures including silicon energy in Mountain Iron.
Duluth Celebrates Winter Milestones with Spirit Mountain Rail Jam
A weekend of winter fun celebrated several milestones in Duluth. This year marks a combined 100 years of snow sports in Duluth with Spirit Mountain just passing its 40th birthday and the Ski Hut celebrating 60 years of service.
Michigan Officials: New Cases of White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Found
State officials say they've received the first reports this winter of Michigan bats dying from white-nose syndrome. Dead bats have been found outside an abandoned copper mine near Mohawk in the Upper Peninsula's Keweenaw County.
Warm Temps Make Mushing Difficult in Beargrease
Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon supporters were out at Black Bear Casino Friday night to kick off the week of race events.