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Old couple's webcam effort becomes YouTube hit

Published: 1:20PM Thursday September 15, 2011 Source: ONE News

An elderly American couple have become a YouTube hit after their granddaughter posted a video of them fumbling around with a webcam on their new laptop.

Bruce and Esther Huffman, who live in an Oregon retirement village, inadvertently filmed themselves as they were setting up their laptop - when they were trying instead just to take a photo.

The result - a hilarious video entitled Webcam 101 for Seniors - has received hundreds of thousands of views after it was posted online by their obliging granddaughter.

She had previously tried to show them how to use the gadget's photo tool.

"I had no idea how to do it," Esther Huffman told ABC News. "I didn't remember what she said so the whole time I was irritated chewing gum so hard and I looked like ... I don't know what."

The couple didn't succeed in getting the photo tool to work - but accidentally set the webcam rolling with ease, to record their efforts.

On the video, Esther, 79, gets annoyed and tries to fix the photo tool, but her husband Bruce, 86, kicks back and amuses himself by flirting with his wife and pulling monkey faces.

Toward the end of the video a warning screen pops up to tell them they must stop recording before closing the tool.

"I don't know what I'm recording, shucks," said Esther Huffman.