BBC Airs Soap Opera Subtitles Over Inauguration, Accidentally Makes It Way Better

by Hope Schreiber

There's always a silver lining for everything.

While today may have been a difficult one for you because of President Donald Trump's inauguration, or having to say goodbye to both the Obamas and Bidens, we can always look for the rainbow after the rain.

In this case, it would be the hilarious instance in which the BBC accidentally aired soap opera subtitles over the inauguration.

It's true, laughter is the best medicine.

BBC News have the wrong subtitles on and it's pretty glorious #Inauguration #TrumpInauguration #Trump — Specs (@Kaytality) January 20, 2017

In Washington DC today, Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

If you were like me, you tuned in out of duty to your nation, or rather some sick sort of fascination of what would happen.

What happened was a Trump's 18-minute speech about how he'll make America great again and some religious leaders praying.

But for our friends across the pond, they were treated to some subtitles from a soap opera. Maybe it was to ease the pain with a quick laugh.

This screenshot suggests New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan thinks no one wants Trump there.


Obama can't stand the drama. Please stop fighting in front of Obama...


Trump is now being scolded for just showing up where he doesn't belong.


The subtitles appear to be from the show "EastEnders," which a quick Google search suggests follows "trials and tribulations" and how they "impact lives in a close-knit community in London's East End."

Some Twitter users are wondering if this was an actual accident or if whoever was in charge deserves an award.

It really does feel like our election season this year belonged on a soap opera, but a poorly written one, not one that is considered "Best Soap for 14 years running (from 1997 to 2012)".

(Thanks Wikipedia.)

Citations: BBC puts amazing wrong subtitles on Donald Trump inauguration (Metro)