WATCH: Focus on the Family Debuts Hilarious “Elephant in the Room” Comedy Series on YouTube

We’ve all heard the metaphorical idiom “the elephant in the room,” a phrase often used to bring light to an obvious problem or issue that everyone is aware of — but NOBODY wants to talk about.

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But what if there was an ACTUAL elephant that stood in place of these intangible, yet oh-so-tense ‘awkward turtle’ moments?

Well, now there is…

Meet Fernand.

The elephant who knows EXACTLY what to do when you and your spouse don’t wanna talk about that lost wedding ring OR the designer purse the wife just splurged your monthly budget on.

Focus on the Family has recently embarked upon a hilariously executed “Save the Elephants” campaign charging us all to do conflict better. In their original YouTube series entitled “The Elephant in the Room,” the organization debuts a short-form comedy series developed by their social media strategy team.

Focus on the Family’s clever use of humor explores the paradoxical nature of unaddressed conflict in various relational contexts through the eyes of a quirky line-up of “actual” elephants…all starting with THIS guy:

“I mean yeah, sure, it can be weird at first getting brought into these high-conflict situations and all,” says Fernand. “But you know the perks, they’re pretty sweet: room, board, Netflix and… well, no chill.”

Fernand has already been QUITE the sensation among YouTube commenters, who can’t seem to get enough of the hysterical, straight-shooting elephant that made his debut on December 7:

The faith and family oriented organization aims to both entertain and educate people on this critical topic, as a modern reflection of how Jesus taught his followers.

“Jesus was a storyteller. He always taught people through parables — always — and he was incredible at telling stories,” said series creators Jake Roberson and Ryan Klaver. “Our goal is to follow his example and tell stories that are truly engaging at an emotional level, but that also underscore deeper truths as they do so. We’re excited to do that using humor and comedy with ‘The Elephant in the Room.’ ”

Check out their pilot episode of Season 1 below, and be sure to keep an eye out for the following 3 episodes to be released weekly throughout the month of December on Focus on the Family’s YouTube channel.

If you got a laugh out of this, don’t forget to SHARE it with your friends and family on Facebook! And get ready, because Season 2 is already underway and set to premiere in February of 2019!


Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. They provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles. To check more of their amazing resources, visit FocusOnTheFamily.com.

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