爸爸去哪儿? (Bàba qù náer?), “Where are we going, Dad?”, is a family reality show produced by Hunan TV. Each season follows five or six famous men (often movie stars or athletes) and their 3 to 7-year old children as they go exploring in some faraway location such as a small village, a desert, a tropical island, or a safari park.
Here they have to face challenges such as sub-par living conditions, eating competitions, and sudden dad-swaps. The show uses dads instead of moms to test the stereotype that many people have that dads are messier and worse at taking care of children – with varying results!
For example, in one now-famous episode, Olympic diver Tián Liàng had no idea what to do when his daughter came to their rural shooting location and started to cry unstoppably. Tián Liàng helplessly kept saying “don't cry, don’t cry” while the whole country looked on with a mix of pity and amusement.
“Where are we going, Dad?” Dad has no idea. Official Weibo account.