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Evil April Fool's Day Prank in Romania

Imagine reading that your loved one who has been held in a Romanian prison for years is finally going to be released. You make the long journey to the prison and stand outside the prison gates, waiting desperately for the moment you'll be reunited with your loved one, only to hear... 'April Fools! No one's being released!' This experience happened to sixty people in April 2000 who read in the Opinia newspaper that their loved ones were going to be released from the Baia Mare prison in Romania. They made the long journey to the prison, only to learn that the paper had played an April Fool's joke on them. The Opinia later published an apology.

(I copied this from some other site, but I can't remember where I found it. Sorry. If you know where it came from, just let me know).

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Some of the funniest prank phone calls

"In 1995, Canadian DJ Pierre Brassard got through to Buckingham Palace pretending to be Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. He chatted to the Queen for 15 minutes on air - eliciting a promise that she would try to influence Quebec's referendum on proposals to break away from Canada - and she never realised it was a hoax."

"A radio station in the American state of Florida has played a practical joke on President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela with a hoax phone call he believed was from his friend and ally, the Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Two presenters at Radio El Zol, in Miami, called Mr. Chavez on a private line and used taped extracts of Mr Castro's voice to make him think it was the communist leader himself on the phone."

Bart Simpson's Prank Calls

“Moe: Moe's Tavern. Bart: Is Mr. Freely there? Moe: Who? Bart: Freely. First Initials I.P. Moe: Hold on, I'll check. (calls out) Is I.P. Freely here? I.P. Freely?”

“Bart: Is Jacques there? Moe: Who? Bart: Jacques, Last name Strap. Moe: Hold on. (Calling out) Jacques Strap! Hey, guys, I'm looking for a Jacques Strap!”

“Bart: Hello, is Al there? Moe: Al? Bart: Yeah, Al. Last name, Koholic. Moe; Phone call for Al. Al Koholic. Is there an Al Koholic here?”

“Moe: Hello, Moe's Tavern - birthplace of the Rob Roy. Bart: Is Seymour there? Last name, Butts. Moe: Just a sec. (calling out) Hey, is there a Butts here? Seymour Butts? Hey, everybody, I Wanna Seymour Butts! Moe: (catching on) Hey, wait a minute. Listen, you little scum-sucking pus-bucket. When I get my hands on you, I'm gonna pull out your eyeballs with a corkscrew.”

“Bart: Hello, Is Homer there? Moe: Homer who? Bart: Homer Sexual. Moe: Wait one second, let me check. (to the bar) Homer Sexual. Ah, come one, come on, one of you guys has gotta to be Homer Sexual. Moe: Oh no, you rotten little punk! If I ever get a hold of you, I'll sink my teeth into your cheek and rip your face off!”

“Bart: Uh, hello. Is Mike there? Last name, Rotch. Moe: Hold on, I'll check. Mike Rotch! Mike Rotch! Hey, has anybody seen Mike Rotch lately?”

“Bart: Is Oliver there? Moe: Who? Bart; Oliver Klozoff. Moe: Hold on I'll check. Moe: Oliver Klozoff! Call for Oliver Klozoff.”

“Bart: Uh, yes, I'm looking for a friend of mine. Last name Jass, first name Hugh. Oh, somebody check the men's room for a Hugh Jass. (A man approaches Moe.) Hugh: Uh, I'm Hugh Jass. Bart: Uh, hi. Hugh: Who's this? Bart: Bart Simpson. Hugh: What can I do for you, Bart? Bart: Uh, look, I'll level with you, mister. This is a crank call that sorta backfired and I'd like to bail out right now. Hugh: All right. Better luck next time.”

Infamous Prank Callers

In the mid-1970s, two young men, John Elmo and Jim Davidson, began calling a bar named the Tube Bar which was located in Jersey City, New Jersey in Journal Square. The Tube Bar was owned by Louis "Red" Deutsch, and most of the time, Deutsch was the person who answered the calls. During each call, the callers would ask Deutsch to call out fictitious names, which, when said aloud, sounded like something else entirely (for example, "Al Coholic" = alcoholic, or "Cole Kutz" = cold cuts). Most of the time, Deutsch would call out the names, unaware that he was being subjected to a prank. Sometimes, however, Deutsch would catch on to the prank, and when he did, he responded with extreme hostility, shouting at the caller with profanity, obscene sexual references, usually involving the caller's mother, and threats of physical harm.

In an act of apparent desperation, Red also claimed that he would reward the caller with $100 if they would "come on down" to the bar and show his face, or meet Red at a place of their choosing. Red eventually raised the reward to $500, in hopes of enticing the young men, however it is widely believed that the callers never collected their reward because of fears of having their "prick cut off", or their "belly cut open".

Although Elmo and Davidson initially said that they had picked the Tube Bar at random out of a phone book, they later admitted that they had passed by the bar several times while still in high school, and had developed a fascination with Red ever since they saw him yelling at his patrons. They recorded the calls that they made on tape. Unbeknownst to Elmo and Davidson, the tapes they had made were beginning to circulate among their friends, and their friends' friends, becoming an underground sensation.

By the 1980s, the equipment managers of several Major League Baseball teams had shared copies of the tapes, which had become known unofficially as the Red Tapes or Tube Bar Tapes. The tapes' popularity spread throughout the league, branching out to other professional sports leagues, and then to sports reporters and into the media. By 1981, one of the Bastards' gags ("Mike Hunt") was incorporated into the movie Porky's. Animator Matt Groening had obtained a copy and incorporated the phone hijinx into a running gag on The Simpsons with barkeeper Moe Szyslak, who is based on Deutsch. Several New York City alternative rock record labels released various edits of the tapes on vinyl, before the Bum Bar Bastards came forward in the 1990s to copyright the tapes. The Bastards later released their own "official" version on CD which is now available for purchase on iTunes.

Prank names they used:

    * Al Brikyonik (I'll break your neck)
    * Al Coholic (Alcoholic)
    * Al Depanzyu (I'll de-pants you)
    * Al Kaseltzer (Alka-Seltzer)
    * Al Knockerup (I'll knock her up)
    * Al Kykyoras (Greek) (I'll kick your ass)
    * Al Killeu (I'll kill you)
    * Al Rankin
    * Ben Debanana (Bend the banana)
    * Ben Dover (Bend over)
    * Bill Loni (Bologna)
    * Billy McGuire
    * Bob Wire (Barb Wire)
    * Butchie Pantsdown (Put your pants down)
    * Clint Torres (Clitoris)
    * Cole Kutz (Cold cuts)
    * Connie Lingus (Cunnilingus)
    * Dick Yamidda
    * Frank Enstein (Frankenstein)
    * Hal Jalykakik (How'd ya like a kick?)
    * Hank Deshank
    * Hugh Douche (You douche!)
    * Hugh Duct (You ducked)
    * Hugh Jass (Huge ass)
    * Izzy Cumming (Is he coming?)
    * Jim Nasium (Gymnasium)
    * Joe Dildo
    * Joe Mama (Your mama)
    * Joe Hardern
    * Lou Kout (Look out!)
    * Mark Miewords (Mark my words)
    * Marty Cone
    * Mike Ocksmall (My cock's small)
    * Mike Ockhurts (My cock hurts)
    * Mike Hunt (My cunt)
    * Moe Ronn (Moron)
    * Mike Rotch (My crotch)
    * Mike Unstinks (My cunt stinks)
    * Pancho Mouth (Punch your mouth)
    * Pepe Roni (Pepperoni)
    * Phil Miaz (Feel my ass)
    * Phil Degrave (Fill the grave)
    * Phil Lacio (Fellatio)
    * Phil Mypockets (Fill my pockets)
    * Sal Lami (Salami)
    * Sid Down (Sit down)
    * Stan Dup (Stand up)
    * Stan DePain (Stand the pain)
    * Stu Pitt (Stupid)
    * Tim Mara (Tomorrow)
    * Willie Doit (Will he do it?)
    * Willy Etter (Will he eat her?)
    * Willie Facker (Will he fuck her?)
    * Willie Fagger
    * Willie Frango


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Laxative prank goes horribly wrong

Teachers were thrilled when students at a Brooklyn high school sweetly offered them slices of homemade cake last week.

But the innocent-looking treat contained a nasty surprise - it was laced with laxatives that sent two educators to the hospital and sickened three other staffers.

Now, three seniors at the Brooklyn School for Global Studies in Cobble Hill have been suspended for the prank and barred from graduation - and were under arrest last night.

"It was just cruel and hurtful," one of the victims, Tom Mancuso, 36, told the Daily News Tuesday.

The students - Tiara Peoples, Kenny Ramirez and Quashon Burton, all 17 - were taken to the 76th Precinct stationhouse in Brooklyn. Assault charges were pending, sources said.

"What they did was wrong and they need to be punished," said a school social worker who was sickened by the cake.

"On the other hand, I was very close to these students and I'm very sad," she told The News, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "It's very hard when you give so much of your heart and soul to your kids and someone hurts you like that."

The students behind Thursday's stunt weren't seen as troublemakers - one was a straight-A cheerleader. So no one was suspicious when they doled out the chocolate-iced Bundt cake.

People who were offered the cake assumed the red chunks inside the yellow filling were candy, but school officials say they were actually Dulcolax tablets.

"One of the kids said it was baked by his mom. 'Go ahead, it's free,'" said Danilo Dungca, 54, who left a job at the Federal Reserve three years ago to teach in the public schools.

"I'm very close with the kids, so I didn't think anything of it."

As soon as he and Mancuso took a bite, they knew something was wrong.

"It tasted like someone sprayed hairspray in my mouth. I spit it out," Mancuso said. "That's when my lips and my tongue went numb."

"It had red chunks that looked like cherries, but they were bitter," Dungca added, "I spit it out....My mouth was numb. I got sick. I went to the bathroom."

Dungca went right to the emergency room. Mancuso left early, then headed to the hospital when he had breathing problems.

Doctors told him his symptoms were consistent with insecticide poisoning, and there was buzz among students the cake had been sprayed with Raid, he said.

The Health Department tested the cake and did not find any poisons, sources said.

Principal Lisa Gibbs had no comment. In an e-mail to her staff, she alluded to problems at the school and said she considered quitting two weeks ago but changed her mind.

"While I know that we are all deeply offended, angry, disappointed, and saddened by this turn of events, it's important to remember that not all students would be so devious and harmful," she said.

Some students at the school were blasé about the cake caper.

"Nobody's died from a laxative," said Shanell James, 17, a senior and friend of Ramirez. "He thought it was funny. I thought it was funny, too."

Others were dismayed.

Student body president Luis Daray called the prank "very foolish." Bob Zuckerberg, the district's teachers union rep, said it was "horrendous."

For Mancuso, the episode capped a difficult year in which he battled the Epstein-Barr virus.

"Ironically," he said, "this is the icing on the cake."


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Penis costume prank gets guy arrested

A 19-year-old man dressed as a penis was arrested for disturbing a high school graduation today at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Calvin Morett of 337 Pyramid Pine Estates allegedly interrupted the Saratoga Springs High School graduation by marching across SPAC's stage in an inflatable 6-foot penis costume while diplomas were being given out, Saratoga Springs Police Sgt. Sean Briscoe said.

Morett purchased the full-body costume and sprayed parts of the 5,000 people in the crowd with Silly String, Briscoe said.

His motive? ``He thought it would be funny,'' Briscoe said.

Morett was ticketed for disorderly conduct, a violation, and will face the charges in City Court on Tuesday, Briscoe said.

Morett graduated from Saratoga Springs High School last year. He tried to streak away from law enforcement, but could not.

``Once I stopped laughing, he was pretty easy to catch because he was tripping on the lower portion of the costume,'' said Briscoe, who made the arrest.


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A pretty impressive April Fools Day Prank

Two Yale students from the Class of 2005 played an impressive prank on Harvard. Disguised as the "Harvard Pep Squad," they and 20 classmates handed white and crimson signs to fans in the central area of the Harvard side of the sport stadium. The pranksters told the crowd that by lifting the signs they would spell "GO HARVARD", but the signs were actually arranged to spell "WE SUCK".'s_%22We_Suck%22_Prank

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