April 16, 2004

Oops! Best. Prank call. Ever.

A young husband called up the DJ, asking him to play this prank on his wife for fun. The couple had just bought a new house and had a new baby. This is a recording of the radio DJ pretending to be the husband's boss, calling to apologize to the wife for firing the husband at this bad time. Be sure to pay special attention to the last line spoken by the wife.

  • Since I don't have audio here at work, can you give some sort of hint as what this is about?
  • You don't want to listen to it at work, really. The guy is fired for banging his secretary. The wife is pissed off, to say the least. But now she doesn't feel so bad about banging her brother-in-law. "Oops", says it all. Priceless.
  • I think it's reasonably SFW. All the "bad" words have been beeped out. If this is for real, it's hilarious. Hell, it's pretty funny even if it's a fake. Thanx marx.
  • Ouch.
  • "The requested object does not exist at the specified location. The link you followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or the server has been instructed not to let you have it." Is there another link?
  • I put it on my blog for those of you havin trouble: Download file
  • Um, it sounds a little too perfect. Either scripted or "sweetened"... Just my two cents.
  • Either way it's funny. And if it indeed is scripted much better. I enjoy funny third party mishaps but nobody deserves them.
  • I was wondering if sleeping with his brother was something she might have done before they were married - but he had been bugging her about it. If not, then all the ire she shows is very misplaced - why would you be offended at someone cheating on you if you have cheated? I was also wondering if my suspicions would have been raised by the way the radio announcer's voice has that distinctive radio announcer sound?
  • The wife sounds genuine until her last words, funny up to that point though. Not a prank call but: Potatoes, the caller is taking part in a quiz on local radio.
  • Jeez Bagpuss, I used to love Hold Your Plums on a Sunday when I lived up that way, it always astonished me that they managed to find such a rich supply of old people to take part who were just so incredibly stupid. For the rest of you, the Potatoes recording is pretty typical of how at least one caller would get on each week.
  • There is no doubt in my mind that this was scripted.
  • Bagpuss - That was horrible, so embaressing for the woman - and yet so funny.
  • Schadenfreude thy name is MonkeyFilter.
  • Honestly jb, the woman knew what she was getting in to (or should have done but may have been too dumb), they had people like her on every week; probably my favourite radio show ever.
  • Some of these are pretty funny. Warning
  • Wolof - those (and the entire Dead Ringers show - if only they would leave old series online! And since when does satirical news count as "cult") are brilliant. Best is the Doctor calling Tom Baker. That, and Ozzie Ozbourne (same series, but not archived here unfortunately) asking if he can have the key to the City of Birmingham.
  • I LOVE those "doctor calling"s. I am SUCH a nerd.
  • My favourite was John Culshaw (one of the guys behind Dead Ringers) on the Christ Moyles show, years ago. He pretended to be John Peel, booking a room in a hotel. He kept on inventing bands, and then asking the increasingly flummoxed receptionist if it'd be okay for them to sleep on the floor. It fell nicely between the comedy geek and music geek sides of my personality.
  • Christ Moyles He's good, but I don't know if he's that good.