OK, you know the prank calls that Bart Simpson makes to Moe’s Tavern?
Sure you do:
Well they had a real life inspiration from some young guys in the 70s who called an psychotically irate barman. The whole history is here and the following clip from a short film uses recordings of the lads and the nutter in action.
Meanwhile in the modern era we have these brilliant soundboard pranks:
Also local radio has always been a fan of the format…
It’s even better when it can prank someone famous, and stupid
And of course, right now the king of the prank call right now is Fonejacker:
Of course, prank calls can go horribly wrong as in this one where a girl calls her husband to ‘confess’ that their child isn’t really his… listen from 6.46 to hear the meltdown.
Finally Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross had their own issues over a prank call to Andrew Sachs: