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21st Mar '18 1:26:21 PM F1Krazy
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* In the first ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' film, after Sharpay and Ryan discover that Troy and Gabriella have made the final audition stages (Sharpay didn't think they'd even auditioned), Ryan remarks, "Maybe we're being ''Punk'd''! Maybe we'll get to meet Ashton[[note]]Kutcher, the presenter of said show[[/note]]!"
26th Oct '17 11:10:51 AM xcountryguy
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* [[http://youtu.be/ENygQpTMC7s This ad for Pine-Sol]], where the Pine-Sol Cleaning Lady bursts out of a poster to JumpScare a few men sampling the products. Some of their reactions are...[[CampGay priceless]].

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* [[http://youtu.be/ENygQpTMC7s This ad for Pine-Sol]], where the Pine-Sol Cleaning Lady bursts out of a poster to JumpScare a few men sampling the products. Some of their reactions are... [[CampGay priceless]].
18th Oct '17 7:06:39 PM nowaymanguy
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', the producer of Take-2 TV who was broadcasting Trucy's magic show planned to prank her live on the air by making her believe she had accidentally killed her co-performer, only for him to "come back to life". [[spoiler:It does exactly go according to the script, since the co-worker winds up dead for real. Although it's subverted in that this actually the producer's plan all along, as a way to frame Trucy for murder.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', the producer of Take-2 TV who was broadcasting Trucy's magic show planned to prank her live on the air by making her believe she had accidentally killed her co-performer, only for him to "come back to life". [[spoiler:It does doesn't exactly go according to the script, since the co-worker winds up dead for real. Although it's subverted in that this actually the producer's plan all along, as a way to frame Trucy for murder.]]
23rd Mar '17 9:00:51 AM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': In the second season episode "The Liberation Of Marcia Brady," Peter agrees (begrudgingly, at Greg's behest) to join the Sunflower Girls (a Girl Scout-type group) and is asked to sell cookies door-to-door. One of the neighbors an embarrassed Peter attempts to sell to is really amused and comments that he surely is being pranked by "one of those hidden-camera shows" ... before agreeing to buy a box of cookies. Not because he eats cookies, but because of the sheer ridiculousness of the whole thing.

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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': In Twice during the show's second season episode season:
** "Coming Out Party": Where Carol, who has been ordered on bedrest and to not talk to anyone, has already been tested by Mike. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice ... well, that's when Mr. Phillips calls, trying to reach Mike, who isn't home yet, to finalize details about an outing on his boat. Carol outsmarts herself when she thinks it's Mike, insults Mr. Phillips, and jeopardizes the whole thing when she realizes Mike had just walked in the door.
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"The Liberation Of Marcia Brady," Peter agrees (begrudgingly, at Greg's behest) to join the Sunflower Girls (a Girl Scout-type group) and is asked to sell cookies door-to-door. One of the neighbors an embarrassed Peter attempts to sell to is really amused and comments that he surely is being pranked by "one of those hidden-camera shows" ... before agreeing to buy a box of cookies. Not because he eats cookies, but because of the sheer ridiculousness of the whole thing.
2nd Mar '17 7:13:10 PM RAMChYLD
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* Channel 4's ''Space Cadets'' is basically this combined with Reality TV, and bears resemblance to many of Derren Brown's (whose show is also unsurprisingly on Channel 4) pranks. The victims are convinced that they have been flown to Russia for training to be sent into space. They're put through training which are basically pranks on their own accord, and the final episode itself is a prank of epic proportions, before the entire reveal.
25th Feb '17 9:56:16 AM JMQwilleran
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* ''Oblivious'' (stylized as [[LuckyCharmsTitle ''Obliviou$'']]) was a "hidden-camera game show" aired on Creator/SpikeTV. The host would come up to people and start asking questions of them, working them into a conversation, but with them being entirely unaware that they were on a game show. Each episode ended with a bonus round in which one of the people to which this was done would then have the opportunity to take their turn as the host, asking questions of another unwitting contestant.

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* ''Oblivious'' (stylized as [[LuckyCharmsTitle ''Obliviou$'']]) ''[[LuckyCharmsTitle Obliviou$]]'') was a "hidden-camera game show" aired on Creator/SpikeTV. The host would come up to people and start asking questions of them, working them into a conversation, but with them being entirely unaware that they were on a game show. Each episode ended with a bonus round in which one of the people to which this was done would then have the opportunity to take their turn as the host, asking questions of another unwitting contestant.
25th Feb '17 9:55:31 AM JMQwilleran
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* CBS's ''I Get That a Lot'' features celebrities working in real life jobs such as waitress, librarian, etc. As the title indicates, if someone recognizes them, they just pretend to not to be the celebrity, saying stuff like "[[TitleDrop I get that a lot]]" or "If I were really him, do you think I would be working here?" Then, when they're ready, the camera-people come out and the celebrity reveals that they are, in fact, actually that celebrity.
* ''Oblivious'' (stylized as [[LuckyCharmsTitle ''Obliviou$'']]) was a "hidden-camera game show" aired on Creator/SpikeTV. The host would come up to people and start asking questions of them, working them into a conversation, but with them being entirely unaware that they were on a game show. Each episode ended with a bonus round in which one of the people to which this was done would then have the opportunity to take their turn as the host, asking questions of another unwitting contestant.
-->''You might think I'm actin' funny / Might not take me serious / You won't know you're winning money / 'Cause you are [[TitleThemeTune oblivious]]!''
4th Feb '17 2:44:39 PM rjd1922
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* Subverted as a part of an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i2k-xXob1c ad]]: it begins as the normal "guy hiding in a mailbox and throwing peoples' letters out" gag, complete with canned laughter and several successfully fooled people, but after the expected results, a huge bald guy gets his letter spat out at him. He tries again a few times, but instead of just standing there with a baffled expression, he pulls out a gun and fires several times through the mail slot.

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* Subverted as a part of an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i2k-xXob1c com/watch?v=RUnu8mm551I ad]]: it begins as the normal "guy hiding in a mailbox and throwing peoples' letters out" gag, complete with canned laughter and several successfully fooled people, but after the expected results, a huge bald guy gets his letter spat out at him. He tries again a few times, but instead of just standing there with a baffled expression, he pulls out a gun and fires several times through the mail slot.
19th Jan '17 2:59:25 PM StFan
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* The show is referenced in Creator/BillCosby's '60s standup sketch "Noah's Ark", where an incredulous Noah, receiving construction instructions from a voice in the air claiming to be God, eventually asks "Am I on ''Candid Camera''?"
* On ''Joe Piscopo'''s comedy album ''New Jersey'' one track is called "Candid Radio" where Piscopo as Alan Funt plays some "classic" pranks from the radio version of ''Candid Camera,'' including removing the "No Smoking" signs from the restrooms on ''UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg'' and pranking Julius and Ethel Rosenberg into participating in espionage.
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* ''Candid Series/CandidCamera'' was the same show, with the same host, only Direct to Video and [[HotterAndSexier with]] [[NakedPeopleAreFunny nudity.]]
** Allen Funt became so well known for this that when he once got on a plane that was hijacked and flown to Cuba, he was the only passenger who didn't spend the entire flight laughing hysterically, thinking that this was a Candid Camera gag.

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* ''Candid Series/CandidCamera'' was the same show, with the same host, only Direct to Video and [[HotterAndSexier with]] [[NakedPeopleAreFunny nudity.]]
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]] Allen Funt became so well known for this that when he once got on a plane that was hijacked and flown to Cuba, he was the only passenger who didn't spend the entire flight laughing hysterically, thinking that this was a Candid Camera gag.



* ''TheJamieKennedyExperiment''.



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* The show is referenced in Creator/BillCosby's '60s standup sketch "Noah's Ark", where an incredulous Noah, receiving construction instructions from a voice in the air claiming to be God, eventually asks "Am I on ''Candid Camera''?"
* On ''Joe Piscopo'''s comedy album ''New Jersey'' one track is called "Candid Radio" where Piscopo as Alan Funt plays some "classic" pranks from the radio version of ''Candid Camera,'' including removing the "No Smoking" signs from the restrooms on ''UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg'' and pranking Julius and Ethel Rosenberg into participating in espionage.
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* The ''{{Series/Fonejacker}}'''s entire schtick.

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* The ''{{Series/Fonejacker}}'''s ''Series/{{Fonejacker}}'''s entire schtick.



-->'''Mr. Phillips:''' Ahoy Mrs. Brady, it's Mr. Phillips. How are you feeling?
-->'''Carol:''' Not well enough to go on that broken-down barnacle barge of yours.

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-->'''Mr. Phillips:''' Ahoy Mrs. Brady, it's Mr. Phillips. How are you feeling?
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feeling?\\
'''Carol:'''
Not well enough to go on that broken-down barnacle barge of yours.



* Most ''MorningZoo'' radio shows will do this at some point.

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* Most ''MorningZoo'' ''Radio/MorningZoo'' radio shows will do this at some point.



** This MorningZoo prank call went very very wrong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRmAyyvAcZY
** ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' [[http://www.snopes.com/love/betrayal/radio.asp relays the tale]] of a woman who called into a radio show on Valentine's Day to have the [=DJs=] prank call her boyfriend. The DJ called the man and offered him free flowers, and he chose to send them... to his wife. Oops.
* In Quebec, the most well known phone pranksters were the ''Justiciers Masqués'', a team of radio hosts. They usually prank normal people from around Quebec, but they also successfully pranked many Canadian politicians, and even Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France, by passing as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. They also fooled Music/BritneySpears into thinking she was speaking to Music/CelineDion... Despite them being an all men team ''and'' having French as their first language.

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** This MorningZoo ''Morning Zoo'' prank call went very very wrong http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRmAyyvAcZY
** ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' ''WebSite/{{Snopes}}'' [[http://www.snopes.com/love/betrayal/radio.asp relays the tale]] of a woman who called into a radio show on Valentine's Day to have the [=DJs=] prank call her boyfriend. The DJ called the man and offered him free flowers, and he chose to send them... to his wife. Oops.
* In Quebec, the most well known well-known phone pranksters were the ''Justiciers Masqués'', a team of radio hosts. They usually prank normal people from around Quebec, but they also successfully pranked many Canadian politicians, and even Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France, by passing as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. They also fooled Music/BritneySpears into thinking she was speaking to Music/CelineDion... Despite them being an all men team ''and'' having French as their first language.



* RussellBrand sometimes does this in his stand-up set, usually finding a slightly silly advertisement in the local newspaper of the town where he's doing the show and calling the business up with outrageous requests.
** He also did this on his radio show, which led to the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachsgate Sachsgate Scandal]], which (long story short) a message on comedian Andrew Sach's answer phone caused outrage due to comments about his grand daughter, leading to Creator/TheBBC getting fined by the regulators, Jonathon Ross (who was also present) being suspended and Brand's eventual resignation from the BBC. Proof that this kind of joke [[DudeNotFunny isn't always appreciated.]]

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* RussellBrand Creator/RussellBrand sometimes does this in his stand-up set, usually finding a slightly silly advertisement in the local newspaper of the town where he's doing the show and calling the business up with outrageous requests.
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requests. He also did this on his radio show, which led to the infamous [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachsgate Sachsgate Scandal]], which (long story short) a message on comedian Andrew Sach's answer phone caused outrage due to comments about his grand daughter, leading to Creator/TheBBC getting fined by the regulators, Jonathon Ross (who was also present) being suspended and Brand's eventual resignation from the BBC. Proof that this kind of joke [[DudeNotFunny isn't always appreciated.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in its early years, had the RunningGag of Bart prank-calling Moe's Tavern with Double Entendre names, similar to the Red Tube Bar Prank Calls.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In
its early years, had the RunningGag of Bart prank-calling Moe's Tavern with Double Entendre names, similar to the Red Tube Bar Prank Calls.



* And then sometimes it happens the other way around. The famous British political cartoonist Karl {{Giles}} famously sketched several allegedly rather unflattering cartoons of the Royals, which was quite the courageous act back in the Fifties, and was rather surprised to receive a call from someone calling from Buckingham Palace. He responded with a hearty "Fuck off!" and slammed the receiver down, think it a colleague at the paper playing a prank on him. It really ''was'' Buckingham Palace, calling on behalf of Her Majesty to request the original to have it framed. Giles went on to receive a knighthood and his own biographer described him as an unofficial CourtJester to the British throne. And people accuse HRH the Queen of excessive BritishStuffiness...

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* And then sometimes it happens the other way around. The famous British political cartoonist Karl {{Giles}} Creator/{{Giles}} famously sketched several allegedly rather unflattering cartoons of the Royals, which was quite the courageous act back in the Fifties, and was rather surprised to receive a call from someone calling from Buckingham Palace. He responded with a hearty "Fuck off!" and slammed the receiver down, think it a colleague at the paper playing a prank on him. It really ''was'' Buckingham Palace, calling on behalf of Her Majesty to request the original to have it framed. Giles went on to receive a knighthood and his own biographer described him as an unofficial CourtJester to the British throne. And people accuse HRH the Queen of excessive BritishStuffiness...



** JamesFlorentine has dabbled in this as well. ''Series/CrankYankers'' has also featured incoming call pranks to people who thought they were calling a package delivery service strongly hinted to be UPS.

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** JamesFlorentine James Florentine has dabbled in this as well. ''Series/CrankYankers'' has also featured incoming call pranks to people who thought they were calling a package delivery service strongly hinted to be UPS.
5th Jan '17 2:53:19 AM RAMChYLD
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* Originally, ''Overhaulin''' combined this trope with the premise of ''Series/PimpMyRide''. Upon the request of someone connected to the "mark", they would "steal" the guy's ride (often a car, but trucks are also featured in later episodes) and string him along for a week. At the end of the week, they'd reveal the prank and return the mark's ride...[[PimpedOutCar customized.]]

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* Originally, ''Overhaulin''' combined this trope with the premise of ''Series/PimpMyRide''. Upon the request of someone connected to the "mark", mark, they would "steal" or "confiscate" the guy's ride (often a car, but trucks are also featured in later episodes) and string him along for a week. At the end of the week, they'd reveal the prank and return the mark's ride...[[PimpedOutCar customized.]]
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