History Main / CandidCameraPrank

9th Jul '16 9:22:59 PM RAMChYLD
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* ''Series/NoelsHouseParty'' with its "Gotcha" (originally "Gotcha Oscars" until the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences threatened legal action) feature on celebrities. Memorable ones include a football manager ending up doing the Christine Keeler pose and something involving "Custer's Last Hat Stand".

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* ''Series/NoelsHouseParty'' with its "Gotcha" (originally "Gotcha Oscars" until the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences threatened legal action) feature on celebrities. Memorable ones include a football manager ending up doing the Christine Keeler pose and something involving "Custer's Last Hat Stand". This one is especially notable because it spawned that monstrosity that is Music/MrBlobby.
25th Apr '16 3:14:51 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** They were also the ones behind the Sarah Palin prank call mentioned above.
12th Apr '16 2:26:39 AM aye_amber
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* In ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'', the engineer Omar makes a habit of occasionally dropping remarks that will draw screams of outrage from Maxima, and then [[http://grrlpowercomic.com/archives/1886 snapping a picture of the rage-face with his smartphone.]]
-->'''Omar:''' ''[grinning]'' One of these days you'll stop falling for that, Max. Until then, the Anger Album continues to grow.
* On Creator/JoePiscopo's comedy album ''New Jersey'' one track is called "Candid Radio" where Pisocpo 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.
* In a sketch on ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' Benny approaches a woman sitting in a park, singing to her and kissing her. She is upset until he points out a van parked across the way, saying she's on ''Candid Camera''. She laughs and kisses him. After she goes away Benny admits to another man sitting there that it's ''not'' a Candid Camera Prank, he was just trolling her to get her to kiss him.

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* In ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'', ''Webcomic/GrrlPower,'' the engineer Omar makes a habit of occasionally dropping remarks that will draw screams of outrage from Maxima, and then [[http://grrlpowercomic.com/archives/1886 snapping a picture of the rage-face with his smartphone.]]
-->'''Omar:''' --> '''Omar:''' ''[grinning]'' One of these days you'll stop falling for that, Max. Until then, the Anger Album continues to grow.
* On Creator/JoePiscopo's ''Joe Piscopo'''s comedy album ''New Jersey'' one track is called "Candid Radio" where Pisocpo 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.
* In a sketch on ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' Benny approaches a woman sitting in a park, singing to her and kissing her. She is upset until he points out a van parked across the way, saying she's on ''Candid Camera''. Camera.'' She laughs and kisses him. After she goes away Benny admits to another man sitting there that it's ''not'' a Candid Camera Prank, he was just trolling her to get her to kiss him.

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* One of the most famous practitioners in the United Kingdom is impressionist Jon Culshaw, mostly but not exclusively on ''Series/DeadRingers'', He once rang up then Prime Minister TonyBlair live on air and pretended to be William Hague, who was then leader of the opposition. The prime minister spotted it pretty quickly. Culshaw is also famous for his scarily accurate impression of the Fourth Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho''. He's used this several times, including in prank calls to Creator/SylvesterMcCoy (the Seventh Doctor), Creator/ColinBaker (the Sixth Doctor), Creator/PeterDavison (the Fifth Doctor) and... Creator/TomBaker, who ''actually played'' the Fourth Doctor:
-->'''John Culshaw:''' Hello, this is the Doctor.\\

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* One of the most famous practitioners in the United Kingdom is impressionist Jon Culshaw, mostly but not exclusively on ''Series/DeadRingers'', ''Series/DeadRingers,'' He once rang up then Prime Minister TonyBlair UsefulNotes/TonyBlair live on air and pretended to be William Hague, who was then leader of the opposition. The prime minister spotted it pretty quickly. Culshaw is also famous for his scarily accurate impression of the Fourth Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho''. ''Series/DoctorWho.'' He's used this several times, including in prank calls to Creator/SylvesterMcCoy (the Seventh Doctor), Creator/ColinBaker (the Sixth Doctor), Creator/PeterDavison (the Fifth Doctor) and... Creator/TomBaker, who ''actually played'' the Fourth Doctor:
-->'''John --> '''John Culshaw:''' Hello, this is the Doctor.\\
4th Apr '16 10:39:18 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* One of the most famous practitioners in the United Kingdom is impressionist Jon Culshaw, mostly but not exclusively on ''[[Series.DeadRingers Dead Ringers]]'', He once rang up then Prime Minister TonyBlair live on air and pretended to be William Hague, who was then leader of the opposition. The prime minister spotted it pretty quickly. Culshaw is also famous for his scarily accurate impression of the Fourth Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho''. He's used this several times, including in prank calls to Sylvester [=McCoy=] [the Seventh Doctor], Colin Baker [the Sixth Doctor], Peter Davison [the Fifth Doctor] and... Tom Baker, who ''actually played'' the Fourth Doctor:
-->'''John Culshaw:''' "Hello, this is The Doctor."
-->'''Tom Baker:''' "That's odd... Oh no, no there must be a mistake, ''I'' am The Doctor."

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* One of the most famous practitioners in the United Kingdom is impressionist Jon Culshaw, mostly but not exclusively on ''[[Series.DeadRingers Dead Ringers]]'', ''Series/DeadRingers'', He once rang up then Prime Minister TonyBlair live on air and pretended to be William Hague, who was then leader of the opposition. The prime minister spotted it pretty quickly. Culshaw is also famous for his scarily accurate impression of the Fourth Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho''. He's used this several times, including in prank calls to Sylvester [=McCoy=] [the Creator/SylvesterMcCoy (the Seventh Doctor], Colin Baker [the Doctor), Creator/ColinBaker (the Sixth Doctor], Peter Davison [the Doctor), Creator/PeterDavison (the Fifth Doctor] Doctor) and... Tom Baker, Creator/TomBaker, who ''actually played'' the Fourth Doctor:
-->'''John Culshaw:''' "Hello, Hello, this is The the Doctor."
-->'''Tom
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'''Tom
Baker:''' "That's That's odd... Oh no, no there must be a mistake, ''I'' am The Doctor."
17th Mar '16 12:37:49 AM RAMChYLD
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* Derren Brown's ''Series/{{Apocalypse}}'' was one of the largest and most expensive ever, continuing as it did for two days, during which time the unfortunate subject believed himself to have survived a ZombieApocalypse. This isn't Derren's first foray into hidden camera pranks tho- he has done one just two years earlier with ''Hero at 30,000 feet''. Thinking of it, it's safe to say that more than half of Derren's specials consists of this trope to variable extent, usually with the mark volunteering through Twitter or the Classifieds in UK newspapers and then not being told themselves that they have been picked (although the mark's family and friends are usually told in advance).

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* Derren Brown's Creator/DerrenBrown's ''Series/{{Apocalypse}}'' was one of the largest and most expensive ever, continuing as it did for two days, during which time the unfortunate subject believed himself to have survived a ZombieApocalypse. This isn't Derren's first foray into hidden camera pranks tho- he has done one just two years earlier with ''Hero at 30,000 feet''. Thinking of it, it's safe to say that more than half of Derren's specials consists of this trope to variable extent, usually with the mark volunteering through Twitter or the Classifieds in UK newspapers and then not being told themselves that they have been picked (although the mark's family and friends are usually told in advance).
17th Mar '16 12:34:25 AM RAMChYLD
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* Derren Brown's ''Series/{{Apocalypse}}'' was one of the largest and most expensive ever, continuing as it did for two days, during which time the unfortunate subject believed himself to have survived a ZombieApocalypse. This isn't Derren's first foray into hidden camera pranks tho- he has done one just two years earlier with ''Hero at 30,000 feet''.

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* Derren Brown's ''Series/{{Apocalypse}}'' was one of the largest and most expensive ever, continuing as it did for two days, during which time the unfortunate subject believed himself to have survived a ZombieApocalypse. This isn't Derren's first foray into hidden camera pranks tho- he has done one just two years earlier with ''Hero at 30,000 feet''. Thinking of it, it's safe to say that more than half of Derren's specials consists of this trope to variable extent, usually with the mark volunteering through Twitter or the Classifieds in UK newspapers and then not being told themselves that they have been picked (although the mark's family and friends are usually told in advance).
8th Mar '16 1:51:09 PM erforce
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** In ''TheCannonballRun II'', state troopers Don Knotts and Tim Conway pull over a speeding limousine; finding that it's being "driven" by a chimpanzee, they're convinced Allen Funt is hiding in the back somewhere and filming them for ''Candid Camera''.

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** In ''TheCannonballRun II'', ''Film/CannonballRunII'', state troopers Don Knotts and Tim Conway pull over a speeding limousine; finding that it's being "driven" by a chimpanzee, they're convinced Allen Funt is hiding in the back somewhere and filming them for ''Candid Camera''.
7th Mar '16 12:13:45 AM RAMChYLD
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* In Malaysia, it's the ''Hitz.FM Morning Crew'''s segment ''Gotcha!'', where every morning the three shock jockeys will call a person nominated by a friend or relative via the radio station's website the day before.

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* In Malaysia, it's the ''Hitz.FM Morning Crew'''s segment ''Gotcha!'', where every morning the three shock jockeys will prank call a person nominated by a friend or relative via the radio station's website the day before.
7th Mar '16 12:11:12 AM RAMChYLD
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7th Mar '16 12:10:36 AM RAMChYLD
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* In Malaysia, it's the ''Hitz.FM Morning Crew'''s segment ''Gotcha!'', where every morning the three shock jockeys will call a person nominated by a friend or relative via the radio station's website the day before.
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