History Main / CandidCameraPrank

25th Sep '16 7:27:04 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.]]
21st Sep '16 2:03:44 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''Just Kidding'' is the Australian equivalent of ''Candid Camera''. More interestingly, they license some of their content to ''Just for Laugh Gags'' as well.

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* ''Just Kidding'' is the Australian equivalent of ''Candid Camera''. More interestingly, they license some of their content to ''Just for Laugh Gags'' as well. However, they tend to leave the dialog of their pranks in, and thus is worth turning to if you have caught the edited version of the pranks on ''Just For Laugh Gags'' and want to hear the dialog this time around.
21st Sep '16 1:56:46 AM RAMChYLD
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* ''Series/{{Punkd}}'' is a take of this that only targets celebrities.

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* ''Series/{{Punkd}}'' ''Series/{{Punkd}}'', Like ''Noel's House Party'' mentioned above, is a take of this that only targets celebrities.
14th Sep '16 7:18:37 PM gewunomox
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* 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 BritneySpears into thinking she was speaking to CelineDion... despite them being an all men team ''and'' having French as their first language.

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* 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 BritneySpears Music/BritneySpears into thinking she was speaking to CelineDion... despite Music/CelineDion... Despite them being an all men team ''and'' having French as their first language.
13th Aug '16 1:26:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' had an ep where pranks were played on the cast while they stayed at a cabin. The segment was to be called 'Sneaky Camera' or something like that, and they then proceeded to lampshade the fact that it would be a ripoff of another show (Candid Camera, but not mentioned by name.)

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* ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' had an ep where pranks were played on the cast while they stayed at a cabin. The segment was to be called 'Sneaky Camera' or something like that, and they then proceeded to lampshade the fact that it would be a ripoff of another show (Candid Camera, but not mentioned by name.)
1st Aug '16 4:17:25 PM Morgenthaler
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** JamesFlorentine has dabbled in this as well. ''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 has dabbled in this as well. ''CrankYankers'' ''Series/CrankYankers'' has also featured incoming call pranks to people who thought they were calling a package delivery service strongly hinted to be UPS.
1st Aug '16 4:13:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''CrankYankers'' was an example of phone scams on television. The performers would do the crank calls, and then a set of puppeteers wielding [[Creator/JimHenson Hensonesque]] caricatures of both parties would act out the scene with extra visual gags. One of the best was rapper Ludacris calling up his manager, claiming he wanted to change his name to "Mr. Peanut". On Luda's end, his puppet was trying on monocles and top hats, while his manager's puppet was calmly shredding Ludacris' contract, and pressing the BigRedButton marked "In Case of Insane Rapper".

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* ''CrankYankers'' ''Series/CrankYankers'' was an example of phone scams on television. The performers would do the crank calls, and then a set of puppeteers wielding [[Creator/JimHenson Hensonesque]] caricatures of both parties would act out the scene with extra visual gags. One of the best was rapper Ludacris calling up his manager, claiming he wanted to change his name to "Mr. Peanut". On Luda's end, his puppet was trying on monocles and top hats, while his manager's puppet was calmly shredding Ludacris' contract, and pressing the BigRedButton marked "In Case of Insane Rapper".
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.\\
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