April Fool’s Day is upon us and just like every year, guys everywhere will receive text messages from their girlfriend or ex girlfriend saying, “I’m pregnant” and ex girlfriends everywhere will be receiving texts that says, “You should get tested.” While these pranks are ‘fun’ and require little effort, the jig is up; these hacky pranks (and yes I just referred to these pranks as hacky) aren’t fooling anyone anymore. It’s time to think outside the box and make someone feel some actual physical pain, or complete emotional torment. And that’s what April Fool’s Day is all about, pain and torment. Until you reveal that it was all a joke and then it’s about trying not to get your ass beat by someone who was just humiliated. Below are what I believe to be the top 7 pranks of all time. Take notes.
7. Cement Ball Prank
First off, I chose this one for the cement ball portion of the video and not the leapfrog prank. Now that we got that out of the way, this prank is just mean. But its maliciousness is what makes it so beautiful. It is disturbing however that they chose to target children. But what’s even more disturbing is that none of the kids even acted hurt.
6. The Fake Lottery Ticket Prank
This prank has been done before a million times with fake scratch offs, but this one was the Rolls Royce of fake lottery ticket pranks. It took a lot of planning and preparation to capture this priceless reaction.
5. The Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank
Way too much time on your hands + a really great idea for a prank = 31 million hits in 2 months and the number 5 spot on this list. I love this prank because it was so simple and yet it evoked such confusion from all the drive thru employees.
4. Superman In A Lecture Prank
Every time I watch this video I wish I could go back in time before it was made and make it myself. It’s 39 seconds of simple prank brilliance.
3. The Japanese Floating Toilet Prank
Here is video evidence that the Japanese apparently do not care about personal liberties. This is probably my worst fear but the fact that it’s not happening to me makes it HILARIOUS!
2. The Waterbed Prank
This is a guy who clearly doesn’t mind ending his relationship for our amusement. His commitment is commendable and I applaud the simplicity and originality of such a prank.
1. Half Court Shot Prank
The entire prank war between Streeter and Amir could have made up this entire list. But of all of their pranks this one was simply the best. It’s basically the exact same emotional response as Thad in the fake lottery ticket prank, but instead of being humiliated in front of a few good friends, Amir is humiliated in front of an entire arena of college students. Bravo Streeter for such a classic prank…bravo!
This is a compilation of everyone’s favorite French prankster Remi Gaillard. Pretty much everything he does is hilarious and you’ve probably seen some of these pranks but didn’t know that the dude’s name was Remi Gaillard.
Golf Course Airhorn
It would be impossible to have a prank list without including something from Jackass on there. No matter how many times I watch this, prank it always puts a smile on my face.
Get creative this year for April Fool’s Day, use these videos for inspiration, or just watch them and laugh I don’t care.
Aristotle is a Los Angeles based comedian who thinks that April Fool’s Day should be renamed ‘Girls, Stop Pretending You’re Pregnant Every Year Day.’ You can follow him on Twitter @STOTLE.
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