It is safe to assume that many of us have made prank calls when we were young; to a neighbor, grumpy store manager/clerk, an annoying classmate, or even a friend. Prank calls are quite common, and frankly speaking, great fun. But, with all the responsibilities of life, somewhere down the line that innocence of a child gets lost.
In most countries, making prank calls to emergency services and wasting their time is not just considered as telephone harassment, but is also a criminal offense.
Some people are born naturals at playing pranks. And others? They need a few pointers. Providing ideas in that direction then, here are some great prank call ideas, good for a few laughs.
Prank Call #1
Calling a restaurant and messing with the person who picks up the call for an order is definitely priceless. Most of us have tried this, and succeeded. Here, the prankster has called a Chinese restaurant and is placing an order for American fast food.
Prankee: Hello and thanks for calling Yang Chow restaurant.
Prankster: Yeah, hi. I wanted to place an order for delivery.
Prankee: Yes sir, what would you like to order?
Prankster: Can I get 2 cheeseburgers, 2 fries, and 2 large cokes, please?
Prankee: I’m sorry. We are a Chinese restaurant.
Prankster: And can you add jalapeños to the burgers, please? Thanks.
Prankee: We don’t serve that kind of food here.
Prankster: What?? You don’t. That’s racist. Cheeseburgers not good enough for you guys?
Prankee: Sir, for the last time. This is a Chinese place. We don’t serve fast food here.
Prankster: You know what, I am going to report you. Let’s see how many customers come to your restaurant now.
Prank Call #2
In this call, the prankster has randomly selected a name from the Yellow Pages and pulled the prank. The situation becomes quite tricky as the prankster is confirming the shipment of weed to this residence.
Prankee: Hello? Carter residence, Ashley speaking.
Prankster: Ms Carter, I have your shipment of weed ready. Where do you want it delivered?
Prankee: Excuse me!? I never ordered any weed. Who is this?
Prankster: We have a record of purchase under your name along with all your details.
Prankee: There has to be some kind of mistake. My parents are going to kill me if they find out about this.
Prankster: I just wanted to confirm the address.
Prankee: Don’t send anything here. There’s been a mistake.
Prankster: The order has been paid for and I have to do my job.
Prankee: OMG!! My parents are home. They’re going to kill me.
Prankster: The order will be delivered by 4 p.m. today. Have a good day, ma’am.
Prank Call #3
If you’ve ever wanted to play a prank on a friend, now is the chance. In this call, the prankster makes the call to a friend and pretends that the phone call is being made from a reputed radio station. Let’s see how the prank unfolds.
Prankster: Hello!! Am I speaking with Nancy?
Prankee: Yes, this is she. Who’s this?
Prankster: Hey Nancy, I’m calling from (radio station’s name). You’ve just won 2 tickets to see (band’s name).
Prankee: OH MY GOD!! Are you serious? This is so amazing. I can’t believe it.
Prankster: Well believe it, Nancy. Now all you have to do is answer one simple question and the tickets are yours.
Prankee: Yeah, sure…. anything. What’s the question?
Prankster: If a cow laughed real hard, would milk come out her nose?
Prankee: Uhh… I don’t know.
Prankster: You have 10 seconds…
Prankee: I’m not sure. Not milk, but ice cream.
Prankster: Oh, I’m sorry, Nancy. That’s not the answer we were looking for. You do not win the tickets. Better luck next time.
Prank Call #4
Let’s take the pranks up a notch. In this next call, the prankster really scares the prankee by confessing some dangerous secrets. You can try this tactic on a friend to see what the outcome will be.
Prankster: Ryan, Ryan. They know what we did to Samantha. And now they’re after me.
Prankee: My name’s not Ryan. I think you have the wrong number.
Prankster: What? You’re not Ryan? But you gave me this number.
Prankee: No, I didn’t. I don’t even know who you are.
Prankster: If you’re not Ryan, then where is he? What did you do to him?
Prankee: I haven’t done anything.
Prankster: Don’t lie to me. Where’s Ryan? I want to speak to him right now. It’s really important.
Prankee: I’m not lying. I think you have the wrong person.
Prankster: I know you have Ryan. When you talk to him, just tell him that they know we killed Samantha and buried the body in the forest.
Prankee: WHAT????? What are you talking about?
Prankster: Just tell him, okay!? My life is in danger. I think they’ll kill me now. I gotta go.
Prank Call #5
Here’s another call to the prankee where the prankster is trying to save a life. By making the prankee think that there’s ransom involved, the prankster really scares the heck out of him/her.
Prankster: Okay mister. I have the money you asked for. Now where should I get it?
Prankee: What? Who is this? What money? What are you talking about?
Prankster: Don’t play games with me. Your ransom. I have the money you wanted.
Prankee: I think there’s some misunderstanding. You’ve got the wrong guy.
Prankster: I just want my son back. Please take the money. Give me my son back.
Prankee: Sir, I really think there’s been a mistake. I don’t have your son.
Prankster: What? What did you do to him? I told you I’ll get the money. You didn’t have to kill him.
Prankee: I haven’t killed anyone.
Prankster: Oh God, my son… my son. You killed him. I WILL FIND YOU. You will regret this.
Prank Call #6
A seductive phone call can leave anyone baffled. The prankster uses a sexy voice and tries to make the prankee nervous about a situation he/she doesn’t really wanna get into.
Prankster: Hey baby, it’s me, Natasha. Last night was fun!
Prankee: Uh, who? I don’t know any Natasha.
Prankster: Oh come on, sweetheart. Don’t do this to me. You know you wanna see me again.
Prankee: I’m going to hang up now.
Prankster: But you haven’t even heard the best part.
Prankee: Oh yeah? And what is that?
Prankster: I’m standing outside your door. Waiting for you.
Prank Call #7
Our next target is a concerned mother. The prankster pretends to know her daughter and tells her something she really wasn’t expecting. Let’s see what it is.
Prankee: Hello? Miller residence, Kate speaking.
Prankster: Yeah, Mrs. Miller. This is Justin.
Prankee: I’m sorry. I don’t know any Justin.
Prankster: Oh yeah. You don’t know me. I’m your daughter’s friend. I had come over yesterday when you weren’t home.
Prankee: Yeah? What this regarding, Justin?
Prankster: Well, Mrs. Miller, it’s really embarrassing for me to say this, but I think I left something in your daughter’s room.
Prankee: You were in my daughter’s bedroom? When I wasn’t home?
Prankster: Please don’t get mad. It’s not like that.
Prankee: Then what is it?
Prankster: I think I may have left my pet snake there. And I’m just calling to make sure that you guys have fed him.
Prankee: WHAT? A SNAKE???? Hello? Justin, are you there?
Prank Call #8
Have you ever gotten a phone call where you’re being pestered about an order you haven’t really placed? Well, that’s what the next prank is. The prankster is trying to convince the prankee that he has placed an order and he’s going to get it, no matter what.
Prankster: Hi there. My name is Demi and I’m calling from penguins-R-us.
Prankee: Okay, what is this regarding, Demi?
Prankster: I was calling to confirm the pickup time. Your penguins are ready, sir.
Prankee: I didn’t order any penguins.
Prankster: Sure you did, sir. The money, $59.99, has already been deducted from your account. We will be ready for you by 5 p.m. See you then.
Prank Call #9
Getting in trouble with the cops is tough luck. On top of that, getting a call from them can really spook anybody. Well, the next prank really puts the prankee in a tough spot. Check it out.
Prankster: Am I speaking to a Mr. Williams? Mr. Jerome Williams?
Prankee: Yes, this is him. Who may I ask is calling?
Prankster: Sir, this is (random name) calling from (police dept. name). We have a woman here claiming that you hit her car this morning and then drove away.
Prankee: What? That’s not true. I am in office. I haven’t hit anybody. There seems to be a mistake, officer.
Prankster: We need to straighten this out, Mr. Williams. Can you please come to the station so we that can clear this whole mess out? Thank you.
Prank Call #10
Call a pizza place and ask for their recipe; now that’s a prank worth doing. The prankster is really smart to ask about their recipe because he/she not only does that, but also says to the prankster that he/she won’t order from their either.
Prankee: Thank you for calling (pizza place), my name is (name). What would you like to order?
Prankster: Yeah, I was wondering. Can you give me the recipe for your deep dish pizza sauce?
Prankee: Excuse me? Did you want to place an order?
Prankster: No. I just wanted the recipe for the sauce so I could make the pizza at home.
Prankee: Sorry, sir. But we cannot give you the recipe. It’s company policy.
Prankster: But your pizzas are so expensive. I would never want to buy pizzas from you. I just want the recipe.
So, what did you guys think about these pranks? Don’t they sound like fun? Are you ready to try them on someone? Whenever you do make a prank call, just be careful not to hurt anyone’s feelings or go too far. Remember, these calls may be fun for you, but they can be disturbing for the receiver.
Disclaimer – The pranks mentioned in the article are not meant to hurt or disrespect any individual, society, community, gender, or cast. The ideas are simply put forth for entertainment purposes.