Ah… The Simpsons. Bart’s periodic calls to Moe’s Tavern never get old. In one of the episodes from this its 20th season, the never aging 10 year old finds Denis Leary‘s cell phone and hilarity insues. Today while at work, I received a telephone call that is very similar to the prankster’s antics. I answered the phone and the jokester asked: “Do you have Orville Reddenbacher in a jar?” Knowing who was on the other end, I decided to play along and went to look. After replying that we did not I said: “If we had him in a jar, he would be rather well preserved; freeze dried and all.” The popcorn baron passed away in 1995. Oddly enough, I thought he had been popping corn in the great beyond longer than that. At least the customer did not ask if we had Prince Albert in the can. HAHA. Who amongst us has never endulged in performing this harmless little prank? HAHA
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I don’t think I ever did actually. I did listen to some Jerky Boys at one time though- recorded phone pranks. That was quite a while ago.
Ah, the days before caller ID… yes, I shamefully indulged in some prank phone calls. My childhood was sandwiched right between speaker phone and caller ID, so we enjoyed ourselves at the expense of others, I must admit.
But now I need to get some Jerky Boys for old times sake, there was also a movie, but not worth seeing again if I remember correctly. Jerky Boys are vintage pranking, pre-youtube fun. Might be fun and refreshing since youtube is just full of people making jerks of themselves at Walmart – that isn’t what you did yesterday, is it? How do you wander around there for an hour if you don’t have little kids with you and you’re not causing trouble? Am I going to be reading about you in the paper or seeing you on youtube doing Walmart pranks? 😉
Well… I was attempting to find a few gifts that I still need to buy for and then I told Megan to keep going because she was indecisive. It was fun. No kids. Jamiah pushing the cart with Megan leading the way.