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Prank Call to Kate's Hospital Joins List of Infamous Pranks

Prank Call to Kate's Hospital Joins List of Infamous Pranks


Airdate: 12/05/2012

The royal phone hoax is just a day old, but has already joined the list of the world's most outrageous pranks.

“Hello, I'm just after my granddaughter Kate. I want to see how her little tummy bug is going,” the prankster said.

At the height of the 2008 Presidential campaign, there was a call to Sarah Palin by a radio DJ pretending to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy. 

Caller: You know we have a lot in common because, personally, one of my favorite activities is to hunt, too.
Palin: Oh, very good.  We should go hunting together.

Another prank involving a DJ impersonating former President Bill Clinton actually reached a woozy Michael Jackson when he was hospitalized in New York in 1995.

Jackson: Hello?
Caller: Michael?
Jackson: Yes?
Caller: Michael, how are you feeling?

Two DJ's who call themselves “The Masked Avengers” are notorious for posing as the Prime Minister of Canada and pranking celebrities.

Golfer Tiger Woods has been one of their victims.

Woods: Hello?
Caller: Hey Tiger, how are you?
Woods: I’m doing wonderful.
Caller: Ah, it's an honor to speak to you.
Woods: Thank you. You too, sir.

The pranksters also got Arnold Schwarzenegger on the phone when he was Governor of California.

Schwarzenegger: It is very nice. It is a great honor to speak to you.
Caller: I think that a man of your value and intelligence should consider running for office as president one day.  I hope you will.
Schwarzenegger: I will, I will.  This is the next thing.

Now, add the phony Queen's call to Kate's nurse to the prank hall of fame.


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