Back in the day (1998) caller ID was a rarity. This made the phone network a field ripe for prank calls and tomfoolery.
My roommates and I had two phone lines (one was usually dedicated to Internet) and a two line phone. The phone would allow us to combine both lines into a conference call. We asked ourselves—why haven’t we used this for the power of prank?
Each party thought that the other had called them. It was great fun!
Unfortunately, some of our best work wasn’t recorded. Some favorites included having McDonald’s “call” Burger King, and a great interchange between Maranantha Bookstore and the Maranantha Outlet Store.
But we do have some good ones for you to listen to below:
This is the second call between Michelle and Jeff. Both think the other is flirting with them.
This one clearly has a communication barrier.
Chelsea and Kristen try to figure out what is going on...
Bret and Kristen actually joke that someone is listening. Little do they know that they are right!!!
Bill and David have little time for each other.
Whoops, we leave the speaker phone on and Bill hears us!!!
The Jig is up. Brook tries to play dumb, but they seem to know we are up to something.
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