April 2, 2009

Your best April Fool's pranks

Posted: 12:40 PM ET

Morning Express viewers shares some of their most memorable April Fool's pranks with us. What do you think? Are you impressed? Think you've got a better one for us? Share it in the comments field below.

What's the best April Fool's Day joke you've played -- or had played on you?
What's the best April Fool's Day joke you've played - or had played on you?

- Best April Fool's joke – dressed as a robber and had my best friend watch her car get stolen. She chased me, the robber, down the road!

- I called my mother who raised dogs and told her the local news announced anyone who had pets had to bring them to the courthouse to be taxed. She believed me.

- Gave a co-worker a phone message that Mr. Fox called & gave them the phone number to the zoo. Dave of Roanoke, VA

- Had fake hair hidden in my sleeve. Told friend how nice her hair looked and touched it. Then dropped fake hair on floor. "OMG your hair's fallin' out!" She screamed!

- Robin one of my friends put a cardboard cutout of a smash up car that looked like mine in front of my car one morning before I had to work I freaked. Jerome

- I saran wrapped my ex's car shut with ten rolls and also filled it with water balloons. – Katey

- One April Fool's my roommate put honey in my amber-colored shampoo. A sticky mess!

- Best April Fool's joke ever. Pull plastic wrap tight over the toilet seat. - Jason of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

- Many years ago I called my mom pretending to be the high school and asked why my brother wasn't there. Debra Jo Portland OR

- I told my teenage children I was pregnant. The look on their faces was priceless. Thank goodness I was kidding.

- I taped closed the spray hose on the sink and when my dad turned on the faucet, he got soaked! He was mad ... - Colleen

- Ss I was leaving my laid-back uncles house he runs out screaming STOP! STOP! In a panic I do and jump out of my car! He says your wheels were turning!!

- I put salt in my mom's daily glass of water and she spit it right back at me.

- Covered and wrapped everything in a co-workers cube with newspaper.

- I woke my kids up @ 2am 4 school. I let them off the hook after they had their showers. It was classic. - Candy of West Virginia

- I was a hotel Sous Chef. I would send new waiters frantically looking for the box of dehydrated water. They would fall for it every time!

- Robin, I once went to work in a dress and high heels :-) :-) and I am a crane operator. - John of Seattle

- The last couple of years on April Fool's day, I switched the 'm' and 'n' keys on my coworkers' keyboards. Oh the hilarity that ensued! – Karen of Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Stew   April 3rd, 2009 4:56 am ET

I sent a coworker on a mad hunt around the place looking for a "ba-1100-nst ring".

The kid never found one, and didn't get it it after 8 hours of searching and calling around town. I spelled it out on the white board at the end of the day clearly to him...


yeah, he felt silly...

Writer Keith   April 3rd, 2009 5:55 am ET

I actually got a friend to believe that I was in the witness protection program...I dragged that out until April 5th.

Leslie   April 3rd, 2009 9:16 am ET

I had a phone message placed on a friend's desk in my husband's office. (The office was for a group of Army pilots) The message read: "Call L.C. " The phone number that was given was for the local Borden Dairy office. The first several calls to the office ended in busy signals. When he finally spoke to someone and determined it was a joke, the entire office was in an uproar!

Donna E   April 3rd, 2009 10:02 am ET

Once I rubbed petroleum jelly on the toilet seat, then sprinkled it with sugar. My husband screamed for about 2 minutes after sitting for his morning constitutional... He said it was the grossest feeling–all crunchy and slippery at the same time.....

Robin C.   April 3rd, 2009 5:18 pm ET

I work as labor and delivery nurse at a community hosp. A co-worker had a baby doll that had perfect black hair and when it's back was to you it looked like a real baby. As one of the pharmacy techs came into our dept. I appeared to be burping the baby on my shoulder. As she got close to me I proceeded to drop the baby on the floor. The horror on her face was priceless. She is still barely speaking to me :)

Jai   April 5th, 2009 12:13 pm ET

My Dad missed his Honors in his Bachelor's Degree for Mechanical Engineering due to a April Fools prank by his classmate :(

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