I need to know who made this prank phone call!
October 23, 2008 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Who made this recorded prank phone call? It's SO funny!

When I was younger, I went to summer camp and a friend of mine had this HILARIOUS collection of prank phone calls by a group similar to the Jerky Boys, but I am almost certain that it wasn't them. Anyway, here is a little excerpt from what I can remember. I believe the premise is that a foreigner is calling a translation or international advocacy group, and the operator is having difficulty understanding the caller...

Operator: ...I'm sorry I don't understand.

Foreigner: Yes.

Operator: Can you call back on Wednesday?

Foreigner: Yes..... No. What? Wednesday what? What is Wednesday?

Operator: Can you call back on Wednesday, the day after tomorrow?

Foreigner: Tomorrow?

Operator: No, the day after tomorrow.

Foreigner: Tomorrow?

Operator: No, sir. The day after tomorrow.

Foreigner: Tomorrow?

Operator: ....Yes. Please call back tomorrow...

Foreigner: OK!!!

Anyway, the sketch in its entirety is GUT-BUSTINGLY funny. If anyone remembers this from their childhood and can remember who it is, please let me know!
posted by lukeklein to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
Response by poster: To Contextualize::

I am 25 years old, and I want to say that I was around 12 to 15 when I heard these calls, which means it was around 1995 to 1998 when I was listening to them. And in the event that these prank-caller guys where a local success, I went to summer camp in Wisconsin, and my friend that owned the CD was from Deerfield, a suburb of Chicago, IL.
posted by lukeklein at 11:00 AM on October 23, 2008

Is it Gröûp X?

They have prank calls and sound Foreign. They have a skit that I think might match up to what you might be thinking of and their material was released in 1999 and 2000.
Sehventain Years is the one I'm thinking of...
posted by zephyr_words at 12:16 PM on October 23, 2008

Drjimmy11, I agree with you, despite the OP's caveat. I remember a variation of this call as Jerky Boys material--an old man who needs a pair of glasses and who keeps getting the information wrong.

Lukeklein, have a listen. This is not the sketch you're thinking of but the style is VERY similar and maybe hearing it will ring a bell with you.
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:39 PM on October 23, 2008

Could it have been Johnathon Brandmeier ("Johnny B")? He was on WLUP and was very popular in Chicago and Milwaukee around that time, and prank calls were a large part of his schtick.
posted by Oriole Adams at 2:58 PM on October 23, 2008

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