'Evil genius' clowns her dad with epic Christmas prank two years in the making
I like to think of myself as someone with a refined sense of humour, but in my opinion, there's nothing funnier than a well-executed prank. The shock, the look of disbelief, and the acute feeling of shame once your target realises they've been had; there's nothing quite like the rush you get, is there?
Now, Christmas time is a time for giving, that's for sure, and what better gift to give to the ones you love than the gift of laughter? Plus, in my humble opinion, when you spend a lot of time putting together your elaborate practical joke, it makes everything all the sweeter when it eventually pays off.
That's what Judy Brown, a singer hailing from Scotland, had in mind when she pulled off a rather insane prank on her poor father. Waiting two whole years to perfect the perfect practical joke, Brown lulled her father deep into a false sense of security, before savagely clowning him in a prank for the ages.
Back in 2016, Brown pranked her father by disguising a ton of Brussels sprouts as the chocolate Ferrero Rocher, which is hilarious, yeah, but it's also something that's been done before. But where Judy Brown stands out is the level of dedication she showed to take this prank to the next level.
Better yet, Brown took us through the entire pranking process on Twitter, so you and I get to see every step of the plan in glorious detail. Let's begin, shall we?
To kick things off, Judy Brown walks us through the first stage of her two-year-long con, given to us back in 2016. "Some of you out there may recall that in 2016 I played an excellent Christmas prank on my long-suffering Dad. It worked a treat," she recalled.
But now, she's ramping things up a level, using the intervening year to lay the trap for her dad, as she explains in the next tweet in this amazing story.
"Last year I decided to play the long game & didn’t tamper with the confectionary: spooked by the year before, he would not touch a single Ferrero Rocher (which was great because he usually inhales them at 750mph) so there were Ferreros aplenty for the rest of us. I bided my time."
So this year, Brown set off on her daring prank, and as you can see, she pulled out all the stops this time.
"While he was out I dipped the sprouts in chocolate, rolled them in chopped hazelnuts, and did all I could to replicate the iconic Ferrerro," reveals the evil genius that is Judy Brown, before resealing the entire package. With the trap being set, she waited. And waited.
And then, as her suspicious father examined the treats and found nothing to alarm him, he popped it into his mouth. Judy Brown recalls the moment in glorious detail:
"And Lo! He opened. He EXAMINED. He unwrapped. He examined FURTHER. Fears allayed, he popped the whole thing in his mouth. His face played a symphony of emotions: satisfaction, triumph, smugness, consternation, confusion, realisation, horror, disgust."
It's utterly hilarious, and although Judy Brown says her dad's revenge is likely to be pretty swift, she declared triumphantly: "no Christmas gift could be greater than this: seeing my Dad, despite his efforts to avoid it, unwittingly eat a raw sprout."
I don't know about you, but I totally agree.