I’m reminded again by this video’s early rankings that people like the “candid camera” prank content. And 14-year-old’s sell on YouTube.
Thanks to Spencer (Farting in Public) for being the gracious victim of a prank that involves me picking up a complete stranger in a convenience store. That stranger, of course, was played by EdBassmaster from YouTube (see his reel to appreciate his dark character diversity). I couldn’t stop laughing, but I figured if I Spencer believed I was scared, he’d expect me to drop him off. So I decided I’d play the oblivious video guy who has no sense of danger. It was a theatrical stretch for me, naturally.
Sometimes it’s the easy videos that pop, and the hard ones that die. In this case, the video got lots of honors (click “more,” below for list). And it took hours to conceive and plan, as well as hours to edit (really difficult to yank some fantastic moments between Ed and Spencer, but had to keep it as short as possible).
I give you: The Horror Hitchhiker Prank…
Honors as of July 19, 2008