I hate these kinds of pranks. What if your “killer clown” gets double tapped? I could justify shooting the clown in any one of these scenes. It would be reasonable for the person shooting the clown to be in fear for his life, so no charges there. In fact, the video would be the primary defense exhibit in my trial, followed by the primary exhibit when I sued everyone involved for the emotional distress of forcing me to shoot someone.

Should everyone involved be prosecuted for manslaughter? Why is it funny to make people think that they are about to be murdered?

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Horny the Clown · May 18, 2023 at 10:36 am

The clowns in the Batman with Berettas were good for a laugh at first.
Some pranksters loosened lugnuts on Chevy in HS but it didn’t that long with scissors jack to get the donut on and make it home.
In the early 2000’s we would put rainbow stickers on coworkers cars just for the janks.

Rick T · May 18, 2023 at 2:27 pm

The dog in the spider suit videos were pranks. This? This setup is the DM group betting the life of the guy in the clown suit against the odds of one of their victims being armed. He started outside Tueller Drill range but running after me with that huge hammer would get return fire.

All we can hope is that the ‘victims’ were warned they were going into a staged scene and to try and react naturally…

Dirty Dingus McGee · May 18, 2023 at 2:42 pm

Here’s another bunch of half wits with a death wish.


You walk into my house uninvited like that, I WILL turn you into a number 2 pencil. And guess what? I won’t be charged. Well, being as I don’t live in the northeast or the west coast, I won’t be charged.

Elrod · May 18, 2023 at 3:33 pm

No indication where Clowny was doing his thing, but stuff like that is survivable only in an environment where being armed is prohibited, and the prohibition enforced.

Try it in Florida, Texas, southern or western states and the highight reel will be really, really short.

Anonymous · May 18, 2023 at 4:35 pm

The vast majority of these videos are coming out of Western Europe. Not much chance of getting shot by a civilian there.

Aesop · May 19, 2023 at 2:37 pm

My 2ยข:
1) This appears to have been shot in Italy. Chances of someone there with a CCW, or even a gun: about zero.
Nobody shoots these live in Chicongo, Detroit, D.C., Harlem, or South Central L.A. Because if they did, the video isn’t the only thing that would get shot. That would be funny. Once..

2) The clown prank featured multiple camera angles, and people “reacting” to the dummy before they could possibly see it through the concrete wall, but not to the three/four/five camera persons.
IOW, totally fake and ghey set-ups//, where everyone in the video is an actor in on the gag.
In the USA, we call those kind of programs where everybody on camera is a performer “TV shows”, right?

3) “It’s on YouTube, so it must be real.” Srsly???

4) About 99% of the “Just For Laughs” stuff is shot in Canada. Where people apologize for harsh language.

The pranks like velociraptor suit gags are shot in places like Tokyo, where even the cops don’t always have guns.
Figure anything that looks any kind of dangerous is totally canned and fake, and you’ll be right most of the time.

5) American stuff? Jack Vale’s Pooter fart videos? Scary Snowman? Biggest risk is a reactionary kick or punch, and even then, they don’t troll the ‘hood. They pull them at very whitebread malls and downtowns in happy little villes. Not in the geh-toe.
Improv Everywhere works in NYFC, and does such violent things as having 80 people all show up at a Best Buy in blue polo shirts and tan slacks. Or doing a Star Wars subway car, with stormtroopers, Leia, and Darth Vader. Or ordering a latte at Starbucks for “Spartacus”, and having 17 guys say “I am Spartacus!” when the name is called. Or putting someone inside a giant airball boulder, and having him chase a guy dressed like Indiana Jones all over the paths at Central Park on a Saturday.
Brilliant. And about as risky as just being in NYFC.

Honestly, the riskiest comedy I’ve seen on the internet in the last decade was Chris Rock cracking on Will Smith’s wife at the Oscars. Not likely to see anything that daring anytime soon.
Pity, that.
More celebrity wiseasses getting popped in the piehole on the reg would be good for the entire industry.
It’s what Denzel called “pain that alters” in Equalizer II.

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