Monday, January 14, 2008

"Is Your Refrigerator Running ?

Well, you best go catch it !!!"


Aah, the prank phone call. From The call above to the old "Do you have Prince Albert in a can ?...Well, you better let him out !!" to "Is there a Michael Hunt there ?"

Hours of laughter to be had by all.

I honestly don't know that I ever actually made a prank phone call. I was around for some, I just could never manage to keep a straight voice on the phone(is straight voice the correct terminology ? it seems right to me...I'm a gonna use it).
But i can find them funny, that's for sure.

Now, I don't know if I'm just old, or what, but I got a prank phone call(a prank voicemail actually) on Saturday night, and I must say I don't get where the humor is in it. What's that ? you would like me to share it with you ? And then perhaps you can tell me why it's funny ? Why, that's a swell idea. Here's the story...

It was about 11:30 Saturday night, and I was hanging out in my posh swinger's pad(that I...cough...share with My Special lady and my twin daughters), watching Friday night's episode of "Monk", when my cell phone rang. The number was listed as Name Withheld, so I thought it was probably one of the many ladies that are still heartbroken that I went and got married(it was 5 years ago now, ladies, let it go...Paticus is OFF the market)...So I let the call go to voicemail.
Moment later,the phone gave off the familiar tone alerting me that I had a message. I gave it a listen, and this is what I heard....

Voice of a Teenage girl: Hey Patrick, this is(giggle)Daphne Simmons....From high school...(something unintelligible)...I was just wondering how your kid was doing...That would be your daughter...Yeah...How old is she ? Like 7 now ? And if you ever sexually touch her, I will call the cops on you.

Now, as I said, maybe I'm just an old fart, but I'm not sure I get why that's funny...Especially leaving it as a voicemail ? Am I missing something ?

I always thought that prank phone calls were funnier when you interacted with the person on the other end. Is that not the case anymore ? Have prank calls passed me by as well ? Just like music and sexual positions(How come nobody does the wheelbarrow anymore ?) ? Can anyone help me out on this ?

I would appreciate any guidance anyone might have on this...If I was on the receiving end of some hilarious new style of prank phone call, I just want to be able to fully appreciate the scope of the comedy.


Avitable said...

Doesn't sound like any prank I know. I think kids have just gotten stupider.

Paticus said...

That's kind of what I thought, but waht with kids today with the i-things and such, I thought perhaps there was some new style of i-Prank or something, and I was just behind the times. Now, if you'll pardon me, I have to hang my sock garters in the bathroom to dry before Matlock comes on.