The Internet has no shortage of prank videos, from the hilariously simple to the heartwarmingly complex to the downright cruel. Because I am a horrible person, I seem to gravitate toward the mean pranks designed to scare the bejesus out of people, but I've never seen anything quite like the 'Devil Prank Gone Bad' clip that's going viral on YouTube right now.
The video was uploaded on Sunday and it captures the latest installment in an ongoing prank war between friends -- well, "friends" -- Yousef and Ahmed. The gag had a basic enough setup: a girl hid in a closet, then crept out to scare her unsuspecting victim in his apartment. What happened after that, though ... well, if you laugh at this, you're going straight to hell. I'll meet you there, okay?
FouseyTUBE is a YouTube channel that's been devoted to pranks for about a year now. Previous pranks have titles like "Scary pizza delivery," "Breaking up in public," and "Epic Chipotle prank gone wrong" (not sure I want to know what that one is), but their latest effort had some highly unexpected results.
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Here's what Ahmed posted on Facebook before the video went live:
I want to give a sincere apology to Yousef’s family, friends, and fans I took the prank further then it should have gone. I never meant to put him in harms way. I had no idea the turnout was going to be what actually happened. Once again i just want to say sorry ... this is something that scared me a lot and i do not know what more to say. Video up soon.
With a setup like that, how can you NOT watch the video? Here's the prank in full -- and if you want to skip straight to the good stuff, it starts at 1:55 when the girl (one of the prankster's sisters) makes her appearance:
Ohhhhhhhh. Oh dear. Poor Yousef. But also, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA.
I wouldn't be surprised to learn this was faked for the camera, but I prefer to believe it's 100 percent real. I don't know what's better, how he drops like a sack of potatoes, his tragic weeping when he comes to, or his friends' panicked reactions.
At any rate, hopefully this ends the war between these guys, because it's going to be impossible to top this one. As for Yousef, he's perfectly fine now and being a pretty good sport about the whole thing:
The whole world of 'evil spirits' terrifies me to no end. So, Yes. I did cry. hard. But come onnnnnnn. I came home to my empty apartment under the assumption that I was ALONE ... I cried because when I woke up I had no idea what was going on. I was confused and to be honest fainting is scary. At the end of the day, they're my homies and all is fair in love and war. And I did start a prank war with Ahmed. But I told them.. THIS IS MY CHANNEL. Stop trying to get me. lol.
Be honest, did you laugh at this poor man's misfortune?
Image via YouTube