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24 Hilarious Pranks Involving Dads

Updated April 22, 2020 6.6k votes 2.2k voters 129.3k views22 items

Dads are great, and just as importantly, they are fantastic sources of hilarity. Sometimes they're pulling off pranks themselves, but (as is often the case when bored children are involved) it's usually the kids pulling pranks on their loving fathers. This list has compiled a lot of these pranks with dads. 

We've dug deep into the heart of YouTube and found a great list of hilarious pranks involving dads. Whether it's a simple salt shaker prank (with a twist), or an elaborate attempt at getting a father to believe the nuclear apocalypse is upon us, we've got a heck of a lot of dads thinking the world just went crazy on them. There's even a TV prank, tricking one's dad into thinking they broke the screen with a Wii remote!  

No matter if you want jump scares and shrieks of terror, or dads getting some good old fashioned revenge, this list has got it all for you! Take a look through our list of crazy dad pranks and pick out your favorites! But unless you really know your parents, you should really probably avoid the pregnancy prank. It's gonna be really tough to come back from that one. 
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    The Old Body-Switch Prank

    Video: YouTube
    Father Roman Atwood freaks his wife out by showing his kid in a Spider-Man costume, and then when she walks out for a moment, swapping the costume with a fake body. What happens next gets real in a hurry. 
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    When in Doubt, Just Scare Him

    Video: YouTube
    You can't go wrong with just a classic jump scare. When dad jumps, everyone laughs. Win-win here!
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    Empty House Prank

    Video: YouTube
    While you could just tell your dad the house has been robbed, doesn't that just seem weak to you? No, in this one, they take everything out of the living room and watch the results. 
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    Prank Caller!

    Video: YouTube
    Sometimes, you can't be with your dad. When you're away and the prank desire is growing, you're going to have to make do with a phone call. Here, ThatcherJoe pulls it off elegantly. 
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