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24 Hilarious Pranks Involving Dads

Updated April 22, 2020 5.3k votes 1.8k voters 113.6k 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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    There's Always a "Magic" Trick

    There's Always a "Magic" Trick
    Video: YouTube
    Listen, water is a great prop for a prank. Everyone has it, it doesn't hurt anyone, and it's hilarious to get people wet. 
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    Every Coffee Needs Salt

    Every Coffee Needs Salt
    Video: YouTube
    Messing with a dad's morning routine always yields great results. Here, a little bit of salt into his coffee delivers great returns. 
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    The Classic Balloon Cake Gag

    The Classic Balloon Cake Gag
    Video: YouTube
    A daughter figures out that, with enough shaving cream, you can make a balloon look an awful lot like a cake. After that, it's just a hop, skip and a jump to freaking her father out. 
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    The Old Body-Switch Prank

    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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