culture The Meanest Pranks Parents Ever Pulled on Their Kids  

Ian Tindell
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On April Fools' day, we all try to think of great pranks we can play on victims that would be completely unsuspecting. Many people seem to forget, however, that the most unsuspecting victims in all of prankdom are innocent children. These parents did not forget this fact.

Here's a list of 10 pranks played on children (by their parents) that ensure the psychology industry's lasting prosperity. Vote up the cruelest of the cruel below... and maybe get some ideas for when your own kids need a little taste of what it feels like to be pranked.
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Not the Easter Bunny!

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This one just starts out sooooo adorably sweet with two kids finishing up egg painting and saying how excited they are to have the Easter Bunny come along. Until...

00:17 A bunny-like figure appears outside their window, and are they excited?

If scared beyond the capacity for rational thought and shedding a river of tears means excited, then you betcha! Best part is the kid on the chair, frozen in fear, not doing anything to get away from what he's afraid of, just sitting there: crying. Amazing.
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When Little Boys Love Britney Spears

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Yes, this particular video involves a little boy of about five or six singing "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears.

Yes, there are a multitude of jokes and comparisons that one inevitably thinks of while watching him dance and sing along.

No, we will not "go there."

Yes, it's hilarious when his mom scares the daylights out of him, discovering his secret love.

No, we did not rewind the video and watch it over and over and over and over again. That would be immature.

This video goes for pretty long, and the payoff isn't until sometime near the end. We'd give you a timestamp, but we feel that you have to earn this one the same way we did. Take it away, little boy.
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How To Make Your Son Hate Computers Part 2

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Remember that kid a couple items back who was so frightened by a computer scare prank that all faith in electronic equipment and his father was lost?

This is that kid's best friend. Feel free to scroll to 00:35 for the payoff.
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Classic Water Pail On Door

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This video pays off pretty quickly, and really doesn't do much harm... or does it?

The girl is coming home from school and probably has all kinds of important homework in that backpack. Possibly something she could have been working on all day.

This is why we think her reaction is a very matter-of-fact "you did not." They not only just ruined her hair and her homework, but her day.

Go ahead and scroll to 00:11 for the girl's entrance, it's just a shot of a door before that. See? We value your time around here! Now for another video...