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The Best Howard Stern News Pranks Performed by Captain Janks

Updated June 14, 2019 602 votes 155 voters 22.1k views12 items

Howard Stern is best known for featuring tons of crazy guests, callers, and characters on his wildly popular radio show. These key players are often referred to as the "Wack Pack," in a sarcastic tribute to other popular groups, such as the Brat Pack. Wack Packers are people featured on Stern's show that don't necessarily know how funny they are. However, some Wack Packers are in on the joke, such as Captain Janks, who often purposely prank calls various news stations in order to trick the anchors and hosts.

Thomas Ciprano a.k.a. "Captain Janks," has the uncanny ability to perform a cohesive interview on any given radio or television station without knowing anything at all about the subject. He has dubbed this particular kind of prank call a "Bababooey," after the catchphrase he often yells before the station gets the chance to kick him off the air. He always manages to squeeze in a reference to Howard Stern in each one of his pranks, which are often featured on Stern's radio show. Captain Janks also appeared on many episodes of Howard Stern's TV show, explaining how he pulled off these ridiculous hi-jinx.

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    Brian Westbrook Prank

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    Janks calls in to Sportscenter pretending to be NFL Player Brian Westbrook.
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    Michelle Obama Prank

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    Captain Janks calls in to C-Span pretending to be a woman in discussion about Michelle Obama.
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    Michael Jackson Prank

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    Captain Janks calls in as a police officer involved with the Michael Jackson case.
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    Hurricane Charlie Prank

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    Captain Janks calls CNN pretending to be a hurricane expert, with hilarious results.
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