The Best Howard Stern News Pranks Performed by Captain Janks

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.

Vote up your favorite Captain Janks/Howard Stern prank below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section! 

  • Brian Westbrook Prank
    Video: YouTube
    22 VOTES

    Brian Westbrook Prank

    Janks calls in to Sportscenter pretending to be NFL Player Brian Westbrook.
  • Airport Shut Down Prank
    Video: YouTube
    33 VOTES

    Airport Shut Down Prank

    Janks gets CNN again by pretending to be a weather expert during Hurricane Sandy.
  • CSPAN Radio Prank
    Video: YouTube
    42 VOTES

    CSPAN Radio Prank

    Captain Janks (and friends) call CSPAN radio and get through four times in a row.
  • Hurricane Charlie Prank
    Video: YouTube
    25 VOTES

    Hurricane Charlie Prank

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