*Warning, do not do any of the things listed below. Or do. What am I, your mom?
Spring. It’s the time of year when the days grow longer, birds and bees apparently mate with each other, and for one glorious day we all get to act like jerks. Unfortunately, the era of cutting gas lines and pouring sugar into gas tanks is long behind us (I blame Tebowing). But that’s alright, because I’ve scoured the entire internet for the best car related April Fools pranks. So, in no particular order…
April Fools’ Joke: Baby on the Car Roof
This one’s pretty easy. You obtain a baby seat and one fake baby, then dress it up and throw it on your roof. You should probably secure it somehow- tape works- because if you drive away wildly flinging a baby seat off the roof of your car, it somehow seems less jokey. This one will probably result in a police call.
April Fools’ Joke: The Old Fake Arm Rip Off
Steal – no – purchase a mannequin (or just the arm) from your local lingerie boutique and fasten it to your torso somehow. It works best with a long sleeved shirt or jacket. Fill a container full of fake blood as well. Ask for a ride somewhere, and when your ‘friend’ drops you off, just conveniently get your arm stuck to the car. When they pull away, the arm comes off, blood splatters everywhere, and lessons are learned.
April Fools’ Joke: Filling the Car with Blank
Here’s one that shouldn’t cause bodily harm, if done correctly. You just buy a boatload, or carload, of Styrofoam, popcorn, etc. and fill the victims’ automobile. They open it up, then become enraged that you would destroy their interior. Depending on how well your victim can take a joke, you’ll probably end up in a fight.
April Fools’ Joke: Rising Gas Prices
This one would be legendary if you were ever able to pull it off. Take someone to any gas station anywhere in the country and have the sign read ‘Regular Unleaded: $4.16.’ Wow. On second thought, that’s just too ridiculous, nobody would ever believe it. And now I’m sad.
April Fools’ Joke: The Grim Reaper
If you can somehow hide in the backseat of your victim’s sweet ride, that’s great, but it’ll work at any intersection with a crosswalk. Just dress up as the Grim Reaper, then slowly rise into focus of the rearview mirror, preferably not while the car is in motion- or at all actually; just thinking about that scenario scares the bejesus out of me. The safer alternative involves stopping in front of the target car and turning to point your bony hand out at the driver. Ahh, yes; just lighthearted romp about town amongst gents…
April Fools’ Joke: The Fake Keying Incident
Come running in to an office setting and tell a coworker that their brand new, nice, or otherwise beloved automobile has been keyed all to hell and back. When they come running into the parking lot, yell “April Fools!” and punch them in the face. Works best without the punch.
April Fools’ Joke: And The Best Joke of All…
We all know the ultimate April fools’ joke: On April 1st, you all can act like good drivers. Hiyoooo! Kidding, you’ve been great folks, enjoy April 1st.