Known as the Masked Avengers, the two are notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state. The duo said in a news release that the world’s top diplomat was rushed out of an important meeting to speak to them. Quebec City radio station CKOI played excerpts of the prank Thursday, and was planning on broadcasting the entire call Friday.
During the call, Ban appears to become suspicious when fake Harper complains he was too busy combing his hair with Krazy Glue to attend this week’s ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly _ a clear dig at the Canadian prime minister’s immaculate hairdo.
“Excuse me, am I speaking with Prime Minister Harper right now?” Ban is quoted as saying.
Audette said he was surprised by how quickly they got to Ban after talking to about half a dozen people on the phone.
“We thought it would take us a few days to get the secretary-general on the phone,” he said. Audette played Harper, while Trudel acted as his aide.
The joke on Ban came during his busiest week of the year, when leaders from all over the world converge to headquarters in New York.
Nevertheless, Ban was a good sport, the prankster said.
“He was very cool about it, even laughed,” Audette said. “He’s very likeable.”
“Well played,” Harper’s spokesman tweeted about the prank.View Entire Story
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