Monday, April 6, 2015

Michael Jackson: King of Trolls

Sometimes, cases come across our desks after it's too late for us to get involved and do anything about. For example, this APPARENTLY TOTALLY TRUE story (just like all the stories we tell here) came to light recently...
For one thing, he (actor Russell Crowe) found himself on the receiving end of repeated nuisance calls from, of all people, Michael Jackson. "For two or three f*cking years," he says. "I never met him, never shook his hand, but he found out the name I stayed in hotels under, so it didn't matter where I was, he'd ring up do this kind of thing, like you did when you were 10, you know. 'Is Mr Wall there? Is Mrs Wall there? Are there any Walls there? Then what's holding the roof up? Ha ha.' You're supposed to grow out of doing that, right?" - via

Obviously, that situation has resolved itself.
Not so obviously, while Michael Jackson may have been the biggest celebrity to engage in childish prank behavior for the sake of mentally terrorizing other celebrities, he's not the only one.

Don Knotts routinely shook down action hero Steve McQueen for his lunch money outside the studio cafeteria, using a switchblade to underline his intent. It got to the point where McQueen would tremble and start crying when the "Andy Griffith Show" or "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" would appear on television.

Nobody knows why but folksinging naturalist John Denver tormented John "The Duke" Wayne for years with a series of Granola-based pranks; filling his mailbox with it, putting it in his gas tank and using ultra-light aircraft to "cropdust" Wayne's palatial California estate with it.

Mel Brooks to this day utilizes a time machine that he devised himself (with the help of Carl Reiner) to go back in time and put bags of flaming dog poop on Adolph Hitler's doorstep.

Stay tuned this week for more outlandish tales of childish celebrity behavior from Jeff and Michael!

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