Prank wars are fun and all - but you can’t keep the ball rolling with practical jokes alone. It takes too much effort, and frankly - too expensive in the long run. The best prank wars are always the ones that have a mix of the complex and the simple. It’s the one that manages to keep both parties on their toes without breaking the bank.
One of the most common weapons in your arsenal is the prank call. It is quick, easy, and very affordable. So when you are between epic pranks, like gift wrapping someone’s car or sending a very suggestive package - you can try prank calling them.
There are so many bits, but the simplest one is when you use prank call names.
Prank call names, or gag names, use the English language to its full advantage. It uses similar spellings and sounds to come up with something pretty funny. It’s all about phonetics. You can see this in action here with Graham Norton’s interview with Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, and Usher.
Corta panda - quarter pounder
Alma chizzit - how much is it?
Janarta meen - do you know what I mean?
The examples here play on the sounds of a Cockney accent, but it’s the same idea. You can make all kinds of words and phrases by combining a fictitious first name and last name.
For example, Drew P. Wiener looks pretty legit. But when you put everything together and read it out loud - you get droopy wiener. These hilarious first name - last name combinations are great jokes in their own right. You can use them in email gags or phone prank calls.
While we encourage you to use your head - it is a lot to tackle on your first try. Thankfully, there are plenty of pre-made gag names floating around. Ownage Pranks got some of the best ones for you to test out before you make the first prank call in your prank wars.
We have two main categories: clean and not-so-clean. Go through the list and pick out the ones you like best!
Gag names are all about the twist ending. Normally, your target will answer and treat it like a regular phone call. Then you give them the phony name, and while you don’t see their faces - you know the exact moment it clicks. They realize that they fell for a joke. The whole bit hinges on them realizing - wait, that’s not a real name.
Think about that interaction. The whole point is just to make the target repeat a funny name, nothing else. The satisfaction ends when the joke lands. So there should be no reason why you can’t settle for clean puns. It can still be an effective joke.
In fact, a clean pun might not spark the same outrage as a dirty one. If you are all about that harmless goodness - here are some gag names you can try!
You can turn inanimate objects into an interesting prank call name. When you prank stores across the country, you can pretend to look for a specific sales clerk. Customer service takes these complaints seriously. When they ask for a name, say the gag name. They can probably find what you are looking for on the shelves and display case instead of the break room!
Here are 10 funny gag names you can try!
|Amanda Lynn||A Mandolin|
|Barb Dwyer||Barb Wire|
|Barb E. Dahl||Barbie Doll|
|Manny Kinn/ Manny Quin||Mannequin|
|Kerry O. Ki/ Carrie Oakey||Karaoke|
The next category you can try is jobs and occupations. Next time there is a big company recruitment in your town, you can confirm your slot with these working names.
|Archie “Art” Sellers||Art Sellers|
|Tyler “Ty” Coon||Tycoon|
|Anita Plummer||I Need A Plumber|
|Rose Gardner||Rose Gardener|
The last section is dedicated to all the other interesting gag names. Here you can see the range of wordplay. You can make common phrases, descriptive words, and miscellaneous activities.
|Annie Howe||Any How|
|Chris Crosse||Criss Cross|
|Constance Noring||Constant Snoring|
|Myles Long||Miles Long|
If you want to start your prank war small - you can try these 20 clean and harmless gag names to test the waters. You don’t want to reveal your hand too early, now do you?
When the gloves are off, you can bring out the not-so-clean puns and trust that there are plenty. Pranks are about bringing a reaction. The prankster doesn’t care if it’s laughter or outrage - everything is fair game. So it isn’t surprising to find out that the majority of gag names are dirty and crass.
Here are some of the not-so-clean puns you can try!
Let’s start off with some of the classics - body parts and genitalia. These gag names have been the star of many juvenile pranks most people do in their teens. Don’t miss out on the fun with these 6 names!
|Clea Torres/ Clint Torres||Clitoris|
|Mike Rotch||My Crotch|
|Mike Hunt||My Cunt|
|Harry Beaver||Hairy Beaver|
|Harry Pitts||Hairy Pitts|
Randomly saying body parts during a call is embarrassing - but saying suggestive phrases is even better. Here are gag names that not only mention bedroom action but have a sense of urgency behind them. If you manage to catch your target in a public space, people are bound to wonder what the hell they are talking about.
Here are 6 gag names you can try:
|Actions and Activities|
|Ben Dover||Bend Over|
|Jack Goff||Jack Off|
|Neil Down||Kneel Down|
|Phil Mianus||Feel My Anus|
|Han Jobs||Hand Jobs|
The next most common type of gag names is the ones that make fun of the target. While everything on this list makes fun of the target - there is something extra special behind making them say it about themselves. Try these 6 gag names on for size.
|Insults, Swear Words, & More|
|Hugh Jass||Huge Ass|
|Ima Hore||I’m A Whore|
|Lou Skunt||Loose Cunt|
|Ivanna Cox||I Want A Cock|
|Anita Dick||I Need A Dick|
Just like in the section with clean puns, there are always wild cards that are difficult to place. These names show that you can get down and dirty in a more literal sense.
Again, this just tries to show the range of these jokes. While the last 3 sections are the most common in the pranking world - it is not limited to it.
|Doug Graves||Dug Graves|
|Robin D. Cradle||Robbing The Cradle|
There are 22 not-so-clean puns you can try. And once you get the hang of them - you can probably make another 20 more. Next time you find yourself in a rut, just pull these out, and you are good to go.
When you think about these gag names - most people will say The Simpsons. And most of that’s true! The prank calls between Bart and Moe are legendary. But even before The Simpson was on Fox back in 1989 - there were the Tube Bar tapes in the 70s.
The Tube Bar prank calls were made by Bum Bar Bastards (BBB) to the bar owner, Deutsch. The interactions are very similar to the Simpsons gag. In fact, it inspired it.
You have some ne’er do well hit up an unsuspecting bar. The bar owner answers and says all kinds of embarrassing things out loud. He catches on and swears up a storm - but none of his “I’m gonna kick the crap out of you” threats materialize in real-life.
Here are some of the O.G. names from the Tube Bar tapes- and you know you’ve heard a couple of them before.
|Izzy Cumming||Is He Cumming?|
|Cole Kutz||Cold Cuts|
|Stan DePain||Stand The Pain|
While The Simpsons were inspired by the tapes, it made significant contributions of its own. Bart Simpson calling Moe’s Tavern and antagonizing Moe is one of the longest-running gags on the show. They have all kinds of gag names that were never used in the Tube Bar tapes, and they really made it their own.
While the latest episodes haven’t been using it as much - people still remember Bart’s prankster antics. If you asked people to give you a gag name off the top of their head - it would probably be a Bart Simpson original.
|Ahmed Adoodie||I Made A Doodie|
|Amanda Huggenkiss||A Man To Hug and Kiss|
|Anita Bath||I Need A Bath|
|Ivana Tinkle||I Want To Tinkle|
|Eura Snotball||You’re A Snotball|
|I.P. Freely||I Pee Freely|
|Heywood U. Cuddleme||Hey, Would You Cuddle Me|
|Maya Normousbutt||My Enormous Butt|
|Maya Buttreeks||My Butt Reeks|
|Oliver Clothesoff||All Of Our Clothes Off|
|Ollie Tabooger||A Little Booger|
|Seymour Butz||See More Butts|
Last but not least, there is a special place for pranksters who did the work. So many anchors, T.V. hosts, and radio hosts still fall for these names. Here are some prank phone calls that probably graced your local news channel at one point.
|Local News - Assorted|
|Hugh Janus||Huge Anus|
|Dixie Normous||Dick’s Enourmous|
|Ijaz Fahted||I Just Farted|
|Mike Hunt||My Cunt|
You can always mix these gag names with more established prank call ideas. Ownage Pranks has tons that you can try one of these days. If you aren’t ready to make the pranks, you can also request our team to make the call for you. You’ll still be the mastermind behind it all, we’ll just handle the execution.
Whether you want to use the names on the list or create prank call names of your own - remember to have fun with it! While prank wars are very much a competition, it doesn’t mean winning is everything. Be creative and happy pranking!