This is an off-topic blog post, but I gotta show some hometown love to my city and post this audio from The Masked Avengers, a comedic Montreal radio duo that is notorious for their prank calls.
Earlier today, they pulled off another major prank on none other than Sarah Palin.
Pretending to be French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, they threw a few things her way, like referring to the Canadian Prime Minister by the wrong name and congratulating her on her feature movie, “Who’s Nalin’ Palin” by adult entertainment empire, Hustler.
Needless to say, she didn’t catch on.
Below is the official press release (yes.. there is a press release for a prank call) as well as the audio of the prank:
MONTREAL, Nov. 1/ – The Justiciers Masqués (Masked Avengers), Marc-Antoine Audette and Sébastien Trudel, pulled off another great coup today at the height of the presidential campaign in the United States by tricking vice-presidential candidate, Governor SARAH PALIN. Pretending to be the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, the Justiciers managed to speak with
Governor SARAH PALIN for several minutes on the pretext of wanting to wish her the best on November 4th 2008.
It was Marc-Antoine Audette who spoke to Governor SARAH PALIN in a crazy French accent conversation. He told her she would be a great president and she replied “maybe in 8 years”. When he referred to the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Quebec by the wrong names she did not seem to realize they were the wrong names. He also said as President of France he could see Belgium from his home.she replied “yes, it is great to work with
your neighboring countries.”
The fake President then said he loved to hunt and it was wonderful to kill animals, but had never done it from a helicopter .she suggested they could go hunting together. When he asked not to bring Vice-President Cheney, she laughed and replied “No. I`ll be a careful shot” and that by hunting together, “they could kill two birds with one stone.”
Governor Plain was asked if Joe the Plumber was her husband she said, no he is a regular hard working American.
She gushed over how beautiful Sarkozy`s wife is and how she really energized France and what a lovely family they have. Sarkozy and Carla Bruni do not in fact have children together.
Just before PALIN ended the call, the fake Sarkozy congratulated her about the new documentary made on her life : Nailin’ Palin by Hustler’s Larry Flint to which she replied “thank you”.
When told she had been pranked by The Masked Avengers, she abruptly ended the call after asking what call letters the radio station used, then handed the phone to an assistant muttering something in the background.
The SARAH PALIN prank call is available for free on www.justiciers.tv or www.funtv.tv and will be broadcast on Monday November 3rd at 3PM on CKOI 96.9 FM in Montreal.
In the last few years, the Justiciers Masqués have snared many big names, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy, rock legend Mick Jagger,pop-star Britney Spears, Sir Paul McCartney and Microsoft Bill Gates. Their call to former French President Chirac was rated by the BBC as one of the top 30 best moments in radio history of all time.
The Justiciers Masqués (Masked Avengers) entertain CKOI 96.9 FM listeners Monday to Friday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. They’re winners of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Gold Ribbon Award for best comedy show in Canada.
If you’re curious why some of the spelling, grammar & punctuation is off; it’s pretty common in Quebec when the original document is in French and then gets quickly (and poorly) translated to English. I didn’t bother editing it myself, but rather just posted it as is.
Here’s the audio. Enjoy!
Audio of Sarah Palin prank call