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Today, Taylor Smith joins the Prank Patrol. His mission is to convince
his best friend Rhys that our ridiculous football coach is in fact
one of the best in the business. So, will it be a pranking hat trick?
Or will Rhys show us a red card
and send us off in time for an early bath?
It's time to roll up our sleeves and get muddy on the pitch.
This is Prank Patrol,
where we help people like you pull off the prank of their lives.
# Here they come They're on a roll
# Where they'll strike Nobody knows
# If you have a point to prove
# They'll make a plan and see it through
# They'll sign you up to join their crew
# Barney and the Ninjas, too
# Here we go Come on, join the Prank Patrol. #
Roll up, roll up. Get your genuine football memorabilia.
We got every colour you like. We got white, we got red.
We got red and white. All going just like my budgie, cheap.
Hang on a second.
That's our prankster.
-Taylor, did you apply for Prank Patrol's help?
Congratulations. You're the newest member of the team.
Look, there's your pass. You're a VIP.
A Very Important Prankster. You're also going to need this.
Let's go right hand first. There you go.
Lovely. Fits perfectly. Mum,
-I need to borrow him for some pranking. Is that OK?
-Excellent. Just take that.
And take this. And sell that stuff for a decent price, all right?
See you later. Come on, Taylor.
Meet our newest prankster, 13-year-old Taylor Smith.
Taylor is a chatterbox. His constant babbling
drives his brother berserk.
Taylor's a football fanatic. But he also gets his kicks from karate.
-Let's see if he can take pranking to a HI-YA level.
-Let's talk business. Who we pranking?
-My best friend, Rhys.
-Your best friend, Rhys. OK. Why?
Because he's always pranking me. Like sticking stuff on my back.
-What sort of stuff? Like bogeys?
-No. He's also sticking signs saying,
-And do people kick you when he does it?
-Terrible. Shall we get him back?
Before we talk about what we're going to do, let's look at Ninja Surveillance
and see what they've found out.
Taylor and Rhys have been mates for ages.
And they're always having a laugh together.
You can find them out on the football pitch
trying to outdo each other with their silky skills.
Rhys loves to joke around.
And at school, he's known as the class clown.
But let's see who's laughing when the Prank Patrol come to town.
Now, he right there, Taylor, is known as ripe for the pranking. Let's talk ideas.
-What have you thought about?
-Well, I'm thinking sport?
-Sport. A sporty prank. Oh...do I have to wear Lycra?
Good. What kind of sport?
-I love football.
Oh, sorry, Tiddles. Ah, Ninjas, have we done a football prank before?
We haven't? Good. OK, let's talk.
Football...how? What do we do?
-Well, I'm thinking like a training camp and there's a really rubbish trainer.
-I like that, OK.
-What else can we do?
-I'm thinking something technical, like a machine
that measures how hard his kick is.
-Like a shot measuring machine?
-I like that. Maybe it's the latest technology.
Maybe this coach has invested in it.
He's dead proud of it. Let's go one better.
How about if Rhys kicks the ball at the machine, hoping to find out
-how fast he can kick a ball, and then he breaks it?
-Nice. OK, good.
But to crank up the prank a little bit, we need to have some sort of embarrassment factor,
So Rhys doesn't want to be seen by anybody ever again.
-I've got it.
-Something that every football team has got.
-Gorgeous girlfriends that think they're posh.
-Somebody dressed in a costume.
Rhys is going to be a mascot?
Beautiful. OK. What kind of mascot, though? Something silly.
Something that's nothing related to football. What about a crab?
A sideways dancing crab.
That is a genius idea. One of those just for that. Lots of work to do. Ninjas.
Take us to Prank HQ.
The blueprint for Taylor's football prank is
one dodgy football coach with some very ropey skills training.
Some smashing football technology.
Add in a fake press conference, complete with a crazy crab suit
and you've got a prank that's surely going to hit the back of the net.
Welcome to Prank HQ. What do you think?
-It's cool, isn't it? This is where the magic happens,
-where we build everything for your prank. Where would you like to start?
-We need a silly coach first.
We do. And I think the Ninjas have found just the man. Follow me.
And here he is. OK, name please?
-Right, lad. Show us what you got.
What about a bit of old school, hey? Bit of Big Ron. It's a game of two halves.
It might be a bit too old fashioned.
-Taylor, what do you reckon?
-How about this? Nice and cool.
-If we win or lose, I don't care.
-You look a bit too much like a secret agent.
-What do you reckon, Taylor?
-It's too businessman for me.
-But I am the special one.
-All right, big man? You get the ball. You go round the keeper. You go down the right.
If you no get tackled you, you go past the referee.
-Take the ball round. You hit it in, it's a goal, eh?
-Score a goal for the king.
-Thank you very much.
I'd love it if you chose this as the coach.
If this is not him, I don't know what is.
You're not a million miles away with that. There's something not quite right, though. Taylor?
Lose the wig.
Perfect, you're hired.
So, from crazy coaches to crazy technology.
-This is Mike, our high tech expert. Hi, Mike.
-Hi, Taylor. Hi, Barney.
Good to see you. This is the machine we were talking about. We want to measure the power
and the accuracy of a football. Will it work?
What we've got here is a Shot Power On Target System, or SPOTS.
And all it is is a wooden frame with a piece of Perspex in the centre and some lights along the top.
Here we've got a plasma screen connected to a DVD player.
Every time someone kicks a ball against the Perspex, I'll press a button on here
and it'll bring up an estimation of the power and accuracy of their shot.
-But it's completely fake?
-Excellent. Can we see what it looks like when we throw a ball?
-Yeah. Go for it, yeah.
-Right then, Taylor. It's all yours.
-There it goes.
-So, Rhys is going to kick a football. It will hit the screen. Will he believe it's real?
He'll fall for it because of the big screen.
Excellent. Is this ready to go?
Pretty much. All we need is the cross hair on the centre so there's something to aim at.
I've got these strips here.
If you want to take that and put that on.
We do have one more question for you as well, Mike.
With regards to the Perspex screen. Do you want to ask him, Taylor?
-Yeah, when Rhys kicks the ball, will it shatter?
-Yeah, we can do that.
We'll get the special effects guys on that. When Rhys kicks the ball,
we'll change the Perspex to shatter glass. It'll shatter on impact.
-So, that he thinks he's completely broken the machine?
-Nice one. Mike, thank you very much.
-OK, we'll go and check out the crab mascot costume.
I can't wait to see what this looks like.
-Mike, we'll see you in a bit.
-How you doing? This is Taylor.
Taylor, Nat is Prank HQ's costume expert.
What she doesn't know about costumes, it ain't worth knowing.
So, let's talk, shall we? Costumes.
Rhys is going to be dressed as a crab.
Like that. To do a silly dance. We're going to try and embarrass him.
But you've decided to go one step further, haven't you?
Yes. We've decided to make Rhys responsible for this crab outfit.
Then we're going to tell him to take it into the men's changing rooms, where he's going to leave it.
He'll leave and we'll switch the signs. So when he goes back in, he'll think he's in the wrong room.
The costume's going to be on the floor. To make it worse, we'll tell him the floor has just been bleached
and therefore the costume is ruined because all the colours have run.
And it's all Rhys's fault. What's he going to do?
He's going to be really embarrassed.
Good. Bit like the costume. You can help do that if you want.
-Do you want to give it a spray?
-There you go.
Obviously I'm a bit nervous about the prank.
And I think that it's going to go well.
But always got that nervous side.
I think Rhys will react to the crazy coach a bit like, "Ha, what an idiot!"
And he'll think, "Is he for real?"
And I think he's going to actually try and get me back.
-Yeah? You going to finish it off for us?
-I will do.
-We'll leave you to it, Nat.
Good work. And while she does that, here's a prank you can do at home.
A Recipe For A Prank.
Summertime at the beach can be very relaxing.
That is unless you've learnt today's prank. Here's what you do.
Bury your feet in the sand up to your knees.
Then lie down and cover yourself up with a towel.
Put a couple of piles of sand
where your feet should be, to complete your look.
Then when someone walks by
straighten your legs, pop up and yell boo!
This prank is guaranteed to put a little spring in your summer.
So, yes, I was going to join the union for crab solicitors.
But the claws were too big in the contract.
-Ha! Is he laughing? No. So, do you think Rhys is going to look silly in this?
This costume's got to be finished off by Nat to make it look bleached and ruined.
But apart from that, everything's ready. Ninjas.
Load the van.
-Here we are, Taylor. Welcome to Prank Location. What do you think?
-Oh, it's great.
The Ninjas have picked this location because it's ideal to convince Rhys
-that this training camp is absolutely genuine. Which it's not. You think he'll believe it?
Yeah. Let's do this then. High five?
Let's get set up.
Inside it's a different setting completely. Here you can see that Mike's set up
our power and accuracy machine. How you doing, Mike?
Good. We've just got a few minor changes to do and then we're all set.
Excellent. So, you'll kick the ball at the screen.
-And Rhys is going to break it.
-That's what we like to hear. Thanks, Mike.
This will be the first room that you and Rhys get brought to.
-You'll get to meet the first character. That's Andy, our coach. How you doing?
-Good. Hi ya, mate.
-Any questions for Andy?
-When you're doing the skills,
-could you make it the wackier the better?
-I can give it a go.
But obviously with being such a skilful footballer,
-it's not going to be easy.
-We've heard all about your skills. Thanks, Andy.
All right, fellas. If we go this way we can take a look at the football pitch. So, here we are, Taylor.
Your training ground. What do you think?
Oh, it's perfect. It's just what I wanted.
We don't do things by halves on Prank Patrol.
We're not going to give Rhys the chance to doubt this is real.
I've heard the Ninjas have done some good work inside.
-Shall we find out what they're doing?
So, here we are, Taylor. This is the changing room
where all the action happens.
This hanger is where Rhys is going to put the crab costume. And then we all know what happens.
Well, the signs are going to be changed. And then when Rhys comes back in,
the costume's going to be on the floor ruined.
To crank the prank up, we're going to hold a fake press conference.
-He'll have to talk to the press. And he'll have to do the crab dance.
-I don't know.
I guess he'll just have to make it up on the spot, won't he?
-Can he dance?
-I don't know.
-It's going to be embarrassing. We're pretty much set.
A few more things need to be set on location. I know just the people to sort that out. Ninjas.
Get to it.
Now, this is the bit where I get nervous.
It's time to call Rhys and make sure he's coming. Now, let's just go through what he knows.
-What have you told him?
-I've told him that I'm going on a training camp.
-It's a special one. All the professionals went there.
-And so you're going to ring him now and say that someone's dropped out?
And that they've said that you can bring a friend along.
-So, you're going to ask Rhys.
OK, whenever you're ready, make that call.
-Hi ya, Rhys. It's me.
-I were on that training camp.
Yeah, I know. You said, didn't ya?
-Somebody's dropped out.
-Somebody's dropped out?
Yeah. So, they've asked me to ask someone and... do you want to come tomorrow?
Yeah. I'll ring you when I get back home. I'm just at Specsavers
because my glasses snapped at school today.
-I'll ring you back.
I'll get my mum to ring your mum.
All right, then. I'll ring you back in like ten minutes or so.
No. It don't matter because my mum's got your mum's number. So...
-All right, see ya.
-See ya later.
His glasses broke at school. So, he's gone to get them fixed.
-But he sounds keen, doesn't he?
OK. Well, listen, this will make you even happier. Check this out.
Hi, Taylor. It's your granddad here.
Hope you have a great day with Prank Patrol.
This is your little brother and I just want to say good luck.
Oh, that's nice, isn't it?
Lots of support there. Lovely. It's times like this, I like to remember my time on Prank Patrol.
I take photographs. Would you mind taking a picture of me?
SCREAMING AND GASPING
Oh, goodness me!
Our prankster Taylor Smith wants to prank his best buddy, Rhys,
by making him take part in
some calamity football training at Manchester City's training ground.
Will Rhys fall for our useless football coach and
his crazy inventions?
Or will the Prank Patrol team score a massive own goal?
It's all going to kick off now.
The last time we were in this room, Taylor, everything looked different.
But as you can see now, things are ready for the prank. Andy's stretching. That's good news.
Yes, looking forward to this. I'm ready for this.
-Top tips on the board ready to go.
-The best in the country.
There's the press conference set up and ready to go.
What is Rhys going to do when he dances?
He's going to freak. Just like the crab, he's going to go red.
He's going to look silly. That's what we like. Let's point out the hidden cameras. One up there.
There's one behind Andy stretching.
One up in the corner. And one just down there. Hi. OK.
This room is ready. Let's check out the SPOTS machine.
-Cheers, Andy, have a good one.
-OK, Barney, see you in a bit.
Since the last time we saw it, it's had some more wires put in. Any idea what they're for?
Sparks. Because when Rhys kicks the ball, that's going to be swapped for sugar glass.
It's going to shatter and sparks are going to fly out.
-What's his face going to be like?
-He'll be mortified.
Good. So, that room's sorted. We've got the SPOTS sorted.
-Are you sorted?
-Let's do it. Go and get changed.
-When are you going to get changed?
I have got ch... Oh, very funny.
Quick, he's coming. Ninjas, hide the van.
To recap, the blueprint for Taylor's football prank is...
one, dodgy football coach with some very ropey skills training.
Some smashing football technology.
Add in a fake press conference, complete with a crazy crab suit,
and you've got a prank that's surely going to hit the back of the net.
It's prank time!
There's Taylor and his mum waiting for Rhys to arrive.
Ah, here he comes in a taxi.
Rhys thinks he's here at the Manchester City training complex
to take part in a training day with the pros.
Little does he know but he's about to get seriously wrong footed
by the silky skills of the Prank Patrol.
Let's send the boys to meet Big Dave. And let the pranking commence.
-Right, you must be Rhys, yeah?
Hello, mate. I'm Dave, head coach.
And sports nutritionist Dave's going to get the guys into the football bibs,
complete with hidden microphones, so that we can hear everything they say.
First up, a slightly unorthodox football seminar,
hosted by none other than our crazy coach, Andy. Let's see what Rhys makes of it.
..the Shots Power On Target systems.
-Andy, I've got the next two, mate.
-Right, good. Lads, off you go. Right,
-Rhys, why weren't you here yesterday, first of all?
-I didn't know about it.
-You didn't know about it?
-Until Taylor told me.
Well, you missed all the interaction with all the other players.
We're going to be doing passing and moving.
We're also going to be doing the SPOT system.
Have you heard anything about this? Have you not told him?
Shots Power On Target Systems.
OK? It's pretty simple. There's a machine...
it can analyse how hard you hit the ball.
It can analyse how accurate you can hit the ball.
And if you can manage to get the two together, you could get 70, 80%.
Maybe like me, 90%. And maybe like me, you could maybe get a trial for Celtic.
Not that I'm showing off, but I did have a trial for Celtic.
When I was a bit older than you.
I didn't want to move, but that's another story.
Right, I'm going to give you six pointers. Number one,
winning over the ref. Have you ever tried this?
So, say the ball's gone out off your shin. It's their throw in.
-You've never gone, our ball?
-Crazy rule number two.
-Keep the ref happy. How would you keep the ref happy?
-Not being dirty.
Well, it depends where he is, doesn't it?
Here comes rule three.
Fool the ref. This is what we're going to learn today.
Fool the ref. Number four, keep on the blind side of the ref.
-Simple. What the ref doesn't see won't hurt him.
-And that's rule five.
Number six, and the most important, is always respect the referee.
Of course, you should always respect the referee and we truly mean that.
All the other rules have been made up purely to make Rhys look silly on the pitch, as you're about to see.
-One more time.
-Always respect the referee.
Thank you. I think it's time for us to see what you're all about. So, let's get out there, boys.
-So, despite the crazy tactics the coach has just taught the boys,
Rhys still seems to be believing everything. And why not?
Perhaps this could be his big break into the Premier League. And one day
he could walk out of the tunnel to play in front of thousands.
Well, let's see how he gets on in training first. First up, crab running?
Nice and fast.
Control, pass. Not to me, to him.
Of course, at the moment, Rhys has absolutely no idea that we're about to prank him. Love this job.
Watch Andy go now. Skill at it's best.
Next up, goal celebrations.
This is one of the most important exercises you'll ever learn.
It's the art of celebrating a goal.
That was me. Peter Crouch. I taught him that. So, this line...
Now remember every other boy here is in on the prank.
It's only Rhys that doesn't know what's going on.
And he's got absolutely no idea that this is all fake.
Just up to about half way. You've scored the goal there. You do your celebration
and you come back. So, think of something original.
Think about how you'll celebrate.
-Not bad. But come on, boys. You can do better than that.
Ah, well. A little roly-poly. A few arrows there. That's a bit better.
Right, we're going to do it one more time. This time I want you all to think of something original.
You've got a celebration in mind, have you, Taylor?
-Let's see what the boys come up with.
Ah, that's more like it, lads.
These celebrations are looking a lot more Premier League.
Ah, the old boot polish celebration. What a classic. Nice one, Rhys.
Gather round, gather round.
Now it's time for the boys to learn about the darker side of football.
Well, let's just say we want to...
shall we say... fool the ref a little bit.
It's the way football's gone these days, unfortunately.
Yup, the boys are about to be taught how to dive. And it's good timing.
Because I think the rain is about to set in.
I'm going to take the ball. Jog behind me. Nice and tight.
Just like you're chasing, you know, if you're a defender.
I'm away. You're trying to keep in touch with me.
Don't tackle me now. You ready?
Right, go. Stay nice and close. Nice and close.
Now, at Prank Patrol, we certainly don't support cheating in football.
But it's a great way to get Rhys to look as daft as possible
while rolling around on a wet playing field.
Quick, recover it. Up you get. Nothing wrong with you.
Rhys is really throwing himself into the diving.
So, I think it's time to crank the prank and introduce him
to the latest in sports technology,
the SPOTS machine.
It's my baby. I'm pretty proud of it.
What's the highest so far, Mike?
-I think we've got a 96.
Remember, this machine doesn't actually do anything.
-But it looks good.
-No, it won't break.
It's unbreakable glass. Literally unbreakable.
Well, it's unbreakable at the moment.
-OK, so up steps Taylor
to convince Rhys that the SPOTS machine actually works.
Good effort. That was close.
Great. So, Rhys has seen the SPOTS machine working.
So, let's send in Big Dave with the crab outfit
that the boys will have to take to the changing room for the next stage of the prank.
There's that urgent package for you, mate. Sorry.
-Brilliant, brilliant. Thank you very much. Thank you.
-There you go.
Thank you. Right, listen, is this your partner?
-Right, do me a favour.
Take that. That's for me press conference.
That's me mascot. Take that into the male dressing room.
Unravel it. It'll all be in bubble wrap.
-I'll be back in a minute.
-Then you you can have a go, don't panic.
Ah, right. Carry on, lads, carry on.
So, off go the boys to the male changing room
to hang up the mascot outfit. The boys are going to find the box is wrapped really tightly.
This is for a good reason.
Whilst the boys are struggling to get the box open, in go the Ninjas
to perform the old switch-a-roo with the SPOTS machine
by adding the shatter glass. Smashing job, Ninjas.
Meanwhile, back in the changing rooms...
-What is it?
-It's a crab. It's King Crab.
-We've got to hang it up, haven't we?
-Yeah. He said hang it up.
So, that's the crab suit planted. Let's get back to the SPOTS machine,
-because it's Rhys's turn.
-Stand back, lads.
He's allowed two goes. Two attempts to try and get 96.
GASPING AND SHOUTING
-What's going on?
-I don't know.
What do you mean, you don't know?
His kick... It must have been really hard or something.
His kick? He's not Superman, is he?
What's going on? Mike... I don't believe this!
Unbreakable glass, you said. Unbreakable! Unbreakable.
Give me that ball. What did... did you do something to the ball?
Steady on, Andy. You've managed to break our camera.
I'm sorry about that, lads. I'm sorry. I wasn't very professional.
-Who...who took the mascot to the...
-Where is it?
-In the male ones.
-Show me, show me.
I've got a feeling it's not going to be in there, though.
Because while the coach is bickering, in go the Ninjas to perform a double switch-a-roo,
with the costume in bleach and the changing rooms signs,
which all together makes a hat trick of switch-a-roos.
-Good work, Ninjas.
-That is not my...
that is my suit.
-What did you do with it?
-We hung it up!
-I told you - the male one, because of the bleach. Oh!
So, not only have you hung the costume in the wrong changing room,
it's fallen on the floor and managed to turn itself pink.
-It's going to look stupid!
-I've got a press conference.
This...this is supposed to be our new mascot.
It's supposed to red. It's supposed to be a crab, King Crabby.
When have you ever seen a pink crab?
Well, you can argue about it all day, Andy. But the fact of the matter is
that Man City's new mascot outfit has been bleached, ruined,
and all of this at the worst possible time.
Because it's just about to be unveiled to the world's press.
-And here he is, here's Coach.
-Right. Just, come in now, boys.
This is King Crab. Thanks for coming, everyone. Sorry we're late.
Can we take any questions about the academy?
-Can you tell us about your revolutionary SPOTS machine?
-Yeah, yeah. It's all going well.
We just been having a go on it, haven't we? It's unbreakable glass.
-Any more questions?
-Yeah. I have to ask, what is the motivation for the new mascot?
Is this a sideways approach to football?
Yeah, it's...yeah, it's King Crab. He's our new mascot. Which is, you know, for football in the community.
A lot of people like to take football forward. We're going to take a sideways step, as you said.
So, we've got King Crabby.
As you can see, our young model here is going to be sporting King Crabby.
-Shouldn't the crab be red?
-Well, you know, it's a semi-cooked crab.
-So, not everything goes according to plan.
-You can say that again.
You know, maybe just have a pink crab.
Come on, Crabby, give us a dance.
Obviously we're not fully prepared for...
(WHISPERS) Do a little dance. Run up and down...
Ah, brilliant. Look at Rhys.
Could he look any more stupid? That is the prank equivalent of a 40 yard screamer from the edge of the box.
But I think we should put him out of his misery for now.
-Any more questions?
-I have a question, actually.
Who's this good looking guy?
Could I ask you a question?
-In fact, no, Taylor, could you make a statement, please?
-You've been pranked by the Prank Patrol!
-How you doing?
So, let's talk about the costume, shall we? Looks fabulous.
-How you feeling, Rhys?
-That's not a real microphone. Did we get you?
-A round of applause for Rhys, everybody.
When we were doing the dive, Rhys was being competitive, like, to do the best dive.
And he were jumping all over the place. And I couldn't stop laughing
because he was, like, proper taking it seriously.
It was funny outside because we were diving and stuff.
-And I thought it was actually real.
-Best part of the prank for me? Can I have two, please?
My first one was when Rhys smashed the screen on the SPOTS machine.
His face was like really shocked and it was proper funny.
That was somebody who thought he was in trouble. Always good. Second was the crab dance.
I mean, you can't beat the crab dance. Did you see him go?
He even went sideways. Classic stuff.
I think Rhys will get me back.
But I don't think it'll be as big as what I've done.
Well, that's the final whistle for this episode of Prank Patrol.
I hope you enjoyed it. I love it when a prank comes together.
Who knows? The next time we pull a prank, it could be on you.
Now, that's what you call a hat trick.
What? Ah, referee!
That was a good joke.