I hate “pranks” like this, they’re so mean spirited. A person on heavy drugs is already having enough trouble with reality and doesn’t need some jerk messing with them, and _filming_ it, for their own amusement and that of strangers on the internet.
I have to admit I didn’t get very far with this; maybe it all ends well, but it does seem to be a very cruel prank played on someone not feeling at their best.
“… I can say ‘pants.'”
I’ve got to hand it to the sister; even in her altered state, the girl has her wits about her. I shared this with my sisters, because it’s something we would have done to our younger sister if we had thought of it.
I think messing with people after surgery like this is mean. These people went to a lot of trouble to make her believe there was a zombie apocalypse. Instead of spending time freaking her out, loading supplies and asking dog or cat and funfetti or chocolate, they should have just taken her home and let her take her pain meds and go to bed. It’s similar to that Jimmy Kimmel bit were he has parents tell kids they ate all their candy at Halloween.
What a horrible prank. At one point she was visibly upset and all that screeching couldn’t be good for her mouth, just after having her wisdom teeth removed. Not cool or fun at all, I’m sorry.
I can’t decide if this is hilarious or cruel. I’m also glad it didn’t backfire with her deciding to euthanise the cat to spare it the fate of being eaten by the undead.
“We’re not the U.S. Marines!”
Okay, I admit that this cracks me up every time I see it….but part of me feels so bad for poor Melissa. Especially when they get to the “Funfetti or Chocolate?”
The look on her face at the end bodes no good for her big brothers.
In case of a Zombie Apocalypse, I would certainly save the cat. I would have chosen the chocolate if I had to live on only one food.
That said, I would not play tricks on someone under heavy medication. She is not thinking clearly and it is unfair to videotape her in that condition. She needed to be taken home and allowed to sleep it off. Trying to think in that condition is like trying to reason through mud in your brain.
I can recall being told I was being taken to ICU and I was thinking, “Ok, I recall those letters: I is for intensive, C is for care and U is for unit. Dad was in ICU after his heart attack. ” It took me longer to define “pulmonary” when the doctor showed up to check on me.
It seems like overall, these siblings have a good relationship. I’m willing to bet this wasn’t posted until the sister was coherent enough to agree to it.
When my brother had his wisdom teeth removed, he came in the house hanging all over my dad (he’s 6’4″ and my dad is 5’10”, so that in and of itself was funny!). My dad turned him in my direction and said, “Say hi to your sister, Son!” My brother stared blankly at me for a moment, then grinned, gave a floppy wave, and said, “Haaaaaiiiuuughhh!!”
Years later, he’s bummed that no one took a video for him to show his wife or friends. Posting a video to social media without the patient’s consent is one thing, but if they come to and think it’s funny, then give the world something to laugh about!
This is seriously mean. I’ve had teeth out. Even though it doesn’t hurt until the drugs wear off, you still feel like you’ve gone several round with a prize fighter. Personally all I wanted to do was curl up under a blanket. If someone had freaked me out, made me stay in the car longer than necessary, made me choose between my pets and tried to make me remember high school Spanish, well…. Let’s say it wouldn’t end well, for them.
I would be happy to hold them down while you correct their behavior.
We have a recording of me a few years ago in recovery right after knee surgery. I was clearly stoned out of my gourd but it was quite humerous. It has never seen the internet and never ever will. No pranks played, no invasive questions asked…just “Hey honey how are ya feeling” and me saying “I feel amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing”
Have you seen the one of the young, married man who is just coming out of surgery to find his lovely wife waiting for him in recovery? He does not recall being married and she assures him that she is, indeed, his wife. “Wow!” he exclaims, “I hit the jackpot! We’re really married?”
She keeps having to tell him yes because he is so over-whelmed at his good fortune that he cannot bring himself to believe it.
I like Melissa, she’s got a very good head on her shoulders – much better than her brothers do, in fact! They tell her the general populace is under attack by cannibals (blame modern culture for her thinking cannibal = zombie): she knows they need guns, they think they need garden tools. For personal protection, she knows she needs a knife, they think she needs an tool for extending her reach.
They keep trying to rush her into making quick choices. The dog or the cat? She makes a decision that she can defend logically. Funfetti or chocolate cake? Her expression says “Why are they worrying about CAKE???” She realizes she’s not thinking clearly, but STILL has enough rationale left to ask “Why do I [younger-sister-strung-out-on-drugs] have to make these decisions?”
I do indeed hope they got her permission to share this, but if they didn’t, they have only themselves to blame for telling the world that their baby sister, out of her mind with anesthetic, is still smarter than they are.
Their absurd choices were on purpose to see her reaction. They were all on Ellen, and they were delightful. Her rationale for ultimately picking funfetti over chocolate is hilarious.
I’m more afraid that a person so doped up owns and is so focussed on getting hold of guns …
I’m more concerned that she believes in zombie cannibals. At least guns are real.
To be fair. Guns are more effective against zombies than the fake he was packing (though actually knives are best as they don’t run out of ammo)
I didn’t realize at first she had her wisdom teeth out, but it’s something my boys would do to their little sister…..minus the surgery.
That was mean to do after having her wisdom teeth out.
That hurts like hell!
I haven’t watched this because I hate pranks. I’m surprised that E-hell posted it. However, if the sister thought it was funny and agreed to post it, I guess that’s o.k.
But is she old enough to make that decision? Is she able to stand up to her big brothers if they’re pestering her? Don’t younger siblings often agree to things they normally wouldn’t to be “in with” the older ones?
There’s no reason for me to suspect anything is untoward but, when I went to YouTube and saw the thumbnail, I just ignored it.
While I normally will be one of the first people to point out that most “prank” videos that go viral are mean, I don’t think this is the case here. The important thing about pranking on any scale is knowing your audience and how they will take it. (I like to do little things like put salt in my friends’ drinks when they leave the table, but only if I know they’ll find it funny.) If you watch the interview that the siblings did on Ellen, they seem to have a really good relationship, and it looks like the brothers knew their sis would take it well.
My kids showed me a LOT of videos like this one, taping their son/daughter after being under anesthesia.
A cute (in their opinion) video to show said child when they are feeling better is one thing, uploading it to YouTube is not cool.
I refused to watch this until the whole family showed up on Ellen. Seems this is par for the course for these siblings and the sister was in on the decision to put it on Youtube. It is a funny video when you have context from the family themselves and you know the sister doesn’t feel victimized or humiliated by its content being public. They asked her in advance if they could film her, and she knew they were up to something she just didn’t know what.
I was about to post a similar comment. I didn’t watch the video either until I saw on YouTube that she and her brothers had been on Ellen. When they appeared on Ellen, and it seems like everyone in the family (even the girl) was able to laugh about it and think it was funny.
Ellen even gave her a trip to Mexico (that she can choose to take her family on with her IF she wants to).
Nothing about this video made me feel good. As a huge dog lover, her reaction to the pet question made me sad. Hopefully it’s just the meds talking, but seeing an animal as disposable just because it’s sick is awful. The rest of the video? Meh. Funny premise, but her reactions were level headed enough that I felt like I was watching a typical boring sibling spat.
“If the victim doesn’t think it’s funny it’s not a joke” is true and “Don’t tell people to lighten up.” or “Just relax it was only a joke.” are good mottoes. The opposite applies as well , as long as the victim thinks its funny , who are we to argue.
Seems mean to me too, and ethically wrong to abuse someone who trusts you and is heavily medicated besides. (Ever hear the concept of consent?) I hope that they at least asked her for her permission before posting this video. Even then, she might have felt pressured to consent, because everyone else in the family thought it “hilarious”. On the plus side, she does come off as smart, even drugged out of her skull…..”we have GUNS!!…what good is this going to do anybody?”
‘As a huge dog lover, her reaction to the pet question made me sad. Hopefully it’s just the meds talking, but seeing an animal as disposable just because it’s sick is awful.’
She was under pressure, on drugs, and trying to make what she thought was a life-and-death decision.
From someone who endured two brothers growing up This is actually pretty tame and I found it hilliarious . I lost it on “I can say pants” lol brothers will torment their sisters but will kill anyone else who tries. Gotta love them
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